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Celebrating New Year in the Fall

Donna Henes | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Donna Henes

May this autumn usher in an entirely New Era for the whole of humankind, wherein each and every person might have enough to eat each day. May we harvest together the offerings of our mutual Mother Earth and feast together as a family in the spirit of cooperation, communion, and commemoration.

Chicago Gears Up for the James Beard Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The impact of so many great chefs and excellent restaurants can be felt by the James Beard Foundation announcing its nominees in Chicago, rather than New York.

Making Your (Wedding Day) List and Checking it Twice

Sarah Shewey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Shewey

With some simple pre-planning you can ensure a smooth and seamless wedding, free of unwelcome surprises -- the ones you can control, anyway.

8 Ways To Honor Deceased Loved Ones At Your Wedding

The Knot | Posted 05.27.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

By Bridget Clegg for TheKnot.com Your wedding day is a celebration with loved ones, so it's only natural to want to include those relatives who have ...

What Many Couples Lose Sight Of When Planning Their Big Day

Anne Naylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

You are celebrating the commitment to love each other for the rest of your lives. What will make your ceremony meaningful, memorable and an occasion that will live on in the years ahead?

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

How I Got F*cked by Burning Man, and Other Sacred Ceremonies

Leah Lamb | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Leah Lamb

So there I was, walking through the desert, tears streaming down my face, wondering why the hell I had spent so much time and energy to get here. This is not what I came for, I was thinking to myself as I watched yet another tutu-clad raver bop on by.

3 Keys to Make Your Wedding Cermony Special

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.27.2013 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

Couples and their guests often comment that their wedding has been the best they have ever attended. What makes the difference? Each ceremony is personalized for the couple. It is their day.

It's Called Common Sense... 5 Super Obvious Tips for Wedding Guests that are Always Missed

Bitchless Bride | Posted 09.29.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

As I make my way to a wedding (that I am attending, not planning) I can't help but think about all the shit that really pisses me off about your wedding guests, bridey.

My Favorite Wedding Décor Trends

Amanda Waks | Posted 09.01.2013 | Weddings
Amanda Waks

When it comes to wedding décor, I believe that less is more. Beautiful blooms combined with special touches here and there are all you need to complete a special look.

Summer Solstice Salute to the Sun

Donna Henes | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The Summer Solstice this year is June 21 at 1:04 AM EDT. The solstice is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The sun has been in...

10 Annoying Things Your Mom May Do On Your Wedding Day

Bitchless Bride | Posted 07.24.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

I'm not a mother of the bride (MOB) hater, but even with that disclaimer, I guarantee that this article will not make me very popular amongst you moms...

A Ritual of Refreshing Restraint

Sanjay Surana | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

I went to my first Japanese tea ceremony today. Actually, it was my first tea ceremony, period. Big whoop, you might think, except that six months ago I would have balked at such an opportunity. Before moving to Singapore last year, I was an avowed anti-tea-ite.

Celebrate an EGGSceptional Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 05.15.2013 | Good News
Donna Henes

Eggs clearly hold undeniable symbolic power for people. Eggs, like seeds are the future, figuratively and literally. By employing eggs to celebrate the vernal season of new beginnings, we are pledging ourselves to the ever-renewing energy of the life force.

Artist Leo Villareal Lights Up the Bay

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.08.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The most photographed bridge in the world wasn't its usual self last night.

Hollywood and Hip Hop Unite to Help Save Lakota Sacred Site

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Language, tradition, geography, ethnicity and religion offer the illusion of separation, but experiencing the sacred brings us to the source and commonality of our creation stories. We all live under a dome of stars and hope to find our way home to our individual Creators.

Review: The Shaman and Ayahuasca

GAIAM TV | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
GAIAM TV

The next thing you know, you're off to the Amazon rainforest in South America, drinking a tea made from a psychoactive plant and taking part in an ancient ceremony intended to heal and open the realms of consciousness. That's what happened to filmmaker Michael Wiese.

The Changing Face of Father's Day

Barbara Biziou | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

No matter what the origin, Father's Day is a time to honor all the men who have given of themselves to raise healthy, conscious children. They may be biological fathers or not, men who have taken upon themselves to mentor and be role models.

WildLife, Capital Pride Parade And Street Festival: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 8, 9, 10

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.08.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 8 1. WildLife At Howard Theatre A co-production beween Capital Pride and Brightest Young Things, this party will be everyth...

The Renewal Of A Jewish Pre-Birth Ceremony

Rabbi Haviva Ner-David | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Haviva Ner-David

Mikveh is a ritual of transition and rebirth. We enter the mikveh -- which is reminiscent of the womb -- curl into a fetal position, immerse ourselves completely in the "living waters," and come out reborn.

Doing Death Before it Does Us

Donna Henes | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Halloween descends from Samhain, the most significant holiday of the Celtic calendar.

The New Years In Autumn

Donna Henes | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Donna Henes

The fall, when the long hard labor of the growing and reaping seasons is finally finished and when the storehouses are as full as they will ever be, is an especially appropriate time to begin the year.

HuffPost Review: Ceremony

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Henry Winkler's film Ceremony is as good an example of faux Wes Anderson as you'll find. Not that it's a good film; or an original one.

Son of the Fonz Makes Comedy From Pain

Erica Abeel | Posted 06.06.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Despite the old plot chestnut of crashing a wedding, Ceremony feels quirky and heart-felt. It fashions comedy from, one suspects, the filmmaker's pain, creating a direct pipeline from life to screen.

Watch: The Church Of John Coltrane Recognizes Musician As Saint

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Appreciation and love for music is worldwide, but few revere their favorite musicians as saints. Located in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, T...