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Light Up Your Holiday Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

So, the next time you're looking at the lights of your Christmas tree or Menorah, think about the light that you possess and the light you have the power to share. 'Tis the season to let the bright light outside inspire the lights within our lives!

Come Home for the Holidays

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

For those seeking a sex or holiday booze article, click onto something else immediately, like TMZ or the Today show. In the spirit of holiday cheer,...

My Life's Purpose: Loving, No Matter What

Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Yanna Bat Adam, Heartist

My perception of the world and the people around me is a mirror of my inner attitudes, core beliefs and old emotional wounds. Like so many, I considered my mind to be superior to my heart, and felt that being emotional and vulnerable was a weakness.

Gratitude Is a State: On Being a Sacred Stream for Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

Art of Attention: The Frequency of Home

Elena Brower | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

The frequency of home is mostly about simple listening, love and respect, and it's a repeated choice. Practice landing and situating yourself in that frequency; your body will thank you.

Not My Day to Die

Heather Hummel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Hummel

Photo Credit: Heather Hummel Photography On the morning of Oct. 8, 2014, and fresh out of the shower, I stood naked in front of my dresser trying t...

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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 11.22.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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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