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8 Pieces Of Life Advice From Women Who've Been There

Posted 03.24.2014 | Women

Everyone needs a little guidance sometimes. In a recent Reddit thread, user confessionberry asked older women on the site what advice they would of...

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

8 Things Every Woman Should Learn About Happiness When She's Young

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It wasn't until I burned out after seven years of practicing law that I gave much thought to my own happiness. If you could give some advice to young women and girls about how to build happiness, what would you say?

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

The Legacy Letters: A Must-Read Book of Wisdom for Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

As we read letter after letter we are allowed to see more and more clearly into the heart and soul of this man, whose approaching death is revealing to him, with more and more clarity, the beauty and preciousness of life.

How Well Do You Face the Trials and Tribulations of Your Life?

Judith Johnson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Have you noticed that it isn't so much what happens to you that determines the quality of your life, but rather how well you deal with your life? It's about what goes on inside of you that matters far more than how you measure up to some external measurement of success.

What's the Lesson in the Story You Tell?

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Want to understand and share the incidents of your life in ways that make them meaningful to others? Nothing rings more real than sharing the stories that mark turning points in your life.

This Is 30: The Truth Behind Being Solo at 30

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

When I was in third grade, our class had a writing assignment called "When I am 30." It was an assignment meant to allow our carefree 9-year-old minds to be as imaginative as possible, creating one ideal scene after another of what our lives would be like in 20 years.

Re-Evaluation

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexia Amvrazi

I love to shop, and still sometimes harbor the secret wish that I am magically bequeathed with a gold card I can spend indefinitely and infinitely on without that ever becoming any sort of karmic shackle, but my approach to spending has changed considerably over the last year.

Get in Control! (And Make It a Ritual)

Merel Bakker | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Merel Bakker

I would like to talk about how we can get control of our thoughts, actions and speech. Because those elements determine whether we are truly able to live in a healthy and sustainable way.

What Are Your Soul's Questions?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Each soul is called to to particular questions. Those questions will be asked again and again, explored, traversed over and over, through the life experiences of the person who houses that soul. Their struggles, trials, and awakenings are explorations of their soul's few key questions.

Life Lessons From My Yogi

Brian Penny | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

Yoga means something different to every student. Ask 10 yogis what drew them to their mat, and you'll get 10 answers (many are loooong, mine included...

Letter to a Young Man Named K

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

"I hope you read my short letter with an open heart and mind, even though you do not know me. I've heard about your situation and wanted to personally reach out to you, because I believe in you, and because I believe in the potential and possibilities of your life."

Is Life Unfair?

Sadhguru | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

The world is neither fair nor unfair. Everybody is in pursuit of their happiness. It is your business to learn and pursue what is yours.

Oprah: 'What I Wish I Knew At 21'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

No matter what you're struggling through -- no matter the pain or anguish -- you can go inside behind your mind and observe it happening to you. Whatever it is, it isn't you. You are the observer. When you come to know this, you realize that even though the canvas of your life is painted with daily experiences, behaviors, reactions, and emotions, you're the one controlling the brush.

WATCH: Marianne Williamson's Personal Prayer

OWN | Posted 12.17.2012 | OWN

Oprah calls spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson "the best prayer writer, sayer, giver that I have ever known." In a "Soul-to-Soul" special on "Super...

'Teaching Is My Calling'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 02.03.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

At the end of each school year in South Africa -- which is right now -- I teach a class to the 12th graders at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. It's my last chance before they move out into the world of college and beyond to try and cram everything I wish someone had told me into a week's curriculum.

Perfect Days

Terry Newell | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

For many years, I have longed for the perfect day -- the one when everything goes right. I have had perhaps 10 of these. Always, my perfect day begins with a restful sleep, from which I emerge to see the sun rising ever so slowly in its colorful canvas outside my bedroom window.

The Right Place at the Right Time

Irene Tanner | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

A close friend of my mother's generation used to insist that a woman who reveals her age will reveal anything. Since I say that I am devoted to transparency, isn't this the right time and place for me to fess up to every one of my god-given gift of 85 years?

Life Lessons From Bugs Bunny: Part II

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

After a lifetime of studying various philosophical traditions, I still have not found a better embodiment of transcendent wisdom than Bugs.

Lessons From Life's Final Moments

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

We can learn from the fact that life is impermanent. The denial of death is one of the main culprits for not recognizing how precious life really is.