spirituality

Savannah came out as gay to her Mormon congregation while bearing her testimony. What her bishop did next was absolutely heartbreaking. (Image via YouTube)

Mormon Girl Comes Out As Gay To Congregation — Bishop Stops Her Mid-Speech

The idea is that you can say whatever you want, but most people know that there is a general script to follow when bearing one’s testimony. Coming Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
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Trust your life experiences. Believe yourself. Ask the questions, and be open to the answers that take you by surprise.

You Are Your Own Best Guru

On a practical level, being my own guru means that I trust myself. I can forgive myself when I make mistakes, and not get stuck in cycles of shame Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.14.17   |   SHARE
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Womanism: A Spiritual Resistance For Black Women

For me, feminism felt like finding a beautiful shoe in the wrong size. No matter how much I strained, it never seemed to be a perfect fit. I found my Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
"My particular brand of existence means allowing belief and non-belief to coexist peacefully alongside one another, just as Shintoism and Buddhism do in Japan — just as I must with my past."

Voodoo and Televangelism: A Black Woman's Journey To Atheism

I was probably the most religious kid you ever met. I genuinely believed in God, the way that most kids believe in Sunday morning cartoons and Read...
Jennifer Neal    |   02.21.17   |   SHARE
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You matter and your happiness matters. Image: Thinkstock.

Why You Shouldn't Neglect Physical Self-Care

Take everything personally and think the worst of any situation? Overwhelmed with your job or at school? Say self-deprecating things about yourself, Read...
Elizabeth Tsung    |   06.30.16   |   SHARE
Bodies

How I Coped After Surviving Two Miscarriages 

There was no reason why I should have miscarried, or so I thought. I found a thousand reasons to blame myself. Had I gotten enough rest? Was I Read...
Tamar Shtrambrand    |   05.15.15   |   SHARE
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B.K.S. Iyengar (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Saying Goodbye to a Yoga Icon: How B.K.S. Iyengar Launched a Wellness Revolution

The man credited with bringing yoga to the Western world has passed away at 95. Read...
Kate Zaliznock   |   08.21.14   |   SHARE
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