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#1 Many Liberals Don't Like the Idea of Battle, But the Alternative in America Today is Much Worse

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

In America right now there's a battle that needs to be fought and won in our political arena. It's a battle over what kind of country, and what kind of planet, our children and grandchildren will live in.

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

Celebrating Sacrifice

Aisha Subhan | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Aisha Subhan

My privileged life was made possible because of a series of sacrifices. Those who make the biggest sacrifices, the kind that give people like me a privileged life of opportunity, freedom, and hope, exhibit the greatest patience and strength.

To The Military Mom I Saw In The Airport -- And All Those Who Sacrifice

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.

Persistent Modern Sacrifice

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

In this troubling and complex world it still feels good to have simple answers, to place all the blame on particular individuals whom we have learned to despise and fear. When ancient societies felt pressures similar to this they commonly engaged in the practice of human sacrifice.

The Weekly Rune -- Gebo

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Gebo -- gift -- The last time Gebo was The Weekly Rune was 31 December 2012. Has it been that long since we've had a gift? Of course Gebo isn't just...

How Women Can Have The Career They Want Without Sacrificing Their Well-Being

The Huffington Posthe d | Alena Hall | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women

The burden of balancing career and personal life still seems to fall disproportionately on women's shoulders. While we are in the process of revolutio...

Father-Son Duo, Team Hoyt, Celebrates 37 Years of Inspiring Teamwork With One Last Boston Marathon

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Dick and Rick Hoyt, you have inspired a new generation of fatherhood. Let us never forget your example, and let us always watch for ways where we, too, can make sacrifices for our children.

A Letter To My Son About The Only Good Reason To Get Married

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Marriages become beautiful when two people embrace the only good reason to get married: to practice the daily sacrifice of their egos.

Lenten Privations?

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Scott Cairns

The point here is that the energy of saying "no" to one thing or another is far less efficacious than the energy of saying "yes" to something (Someone) more desirable.

Frankenstein Meets the Bible

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

Although the Talmud may have spoke about Golems, Isaiah spoke about 'wearying' the people with 'frankincense.' The full verse reads as follows: 'You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices.'

SOTU Address: A Speech and an Evening That 'Belonged to the Purple Heart Recipient in the First Lady's Box'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

During the address, Americans would get to see shots of this Army Ranger sitting or standing next to the first lady, sometimes applauding with some difficulty at something the president said. But it wasn't until nearly the end of the SOTU address that America would get to know who this soldier, blind in one eye and with only partial use of his left side, really is.

10 Ways To Invest In Yourself

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

If you feel you deserve more self-care, put into practice the following 10 ways to invest in your own welfare and watch your inherent strength resurface:

Police Say Seattle's Troll Statue Receiving Gory Animal Sacrifices

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.04.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

Warning: This post contains graphic images and may not be suitable for all readers The Fremont Troll has been a Seattle staple since its creation ...

The 'Sacrifice' You Must Make In 2014

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

Author and poet Mark Nepo says that we're like the cliffs worn down by the sea -- that's how our soul's beauty is revealed. The growth and enlightenme...

Why Marriage Is For Losers

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 02.02.2014 | Weddings
Kelly M. Flanagan

In marriage, losing is letting go of the need to fix everything for your partner, listening to their darkest parts with a heartache rather than a solution. It's being even more present in the painful moments than in the good times.

Muhammad Ali: Trials of a Hero

Marlon Regis | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

As you thought there couldn't be any more footage of live clips, scenes, photo exhibits, other artistic reinterpretations or the highly bestowed awards of honor related to Muhammad Ali, here comes a powerful new documentary titled, The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

The Real Sacrifice

Ernie D’Leon | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Ernie D’Leon

These "anything goes, its war" justifications begin to haunt us, though they shouldn't, because in the heat of battle anything does go. But, it bothers us, even though we're warriors, we're also human.

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Sept. 13-19)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of childhood, sacrifice, and impact for you to ponder and practice this week.

The Crack Is What Lets in the Light

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

There are parts of you that strive and fall short; there are parts of you that feel broken. Those are the parts that let in the light. Don't run from your imperfections.

The 5 Most Terrifying Words in the Bible

James Goodman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Religion
James Goodman

'But where is the lamb?' I am not sure that there are five more terrifying, or pathetic, words in the Bible.

Wholeness and Sacrifice: Circumcision, Mutuality, Trees and Quilts

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 10.12.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

There are moments, such as circumcision, when it is hard to feel secure about God's commitment to humanity. But such is true about every relationship -- there are moments in which we doubt an equal return on our emotional investment.

How I Lost A Ring And Found Myself

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 09.20.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

"I think I found it for a reason. I think it's here to remind me of something. I think it is reminding me of me."

Katherine Bindley

The Reason You Might Be Giving Too Much In Your Relationship

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Relationships are supposedly all about compromise and the situations that can require a little give and take are endless. Whose friends are you going ...

Why the Bees Are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kalliope Lee

Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.