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Serenity Prayer

Acceptance and Choice

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Fortunately, most of us don't suffer from an incurable disease and simply have to modify our attitudes to overcome setbacks. In our daily lives, the big question is: What should I accept and what can or should I choose to change?

Dare to Be 100: Aging and the Serenity Prayer

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Now in my 85th year of life I have learned from an innumerable number of texts. Most of these were written into my protoplasm by natural selection. Ea...

I Was Wrong About The Origin Of The Serenity Prayer

Religion News Service | Fred Shapiro | Posted 05.15.2014 | Religion

(RNS) In 2008 I made the front page of The New York Times by asserting that the greatest American theologian of the 20th century probably did not orig...

Daily Meditation: Serenity

Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Simple Modern Prayer That Captures Timeless Truths About Wisdom, Trust And Happiness

Posted 03.18.2014 | Religion

If you are familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous, have ever read Kurt Vonnegut’s 'Slaughterhouse Five' or saw the recent Denzel Washington movie 'Fligh...

The Spirituality of Losing Control

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Our ancestors had a spirituality of storms that we are in danger of losing today. They accepted that they were not in control of their environment, knowing that destroying storms would certainly pass by.

The Joy Manifesto: Part II

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When in doubt, forget all the rules, the seven- or nine- or 50-point lists, the how-to guides and the self-help books, the therapeutic techniques, the TED talks, the recipes and formulas... and just love.

Your Key to Serenity Right Now

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

Let go of the sense of wanting to change something and the unwanted pictures about it that you were holding in mind will dissolve, and then you'll courageously move into action to make the changes that are necessary.

A (New And Revised) Silver Linings Playbook

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

What is the most adaptive way to cope when bad things happen? Flexibility may be the key. That is, effective coping may require different regulatory strategies depending on the situation.

Amends And Forgiveness: Taking Step Eight

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

The need for reconciliation is at the heart of the Gospel message, and it is at the heart of Twelve Step recovery as well. Without reconciliation, a right relationship with God -- and peace of mind -- is not possible.

GPS for the Political Soul: HALT in the Home Stretch

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In our 24/7 world we are all moving to get in front of the curve -- not to halt lest the others rush by. Why in the world with early voting starting and decisions being made should anyone slow down, much less halt?

Mishka Shubaly Is Not 'Bachelor Number One'

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.03.2012 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Mishka Shubaly's writing grabs you by your neck, his thumb fingering the delicate pulse by your throat. He's going to tell you about himself, and the reason you can't stop reading? It's because he also seems to know a thing or two about your inner life.

3O Iconic American Prayers -- From George Washington To Bob Dylan

Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion

Americans are prayerful people. We pray in times of trial, and also in times of joy and thanksgiving. We pray privately before bed, as a family at t...

Alcoholism, Recovery And The Psychology Behind The Serenity Prayer

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

What's actually going on in the mind of an alcoholic as he or she goes through the process of recovery? What are the cognitive mechanics underlying the initial, angry rebelliousness and, later, the genuine commitment to a sober life?

Osama Bin Laden's Death Won't Heal Us

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans cannot change the past. We've killed Bin Laden but that alone won't heal us. Now Americans must acquire the courage to make the changes we can make: rebuild our battered psyches and our economy.

Birth of a Trash Whisperer

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Olmsted

Within a week I was hooked on collecting trash. I'd found an addiction with a very gentle high but no hangover.

Six Spiritual Principles For The Politically Perplexed

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

I have been noticing what happens when one expresses her opinion about anything political. You've heard of REMs (rapid eye movements). I call politic...