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Inspirational Teachers Vital for Generation Net

Kari Henley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Education
Kari Henley

Who was your favorite teacher growing up? Everyone has one or two that shifted life's path, encouraged a leap of faith, or went the extra mile to push untapped potential.

Redefining What It Means To Win

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

What if our most important endeavors, those that determine the direction of our country, dictate the quality of our relationships and define us as human beings, could be structured in such a way that everybody wins?

Lessons From Cairo: Stand Up And Be Counted!

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

The Egyptians have opened this door for others as well. This is an important and powerful moment for each one of us, for it is in claiming our own authority to count in the matters of life; conscious life begins.

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Of Love

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

Which came first: the rhetoric, or the violence? Does an atmosphere of violence promote and encourage people to treat each other with disrespect and disregard?

7 Tips For Rallying Up Your Own Sanity (VIDEO)

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

When we come to define ourselves according to political and national ideologies and forget that we all share common roots as members of the human family, sharing the same wants and needs, we stray from our deepest truths.

Are You Living A Life Too Small?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What's invisibly written on your "jersey"? What might others say, since it is they who see your backside? If there were one word that was keeping your life too small, lately, what would it be?

What Kind Of Future Are You Creating Today?

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

The question is: how will you engage in the process of creating your "future," consciously or unconsciously?

An Equinox Prescription for Love, This Autumn

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

As we progress through Autumn's Season of Plenty, let us do so more consciously than ever before, rediscovering fall as one of four portals to a healthier, more vibrantly loving relationship with life.

Kitchen Table Wisdom 1.0

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

Like the garden, it's our nature to blossom and grow, no matter what kind of soil conditions in which we find ourselves. We're ferns, perpetually in search of a larger container in which to house our lives.

The Perils And Possibilities Of Pollyanna

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

While one cannot reject the benefits of looking on the bright side, there are obvious concerns that arise with this approach when the "Happiness Channel" is the only one permitted.

Do You Stink at Receiving Love?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Where's Leo Buscaglia when you need him? There might be a few of you left out there, born before this age of high-tech, hyper-connectivity mania, who remember his words and Spirit.

6 Tips On How To Love A Curmudgeon

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

A curmudgeon has a certain sense of honor around their integrity. They may be grouchy, but a curmudgeon will be there when the going gets tough. They love a good challenge!

'No Child Left Behind' -- A Race To Nowhere?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Teaching to the test, and overwhelming kids with content, while eliminating recess, field trips or project based learning has created kids who are stressed out, sleep deprived, cheating to get by.

Confessions Of A Closet Curmudgeon

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

"Astute perception and sly wit" -- who wouldn't sign up for that? And how about a lack of a "serviceable denial mechanism?" Sounds good to me! Doesn't everyone aspire to these qualities?

Mother's Day Reads: Featuring a Mennonite, a Mother and a Goddess

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Let's face it, Mother's are pretty simple creatures and don't require much on our special day. To celebrate Mother's Day, consider giving your mom a new book, a nice cup of tea and some spaciousness to become lost in a great story.

What Is Your Place In The World?

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

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver I just re...

The Power Of Conscious Forgetting, Part Two

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

While I'm not generally a "technique" person, I found this method extremely helpful in my own tightrope walk of awareness during the past six weeks, given what was on my plate.

Right Brain: Handling a Crisis With Both the Left and Right Brain

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Huff Po readers: how do you engage your "right brain" in a crisis? What sort of rituals or experiences have you used that had a powerful impact on you?

Licensing to Love for Parents and Wannabes

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Help me understand. You and I need to earn a license to drive our cars, right? We need a license to marry. You need a license to operate a restaura...

The Power of Conscious Forgetting

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

Conscious forgetting means letting go of the event, to not insist it stay in the foreground, but rather allow it to be relegated to the background or move off stage.

Parents Missing the Boat on Health Risks of Teens and Sleep

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Our interest in monitoring and controlling their sleep dramatically drops off after they are fully walking and talking. Why is that?

Why Does the Easter Bunny Bring Eggs? The Myths of Easter Revealed

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Ever stopped to wonder how bunnies, eggs and scavenger hunts are related to Easter's religious celebration of Jesus dying on the cross and rising again? Strange bedfellows they are.

Are You Available For Miracles?

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

Now my life consists of trying to make ends meet and trying to stay on top of my son's ongoing battle with bone tumors. I do my best to keep my chin up for my kid's sake.

Soulful Living: Why Is Cultivating the Soul So Painful?

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

Rather than ask "How can I stop this pain?" ask yourself: "Do I choose to suffer in service to my ego (false self) or in service to my soul (essence)?"

Is Unplugging and Recharging Just Another 'Crock'?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"You a writer, or something?" he asks, noticing my gymnastic struggle with pen and paper. His inquiry reminds me of the mosquito hovering around your ear on a hot July evening, and you, without a fly swatter. Good thing, though. I would have missed the fireworks.