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4 Ways to Choose Happiness: Lessons from America’s Elders

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Today’s guest blog comes from Dr. Karl Pillemer, author of 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. Enjoy! A perennial question is: What makes us happy? Indeed, there’s so much interest in this topic that […]

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Have a Little Faith: The Film Based on the Book by Mitch Albom

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I encountered Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven) last year when I was on a kick with audio books from the library. I listened to it all in one […]

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What Book Inspires You?

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I was an avid reader as a child and an English Literature major in college. I grew up with my mother’s motto that “books are friends”. As a pre-teen I absorbed The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High. In college, […]

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Amy Ahlers on ‘Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves’

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Ladies, did you know that you’ve been lying to the most important person in your life — you? It’s true! Every time you tell yourself you’re not good enough or pretty enough, you’ve believed a harmful myth. I am loving […]

Christine Arylo on Learning to Love Yourself after Loss

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I recently spoke with Christine Arylo, the author of Choosing Me Before We, and… can I say wow! She really is the “Queen of Self-Love”. She devotes her life to teaching women how to love themselves in order to find […]

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

I’ve had a love for the written word ever since I was a child. I guess that’s why I became an editor for a living. My parents used to read to me every night, and I can remember every nursery […]

The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

posted by lbrockway

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 […]

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

posted by lbrockway

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

posted by lbrockway

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 […]

New Book Brings Inspiration and Practical Help to Interfaith Couples

posted by lbrockway

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 […]

Inner Reflections that Inspire the Soul

posted by lbrockway

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

posted by lbrockway

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 […]

Lauren Ruotolo is Unstoppable in Stilettos

posted by lbrockway

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), […]

Be Love Now-Excerpt from New Ram Dass Book

posted by lbrockway

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, […]

Sister’s Love Launches Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

posted by lbrockway

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, […]

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

posted by lbrockway

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 […]

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Poem: In The End
Today’s guest blogger is poet Tara Sophia Mohr Learn more about Tara’s poetry ...

posted 4:30:02pm Oct. 24, 2012 | read full post »

A Quote to Live By
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don't delay. Don't look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and watch God ...

posted 9:22:40am Aug. 01, 2012 | read full post »

People Who Do Good: A Cake that Makes a Difference
Our "People Who Do Good" series has been a blast and I've enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a heart for the less ...

posted 12:10:27am Jul. 30, 2012 | read full post »

The Problem with Pain
I’ve heard people say, “How do I get over something if it still hurts?” And yes, forgiveness is key, whether it’s aimed towards yourself or someone else. However, it’s not really the main issue. What people really want to know is, ...

posted 11:06:30am Jul. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday
Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired  by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new generation. She first ...

posted 4:53:44pm Jul. 26, 2012 | read full post »

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