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The Butterfly That Lands on Her Feet

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

If you continue to ask everyone else who you are, without having any understanding of who you want to be, you will be swept away by the wind with no direction.

The North Is Angry, Too

Brian Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Brian Stone

I had the privilege to stand armed watches for my country. However, the privilege to stand those watches required intensive training, strict safety practices and yearly re-qualification. I'm shocked by how many people are resisting common-sense gun safety measures.

The Secret To Feeling More In Control

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

If you're struggling -- if you're feeling out of, or the need for, control -- it's less likely that something's wrong with the object of your desires, and more likely that there's something you've been unwilling to give up in order get what it is you say you want.

My Resolution: Take Charge of My Happiness

Felice Shapiro | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

By making resolutions, we attempt to make ourselves feel we are in control, that we can decide how we will live our lives. But this week, I am not feeling like I'm in the driver's seat, as a flurry of sickness and death has overshadowed the holidays.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Living in God's Holy Thoughts (Light)

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Grace is always extended, something that becomes clearer each time I remind myself that healing is an ongoing process and never a final destination.

The Little Paw

Stacey Forman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Stacey Forman

Knowing tough moments will become more often in the future is difficult, but for now, I'm focusing on the present. I'm enjoying the innocence.

The Deal We Get

Wendy Bradford | Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

We have no guarantee of numbers. We think our days are infinite but they are not. One will be the last. And this not the hardest part. The hardest is knowing those we cherish will share our fate; we can make no deal to change that.

Why We Must Fight for Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Imagine a world where all of humanity feared less. Where we found less of a reason to await potential tragedy of every shape and size.

Feasting as Families Age... Mindfully!

Connie Corley | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Connie Corley

In anticipation of holiday gatherings with family, frequently gift yourself with the mindful practice of sitting with the breath, appreciating the air, sipping seasonal drinks and really tasting each drop. Feast on feelings, honor each morsel of the moment.

What Kids Need Most

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
Brian D. Cohen

Yesterday, I got a Facebook message from a student I taught 25 years ago, saying "Perhaps you don't remember what it is I need to apologize for, and a...

Non-Attachment As A Spiritual Goal

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 02.10.2013 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

The spiritual literature tells us that an attitude of non-attachment is a goal in spiritual development, or an endpoint on the road to enlightenment. What does this mean?

4 Ways To Surf The Waves Of Change

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Without change in ourselves we become stifled and stagnant; without change in the world we will not survive. Such impermanence means that every difficulty, challenge, joy, or success will, at some point, be different: This too shall pass.

3 Ways To Ease Stress When Life Seems Plain Messy

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

The dramatic storylines actually create the drama in our lives. By focusing on future uncertainties and fabricating the details around what might happen, we get plenty of present-moment stress that fires up our cortisol levels and makes it harder to cope with the reality of our situation.

How Turkey Day Flexibility Can Lead to Success in Life

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

As much as we look forward to sharing the bounty at our holiday tables with friends and family each year, some parts of the long weekend can be a little trying.

Practice Mindfulness To Change Your Self-Perception

Tara Brach | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The two parts of genuine acceptance -- seeing clearly and holding our experience with compassion -- are as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird. Together, they enable us to fly and be free.

How I Learned To 'Opt Out' Of Weight Loss Hysteria

Jezebel | Posted 10.25.2012 | Women

Growing up, I spent a lot of time on diets. At first, it was just something I did to make my parents happy; I didn't really care too much, I had other...

What Makes People Strong?

Linda Durnell | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

I believe each of us has an innate capacity for strength and throughout our lives, we develop -- through conditions we find ourselves in -- the skills to be secure, passionate, formidable and determined.

Beautiful Insanity

Tokoni Uti | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Tokoni Uti

Fear. Then a shallow illumination. / Wrapped in an oddity that defies confrontation. / Suicidal, but a lot to be heard.

Dating After Breast Cancer

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Many of us are young, single and have our whole lives ahead of us -- dating, sex and love should not be off the table.

Hear With Your Heart

Irene Tanner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Since what is resisted persists, acceptance of "what is" helped remove the actual source of discomfort: the anger of intrusion on my peace and rest.

What Our Dogs Can Teach Us About Gratitude

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I think we could all learn something significant from dogs regarding the nature of not just giving, but receiving. There seems to sufficient conversation around the need to be a good giver, and appropriately so, but there is little talk about the other end of the stick.

Progress Is Perfection

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

I implore you to give yourself the grace to dream things could be different, the kindness to ask what that would mean for you, the fortitude to find out how you could realistically get there, and then have the patience and diligence to follow it though -- seeking out help when you need it

Free Yourself From Your Deep, Inner Fears

Tara Brach | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When we practice Radical Acceptance, we begin with the fears and wounds of our own life and discover that our heart of compassion widens endlessly. In holding ourselves with compassion, we become free to love this living world.

How To Accept What Is

Tara Brach | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Sometimes when I talk about "Radical Acceptance," I like to tell the story about Jacob, a man who, at almost 70 and in the mid-stages of Alzheimer's disease, attended a 10-day retreat I was leading.

The Top 10 Most Valuable Life Lessons

Luminita Daniela Saviuc | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Luminita Daniela Saviuc

Do you ever stop to observe your own thoughts and behaviors, to observe yourself and your life? Do you ever wonder why you are doing whatever it is that you are doing?