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

Sarina Tomel | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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 02.21.2014 | 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.

Gay Literary Icon in Winter

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
Lew Whittington

Katherine Bucknell expertly positions Christopher Isherwood's private papers and private life vis-à-vis his place as a gay literary giant and restores his diaries as unique literary archives.

Why I Gave Up Chasing Goals

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Intentions and goals are tools for liberation. But when we use goal-chasing like a hammer, it can beat up on our self-esteem, relationships, and creativity.

What Can We Do Now, After Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2012 Has Come To A Close?

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

What can we do to help bring an end to the vicious cycle of murders of transgender and gender-nonconforming people? We need allies to interrupt the language and actions of people that feed transphobia. We must tell our own stories so that others will come to know our humanity.

It's Time for Us to Free Ourselves

Oscar Farinetti | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Oscar Farinetti

Last week in Rome, we launched Vino Libero (free wine). But while we were developing our business plan for the project, we came to realize that it's not only wine that needs to be liberated.

France's Richest Man Sues After 'Get Lost, Rich Jerk' Headline

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business

PARIS — A sharp-tongued public dispute has broken out between two of Europe's most prominent tycoons over a proposed French tax on the superrich...

Why Feminism Still Matters

Lisa Solod | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Lisa Solod

Although the reasons Mayer and the millenials hurt the cause of women is different, all the reasons speak to a huge disconnect in American society.

Fast Food Spirituality

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often, our results-oriented mood spills over into our spiritual practices. We want to get as much as possible, as quickly as possible, from as little commitment as possible. But purifying the soul of greed, anger, envy and pride has to take its own sweet time.

Is God A Person?

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even though it may sound attractive or may be easier to understand that God is formless energy, as far as I'm concerned, it's not possible to exchange love with formless energy

How I Stopped Being a Panicky Perfectionist: The Freedom of an Eco-mind

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

What's the cure for my perfectionist affliction? It's to rethink what it means to be a public intellectual. I am actually a public learner, a co-creator of iterative knowledge, not a deliverer of once-and-for-all facts.

You Were Strangers: The Ethical Significance Of Passover

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Like all Jewish festivals, Passover has its roots in Jewish history, in our connection to creation and in the rich spiritual and moral values of Judaism. Additionally, it helps us distinguish between two very different types of freedom.