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A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

3 Tips to Attain Modern Success

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Imprinted within our psyches is the notion that success is something that should be visible. Until recently, it has had a rather distinct look to it.

What Is Spirituality? A Lenten Reflection for All Spiritual Traditions

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

What is spirituality? "It is," as Rabbi Kaplan puts it, "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..." Consider t...

How Laughter Can Heal the Heart and Soul

Joyce Marter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

To me, laughter is a non-sexual orgasm. My mind, body and spirit are tickled, sending waves of euphoria that reverberate throughout me. All that is negative is converted into positive waves of light and love. I greatly value the healing and connecting properties of laughter.

Car Review: The 2014 Kia's Soul Has Got "Soul"

Rita Cook | Posted 04.25.2014 | Business
Rita Cook

A funky little car that Kia has presented in 2014 with an entirely new design. The 2014 Kia Soul, well, has soul. Great for getting around the city and practical with good gas mileage, and the hatchback means lots of space for extra friends and all the extra stuff you need to haul.

Why I've Stopped Putting Anyone on a Pedestal

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

This year has been quite an adventure. I've moved from having many of my heroes on my vision board to meeting nearly all of them in real life, and in ...

How to Be Happy When Life Is Tough

Erin Cox | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I have friends who have lived through cancer, divorce, and other substantial losses who claim that periods of expansive growth, newfound gratitude, and authentic happiness followed their deepest and darkest times.

Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. fr...

Are You Strong Enough to Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We cannot see the beauty in others when we are rejecting ourselves. When we allow others to define our worth, then of course we take it personally when someone rejects us -- because we have already rejected ourselves.

Brian McKnight Connects With Fans On and Off the Stage

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

A quick thrust of legendary singer Brian McKnight's hips had concert goers jumping out of their seats suddenly sending them into pure fan-demonium....

Creating Trust in a Fear-Based Environment

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When we were children our parents or teachers did their best to connect the dots so we could see an entire picture. Remember puzzles? Where are th...

Finding Self Acceptance in the Mirror of Anger, Blame or Disappointment

Julie Genovese | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

Has anyone upset you lately? When I get rattled, generally it's by folks who: 1. Blame others (and won't change themselves) 2. Judge & criticize (...

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

What Happens When East Meets West?

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

I've been traveling to India for over 20 years, and each time I visit I find out something new about myself. I find that I have more space to love, accommodate, care, give passage and smile more.

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

5 Ways To Incorporate More Joy In Your Life

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

If you can find a reason to laugh every day, you'll find that your mood will improve, your relationships with others will seem more meaningful and effortless, and life's hurdles won't seem so daunting.

Soul-Fulfilling Entrepreneurship: What They Don't Teach at B-School

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

I am an entrepreneur that seeks soul-fulfillment as my bottom line. My decisions are made with compassion and that is ultimately what decides my level of success. I leave worry at the door and believe in myself and my company.

Dare to Be Daring

BeverlyD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
BeverlyD

Truth or dare: What gives you more energy? Someone admits as a truth they secretly admired you. It feels nice and warm? Or they be daring and walk u...

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

Enjoy the beautiful music and pageantry of the holidays. Spend time with positive, energetic people. Acknowledge your feelings, good or not so good, take especially good care of yourself and relax into the warmth and joy of the season.

The Sustaining Weave of Small Gestures

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

Small gestures matter. The light supports and helps get us through, however small the flame. Many small flames make a fire. Many threads weave strong fabric.

Including the Earth in Our Prayers

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

We are part of a magical, beautiful, and suffering Earth, whose darkening we have created with our endless exploitation. The Earth, which is so infinitely generous, needs our prayers, needs our loving, our open hearts and remembrance.

That One Time I Saw Andy Allo in Frankfurt

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Before the actual show I got to sit in on the sound check, and chat and exchange some laughs with Ms. Allo. And THAT my friends was the beginning of my "ALLOhigh".

Transform While There's Still Time

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

The mission is to prepare people before their world falls apart, so they won't be surprised and fall into panic and traumatic depression. Carolyn Baker's dream is that a better society will arise as we wisely prepare for and resiliently move through a period of suffering.

A Walking Prayer: Taking the Reins of Your Life

LD Thompson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
LD Thompson

Asking yourself periodically throughout the day, "What am I praying for?" shines a very revealing light on your thought process and the influence of your soul's design.

The Funk Embassy: What Would James Brown Think?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

At best, one would expect to get a brand new bag out of The Funk Embassy. But instead, a fusion of Blues, Soul, Rock, Jazz, R&B, a bit of hip hop, and a bit of rap is what one gets.