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Laurie Sue Brockway is the Inspiration Editor of Beliefnet.

God Bless Us, Everyone-Merry Christmas!

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The classic Christmas dinner from A Christmas Carol!

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The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

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I am a huge Daphne Rose Kingma fan and so exited about her newest book. It really reminds me of the essence of what Beliefnet offers to readers. In Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart, her first […]

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Salt Therapy Can Clear Your Mind and Your Sinuses

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I was invited a while ago to visit the Halo Salt Rooms in Manhattan. As a big fan of the salty ocean scent, I thought it might be a little like a day at the beach, so off I went. […]

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Martha Stewart and Vera Wang Celebrate at White Castle

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It is all in the name of Autism. America’s first fast-food hamburger chain, White Castle, and NEST Fragrances, a specialized home fragrance company, have once again joined forces to serve up another round of The Original Slider®-Scented Candle to benefit autism […]

Healing from Loss with ‘I Did Not Know What To Say’

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IDidNotKnowWhatToSay.com,  a website founded by Lori Pederson, is designed to inspire and provide you with tools to assist a love one through the grieving process.   They also offer a free newsletter on how to assist your friends and family members […]

How to Find Your Inner Voice

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Guest Blog by By Dr. Brian Alman and Stephen Montgomery Here’s how to deal successfully with any physical or emotional challenge. It’s called the “Find Your Voice Process.”  Spend just a few minutes a day, and as often as needed, […]

What is Laughter? Share Your Thoughts for a New Book

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They say that laughter is the best medicine. It helps us heal, and keeps us light. It is a special elixir that brings vitality and a hopefulness. Author Lexie Brockway Potamkin is working on her fifth book in her “What […]

Follow Your Dreams with Lifeboard

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We came across a very cool New Year’s gift idea called “The Lifeboard.” It is basically an elegant game board that highlights the areas of life that most people are interesting in enhancing. It encourages you to create a vision […]

CBN’s Gorman Woodfin Talks to Beliefnet About His Inspiring Book

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It was a blessing to meet my new friend, Gorman Woodfin, while we were both covering the Royal Premiere of Voyage of the Dawn Treader in London.  He is an optimistic and very kind soul!  When he told me about […]

Terry Cole-Whittaker on Prosperity and Living Your Bliss

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Many people remember Terry Cole-Whittaker as a self-help evangelist of the eighties who preached prosperity and personal responsibility. She has shed that persona yet continues to  teach some of the same values, helping people get a grip on their own […]

‘Mary Did You Know’ Song

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A friend in ministry sent this to me this morning. I had never heard it. Thought many of you would enjoy it. It is Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd singing “Mary Did You Know.” Listen to Mary Did You Know […]

Beliefnet Interviews Narnia Producer Douglas Gresham

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader executive producer Douglas Gresham talks with Beliefnet’s Laurie Sue Brockway about his life as stepson to C.S.Lewis and growing up in Narnia.

New Book Brings Inspiration and Practical Help to Interfaith Couples

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I am excited to share the news about my new book, Your Interfaith Wedding: A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures and Personal Values into One Beautiful Ceremony. The most recent studies tell us that 37 per cent of Americans are […]

Dean Cain Co-Wrote the Inspirational Pure Country II

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Actor Dean Cain stopped by the Beliefnet offices recently to tell us about a couple of movies he’s been working on: The Way Home and Pure Country II: The Gift. He is a lovely person. Very kind and caring, devoted […]

Daryn Kagan is Showing the World What’s Possible

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Interview by Laurie Sue Brockway Daryn Kagan is the creator and host of DarynKagan.com, an inspirational online community that features a daily Web cast of stories that, “Show the World What is Possible.” Her web site and online community have become a […]

Positive Statements for Greater Prosperity and Love

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Guest Blog by Sandra Lee Schubert    Radio personality Sandra Lee Schubert drafted these for a Beliefnet project a while back. Wanted to share these great, life affirming statements about prosperity, love and self-appreciation.   Money is energy. You have […]

Beliefnet Interviews Narnia Stars Georgie Henley and Will Poulter

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader actors Georgie Henley and Will Poulter talk with Beliefnet’s Laurie Sue Brockway about self-esteem, courage and their roles as Lucy and Eustace.

Beliefnet Interviews Liam Neeson

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader actor Liam Neeson talks with Beliefnet’s Laurie Sue Brockway about lions, preparing for his role as Aslan, and what inspires him.

The Ultimate Soulmate Summit

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Arielle Ford, author of the bestselling book The Soulmate Secret, and Claire Zammit, co-creator of the acclaimed Calling in “The One” telecourse will host a free online teleseries called The Ultimate Soulmate Summit to help 100,000 people magnetize their Soulmate […]

Vote for Your Favorite Non-Profit Organization at The Three Tomatoes

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Non-profit organizations do wonderful work to help in so many ways. For some people, a non-profit organization provides a service that is like a pot of gold and a rainbow that follows life’s difficult storms. The Three Tomatoes.com, a website […]

Beliefnet Loves ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’

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It was a thrill to attend the Royal Premiere of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and experience Narnia behind the scenes. Hope you enjoyed our coverage! We were asked to hold off a while before posting reviews, closer to […]

Daylle Deanna Schwartz Launches a Self-Love Challenge

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Self-help books push building self-love but most people are still in short supply of it. It’s easy to encourage people to “love yourself” more and sounds good, except to those who don’t know how to start. With pressure to look […]

Daily Reflections from A Year With Aslan

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Guest Blog by C.S. Lewis For more than 50 years The Chronicles of Narnia have captured hearts and imaginations. Just in time for the release of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, HarperOne published A Year with Aslan: Daily Reflections […]

Video of the Queen and Stars of Narnia at Royal Premiere

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The winter wonderland of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader Royal Premiere comes to life in this video. See the Queen, the stars and the snow in London on November 30.

