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We're in a "Repression": The Economics of Shame

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Rotondi

Perhaps we're better off thinking of our current state of economic ennui not as a recession or a depression, but as a "repression."

Are You A Rogi, A Bogi Or A Yogi?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Many years ago, when Ed was training at the Bihar School of Yoga in India, his yoga master suddenly turned to him and asked, "Are you a rogi, a bogi o...

Where Did You Get Them?

Max Mutchnick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Max Mutchnick

It turns out the key to being a gay father is the same as it would be if I were a straight father: it's about patience.

Why Procrastination Might Be Good For You

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Very little of what gets done matters in terms of producing something meaningful, productive, or in alignment with critical goals.

Bodymind Wisdom: Let Your Heart Sing!

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Love is in the air, Happy Valentine's! Everywhere we see red hearts beaming from cards and boxes of chocolates. A red heart as the symbol of love is d...

The Immortality of the Name

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Earl Pomerantz

It's fun watching kids learning stuff they didn't know. Grownups are more knowledgeable, of course. But we may not be as knowledgeable as we think.

Gitmo Or Gandhi: How Does One Deal With Violence?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. Mahatma Gandhi The prison camp at...

Who's Responsible For This Mess?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

"I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast." -- Victor Frankl, ...

Get Started on Achieving Your Intention

M.J. Ryan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

Ready to accomplish big things this year? Author M.J. Ryan, of the Intent Learning Series, discusses the most important step in achieving your intentions--getting started!

Have a Little Fun With it, Will You?

M.J. Ryan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

Stop taking yourself so seriously. Intention and determination are wonderful, but they work better when mixed with a dash of self-deprecating humor.

What Can You do as an Individual to Uplift Humanity?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

The power that each of us has in our families, particularly as mothers, is incredible. We shape the world view, the biases, the sense of understanding and compassion in our children.

Milestone

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Earl Pomerantz

Ideas are like twinkling slivers of understanding. They flash in your mind, and you go, "Yeah!" It's not usually the whole thing that comes to you. Just a fragment.

5 Tips For Not Losing Your Mind In These Difficult Times

Dr. Lara Honos-Webb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb

A quick way to reduce stress is to think of one of the most positive memories you can recall. The mood boost may be just what it takes to spur you to take needed action.

Merrily Skipping Into the Unknown

Jen Sincero | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jen Sincero

Our thoughts and perceptions define our realities, so redefine the way you perceive the unknown. Start thinking of it as exciting, exhilarating, something to throw yourself into and conquer.

The Transformational Twenties

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Virtually all twentysomethings are learning to find a way to manage your personal and financial lives and figure out not only what you want from life, but how to get it.

RESOLUTIONS

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Today being the first real business day of the New Year, I am writing this e-letter about New Year's resolutions - those commitments of resolve we fin...

Sabathia and Obama -- High Hopes

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephen C. Rose

Sabathia must be the most expected person in baseball. And surely Barack is the most expected person period. In the world.

Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

Don't you get a small adrenaline surge when the serious-sounding NPR news voice comes on the radio at the top of the hour, and you're wondering what new calamity has transpired?

Cleanses Rock! And I so DO NOT have an Eating Disorder.

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren Cahn

I don't have an eating disorder. I just take a break from eating every so often. You know, like, after I've eaten too much on vacation. Or, say ...

Bill Stringfellow, Will Campbell, Don Benedict

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen C. Rose

And there are many other names. When I noticed at Faith and Theology an apparent "discovery" of Bill Stringfellow, I left the following comment, to wh...

A Jew At Christmas

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Earl Pomerantz

A Jewish kid sitting on Santa's lap. How long would I be punished for consorting with the primary symbol of the "other" religion? We're talking in the vicinity of O.J.-level prison time.

Childcare as Infrastructure: Minting the Common Wealth

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Gregory

While Obama aims to fund traditional infrastructure-maintenance work, in the big picture, good, affordable childcare shores up infrastructure of an even more essential kind, our citizens.

Walking: Meditation for Non-Meditators

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

If you can walk, then you can meditate. Walk, and focus on the action of walking. Don't make it about exercise, even though it IS exercise. Just make it about walking.

Trying New Things

Ariane de Bonvoisin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ariane de Bonvoisin

a\As this year comes to a close and before January arrives, think about a couple of things you want to try -- a sport, a class, a hobby or a new language and take three action steps towards it.

The Miracle Vet

Diane Ravitch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Ravitch

Fifteen months ago, my dog, Molly, a 10-year-old Tibetan terrier, had been diagnosed with lymphoma. Today, thanks to Dr. J.J. Wen, Molly is still with me. She is not only alive, but alert, happy, and playful.