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How Do Change And Loss Help Us Grow Spiritually?

KidSpirit | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

We go through changes every day, whether they are minor or major. We do not necessarily have to be optimists to see the good in every situation, nor pessimists to feel betrayed and lose hope.

I Had It All, or So I Thought

Don Dianda | Posted 08.20.2012 | San Francisco
Don Dianda

I woke up during my junior year of college: I had had enough. The drinking didn't do it for me. The partying didn't do it for me. Vegas, Miami, L.A., didn't do it for me. I had been living in a dream and I was finally beginning to realize it.

Is It a Friendly Universe?

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

We can change negative thinking into positive thinking and maybe free ourselves from the imprisonment of limited perception. It requires two main ingredients: awareness and enthusiasm.

Breathing Eternity Into Time, Part Two

Ellen Davis | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

Depending on where identity lies, there are many ways we can experience or speak about "step by step" or gradual and sudden awakenings.

Just Being

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Divorce
Steven Crandell

Mother Teresa once said there is good in everyone. Of course, to my knowledge, she never experienced separation or divorce. Mother Teresa went on to ...

Eating Your Way to Happiness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We all need to eat, but what we eat and how much we eat varies enormously. Few of us only eat when we are hungry, and only what we need rather than what we want.

Breathing Eternity Waves Into Time, Part One

Ellen Davis | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

The footprints we leave, danced in that awareness, change the face of the earth, as all footprints do. Yet these create a path toward the freedom that is our birthright and the freedom from which they come.

A Mindfulness Practice For Weeding The Garden Of Your Mind

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When you stop and consider how many thought-seeds are blown, dropped, or purposefully planted in your mind on a daily basis, it may cause you to tend to your mental garden with a bit more regularity.

Let's Look at What We Call the 'Mind'

Ellen Davis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

When you are no longer identified with and through "mind." when you can see your thoughts and beliefs for what they are (and not reality), there is no need to divide against them and mind.

Can a Chimp Outwit a Scientist?

David Edmund Moody | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green
David Edmund Moody

Scientists are mistrustful of anthropomorphism, the tendency to attribute human qualities to animals and other non-human entities. But what about the equal danger of the insistence that certain abilities are unique to humans?

Paradise Is In Your Mind

Nitika Chopra | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Believe in your power, broaden your perception and be present with it all. Paradise is in your mind. Start there and never stop having hope.

Lessons From Tenderness

Ellen Davis | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

Tenderness is a great teacher -- coming to it in our culture is grace and wisdom. The tenderness of allowance and the allowance of tenderness starts with the way one is with oneself.

What About Your Sexual Intelligence Quotient?

Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver

When we are aware of being at choice regarding our sexual beings, we can tap into and use our sexual energy in a multitude of ways, depending on what we want to create in our lives and relationships.

Fear And The 'Anti-Change Factor'

Guy Finley | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Guy Finley

It isn't something of which most of us are aware, but we human beings are "marked" with a certain strange feature, and that is: We want to change.

Autism and Chemicals, Cancer Report Under Fire and Kudos!

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Congratulations to these amazing visionaries; we are so grateful for their support and thankful as they continue to expand the healthy parenting movement!

Can We Remove Thoughts From The Mind?

Sadhguru | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

There are certain types of meditations where you simply sit and notice that you are "here" and your mind is out "there." There is a clear distance between you and the mind.

Mindful Anger Management

Laura Harvey | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Harvey

We can gain vital information about ourselves and what we believe about the world when we look honestly at our anger. But when we react unconsciously, repress our anger or get caught up in it, it becomes counterproductive and negatively affects our health and relationships.

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.