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A Personal Musing on Grieving Moms: The Destination We Don't Want on Our GPS

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

And so the days have been. It could all change tomorrow. I could be a grieving mom. I hope the day never comes. Dare I say, in a small way I grive with these moms. I am so sorry they have lost their babies. I am in awe of their courage.

Soul-Talk: How To Find Perfection In Rejection

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Most people think acceptance has something to do with liking your circumstances. In truth, acceptance merely means recognizing the obvious, cooperating with the reality of it, and finding ways to move forward in spite of the situation.

Jeff Buckley's Grace: 10 Haikus in Honor of the Album's 18th Anniversary

Stereo IQ | Posted 08.23.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

His bravery was palpable. With 18 years in the dust, Buckley's opus hasn't lost its touch. Here are 10 haikus, one for each track on the album, to reinvigorate your listening.

How To Be A 'Good Witness' To Yourself

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you have the presence of unconditional support for your projects and the challenges they bring? Do enjoy the value of a good listener who offers no comment or criticism but who is simply there for you?

The Wisdom of Ignorance

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Jennifer Hamady

Just as a sponge can only take on water after being wrung out, so too must we be able -- regardless of our experience or education -- to continually renounce our own fullness, lest we become bloated and stale.

You Do Have The Power!

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

My experience is that too many of us under-value, or fail to recognize, our true worth. We do not take good enough care of ourselves, or we sell ourselves short when it comes to being true to ourselves and going for what we really want in our heart of hearts.

The Barking Dog Of The False Ego

Chris Fici | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

We have two dogs in our heart. One is our actual ego, our reality as spirit soul, and one is the false ego, or our false identification with our temporary material body. Whichever we one we feed the most becomes dominant in our consciousness.

The Amazing Grace of Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Love -- whether same-sex or opposite-sex -- is a manifestation of God's amazing grace precisely because it cannot be planned or earned. Love is not just a matter of works, but rather of grace.

VIDEO: How to Take a Compliment

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

After a few days in London I recognized a pattern. It seems to be a common theme that Brits are uncomfortable taking compliments. In response to this realization, I decided to vlog about it! In this video, I offer tips for how to take a compliment and practice receiving.

Grace in the Parenting Storm

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents
Heather Choate Davis

Love is equal parts attachment and suffering, and so one needs to search for a source of truth and grace big enough to embrace them both.

The Gift of Kittens in a Flower Pot

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

Early in my life I was told to be careful how I treated strangers because I might be entertaining angels without realizing it. A few days ago a small clan of angels arrived on my patio without my invitation or knowledge.

Harmony and Disruption Are Part of the Same Whole

Gangaji | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The word harmony evokes equilibrium and peace. When we idealize harmony we imagine the smooth melding of opposites. The music of life supporting us, internally and externally.

That Chipped Teacup Feeling: Life After Breast Cancer

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

No matter how short your life might be, or how deliciously long, why not cram in as much as you can? Sure, live in the moment, but glory in your past and plan for the future, too.

The Two Faces Of Grace

Gangaji | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The horrific face of grace can fill us with dread and fear when it appears, but if we are willing to welcome it -- as we welcome the good news of the grace of bounty -- it too brings us home.

Lent: Grace In The Wilderness

Ron Nikkel | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

Lent is like an excursion into the wilderness during which I leave my familiar dependencies to embrace silence, solitude, and deprivation beyond the daily attractions and distractions that shape my life.

Woman Who Colorized 1918 'Grace' Photo Dies

AP | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts

BOVEY, Minn. — The artist who hand-colored "Grace," a photo showing a white-bearded man bowed in prayer before a simple meal, has died at age 95...

Why I'm Not Micromanaging Christmas This Year

Laura Munson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women
Laura Munson

This year I'm rethinking Christmas. I don't need to bully myself into feeling "the Christmas spirit." It doesn't need to erase pain or promise anything. It can be whatever it needs to be this year.

Grace

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

That's what's best about this time of year: If we can redirect our energies away from the frenzy and be a little more grateful of our own health and capacities, we can also be better at offering thanks to others.

'If You Really Loved Me, You Wouldn't...'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One day I suddenly saw all the uncaring behavior in a completely different light. I saw clearly that it had nothing to do with me! It wasn't about me at all!

Brennan Manning: All Is Grace

John Blase | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
John Blase

Brennan Manning has preached his vagabond evangelist variation of the same theme for over forty years now: God loves you as you are and not as you should be.

Restorative Justice And The Economy Of Grace

Derek Flood | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

Theologians have traditionally spoken of a conflict between justice and grace: justice is about there being consequences for wrong action and grace is about leniency.

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.

The More I Follow Jesus, The Less I Like His Teaching

Derek Flood | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Derek Flood

Now what makes this even more complicated is the fact that most of the statements about Hell found in the Bible are said by Jesus. The one who is leading me to question Hell, seems to be the very one who teaches it.

Celebrating The Interruption Of Death

Shane Claiborne | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

It is this dual conviction that no one is above reproach and that no one is beyond redemption that lies at the heart of our faith. Undoubtedly it's why the early Christians were characterized by non-violence.

Seeing Jesus In The Face Of The Condemned

Jeremiah Sierra | Posted 08.21.2011 | Religion
Jeremiah Sierra

The face of a human being demands something of you, forces you to grapple with its individuality and complexity. It is harder to condemn someone once you've seen their face, harder to look away from the pain in their eyes.