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Learning Life Lessons

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

6 Tips For Slowing Down

Annie Buckley | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

As we engage with the activity of life, there is a constant flood of "stuff" to do and people to meet. It's exciting and important, but how do we keep up with everything AND slow down? There isn't one answer that fits for everyone.

A Widow and a Widower Walk Into a Bar

Ryon Harms | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryon Harms

We are living the next six months more than 8,000 miles apart. If you believe that coincidences are just coincidences, you'd reason that our odds aren't favorable. But a more provocative interpretation might be that our first encounter was just the tip of our iceberg.

Drama as a Distraction

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

If we really want to stop the drama pattern and get off the triangle, we should take some time to be alone and really, deal with our feelings and the anxiety they provoke. Shining the light of awareness inside of our emotions can bring us far more peace than being engaged in drama.

Learning From the Past; Teach Your Children Well

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

There are many lessons to be learned in moments from our pasts. Teach your children well and remember that food can be your tool.

The Torture of Birthing Lovely Things

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

This weekend, I was reminded that the process of creating lovely things is sometimes far from lovely. For many years, I believed that if something were "meant to be" and held goodness and rightness, then the process of creating it would be graced with ease. I know better now.

6 Life Lessons To Reach Success And Fulfillment

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

We need a society that offers opportunities to care for ourselves and our families. However, those who live only for money and power are usually miserable in all aspects of their lives and bring deep unhappiness to all those who rely on them.

What's in Your Curriculum as the Kids Head Off to School?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What is it that we need to learn this year in order to advance our own awareness and awakening to live our lives with greater joy, aliveness and vitality?