Entries tagged with “Traditions”

3 Wise Men, 3 Wise Gift-Giving Tips

Deliver delight this year. Look to the Magi to inspire new gift-giving practices this holiday season.

5 Meaningful Holiday Traditions

Turn a season of hustle and bustle into one of peace and intent.

5 Ways to Create New Traditions

Make it a healthy habit to forge new traditions of your own.

Deep Ties to the Earth: How One Northern Cree Tribe Finds Peace of Mind

A new study reveals that the community’s strength and resilience are tied to the people’s spiritual openness, community engagement, and connection to the land.

Ethical Wills and Legacy Letters

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Hanblechia: Relearning My Relationship To Food Through Fasting

The remarkable shift of awareness and presence that comes when food is not central to your daily routine.

How To Celebrate Interfaith Holidays

Here are some tips on how to enjoy a celebration that’s new to you.

Kippah Calm and Carry On

After a German official warned Germany’s Jews against wearing kippot in public, Rabbi Rami revisits his long-ago decision to stop wearing one.

Meal Magic: Setting the Tamada-Flavored Table

One of my most memorable meals wasn't an actual meal; rather, it was a dining experience cradled in hospitality, friendship, and good, simple food. The place: the patio of a friend…

New Moon, New Year: Wisdom from the Chinese New Year

A month or so into 2016, people are feeling a little low. Everyone seems exhausted, frazzled, and cranky (am I just speaking for myself here?).When we start our New Year on January…

Our Winter Search for Meaning

What we did when Amazon Prime became our god

Parenting, Tibetan Style

Being invited to teach Tibetan refugee children at Yongling Creche and Kindergarten in Dharamsala was, for me, an answered prayer. Up until that time, I was navigating an inner-cit…

Peacemaking the Navajo Way

How I fell in love with the depth of the Navajo people and the cultural values they have developed—and how their system of Peacemaking could be a gift to the world.

Reappraising Paganism

“For many centuries paganism has been treated in the West as a pariah.”

Recipe: Wild Rice Cakes

From The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman with Beth Doole

Sacred Symbols

Symbols are religion’s most powerful references to their systems of belief. They can effectively diagram, call upon, and communicate mystery, all without the need of words. A new b…

Solstice: The Wheel of Life

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Sometimes You Need to Find Your Own Holidays

Passover came and went this year and I not only observed the holiday but barely noticed its existence.Saying this feels cold, considering how many friends and relatives of mine are…

The Chant at This Sacred Ritual Is Cheers

It was a Saturday evening, and attending would mean spending two days in a row in church. Nevertheless, many of the congregation gathered in fellowship for a sacred ritual—the annual beer contest.

The Heart Within the Holidays

Learning to choose loving rituals that work in your family, that are meaningful, relaxed, realistic and reasonable, is as important and as individual as each of us.