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The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.16.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

The Day I Stopped Trying To 'Cure' My Son With Autism

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

The doctor was brisk without being bristly, matter of fact in the most consolatory ways. He said lots of things that day that left Dominic's father and I with a mixture of understanding and fear. It was the first time someone spoke harshly, honestly to us about our son's condition, a condition that was just starting to infiltrate every corridor of the media and overwhelm our functioning.

How to Turn Fear Into Fearlessness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Where fear contracts, love embraces. Love embraces fear, can hold it like the sky holds the rain and wind. Love embraces your weaknesses and in the embracing they grow into strengths. Love holds fear gently and transforms it into fearlessness. Love is letting go of fear.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

Sister Jenna | Posted 12.01.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

The peace found deep within would be worth the attempt to move our comforts of fear to love, and loving each other the same, not only those who agree with our side of the story.

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

The Rich Earn This Much Money While Going Number 2. Here's Why We All Should Give A Crap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Bill Gates makes $249,435 every time he goes No. 2. Well, that's according to the team at Rehab Studio. In order to raise awareness about the impor...

The Case For Social Media and Hashtag Activism

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 11.13.2014 | Technology
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

I propose that the use of social media as an instrument for activism will follow, if not already is, the same trajectory. Social media is one of the most powerful forms of activism, and (dare I say) a catalyst for change. Here's why.

The Social Media Mirage (and What We're Missing)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

After a steady onslaught of social media, is it any wonder we sometimes feel numb to the suffering -- or joy -- of others?

3 Steps to Experience the Perfect Imperfect Moment

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Life is too precious to waste it lost in our heads, evaluating ourselves, one step removed from our own experience. We can more fully live our life by paying attention to our senses and being willing to feel what we are actually experiencing at any given moment in time.

Is Your Mind Like A Drunken Monkey?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's vital that we make friends with meditation. It's no help at all if we feel we have to meditate and then feel guilty if we miss the allotted time, or only do 10 minutes when we'd said we'd do 30.

Act With Kindness, Because You Never Know

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

None of us has to come clean and share anything we don't want to share. We have a right to our privacy and our dignity (there's nothing worse than losing it with people you don't trust to handle it).

The Power of Visionary Women

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Thanks to the eyes of these photojournalists, I feel so much closer to all these women portrayed. I do not exactly know where they all come from, but I know for sure they are my sisters as well.

Do Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns Downplay The Disease?

Deseret News | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

With glib slogans like, "Set the tatas free," National No Bra Day's aim is, according to related breast cancer awareness campaign Save the Tatas, "to ...

Rethinking Community Service: You Can Fight Ebola by Joining Online Mapping

Dannia Guzman | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Dannia Guzman

It turns out that there is a simple way each and every one of us can help. That is through a humanitarian mapping global collaboration.

How To Turn Your Negative Mind Into A Positive One

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

No one can change your negativity for you. We can change the way we look, where we live, even who we live with, but unless we connect with who we are inside then none of those external changes will make much difference.

Watch How Passersby React To Domestic Violence In Public

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact

Warning: The video above features actors, but some readers may find the footage disturbing. In a revealing social experiment, passersby respond in...

How To Survive Mercury in Retrograde

Donna Henes | Posted 12.04.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

Most of us dread Mercury in retrograde. We think of it as an extremely negative period, a frustrating time filled with irritating technical problems, confused communications, and mishaps. Mercury in retrograde has a very bad rap, indeed.

Yom Kippur: The Fortitude of Forgiveness

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Jessica R. Dreistadt

This year, I will be observing Yom Kippur in a non-traditional way -- as usual. I typically spend the day alone at the beach, where the rushing waters...

Can Yoga Change the World?

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When an Eastern or Indian Prime Minister addresses the United Nations and dedicates some of that time to add that there should be an International Y...

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

'What Is Dystonia?'

Noel Valero | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Noel Valero

I went undiagnosed for 17 years and received my diagnosis of dystonia in 2007. That was the first time I ever heard of it, and I considered myself to be a well-educated person. I spent years feeling sorry for myself, living as a recluse, ashamed to be seen in public with my symptoms.

Link Between Awareness and Getting Stuck in the Rain Finally Found

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilya Zeldin

If you agree that by and large people are pretty lousy self-evaluators, then my argument is simple: The best way to increase self-awareness is through feedback from peers whose opinion you trust.

Your Next Dinner Conversation: Child Trafficking and Slavery

Rani Hong | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Rani Hong

Child trafficking and slavery aren't commonly discussed around the dinner table, but why not? More than 100,000 children are trafficked in the United States every year. However, most people don't know that, nor that it affects children in their own communities