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Belief Systems

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

The Art of Easing Up

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

The act of letting go could feel like defeat, resignation or even passivity, but it could also be construed as a powerful declaration of trust -- trust that the universe knows what it's doing.

10 Beliefs That Are Holding You Back

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

You may not want to disappoint those closest to you, but it is your life. When you don't change, you keep doing the same thing over and over, perhaps expecting a different result. Albert Einstein referred to this as the definition of insanity. You're not insane, are you?

Did Al Assad Lie to Charlie Rose?

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

"Assad was a master of evasion, dodging, weaving, demanding absolute certainty; he treated the interview as a game of chess, making the necessary moves to avoid having to admit the evidence he knows (I believe) is there."

10 Beliefs That Undercut Your Happiness

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

These deeply-held beliefs and faulty assumptions prevent us from putting ourselves out there and taking risks, strategies that happy people rely on to succeed. They also prevent us from having those tough conversations, whether with ourselves or with important people in our lives.

'All The People I Respect Are Non-Christians'

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

My friend was having trouble reconciling the fact that I am both a scientist whom she respects and someone who calls himself a Christian. How do I tell my friend that being a Christian has not always been foundationally defined on belief, but a transformative way of newly living, a faith?

What Binds Us

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

In houses of worship, we share so many important milestones of our lives. We are a community, unlike any other. This amazing, intangible, but palpable, "mystery" of the Holy is what gives us common ground on which to stand.

Why Do Evil and Suffering Exist?

Jeffrey Small | Posted 03.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeffrey Small

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoCan we combine the insights from religion and science in making sense of death and suffering?

What's Wrong With Right?

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

These days, it's important to look more closely at things like food labels for our health. Isn't it equally important to look at our views on who and what is right?

Domination as Politics

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Citizens -- real ones, not the corporate impostors -- across the United States defied the odds in 2008 and elected a president who has not rejected our revolutionary distaste for domination.

What's in It for Me?

Irene Tanner | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Altruism is a lofty aspiration. The do-gooders of the world are widely revered for their pureness of heart, selflessness and generosity. Could it be that they have an ulterior motive? Even if their reward is simply to feel good about themselves?

Break Free From Anxiety: Change Your Belief Systems

John Tsilimparis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Because our beliefs are so powerful, we actually may be shocked that others could think the way they do. How could they believe that? They must be crazy! We may even become suspicious of them for thinking so illogically, and more importantly, for thinking so acutely opposite to us.

How Our Beliefs Shape Our Actions In The world

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

It became clearer to me that how we relate to our "beliefs" may be more important than the belief or knowledge itself.

The Destination May Be Prosperity, but What About the Journey?

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carolyn Ziel

It seems that in order to be successful, and wildly so, we must adopt an attitude of prosperity while infusing passion into the business.

Break the Habit: How to Stop Worrying

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Worry is a prevalent habit, and since it is annoying rather than disabling, many worrywarts don't recognize themselves as anxious. In fact, worriers o...

What Do You Believe? Conscience vs. Reason: Can Values Be Fact?

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Solod

Belief systems are a funny thing. They're hard felt, hard won and nearly impossible to shake. And unfortunately, most of them are often built on thi...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: 3 Minute Cure

Janice Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

Language is important. Our actions follow our thoughts. Your first step to healthy living may well be to simply listen to your words, the phrases that you spin and then, if need be, stop and rewrite them.

Thanksgiving(?) Again

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

I was attacked for an earlier post as un-American for acknowledging Canada's Thanksgiving celebration and for not celebrating America's. Rest assured! I fully intend to celebrate next month as well.

Reinvention is the New Black

Tevis Trower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tevis Trower

If either your bank account or your emotional reserves are bleeding red, reinvention just might get you back to a positive balance.

End Days, Laughing in the Face of Armageddon

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

End of Days is a quirky family comedy underscores the vulnerabilities and aspirations of human beings who have survived trauma and even the threat of annihilation.