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A Time to Be Sad

By Steve Hickman Several years ago, my marriage came to an end. We had been together for 25 years, most of my adult life. On top of all the unpleasant practical matters that you have to deal with during a divorce (custody, money, property, divvying up mementos), I faced a storm of challenging …read more

By Corky Siemaszko Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has turned over a sweet new leaf and composed a choral piece called ‘How Good It Is’. …read more

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By Elisha Goldstein Compassion is the feeling that naturally arises when you learn of the suffering of another, and that motivates you to want to do something to help. Far from being just a social nicety, compassion has a great evolutionary purpose: Human offspring are the most dependent and vulnerable of any species, …read more

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By Ben Popken Mark Zuckerberg says he now believes “religion is very important.” …read more

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By Camila Domonoske You’ve already tried exercising, drinking water or eating better. This year, resolve to make room for joy — not just self-improvement — with compliments, meditation or home cooking. (Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR) …read more

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By Mindful Staff Here are the top 12 most popular stories from Mindful.org in 2016: Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention Mindfulness apps are trending in a big way. Here are three we’re happy we downloaded. …read more

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Pope Francis has given all Roman Catholic priests an indefinite extension on their power to forgive abortion. …read more

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By James Gimian I’ve often experimented with ways to weave mindfulness practice into the speed and hubbub of daily life. The premise is simple: mindfulness meets the moment, the result is being present, and that can’t be bad. It also has the benefit of undermining that recurring thought “shouldn’t I be setting aside …read more

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By Elisha and Stefanie Goldstein We are social beings by nature. Connecting with others is what provides richness in life, makes us feel safe, and has us recognize that we’re part of something greater than ourselves. Yet we sometimes choose to stay behind a wall of emotional (or physical) distance, even in our closest relationships. […]

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By Alastair Jamieson and Claudio Lavanga and The Associated Press Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday – including three Americans – in a surprise announcement during his weekly address. …read more

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