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When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense o...

A Diwali Reflection: The Exchange of Lamps

Vineet Chander | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The heart is the place where we keep that which we treasure the most. What might it mean to make our hearts a temple?

Once a Soldier, Today a Heartist. The Journey From External Demand to Guidance From Within

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

after 40 years of wandering in my internal desert, I was able to transform my fearful obedience into love and acceptance of the truth of my heart. I reclaimed my choice.

Foo Fighters Recruit Heart Members To Perform 'Kick It Out'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

Following their Zac Brown-assisted cover of Black Sabbath's "War Pigs," Foo Fighters returned Tuesday for the second performance of their week-long ru...

A Divergent Morning Tea Experience

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Alessia ROSSI

Hope is what keeps us going every single day and which lingers deep down in all of us, even in the most tricky and challenging situations on earth. Hope is like the taste of Matcha tea, it is confusingly astringent and sweet.

Larkin Poe: How Megan and Rebecca Lovell Got Their Sister Act Together

Michael Bialas | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Megan and Rebecca Lovell are all about family, so it was a stroke of genius (or marketing savvy) that led the stunning sisters to put the "kin" in Larkin Poe.

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

Let Your Heart Hold the Pen

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So I gave birth all over again. My pregnancy lasted for about 40 years, the labor pains about six months and finally I have a brand new child in my li...

I'm the Crystal (And So Are You): A Poem for Cold Times

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm the crystal/ I'm the light/ Inextinguishable and bright

Song of the Heart: Walking the Path of Light

Pam Nochlin | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

By Francine Vale Francine's memoir and life journey is fascinating. Francine describes her father's horrible Oliver Twist-like life, growing up Jew...

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Sharing of Hearts

Stephanie Bender | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Although August is not National Heart Month (February is), I am compelled to write about hearts. My reason? Ethan, one of my grandsons, had open-heart surgery last week. It was the third surgery in his 15 short years of life.

Don't Rain on the Parade

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

It's OK to be quiet, spacious, even silent. OK to take some time to let things air out and take more shape before you respond. Even if your deep-down view is that this idea is insane, disastrous, or worse -- often you don't have to say anything at all and it will collapse on its own.

Shabbat and Trungpa

Alison Laichter | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Alison Laichter

My hope is that, like Trungpa's idea of an empty heart, each time I am re-souled through Shabbat, there is more tenderness and less tangibility, a waking up of my soul, an opening of my heart, and a chance to practice making everything holy, at least one day a week.

Is Alcohol in Moderation Really Good for Your Heart?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

Interconnected - Today's Buddha Doodles

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.07.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Stressed or Blessed? 60 Seconds or Less Can Be the Dealbreaker

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

You know how it goes. Something hits you wrong and you fly off the handle. Just like that. Yesterday morning I was absorbed in to-do details yakkin...

Outsmarting the Fear of Failure

Martin Snepp | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

For so many of us, the fear of failure is crippling. It stands in the way of us achieving what we really want in life. With our pride at stake, many of us prefer to take the easy, safe option. Perhaps we save face. But at what cost?

A Drum God, Juno Jammers and Superheroes: Conversations with Terry Bozzio, July Talk and Magic Man

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

What was playing with Frank Zappa like and how did he influence you? What are your favorite recordings with him?

The Secret Formula for Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

I recently spoke at a TEDx conference about what I think is the most important space on earth. Guess what it is? It's the space inside your heart. ...

The Thing About Horses

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Next time you are around horses, breathe deeply and get quiet inside. Tune in to them from your heart and you will feel the depth of these magnificent animals. If you open your heart and soul, you will understand why some of us have a thing about horses.

How to Engage People Through Giving

Karin Volo | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

Ten years ago, entrepreneur Stefan Krook had a dream... to start a company that would give all the profits to charity. At the time, it was a crazy ide...

The Power of Support

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I was having dinner at an unremarkable neighborhood traittoria the other night, when I glimpsed something remarkable. The busboy, having been asked...