The Scoop on Where Kate Middleton and Prince Will Shall Wed

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According to my new special sources at Westminster Abbey, Kate Middleton will become Mrs. Prince Will at this altar. It is called the High Altar.   She will glide into the Abbey through these grand doors. Of course, there should not […]

Prayers and a History Lesson at Webminster Abbey

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I grabbed a cab over to Westminster Abbey yesterday with two media friends, after our day of interviews, press conferences, et al. It is the one place I most wanted to visit. A) Because I wanted to pray there and get a sense […]

Leaving Narnia: Time to Return to the States

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Well folks, in London, it is five hours later than in my home town of New York. So I have been in a bit of an in between world for the past few days–doing all things Narnia on London time […]

Interviews with Liam Neeson and the Stars of Dawn Treader

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Today was a very (VERY) exciting day! It was interview day. The premiere, the events, the planning… were all leading up to this day when media would speak directly to the stars about their views and experiences with the film. […]

The Most Adventurous Proposal Ever-Aboard the Dawn Treader

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Here is an awesome tale of Narnia heard over a lovely dinner at an Indian restaurant hosted by Grace Hill Media. Paul Martin, founder of the fan website, aptly called NarniaFans.com, proposed to his beloved, Courtney, upon the Dawn Treader–on the set of […]

So Here’s What Happens Inside the Theater at a Royal Premiere

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Once we made it into the theater we were shown to our various seats. Here is what I found on my seat and all seats! A bottle of water and popcorn in a Narnia box that tasted kind of sweet. […]

Liam Neeson and Narnia Interviews-What Would You Like to Know?

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Getting ready for interviews tomorrow with Liam Neeson, who is the voice of Aslan, in the Narnia movies! Yay! Also interviewing Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes and Will Poulter who, respectively portray Lucy, Edmund and their (some what annoying cousin) Eustace. […]

Was the Real Snow a Narnia Enchantment?

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Sorry to keep harping on the red carpet, but that is what journalists do when they are around it. It seems to have the allure of a majic carpet. It is a happy time, like a wedding, The Red Carpet has […]

Walking the Narnia Red Carpet

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Leicester Square was turned into a Narnia Wonderland tonight, Narnia symbolism like torch light and fake snow was joined by real snow that fell upon the freezing actors as they did interviews on the red carpet–many in beautiful dresses that […]

The People Are So Nice In London

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When we walked out of the hotel hosting all the Narnia activities, there were a bunch of cops-Bobbies. And they are so nice! One of my friends said hello to this friendly chap and he insisted we both try on […]

Beliefnet Has Landed-We Are In London for the Narnia Royal Premiere

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Seven hours in the air and little sleep, but I am in London. Yay! First thing I did when I got here was unpack my black tie attire in hopes of de-creasing it in time for the Narnia Premiere. We flew in […]

Queen to Attend the Dawn Treader Royal Premiere

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Okay, no one has told me this officially, but there is a lot of talk that Her Majesty, the Queen England, will be in attendance with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. This will be a big premiere, in two […]

Douglas Gresham is Keeping the C.S. Lewis Legacy Alive

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Just found out that a roundtable discussion with Douglas Gresham has been added to the Narnia press event in London. Yay! Found some fascinating interviews with Gresham, one of two stepsons of C.S. Lewis from Lewis’s marriage to Gresham’s mother, […]

Thank You, Zach Bonner-Most Inspiring Person of 2009

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Each year, Beliefnet presents the Most Inspiring Person of the Year Award to someone who has demonstrated extreme courage, forgiveness, compassion, or self-sacrifice amidst challenging circumstances. Beliefnet is currently accepting nominations for the Most Inspiring Person of 2010. Past winners […]

Inner Reflections that Inspire the Soul

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Inner Reflections, a beautiful 2011 Engagement Calendar, landed on my desk recently. It contains stunning artwork along with inspiring quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda. The quotes are so inspiring and the images come alive. Thanks to the Self-Realization Fellowship for sharing […]

The Joy of Family Rituals

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Barbara Biziou is a national expert on every day rituals. She has a couple of fabulous books that focus on personal and family rituals and teach people how to evoke practical spirituality in their lives in ways that mesh well […]

Behind the Scenes at the Royal Narnia Premiere

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The newest Narnia film opens in theaters on December 9. It promises to be an inspiring and entertaining film, here in time fore the holidays. First the stars will walk the red carpet at a premiere fit for royalty on […]

Rainn Wilson on The Charter for Compassion

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The Charter for Compassion is a document that transcends religious, ideological, and national difference. Supported by leading thinkers from many traditions, the Charter inspires worldwide community-based acts of compassion. Here, Rainn Wilson narates a video about this inspiring project. For […]

Janette Barber Goes to Rawanda on a Smile Fix Mission

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We’ve been following Emmy winning writer and producer Janette Barber’s work with “Smile Fix” and Medical Missions for Children. This is a group of doctors and nurses who travel to third world countries to help children living with conditions that […]

The Soulmate Secret Will Help You Find True Love

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Arielle Ford’s best-selling book, The Soulmate Secret: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction, has helped thousands of people around the globe find true love since the debut in December 2008. It has been published in […]

9 Ways to Turn Off Technology and Return to Love

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Guest Blog By Melissa Blackmon   Remember the days when you and your significant other talked for hours about everything, from your favorite movie to what your children’s names would be?   Fast forward a few years and your biggest conversation […]

Sylvia Browne’s New Book and New Husband

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Sylvia Browne and her lovely new hubby were in town a while back to promote her newest book, Psychic: My Life in Two Worlds. I was a little surprised to find that he was pushing her in a wheel chair, […]

Prince Will and Kate- A True Royal Match

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“The body doesn’t lie. Watching a couple’s body language can tell you if they have a toxic or terrific relationship,” says world-renowned body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass, author of Toxic Men. For Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton, […]

Lauren Ruotolo is Unstoppable in Stilettos

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How does a girl who was originally predicted to live a wheelchair-bound existence become adventurous, self-assured, successful, and . . . unflappable?   Standing 4 feet 2 inches tall in flats (which she would never be caught dead in, anyway), […]

Kathy Ireland Talks About Giving Back

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Model turned business woman, Kathy Ireland, is known for her spirit of generosity and faith.  She is also known as a dedicated mom who takes great interest in causes related to children.   Most recently she’s been involved with The LATISSE ®Wishes Challenge […]

Quotes About Being Honest with Yourself

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1.       “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud   2.       “It’s a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth.’ And so it goes away. […]

MixedBlessing Cards Create Unity Through Diversity

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With all the stress and uncertainty in people’s lives, what a breath of fresh air it is to receive a holiday card that envisions a world of peace and tolerance. This is something we all need, now more than ever. […]

