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'Song of the Heart: Walking the Path of Light'

Pam Nochlin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

Francine's memoir and life journey is fascinating. Francine describes her father's horrible Oliver Twist-like life, growing up Jewish in the Bronx dur...

Does Medicine Need a New Language?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

The insurance companies' complications, government involvement, and economic downturn have all added fuel to this fire of discontent. But I think the problem is even more pervasive than that. It stems from our interactions. With each other and with our patients.

Memory Chose a Woman's Body: Angela M. Carter on Poetry and Trauma

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Angela M. Carter was born, and raised, in a Virginia farming town of less than 280 country-folk. Carter moved abroad, to England, for nearly five years and returned to sweet Virginia with a new-found confidence, and voice.

Healing Gemstones for Your Zodiac Sign

Tarot.com | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tarot.com

Gemstones are more than just pretty ornaments. These natural, Earth-based beauties also have the power to heal, protect, relax and clarify. Certain gemstones are particularly beneficial for each zodiac sign. Look up yours below:

10 Daily Steps to Keep Your Summer Glow

Elyssa Jakim | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyssa Jakim

Incorporating just one of two of these into your daily routine can add ease into your life in significant and surprising ways. Little actions such as these will smooth the stress and keep you in touch with your summer joy.

What I Learned About Grief From Working 9/11 Families

Dr. Heidi Horsley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Heidi Horsley

I am honored to have worked with these families, and to have been able to take their journey with them, out of the darkness and back into the light.

Michael Franti to be Honored With Universal Smile Award

Lisa Lori | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News
Lisa Lori

Some people just give good vibes. Musician and philanthropist Michael Franti and his partner Sara Agah, are two such people, and they give it in spades.

Finding Comfort in the Wake of 9/11

Barbara Biziou | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

In this time of existential uncertainty, it's often difficult to trust that the Divine has placed us exactly where we are meant to be. On September 10...

In the Company of Words and Strangers

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

We all know far too well that aching disconnect between who we really are and what we project into the world. For many of us, we consciously choose to disappear -- to be "less than" because the fear of allowing ourselves to be completely "exposed."

Interview with Sonia Choquette, Spiritual Teacher on Intuition

Sura | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Sonia Choquette is a world-renown author who teaches people how to live from their sixth sense, what she considers, our most important sense - our Int...

The Secret Lives Of Patients

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

My recent experience taught me that doctor and patient are two sides of the same coin -- and it's a toss up, literally, which side we are on. Every day.

Healing the Soul of America

Audrey Addison Williams | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices
Audrey Addison Williams

The "Soul" of America is sick and there is an urgent need for healing. A radical intervention is necessary if we are to recover our ability to feel and to care deeply, we need help.

The Power of Prayer

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Lillie Leonardi

For all too long I have pondered the question, "What is my purpose?"  I have often raised my eyes toward Heaven and asked God, "What is it you want me to do?" I have even had the audacity to scream at the great above. 

When Health Care Isn't Healing

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

The patient-centered model needs to replace the practice-centered model. The patient's health should be a higher priority than the doctor's rush to keep moving and fit as many people as possible into his schedule and his practice goals.

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

How to Recover From a Breakup the Healthy Way

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I am single again but something feels different this time around -- I'm content being alone for the first time in my adult life. I've decided to use this period, unattached to a male counterpart, to break the cycles I've been repeating for years.

The Magic of Intention

Leigh Koechner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Koechner

When you are clear with your intention and you share it with the Universe or even one person, magic will happen. I recently went to Aspen to visit a ...

Life Lessons From Our Cats and Dogs

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

I wonder what would happen if we paid more attention to our loved ones' emotions and moods as our pets and focus on giving a gentle touch or hug during times of distress. Such small acts of love makes us all better human beings.

5 Reasons No Relationship Is A Waste Of Time

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.27.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.

The Secret to Being Popular

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times in your life have you watched someone with a tinge of envy -- wishing you were like them? People surround them, with adoring looks o...

When Sleep Is Spiritual

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Beyond all the scientific complexities associated with it, falling asleep can be understood as an act of faith. The submission to sleep requires extending trust to something greater than ourselves. Sheep, of course, sleep best in the company of the flock and shepherd.

How Zumba Empowered Me to Move Forward

Gina Ryder | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina Ryder

Zumba's slogan is "join the party." One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the party. There is rarely a "maybe later" in life or dance. Moving in the moment is the only way to heal sometimes.

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

How a Nature-Loving Peacenik Came to Love the Military

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Cassie Premo Steele

On an August Sunday morning at the age of 23, just a few days after the Gulf War started, I sat by myself on the steps of the state capitol in South Carolina where the Confederate flag still flew and instituted a one-woman protest against the war.