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Acting Out On The Airplane

Lillian Daniel | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Jesus once said that our family members are not just the ones we share a family tree with, but he never said it would always be tidy and reciprocal.

Relief Around The Corner: Reflections From Circling The Kaaba

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Walking around the Kaaba, I was at a vantage point to know that the jams I would get caught in were temporary -- they would end, literally, around the corner. This helped me be patient even when the pressure was greatest.

holiday mindfulness

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

Things are hard all over these days, and the holiday season can magnify our difficulties. Traditionally this was our harvest time, a time to sit down with the community and feast on what we had collectively grown.

The Secret To Getting What You Want From Customer Service Reps

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Tired of repeatedly yelling "representative" into the phone? There is a tactic that will actually get you somewhere: kindness. Here's how to make kindness work for you.

Patience Is The Key To Happiness (And How To Cultivate It)

Allan Lokos | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Allan Lokos

It is essential that we learn to be patient with ourselves if we are to be happy, if we are to be trusted, if we are to be a welcome friend to others.


Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Sarah O'Leary

Imagine if we could look at all of the citizens of the planet with kind-ness. If we looked at how alike we are, rather than how different.

What Hurricane Irene Taught Me About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 12.21.2011 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

When Irene came through, I had no idea of just how significantly my property had been affected and how long the clean-up would take. My divorce, like Irene, also came tearing through my life, leaving chaos and a major mess behind it.

Daily Childcare Changes Fathers, Grandfathers Hormonally

The Women's Media Center | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

The headlines were certainly eye-catching. "Fatherhood Depletes Testosterone" (Los Angeles Times), "Father's Testosterone Drops Steeply after Baby Arr...

The Paradox Of Patience: How It Can Make You More Effective

Viral Mehta | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

The journey of patience is rooted in knowing that our current reality inevitably gives way to change. But change won't always happen when we think it should.

4 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

In communication, patience is a powerful emotional currency. As you're more able to tolerate the discomfort of frustration and not blow it by acting out, your relationships will function on a higher level.

Balanced Life -- 8 Reasons Why Waiting in Line Drives Us Crazy.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: 8 reasons why waiting in line drives us crazy. I'm a very impatient person...

Are Artists Bored by Their Work?

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

I have been writing about looking slowly, taking time to let the visual world seep into your thoughts. It took me three years, on and off, to learn to...

Advent: A Four-Week Course On Patience

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

Advent waiting is the time of relinquishing our desire to have outcomes our way and on our schedule. Can we trust that what God has in store for us is worthier of wonder and awe than even our deepest hopes?

Relationships: Time, Trust And Tango

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

Love and romantic relationships can be a very hard thing to understand at times. They're complex, irrational and emotional, and without a proper foundation, they're fragile.

How Long Does it Take To Look at a Painting?

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

My subject in these posts is how we look at the world. In future columns, I will be writing about all sorts of things, from hieroglyphs to ice halos, ...

Waiting for Rights Never Works

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

The LGBT community has been blamed, cajoled, insulted, courted, and ignored depending on whether our votes and dollars are needed, yet when it comes time for real leadership on issues that matter to basic, day-to-day rights, we are told to wait.

Life Is In The Details

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Life is nothing if not the details of time and place that identify the work and relationships that define our existence

The Impatient Society

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

When President Obama took office in January 2009, 76 percent of Americans believed he would "bring needed change to Washington." Within three months,...

How to Look at Mondrian

James Elkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Elkins

Our eyes are far too good for us. They show us so much that we can't take it all in, so we shut out most of the world, and try to look at things as br...

Out and About This Summer

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When stepping out this summer, whether for business or pleasure, observing the rules of good behavior will always make your day or evening go more smoothly.

5 Ways to Be Less Impatient With Your Kids (PHOTOS)

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Last week, I offered suggestions for how not to over-parent. This week I address a different parenting dilemma: how not to lose patience with your kids.

Great Self Worth

Jimmy Demers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jimmy Demers

Sometimes in life, we are given things which, when used with the right intention, become sacred gifts that remind us of our own great self worth.

How Gardening Teaches Patience

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

The other day I was weeding my asparagus patch. Asparagus takes three years to get going enough for you to start eating it. The first year you plant a...

Spring Cleaning! 12 Ways to Love Yourself, Part Deux

Mastin Kipp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mastin Kipp

Trust yourself, trust that little voice that whispers from beyond, it is your constant best friend and will always lead you toward your own happiness. Step out of that comfort zone and do it!

Art of Attention: From Complaint to Gratitude

Elena Brower | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Gratitude seems the most effective, healing state I've found in ten years of studious seeking. In a situation where we find ourselves complaining, the healing reaches into our hearts and everyone nearby.