‘Blintzes for Blitzen’ is a Tale About Reindeer Who Enjoys Hanukkah

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With Hanukkah 2010 just around the corner on December 1 through 9, and Christmas growing nearer, interfaith families and the interfaith at heart will want to get their copies of this adorable book about a Reindeer who likes Jewish food! […]

Ideas to Simplify Sending Christmas Cards

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Guest Blog by Barbara Tako It’s that time again. Time to think about holiday cards. If you enjoy sending out Christmas cards every year, please feel free to ignore the following ideas. I know some of us truly enjoy doing […]

How Positive Angel Words Can Empower Us

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Guest Blog by Grant Virtue During the beginning stages of Angel Words, before the book was even a concept in our minds, we discovered that the words we use have a very particular and individual shape. Normally of course we […]

Native American’s Blend their Culture with Christ

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By PAUL R. KOPENKOSKEYc. 2010 Religion News Service GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) Smoke wafts upward as the Rev. Mike Peters blows on the Knick-Knick, a sacred herbal blend of spearmint leaves, red willow bark, sage, sweet grass and bayberry bush.  […]

National Cathedral Hires a New Resident Mouse Chaser

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By JENA LOWEc. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The newest employee at Washington National Cathedral was nowhere to be found in her office on a recent afternoon. She was probably out and about, staffers said, doing God’s work.    “She […]

Be Love Now-Excerpt from New Ram Dass Book

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Guest Blog by Ram Dass Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, […]

Roosevelt Hospital Hosts NICU Alumni Reunion

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Today is my son Alexander’s birthday.   He came into the world 19 years ago and spent his first 77 days in neonatal intensive care.  Now he is a grown up Queens College sophomore and college sportscaster living his dreams and making […]

Tips from Val Walker’s ‘The Art of Comforting’

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Guest Blog by Val Walker Are you trying to support a friend in need, but not sure what to do? Try these tactics for reaching out to people in distress:  Make a scrapbook. It can be painful to discuss a […]

Celebrate National Forgiveness Day on October 30

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Guest Blog by Bob “Mr. Happy” Moyers   Volunteers from around the globe will be encouraged to “take the pledge of forgiveness” this fall in celebration of the 5th annual National Forgiveness Day. It falls on October 30th this year. […]

Sister’s Love Launches Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

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A new book, “Promise Me,” out in time for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, tells the story behind the founding of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.   Growing up in postwar Peoria, Illinois, Suzy and Nancy Goodman were inseparable, […]

Cutest Cat in NYC Winner Izzy Gets New Glasses

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A colleague shared this image of her adorable cat, Izzy. You might remember Izzy as the 2007 winner of Time Out New York’s “Cutest Cat in New York City” award. Back then she was a kitten. Now, as a slightly more […]

Beliefnet Staffer Interviews ‘Hereafter” Star Matt Damon

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Beliefnet’s video producer, Jen Kachler, landed her first on-camera interview with one of America’s biggest and favorite movie stars — Matt Damon. Here in town to promote his new movie, “Hereafter,” Damon talked with Jen about his own thoughts about […]

Beth Israel Hosts Remembrance Memorial on October 28

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There is no grief like the grief that comes with loss of a child. Losing a baby before he or she has a chance at life, or even, a chance at birth, is devestating. The only people who truly understand the impact of […]

Argentine Holocaust Survivors Finally Find Refuge

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Guest Blog By Marysa SherenIt’s hard to explain what drew me to Argentina. Your quintessential humanities-worshipping college kid, I dabbled in studying Spanish as a foreign language throughout my teenage years and, like many Philosophy majors hailing from pampered suburban […]

The Law of Sobriety by Beliefnet Blogger Sherry Gaba

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There have been many bestsellers written about healing through the power of positive thinking—You Can Heal Yourself, The Secret, The Law of Attraction—all suggesting that what you put out into the universe is what you receive in return.   This […]

New Book Implores Readers to Laugh and Learn Life Lessons

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Is it possible to be grounded and have a rich interior life? Is it possible to get through the day with poise when everything hits the fan? Is it possible to have a spiritual life and not be a wing-nut?  […]

The Golden Opportunity Challenge and the Power of Micro-Acts

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People are stressed, short on time and – especially in today’s economy – short of money. Yet many of us still seek fulfillment in giving back, whether through our churches, volunteer organizations or donations. Technologies and online social media like […]

Self Healing Expressions Brings Wisdom Into Your Home

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Many people are learning online these days. It is a great way to take in wisdom without having to leave home. Self-Healing Expressions (SHE) is a long time provider of online holistic and spiritual eCourses, eBooks, and publisher of Holistic […]

“Mr. Happy” Shares His Advice on How to Be Happy

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Guest Blog by Robert “Mr. Happy” Moyers 1. Raise your right hand. Repeat after me. I promise, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 2. Start each day with joy. Declare the day Super Saturday, […]

11 Steps to Stress Release

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Guest Blog by Inna Segal Feeling stressed out? Try these 11 ways to relieve the tension.   Recognize what you are stressed about Is it your health, work, money or relationship? You need to clarify what is causing you stress so […]

Interfaith Pioneer Rabbi Joseph Gelberman Dies at 98

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By Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway   Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, pioneer of the interfaith movement, died on September 9, 2010. He left us on Rosh Hashanah, a High Holiday considered a time of rebirth and new beginnings for people of the […]

How to Love Someone without Losing Yourself

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Guest Blog by Paige Parker   Some men are jerks. Some women are just plain crazy.    Now that I’ve acknowledged the two biggest stereotypes that people think are to blame for screwed up relationships, let’s look at the real […]

Don’t Let Clutter Stunt Your Growth

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Guest Post by Kathryn Weber   One of the biggest problems associated with clutter is how it roots you in a home that leaves you little or no room for growth.   Of course, the growth I’m talking about is […]

Inspiring Quotes About Being Honest with Yourself

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  1.       “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud   2.       “It’s a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth.’ And so it goes […]

Celebrate Women’s Right to Vote as the 19th Amendment Turns 90

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Guest Post by Matt O’Shea  “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.  Congress shall have power to enforce this […]

Graceful Passages is a Sound Sanctuary for Grieving Families

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Graceful Passages is a CD of spoken wisdom and beautiful music that was designed to help people facing loss, terminal illness, or end-of-life transitions–their own or someone they care for.    Originally released in 2000, it was created to reduce […]

