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The Awakening of Sandy: Will Power Truly Be Restored?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

In truth, we cannot control the weather. This is fate. However, we can control whether and how we respond to these moments. This is destiny.

Suicide And The Search For Green Pastures

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

There are too many people in our communities who find themselves in the middle of a life journey that does not seem to lead them to places of peace and comfort. One of those persons was a former neighbor of mine who took her life a few weeks ago.

5 Reasons to be Hopeful for Tibet

Tenzin Dorjee | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Tenzin Dorjee

Now is not the time to despair. It is the time to take action and tip the scales of history toward freedom in Tibet.

Change Is Messy

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Ruth Neubauer

Listening to the debates aroused my curiosity about Mr. Romney's understanding and practice of Patience, which comes with its partner Self-control and...

38-Foot Pink RV Delivers Hope for Breast Cancer

HooplaHa | Posted 12.23.2012 | Good News

The Hope Bus, a mobile wellness and resource center that also happens to be a glorious pink 37-foot RV, delivers programs, services and resources across Rhode Island and into Massachusetts.

Robot Call to Earthlings

Frank Dwyer | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

"I am going to make sure we remain the hope of the Earth" -- Wisconsin Robot Call, 21 Oct. 2012 Wait a minute, Mitt. What's the bottom line? Maybe ...

The Hope for Brave New Worlds

Michael Drew | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

The discovery of new worlds, and the potential for further exploration of that final frontier, space, makes us think of our own limitations as well as our potential for trying to understand, and the impossibility of having or knowing it all when we want to.

What Can We Say? Theology For Murder And For Living

Kent Annan | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Kent Annan

The service ended. We said goodbye and hugged Fred in another of those moments when silence, speaking and actions need to find a way to rhyme.

Hope Dies Last: Why Hope Matters for Strategy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Even though the American economy is recovering -- albeit slowly -- these are still stressful and trying times. We need to move from that begrudging process of recovery to renewal in the belief in America and the American dream. How important is hope to that renewal?

Why We All Need To Be Beacons Of Hope

Lorna Byrne | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

The Angel of Hope and other angels can fill us with hope and prompt us to do the right things but we have to take action. We have to listen; the angels cannot overstep our free will. They can help us to keep the light of hope burning in our lives, but they can do nothing unless we play our part.

I'm Sorry, Mr. President

Ilana Ross | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

Four years later, I feel like I've disappointed the president more than he's disappointed me. I've turned off the news and ignored countless emails from Joe, Michelle, David Plouffe, somebody named Susan at the DNC.

The Business of Hope

Susan Davis | Posted 12.12.2012 | Impact
Susan Davis

As it turns out, hope can be a powerful force for anyone, anywhere -- the law school student in America, the woman in Bangladesh struggling with extreme poverty, and the girl in Pakistan who just wants to go to school.

I Thought Weighing 58 Pounds Made Me Strong...Until I Learned What Real Strength Is

Intent | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women

15-year-olds aren't supposed to have strokes. At least that's what I thought. I try not to think about it too much. Even now, I only have bits and pieces; shards of memories that somehow remained intact even through the trauma my brain endured that day

Pittsburgh's New Green Renaissance

Jeremy Hays | Posted 12.01.2012 | Business
Jeremy Hays

The city of Pittsburgh, at one time, was so choked by coal pollution that Boston writer James Parton dubbed it "hell with the lid off." A series of vintage photos recently published in The Atlantic show city streets so dim with smog that you'd think a massive fire was smoldering nearby.

Donna's Cancer Story: Choosing Hope

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.30.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

As much as I hoped for a healthy Donna, there were other things I hoped, and still hope for. Hope that there will be another day with Donna. Hope to find the joy in life. Hope to not become bitter or angry. Hope that Donna would find the world a lovely, beautiful, wondrous place.

Getting Back to Hopeful

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

As they say, it's really about the journey -- not the destination. Because once you reach the destination (wherever it may be), there is always the next journey to take. This is called life! And it's wonderful, mysterious, and worth it, no matter how much it may hurt at times.

A Million (More) Trees for Wangari

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Turk Pipkin

Though I am about as far as possible from being a rural Kenyan woman, Wangari changed my life as well by the beauty and brilliance of her words and deeds, and by taking my hand saying, "Come to Kenya. You will love it."

The Council Of Elders

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

In this era, when it seems that there is an enormous amount of rudderlessness among young and old alike as to the way ahead for us as a nation, it is refreshing for a group of folks to take the bold stand of being willing to be counted.

The Role Hope Plays In Change

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Hope gives a glimpse of possibility not seen in the darkness. Hope shows the way, but for an instant only. We must act on it or it becomes nothing more than a pleasant memory, a feel-good moment.

We Won't Apologize for Hope

Thrity Umrigar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Thrity Umrigar

A few months ago, Sarah Palin, with her trademark sarcasm, asked Obama supporters, "How's that hopey changey stuff working out for ya?"

Have Hope: There Is A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living

The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance. ...

Courage Is Like Love: It Must Have Hope To Nourish It

Gordon Livingston, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gordon Livingston, M.D.

To face the future with courage we must believe that we have the power, the resolve, the tolerance to contribute to a world that we and our children will want to live in.

How To Bounce Back Better: 5 Tips To Be Resilient

Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jancee Dunn Why is it that some people can bounce back from a tough event, while others never quite seem to get their mojo back? While it's tr...

Finding Language To Describe God

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The lack of words for the Sacred is like the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of my religious practices: I cannot both fully experience the Sacred and fully describe that experience at the same time.

Transcending Fear With Messages of Hope | Victoria Ross | Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Politicians and police officers, Muslims and Jews, children and seniors stood side by side on the grounds of the temple, holding up candles, murmuring...