I just stumbled on this moving article in the New York Times, When the Ties that Bind Unravel, on a surprisingly untrod subject: The pain of parents cut off by adult kids. In our blame-the-parent culture we mostly just hear from the “kids'” perspective. Generating more than 800 comments, the story clearly touched a nerve–many are from parents…

Oh, this is my new favorite thing!  You simply text the word “breathe” to 313131. Then you’ll start getting once-a-day texts that say things like: “Breathe” or “Breathe In Breathe Out” or “Let’s Breathe Together.” Radically simple and radically helpful. It seems like they come at the exact perfect moment too, though it’s entirely possible…

So sad. Lynn Redgrave has died at age 67. According to CNN, her children released this statement: “Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer,” the children – Ben, Pema and Annabel – said in a statement. “She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before.  The endless memories she…

My friend Loren just passed along this gem, which is part of One Chicago, One Nation, an online film contest created to build unity through digital storytelling. Neat! Here’s the description: Health and wellness enthusiast, B-Boy Super Inlight reached out to D-Nick The Microphone Misfit to compose a song, for the opening of Graffiti and Grub,…

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Valerie Reiss

Valerie Reiss is Holistic Living Editor at Beliefnet. She was a founding editor at Breathe magazine, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Women's Health, Natural Health, Yoga Journal, Lime.com, Vegetarian Times, and ABCNEWS.com. A native New Yorker, Valerie holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Beloit College in Creative Writing with a minor in Women's Studies. She also lived in Maui for a while where she drank green papaya juice and taught some creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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