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The Slow Old Days

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger When Maria told me the theme for this week was "slow fashion," my first thought was, "What in the ...

The True Story Behind 'Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer'

Oral Fixation | Posted 02.16.2015 | Comedy
Oral Fixation

I'm tempted to say that when I was growing up in Kentucky in the 1950s, Christmas was a simpler affair. But of course it was simpler -- I was a kid! I had no responsibility but to sit and wait for Christmas to happen.

6 Parenting Moments I Now Miss That Totally Annoyed Me At The Time

Alisa Schindler | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

As mommy to young kids, there were so many particulars that needed tending to simply get through a day responsibly and with the least amount of tantrums -- "Not the blue bowl!!! The red!" But now that we're a bit older, a lot of these peculiarities have faded away.

Is Connectedness Slipping Through Our Texting, Tweeting Fingers? Recent Headlines Suggest We Should Be Worried

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Cunningham

I believe that although we all define and experience friendship differently, the principles of relationships are the same for all of us. And that we can adopt better social habits, that we can intentionally, and that we can start finding small ways to replace detachment with attachment.

Should Convictions About Friendship Be Listed Among Christians' Essential Beliefs?

Sarah Cunningham | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Sarah Cunningham

It's my contention that faith should take us deeper into the experience of friendship... and show us more of God. And I believe the suggestion that friendship ranks among the most important beliefs of the faith is present everywhere we find faith -- in our Scriptures, in our tradition, in our logic, in our experience.

Fantaspirations and Fallen Arches

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are, I think, two dilemmas that complicate the reconciliation of wanting what we have and having what we want. Let's refer to them as the "night on call" conundrum, and the "wrinkle in time" fallacy.

Why What 'Clicks' for Women Isn't Always Good for Women

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

How many women are left with the false impression this junk "news" sells -- that feminism is about making women unwomanly and pitting them against men, or having a right to bare arms while delivering the 5:00 news -- as opposed to the stuff that is real?

Ring-a-ling In a New Year

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
EllynAnne Geisel

I miss when telephones were special, had their own thrones upon which to set, and we engaged in conversation, not dialoguing.