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“Wild” Could Have Been a Standard Hollywood Weeper. Here’s How Reese Witherspoon Saved It “Wild” Could Have Been a Standard Hollywood Weeper. Here’s How Reese Witherspoon Saved It
by Christopher Zumski Finke
To call “Wild” a redemption film is to minimize the wide range of emotions it works with—not to mention the subtlety of Reese Witherspoon’s performance.
We Don't Need Santa's Magic When We Already Have Our Own We Don't Need Santa's Magic When We Already Have Our Own
by Shannon Hayes
Magic is about stepping into our power, about uniting our intentions with the natural world to create something better, something deeper.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive
by Shannon Hayes
Rather than feeling guilty for not giving each child everything they deserve, I will feel gratitude for the grace with which they accept my limits.
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
by Yessenia Funes
The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Friendship and Chocolate Cake The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Friendship and Chocolate Cake
by Shannon Hayes
Sure, life goes on even if it is devoid of buttercream. But when it is there, life just seems so perfect—even if you only get to eat buttercream once or twice in a year.
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness) Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard Schiffman
For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
by Tom Lawson
“We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians and Muslims, but instead reconciles them.”
The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No" The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No"
by Shannon Hayes
As a mother, I have made life choices that can’t always include everything my children want—like hiking the Adirondacks. Here’s how I learned to overcome the guilt.
Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People
by Liz Pleasant
From Oakland to Brooklyn, practitioners of holistic health care are working to make their services affordable for all.
Will My Visually Impaired Daughter Ever Read? (And Why Does That Question Scare Me So Much?) Will My Visually Impaired Daughter Ever Read? (And Why Does That Question Scare Me So Much?)
by Shannon Hayes
I've learned not to worry about whether others approve of my life. But applying the same thinking to my daughter is a challenge.
Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
by Hunter Marshall
The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
A New Story for a New Economy A New Story for a New Economy
by David Korten
David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
How an American Lama Finds Joy in Turbulent Times How an American Lama Finds Joy in Turbulent Times
by Sarah van Gelder
Lama Tsomo is a Tibetan Buddhist lama, a former homesteader, and an heiress to a family fortune who lives a quiet life in the mountains of Montana. Now she is beginning to teach the practices and insights gained through years of solitary retreats and study.
After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence After This Indian Nun Witnessed a Woman’s Murder, She Saved Thousands More from Domestic Violence
by Christa Hillstrom
As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
Being Kind Being Kind
KarmaTube music video on kindness.
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