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What We Might Learn From Robin Williams' Death

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato As shock waves resulting from Robin Williams' suicide begin to settle, we might ...

Why Buddhist Meditation Can't Solve All Our Problems

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Our muddling is forever constant because the human condition is a predicament to be continually managed, not a problem to be fixed or solved.

Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

Brainpickings.org | Maria Popova | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Celebrated Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl, born on March 26, 1905, remains best-known for his indispensable 1946 psycholog...

On Savoring Life

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Isn't savoring our lives at least as important as enjoying Reese's? For, like chocolate, this moment will be gone in a flash. So, it's probably worth paying attention to.

This Man Faced Unimaginable Suffering, And Then Wrote The Definitive Book About Happiness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Thousands of self-help books are published each year, promising the keys to happiness, transformation, and a meaningful life. But a 1946 memoir, set a...

Breaking (Through) Bad

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

What should be clear is that most events in our lives are, simply, beyond our control. The one aspect that we do control -- how we choose to react to what's occurring around us -- is the decisive factor as to how we will perceive and experience our lives.

Out of the Nest and Into the Fire

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

I never imagined that in my 50s I would find myself pushed out of my nest -- marriage, family -- and forced to learn how to fly.

Everybody Say 'OPA!'

Alex Pattakos | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

The notion of the "good life" can be viewed as the human quest for meaning, a formidable challenge that involves both making a living and making a life that really matters, that has significance.

Theater Review: Complete - A Hot Mess With Good Intentions

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Ellen Snortland

Watching Complete, a new play written by Andrea Kuchlewska, directed by Jennifer Chambers and having its West Coast premiere at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, left me -- ironically enough -- with the experience of being "ambivalent and incomplete" which may be a more apt title.

The 7 Things Everyone Wants

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The interesting thing about these ideas -- the things we most desperately want out of life -- is that they are all functions of mind, and it's clear that the human species can eat, live and reproduce just fine in the complete absence of them.

No Whining

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Life will never be perfect. We know that. But we also all know that if we practice "No whining," at least we will not make it any worse.

Revisiting the Meaning of the Statue of Responsibility

Alex Pattakos | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Alex Pattakos

No matter who wins on Tuesday one thing is clear: the country can not afford to conduct its public business like it has done over the last four years. In other words, it's time for politics not as usual! Something has to change, and it must be change that we truly can believe in.

The Secret Of Suffering

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

We have been given the ability to glimpse a sliver of reality and also to use our intellects to "see" beyond our limitations, but like small children, we cry out when we're in pain -- it's a function of our basic humanity.

Soul-Talk: Are You Suffering Unnecessarily?

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Don't let anyone judge you for your past, least of all yourself. You may have made choices, even right up to today, that have led to needless suffering. All that is in the past if you choose to respond differently today.

Soul-Talk: Are You Captain Of Your Ship Or Just Shipwrecked?

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Listen closely and you will become captain of your ship, master of your destiny. Turn a deaf ear to that quiet inner voice of your soul, and you may wind up shipwrecked instead.

LOHAS Forum: Where Generations Convene to Create a Healthier Future

Brent Green | Posted 08.18.2012 | Small Business
Brent Green

Consumers described as LOHAS are passionate about sustainability, health and wellness, personal development, resource conservation, corporate responsibility, social justice, and natural and organic products.

Miracles and Monks

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

We've all experienced the strength of negative thoughts. If we are not aware in the present moment they can quickly sneak up on us and drag us down the rabbit hole of disconnection, despair and depression.

You Don't Have to be Rich to Seek Well-Being

Annie McKee | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Annie McKee

When we are at our lowest point, hope is most powerful. When we are most stressed and troubled, finding peace within is the most rewarding. When we are most in need, small gifts are most precious.

Are You Living The Life You Want?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

If you choose to focus primarily on the external, on what happens to you, then you may well wind up settling for the life that shows up. If you listen more intently to your Soul-Talk, then you will find that you can create more of the life experience you would prefer.

Are You Trying To Rebuild Your Life Out Of The Rubble?

Russell Bishop | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

By surrendering to the seemingly daily collapse of our failed institutions and societal values, and falling into the failed cycle of blame and complain, you may be dying a death of your own choosing.

Are You Pretending To Be Independent?

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

My experience suggests that most people who proclaim independence are living an illusion and actually wind up denying themselves the very freedom they are seeking.

10 Books That Will Change Your Brain

Rebecca Gladding | Posted 08.13.2011 | Books
Rebecca Gladding

Many great books explain the science behind how your brain can change. And there are many more excellent mindfulness and self-help books that teach people how to improve their lives.

Arianna Huffington: Threading Through Life's Labyrinth

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Although she may refer to herself as an ordinary "Greek peasant girl," Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington is anything but ordinary!

The Mysteries Of Resilience

Amy Gutman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Gutman

A resilience superstar like Viktor Frankl might have found another way, but not all of us have that strength.

The Marathon Of Life: It's About The Route, Not The Destination

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Rather than simply trying to win something, enter the record books, or even cross a finish line, the idea of running a marathon now has much deeper meaning.