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Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Impermanence

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

While I am not a Buddhist, I find the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death a source of great wisdom and potential liberation -- particularly for thos...

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...

Why I Ditched a Shame-Based Faith

Heather Kopp | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

I often write about the power of shame in the context of recovery. But shame is a human problem, and long-time Christians are in no ways immune. I was a Christian--and a slave to shame--for more than a decade before I became a slave to alcohol.

Showing Up as Your Authentic Self in Relationships

Sarina Tomel | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Sarina Tomel

I've learned that it's not about how the guy needs to fit into my plans, but rather how we can create a future together.

Free Your True Self

Suna Senman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

The true you is a living being. Life needs to be fed to grow or it withers away. Feed yourself new challenges, new experiences and new ideas.

The Pregnancy Perspective

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled by these lessons of partnership, as well as those of parenthood -- the privilege of birthing your best teacher, seeing your clearest mirror, and walking beside your greatest reminder for a lifetime.

WATCH: Why Oprah Stopped Trying To Be Barbara Walters

OWN | Posted 04.08.2013 | OWN

Are you living a lie? Harboring a secret life? Pretending to be someone you're not? You’re not alone. In this clip from "Oprah's Lifeclass," Opra...

Words Of Wisdom: How To Get In Touch With Your Infinite Self

Posted 01.18.2013 | GPS for the Soul

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Keys To Cutting Your Mental And Emotional Umbilical Cord

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It is essential to recognize that these family roles are not "the truth," but simply the roles we assume in our relationship to other family members. Typically, there is a sense of self that doesn't match the role, and the individual struggles to reconcile the two.

Wake Up And Live

Abdi Assadi | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Abdi Assadi

Only we can awaken our selves. That takes hard, hard work. Any one who tells us otherwise is lying.

What Does It Mean To Have Soul?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Some people say we live in a "soulless" world, or they refer to a place as "having no soul." What does it mean to have "no soul"? What does it mean to have soul?

Accessing the Wisdom of the Soul

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

I find this idea of using technology to help us get and stay connected with the soul and learn how to nurture it in our daily lives an interesting concept, for I've always thought of the soul itself as our internal GPS.

My Descent Into Hell And What It Taught Me About Beauty

Vanessa D. Fisher | Posted 06.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Vanessa D. Fisher

In losing myself, I mysteriously gained an entire universe of light and indescribable beauty. It was so beautiful that it was painful. It was so ecstatic that it was unbearable. It burned my awareness and lit my entire soul on fire.

Who We Are vs. Who We Should Be

Christine Sachs | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

Perhaps if we can let go of the interpretation of what we think our lives should be, we might finally be able to fully embrace -- and celebrate -- what our lives are.

Soul-Talk: Isn't It Time You Let Your Soul Soar?

Russell Bishop | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Who you truly are is alive and well deep within your heart. All you need to do is listen past the noise of the world, past the noise of your own self-critical mind. If you do, you will notice the quiet voice of your soul encouraging you to step into a brighter reality.

The 5 Healing Benefits Of Breath

Maggie Lyon | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

When we count our breath, we count on our breath. We discover it is the ticket back to ourselves. The breath both coaches and coaxes us into self-reliance, not only for relaxation into sleeping states, but also for profound letting go in superlatively chaotic and awake states.

What Does it Mean to Be Your Authentic Self?

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Will you ever be perfect at honoring your own truth? No, but you can strive for excellence.

What's Your Courageous Conversation? Why It Needs To Be Heard

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Where would you like to express more courage? What conversation does your heart long to initiate if you were a master at courageous conversation?

Why We Hide Our True Selves

Douglas LaBier | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

The steady stream of sex-related scandals is just the most visible part of something more widespread and troublesome: the gap between people's public lies and private truths.

How to Dispel Darkness (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

All of the ways that we deal with darkness will fall short unless there is a solution that lies beyond the divided self. As long as one p...

Spiritual Solutions #7: True Self, True Food

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra and Annie B. Bond True Self Light has the power to fill the void afflicted by darkness. Healing yourself comes in two stages-...

Spiritual Solutions #2: Find Your True Being

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra and Annie B. Bond Find True Self Esteem True self-esteem is not the same thing as improving your self-image. Self-image results fro...

Ask Maddisen - How to Build Strong Trust Muscles

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Trust is a natural state that reminds us who we truly are; divine beings with ultimate dominion over our emotional, mental, and physical states.

Who Do You Listen To For Guidance And Inspiration?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

People have all kinds of aspirations, some lofty, some more worldly. People sometimes experience their aspirations coming true. And many people have had their aspirations materialize only to wonder why they ever wanted that in the first place.