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#ClimateThanks, Not a Moment Too Soon

Bessie Schwarz | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Bessie Schwarz

Today, as Thanksgiving approaches and we reflect on what we are grateful for, thousands are taking to Twitter to celebrate the climate movement with a simple message rarely heard in this doom and gloom issue: Thanks. The message of #ClimateThanks, which has reached millions by now, embodies a profound shift in the climate movement.

Miracles Work Everywhere

Ray Flynn | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion
Ray Flynn

I was with just elected Massachusetts Democratic Governor, Ed King, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Boston's West End in January of 1979, as people sat quietly in the Church and heard Bishop Joseph McGuire ask for God's blessing on our new Governor.

Bible-Based Campaign Aims to Pay-it-Forward This Holiday Season

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Will you make a difference in someone's life this Thanksgiving weekend? Beyond the football, the turkey, family and friends, will you take the time to make someone's day?

How to Live Your Light...

Alex Kip | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

In a world where we're constantly pushing happiness over the horizon, our views of what success means is often skewed. Pretty soon our batteries to our inner flashlight start to wear out. Then, all at once we can't seem to turn on the switch again.

The Subversive Act of the Love Story

Creston Davis | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Creston Davis

Given our limited compressed capitalist time, that we are forced to rely on the corporate media to give us "reality" in overly simplistic, even insulting terms. What act could we commit ourselves to that would break with this reigning ideological propaganda machine? I submit to you the love story.

How Do We Hold On to Hope in Times of Injustice?

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 11.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

My daughter and I were standing in the middle of the baseball field in Inwood Hill Park, looking up at the stars, when something told me to check to see if the decision was finally announced. "NO INDICTMENT" stared back at me, taunting. I fell to my knees, crying. Yet again I was that kid watching an injustice occur right before my eyes and feeling helpless to do anything about it.

In the Wake of Ferguson, What I'm Thankful For...

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I am thankful for the Browns, for their courage to respond to this decision with dignity and grace, calling for people to focus their energy on fighting injustice instead of fighting each other.

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

When Medical Challenges Strike Those We Love, Our Positive Attitude Just Might Be the Best Prescription of All

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

After surviving breast cancer about seven years ago, my mother-in-law (Becky, an amazing individual) found out that her cancer is back and has spread throughout her body and even into her bones. Needless to say, when those of us close to her got the news, we were stunned.

A Lesson from Detroit - America's Heart, and Soul

Ken Ludden | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Detroit has been at the heart of America since its founding in 1701. Over the years, Detroit has always been the center of America. Located geographically to connect America with Canada via the natural water systems, it is the way in to America's heart.

How to Make God Love You

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Although the modern controversy over God centers on the famous headline from Time magazine, "Is God Dead?" this isn't really the key question. By defi...

WATCH: 'What's Up With Me?' (Questioning Behavior Rather Than Attacking It)

Brad Yates | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Too often, we get frustrated with ourselves about our behavior without considering that part of us believes there's a good reason for that behavior. ...

I Lost My Baby Just Weeks Before He Should Have Been Born

Catherine Kelly | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Catherine Kelly

What I have learned from this horrific loss is that I am stronger than I ever knew. I have learned not to take life for granted, and that every moment with loved ones is a gift.

The Haunting of Our Past

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Our story is our past, and our past is our story. Much of the hurt we carry around with us is a stowaway from our past -- our inability to let go of what once was in order to grasp hold of what now is.

Have a Little Faith

Phu Nguyen | Posted 11.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Phu Nguyen

What this world has become is something so undefinable and sometimes scary that I don't think anyone would make it without the belief in something bigger than themselves and people in general.

I Got Sober When the Pain of Staying the Same Was Greater Than the Fear of Changing

Allison Hudson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

So now I am 29 months sober. I know, right? That seemed impossible 883 days ago, but I must say, life is so unbelievably good today. So, what does life look like for me 29 months sans booze? Well...

Freedom for Kenneth Bae! His Family's Enduring Faith

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We are grateful to have been able to help in the release efforts of Kenneth Bae. As we worked with the Bae family during this past year, their hard work, dedication, and love were punctuated by Bae's release this past weekend.

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

How quickly can the shift to renewables and de-carbonization at the source be achieved through individual and grass roots efforts? Globalization is the reality and events like the 'Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis' Conference are themselves the products of globalization.

He Gave Me a Chance

Charlie Carillo | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

One of the guys on my paper distribution route was a soft-spoken gray-haired guy with big black-framed eyeglasses. Politeness was a rare thing at a place like The Post, and this man always thanked me when I slapped the latest edition down on his desk.

Art Still Offers Hope: My Interview With Peter Seibt

Creston Davis | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Creston Davis

I recently interviewed Peter Seibt whose approach to art courageously offers a new and different way than the manipulative world of art controlled by wealthy financiers in New York or Paris.

Childhood: Where Trust Is Born or Torn

Mark Coleman | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Coleman

Trust is a foundation of all individual and social relationships. Whether you ultimately trust yourself to be able to catch the ball, or put trust into others to guide your ongoing development, trust is an essential element of personal growth and success.

WATCH: Resisting Action on Little Things

Brad Yates | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Life is full of little things that need to be done... and for various reasons we may find ourselves avoiding getting them done, even when it would be ...

Smiling and Climbing: In Tribute to Joe Gold

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Are you smiling and climbing? This week, our community celebrated the life of Joe Gold, t. His eulogy serves as a source of inspiration for each of ...

Empower Self

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

As you start living your life fully in the present with much joy and appreciation for all that you have -- the doors to infinite abundance in all earthly respects open up for you.

Thanks For the Memories: An Interview with Richard Zoglin on Bob Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2014 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In his long dynamic career, Bob Hope's story resonates as a cultural history of the last decade: a rags-to-riches immigrant, he was a pioneer in vaude...