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Unspiritual? Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.24.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Slo-mo Is My New Mojo

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

Writing this while listening to the soothing sounds of the surf, grateful for some time away from the hustle and bustle my life had become. Wishing th...

Book Review: Leaving Amma Finding Home: A Memoir about Love, Loss and Life's Detours

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.24.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Uma Girish's transformational memoir, Leaving Amma Finding Home: A Memoir about Love, Loss and Life is that kind of book that spoke to every single one of my "hats."

The Edge of Grief: A Summer Reflection

Ellen Frankel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Ellen Frankel

As a bereavement counselor, it is my job to help create a safe space to give voice to the unspeakable, and to companion others in their grief journey as they travel into the wilderness of their soul in search of their own inner knowing and truth.

Why Cancer Can Actually Be Empowering

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

It has been said that once you had a cancer diagnosis you can become cancer-free but never free from cancer because the experience forever changes your perspective. Having a history of cancer will always be a part of who I am, even if I don't talk about it or overtly connect with my disease.

Do You Have to Be Reasonable When You're Grieving?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

I could pretend, but that pretending cost me. I could be reasonable, but telling that lie was exhausting. Now, when I read about grief, when I attend conferences that talk about grief, I think about those early days. I think about being reasonable. I think of how ridiculous that is.

The Best (And Worst) Reasons To Become A Doctor

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

While doctoring may not involve the hard life of a cowboy, it certainly has its challenges. And those challenges are becoming even more apparent as our health care system changes.

Divorcing: Devastating, but Not Terminal

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

The next time you are overwhelmed by divorcing, repeat after me: "Yes, this is traumatic. Horrible. But it isn't terminal. It's actually a bump on the road of life that just might give me a second chance at a whole new dream."

How I Recovered From ME: My First Steps and Redefining Success

Veronica Layunta Maurel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Veronica Layunta Maurel

Through my healing process I have experienced the biggest shifts and the greatest miracles by redefining what a happy and successful life is to me. Success means now health, boundaries, honest expression, connection, sharing, creativity.

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

Why Women Have a Romance With Shoes

Gramma Good | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

My high heels give me my presence, my feminine power; they reveal my personality and most importantly, my femininity.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

The Milkshake That's Actually Good for You

Erin Zaikis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste
Erin Zaikis

I have the perfect way for you to get your turmeric in a delicious, painless way.

Rape Culture, Bob Jones University and the End of Forgiveness

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

After spending the first half of my life in the church, I've come to the conclusion that evangelical culture is largely dysfunctional in its understanding of "forgiveness." And nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the recent report by Al Jazeera America on Bob Jones University.

Views From Down Under

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

Negativity Negativity, what is that? Why do some of us let this powerful force spiral us downward into a void of darkness and negativity, sucking the...

June 26 -- Honoring the Strength and Spirit of Torture Survivors

Curt Goering | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Curt Goering

The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is a testament to the power of healing and the resilience of torture survivors. It is a day to show our respect for and solidarity with them. It is a day to let them know they are not forgotten.

Past, Present or Future...

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So if the past is what has made me the person I am, and the future is what I am working for -- what does the present or "the now" mean to me? How could I just believe and make today my friend? I was lost.

How Fitness Helped Me Grieve and Start My Life Over Again

Michelle E. Steinke | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle E. Steinke

The exercise literally saved my life when I felt like I had none left. The exercise became a necessity and a driving force beyond loss. I also started the project of living my late husbands bucket list, as a way to honor my past will living a full, fit, and exciting future.

Ask the Mutant: 9 Steps to Keeping Your Sense of Humor in a Disaster

Eva Moon | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Moon

It's not a funny bone -- it's a funny muscle. Exercise it! Finding humor in everyday life might seem hard at first, but it gets easier and more automatic with practice.

3 Simple Steps To Master Life's Challenges

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

It's understandable if you feel completely overwhelmed in your hardest moments. It's also pretty normal that you may want to escape it all and check out, but it isn't what will ultimately serve you best.

He Wasn't the Best: My Healing Ritual for Father's Day

Barbara Biziou | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Although it has been almost 20 years since my father passed on to spirit, every Father's Day I get a bit teary-eyed and have a pang in my solar plexus...

Heal With Colors

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." Colors are therapeutic. They have a direct effect on our mood, and well be...

Deconstructing the Fear of Rejection: What Are We Really Afraid Of?

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

Being human, we long to be accepted and wanted. It hurts to be rejected and to experience loss. If our worst fear materializes -- if our catastrophic fantasy becomes a reality and we're rejected -- our organism has a way of healing if we can trust our natural healing process

Ancestor Deficit Disorder

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

A tree without roots cannot grow. When we humans lose our roots, we too begin to wither -- losing our balance, our health and our spiritual foundati...

How Yoga Saved This Marine's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us come to practice yoga through local boutique studios, complimentary gym classes or even programs offered by our employers. However, one U.S...