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Sacred Spaces

6 Techniques For Creating Your Own Sacred Space

Donna Labermeier | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I have to wonder if sacred space is really confined to a particular place that each of us has to go to in order to feel centered and peaceful. Instead of us going to it, why can't it come to us?

No, I Don't Want To Work Out With You

Nicholas Miriello | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas Miriello

I'm never not connected. I'm so fucking connected. So connected. And so are you. And yet somehow, when we have a simple goal in front of us, like working out, we manage to gum that up too with socializing, social media, headphones, support apps, and so on.

7 Reasons To Take A Texting Sabbath Today

Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living

No one will be surprised to learn that texting is nearly universal among young adults with cell phones (so, um, all of them?). According to the data, ...

Mind-Blowing Modern Churches Up For Awards

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

When most people think of British churches, the iconic dome of St. Paul's Cathedral or the soaring arches of Westminster Abbey probably come to mind. ...

Putting Away The Phone And Being Present

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Hewitt

Once I drop my 4-year-old daughter off at preschool and return home, I've started to put my phone back in the master bedroom from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This enables me to fully be present with my toddler.

The Amazing Discovery I Made When My Phone Died

Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Melnick

To my great delight, errands have become a time of total pleasure -- a luxury of aloneness and action. It feels so much better to be engaged with the city, giving my neighbors their due: my full attention, even if they can't tell the difference.

WATCH: A Yoga Expert's Incredible Retreat

OWN | Posted 11.27.2012 | OWN

It's been said the body is a temple, but yoga expert Seane Corn says that her temple is... her own private yurt. It doesn't hurt that her yurt -- ...

PHOTOS: Breathtaking Sacred Architecture In The 21st Century

Lukas Feireiss | Posted 12.13.2011 | Religion

By Lukas Feireiss, co-editor of 'Closer to God: Religious Architecture and Sacred Spaces' (Gestalten). Architecture addresses and expresses. It to...

The Art of Creating Something Beautiful This Holiday Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What thing of beauty would you like to create in a designated sacred space this year? How do you prepare the way for the beautiful mystery to meet you, in your every day life filled with so many practicalities? How would life be different if we knew there was nothing to fear?

The Big Interfaith Tent At Occupy Oakland: Faithfully Engaging The 99%

Rev. Laura Rose | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Rev. Laura Rose

One sure sign that people of faith are called to create a sacred space is that after the police raid on the Oakland encampment, the only tent standing was the Interfaith Tent.

Church In A Bar: Why Even The Darkest Spaces Can Be Sacred

Pastor Neil Christopher | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Pastor Neil Christopher

When I announced that I was going to create a church in a blues bar in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas, I obviously received some mixed feedback.