Inspiring Paraplegic Athlete Climbs 500-Meter High Mountain in His Wheelchair

\ 12.16.2016 On December 9th, 2011, champion rock-climber Lai Chi-wai suffered a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the waste down. On the same day, five years later, he climbed Hong Kong’s iconic Lion Rock once again, this time in a wheelchair. 33-year-old Lai Chi-wai is a four-time winner of the Asian Rock Climbing Championships, but[…]

Thanks for Everything

By Kim Mooney / 12.13.2016 My field is working with death and grief. “Isn’t it morbid?,” people ask at parties. “Aren’t you sad all the time?” All the time, no. When I’m living through a personal loss, yes, it’s sadder than anyone else can imagine. But between my own terrible losses, I have life, amazing[…]

The Gifts of Grief

By Edwina Shaw / 11.17.2016 How Sorrow Can Be a Catalyst For Growth Not long after my infant son died of a neonatal heart defect, my wise friend Suzi told me – “You have to give thanks.” “I do,” I said. “I practice gratitude all the time.” “No,” she said. “You have to give thanks[…]

What is the Great Law of Peace?

By Jacob Devaney Photos by Alfonso Bovini The Native Roots of Democracy Politicians wave the flag and march soldiers to war without any true understanding or respect for the actual history or purpose of democracy. Hot topics during election years always include women’s issues, immigration, and the environment but these topics have been with us for[…]

18 Rules of Living

By Dalai Lama / 11.06.2016 Profound yet simple wisdom for living a great life. 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions. 4.[…]

To Change Yourself, Change Your World

If you want to keep a New Year’s resolution, says the research, start by changing your environment. By Kira M. Newman This summer, I enrolled in—and stuck with—an intensive two-month diet and fitness program. I’ve been a healthy eater and regular exerciser for many years, but in June I found myself performing bench presses, drinking[…]

8-Year-Old Boy Gains 25 Pounds to Qualify for Procedure Saving Father’s Life

Cao Yinpeng, an 8-year-old from Xuzhou, East China’s Jiangsu province, underwent a rigorous fattening up regiment, in order to qualify for a bone marrow transplant necessary to save his father’s life. Earlier this year, Cao’s father was diagnosed with leukemia and doctors told the family that he needed a hematopoietic stem cell transplant to survive. Unfortunately,[…]