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5 Ways the World Cleans Its Dirty Conscience

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

When too much of a good thing starts to feel like a bad thing, it may be time to unclog the spiritual sewage pipe. Photo by: Edison Walker We've se...

Surprising Drinking Rituals Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We're no strangers to drinking -- so much so that drinking has become a ritualistic pastime.

Matzo Ball Memories

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

The Seder is a meal of ritual. While there can be some playing around with the menu, sacrosanct are the serving of matzo ball soup and the absence of flour in any recipe.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Beauty

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.28.2014 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to slough off winter skin, renew our faces, bodies and souls (and soles) with a stop at our favorite beauty stores and departments. Here are...

The Power of Creating Rituals After the Loss of a Loved One

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

No one can help you here, not even your mate. You must depend upon your own resource for, in reality, it is that resource that will bring you back to life. The essential self, given time, can reconnect and guide you back up out of the descent.

Why We Form New Year's Resolutions

Matthew Hutson | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science
Matthew Hutson

The running joke about New Year's resolutions is that they don't outlast the hangover. But if you're going to make a resolution to improve yourself, New Year's Eve is a good time to do it. Recent research helps explains why we pick this date for personal renovation.

A Ritual for the New Year

Heather Strang | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

What if you had the ability to create 2014 as your most abundant, joyful and love-filled year yet? What if in an hour's time, you could set the stage ...

Six Secrets to Raising a Child Like Malala: Empathetic, Courageous and Ambitious

Barbara Biziou | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

When I first heard about Malala Yousafzai -- the Pakistani teenager who captured the attention of the world when Taliban terrorists shot her in the he...

Hanukkah, The Blue Team

Joshua Braff | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Joshua Braff

As a ferociously reluctant Yeshiva boy in the 1970s, I thought Hanukkah was without a doubt the most joyous time of the year.

Thanksgiving "Redefined"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

At some point our family fell out of the usual Thanksgiving routine. We got tired of turkey. Stuffing. That danged green bean casserole and the "mystery Jello mold" desserts. In fact, the whole business of cooking the typical Thanksgiving meal got old.

The Meaning Of 'Om'

Kripalu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair. The madness, the rush of it all -...

Use Rituals to Send Love to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Repetition is an essential part of ingraining healthy messages in your children. Rituals provide that consistent replication. Rituals communicate mess...

Rituals and Mindful Eating Can Help You Control Your Weight

Irene Ross | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Long after everyone has devoured their portion and is looking for another helping, I'm still methodically biting the top to separate the chocolate from the wafer. Then -- and only then -- will I eat it.

Rites of Awakening

Robert Hoch | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Robert Hoch

Awakened to a world brimming with ordinary miracles, you can turn back to the broken parts of life with a little more perspective, a sense of the world alive around you.

Harness the Power of the Summer Solstice

Barbara Biziou | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Every major planetary event gives us an opportunity for growth and expanded awareness and contains symbolism that can be universally shared and understood.

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.

Traditions

Cyma Shapiro | Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty
Cyma Shapiro

As another Passover approaches, I can't help but think back wistfully to my childhood with my Eastern European grandparents and all that it held for me.

The Scoop on Rituals

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

We all have ritualistic behaviors that tend to be comforting and grounding. Whatever rituals you choose to have, they should be positive. Here are some suggestions.

Leadership Rituals and the Power of Habit

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 04.01.2013 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

Building fearless leadership is a journey, not a single decision. Decide today on what your leadership journey is about, and develop the habits that will support you and bring your values to life.

Space Faces, Causality and the Origin of Religion

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.18.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We cannot seem to turn off our pattern-seeking or cause-effect neurons. Sometimes the results are benign. Unfortunately, our incredible talent for seeking patterns and linking cause to effect has a dark side: We see patterns where none exist and cause where only chance reigns supreme.

Creating Rituals

Kripalu | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Initiating a ritual is often difficult, but maintaining it is relatively easy. What rituals would make you happier? What would you like to introduce to your life?

From Womb To Tomb And Beyond

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Dreams are sacred texts from the soul. Our own original wisdom speaks in infinite forms, always encouraging us to return to who we are at the level of heart and soul, reconnecting with what heals and restores vitality, joy, and connection to all creation.

IndieCade Preview: Armada d6, a Board Game Lost to Time, Resurrected

Turnstyle | Posted 12.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

IndieCade --the International Festival of Independent Games-- hits downtown Culver City, California this weekend. Here's a look at one of the games th...

Mexican Tiger Fighting for Rain God

Alexander Ragir | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Alexander Ragir

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