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Awareness

Imagine Finding Yourself in a State of Bliss

Jean Grossman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Grossman

Consciousness came first, awareness came next. Maturity followed. I am sure the answers to what maturity is would be different for each of us, but answering that helped me identify my values and my goals.

A Shift in Perspective

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Holiday time -- as far as I'm concerned -- is the best time to be a New Yorker. There's life, energy, and beauty all over Manhattan. I sincerely thought I was paying attention to the greatness of it all -- until this past Friday afternoon, that is.

Barriers to Change in America

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Americans who aspire to see America truly thrive need to understand that it is a battle to implement any substantial change in America, but this is a battle worth having - not just for our own sake, but for the sake of future generations.

I Don't Know What I Don't Know

Daniel Fein | Posted 02.10.2013 | College
Daniel Fein

I had a mission before the election because I knew that I was lost when it came to politics. The stories and information during political segments of the news seemed to go in one ear and out the other. I had a knowledge gap, a void that I wanted to catch in its tracks.

'We Are Not What We Do'

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

It would be easy to get lost in all kinds of philosophical arguments about how we define who or what we are. This is about finding some space in the mind, less judgement, a greater sense of perspective, in which we see this fundamental truth for ourselves in a very direct and personal way.

Are You Living Your Own Life, Or Someone Else's?

Rob White | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Choose freedom. Dare to think for yourself. Your very choice is an expression of affection for the true you. I think Alan Watts would agree there is no more noble act than to elevate your consciousness above the roar of what others have to say, so you can hear what you have to say.

This Will Nourish Your Soul (And You Can Find It Just About Anywhere!)

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

To let go and fall into the arms of silence carries us into the sweetness of surrender. It is to become a master in the humble art of living.

Searching for Now: How to Be Where You Are

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Here and now are our birthrights -- like life. Do we need to do anything in this moment to be alive? No. Life takes care of life. Do we need to do something to be in now? No. It is already -- and always -- now. It can only ever be now.

Dividends of a Difficult Mind

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

Most days, I am attempting peaceful coexistence with my ego mind. Knowing that I have a higher mind helps, but the voices of the lower mind chatter and yell as if they are the masters of my universe.

The Benefits Of Expressing Love (PLUS: 5 Love-Centric Questions To Meditate On)

Tara Brach | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The more we pay attention to the sense of another's love, to a place that provides beauty and ease, to our own strengths and aspiration, the more we connect with the heart space that will offer a healing refuge.

11 Ways Silence Can Strengthen Your Soul

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

As soon as we enter into silence, there are gifts that renew and strengthen our essential selves. These gifts are qualities that enlighten and bring real joy. I call these qualities "muscles of the heart."

Getting to Zero AIDS Cases in America -- Can We Do It?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.28.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

Saturday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. The theme this year highlights our public health goal of "Getting to Zero" -- that is, zero new cases of HIV. We couldn't be further from this goal, especially in the black community.

Love and Competitiveness

Garret Kramer | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

To me, if you want to perform your best, love, compassion, spirit, and concern for others are absolutely essential, and here's why: They don't require deliberate thought. They are the byproduct of consciousness.

World Toilet Day November 19th

Gary White | Posted 11.15.2012 | Impact
Gary White

How much do you know about the water and sanitation crisis? Take a short quiz with Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, to find out.

Advice From The Buddha For President Obama

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

There have been some great achievements in the last four years, as well as promises that haven't been kept. But perfection is knowing one's own imperfections, which gives us the ability to get up each time we fall.

5 Ways To Feel More Fulfilled Today

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It is interesting how a time of apparent scarcity brings about awareness. We may feel the strain of the power outages and the lack of convenience in our lives, but in being disconnected from our daily routines, we are actually more connected than ever before.

Spare Change? The Elective Interdepence of City Life

Lindsey O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsey O'Neill

As he hands me a paper, I hand him a dollar in exchange, and the makeshift barrier that exists between two different social classes of people is broken down by both of our authenticity in this experience.

Synchronicity

Trish Kinney | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

An odd feeling comes over me as fall starts to creep into late summer. It isn't necessary to consult a calendar to know that all my cancer anniversaries are lining up.

Change Is Messy

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Ruth Neubauer

Listening to the debates aroused my curiosity about Mr. Romney's understanding and practice of Patience, which comes with its partner Self-control and...

6 Ways To Become More Self-Aware

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Out of fear, we learn to override our darkness or operate over the top of it. Here's the problem with this strategy: Suppressing our shadow doesn't vanquished it, it only pushes it off the screen of our conscious awareness.

Style and Comfort: Ways to Make Your High Heels Work for You

Stacy Barrows | Posted 12.09.2012 | Style
Stacy Barrows

Yes, high heels can be bad for you. But, if you want to wear high heels, here are some tips to wearing them responsibly, remaining as injury-free as possible and enjoying your pumps on a regular basis.

Spina Bifida Awareness Month

Carla Lohr | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Carla Lohr

I have Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele. I can personally say that life with it is not as bad as people assume. I have accomplished all my goals thus far. My goal in life now is to help change the public's perception of people with this disability.

Seeking: Its Inherence, Beauty, and Pitfalls

Ellen Davis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

That which is seen in that which is sought is one and the same as that which is seeing. That which is seen can only ever be seen by itself. If that which is seen by you was not awake in you, you would not be able to see, hear, or recognize what you see.

Could Your Child Be a Bully? From Carrie Goldman (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

When Carrie Goldman, parenting expert and author of "Bullied", joined me on Mondays with Marlo I just had to ask her if she had any tips for parents t...

The Urgent Call to Stillness

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

In stillness, we hear ourselves clearly, and we hear others too. Stillness rings like a bell struck during meditation; it is pure and precious.