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Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Dying: The Connection

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

Religious institutions have always wanted to exercise as much control over the individual as possible, but especially in the critical areas of marriage, birth, and death.

Death With Dignity Is a Matter of Personal Freedom

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

If you have visited a news oriented website recently, you have likely heard the story of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard, who has an inoperable brain tumor. Rather than let the tumor dictate the terms of her death, she proactively sought an option that would allow her to end her life in a dignified and humane fashion.

The Power of Vulnerability

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Although it may seem counterintuitive, authentic, vulnerable communication has great power. When we make ourselves open and vulnerable, behaving in a way that extends and elicits respect, that tends to generate the same in the other.

Notable Shifts In Social Issues That Happened In 2013

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion. Here is a sampling reported by the Pew Research Center: Same...

Nurit Alon: On Freedom and Being Free

Nurit Alon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nurit Alon

I think that what sets me free is the basic understanding and acknowledgement that at the end of the day, the opinion of others about me is irrelevant to my happiness.

WATCH: The Question This Former Addict Asks Herself Every Day

Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Freedom is important to Vasavi Kumar. During a HuffPost Live discussion about overcoming addiction, Kumar described her battle with addiction and t...

Wake Up, GOP! Extreme Social Crusades Are Passé

Susan Bevan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

As a lifelong Republican woman I am tired of this ilk claiming they speak for me and for the millions of other mainstream Republicans who remain true to the GOP's tradition as the party of limited government.

You Have No Privacy. So What?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

We can, and should, be angry to learn that all of our communications and movements have been secretly monitored for years. But we can't escape our own responsibility by claiming to be surprised.

Take the 'I'm Sorry' Challenge!

Kimberly Berg | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

By noticing how difficult it is for you to say something different than "sorry," you'll have taken a small step toward more personal freedom and individual expression.

Who You Must Be to Live Free

Stephanie Chick | Posted 04.15.2013 | Black Voices
Stephanie Chick

We all want to freely chart our own destiny, even if the pathway there is full of risk and uncertainty. We want to freely express our ideas, thoughts, and beliefs without unnecessary pretense and judgment. We simply want the freedom to honor our spirit in each given moment.

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Applaud its True Meaning

Susan Bevan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

At its heart, Roe reaffirms American women's essential right to make personal health decisions privately and without interference from government.

Empowered Living: Make The Right Choices For Your Future Self

Michael Neill | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The guidance of our wisdom is always available to us, but at times can be a bit hard to hear amidst the noisy chatter of our fearful thoughts. But once we do begin to hear it and understand its significance, there's no going back.

5 Keys To Cutting Your Mental And Emotional Umbilical Cord

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It is essential to recognize that these family roles are not "the truth," but simply the roles we assume in our relationship to other family members. Typically, there is a sense of self that doesn't match the role, and the individual struggles to reconcile the two.

Are You Living The Life You Want?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

If you choose to focus primarily on the external, on what happens to you, then you may well wind up settling for the life that shows up. If you listen more intently to your Soul-Talk, then you will find that you can create more of the life experience you would prefer.

Are You Pretending To Be Independent?

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

My experience suggests that most people who proclaim independence are living an illusion and actually wind up denying themselves the very freedom they are seeking.

Free At Last! Now What?

Lorna Bright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

No, I've never toppled a dictatorship or torn down a divisive wall, but I do know that even the smallest steps to freedom can be frightening and somewhat intimidating.

Your Freedom Is an Inside Job

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

Does our independence and freedom bring us any more happiness than the lack of it? We've visited many poverty-stricken countries and found immense happiness and freedom within.

Dare We Exercise Our Freedom?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

For me, freedom is actually about clearing out the spaces within us so we can listen to ourselves and to each other.

Swingers On Trial In China: State Says 21 Broke Law With 'Partner Swapping'

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — A college professor accused of organizing a swingers club and holding private orgies in China was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison, ...