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Finding Grace

The Path of Grace

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The question is, how do we strengthen our spiritual practice of receiving grace? How do we build a heart that is open enough, empty enough, clear, and ready for grace? How do we become less distracted and more present to be awakened and loved by the many touches of grace?

Take That Next Step

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

Perhaps, like in a good chess game, you'll have the insight to see two or three moves ahead. But if not, don't sweat it. Just show up and take the right next step without delay. That will help keep the doubts and the internal wrestling to a minimum.

The Single Most Important Thing To Do After Divorce

Alison Patton | Posted 11.27.2012 | Divorce
Alison Patton

How do you forgive the unforgivable?

Mercy, Mercy Me

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

I'm not going to discuss the case, the evidence, the flawed judicial system, or the blatant disregard of human life. Not today. Today, I'll take a different perspective to explore the root of why things went so terribly wrong. The concept is simple: grace and mercy.

One Simple Thing That Makes Every Woman Happy

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

After talking with literally thousands of women, especially mothers, I can tell you - every time a woman has to badger a man to become more engaged, a little piece of her heart breaks.

It's Gonna Be A Cheese 'N Crackers Christmas

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

How are you supposed to make merry when you're worried you might be homeless by March? Forget searching for the perfect wine to compliment your Duck a la' Orange, or debating the merits of tinsel versus popcorn strands.

Stepmothers, Mothers and the "B" Word

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Today's stepmoms might not be accused of casting spells, but talk to any first wife about her husband's new wife and you'll likely discover a bubbling cauldron of resentment.

The New Normal: No Whining Allowed

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Perhaps the recession is giving us more than just a tough lesson in fiscal responsibility. Perhaps we're also getting a lesson in gratitude.

Please Quit Drooling Over My Daughter

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It's odd and a bit unsettling to see your sweet daughter reflected in the eyes of men. Just as it's odd to realize that the world now looks at you in a different way.

Confessions of a TiVoholic

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I love television. I truly love it. I wept when TiVo was invented, because it meant I could watch even more of it. Sophisticated people claim to be ...

Science And Religion: A Marriage Made In Victorian England

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lisa Earle McLeod

Charles Darwin found a soulmate and spouse in his cousin Emma. Charles and Emma, provides an intimate glimpse into the Darwin's marriage and a life.

Gossipers and Gossipees: Who Has the Street Cred?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Why are we so willing to believe bad things about good people?

Slaves: Silent Heroes Who Laid the Foundation for Inauguration Day

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

In a grand full circle moment, America's first black president will walk up steps that were built by slaves.

Why Do Women Begrudge Men a Nap?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Earle McLeod

Forget sex, communication, in-laws and the toilet seat wars. If you really want to stir up a hornet's nest inside a marriage, just bring up the subject of naps.

The Vague God of Your Understanding is Good Enough

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

People say there are no atheists in a foxhole. I would also say there aren't too many atheists during an economic collapse.

Oprah's Not The Only One Packin' On the Pounds

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Oprah's fat again, and - ahem, not to mention any names - but a few of the rest of us have porked up right along with her. America's favorite yo-yo ...

Gut-Wrenching Moments In Money

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

It's like a rock in the pit of your stomach, a cold clammy feeling that spreads up your gut and momentarily stops your breath. It's the awful moment...

Why Both Sides of the Abortion Debate Are Right, And Wrong

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

I'm tired of all the fighting I'm tired of warring religious groups trying to kill each other in the name of God. I'm tired of pandering politicia...

Angst in the Air: Will You Choose Fear Or Love?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

As depressing as our collective and individual situations may be, the last thing we need to do is let our fear get the best of us. If you spend all day worried and anxious, guess who wins? The Fear.

Is Your Mind Expanding Your Girth?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The key to weight loss is swapping negative habits and self-talk with something more positive.

Why Do Men Cheat? Bless Their Lyin' Little Scumbag Hearts

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Why makes a man cheat? For the very same reason disgruntled office workers pilfer clips and people pout at family reunions: lack of appreciation.

Are Your In-Laws Trapped In The Triangle of Truth?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

The pressure may be subtle or it might be full-on war, but there's not a person alive who hasn't felt criticized by their in-laws. Whether it's your...

Warning: Faking It May Cause Embarrassing Personal Leakage

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Don't you just hate it when the real you leaks out? Like that time when, after one too many sloe gin fizzes, you finally told your sister-in-law wh...

Why Husbands Get Dumped: A Public Service Announcement

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I've noticed many husbands caught completely off guard when their wife announces that she wants out. So wake up guys -- wedded bliss takes work, and counselors are cheaper than alimony.