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Spiritual Practices

Why I Can't Take Communion Anymore

Kelsey L. Munger | Posted 07.17.2016 | Religion
Kelsey L. Munger

Every so often I find myself in a loving little Lutheran church on Sunday mornings. A friendly usher stands next to our pew as I flash her my best “...

3 Spiritual Practices For Anxiety-Packed Moments | Joann Pan | Posted 12.04.2015 | OWN

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically sp...

The Best Way to Transform Your Worries

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo: by David Marcu My son had been fighting for days with a viral infection. Sleep had only come to us briefly and lightly between hi...

4 Spiritual Practices That Will Get You Through The Roughest Times

Posted 10.22.2014 | OWN

The author of The Endless Practice shares some unexpected ways to get through challenges both small and large. By Mark Nepo Being opened quietl...

Making Your Body Your Temple

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

Your breath is the thread connecting pose to pose, stringing together the beads of your practice so that you can hold your intention in different ways, in different containers, seeing which form offers the most meaning for you today.

Is Gratitude Good For Body And Soul?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

As religious Americans face the inevitable chaos and harshness of 2013, perhaps we should covenant together to offer thanksgiving for the gifts of grace and love and relationship hidden amid life's rubble.

Rejecting the Wanting Self

Tara Brach | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

As the monk in the Zen tale shows, if we push away desire, we disconnect from our tenderness and we harden against life. We become like a "rock in winter." When we reject desire, we reject the very source of our love and aliveness.

WATCH: A Meditation For Releasing Inner Conflict

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

I just finished the first 56 hours of my Kundalini teacher training and I was inspired to vlog about the importance of a committed spiritual practice. In this video I offer you a Kundalini meditation called "Inner Conflict Resolver Reflex."

Yoga and Qigong: Two Streams From a Single Source

Sat Hon | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Sat Hon

In the hunt for the common ancestor of yoga and qigong, one discovers that unlike its progenies, it existed in a form that has long vanished in the sa...

WATCH And Be Inspired

Tim Freke | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Tim Freke

My hope is that we have created a poignant little film that will touch both those who have an interest in spirituality and those who don't see themselves as spiritual at all.

10 Benefits Of A Spiritual Practice

Maggie Lyon | Posted 03.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Ultimately, you must summon the courage to make room for spiritual practice, and the experiment that it is. You must be willing to face whatever arises within this uncanny vehicle and to touch the sacred in yourself every precious day.

My Big, Gay Kinky, Universal Unitarian Christmas Spectacular! (PHOTOS)

Amy Shiner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Shiner

After joining the Universal Unitarian Church this past year, one of the major questions for me was, "What is my holiday going to look like, with my Catholic background meshed with my own beliefs?"

A Contemplative Life: The Final Stage Of Spiritual Pilgrimage

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

I am moving beyond spirituality and its program of self by becoming more contemplative. I judge less than I ever have before. I try to listen carefully.

What's The Rush? A Response To Our Culture's Crazy Pace

John Backman | Posted 05.27.2011 | Religion
John Backman

When we spend time in the presence of the Eternal, our activity suddenly seems less urgent. A sense of purpose, rooted in that reality, begins to grow within us.

Can Religion Make Us More Civil?

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Backman

The connection between ego and incivility is so simple to articulate and so difficult to resolve. Here is where I believe religion can play a key role.

3 Essential Questions You Must Ask Yourself When You're Stuck

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Exploiting what raises our blood pressure sells. The question is: are we using the same unhealthy approach in our own lives? How have you interpreted your circumstance or condition?