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Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: Let’s Be Ambassadors of Reconciliation

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”  — Rumi The other day, the priest at my church said something that caught my attention. He spoke about becoming what he called an “Ambassador of Reconciliation.” “Are there individuals you have chosen to walk away from?”...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: What Can We Do Without?

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”  — Nelson Mandela When I read that ratings were up for this year's Academy Awards—the “no-host Oscars,” as they've been called—I have to admit that I wasn't surprised. It also got me thinking. If the Oscars can succ...

Why ‘History’ Should Be ‘Ourstory’

Everything we remember is story. “History” is the memory of certain special things, which we all implicitly agree are more important than others. But our culture’s history—even in this, women’s history month—is a story that’s been badly, crudely, massively abridged. Most of ...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: A Reflection on this Historic Moment

All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities.”  — John O'Donohue The other morning, I picked up a copy of my local newspaper and simply stopped and stared at the front page. Right there staring back at me ...

Why Winning Doesn’t Always Bring Happiness

This year, as I mash up some fresh guacamole and settle in to watch Super Bowl LIII, I’ll remember (as I do every year) how my oldest daughter reacted to her very first sight of American football. Two-year-old Katie peered at the TV screen and proclaimed, “That not football. That head ba...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: Tag, You’re It

Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”  — Henry David Thoreau This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the different speeches that have been on TV these last few days. Yes, I watched ...

When You Trust Yourself, You Live Your Best Life

I’ll tell you this for free: Not all resolutions are created equal. As a new year begins, many of us write lists of noble promises—and break them before the ink dries. Why do most resolutions have so little sticking power? Because they’re what I call “outside-in” goals. They aren...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: A Reflection As We Approach the New Year

For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. — T.S. Eliot Another year is upon us. Isn't it amazing? It feels like just yesterday that I was embarking on 2018 and preparing to launch I've Been Thinking... into the world. At the t...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: What Is It Like to Be You Right Now?

The spiritual path is not a solo endeavor. In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free her/himself is a delusion. We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realize our interconnectedness. — Tara Brach Last week, as I was sitting in the back of the ...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: Getting Your Internal House in Order

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. — Deepak Chopra As I watched the news unfold on Thursday about the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, here in California, a woman on the treadmill next to me at the gym said, “You know, you can’t go anywhere in this country ...