Be An Angel Day is on August 22

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Guest Blog by Alexander Garrett Be An Angel Day 2010 is just around the corner, on August 22nd. This holiday has been around since 1993,  and is in the 17th year of its existence. Be An Angel Day is, well, about being […]

Why Nuts Are Good For You

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Guest blogger Helen Lee, DC, of  ChicagoHealers.com Despite frequent discussions regarding nut allergies, for those not allergic, nuts are great sources for nutrients and are an easy option that are not only tasty, but contain protein and vitamins that increase […]

Teens Define Spirituality in Terms of Positive Behaviors

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Guest Post from the University of Missouri News Bureau Few studies have examined the differences between spirituality and religion in adolescents. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is exploring these differences by determining how youth define and practice spirituality separate […]

Eat, Pray, Love Brings Back the Spiritual Memoir

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By Steve Rabey   (RNS) Believers have been writing about their spiritual journeys ever since St. Augustine invented the autobiography 16 centuries ago. Today, spiritual memoirs are enjoying a popular resurrection.   Exhibit A is Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love,” […]

Beliefnet Inspiration Editor Speaks on Self Esteem

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We are excited about this lovely interview with Laurie Sue Brockway, Beliefnet’s Inspiration Editor (me!), in Psychcentral.com. We appreciate the work of Margarita Tartakovsky, MS, who included us in her terrific column, Weightless. She is devoted to helping her readers love and care […]

Discover More About ‘A Call to Conscious Evolution’

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Guest Post by Dale Colton   Some of the most well-known best-selling authors,  beloved teachers and speakers are banding together to do their part to help change the world. They want you to join them.   On August 31st, 2010,  “A Call to […]

Father Paul Keenan’s Book on Surviving the Loss of an Animal

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When a beloved pet dies, the grief that often follows can be overwhelming. Father Paul Keenan know that all too well when he lost his beloved Teddy–and many cats before him.   So he wrote a book to help comfort […]

Happy Birthday President Obama

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President Barack Obama turns 49 today. We share this great photo of him in Metrolpolis, Illinois, in front of the town’s Superman statue. Photo taken by Clyde Wills, former editor of the Metropolis Planet.

Lipstick, Nail Polish and Love for Nursing Home Residents

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Guest Post by Rona Cherry It was a Sunday afternoon in July, a perfect day to be outdoors. Instead, 25 volunteers had chosen to participate in an Afternoon of Pampering for residents of a 520-bed nursing home and rehabilitation facility […]

You Deserve a Job That Makes You Happy

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Whether it means reinventing yourself within your field or changing career paths entirely, don’t you deserve to find a job that makes you happy?    Dr. Michael Finkelstein has guided countless people to more balanced lives through his celebrated Skillful […]

U.S. Nun Creates Impromptu Oasis for Haitians in Distress

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By Bob Braun PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (RNS): Wearing a bright, floral blouse and pink shorts, Mita Jean Louis stares into a mirror, unmindful of the people around her. She is smiling, and someone asks if she’s smiling because she sees the […]

One Last Curtain Call- Author Andrea D. Lyon Remembers Her Mom

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Guest Blog by Andrea D. Lyon A few weeks ago, my mother died. This is a life altering event for me, but that isn’t why I am writing this — I am writing this to celebrate her life. Mom’s name […]

‘Fragile Day’ Video Helps Efforts to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spil

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The unimaginable Gulf Oil Spill has left us all with an intense combination of emotions, from sadness to anger to helplessness. How could this happen? And now that the leak has been stopped–or seems to be–what can we do as […]

Take a Summer Time-Out

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Guest Blog By Rona Cherry Lazy days of summer, indeed! Roses may be blooming, but who has time to smell them? You’re off to the mall to outfit the kids for camp. You’re frantically cleaning for summer house guests. On […]

A Prayer for George Steinbrenner

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George Steinbrenner died this morning, Tuesday, July 13.  My son, Alex, was close with him.  Today he will dedicate his radio show to The Boss.   They discovered each other 10 years. Mr. Steinbrenner was such a great supporter and welcomed him into […]

Free Hugs-Watch This Inspiring ‘Abbracci Gratis’ Video

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Perhaps we could all use a free hug from a sincere stranger. “Free Hugs” is the real story of a young Australian, Juan Mann, whose objective it is to meet unknown persons and hug them. As you can see by […]

Are You Being Patient or Simply Being a Chicken?

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Guest Blog by Kristen Moeller The line between waiting and patience is a fine one. Let me define what I mean by waiting. Waiting is a passive way of being — the symptoms of which are: putting our life on […]

Three Things Needed for a Healthier Life

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On her Huffington Post blog, Transformational Coach, Jan Sheperd offers “Three Essential Keys to Living a Healthy, Peace-Filled Life.” She details an expanded view of these three things: 1. Live life each day as if you were looking from your last […]

10 Ways Your Purse Can Make You More Prosperous

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Guest Blog By Kathryn Weber   It’s an indispensable tool, a valuable fashion asset and a source of all manner of important things like breath mints, a safety pin to fix a broken zipper, or keys to entertain a toddler. […]

When Fears Grow Loud, Silence Them

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Guest Blog by Rona Cherry One of my common forms of self-torture involves my staying with a “game plan.”  Let’s say two things demand my attention. I deal with “Thing A” first. Soon, I’m haunted by all the reasons I […]

How to Listen to ‘Women’s Intuition’

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Guest Blog by Sherrie Dillard For generations the term “women’s intuition” has been used to describe the unexplainable, non-logical, sometimes quirky wisdom that women often possess. No one quite knows how or why intuition works. But it does. Intuition has […]

Seeking Stories from Teens Who Are Making a Difference

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Do you have a child or grandchild who is working on a special community service or charitable event this summer.  Or do you have a friend or neighbor who is raising a kid who is doing his or her part […]

Taking Our Bodies Back for Summer-Break Free from the Comparison Trap

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Guest Posts by Kristen Moeller Summer is officially here. For many women, that means bathing suit anxiety. That means more focus on those “troubling” body parts. That means a last minute purchase of a gym membership that you won’t use. […]

This July 4th, Salute Women Like Kat Moughan

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Guest blog by Rona Cherry   Like many in our Armed Forces, U.S. Army Reservist Captain Katrina (Kat) Moughan dreamt about serving our country by going overseas to help in the fight against terrorism. She almost got her wish, too. […]

Celebrate the Miracle of Self-Discipline

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Guest Post by Brian Tracy   Your ability to practice self-discipline in every area of your life is the key to the kingdom of success, the master key to riches and the true test of your character.  Every day, you […]

Proposed TV Show About Inspiring People with Disabilities for Oprah

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Barbara D’Amato was diagnosed with MS in the prime of her life and career. She had to reinvent herself. And not in a small way. Barbara entered the contest to get show on Oprah’s new channel. Here’s a link to […]

Barry Petersen Shares Story of Love Lost to Alzheimer’s

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I attended the most extraordinary book party on June 15, for the award-winning CBS News Correspondent Barry Petersen, held at the Regency Hotel. It was to honor his inspiring and heartbreaking book about his wife Jan’s sudden early onset Alzheimer’s and his […]

Are You Feeling ‘Broken Open’ by Change?

