Tag: travel

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March 23, 2017

When turbulence strikes, we must rise above to find a place of calm.

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January 5, 2017

A study of the mysterious alchemy of place — not merely somewhere to go, but something rich with the life and memory of those who know it well.

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August 9, 2016

Essential celebrations of the strength and beauty that surround us, from new life and community to the poetry of words and images.

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July 4, 2016

In our latest Becoming Wise podcast, wanderer and writer Pico Iyer tells of a lifetime of discovering outer stillness as an essential catalyst to a rich inner life.

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May 17, 2016

A former sports writer, Jane Gross revisits a lifetime of rubbing elbows with our greatest athletes, from Joe DiMaggio to Muhammad Ali. Wisdom from the stadium press box on the humble, human face of fame.

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May 15, 2016

Glory and beauty are co-opted by our catalogues. A photo-essay deglosses the primordial glory of the natural world to find the stuff of deeper life.

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April 9, 2016

Life can be frustrating, and we often react with resistance, or overwhelm. Sharon Salzberg reminds us that emotional balance doesn’t come from denying feelings, but from allowing them room to play out fully.

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April 7, 2016

To put the children first is a parent’s most basic instinct. But when does self-sacrifice become self-destruction? Omid Safi offers a new understanding of the importance of self-care.

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April 6, 2016

A story of travel gone bad and the catalyst for generosity, sharing, and making good on circumstances beyond one’s control.

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February 23, 2016

Lives are so well-planned that we tend to focus on the destination. But what if we thought in terms of trajectory? A nuanced perspective on learning to see your grown-up children as independent adults who thrive and persevere.

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September 13, 2015

Wanderlust, the thrill of travel, is a natural instinct. So, too, is it natural to want to preserve our experiences — to look back with nostalgia and share them with others. A Malaysian Dusun graduate student reflects on the power of “unglossed” moments and looking up to see the true richness of a world ripe with beauty. Plus, poetry from Adrienne Rich and Walt Whitman!

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July 14, 2015

An American writer living in Egypt during the months after 9/11 experiences the beauty of Ramadan in Cairo. She finds unexpected kinship in the rhythms of the culture and its people, reflecting all that is human: piety and gaiety, charity and ostentation, sacrifice and indulgence.

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November 7, 2014

We often desire a sense of adventure and travel. But when a “life of wandering” overtakes a “life of rootedness,” we take time away from home and community — and “the ground at our own feet.”

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November 12, 2009

Our hard-working host is traveling this week for speeches she has given in both Salt Lake City, Utah and Fort…

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