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Liberation

Injustice, Violence, and Oppression: On Loving the Lions

Scott MacDougall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

As passages such as Matthew 25 make abundantly clear, to love God is to find and serve Jesus in the form of the most vulnerable among us: the poor, outcast, needy, and marginal.

Global Coherence

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

How does one reprogram the sub-conscious mind? In the world of Google, the answers are only a click away. If you want to be part of the healing, you're on your own. I have to go now. It's time to get started. I hope you'll join me.

To Accomplish Liberation, Palestinian Unity Must Be Preserved

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinians must agree on the goals, the methods of accomplishing them and a willing public. This is the only way strategies will produce the desired goals for the Palestinian

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

6 Lessons from my Liberation Song

Lisa Anderson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Lisa Anderson

For reasons that I can only attribute to the grace of God, my poor, black, queer, disabled self began to experience God as an aching, yearning Presence that longed for ME through those messages

Women's Rights, Immigration, Slavery, Martyrdom: Pentecost as Liberation

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.09.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The word "Pentecostal" has implications that, unless you identify already as a Pentecostal Christian, is usually a bit of a turnoff. But if we consider the Pentecost story -- the birth of the Christian Church, as many understand it -- as a story of liberation, it's actually pretty exciting.

Secrets and Lies

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Social behavior is always selective; being private isn't deception. We believe, naively, as tell-it-all Americans, that secrets are indicators of inner corruption ("You're only as sick as your secrets!"), things to be avoided, wrong. But this is ridiculous. Nobody is an open book.

Why Every Social Entrepreneur Needs to Read This Book

Hila Mehr | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

Paulo Freire, author of the seminal 1970 book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, saw the world not as a given reality, but as "a problem to be worked on and solved."

How to Conquer Disappointment and Show It Who's Boss!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

You can turn disappointment into a positive, life-changing experience with the potential to catapult you into a place in life you never even imagined.

How I Became a Volcano Vixen: Recognize When to Seize Opportunities in Life

Sarina Tomel | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Sarina Tomel

Hiking up a volcano on a beautiful paradise tropical island off the coast of Nicaragua on NYE/New Year's Day is exactly where I intended to be when I ...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Stop the Busyness and Smell the Roses

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Yes, I was still the same seated figure moving through a crowd in a motor-powered vehicle. Yes, all my physical limitations were just as they had been previously. But my mind, my soul, and my feelings became liberated.

God, Kiev and House of Cards

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

I don't pretend to understand the many political forces at play in the Ukraine, but I would like to comment on the gnarly questions it raises about oppression, liberation, power, and God. When oppression is on the march, good people ask, "Where is God?"

Ziplining and Facing My Fears to Step Into My Greatness

Sarina Tomel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Monkey see, monkey do in Monteverde, Costa Rica! From witnessing monkeys hanging in the trees right outside our hotel doors, to ziplining through the ...

Uganda and Beyond

Val Kalende | Posted 04.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Val Kalende

My fear is we seem to be using one country's story to understand a continental problem. In the process, not much is known about the situation in other countries.

Showing Up for Myself: Traveling, Realizations, Life-Changing Moments!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Right before I booked my GAdventures Volcano Trail tour through Central America, I had a conversation with one of my close friends, Nicole. After I sh...

Just Because You Practice Yoga Doesn't Mean You're Not an A**hole

Shaman Durek | Posted 01.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Shaman Durek

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an ac...

Releasing the Need of Acceptance and Fear of Being Judged: Choosing to Live Life With Intention!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Let's decide to journey together with a clear intentional statement for how we want to live our lives today and everyday thereafter! Come from the fee...

Forgiveness Is The Right Kind of Cash

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful scenes from the new movie, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, which is based upon his autobiography, is the speech that he ma...

Beyoncé Balances Motherhood With Her Work And Still Feels Sexy

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

"Just because you become a mother, doesn't mean you lose who you are." Beyoncé's newest featurette about the making of her self-titled album star...

Gunman Opens Fire In Lobby Of Paris Newspaper Office

AP | OLEG CETINIC | Posted 11.18.2013 | Media

PARIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a French newspaper office in Paris on Monday, gravely wounding a photographer's assistant before f...

Is Your Sense of Responsibility Working for You or Against You?

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Have you ever considered your sense of responsibility and if it's working for you or against you in what you ultimately want to achieve in your life? ...

Mishpat Ve-Hesed: Love and Justice

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

What is Judaism's bottom line? In a world in which everything changes, in which marketing often dictates the spin we give to whatever it is we are about to do, what in Judaism isn't negotiable? What in Judaism remains so crucial that if you got rid of that heart, there would be no Judaism left alive?

Young and (Unabashedly) Black and Male and on Behalf of Myself, In Defense of Myself

Marcus Lee | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

What makes this (unsurprising and frustrating) conflation particularly odd is that this conversation is being had without young Black men being present in the room.

Matzah: Hope And Integrity

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Matzah reminds us to be ourselves at our truest level, rather than to take on airs by pretending to be someone we are not. It asserts the virtue of simple truth over dissembling nuance.