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The Important Things We Need To Know About Grief

Megan Devine | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

We need to develop some skillful means both to witness grief, and to live in grief. We need to learn how to support rather than to solve. We need to practice being in there with grief, rather than getting out of it. And we need to hear the distinction between the two.

That Thing

Zach Puchtel | Posted 03.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Zach Puchtel

It stands to reason that once a given hindrance is identified, we should want to do everything in our power to drastically move away from that way of life. But we don't. Ends up change takes time, effort and commitment. I'd like to propose something even more drastic.

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

10 Ways Yoga Can Enhance Your Marriage

Dearbhla Kelly | Posted 03.23.2014 | Weddings
Dearbhla Kelly

"Yoga" translates as "union." The tradition teaches that the union we're seeking begins with ourselves and ultimately extends to all beings and to the universe itself. Marriage is also a union, a union of two persons committed to sharing their lives in a loving relationship.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi: The Liberating Power of Non-violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Both Martin Luther King and Gandhi were people who gained tremendous inspiration from their faith traditions and were able to perform tremendous feats of courage through the implementation of non-violence.

Meditation Awakens Your Inner Joy

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Joy is here, in every moment when we relax and breathe, available from the early morning to the middle of the night, no restrictions, no closing time, no sell-by date. Joy comes the moment you let go of resistance and open wide.

Could Letting Go Be the Secret to Happiness in 2014?

Kathleen Restifo, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Restifo, Ph.D.

Like compassion, forgiveness is also an act of letting go. For what is forgiveness if not letting go of the hold of anger which imprisons our hearts? Only by letting go of our emotional albatross and embracing compassion and forgiveness can we begin to heal ourselves.

What I Discovered by Beginning a Mindfulness Practice

D. R. Lionheart | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
D. R. Lionheart

I can embrace myself and others with greater compassion, my life has much less conflict, I am less impulsive and less reactive, my emotions feel more balanced, my thoughts are less intrusive, I sleep well, I am in excellent health, and I spend much more time savoring the richness of life.

A Simple Story

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

A recent sermon at St. Bart's by Buddy Stallings spoke eloquently to me about spiritual pride and how it's holding all of us back. It's called "A Simple Story Hits Home" and is essentially a lesson in how to live without looking down on anyone else.

Just Because You Practice Yoga Doesn't Mean You're Not an A**hole

Shaman Durek | Posted 01.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Shaman Durek

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an ac...

An End to Arrogant Atheism

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

When critique becomes belittling, when poking fun becomes ridiculing, the respect that is the foundation for any meaningful conversation is lost.

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

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.

Compassion: Learning to Care for Oneself and Others

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Without self-care and self-compassion we cannot be effective caregivers for extended period of times. Self-care can include joining a support group, meditation or other mind-body class, a spiritual support-group or other self-care approaches.

Raising Compassion: The Most Important Thing Parents Can Do

Shefali Tsabary | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Shefali Tsabary

The ultimate solution to the problem of childhood narcissism lies within the parent's sense of self-connection, worth and acceptance.

Michigan Compassion Has Reached the GuideStar Exchange Gold Participation Level as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency

Michigan Compassion | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Michigan Compassion

ROYAL OAK - Michigan Compassion today received the GuideStar Exchange Gold participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability ...

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

Reversing Resolutions

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Each year I rethink New Year's resolutions. They never seem to result in real changes in my life for one reason for another. This year it occurred to ...

A New Year's Resolution Worth Making

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Setting goals for ourselves is an essential step to a fulfilling life. Yet, New Year's resolutions tend to have a bad rep. Why is this? For one thing,...

Jewish Teachings on Reconciliation and Peace

Ron Kronish | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

This week Jews around the world will read one of the most troubling portions in the Bible. Its raises the question of whether the God of the Bible -- and the God of the Jewish Tradition -- is a God of War or a God of Peace! Or can this God be both?

The Lesson I Didn't Think My Son Had Understood

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

I told my son that his friend's mom was not wearing a silly hat. She was wearing a brave hat. I told him that people who live life to the fullest and try to be happy when things can be sad wear one.

Always be Sincere -- Whether You Mean It or Not!

Frank A. Weil | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

I have an old friend who has used that expression for years. I have long puzzled what it really means. I think I have it finally figured out and I tho...

Choose to Serve

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

He lives in a Vatican guest house rather than the ornate Apostolic Palace. He gets around in a Ford Focus. In his recent, startling critique of capitalism, he called on the free world's most powerful organizations to have a conscience.

Ten Spiritual Resolutions for 2014

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Some change is better than no change. A little endeavor is better than no endeavor. If the resolution isn't made, then no action will follow. So, go ahead and make the resolution.

Diary of a Student Teacher: Why I Quit

Matt Bieber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Matt Bieber

My mentor teachers and I were discussing the upcoming social studies lesson that I was to lead. The lesson would mark the beginning of our unit on Greek mythology, and I had free reign: I could teach the kids whatever I wanted.