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Guest Blog by Marci Shimoff   Has this been a time of huge change or challenge for you? Does life seem a bit surreal these days?   Well, you’re not alone. In the past months, virtually everyone I know has […]

Tips for a Skillful Divorce

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Guest Blog by Dr. Michael Finkelstein   Al and Tipper Gore may make it look easy to keep your composure while going through a divorce.  It’s not.  However, when couples decide to dissolve a marriage, there are ways to skillfully keep […]

Robin Quivers Hosts Charity Event at Caroline’s June 23

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How would you like to forget your troubles, have a great laugh, be entertained and support a super worthy cause in the process? Get ready to laugh out loud, because Robin Quivers and Brendan Murphy are hosting a special charity […]

Barbara Biziou on the History of Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day 2010! Did you know that Father’s Day was the idea of Sonara Smart Dodd?In this video, author Barbara Biziou explains explains the history of Father’s Day and the mythology and rituals of other cultures. She also also […]

Stop Worrying, Embrace Change, and Pray

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Are you going through some changes in your life? Feeling worried, stuck or upset. These inspiring quotes and insights from the pages of Beliefnet will help you make it through.   Inspiring Quotes on Embracing Change – This Could Be […]

Adopt these Adorable and Sweet Chihuahuas Kiki and Mocha

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Looking for cuteness and playful sweetness? Look no further! Meet Kiki and Mocha!  These wiggly little house guests are now residing with my newphew, who is a temporary foster dad. They are six and a half pounds between them. Kiki and […]

101 Ways to Cope With Stress-Try One Now

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Feeling stressed? These simple 101 ideas for coping will help you through. These are courtesy of the Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Of course, a trip to Hawaii would also help with stress! 1.  Get up 15 minutes earlier 2. […]

Beliefnet Wins Two Webby Awards

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Beliefnet has an inspiring news story of it’s own to report. We won two Webby awards! Michael Kress, our Managing Editor and Vice President of Editorial, had the pleasure of accepting Beliefnet’s Webby Awards at a ceremony in Manhattan last […]

Matt Roloff of ‘Little People, Big World’ Is Not Dead

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Weird rumors are circulating that Matt Roloff, the Dad in “Little People, Big World” died of a heart attack. Apparently they left the last season’s episode of the reality show with a cliff hanger with Matt on the floor.  People […]

‘Take Back Your Lunch’ Launches on June 23

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At noon on Wednesday, June 23rd, a new “movement” will be launched and it is designed to help workers step away from their offices and into nature. It’s called “Take Back Your Lunch,” and it will be held on successive […]

Jan Shepherd on Becoming Lighter

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“Have you ever noticed that when people lose weight they also tend to lighten up?” says Jan Shepherd in her Huffington Post blog, titled “The Bearable Lightness of Being.” She points to four tips for creating more lightness in your […]

How to Let Go of Negative Patterns

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Guest Post by Agapi Stassinopoulos We all have habitual, negative thinking, feeling and doing patterns that sabotage our success, happiness and well-being. They become so ingrained that we think we have no power to change them. They simply become part […]

World Cup 2010: Inspiring Quotes from Famous Footballers

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As the world watched the World Cup Opening Ceremony and rejoiced at the start of World Cup 2010, we looked through a beautiful book called A Beautiful Game: The World’s Greatest Players and How Soccer Changed Their Lives by Tom Watt, […]

Celebrate Power of a Smile Day on June 15, 2010

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June 15, 2010 is “Power of a Smile Day” and a great time to bring some smiles to your face and the face of others. Who doesn’t love to smile? Something about smiling makes it impossible to be depressed or […]

Inspiring Quotes About Changing the World

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The world is changing so fast that some of us are having a tough time embracing change at such a rapid rate. We have to remember that we can contribute to change in a positive direction. “There is nothing wrong […]

An Inspiring Gift for Father’s Day 2010- Help Dad Write His Life Story

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We came across a very cool book for Father’s Day, especially for older dads.   It’s called, Memento: My Life in Stories (Chronicle Books, June 1, 2010) and it is a keepsake journal featuring 130 questions that make it easy […]

Inspiring Superman Quote by Christopher Reeve

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I really love this quote explaining Christopher Reeve’s take  on what Superman is all about. Although Chris never really considered himself a super guy, he was so wise. “What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but […]

Inspiring Quotes on Renewal from Shmuley Boteach

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“Renewal is the key to survival and passion in all realms of life,” writes Beliefnet blogger Shmuley Boteach, in his new book, Renewal: A Guide to the Values-Filled Life. People need to grow and change, he says, or risk becoming bored […]

Inspiring Quotes to Celebrate Anne Frank’s Birthday

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On June 12, 2010, Anne Frank would be 81. She was born in 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany and died in a concentration camp in 1945. Two years after her death, her father published her now famous diaries. Her wisdom is available in The […]

Couple Marries at Hospital After Fatal Crash Involving Wedding Party

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Guest Post by Wendy SchumanWeddings are always highly emotional events–but in the case of one Indianapolis couple, the extremes of joy and sorrow, life and death, intersected all too closely. The van carrying bride and groom Lauren Magee and Tom […]

Celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright’s Birthday on June 8

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Guest Post by Marysa Sheren   Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday is June 8.  On that day we remember a truly inspirational man whose legacy has been formative to the development of the field of architecture in America and around the […]

Beliefnet Readers are Happy About ‘Power of a Smile Day’ 2010

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Beliefnet readers are known for their desire for inspiration and happiness. And they are always ready to put a smile on their faces! To celebrate Power of a Smile Day 2010 on June 15, we asked them to share their philosopy on smiling. […]

Prayer of St. Francis by Sarah MacLachlan

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The audio is a little low on this but what a lovely rendition this is of the Prayer of St. Francis by Sarah MacLachlan.

