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Free Will, God and Enlightenment

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The spiritual path is the path of healing the ego, the mind, the wounded self, so that rather than our wounded self being in charge, we are able to re...

WAAC And PAAC Are At The Root Of Youth And High School Sports Problems

Ken Reed | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Our overarching challenge as people who care about sports and the young people involved in them is to confront and overcome the win-at-all-costs (WAAC) and profit-at-all-costs (PAAC) mentalities that are resulting in a variety of insidious abuses in our little leagues and high schools.

The Deeper Spiritual Teachings of the Holidays

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

I recently received a holiday mailing from an old friend. In it, he bemoaned the sorry state of affairs that our country is in, and focused his upset on the emptiness of the celebrations of both Christmas and Hanukkah.

Mirror, mirror...

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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12 Beautiful Truths About Life and the World

Elyse Gorman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We have been taught to look outward for the answers to our problems. But the truth is, your soul knows what to do. Trust that you have everything you'll ever need inside of you right in this moment.

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

Out of Tune

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.26.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

I tried Bikram (aka Yoga in Hell or 'Hot Yoga')

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I tried hot yoga and I tried Bikram. I found the reasons I thought I wouldn't like it weren't what I expected. In the process of trying, I learned more about myself, my practice, and why any of it really matters to me.

The Art of Living Fearlessly

Melissa Ambrosini | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Ambrosini

Image by Ramy Youssef Fear. The tiny four-letter word that can block you from really living your life. The powerful word that stops you from lau...

Overcoming Our Ego: The 8 Crippling Manifestations

Thai Nguyen | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Image Credit: morguefile. Transcend your ego... the ego is an illusion... Many of us would, if we knew what on earth the ego was. Indeed it's comp...

The Difference Between Your Ego and Your Soul

Elyse Gorman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

You can build a better relationship with your soul through stillness, meditation, spending time in nature, soul or journal writing, being open-hearted and authentic, and doing more things that you love.

Turn Money Tricks Into Treats

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Soul Dancer

This holiday season, watch out for money tricks! Halloween isn't the only time of the year where we're tricked into spending money on things we know ...

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

Humility in Leadership

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even monks and serious meditators will admit that developing humility is no easy task. However, if we hope to move in that direction, we can all some time reflect on our behavior and interactions and see how we can make some positive changes towards a more humble approach to life.

I Hate My Job

Luna Atamian | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Luna Atamian

Nowadays quitting is too often associated with failure -- whether it is a relationship, a job or a project. If you think this way, you are wrong. Being able to quit something that hasn't been making you happy for a long time -- despite all your efforts -- is strength.

Controlling: Harmful or Beneficial?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Beneficial control is the control we have over choosing the intent to learn about love. Harmful control is when we attempt to control our feelings rather than learn from them, and attempt to control others and outcomes.

The 80/20 View of Ego Boundaries: Strong links and Weak Links

Richard Koch | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Can you remember the (first) time you fell in love? That's an example of reaching beyond what psychologists call our "ego boundaries." We feel at one with our romantic partner and we care for them.

The Joy of Being Nobody Special

Henry Kang | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Henry Kang

Of course the difficult part is letting go of all those desires and expectations of being someone special. And that is the hard part of zen. It is a difficult journey inward, a journey of self-revelation and awakening.

3 Reasons to Revel in the Mistakes of Others

Steve J. Martin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Steve J. Martin

Gaffes made by others make it so much easier for us to recognize them for the blunders that they are.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

I Don't Do Yoga, and It Could Be Your Fault

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Michelle Rose Gilman

By taking these over sexualized, yoga posing selfies, and posting them for the world to see, these women make it almost impossible for women like me (whose hands don't even come close to touching the floor when we bend over) to feel good about going back to our yoga practice.

4 Ways to Practice the Presence of Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Our programmed mind -- our ego wounded self -- will always want to come in with false beliefs and need to control. Practicing the presence of love is to gently, and with great compassion, not allow our wounded self to be in charge of our thoughts.

Taking the Spiritual Path? The Challenges and Cosmic Humor in Pursuing Enlightenment

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 10.29.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

There are lots of days when I think running to a mountain cave and meditating all day is where I want to be, never to return to "civilization."