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Inner Peace

7 Ways to De-Stress and Embrace Your Days

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

Are your days filled with stress, dread and have-tos? Do you find yourself dreading your week, and it is only just beginning? It is very easy to fal...

10 Daily Steps to Keep Your Summer Glow

Elyssa Jakim | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyssa Jakim

Incorporating just one of two of these into your daily routine can add ease into your life in significant and surprising ways. Little actions such as these will smooth the stress and keep you in touch with your summer joy.

How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Although certain phases pass more smoothly than others, recognizing the tides of life grants us the inner fortitude to confront our circumstances with awareness and acceptance. After all, hope is a simple reminder that momentary sorrow is a prelude to lasting joy.

Robin Williams: Oh Captain, My Captain in Life and Death

Maya Mathias | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Maya Mathias

I didn't get to meet Robin. Yet, like so many of you, I felt like I knew him. I'd had the privilege of peering into those sensitive blue eyes on TV or in the movies, and I believed that I'd plumbed the depths of his soul.

Living Peace Everyday

Paul Singer | Posted 09.03.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Singer

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the "Wisdom of the Elders Pillars of Peace" conference focusing on peace, compassion and ethical leadership.

How Burn-Out Saved My Life

Giuliana Cortese | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Giuliana Cortese

Every action, whether it be writing an article, applying for a job or snacking on an apple, is worthy of being embraced, enjoyed and savored for what it is. When we choose to live life this way, each moment becomes saturated with meaning.

12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

Alexandra Harra | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

These lessons aren't part of any class curriculum. They are taught between the lines -- picked up through pain and need and faulty action. They are unwavering truths of life we often forget but more often dismiss.

3 Lessons About Loneliness That Gave Me Profound Peace

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

At some point in our lives, we will all feel lonely. Whether it is feeling left out in grade school or the isolation of old age, loneliness is inevitable.

13 Steps to Recover From Betrayal

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Betrayal leaves us at a fork in the road. We can choose to act in ways that either favor or impede personal growth: we can become stuck in a bad moment forever or we can put it behind us for good. We decide our path.

Don't Rain on the Parade

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

It's OK to be quiet, spacious, even silent. OK to take some time to let things air out and take more shape before you respond. Even if your deep-down view is that this idea is insane, disastrous, or worse -- often you don't have to say anything at all and it will collapse on its own.

Deepak Chopra's "Future of God"

Alex Kip | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

"Here he comes, here he comes..." the collective thought hovered in the air as hundreds of spiritual seekers filled the Marble Collegiate Church in NYC.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

7 Ways to Save a Struggling Relationship

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Forgo the negative emotions keeping you from true forgiveness. Remind yourself that whatever happened, happened, and that there is no reason to drag the past into your future. Lingering on hurtful memories only perpetuates them. Be mindful that forgiveness is a process, not a result, so perform small, daily acts that are reflective of your intent to pardon

5 Simple Ways You Can Help Create Peace in Gaza and Israel

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Living far away, it's often hard to know where to start or how to help. So, I began asking people with experience in the region and have identified five simple actions you can take today to support peace for people in Gaza and Israel.

The 'Roommate' in Your Head

Alex Kip | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

When we think that this inner voice is us, all we're hearing is negative things over and over again on repeat, then suddenly we think we're a worthless person incapable of achieving anything. Not only that, but when this voice runs our life, we're not even living in this world.

The Quickest Way Out of the Dumps

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Life here is a great gift. In the spiritual realm, we do not come up against darkness -- the darkness that challenges us to discover our own light. Only by coming up against our own and other's wounds can we discover how to heal them.

How to Forgive to Save Your Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Do the effects of a former betrayal, breakup, breakdown or broken heart continue today? Recognize the need to forgive. Identify whom you need to forgive. Then you can begin the process.

A Summer of 'Just Because'

Liana Gergely | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Why am I writing this article? Just because I love to write, and I want to. Although I hope you like it, I can remind myself that at the end of the day my real friends are my own sense of happiness and inner peace, not your opinion or your Facebook like. And that's what I call a life of freedom.

An Open Letter to G-d

Mimi Minsky | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Mimi Minsky

This letter is a reminder; a reminder for myself. A reminder that there is a bigger picture than the picture we're certain we've seen before. This here is reminder that there is more to life than dollar bills and shiny cars. A reminder that we still have so much more living left to do.

How to Find Wisdom From Everyday People

Madeline Wahl | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Madeline Wahl

It is inaccurate to assume that wisdom comes only from those who have achieved so much or those who have graying hair and wrinkled skin. Everyone from any age has the potential to be wise.

Power in Chaos

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

We are all living and existing on the same field of actions. The stage we use is called the world. But there are subtle influences which we can't se...

5 Surprising Things That Keep You Calm (Even If You Don't Know It)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

We all know meditating, going outdoors and doing yoga are incredibly useful ways to stave off stressful emotions, but sometimes we need to get creativ...

It's Your Life You Get to Choose: 7 Tools to Help You Get What You Want

Marilyn Tam | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Waiting for something or someone to give you what you want in your life is abdication of your free will and choice. Yet we've all had occasions when w...

I Quit

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

But in the process of change and of letting go of what you're used to and what's felt comfortable to you, you'll first experience mental and emotional resistance. This is a positive signal that you're going through withdrawal, and it's time to add replacement behaviors and thoughts to your life.