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The Good Life

How Joy Is Neccesary For The 'Good Life': An All Together Conversation With Miroslav Volf

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.10.2015 | Religion

Each day, human beings around the world wake up, eat, work, attend to family, and go back to sleep.  And then get up and do it ove...

How Hollywood Preys on Our Deepest Fears

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Night after night, we lose ourselves in sleep, ever optimistic that our dreams will bring comfort, inspiration and pleasure. That's not always the case, of course. Our fears can manifest in our slumbering minds and even attack our vulnerable souls.

5 Things You Can Do Now To Treat Yourself Like Company

Nancy Roman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I see too many people who don't treat themselves well. Who don't think they are worth the good ice cream. Here are five things you can do right now to treat yourself like company.

10.1 Tips From My 101-Year-Old Grandmother on How to Lead a Good Life

Douglas Danoff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas Danoff

My grandmother Helen has lived for more than a century. Born in Brooklyn in 1913, she has been fortunate to lead not just a remarkably long life but a remarkably gratifying one. She also ranks among the wisest people I know.

5 Truths about Parenting Generation Z

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

Many of us entered adulthood excited about the future. As we prepare our children to come of age, we need to focus less on our differences and more on our shared goals

On March 21st We Celebrate The Good Life

Mardra Sikora | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

On a recent road-trip to central Nebraska, my son Marcus leaned back and sighed, "This is the good life." That particular weekend there was much ado about Nebraska's slogan: "The Good Life." So I smiled in agreement while my mind wandered over the parallel metaphor to our world.

What Is a Good Life?

Kim Kalicky | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim Kalicky

My belief now is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. I think a "good life" has similar elements among people, but how we attain it and what we put into the boxes can be so dissimilar.

The Good Life

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

The truth is we end stress in the present moment--right here, right now--not once and for all. We either end stress by choosing to be undaunted and at peace the moment a stressor raises its head ... or we don't. Peace is the polar opposite of stress and anxiety.

8 Good Reasons To Move To The West Coast

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.13.2014 | HuffPost Home

It's been years since any true New York-California contest forced us to pledge our allegiance to a team, an artist, a way of life. But like record pla...

Stay Away From Drugs

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Sheldon D. Newton

In order to really succeed in life and experience the best God has to offer, we must ensure that our lives are lived by the principles which guarantee such a life.

Real Life Into Art: As Time Goes By

David Galenson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

The death of Bob Larbey last week received little if any attention on English television. Bob Larbey deserved better, because he was an artist who helped transform television.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Libertarian Purists: Libertarian on Everything -- Except Liberty

Robin Koerner | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If a libertarian world is made happy by replacing political aggression and force with the actions of people who are civil and tolerant, then we cannot expect people to come to our side if we cannot even exhibit those qualities.

Allison O'Kelly: What Does It Take to Have the 'Good Life?'

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

I took a step back, not only to give myself a chance to breathe, but also to identify the variables in my life I could control to achieve better work-life satisfaction (a term I now prefer over "balance").

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Visions for the Future: Good News and the Good Life

Robert Rippberger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Good News
Robert Rippberger

By Adrian Brannen-Jurgenson and Robert Rippberger It can be said that today it is easier to imagine the end of the world than any possibility of utop...

Chasing A Dream Around The World

Kathleen Fordyce Rohan | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Kathleen Fordyce Rohan

Betsy and Warren Talbot always dreamed of traveling. But like most people, life got in the way. They were both moving up in their successful careers, living in the suburbs and accumulating cars, a house and stuff to fill it with. Then, everything changed.

Maintaining a Vision of the Good Life in a Time of Uncertainty

Karma Kitaj | Posted 04.10.2012 | Fifty
Karma Kitaj

What does it mean to live a "good life?" For many people, it's defined by affluence and the capacity to buy material things that make our lives easier and more fun. Ironically, many who chase money are not using their hard-earned income to make their life easier, nor to have more fun.

The Real Work of the World

Wes Nisker | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Wes Nisker

Labor Day weekend marks the last sigh of summer, and just when you were starting to relax, suddenly Labor Day arrives to signal the start of th...

We All Hope For The Rich Life

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Gurney

What's your richest life? How would you describe the feeling of being rich? Forget money for a moment and think about how you would use your resources of time and money to create a rich life.

Searching for the Poetry in Life

Terry Newell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

I have a defined benefit pension, a 401K and a paid-off mortgage. I keep a calendar to track my appointments and on it we plan our vacations and trip...

Climate Game Changer: From Copenhagen to Cochabamba

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Representatives of 50 governments will meet with ordinary people and social movement leaders from around the world in Bolivia to work on solutions to the threat of climate change.

Ten Books That Influenced Me: In a Blink

Lea Lane | Posted 07.11.2013 | Books
Lea Lane

When I got my MA in English Lit I had to read more than 100 great works. I was 22, and didn't have much of an idea about the great themes or historical context. I was overwhelmed and pretty clueless. But the following books changed my life

Bring Back the Counter Culture

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

To achieve a major reallocation of wealth, those who have more than enough must find sources of contentment other than laying their hands on still more goods.