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My Way or the Highway

Joseph Grant | Posted 06.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Joseph Grant

One can get anywhere in Los Angeles in 20 minutes. This is as true a statement as any that can be said about the City of Angels. Any amendment to this rule will dramatically hinder one's progress. The 20-minute rule comes with a caveat or two.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: A Dazzling Conversation

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

Okay. There's Fred & Ginger. Sonny & Cher. Beyonce & Jay-Z. And then there's Bennett & Gaga. A match made in jazz heaven. Let's face it. We're dragging and sagging under heavy headlines. We all need a quick escape from global gloom, and I don't mean Soul Cycle.

Are You in Your Right Mind?

Beverley Golden | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Beverley Golden

Up until recently our world has been a left brain dominant one, yet I see that things are rapidly changing. More and more thought leaders talk about how right brain creatives will rule the world.

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

The Foundational Tension at the Base of Democratic Capitalism

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

If you want to understand a tree, you must look at the roots. If the roots are healthy, the tree is healthy. But no matter how healthy the tree branches or leaves may look now, if there is a problem with the roots of the tree, the tree has a problem. The same is true of a building.

The Zen of Mad Men

K. Ford K. | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
K. Ford K.

The finale of Mad Men was not what I expected. The day before the finale aired I was hoping Don Draper would change his name to Dick Whitman and turn his back on the advertising world.

A Rhyming Farewell Ode to Letterman

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

He's the toast of the talk show scene: Guests from Clooney to Joaquin; From Regis to Drew And Jack Hanna's zoo; Dave's better than shots of caffeine!

Fit Tip: How to Workout in Style

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 05.11.2015 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

If you're one of the many who have vowed to hit the gym and get bikini-ready by Memorial Day, I've got the perfect motivation for you to uphold your resolution: investing in stylish workout clothes you'll actually want to work up a sweat in. After all, the outfit is half the battle.

33 Self-Improvement Thingees To Read And Then Quickly Forget

M. Blazoned | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
M. Blazoned

Maybe that's what being middle-aged is all about... reaching the tipping point of self-actualization where you are like, "Oh, screw it. This will have to do."

Meditation Myth Number 3: 'I Need a Mantra'

Dean Sluyter | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

Mantras are one such vehicle -- but only one. They're soothing sounds that are psycho-acoustically suited to this settling process.

On Beyonce, Putin and Breaking Through Our Growing Illusion of Powerlessness

Lisa Bennett | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Bennett

Afraid and powerless is an awful combination, especially when it seems other people, mainly the rich and famous, have all the power. But there is another deep, perhaps less often spoken truth these days: And that is, we still want and need to make a difference.

The Apple Watch: Changing the Face of Time

Martin Boroson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Technology
Martin Boroson

It's worth taking a bit of time to consider how such a radical new timekeeping device might affect the quality of our time -- for the way we experience time and the stories we spin about time are deeply influenced by whatever technology we use to keep time and tell time.

Keep Your Mind in Shape

Doyeon Park | Posted 05.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doyeon Park

Once a week, I step on a scale that measures not only my weight, but also percentages of body fat, body water and muscle mass. When I see these number...

Goals, Rainbows and Gold

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

People usually set goals because they want the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is awesome, and pots of gold are too. But the problem with only focusing on having that pot of gold is that you completely miss the rainbow you followed to get there.

How a Non-Fanatic Female Found Football Zen During the Super Bowl

Tree Franklyn | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports
Tree Franklyn

While I never shared or understood his passion, it seemed important to him that I at least took some interest in it. But after several attempts to understand the game, even after he explained the rules to me a million times, I just couldn't get into it.

Snow Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Every winter could use a blizzard. Not for the lines for groceries or the hard commutes and cold weather faced by those outside, but as a reminder of our priorities.

A New Way to Watch What You Eat

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Colleen Morton Busch

I can't say I wouldn't pick abundance over paucity, given the choice. A Buddha might. I'm just an ordinary person who still likes to eat bacon. But in my experience, it's definitely been true that happiness tastes better when it isn't what's always in the bowl.

Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

90 Zen Teachers Pledge To Change Culture That Fosters Abuse

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

Prominent Zen teacher Eido Shimano resigned as head of a Buddhist monastery in New York in 2010 over allegations of sexual abuse. Shimano's fall from ...

The Only Detox You Will Need in the New Year

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Though nutrition is key to a proper detox, what is equally important is whether you are digesting your life or not. Is life nourishing you or eating you alive? Are you satisfied and fulfilled with the life you have created?

Manifesting Your Way to Success With UGG'S Founder Brian Smith

Aimee Hedman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Aimee Hedman

What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.

Speaking Up Is Hard To Do

Dani Alpert | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Dani Alpert

The way I saw it, I had several options: I could kick her in the teeth while I hurled epithets; I could take the Zen approach and let her be, because Karma is a she-bitch; or I could choose what's behind door number three.

Twenty Minutes: a New Year's Eve Meditation

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

For many reasons I find myself thinking of that bishop. And, those twenty minutes. And, the mysteries of the human heart.

Leonard Cohen And The Art of Stillness

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,” Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, “and at ot...

A Song and Prayer for My Teacher, Thích Nhất Hạnh

Sat Hon | Posted 01.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sat Hon

Calligraphy, Breathe, by Thích Nhất Hạnh FOR MY beloved teacher, Thích Nhất Hạnh, who is battling from a massive brain hemorrhage, I bow ...