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Darkness

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

I want to talk about darkness. Not just the darkness that happens when the sun goes down and the lights go off -- I'm talking about the darkness that sometimes descends on our lives, making everything seem bleak and hopeless

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.

Hospital Janitor Plays Piano So Patients, Loved Ones Can 'Forget Their Worries'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

This janitor is bringing a little peace to the hearts of hospital visitors through his musical gift. Rolando Maaba, 55, works at Rockford Health S...

This 6-Year-Old Outsmarts Us All, Explains True Meaning Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

The truths that come from the mouths of babes can be nothing short of incredible sometimes. In this stop-motion animation film about the real mean...

Beloved Dad's Memory Lives On Through Special Message In A Bottle From His Family

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.15.2014 | Good News

This fisherman's soul will forever remain at sea, thanks to a special message in a bottle created by his family. When California native Melvin Stan...

Today's Buddha Doodle - How To Change Your Future

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why So Much Depends Upon an Ugly Creek

Sarah Reinhart | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Reinhart

After I drop the big kids off at school in the morning I like to grab a coffee and sometimes have a small, somewhat spontaneous adventure with Oscar a...

Which Educator Inspired You the Most?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

While educators spend their days doing the important work of finding our songs, their jobs have intensified and resources decreased.

Today's Buddha Doodle - Strike A Pose!

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

This Short Film About Running Through Rain Reminds Us To Let Go Of The Little Things

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.22.2014 | Good News

This short film, based on a true story, uses a child's simple, but profound words on a rainy day to show that we shouldn't sweat the small stuff in li...

Against All Odds: From Iraq to Silicon Valley

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.

The Advantage In Our Uniqueness

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Olayiwola A. Alara

We are not meant to fill the shoes of others only meant to fill our own because they fit perfectly.

Are You the Artist...or the Masterpiece?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

The metaphysical equation and question: Where does the essence of the artist (the creator) end and the form called the creation begin? This question gives new meaning to the age old adage, "As within, so without."

Why Most Men Prefer the Shallow End of the Spiritual Pool

David Scott Clegg | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Scott Clegg

At the risk of turning upside down my own awareness, and in the process exposing myself as a member of the male species, I am fascinated by the grea...

The Simple Moments

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Mallory Weggemann

The other day while driving home from the grocery store with a car full of groceries, my mother saw an unforgettable scene that many of us have seen countless times, sometimes on a daily basis.

How Do We Succeed and Manage Fresh Opportunities?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Olayiwola A. Alara

The late Steve Jobs, Apple founder, lost the company he built to investors only for him to buy it back a few years later because he had learned from his own initial shortcomings. A vital component to managing fresh opportunities is not fearing to take risk.

Till Death Do Us Part: The Recipe for Lasting Love

Gigi G. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Weddings
Gigi G.

The big question is, how? The even bigger question is, how do we find peace in love? Is it an illusion? Does it really exist? Let's think about it for a moment.

5 Things Sunflowers Can Teach Us About How to Live Life

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

The preschool teacher instructed the children, "Big dreams start small, but with sunlight, water, good soil and love, they grow big." It seemed a simple lesson, but one worth revisiting. This week, I let sunflowers be my teacher. Here's what I learned.

To the Obese Woman Crying at the Picnic Table

Tony Posnanski | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

Yes, I understood why you cried at the picnic table at 370 pounds. Because on March 30 you weighed 450 pounds. You have lost 80 pounds so far this year. Today you were able to actually sit at the picnic table. A table you have not been able to sit at for years.

Do You Feel Empowered Today?

Galanty Miller | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

And you don't need validation from your critics. You don't need anything to feel honestly, realistically, emotionally empowered.

There Is Music in Everything

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

As we go along, day after day, we move in unison with the beat that was set at the very start, the beat that carries us throughout our journey.

Put On Your Armor of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Here is how I've learned to control how I react: I take a pause and put on the armor of God. Reacting emotionally means we are allowing the situation, or other people, to dictate how we feel and how we act. And if we do that, we will never come out of a bad situation victorious.

If I Could Talk to My High School Self About Running

Audra Rundle | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Audra Rundle

I am nothing like the runner I once was. I don't have a coach telling me what to run and how to improve. I have to figure that out for myself, and I have a great time mapping out new routes and reading and researching new gear to try out on my long runs.