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Every Breath Is a Prayer

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Excerpted from Full Moon at Sunrise Illustration: Tim Gainey _____________ Mitch Ditkoff is a writer, peace activist, and President of Idea Champio...

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

Don't Let Anyone Rent Space in Your Head for Free

Alka Dhillon | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Think back to a time when you went from a miserable state to a happy one. I am sure when you look back you will realize that shift did not happen because the situation changed. That shift happened because you consciously decided that you were tired of feeling that way.

A Divergent Morning Tea Experience

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Alessia ROSSI

Hope is what keeps us going every single day and which lingers deep down in all of us, even in the most tricky and challenging situations on earth. Hope is like the taste of Matcha tea, it is confusingly astringent and sweet.

Last Night I Had Dinner With the Angels!

John Koshy | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
John Koshy

I woke up early this morning, lay in bed thinking to myself, "It's a holiday today, that's nice ... I don't have to go to work. But what happened to a...

Gone With the Wind: Sukkot

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Why do we head outside on Sukkot so soon after Yom Kippur?

How to Dream and Have Goals That Set Your Soul on Fire

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

If you consider yourself a practical person and think it's too airy fairy to be a dreamer, no problem. We can just rephrase it. Instead of dreaming, let's just set some goals that you would love to make happen and that will make you feel amazing.

Searching for God in Stamford

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

I recently went searching for God in Stamford at the the Arts and Crafts Fair. I posed two questions: Which season is most Divine and why and what are your hopes for the new season.

GOD Speaks: What Are You Here to Be?

Maria Portas | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a magnificence that you have here, that has been given to you, and yet you do not see it right now. There is nothing that you are not being given to push you towards your Greatness.

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

Whether You Leave Your Mark or Not Is Not the Question...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. There is something sacred that lies deep within us that seek...

Do You Experience God?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Opening to love does not mean that we will be vulnerable to being hurt, manipulated or taken advantage of. In fact, the opposite can happen: In experiencing God, we receive the wisdom and strength to know what is good or bad for us, what is right or wrong for us.

7 Tips for Greater Authenticity: A Runner's Guide to Life

Panache Desai | Posted 09.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

The marathon is really a journey home to yourself -- back to the truth that has always lived in your heart. Embrace your authentic expression, run free, and remember the words of the greatest runner of all time, Emil Zátopek: "My running was simple; it was out of myself."

The Power of Possibility

Panache Desai | Posted 10.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

There comes a time when you feel the vibration of a new life awakening and expanding -- when you have the burning desire to peek through a crack in your chrysalis and see the world and its possibilities in a whole new light.

Don't Pity Robin Williams or Others Who Pass Seemingly Early

Allison Kugel | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Kugel

I think we can all agree that none of us have managed to uncover the secrets of life and death here on the earthly plane. We really don't know, on thi...

Krishna: The Original Avatar

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Hundreds of millions of adherents of the Hindu faith will gather together, around the world, in temples and homes, to celebrate the advent of God on Earth. This festival of the birth of Krishna is known in Hinduism as Janmastami.

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

To diminish the animal kingdom is to diminish ourselves. This is the realm of philosophers, poets, healers and shamans. It is not necessarily incompatible with humane and thoughtful management.

The Miraculous Sound and Story of James Day

Diriye Osman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

It's important that we support our artists and thinkers in order for the culture to move forward. James Day is a remarkable musician and, just as importantly, a resilient individual whose sound and story is nothing short of miraculous.

Symphony of Strength

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Velvet, brushing against august morning air, bearing our core, Our light, inscribed in pure dunes of first soil Emerging today as you and me, us and us

Reincarnation and Karma: How It All Works

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Do we only live once? It all depends on one's perspective.

Why the Soul Is Tiptoeing Back Into the Conversation

Stafford Betty | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Stafford Betty

Mind-body dualism, or the belief, roughly speaking, that we are a combination of body and soul, is not exactly coming back into respectability in leading philosophical circles, but it does show signs of tiptoeing back into the conversation.

Soulful Deed

Catherine Nagle | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For six years we had a wonderful marriage. However, before he died, not only did he leave me traces along the way for his departure, he left me with a deed on how I was to live through the years without him.

The Sublime Lalah Hathaway

Diriye Osman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

There are no two ways to splice this story; Lalah Hathaway is, quite simply put, the truth. In a career spanning 25 years she has created some of the most exquisite, sinuous music committed to record.

Your Soul Task to More Beauty

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

Just as trees, before ever thinking about growing up, grow roots deep down, so too can we, fellow limbed creatures, create a life that is grounded in ...

Shabbat and Trungpa

Alison Laichter | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Alison Laichter

My hope is that, like Trungpa's idea of an empty heart, each time I am re-souled through Shabbat, there is more tenderness and less tangibility, a waking up of my soul, an opening of my heart, and a chance to practice making everything holy, at least one day a week.