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Say It So You Lift Your Spirits

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Even non-Scandinavians and optimists can feel their moods dampen during the dark of night. Luckily there are some easy ways to lift your spirits. Here...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Darkness: Introspection Today just happens to be the darkest day of the year, the last day of falling toward darkness (in the Northern Hemisphere, ...

In the Cave -- Going Into Darkness

Daniel Leighton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

Experiencing pain and loss is part of every human's experience, but too often we skip over the feelings that come with it.

Let There Be Light: A Mindfulness Practice to Dispel Darkness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to remind yourself that in those unavoidable moments of darkness that come with the privilege of living in a human skin, it is the nature of the light to give itself to you unconditionally.

Through Darkness Comes Light, Through Fear Comes Love and Through Pain Comes Triumph

Mary Paleologos | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

What you overcome in life makes you richer in every way. When you are in that dark place looking for a way out of your hardship, you are faced with two choices: give up or tap into the inner resources that you didn't even know you had.

Weekly Rune: Kenaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Kenaz -- Torch -- A complex Rune, Kenaz, its meaning calls us to examine the flame in our lives. On the surface it seems easy to recognize the places...

Proof That There's Always A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The Far North of Experience

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 08.13.2013 | Books
Rebecca Solnit

One summer some years ago, on a peninsula jutting off another peninsula off the west coast of Iceland, I lived among strangers and birds. That summer among the terns, I lived at latitude 65, about as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska, and one degree south of the Arctic Circle.

There Is Life After Loneliness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Could it be that it is in your greatest moments of loneliness, you are most called to be by yourself because there is something stirring within that seeks your undivided attention and perhaps has a message for you?

When Easter Is No Comfort: A Jesus For The Darkest Times

John Backman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
John Backman

Not only does God stand with those who are suffering. God also stands with those who are suffering and cannot return the favor. Whether I could drag myself to church made not one iota of difference to this solidarity.

Implications Of The Interplay Between Light And Darkness

Cara Dixon | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Cara Dixon

Darkness is a part of human experience. Somehow this darkness when recognized, and worked with, can actually be used in a way that makes the lights even more defined and bright.

Man on the Moon in Manhattan

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Like millions of lower Manhattan residents, I've been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit. Nobody can reach me. No texts, no phone calls, no e-mails, no tweets, no nothing. It feels wonderful to be totally out of touch.

6 Ways To Become More Self-Aware

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Out of fear, we learn to override our darkness or operate over the top of it. Here's the problem with this strategy: Suppressing our shadow doesn't vanquished it, it only pushes it off the screen of our conscious awareness.

The Legend of the Ming Joint

Jeff Klima | Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Many years before I became the world-weary bon vivant you love to love, I was a seeker of the dark and mystic arts. It was in those great nomadic travels of my youth that I happened upon the legend of the Ming Joint.

Light And Dark

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 04.30.2012 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

Light and dark are the colors of life. No life is ever all of one or all of the other. On the contrary. Life is the interplay, the dialogue, the interpreter between the two.

'The Secret Circle': Cassie Faces Her Dark Magic

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

Scared that she's unable to control the dark magic that dwells inside her, Cassie accepted the help of someone she barely knows on "The Secret Circle"...

Have Your Own Personal Rebirth This Spring

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

Both of these exercises can be used any time you feel the need to shine more light into your life and dispel the darkness -- or when you would simply like a quick energetic lift.

Counting Down To The Winter Solstice

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This week leading up to the Winter Solstice is the darkest of the year. True, the week following the solstice is just as dark, but the energy is different.

Legacy: December Gifts, Writing The Dark Into Light

Rachael Freed | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Is it any wonder that in December, the darkest month of all, we yearn for light? The physical reality of long nights and shortened days reverberates through us, affecting our emotional and spiritual states, as well.

Hibernating in Winter: Heart and Hearth

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

We still have four more weeks until the Vernal Equinox, when we will emerge into the light. Let us use this remaining time of darkness well.

Weathering The Winter Of The Soul

Pythia Peay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pythia Peay

Light -- the radiance of spiritual illumination -- has always been celebrated by the world's religions. Yet like a season of the soul, the darker emotion of despair offers a different kind of illumination.

Like Mazes? Play here!

www.mochiads.com | Mochiads | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We all love adventure movies, where the main characters such as Indiano Jones or Allan Quatermain fall into the trap of ancient (or not) mazes. And only their quick wit, savvy and decisiveness helped to to get out of a scrape. Do you want to feel at the site of adventurer? Do you like to pass the mazes? Then quickly start the game!

Winter Solstice: A Paean To The Pregnant Darkness

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Solstice = Standing-Still-Sun Dec. 21st, we enter the belly of the night. Winter Solstice: We come to the portal that separates darkness from li...