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Parts Is Parts: Offal, Ranked In Order

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste

Don't run away yet, there's deliciousness to be had here.

Clearing Out The (Emotional) Clutter

Kelley Whitis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Whitis

Cleaning out the emotional clutter is a hard job. It takes willingness and dedication. It requires a daily conscious effort. There will be tears. There will be hard days. But the outcome is more than worth it.

A Great Heart Stops Beating, Thousands of Tiny Hearts Beat on

Michael Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michael Levin

Lauren Winkler died Sunday evening in an private jet crash at Santa Monica Airport described by investigators as unsurvivable. Lauren was a fundraiser...

How's Your Shutdown Going?

Bridget Fonger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

The third meditation of the day, and a new understanding my own shutdown have given me some peace. Tomorrow, I'm going to try a little more tenderness. Hopefully the negotiators can do the same.

Breaking the Heart Open

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

If you feel pain and heaviness in the heart, know that the only way to the other side, is by going through it. Not by trying to control or manipulate what arises. But by feeling what comes up and staying with it.

Finding Our Way Home

Lolly Daskal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Whether we're constantly on the go or just constantly in meetings, it can feel like we're starving ourselves of something vital.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

A Little Change

Kelley Whitis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Whitis

Who in your life needs a little help? I challenge you to do one random act of courage and kindness today to help someone and see how it affects both their life and yours.

See Deep Wants

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Imagine your deepest wants like a soft warm current at your back, gently and powerfully carrying you forward along the long road ahead. How would this feel?

See Good Intentions

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Recognizing the positive intentions in others, we feel safer, more supported, and happier. And when others feel that you get their good intentions, they feel seen, appreciated, and more inclined to treat you well.

Find Your Own Way

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Did you truly choose this path? The Practice: Find your own way. Why? The human body has about 100 trillion cells (plus another 10 quadrillion micro...

Can You Medicate Meditation?

Tara Brach | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There are no absolute recipes for working with the issue of taking medications. In making choices on our path, it's important to ask ourselves whether or not they will serve awakening and freedom. Our best answers are found by honestly looking into our intentions.

See What's Likable

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a stick, or safely ignored? Naturally, we like -- we enjoy -- what's pleasant, dislike what's unpleasant, and wish what's neutral would get pleasant pronto.

Ramadan Reflection Day 7: Building Tender Hearts

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The heart's function is to love and it will love that which we put in its presence, so a certain mindfulness is needed in order to avoid allowing for it to be an abode of things that are neither healthy for it or for us.

Be Home

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Your body and mind want to come home: That's where energy is conserved for the marathon of life, where learning is consolidated, where resources are built rather than expended, and where pains and traumas are healed.

The Journey to True Love

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

I have come to believe the answer to love, to finding our soul mate, is really finding intimacy within ourselves. If someone provokes irritation in you, this shows a weakness in yourself that needs to be elevated.

Find What's Sacred

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Without stress or pressure, see if there could be a deepening commitment to this something sacred. How do you feel about making sanctuary for it, in your attention and intentions, and in how you spend your time and other resources?

Be Benevolent

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Benevolence is a fancy word that means something simple: good intentions toward living beings, including oneself.

Rushing to Conclusions About Adrenaline

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

While shots of adrenaline alone do not enormously boost physical or emotional responses, adrenaline and noradrenaline play major roles in helping us cope with what the world throws our way.

A Heart That Is Ready for Anything

Tara Brach | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There's a bright light of awareness that shines through each of us and guides us home, and we're never separated from this luminous awareness, any more than waves are separated from the ocean.

Are You Listening to Your Heart?

Trina Hayes | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

This week, my brother's heart attack was a reminder to me to continue to nurture my relationship to my heart, to be consciously aware of the importance of listening to what my heart has to say to me.

When Knowing He Loves You Is Not Enough

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We can ask for, participate in and commit to getting the full and direct experience that is love. After all, to love someone truly is to be interested and willing to create the experience that is love for them, and thus to become truly bilingual in the language of the heart.

Try This: An Exercise In Generosity

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Moving through your day, try considering your contributions as offerings -- particularly the little things that are easy to overlook, such as the laundry, courteous driving, or saying thanks. When you relate to everyday actions as offerings, you feel an intimacy with the world.

Emergency Help for Couples Who Have Just Had a Big Fight

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Whenever I'm embroiled in this kind of dynamic and (hallelujah!) manage to make it out the other side, I get majorly humbled -- all concepts of myself as a conscious, loving, evolved human being completely blown to smithereens.

Buddha Doodle - 'Connect'

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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