Lord Make Me a Channel of Thy Peace-12 Steps Prayer of St. Francis

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While doing some research on the famous Prayer of St. Francis I found this awesome Twelve Steps version, which appears in Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, an Alcoholics Anonymous book. Seems with everything going on in the world this is […]

Your Body is Not an Enemy, it is Your Teacher

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Writing in the Huffington Post, weight loss blogger Jan Shepherd discusses the challenges of living in Los Angeles where physical beauty is such a high premium and encourages people to look inward and focus on important lessons, including: Learning there […]

11 Ways to Care for Your Adopted Cat

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Looking for love and companionship?   It’s American Humane’s Adopt-A-Cat Month in June and American Humane has partnered with the CATalyst Council to promote cat adoptions during the busy kitten season and to encourage a lifetime of proper veterinary care for […]

R.I.P. Rue McClanahan-Golden Girl Dies of Stroke

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Golden Girl Rue McClanahan is now with God. She died of a massive stroke at age 76. Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, says that family surrounded her and that she went in peace. Rue was one of the fabulous four on […]

Victoria Principal Donates $200K to Help With Oil Spill Cleanup

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Victoria Principal, famous for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on CBS’ Dallas, is trying to help mop up the Gulf oil spill mess with a $200,000 donation–and put an end to off-shore drilling. The Associated Press reported that the actress, […]

Lessons from Jim Carrey in The Truman Show

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Guest Post by Ann Mehl Discover and follow your true path and stop trying to please others. As a fan of Jim Carrey, one of my all-time favorite movies is The Truman Show. The hero, Truman, lives inside a Utopian […]

Advice for Graduates: Graduation is a Rite of Passage

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Author Barbara Biziou offers this video celebrating the rite of passage of graduation and telling graduates how to mark the occasion.Inspiration for graduates on Beliefnet:Inspiring Quotes for GraduatesGraduation AdviceGraduation WisdomBeliefnet’s Graduation Page

On Memorial Day 2010 We Remember the Loved Ones of the Fallen

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What is Memorial Day about? Today, Donna Trussel of AOL posted a stirring article about the famous photograph of Mary McHugh prostrated on the grave of her late fiance, James Regan, taken by photo journalist John Moore three years ago. […]

Memorial Day 2010-Remembering the Heartbreak of War

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The night before the burial of her husband’s body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. This photo by Todd Heisler of the Rocky Mountain News sadly shows what […]

The Positive Side to Anger

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Do you use anger in a positive or destructive way? The good news is that anger, when used positively, can create change in the world–and within. “Most of us believe that other people or situations have the ability to make […]

Remembering Memorial Day History

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In this day and age we often forget the historical meaning of memorial day. Memorial Day history is about honoring those who have died in service to our nation. It is about remembering the courage and strength about those who gave […]

Kaitlyn Maher Singing on America’s Got Talent

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Wow, we just came across this video of Kaitlyn Maher singing “Somewhere Out There” on America’s Got Talent when she was 4 years old. So cute. And brave. She has since become a recording artist.

Barbra Streisand Brings Her Passion for Design to BEA

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Last night I attended a rare, live interview with Barbra Streisand. I don’t think I am alone in saying that many people found it inspiring to just be in the same room with her.  Hearing her speak for an hour […]

Cystic Fibrosis Brought Me 5 Blessings in Disguise

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Guest Post by Claire Noelle Frost   May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. We asked Claire Noelle Frost to share her healing journey through CF. She has wisdom to share with those in the cystic fibrosis community and anyone with a chronic […]

Memorial Day 2010-What is Memorial Day to You?

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What Are YOU Doing for Memorial Day Weekend 2010? Memorial Day weekend is always filled with many different acitivities. It has different meanings to each individual and family. Some people honor the men and women of our armed forces and others celebrate […]

Two Pound Pup Named Pixie Belle Needs Surgery and a Home

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This two pound pup named Pixie Belle has stolen the hearts of many. This differently-abled dog has a spirit that will make you smile. And a story that will make you cry. Born with a bum hind leg, she needs […]

How to Be Happier Day by Day

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Guest Blog by John Khoury There are simple ways to be instantly happier, with no time restrictions or doctors’ notes. The every day stress related to family, work and finances can fill up our entire mind, leaving no space for […]

Learn How to Rule the World From Your Couch With Laura Day

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Learn “How to Rule the World From Your Couch” with best-selling author Laura Day.   The author of “Practical Intuition,” The Circle” and “Welcome to Your Crisis” is offering a free, one hour mini seminar at Barnes and Noble in […]

New Video of a Joyous JFK the Night Before He Died

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A new video has surfaced of President John F. Kennedy in San Antonio, Tex., with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. See the JFK video below. It is a lovely few minutes of the President and first lady enjoying mariachi music. It […]

Inspiring Quote by Lena Horne

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“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne

Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson in New York Tonight

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Three amazing teachers and authors bring their wisdom and inspiration to the Big Apple tonight. Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson have joined together to share their knowledge on what they feel is one of the most crucial obstacles […]

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Share Your Story

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What makes you happy? Share your thoughts in our community about anything that puts a smile on your face, from life’s simple pleasures, special loves and big triumphs.  Post photos, upload videos, share stories in the group forum or reflect in the […]

Who Are Your Favorite Celebrity Moms on Mother’s Day 2010?

