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The Ying and Yang of Bali

Alison Teal | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

Everywhere you look in Ubud, there is a temple with rich statuary, frequently wrapped in black and white cloth, symbolizing good and bad, yin and yang.

Don't Be a Book Snob

Michelle Chahine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Michelle Chahine

Yes we need books that tackle more difficult aspects of life in a thought-provoking manner. But we also need books to make us laugh, enjoy the beauty in the world, reflect on what we are doing with our days, and try to be happier.

10 Tips on How to Survive a Spiritual Festival

Megan Snedden | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Snedden

During the course of the festival, I experienced the rainbow of human emotion: I was angry, I cried, I was sad, I felt confused and vulnerable. Transformation is never like walking through a golden gate over a path of pillows, whether you do it at a festival or through a life coach at home. Having support is paramount to your well-being. This will also help you make better sense of what you are processing.

What Are You Reading? (And Do I Really Care?)

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

How can one person love a book (or film) and the next detest it? A book may also resonate at one time but not at another. What did I see in Catcher in the Rye when I was 16? Not much. But at 40, I thought it was delightful.

Why You Should Take Bali Off Your Bucket List

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Too many visitors are being disappointed by a place that does not live up to its reputation.

These Movies Will Make You Hungry

Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

It's doubtful anyone needs help working up an appetite for Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean a feast for the eyes is off the pre-holiday table. In f...

Elizabeth Gilbert On Writing The Novel Of A Lifetime

Posted 11.08.2013 | OWN

She made her name with a memoir that captivated the world and cemented her place in literary history. Then she wrote another -- and drifted even fur...

99 Lessons Reluctantly Learned from a Guru Master

Karen Brody | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.

Thinking of Getting Engaged? Sometimes a Good Book Can Be a Good Friend

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 11.23.2013 | Weddings
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

As a therapist practicing since 1995, one of the most common requests I receive is for a good book about marriage. This request is especially common among newly engaged couples and people who are struggling to decide whether to marry their current partner.

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'I've Always Thought Of My Writing As A Spiritual Practice'

Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Elizabeth Gilbert gets raw and real to talk inspiration, individuality and creativity. The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interview...

Want To Quit Your Job And Travel The World?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.19.2013 | Travel

Most of us have probably fantasized about quitting our jobs and traveling around the world, picking up new experiences and life lessons in each contin...

The Real Bali

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

In day-to-day tourism-free Bali, life is a relatively relaxed mosaic of extended family, food and placating the island's many deities with ceremonies and the endless small offerings or banten that Hinduism Balinese-style demands.

A Guide to Your Next Movie Location Vacation

Kensington Tours | Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Whether you're looking to discover the Tokyo of Bill Murray's Lost in Translation, or the explosive battle scene of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Asia has set the scene for some of film's most epic adventures.

20 Tips for Women Traveling Alone

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 08.10.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Delaney

The world is slowly becoming a safer place for women, but we're far from there yet. So if you are hitting the road, here are some things I know saved me from life altering or ending situations while traveling alone.

And They Lived Happily Ever After...

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 07.30.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Nagy

So today, on my best friend's wedding day, I want to share this hope with you -- the hope that true love does exist and that one day, you too will find lifelong happiness with that one special person.

How I Became Visible To Men Again

Julie Gray | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Julie Gray

I didn't feel desirable when I lived in L.A., but things changed when I moved to my new city.

3 Simple Steps to Get the Love You Want

Toni Emerson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Toni Emerson

Our relationship with love directly influences our ability to love others in the world; and the deeper we can tap into our own love source, the more genuinely we can share it with others.

Are Middle-Aged Women Done With Men?

Vicki Larson | Posted 03.06.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Not too long ago, I asked a friend how she's doing. After a long pause, she said, "I keep wondering if this is all there is." A lot of us have that feeling.

Send Happy Thoughts and Move On

Brian Penny | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

A little over a month ago, I had my heart broken. It was far from the first time, and I'm certain it won't be the last. What made this particular time special is I didn't see it coming, and that hasn't happened since the first time.

Naples, A City Of Contradictions

Sivan Askayo | Posted 12.08.2012 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

The old monastic grounds next to the church now serve as a shelter for the needy and homeless of the city. You can't miss the church even from afar.

My Summer Adventures in China

Tara Subramaniam | Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen
Tara Subramaniam

This summer, I had the priceless experience of living with a Chinese family and truly immersing myself in the local routine. As I immersed myself in Beijing, I experienced quite a few culture shocks.

Am I the Only Post-50 Guy Who Watches HBO's 'Girls'?

John Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

I'm way beyond that demographic for HBO's "Girls," but I'm admittedly gripped by nostalgia much of the time...I went through some trials and tribulations of my own when I was 20-something and living in the Big Apple. I ended up watching every episode and was forlorn after the season finale.

Did I Just Hammer a Nail Into My Bookstore's Coffin?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

Who am I to think that my novel is good enough to be published? Am I now as pathetic as those street poets I used to see in Berkeley, peddling their sappy, mistake-laden chapbooks for a dollar a copy? And how the hell does a writer act as her own publicist?

Divorce On Page And Screen: 13 NY Times Bestselling Split Stories-Turned-Films

Posted 12.12.2011 | Divorce

From Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, "The Scarlet Letter," to Elizabeth Gilbert's more contemporary, "Eat, Pray, Love," marital turmoil, divorce,...

Addressing Climate Change: Happily Child-Free

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

Not having children is by far the single greenest action any one of us can take, although the child-free choice is not usually green-motivated.