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6 Things I Hope for My Granddaughter, My 'Jelly Bean'

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Fifty
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

For you, my Jelly Bean, are made of the finest sugar. You show up in all kinds of colors and flavors that warm my heart and soul. One smile and I'm taken in -- taken in like only a grandpa can experience. And so there are six things I hope for my dear Jelly Bean...

How Laughter Can Heal the Heart and Soul

Joyce Marter | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

To me, laughter is a non-sexual orgasm. My mind, body and spirit are tickled, sending waves of euphoria that reverberate throughout me. All that is negative is converted into positive waves of light and love. I greatly value the healing and connecting properties of laughter.

How Embracing Your Sweetness Can Benefit Your Well-Being

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

I shook his hand and told him he'd made my day, and he said, "You've made mine." As he drove away, I teared up at this spontaneous and heartfelt exchange. Clearly, I had come across a very caring human being.

Waiting to Live: Fighting an Insurance Company for a Life-Saving Surgery

Kirsten Palladino | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Palladino

I have a responsibility to myself and to my family to strive for living. And I believed that my insurance company had a responsibility to honor the comprehensive plan my self-employed wife and I have been earnestly shelling out hundreds of dollars for on a monthly basis.

The Heart of the Matter: A Love Letter

Gail Federici | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Gail Federici

February is a time to spread awareness of heart disease and also to recognize the astounding achievements of the medical community in treating matters of the heart and these things are important to me.

Like Watching Birds Fly: A Runner's Journey With ARVD/C

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.

The Opposite of Gratitude

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

The Opposite of Gratitude is self-absorption. Which comes in many forms: guilt entitlement manipulating others never being able to say you're sorr...

Have You Heard You're Not Alone in Your Grief? It Isn't Really True

Megan Devine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

You alone carry the knowledge of how your grief lives in you. You alone know all the filaments of life and of love that fly through you. You alone know how deeply your life is now changed. You alone have to face this, inside your own heart.

Groove is in the Heart

Truth About Diamonds | Posted 04.05.2014 | Weddings
Truth About Diamonds

Whether you believe that the heart in your body is the seat of your soul or just the red organ you need to survive, it's clear that this cardio powerhouse has taken on metaphorical meaning, as well as having its very own iconographic, ubiquitous symbol.

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

Resolution 2014: Looking Into Your Own Heart

Luann Robinson Hull | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Luann Robinson Hull

What of just loving for the pure joy of loving without any expectation or attachment to how it's all going to work out? Is such an intention counterintuitive to our human nature?

Heart to Heart Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Authors, artists, writers, theologians and spiritualists have long known the heart is more than just an organ pumping blood to the brain. Expressions...

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

Listen to Your Heart

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Once you clear space, then you're ready to attract what you really do want in your life. You're ready to open your heart and let love in. And that is a beautiful thing.

Take a Good Look Inside the Box You Want to Get Out Of

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

As someone who makes his living helping people get out of the box, I've heard this now iconic phrase uttered thousands of times in the past 25 years. No matter what industry, continent, or mood my clients are in, none of them aspire to be box-bound.

The Most Important New Year's Resolution

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

This year, I'm only going to make only one resolution: I resolve not to wait for anyone's approval. I am going to say "no" more often. I am going to take time for me.

Have You Been the News? When Private Pain Is a Public Spectacle.

Megan Devine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Devine

We see too much suffering. We see too much suffering, forgetting that it is, in fact, suffering. It's not entertainment. It's not "news." It's pain.

The End of Retirement

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 02.19.2014 | Good News
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Why should or would anyone spend 1, 5, 20, 40+ years doing something they can't wait to retire from? It doesn't make sense. I'm not saying I can't make sense of it, I'm saying it doesn't make sense.

101 Things I've Learned So Far

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

I am not here to teach anybody anything. I am here to love and the love will do the teaching.

The American Heart Association -- Protecting Industry Not Patients

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines. They are an egregious example of much that is wrong with medicine today.

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Heart, Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Gig After Documentary

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at S...

How to Access Much More of Your Sensational Wisdom

Susan Bernstein | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

I'm not suggesting that to be wiser, you should stop listening to your brain's wisdom. Instead, I suggest you broaden your attention beyond your brain to the rest of your body.

The Street Where He Lived

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Now here is where the story gets a bit woo-woo, though that doesn't frighten me in the least because the spirit who lived on this particular street (o...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.