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Nine Years, Three Concussions, Zero Regrets

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

No press is bad press when it comes to creating awareness and action around a disease as devastating as ALS. After the conclusion of the AFC champions...

Protecting Our Children: Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Rani Hong | Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact
Rani Hong

To be aware of this tragedy is one thing, to find out how you can help, is a solution. What can you do to help these women and children? The problem is large, yet the solution begins with one step toward spreading awareness and protecting our children and stepping up to lend a hand.

Watching TV Can Help You Realize Your Eternal Self

Bob Lingvall | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

A meditation practice leading to the understanding of our eternal self as awareness gives us just enough separation from our internal soap-opera production for us to be a little more loving, less fearful and controlling, more aware of the needs, hopes and dreams of another.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

Zen Secret Number 1, From Seinfeld

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Meditation doesn't have to be stuffy and/or elitist. We get to be who we are -- that's the whole (terrifying) point. We are so richly overflowing with treasure, each of us. Once we get up offa' our things and begin experiencing that, we begin reclaiming our treasure.

How To Live An Uncluttered Life Full Of Light

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

This year, I have decided to adopt a new way of thinking, being, and doing that continually radiates my inner core, casting a transcendent light through every moment of my life. My resolution, for now and for always, is to live an uncluttered life full of light.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.

Parents, Guns and Awareness

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 02.21.2013 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

A fact-of-life in America today is that people keep guns in their homes. Maybe you don't have guns in your house, but other parents do. So, it makes sense for parents to ask about guns every time they drop their children off for a playdate, or sleepover, or birthday party.

Back Doors To The Source

Shaman Durek | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Shaman Durek

Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Pausing is an introductory mindfulness practice, but it offers a feasible and practical technique with which to start. Over time, training attention and awareness enhance cognitive functioning and contribute to emotional balance.

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.