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Madonna? Reese Witherspoon? Angelina Jolie?   Who would you be most likely to send a Mother’s Day 2010 card to?   See our gallery of photos of celebrity moms and their children.   http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/2010/05/Celebrity-Moms.aspx

Mother’s Day 2010-Mother’s Day Poems from a Daughter

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These Mother’s Day poems are dedicated to my mom, Shirley Brockway, our family matriarch. She was an only child but has three daughters, who have given her 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. The grandkids call her Dee-Dee. My mom has […]

Origins of Mother’s Day and How to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2010

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When is Mother’s Day 2010? It is May 9th, this weekend. Still wondering what to get your mother, wife, sister, friend?In this video, author Barbara Biziou offers a brief history of mothers day and gives you tips on how to […]

America Ferrera Shines as the Bride in “Our Family Wedding”

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Saw “Our Family Wedding” last weekend and loved it. While it is an exaggerated version of a true interfaith-intercultural-and interracial wedding, it shines a light on some of the real challenges real couples face when planning a wedding that merges […]

10 Things that Annoy People Who Use Wheelchairs

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The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation polled their community members about things that annoy people who use wheelchairs. This list is really helpful in understanding life from a different perspective and being more mindful about how we react around people […]

This History of Cinco De Mayo and May 5 Celebrations

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By. Rev. Victor Fuhrman Cinco De Mayo is like a Mexican David and Goliath Story. Also known as the Battle of Puebla, not everyone knows about Cinco De Mayo history and the reason so many people find it an inspiring day to […]

The Must-See Ross Sisters Dance Video

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If you are looking for a tiny diversion from the problems of the day, look no further! In this popular viral video, the Ross Sisters perfom a crazy contortion dance act. It is weird and wonderful. After the “Solid Potatoe […]

Inspiring Quotes from Lynn Redgrave-Rest In Peace

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We were saddened by the news of Lynn Redgrave’s death at 67. She battled breast cancer for 7 years but her children said she died peacefully at home in Connecticut last night. She died just one month after brother Corin Redgrave […]

Robert Indiana Would Like to Cover the World With HOPE

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Remember the big, red LOVE statue that stacked the LO over the VE and presented the word as a work of art? Well the same sculpture who wanted to fill the world with love would now like to cover it […]

National Honesty Day is on April 30, 2010

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It is time to tell the truth. Fess Up. Tell it like it is. Be honest. In honor of National Honesty day, which occurs each year on April 30, let us think of ways we can bring more honesty into […]

Let Us “Celebrate” National Stress Awareness Month

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It’s National Stress Awareness Month this April 2010. Woo-hoo, time to celebrate our stress! Oops, I meant it is time to identify and begin to reduce stress. Right along with spring cleaning, you can do some “stress cleaning” and stress […]

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Pass it On

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What makes you happy? The folks at Red Wheel/Weiser want you to write down a line, a quote, a thought, a remembrance and e-mail it to happy@redwheelweiser.com for the forthcoming book, “If You’re Happy and Your Know It, Pass it On.” […]

Your Little Cuties Blog Debuts on Beliefnet

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Do you have a little cutie in your family? Beliefnet.com, a leader in inspiring content, launched the new “Your Little Cuties” Blog today. Each day you will find new photos of cute kits that will put a smile on your […]

Congratulations to Sandra Bullock on Her New Baby

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Perhaps no one was shocked to know that Sandra Bullock filed for divorce. But the world was stunned today to discover she is a new mommy! The Oscar winning actress adopted a baby boy from New Orleans and she is […]

Be in a “May Peace Prevail on Earth” Video

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The World Peace Prayer Society has a wonderful project for kids around the world. They are taking an interfaith, intercultural, global approach to supporting peace. They are asking kids for a photograph of themselves, holding up a personal “May Peace Prevail On […]

Eight Words to Describe Love and Romance

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I was looking for words and phrases to describe the word soulmate and came across the website, “Romance Stuck: Helping You Add More Love and Romance to Your Life.” It has a dictionary of romantic phrases and their meaning. So […]

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, April 22

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Are you ready to bring your daughters and sons to work on April 22? And do think Barbie can inspire the new generation of young men and women to have awesome careers? This annual event, according to the website, is meant […]

Katie Couric Interviews Twitter co-founder Biz Stone

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Katie Couric has a way of making anything sound upbeat and inspirational. Her @KatieCouric page at CBS news is home to one on one wed interviews between Couric and newsmakers. In this interview, she talks with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone about the rise […]

Have A Great Earth Day–Video with Barbara Biziou

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In this video, author Barbara Biziou explains how to celebrate Earth Day 2010 by going outside into nature with friends and helping to make the earth a more beautiful place–pick up litter, plant a garden, beautify your neighborhood or local […]

McCauley Inspires us to “Find the Miracle in You”

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This inspiring video comes to us via Maggie McCauley, ACC LICSW, a life coach who supports people in finding a new view of life and transforming obstacles into miracles. Visit her website, A New View For You. And read her […]

Amazing Photo of Volcano In Iceland

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The Volcano in Iceland is creating chaos on so many levels. It has caused a huge international crisis. This photo, reportedly taken on a farm close to the site of the erupting volcano, shows the hauntingly calm beauty of Iceland with a […]

Beliefnet Celebrates Happy Pet Owners Day

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Happy Pet Owners Day! Pay homage to your cuddly ones with our pet quizzes, photo features, stories and more. Visit our Pets Page. More features for your enjoyment:   1. Read Eckhart Tolle’s animal quotes on “our guardians of being“ […]

Jan Shepherd Offers a Lesson in Self Love

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Jan Shepherd has a powerful blog entry in the Huffington Post this week that will inspire anyone who knows about negative self image and yo-yo dieting. In a post titled “My Relationship with Food: A Reflection of Self,” she talks about how she gave up self-hatred […]

Artist Finds Creative Way to Take Care of Aging Mom

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In an article called “Glitter Goddess,” posted on Divine Caroline, author Edie Weinstein-Moser tells the story about a women who came up with a wonderful way to care for her aging mother, keep her active and bring in some cash–she […]

Thomas Jefferson Quotes to Honor Jefferson’s Birthday

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!  Thomas Jefferson, born April 13, 1743, was the third President of the United States. He is one of the key creators of the Declaration of Independence, and, you may also recognize him from that two dollar bill you keep in […]

mothers2mothers Helps Pregnant Women in Africa Save Their Babies From AIDS

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Want to do something truly special for Mom this year? Help another mother across the globe save her baby from being born with HIV. mothers2mothes is a not-for-profit organization that helps pregnant women and new mothers in Africa learn how […]

Sherpa Climbs Mount Everest for His Kids

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A veteran Sherpa is preparing to scale Mount Everest for the 20th time, all in the name of a better education for his four children. “Apa Sherpa, who holds the record for the number of successful climbs to the summit […]

