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Body Image Issues Are Not Just For Women

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

The truth is women are not the only ones who can suffer from poor self-image. And to assume that men don't is absurd.

9 Amazing Ways Your Body Is Younger Than You Think

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart and Sara Schwartz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The human body really is miraculous. Every second of the day, it orchestrates a life-sustaining symphony of circulati...

Clear Your Clutter and Change Your Life

Tamara Star | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Welcome to the new year! It seems once we pass the New Year's mark and notice spring just around the corner, a universal reset button activates new...

An Open Letter To My Body

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Body, I'm truly grateful to you. I'm done ignoring, overlooking and pushing your wisdom aside. I'm going to listen to you. In important matters, like career, love, friendships and family, I'll trust your guidance. Please help me sense what matters.

How To Let Go Of Fear And Insecurity

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day to day life, a small amount of fear or insecurity can be beneficial, in that it keeps you on your toes and motivated.

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

The Difference of Life in Spike Jonze's 'Her'

Marcie Bianco | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Marcie Bianco

Jonze's cinematic discourse is on love, and Her is an exploration of how love can survive when the individuals who are in love not only inhabit different material spaces but different temporalities.

Thank Your Body

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

Have you taken the time to thank your body today? We look at our bodies more and more with disdain than with love, which perpetuates the negativity we feel towards ourselves.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

The Gap In My Toddler's Vocabulary I'm Struggling To Fix

Robyn Welling | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Robyn Welling

When it comes to pee-pees and hoo-has, some parents get all fired up about when we should teach our kids about their... um... "down there" privates, and what to call them.

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

Your Body Is Talking. Are You Listening?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

As the world becomes more and more connected, isn't it astonishing that many of us manage to stay current with the status updates of our 500-plus Facebook friends? Yet when was the last time you checked your body's status update? It's probably time to friend yourself.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

The Skin You're In: 4 Notes on Pregnancy and Postpartum Body Image

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Our culture, especially among certain social classes, makes no secret of how very important it is that women "get their bodies back" instantaneously.

Uncommon Wisdom About Your Body, Lifestyle and Spiritual Awareness

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

The thing I've come to understand is this: We do have everything we need but we often aren't accessing it. It's like having one of those unbelievably powerful super computers and not plugging it in.

Can You Medicate Meditation?

Tara Brach | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There are no absolute recipes for working with the issue of taking medications. In making choices on our path, it's important to ask ourselves whether or not they will serve awakening and freedom. Our best answers are found by honestly looking into our intentions.

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Will T.D. Jakes Return For 'Jumping The Broom' Sequel?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.19.2013 | Black Voices

Having solidified his name as a producer in television and Hollywood, while also leading The Potter's House mega-church in Dallas, Bishop T.D. Jakes ...

Here Come the Water-Works: (Un)professional Tears

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

As a physical expansion in which the self overflows its borders; crying is an act of resistance against the boundaries that cannot be crossed. (Language, what a feeble bridge!)

You Gotta Face It to Fix It

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

If you won't face what is wrong in your life, in your spirit, in your world then you will never realize your full potential in life. Carrying baggage weighs us down. It is only when we release the baggage that we can soar to greater heights and be who we are meant to be in all of our splendor.

What 'The Mindy Project' Gets Right About Body Image

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

"The Mindy Project" challenges the idea that body acceptance is a herculean task that inevitably consumes all women. Neither Kaling nor her character on the show, Dr. Mindy Lahiri, have time for that.

A Look at Eyeball Tattoos and Extreme Body Modifications

La Carmina | Posted 06.16.2013 | Weird News
La Carmina

At underground parties, it's not unusual to see people in novelty contact lenses, which can re-create the golden glare of a tiger or the blue-in-blue of a Dune Fremen.

Want To Still Your Yo-Yo Mind? (WATCH)

John-Roger | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Roger

That Utah night so long ago was a turning point in my awareness because, at 16, I realized that there is something other than my mind that is part of my being. I realized that if I could say, "I want my mind to leave me alone," there was another part of me identifying myself as "I" and "me."

The Best Way To Recover After Divorce

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 05.13.2013 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

Your body still loves you. And the more love you give it, the more it will love you back.

How Becoming a Mom Improved My Body Image

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I was frightened of passing down my body obsession and eating disordered history to daughters. With boys, I thought I'd be safe. Boys eat and run and eat some more. Boys don't ask if they look fat in their jeans, right?