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Awe

Cultivating This Overlooked Emotion Can Boost Your Well-Being And Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

When you look at a majestic natural landscape -- waterfalls, mountain ranges, vast deserts -- what do you feel? For many, the beauty of nature inspire...

Daily Meditation: A Childlike State Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Open Letter to the Class of 2014 From a Mom Whose Son Will Not Graduate

Gisela Voss | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Gisela Voss

Most of your high school friends are graduating, Luke, and it's not that I begrudge them their milestones. It's just that on top of missing you, I am missing yours. So by way of channeling my grief into something positive, I dare write a letter to your classmates finishing college.

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

Daily Meditation: Cultivate Awe In Your Life

Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Awe Increases Religious Belief

Matthew Hutson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Matthew Hutson

An analysis of astronauts' reports reveals that for many, the awesomeness of spaceflight increased their belief in God. New research may explain why.

The Atheist That Taught Oprah About Belief

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion

(RNS) What was supposed to be a touchy-feely, one-on-one interview by Oprah Winfrey with long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad has morphed into a broader, ...

What Hawaii Can Teach Us About Seizing The Day

Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

There's a saying in the Aloha state: "Lucky we live Hawaii." You see it on shirts, hats, bumper stickers, surfboards and -- perhaps most prolifically ...

Pull Others Closer and Feel Better Together

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

These three true stories share a vital trait that can you can adopt to boost your mood -- and your value and visibility with others -- as an individua...

How Wonder Eases Worry

Polly Campbell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

When you feel yourself buried by worry, go outside, look around and also allow yourself to wonder how the universe keeps expanding and the flowers keep growing and the sun rises each day.

The Power and Beauty of Patience

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We might resolve to respond to whatever arises with loving kindness, exploring what might be discovered. Enter life, in the raw and sweaty, and the test gets real darn fast. Getting distracted from good intention can be tricky and takes a bit of doing in the reframing department.

WATCH: This Video Will Jump Start Your Life In Less Than 3 Minutes

Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News

In under 180 seconds, this video will rewire your brain and have you seeing the world with new eyes. Jason Silva, host of National Geographic's Bra...

Think Happy, Be Happy: Tips To Access More Joy

Randy Taran | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Happiness has many aspects: From quiet appreciation to living with zest and passion, it's great to explore all the various facets available to you now. Inner happiness has many entry points. Try these out and notice how good you feel.

Science And Awe Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Scientific understanding, understanding the process of fetal development or any other complex phenomenon, need not limit the sense of awe with which we approach the world around us.

Close to the Surface

Lindsey Mead | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

My 7-year-old son, Whit, held his hand over his chest. He closed his eyes, bending his blonde head slightly down, clearly paying attention to what he was feeling.

7 Things That Blow My Mind

Elad Nehorai | Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

The truth is, every moment, every second in this world is incredible. But we're just so used to it is all. If we take a moment to think about it, take a second out of our lives, we can really see how the world is, in fact, ridiculously incredibly mind-blowing.

The Beauty In Science And The Beauty In Judaism

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

But what's fascinating is that two of elements -- curiosity and awe -- are two of the driving forces behind both science and Judaism. They are what lead us to see their inherent beauty.

Awe: Understanding Our Interconnectedness

Jake Bloch | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Jake Bloch

On a deeper level, Awe is my rumination about my impressions of unity and interconnectedness as they exist on a fundamental level.

The Performing Philosophers

Jason Silva | Posted 10.19.2011 | Media
Jason Silva

There is a freshness and spontaneity to this art form, with its free-associative ruminations and ecstatic diatribes chasing aliveness, wonder and awe wherever they may be.

Doctor-Writers: What Are the Ethics?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

There is a veritable epidemic of doctor-writers out there. What is going on? Are doctors suddenly in the kiss-and-tell mode? What about confidentiality? Professionalism? HIPAA?

Humility Check: Reality is Never Wrong

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Say, something happens that you didn't expect. A classic perfectionistic thought pops into your mind: "This wasn't supposed to happen!" You didn't s...

How To See Beauty In The Mundane

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

And, it seems, they are able to reconcile the great trials and hardships of life, finding in them acts of love, compassion, and self-sacrifice.

Inner Activism: Three Tricks For A Happier New Year

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

I would hope to think freely, feel freely, and react freely, regardless of either the intensity or the restrictions in my surroundings. The same thing, of course, that I hope for in the day-to-day life I enjoy currently.

Can Arab/Muslim Countries Criticize Israel Under the UN Anti-Blasphemy Resolution?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

How do the Arab/Muslim countries of the OIC plan to continue their criticism of the Israeli occupation and settlement expansion without, in a way, violating their own proposed resolution?

What Are The Top 10 Positive Emotions?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Wouldn't we all love to flourish? Turns out, the trick to flourishing is to fill your day with positive emotions three times more frequently than negative ones.