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Kari Henley

Facing Our Mortality: The Stomach Flu of the Soul That Sets Us Free

Kari Henley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

I have been thinking a lot about death lately. Not a fun topic, but one rich with interpretations, nuances, fears and murky voids. Our mortality is p...

Start Me Up Fort Collins -- A Native Finds Her Way Home

Kari Henley | Posted 05.03.2014 | Denver
Kari Henley

I grew up in Colorado in the 70s and 80s. It was a great place to call home. We lived in Lakewood -- near Red Rocks, and I still remember looking out ...

CNN Student News: Broadcasting Gut-Wrenching Stories of Sandy Hook Tragedy Directly Into Classrooms

Kari Henley | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Kari Henley

CNN has been entrusted by classrooms across the country to provide relevant news to our nation's children. This was not a story for children to see their first day back.

Natural Disasters Are the New Cancer -- How Do We Cope With Incurable Weather?

Kari Henley | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Kari Henley

Just like knowing someone with cancer, almost everyone has either lived through a natural disaster or has a relative who has in the past few years -- ...

Whole Foods vs. Super Walmart: The Highs and Lows of Grocery Shopping

Kari Henley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

After a couple of months of nonstop Super Walmart, I had enough. I decided to take a field trip for the day while the kids were in school just to go to Whole Foods and stock up. You would not believe how thrilling this was for me, and I was a bit giddy with anticipation.

How Does 'Waiting' Keep Us From Living?

Kari Henley | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics
Kari Henley

Last week Americans were waiting for the super committee to figure out our budget woes, and save us with a plan. No luck. They didn't bother to even m...

Inspirational Teachers Vital for Generation Net

Kari Henley | Posted 12.31.2011 | Education
Kari Henley

Who was your favorite teacher growing up? Everyone has one or two that shifted life's path, encouraged a leap of faith, or went the extra mile to push untapped potential.

'No Child Left Behind' -- A Race To Nowhere?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Teaching to the test, and overwhelming kids with content, while eliminating recess, field trips or project based learning has created kids who are stressed out, sleep deprived, cheating to get by.

Reclaiming Spare Time

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

I suspect the activities that consume all hours of the day and night are not as important as we think they are, and learning to step back and evaluate our priorities could help generate vital time to do nothing.

Can You Change Your Mind by Changing Your Sensations?

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Dr. John A. Bargh of Yale has shown our mind is constantly being shaped by the things we encounter in the physical world, right down to the hardness of our chair.

Mother's Day Reads: Featuring a Mennonite, a Mother and a Goddess

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Let's face it, Mother's are pretty simple creatures and don't require much on our special day. To celebrate Mother's Day, consider giving your mom a new book, a nice cup of tea and some spaciousness to become lost in a great story.

Fireside Chats With Clarissa Pinkola Estes: Hardening the Heartwood

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

There is something special about feeling transported by an amazing story. The art of complex storytelling is nearly lost in our society. We are used to such pre-packaged entertainment.

Right Brain: Handling a Crisis With Both the Left and Right Brain

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Huff Po readers: how do you engage your "right brain" in a crisis? What sort of rituals or experiences have you used that had a powerful impact on you?

Why Does the Easter Bunny Bring Eggs? The Myths of Easter Revealed

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Ever stopped to wonder how bunnies, eggs and scavenger hunts are related to Easter's religious celebration of Jesus dying on the cross and rising again? Strange bedfellows they are.

Are You Available For Miracles?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Now my life consists of trying to make ends meet and trying to stay on top of my son's ongoing battle with bone tumors. I do my best to keep my chin up for my kid's sake.

How to Guide Your Life With Confluence

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Confluence represents a coming together of random moments in your life that are startlingly familiar. It is the mystery that surrounds those 'coincidences' that nudge you in a new direction.

Tips to Manifest Your Dreams

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

The ability to imagine something better is the fuel of all great invention, change or innovation in life. Without it, we are essentially floating adrift without a compass.

Time to Spring Ahead! Daylight Saving Drama

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

If you are reading this and haven't set your clock ahead, you're probably late for something. Daylight savings has arrived, and the phrase, "Spring Ahead" means we lose an hour of time -- poof -- just like that.

International Women's Day -- Celebrating Reinvention And Survival

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

In my previous post, I wrote about our traditional social life, vs. the expanding world of social networking. I promised two follow up stories about each, but Monday is International Women's Day. I couldn't resist.

How To Balance Social Networking With A Social Life

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Our traditional social lives, coupled with modern social networking, is the new standard -- and it's here to stay. How do we balance the expanding possibilities for social connections in a way that is healthy?

Nurture Shock Part II: Modern Teens Are Bored, Anxious and Exhausted

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

If teens are not allowed 20% of their time to be less structured, they are robbed of the opportunity to sink into the deeper recesses of their minds to "make something up" or explore their inner selves.

Nurture Shock: How Praise, Protection And PBS Are Ruining Our Kids

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Essentially, the take-away is that parents today are treating their kids as if they are mini-adults, when, in fact, they require vastly different tools and parameters to grow up.

Hope From The Rubble: Redirecting Awareness Amidst Global Crisis

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The hope, for Haitians and ourselves, is that although there will always be cracks, it is through these broken places that our awakening is prompted in our hearts.

Funniest Sleep Deprivation Stories From HuffPost Readers

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

I am amazed at the sheer volume of funny stories I received this week reflecting the idiotic things we do when sleep deprived. Here are some of the "best of the best" from a variety of good sports.

Sleep Deprivation: The Comedy

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

When I am exhausted, I can't remember where I parked my car after a five minute run into the store, but the second my husband looks at me cross-eyed, I am a ball of fury and sobs.