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Waiting For A Miracle: My Son's Battle With CRPS

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

A friend recently told me that a parent is only as happy as their least happy child. Imagine when that child is chronically ill.

10 Ways to Bring Meaning Into Your Life

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

When I feel myself asking "Where did the day go?" I do some brief exercises that bring me to the present moment and remind myself that I'm living.

Birds Of Paradise: Reflections On The Oil Spill

Kay Goldstein | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Kay Goldstein

We do not smell the fumes in the surf or see the dying birds on our shore. But like oil plumes hidden deep in the once crystalline oceans seeping into our awareness, we are made to see what we do not wish to see.

Reclaiming Our Hope

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

How do we counter political demoralization among those who had such high hopes for the American political process just over a year ago?

From Italy to Peace

Avraham Burg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Avraham Burg

From far away -- all the way in Italy -- the details are clear. Peace is possible; peace is necessary. Peace is wider and deeper than the absence of war. Peace is about friendship, life, and goodness.

Are You Ready to REALLY Know The Kellys?

Alyssa Jung | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alyssa Jung

She fought it for awhile -- the feelings, the memories, reluctant to relive the heartache that seemed unbearable the first time around.

Voices From Haiti: "God, We Have Not Heard You for a Long Time"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

For the survivors it was the initial primeval instinct for life that shocked stopped hearts into beating. Haiti has had a massive coronary and, collectively damaged, is operating at a fraction of its normal output.

America's Most Prominent Emerging Poets Respond to the Obama Administration

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg asked one hundred of the best-known emerging American poets to respond with a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days. The resulting anthology is very revealing.

4 E-Z Ways to Deepen Your Relationship with God/The Big Spirit

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

People are designed to relate in the richest possible terms to the divine -- to God, The Universal Mind, The Big Picture, The Greater Good, the Spirit in the Sky, etc.

'Soul Of A Citizen': Barack Obama, Vaclav Havel, And When Small Steps Yield Unforeseen Fruits

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

We never know how the new-found involvement of those we engage will play out in the rest of their lives, but if we inspire enough people to take those first steps in speaking out for justice we can sometimes transform history.

The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I like to think of Andrew Harvey as one of the intellectual bad boys of the modern spiritual path. Bless the man, he's almost always a curve or two ahead of the pack.

Yes We Can! Hope, Despair, and Hope Again in Health Care and American Politics

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Now that this major victory has been won in Congress today, I realize that what I really had at the start of Obama's term was not hope, but optimism. Optimism is a luxury for those who can afford to lose. Hope inspires endurance.

UN Reports Diphtheria Outbreak in Port-au-Prince: IDP Camps Vulnerable

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Camp Canaan While in Haiti, we notified a health monitoring service about suspected outbreaks of up to 100 cases of diptheria in Camp Cannan, twel...

Voices from Haiti: "Americans Can See Exactly the Way We Live"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Writing about the shattered hopes and dreams of the Haitian people is like trying to describe the movements of a symphony to a hearing-impaired person.

No Sleep in Congo

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

How many more will die as we deliberate? How long will we ignore the slaughter and promise "never again"?

Forgiveness as a Way of Life

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Years ago, I got really into this Texas mega preacher, Joel Osteen. Maybe you have heard of him, as he is a best-selling author, tours the country a...

Woman Waging Peace

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

Sister Immaculata Mulyei, Sister Michael Lungu, Marsha Winsryg and Foster Wachata, wood carver from Mukuni Village While our country hypnotizes...

Requiem for a Lightweight President

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

There are slim grounds to expect a forthright reform agenda ever to emerge from the Oval Office. The moment has vanished -- whether November brings a rout or just a defeat.

Voices From the Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Winning this opportunity is an enormous honor--especially because many other contestants were worthy and capable of representing you. I thus asked a few other contestants for their messages of hope.

Homeless Artist Keeps Hope in his Canvas

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

There is no way to paint a bright, colorful picture of homelessness. But there is something incredible about the spirit of a person who has a vision that can conquer any challenge.

Hopelessness, Despair and the Winter Olympics

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

I chose not to end my life, but rather chronicle my journey from darkness into light in a journal, which later became my book, The Last Day of My Life. I asked myself: what would I do if I have only 24 hours to live?

I Am Giving Up Hope for Lent

Lisa Solod | Posted 02.17.2010 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

In the spirit of ecumenical understanding, I hereby deny myself indulgence, for the next six weeks, in the most important thing in my life: Hope.

MedShare and GO Inspire GO Urges You to Act Now!

Toan Lam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

I wanted to begin a dialogue, so I asked everyone who has reached out to share their experiences of how they're helping -- so that others would be inspired to act through the actions of others.

Sleepless In New York: My Night at the HOPE Street Survey (SLIDESHOW)

Boonsri Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Boonsri Dickinson

One night every year, volunteers walk thousands of miles on the grids of the city, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and climb through the underworld of the subways lines to count the homeless.

The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Rather than the inspiring rhetoric of a campaign speech, Obama's State of the Union address was a more sober reflection on unfinished business.