Why Life Is Not a Problem to Be Solved But a Mystery to Be Lived

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Over dinner at Esalen, Ira Israel reflects on the importance of collaborative community in an age of isolation.

The Meaning of Life is Ubiquitous

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Charlie Scaturro explains why he thinks the meaning of life is ever-present

For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools

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Anger — in both politics and everyday life — is largely a reaction to fear, and fear can be lessened exponentially through learning philosophy.

A Critical Look at Failure

A Critical Look by Clare Bell

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part series by Raoul Wieland on failure. Part one can be found here. The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘failure’ as: A lack of success An unsuccessful person, enterprise or thing The omission of expected or required action A lack or deficiency of a desirable quality The action or […]

Improving Your Relationship Using Empowered Communication

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Dr. Steve explores how relationship building through empowered communication is a corner stone to personal growth.

Please Just Tell Me It’s Going to Be OK

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Ty Phillips learns what he needs—what we all need—by being there for his daughter.

The Logic of Humanity

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Our World is changing, and we are changing with it. Nothing is how it used to be.

In Praise of Internet Trolls

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The search for truth needs ideological diversity. Yes, that includes the trolls.

How to Make the Most of the New Year

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Jeff Goins doesn’t make New Year’s resolutions. Here’s why.

Nuggets of Wisdom From Don Miguel Ruiz

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Gerry Ellen categorizes the ten most inspirational philosophies of Don Miguel Ruiz. Prepare for perspective presented by a modern day Mexican spiritualist.

Celebrate Christmas as a Kid

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Jay Forte remembers the merrier Christmas celebrations of his childhood and offers a path to creating your own today—show up with kid-like enthusiasm.

A Buddhist Dad’s Guide to Parenting

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Dharma teacher and mindfulness master Ty Phillips offers fathers a dose of practical philosophy.

Maybe We’re Not Meant to Be Happy

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Thomas Fiffer wonders whether happiness is hard to achieve because we’ve evolved to oppose it.

How Political Comedy Culture Breeds Social Apathy

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Contemporary American political satirists such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver provide comic relief in the face of social injustice, but humor can undermine the fight to address serious issues.

How to Find a Good CrossFit Gym

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Alyssa Royse has seen the way CrossFit can make people strong and empowered. So here’s how to find the CrossFit gym that will fit you.

Comment of the Day: “Even if a difference in values may prevent a relationship it shouldn’t prevent a friendship.”

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Even if a difference in values may prevent a relationship it shouldn’t prevent a friendship