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Why Everything You Know About Yourself Is Wrong

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

While we all casually refer to our self, no one knows quite what that self is. Nothing is so close at hand yet hard to grasp as selfhood.

My Conversation With India.Arie

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.20.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Recently, India was accused of bleaching her skin to lighten her complexion which, in our conversation, she forcefully denies.

Meditation Is Not What You Think

LD Thompson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
LD Thompson

Even scientists are proving clinically what meditators and spiritual teachers have been saying for time immemorial -- meditation improves the quality of one's life and can be a key element to greater physical as well as mental health.

Mining for Meaning

Donna Henes | Posted 07.31.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

It always comes down to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard. -May Sarton The shamanic assumption from...

Wheelchair Wisdom: A Note to Angelina Jolie

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Whenever you find that you are out of touch with your loving, simply move into the quiet center within. Let go of any expectation that something has to happen. When you are free of any pressure to perform that you have placed on yourself, you become still, love arises naturally.

10 Simmering Summer Songs

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

BBC Radio's Gilles Peterson, who I met about 12 years ago, has been connecting musical dots for over a generation. He is now blending soul, funk, latin, house, jazz, hip-hop in an effortless manner that makes it seem like jumbling those genres is exactly how it should be.

Soul Contracts

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

If you believe in God or some other organizing force in the universe, why would it be any further of a stretch to see soul contracts?

A Meeting That Is Forever

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

How can such a thing be? How can we love another so deeply and then find that love and connection to be gone, nowhere to be found? I believe it's because the connection wasn't at the level of the soul.

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

Jeannine Walston | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Integrative cancer care does not only include medical visits and treatments. In combination with necessary conventional cancer treatments and other integrative therapies addressing the entire body, cancer patients need to use self-care daily.

Another Reason To 'Go With The Flow'

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

While I truly believe that the choices we make and even the thoughts we think all matter greatly and affect the outcome of our existence, I also believe there is also another force at work and our role is actually more of a co-creator in our own lives.

The Little Red Heart of Soul Track Mind

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
James Moore

The coming together of a seven-piece soul band on an Internet ad site is not unremarkable but there is a certain level of amazement when their talent is gathered on stage. Soul Track Mind's performances are not just stylish trumpet or sax solos and blurry guitar riffs; they are a cultural exclamation point about American music.

Is It Possible To Prove The Existence Of The Soul?

Mauricio Garrido, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2013 | Religion
Mauricio Garrido, Ph.D.

The soul's existence is one of the most debated in talks between science and religion. But is the concept of the soul really so vague and does it really have no empirical evidence for a practical theory?

A Great Clairvoyant

Christine Eilvig | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It was like asking a friendly soul for directions. Even though you are on the right track it feels uplifting to affirm just that. The next steps become lighter because all doubt is washed away. The course is clear, and in many ways you just need to enjoy the journey.

The Thought of Plato

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.10.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I hesitate to call Plato "divine" not because I have any doubts about his being a godlike Greek thinker, but because of the prejudice of our twenty-fi...

Spring Fling of RHYE & CLASSIXX: The Organic Versus the Electronic

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

Rhye complements like a massage does your body, organically; Classixx opens you up to a world of escapism -- electronically, of course.

What If Swallowing Your Pride Could Expand Your Soul?

Matt Murrie | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if we didn't have to work at places and in situations in which we were forced to swallow our pride in order to keep (or advance in) our jobs?

Popcorn Preview: The Sapphires

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Sapphires (2012) Cast includes: Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Deborah Mailman (Rabbit-Proof Fence), Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tap...

In Praise of Following Random Instincts

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

In a rational culture like the United States where you are supposed to have a plan (and a retirement plan), it can feel countercultural to follow a quirky whisper, intuition or impulse.

Reflections on Dressage and Dancing With Horses in Florida

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports
Georgianne Nienaber

During the last presidential election cycle dressage took a hammering from liberal pundits who circled like jackals around Ann Romney and her Olympic contender, Rafalca. It was heartbreaking to witness such vicious assaults on a sport that offers so much joy to riders from all walks of life.

Searching for Republican Soul

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Nonetheless, like an aging parent that no longer drives but truculently holds onto the keys to the car so no one else can use it, Republicans are part of the national political process: a perpetual stumbling block.

What Are Your Soul's Questions?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Each soul is called to to particular questions. Those questions will be asked again and again, explored, traversed over and over, through the life experiences of the person who houses that soul. Their struggles, trials, and awakenings are explorations of their soul's few key questions.

Hiatus Kaiyote: Global Soul from an Unlikely Place

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Who's your favorite Australian soul band? Can't name any? Thought so. Now, you can say Hiatus Kaiyote. Except they may become your favorite band, period.

Erasing Death

Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 02.26.2013 | Science
Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D

What happens when we die? The once-held philosophical idea that there is no way back after death is not accurate and that there is a significant period of time after death in which death is fully reversible. The goalposts have moved, and we don't know where the science will take us.

Golf: The Game of Life

Thomas Moore | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

I don't like to think of the heart as a piece of plumbing, a pump, even though I come from a family of plumbers. The heart is the seat of the soul. Nor do I think of golf as mere physical exercise or as a meaningless game. With a certain frame of mind, you can see it as a spiritual practice.

Soul Foods: 5 Soul-Nourishing Principles

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Nurture your soul with healthy foods that inspire you and build you up. Avoid those that create ugly feelings inside. By doing this, you will be able to keep your inner garden oasis beautiful and flourishing.