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A Russian-American Love Story

Briana Murphy | Posted 05.26.2014 | Arts
Briana Murphy

I've been saying "he," and after learning and performing this sonata, I can quite truthfully say that I am in love with Shostakovich. But in reality, this love story is about loving difference.

Author of 'Far From the Tree' Not Always Close to the Truth

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
Neil S. Greenspan

Andrew Solomon is the author of the positively-reviewed, quite popular, and award-winning book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search f...

Adoption, Commodification and Normalcy

Frank Ligtvoet | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Frank Ligtvoet

Adoption is not a normal way to build a family. It is a complicated way, which next to happiness for adoptive parents brings sorrow and sadness for all involved.

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Jess Wilson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Jess Wilson

I'm not encouraging my children to ignore difference or to pretend they don't see it. Instead, I'm praying that they will.

The Importance of Sacred Language

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Rabbinic sages often referred to humans as 'creatures that speak.' While language that we find for sacred experience may be inadequate to convey the significance of that experience, it is upon us to search for those words.

Andy Griffith's Fearlessly Joyful Work Ethic

Michael Drew | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

It's rare for anyone in Hollywood to speak about someone's exemplary conduct on the set, an environment that's usually treated as off-limits, since how the sausage is made is best left unexamined. But some 50 years after working with Andy Griffith, Ron Howard's remembering the spirit of that generous work environment shows how lasting an impression such professionalism, joy and kindness can have on a young person.

Be The Fearless Sheriff Of Your Own Mayberry

Ree Varcoe | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

At some point in life, most of us have probably thought it would be idyllic to live in a place where people know and support each other, leave their doors unlocked with confidence and are afraid of practically nothing. Once upon a time that kind of living seemed commonplace. These days? Not so much.

From Fearful Victim To Fearless Survivor!

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

This week I will not only be celebrating America, the land of the red, white, and blue. Instead, I will be celebrating myself, my journey, and the fact that, over the past five years, I've gone from fearful victim to fearless survivor!

My Favorite Fearless 'Nora-isms'

Michael Drew | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

Nora Ephron, film director, screenwriter and essayist. Incapable of settling for mediocrity, she was a writer who dared to do more. Nora's writing and...

Is Fear Driving Our 'Busyness'? (VIDEO)

MSNBC | Rose Gordon Sala | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Tim Kreider hates to be busy (his words), and he wants us all to consider why we feel oh-so-busy all the time. A New York Times Sunday column by the a...

31 Ways To Live Life On Your Own Terms: A Fourth Of July Manifesto

Tiphani N. Montgomery | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Tiphani N. Montgomery

This is your life. Commit to living it passionately. Don't let the world dictate what that means for you. Show up. Show out. And rise to the occasion every single time.

The Meaning Of Fearlessness (VIDEO)

Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living

In this video, author, spiritual leader and Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg relates her insights about what it really means to be fearless. "What we ...

Fearless Creating: The 'Ephron Effect'

Michael Drew | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

How many writers are known for their writing in so many forms, and whose names evoke a certain expectation of smarts, savvy and fun? Very few. The Ephron Effect is this: By being true to yourself, and being open to change, you will be an inspiration.

'Parenting Made Me More Brave'

LisaLeonardOnline.com | Lisa Leonard | Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Since [my son] David is about to turn 10 years old (gasp!), I’ve been reflecting on how his life has changed and molded me and made me more brave....

A Life Unknown: 'Fear Of Anonymity Drives Our Culture'

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Shane Paul Neil

We need to be honest with ourselves and understand that it is okay to seek the pat on the back, the handshake, or the award from our peers. Selfishness and selflessness hold hands and walk a very narrow road.

Meet My Valentine: Play the Game!

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

It is very nice and pleasant game. You need to find the differences between the images. Click on the differences between the two pictures before your time runs out. For each difference found you will obtain scores. For not correctly selected objects scores are removed. And all this happens on the background of a romantic date story on the Valentine's Day.