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10 First Sentences That Will Completely Reel You In

Kimberlie I. Leon | Posted 04.29.2014 | Books
Kimberlie I. Leon

A first impression goes a long way. That's true with people, and I think it's also true with books. When I'm choosing a new book, once I get past the title and the author, it's the first line--or first few lines--that make the decision for me.

The Secret To Having More Ecstatic Moments

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If I'm not fully present with my heart completely open, then the above experiences will not feel ecstatic and luminous. Ecstatic moments occur only when you are fully present in each moment, with your heart completely open to all that life offers -- both the wonderful and the painful.

Will Your Heart Go On?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

We cannot control what happens to us. Sometimes, difficult and tragic events overwhelm us. Yet no matter what has transpired, we do have the magnificent power to choose how to respond to life and how to move forward.

How The Heart Helps You Change

HeartMath LLC | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

The heart rhythm is subtle. To find a smooth rhythm when you need it requires a new reference place inside from which you respond -- a heart-intelligent place. That reference place will feel different from your mechanical head, and you'll come to recognize it.

Oscar's 6 Biggest Winners (Even if They Don’t Go Home With Trophies)

Posted 02.24.2013 | Impact

By Stephen Saito, TakePart Win or lose on Sunday, these half dozen Academy Award-nominated films have already made waves of social change. Silve...

Bring Your Heart To Everything You Do: Happy Valentine's Day

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

My dear friends, let's end this insanity today. Valentine's Day is just another day to celebrate love. Love comes in many forms, shapes, and opportunities 365 days a year, 24/7. Today, join me in the celebration of love and bring your heart to everything you do.

Soul Stories: Discovering The Lessons Of Your Soul's Journey

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Our soul is a full-time student enrolled in a curriculum called Life. Every event in our lives is seeded with multiple possibilities for our soul's evolution.

Bridging The Gap: Unbind Your Heart A Little More

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

At every moment we have the power invested in us to touch another human, heart-to-heart, and affect their lives by conveying the truth of all truths: We are One. We have the power to bridge the illusion and pain of separation.

Is Expressing Gratitude Loving or Controlling?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We are often told that gratitude is a powerful way to open the heart and manifest what we want. And it does open the heart and support manifestation -- when our gratitude is coming from a sincere desire to be loving to ourselves and with others.

Don't Put Anyone Out Of Your Heart

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We know this sounds so easy -- just be kind and loving, how great, what a cool idea. But in practice it's not always so simple, such as when someone says or does something that is personally critical, derogatory or hurtful. Can metta still flow when the ego-mind is upset?

Beauty, Gratitude and the Open Heart

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Notice the peace and joy it gives you to be in this moment with this simple object of beauty. What would life be like if you spent more moments like this, in the present with beauty and with all you have? How much of your waking time is spent in this way?

Protecting Your Child's Innocence

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Part of our job as parents is to teach our children to trust a deeper level of inner knowing, the level that says in the heart or stomach, "This feels wrong." "This feels bad." "This feels dangerous."

Endgame

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It is no secret that cancer in its acuteness pierced me into open living, and I've been working ever since to sanctify that open living without crisis as its trigger. But can this be done without crisis pushing us off the ledge?

Pledge of Peace

Judie Fein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judie Fein

There's this organ in the middle of my chest that obliges me every second of every day by beating. It can be wounded, disarmed and stunned, but it kee...

A Lesson in Trust From a 2,000-Year-Old Yogi

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

One characteristic of an open heart is the willingness to take risks in the face of the unknown. Another is the willingness to bear the pain of heartbreak and broken trust.