The On Being Project

Susan Leem
Susan Leem

was an associate producer at On Being.

What Can Fear Teach Us About Love? Hanan Harchol’s Animated Short

What can we learn about love when we embrace fear? Advice from Hanan Harchol’s latest animation.

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What Can Fear Teach Us About Love? Hanan Harchol’s Animated Short

Sculptor Virgil Leih Seeks Beauty in the Grain of Trees

A retired exec-turned-woodturner follows his compass to reveal the inner beauty of felled trees in massive, delicate works of art.

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Sculptor Virgil Leih Seeks Beauty in the Grain of Trees

Timkat: An Ethiopian Celebration of Epiphany

A photographic tour of the biggest holiday for Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. The religious relic known as the Ark of the Covenant holds a special role in this celebration.

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Timkat: An Ethiopian Celebration of Epiphany

Encountering Grief: A 10-Minute Guided Meditation with Joan Halifax

The Zen abbot walks a live audience through this guided meditation on encountering grief. Download and share with your friends and family.

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Encountering Grief: A 10-Minute Guided Meditation with Joan Halifax

Guilt vs. Shame: Which Signals Leadership Potential?

Feelings of guilt, normally shunned or discouraged, can actually signal a capacity for leadership. What does this say about people who never feel guilt?

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Guilt vs. Shame: Which Signals Leadership Potential?

All Saints All-Time Favorites

What are your favorite saints?

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All Saints All-Time Favorites

Nature in Our Backyards: Healing Places, Sacred Spaces

Folks continue to gift us with picturesque images of their physical sanctuaries and healing spaces. The common themes? Home and nature.

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Nature in Our Backyards: Healing Places, Sacred Spaces

Joanna Brooks on the Need for Politicians to Find Their Moral Bearings

Are the candidates failing to make room in public discussion for morality and values among weighty political issues?

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Joanna Brooks on the Need for Politicians to Find Their Moral Bearings

Polysyndeton, Asyndeton, and the Rhetoric of Style

What a little-known figure of speech, the polysyndeton, can do for style — even in the Bible.

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Polysyndeton, Asyndeton, and the Rhetoric of Style

Talking with the Enemy in a Secret Attempt to Understand

Activists from two embattled sides find their way to the same table following a public tragedy. The intention? Communicate openly, without necessarily finding common ground.

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Talking with the Enemy in a Secret Attempt to Understand
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