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The Grace of Why

Today in the grocery store, I shared a real conversation with one of the mothers I knew in the years that my eldest son was consumed for a love of tennis. I knew her son had been present at the acci…

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4 Keys To Increasing Happiness

Last week, I went out to lunch with a friend of mine, and she told me about this documentary she had seen called Happy. It seemed to have made an impact on her. Over our meal, she talked about how it …

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6 Advantages to Buying Your Food at the Farmers’ Market

With all the dirt being dug up about some of my favorite health food companies supporting No on Prop. 37, I was starting to feel betrayed. "No, Santa Cruz Organic! Not you too," I thought, when I firs…

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Teenage Yogis: Fostering Peace in the Face of Rising Violence

Can yoga and meditation help a teenager struggling with the death of a parent or violence in his community? Juquille Johnston was six years old when his father was shot and killed in the streets of …

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The Health Benefits Of Finding Your Tribe

Most of us have been blessed to get at least glimpses into what it feels like to be part of a tribe. Maybe you felt that sense of belonging on your wedding day, when family and friends gathered from a…

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What Would You Do With a Year Off?

By Chelsea Roff Close your eyes. Imagine for a moment that you had a year -- 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes -- to do anything you please, with $100,000 to cover your expenses. Would you tra…

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Clutter Clearing: Your Housemates May Hate Me

Instead of ownership, when you pay for something, think of it as the cost of renting that item until it no longer serves you. Then, you can release it back into the river of stuff that flows throughou…

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Positivity in Action: A Memorable Memorial Work Day

Throughout human history, what has created community and provided the structures that build into friendship and intimacy is shared work.  We have lost sight of this fact in our highly techno…

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Three Keys for Living the Way of Peace

If people could achieve satisfaction without destruction, I believe they would. Millions of us want to live without destruction already. Now we are looking for a way to make our will and desire more p…

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Make Money the Miracle Minded Way

I was recently interviewed for a story called Meaning is the New Money, featured in the May 2012 issue of Women’s Health magazine. The story is about socially responsible entrepreneurs who have create…

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