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Feeling Empowered Through Forgiveness

What can we learn about forgiveness? It is a question that continues to hit the core of our souls and hearts throughout our entire lives. Forgiving usually comes when we have been dealt with some kind of level of hurt. Hurt is often unexpected and can knock you to the ground emotionally, ...

Saying Goodbye to a Child

Have you ever heard a story about something really tragic happening to someone but somehow that person finds a way to turn pain into love? I experienced it in real life this month when I interviewed Eric and Jana David who lost their 10-year-old son Dylan to brain cancer. The Los Angeles coupl...

The Power of the Mind

The other day, my daughter said to me: “Mom, do you ever stop thinking? Does your mind ever turn off?” Trust me, this was not a compliment. I laughed and explained that, yes, my mind does turn off when I meditate in the morning (or, at least, I try to turn it off). But the res...

The Science Behind How Desire Shapes Our Beliefs

  People love propagating information and sharing opinions. You can see this online: every single day, four million new blogs are written, 80 million new Insta­gram photos are uploaded, and 616 million new tweets are released into cyberspace. It appears the opportunity to impart y...

The No. 1 Salad Green You Should Be Eating Now

  I eat a lot of salads with different kinds of lettuce and greens. Not all greens are created equal, but I was surprised to learn that the top-rated salad green is not kale, but watercress! Watercress contains the highest percentage of your daily recommended intake for Vitamin ...

Stop Trying to Change Others. Start Within Yourself.

Byron Katie is an esteemed author and thought leader who has spent years helping people around the globe do The Work needed to change their perspective on the world. The Work is a simple, yet powerful, process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all t...

This Is What Happens When You Open Your Eyes

Yep, he’s at it again. Pope Francis that is. That man has a way of getting above the noise and it's not just because he's the Pope. Pope Benedict rarely got my attention, but this guy… well, he's different. This week, Pope Francis spoke up about climate change. He directed his mes...

How Loss Strengthened My Faith in the Power of Love

Architect of Change Sally Quinn is a veteran Washington Post reporter and the wife of the late Ben Bradlee, the paper's legendary former executive editor. In her new book Finding Magic, Sally bravely opens her heart and shares what it was like to gradually lose the love of her life to dem...

Why We Are Living Amidst a ‘Blessed Crisis’

We are going through a moment in which our system as a whole is collapsing. Every area of society is in crisis: the political system, the economy, education, the environment. Even though everything seems to be falling apart, I consider this to be a positive moment – a blessed crisis. We are ...

What I Learned During My Spiritual Break

Good Sunday morning to you! I'm writing this as I would write a note to a friend who I haven't spoken to in awhile. I’m back from my self-imposed spiritual break and wanted to check in. How are you? How is your world? How are you feeling on this day about our larger world? I know I ...