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Avery Canahuati, Whose 'Bucket List' Raised Awareness for SMA, Dies

Posted 05.02.2012 | Parents

Avery Canahuati, the nearly-6-month old baby with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) whose heartbreaking "bucket list" recently went viral, died yesterday,...

Orphans Of Technology: Choosing Between Our Smartphones And Kin

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Like everything, humans included, technology resolves itself in contradiction. And yet, we must be mindful of what we are doing with technology, particularly when in the company of our children. Our emotional presence is the greatest gift we can offer our children.

Focus Is Great, But Not Without Zoom

Traci L. Stanard, CPT-NSCA, CWC | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Traci L. Stanard, CPT-NSCA, CWC

Have you ever felt off, but not know why? Stuck not knowing what to do to get back on your path to being efficient, fit, more relaxed or just plain well?

The Omer: Counting Our Days

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

The tension of being physical creatures reflecting a Divine image, of living in the present while aspiring toward the future, provides Jewish living with its energy and its hope.

Harmony and Disruption Are Part of the Same Whole

Gangaji | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The word harmony evokes equilibrium and peace. When we idealize harmony we imagine the smooth melding of opposites. The music of life supporting us, internally and externally.

If You're Not Here, Then Where Are You?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

As challenging as it may be, the most painful experience can often turn out to be our best teacher, and we may feel enormous gratitude for what we have leaned.

Stairway to Heaven

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Is it possible there is some truth to the ascension of our own spirit by way of this support system we know as the "stairway"? What would it take to purify the soul in order to begin progression of such journey while here on Earth?

Remembrance For Chev

Sayan Sarkar | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sayan Sarkar

It took the loss of a close friend and young man of 23 for me to continue my pursuit of happiness. But it does not have to be this way for everyone.

Ending Homelessness, One Garment at a Time

The Technician | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Technician

Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross will have to move over for a new company. Its name: KNo Clothing. Their mission: to end homelessness through fashion.

Real But Not True

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

When very strong emotions -- like fear, anger, or jealousy -- come up, it's very hard to resist giving up and giving into them.

'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Parents sometimes ask their children this question when they're acting up or arguing. It's not a sincere question, but rather a way in which parents try to assert control, to put their children "in their place." Sometimes, though, we find ourselves asking this question of ourselves as adults.

How Hot Is Your Anger?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Anger can be an effective expression of passion for justice and fairness, for basic rightness, for what is appropriate and humane. But anger can also be like a single match that can burn an entire forest, causing tremendous damage and hurt, wars, greed and self-deception.

ONY 2012: Catalyst for Change, Peace or Fame?

Marlise Karlin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Marlise Karlin

Being a catalyst for change is not easy, especially in a media-driven world where the press often instigates controversy solely to induce greater viewership.

The Other's Eyes -- Kony 2012

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Payvand Seyedali

Awareness can make us numb after the initial reaction. In the same way our body adjusts to tolerate new, even freezing temperatures, our souls adjust to protect us from situations that seem unbearable.

An Antidote for Our Anger

Terry Newell | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

Living is choosing. Next time you face life's pressures and pains, choose to savor something in each of those moments.

Seek and Ye Shall Find

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

You know how it goes: If you're searching for personal meaning -- in a fortune cookie, horoscope or even a HuffPost bog -- you're going to find it.

The Two Faces Of Grace

Gangaji | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The horrific face of grace can fill us with dread and fear when it appears, but if we are willing to welcome it -- as we welcome the good news of the grace of bounty -- it too brings us home.

Does Being Spiritual Make You A Doormat?

Natasha Dern | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

How does one walk the path of love, tolerance, compassion, forgiveness, etc. without becoming a doormat? This is a fundamental question, and one that's rarely addressed, if ever.

Knowing Your Body

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Over the years, I've seen the incredible benefits of placing awareness and positive attention on the vocal mechanism. What we mentally attend to -- even in the physical realm -- responds. Is the same not true for the rest of my body? For yours?

Why Yoga Is So Misunderstood: How It Has Gone From The Sane To The Bizarre

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Anyone can be a teacher as long as we chose that person to guide us, which doesn't mean that person has practiced all of the teachings or is living a yogic life.

How To Maintain Your Spiritual 'AAA Rating'

Malcolm Levene | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

To live a life that enables you to flourish, I encourage you to make the effort to be the best version of you that you can be. And know that with heightened awareness, an attitude that focuses on being upbeat, and actions that are disciplined by self rigor, you will experience yourself as being the person that you are truly proud of.

Living Transformation: The Future of Awareness

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Humanity is already moving into a new paradigm, even as we are standing in the rubble of the old one's demise. In this moment of time, when the chaos and disarray are still mounting and we cannot yet see the formation of what will follow, we can wring our hands and fall into fear, which is how the old domination model has maintained control throughout human history.

Embodying With Awareness

Willow Dea | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

Ultimately, if we "are what we teach," as Parker Palmer once famously offered, we are called to enact our deepest wisdom while we teach, parent, work, and walk through life.

What Your Heart Has To Say

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The heart is our emotional home where all our struggles, doubts and hurts are felt, as well as our longings, yearnings, joys and delights.

For the Interim Time...

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

I learn to trust that, much like the growth that takes place beneath the earth before a new shoot appears, movement and evolution may rumble below the surface before making an obvious appearance.