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12 Gifts Ancient Greece Gave To The World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

It's easy to forget just how much credit we owe the brilliant minds of ancient Greece. They are responsible for so many of the world's early steps int...

3 Ways to Live Like a Child (And Why You Should)

Nicole Liloia | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Liloia

Today as adults, we focus so much on other people's opinions when choosing what to do, that we forget we can make choices that will allow us to have more fun in our lives. Take the time to think about how something is going to make you feel when you do it.

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

Cultivating This Overlooked Emotion Can Boost Your Well-Being And Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

When you look at a majestic natural landscape -- waterfalls, mountain ranges, vast deserts -- what do you feel? For many, the beauty of nature inspire...

Choosing A Wonder-Filled Life

Leslie Boyer | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

Ten months ago, my youngest sister passed away after a seven-year relationship with cancer. What a roller coaster it was. During the highs and lows, the healing and the blows, she never lost sight of what it might teach her. She was the most courageous person I have ever known.

A Lesson From My Daughter: Honor Your Ordinary Life

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Rudri Bhatt Patel

The truth is there are glittery pieces of brilliance that color the cement of our everyday lives. We must be ready to keep our arms open for those possibilities.

3 Ways to Unlock Opportunity in What Scares You

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

The truth is: We're all afraid. We've all had moments like mine on the floor. And it's those moments where terror can become the sandbox for astronomical transformation.

I Never Knew Ramen Noodles Could Be Cool

Lauren Stevens | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

If there is one thing my son has taught me, it is to slow down and take in my surroundings, giving myself over to each experience, no matter how mundane or insignificant it may seem.

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

A Sense of Wonder

Mary Paleologos | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

If you want to witness a natural display of a sense of wonder, just observe a child. A child's whole world is viewed through the eyes of wonder and excitement. A child has no judgements of why things are so, but rather a child is in awe and views life through innocence, purity and curiosity.

8 Reasons You Should Learn To Love These Under-Appreciated Animals

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

"If you are not a horse person, it might be hard to understand why some people love their horses so much," writes HuffPost blogger, bestselling author...

7 Questions That Will Keep You Curious

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

“It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize,” Aristotle, the renowned Greek philosopher and scientist, o...

Disconnected (and Detained) in Cuba: My 'Third Metric' Experience

Michael Maisel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Maisel

Forced to disconnect, I was able to challenge my own preconceived academic assumptions of what I would find in a 2014-era Cuba. On a more spiritual level, I underwent a heightened sense of awareness that I thought was reserved for fictional characters

My Smartphone, My B*tch: A Letter of Hate, Love and Balance

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

Our relationship used to be a give and take. But from now on, this relationship is a one-way street. I own you for all the great things you can bring my life, but you don't own me in return. I will look up. I will stop. I've got to re-engage in the world instead of feeling engaged to you.

On Finding Wonder As an Adult

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

My daughter's awe to ordinary occurrences isn't atypical.The world is a mysterious web of discoveries that heighten her ability to embrace the unknown. Sometimes her glee spills over like errant drops of water after a big splash. When I'm paying attention, I catch a few of these drops.

Daily Meditation: A Childlike State Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

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

Ancestor Deficit Disorder

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

A tree without roots cannot grow. When we humans lose our roots, we too begin to wither -- losing our balance, our health and our spiritual foundati...

Hugh Jackman: Adamantium Claws, Heart of Gold

Liz Dow | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

My father's dream to sing and dance on Broadway came true on his 85th birthday, thanks to Hugh Jackman.

How Children's Books Inspire Wonder In Readers Of All Ages

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books

Children’s literature has the unique ability to inspire wonder in any person who leafs through its pages. By exploring life in such a simple yet pro...

Pragmatic Pastor Turned Postman to Help the Homeless

Liz Dow | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Liz Dow

A Pastor came to understand that his guests need services, not sermons. He used mailboxes as a concrete step toward resolving a seemingly insurmountable problem. This is proof that wonder and a sense of possibility dwell in the hearts of leaders who inspire.

3 Reasons You're More Stressed Than Joyful

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Wonder doesn't disappear on its own. We let it go. And we don't have to. In fact, our creativity, imagination and well-being thrive on a degree of being delighted, amused and in awe of the world around us.

Patients and Virtue

Liz Dow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

Stereotypes about surgeons do not include the emotions that this surgeon conveys. His profound humanity is an example of wonder at work. His partnership with patients reflects the aspect of his work that touches his soul, and a world view that we are all connected.

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

Raising a Romantic Son

Liz Dow | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

The thing I am most proud of is nurturing my son's sense of romance. I like to think that his kindness toward others, curiosity about people, respect for differences, creativity in his work and play and confidence about what is possible for himself and others evolved from this perspective.

When Things Fall Into the Ocean

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Ami Fields-Meyer

We were about twenty minutes into our tour of the CNN studio in Atlanta when Greg, an eccentric guide in a tomato-red polo, turned around. "Are there ...