Spirit

The loneliness antidote: 11 habits to feel less alone

Our culture is suffering an epidemic of loneliness—here are a few simple things you can do to make friends and bring more meaning into your life.

The case for less politics, more football this Thanksgiving (VIDEO)

Want to avoid election discord at Thanksgiving? A hilarious viral video reminds American families they can agree on one thing: football.

Do recreational pot smokers have an empathy problem?

New research suggests that marijuana may weaken the heart. I think it does, in more ways than one.

Shannen Doherty’s cancer struggle made her a ‘better human being’

The former 90210 TV star reminds us that life challenges can strengthen our character if we choose to let them.

5 ways to practice ‘hygge’ & banish your winter blues, Danish-style

Daylight Savings Time is the perfect time to cheer yourself up with 'hygge,' a mindset that embraces a season of…

The return of the front porch & the human connections it builds

The rise in popularity of the private backyard has been isolating us from others for too long, but the front yard is starting to make…

8 ways to ‘reset’ your spirit during election season

Anxious about November 8? You're not the only one. Here are 8 ways to soothe your soul before the coming election.

‘Incrementalism’ & other subtle forms of manipulation that can lead to domestic abuse

No, I told myself. What I experienced was not abuse, and it was entirely my…

3 lessons in empathy from the warm people of Ecuador

America ranked #7 on the world's most empathetic countries list, released just this month. While being in the top 10 isn't bad by any means, we can still learn a thing or two from the #1 seat: Ecuador.

The book of the Bible that gets me through the depressing 24-hour news cycle

There's a time for everything, says the writer of Ecclesiastes—a super comforting fact to reflect upon amidst the shouting, swirling flow of depressing news.

Our ‘no regrets’ culture is stunting our healthy consciences

We're urged to 'live in the moment' with 'no regrets.' But by doing so we're missing out on a critical part of growth, taking responsibility,…

Why sharing personal stories of sexual assault can be a powerful step to healing

#Notokay has sparked an outpouring of stories from women on sexual assault and harassment.

8 take-control strategies for your overwhelming holiday to-do list

It's only October, but we bet your to-do list for Thanksgiving and Christmas is already growing. Here's how to plan ahead so you can focus…

‘The life inside me’: how a flutter on a screen saw me through the mire of abuse

As I laid on the ultrasound table, anxiety building, I asked myself: 'What am I going to do if this…

Lyme disease stole the life I wanted & gave me the one I needed

For a long time I tried to hide the details of my bed-ridden adolescence, but I finally embraced the path my illness forced me to…