10 Tips for a Better Tax Day 2010 on April 15

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 By Deborah Price As Tax Day 2010 rolls around we wanted to bring you this popular post from Deborah Price’s ‘Your Daily Spiritual Stimulus’ blog. As Deborah pointed out last year, rather than worry, approaching taxes with gratitude and a sense […]

Daryn Kagan’s Big Wish for a Special Friend

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“It’s my job to share inspiring stories,” says broadcast journalist Daryn Kagan. The focus of her work at www.DarynKagan.com is to “Show The World What’s Possible!” This awesome and very personal story by Daryn Kagan just proves that the power […]

Metropolis Supports Beloved Newspaper Editor Clyde Wills

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METROPOLIS, IL – Small town spirit is evident here as the great citizens of Metropolis make plans to take part in a bone marrow drive in Monday, April 12, from 2-6 pm. The Metropolis Planet has organized this event in honor […]

Metropolis Planet Organizes Bone Marrow Drive in Honor of Clyde Wills

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The Metropolis Planet is organizing a Bone Marrow Drive in honor of Clyde Wills, their Editor Emeritus, on April 12, and the town of Metropolis is rallying around this very special man. In this photo, then presidential hopeful Barack Obama poses […]

Seven Things Baseball Can Teach Us About Today’s Workplace

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In honor of the Yankee’s opening game on Sunday, let’s talk baseball–and work.   Here is a list of 7 ways baseball can help us step up to the plate in today’s workplace, written by strategic change expert, Scott R. Singer, […]

‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ Writer Remembered

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As baseball season revs up, it is only fitting that we remember the guy who wrote the song that everyone sings at the seventh-inning. Jack Norworth is profiled in a recent piece on AOL. “When fans arise for the seventh-inning […]

The Cutest Easter Bunnies, Kittens and Pups

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See the cutest Easter Bunnies ever, with their kitten and puppy friends. Is this a case of mistaken identity, or an interfaith-interspecies celebration of Easter? Enjoy!   See the Easter Bunny and Friends photo Gallery.

Spring Cleaning Meditation to Bring in Love

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Use this Spring Cleaning meditation to clear the cobwebs of winter and welcome the fresh air of spring… and the possibility of love. Spring cleaning is as much a metaphor for spiritual life as it is an annual chore-ridden project.  In this […]

FDR’s Uplifting Vision for America–The Second Bill of Rights

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President Obama is not the first president to tackle health reform, the economy and a new vision for the United States. This famous State of the Union speech from FDR was an sharing of what he called a “Second Bill […]

Spring Cleaning Checklist to Help You De-Clutter

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Spring is here. Do you have your Spring Cleaning Checklist ready? Famous Feng Shui expert and best-selling author, Terah Kathryn Collins, offers these super helpful tips for what she calls “Tender Loving De-Cluttering.” As you seek to clear the decks of […]

Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Holcomb Adopts Special Pup

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Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Holcob has another “gold.” And Golden Retriever Bailey has a new home and new daddy! On March 25, the long anticipated reunion of Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Holcomb and “Bailey,” a 2 year old Golden Retriever […]

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Debuts March 26

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You might have caught this top chef on Larry King Live last night with Pastor Steve Willis. The pastor is taking on his hefty town and challenging them to health. See his awesome sermon in the clip below.(It has a […]

Radio Star Robin Quivers Launches 15 Foundation

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Robin Quivers would like us to get out our check books for a good cause. The famous on-air sidekick and friend to Howard Stern spread her philanthropic wings tonight at the launch party for her newly formed 15 Foundation, held at the Gansevoort […]

Retired Grocer Donates 20 Million Dollars

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Patrick Roche, co-founder of Roche Brothers supermarkets, and his wife, Barbara, have given $20 million to a center at Boston College charged with revitalizing Catholic education in America. This whopping contribution honors a childhood experience.According to the Philanthropy Project, the retired […]

“The Power That We Have” Brings Message of Hope

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Prem Rawat’s message in “The Power That We Have” is simple and inspiring. It provides a very uplifting message of appreciating life, finding even one thing you can appreciate and be thankful for. What a great way to start off […]

How to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

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It is time to welcome spring inspiration! Today, March 20, 2010, is Spring Equinox and the first day of spring.Author Barbara Biziou says our forefathers and foremothers celebrated the Spring Equinox as not just the start of spring, but the […]

The Physically Challenged Irish and American Youth Team

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In 2008, my son was given the chance of a lifetime to travel with 20 or so other physically challenged athletes to Dublin, Ireland to partake in the Physically Challenged Irish and American Youth Team games. The trip was a wonderful […]

Beware NOT the Ides of March–Focus on Spring Inspiration

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Ah, Beware the Ides of March.   I feel bad that Julius Caesar was assassinated on this day, but I think it is high time to take back March 15th and no longer fear that dreaded date and the bad […]

Dillie the Blind House Deer is so Dear to Dr. Melanie Butera and Family

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Dillie the Deer was brought to Dr. Melanie Butera, a vet affiliated with Elm Ridge Animal Hospital in Canal Fulton, Ohio, when she was three days old. Now she is part of the family and she things the doctor’s dog is […]

Animals in Show Business – Watch the Documetary

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Watch Petal the Dog, Amelia the Monkey, and Lulu the Collie pound the Hollywood pavement in search of their big breakFour-legged actors are not unlike their human counterparts. They’ve got pushy stage parents, feisty agents negotiating for top dollar (and […]

MC Yogi Sings The Inspiring Song “Give Love”

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“Give Love… Give Your Love Away..” A very cool rap from the yogi rapper! MC Yogi – Give Love (Giving4Living Mix) from MC Yogi on Vimeo.

Actress Renee Zellweger Rewards Good Deed with Starbucks

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Actress Renee Zellweger was ordering Starbucks recently when her parking meter was about to expire. A good samaritan rushed out and poured some coins into the movie stars meter to prevent her from getting a parking ticket. The reward: Renee […]

Get Ready for the Spring Equinox 2010

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Get ready for the Spring Equinox 2010. It may not be bring good weather but it will hopefully bring more light and balance back into our lives. According to Holiday Insights: “The Spring (or Vernal) Equinox brings days and nights in […]

Secret Millionaire Grace Groner Donates Her Fortune

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Grace Groner, orphaned at 12, was taken in by family friends until she was adopted. Her adopted parents made an investment of paying her way through Lake Forest College, not knowing this investment would lead to a greater one many years […]

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