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Excerpt: A Letter to the Pope: The Keeper of the Nest

According to the World Health Organization, sexual abuse is a serious global health problem that impacts children around the world. Although the Catholic Church is currently under intense scrutiny for how it has handled reports of clergy sexual abuse in the past, this is not just a Catholic ...

Pando Pilgrimage Celebrates Unity Amongst Us All

PILGRIMAGE TO PANDO is a contemplative journey to the home of the largest living thing on Earth – a massive aspen grove in remote south-central Utah and named Pando. Pando nourishes itself from the waters of Utah’s Fish Lake and ranges for 106 acres up the neighboring mountainside....

How to Leverage the Power of Service

One of my favorite quotes about service comes from the late Muhammad Ali, who said,“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Service is an obligation, not just something you do as a stepping stone. Learn to take joy in serving well and giving your be...

This Newtown Mom Has a Mother’s Day Message of Hope

No matter the story, speaking Emilie’s name brings light into our family. One night not long ago, I was reading a fairy-tale story to Madeline and Samantha at bedtime. The story closed with the conventional ending for fairy tales: “And they lived happily ever after. The End.” A...

Celebrating Mother: In Every Sense of the Word

It feels good to take a moment to honor her – the Mother. May we all do that today in our own ways. Mother. She’s the “bomb.” Probably the number one brand in the world and the most recognized archetype of them all. Who is this woman? Illuminated and idealized, trivialized an...

Choosing Love & Sacrifice in Today’s Cell Phone Culture

As a society, we’ve missed out on what it means to cultivate human beings who grow up to be agents of peace in the world. By now, virtually everyone has seen the video of Dr. David Dao being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight after he was one of four passengers randomly ch...

7 Simple Steps to Connect With Your Heart’s Center

In your mind, you can rationalize all kinds of things you may want for yourself and others, but the crucial choices you make come straight from your heart. Technically, your heart is the primary muscle of your circulatory system — located on the left side of your chest near the center...

Matthieu Ricard: ‘The World’s Happiest Man’

It is essential to wish for others’ happiness because the pursuit of selfish happiness is bound to fail. Every week in Maria’s newsletter publication The Sunday Paper, we honor individuals who are using their voices, their hearts and their minds to Move Humanity Forward. This wee...

The Power of Silence to Show Us Our True Selves, and the World

It is only by listening that we get to really know the other as well as ourselves. It is very easy to valorize silence. Who isn’t looking for eternal peace and quiet? But the fundamental challenge of it remains: Why do I want peace and quiet so desperately? What kind of silence are w...

One Woman’s Marathon Toward Healing Her PTSD

When I reflect on the past four years since that tragic day, I am reminded of immeasurable blessings mixed with unbearable pain. My story begins at a finish line. On a bright Patriot’s Day in 2013, I stood at the finish line of the Boston Marathon waiting for my husband. I was so ...