The flower, yellow and white, has six petal like petals, which is a curious synchronicity considering that in the Kabbalistic
Like the turning of the year, the return to Star Wars brings memories of past rituals (previous screenings; the much-maligned "Star Wars Christmas Special;" that plush Ewok you got that one year). It simultaneously gives us hope that, in each new trip to the theater, the bright light of the opening crawl will renew us again. It can make us what we think we were but have never really been.
I make lists. It is part of who I am when I am manic. I have always made lists and they vary in complexity and their relationship to reality depending on my ascent into mania.
So much was off-limits to me because of my culture and my traditional parents. I was not allowed to have sleepovers or sleep at anyone's house. When I wanted to skateboard, I was firmly told no. That was for boys. Besides, good girls stay home to mind their business, but boys could stay out because, well, they were boys. It was their birthright.
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
We need months and days when we are faced with the reality of a hardship we might not share or fully understand. A few friends who join forces and give increments of time steadily can bring about meaningful relief in a situation that may provide little chance for it otherwise.
For those in the southern hemisphere, June 21 marks the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. Get set for the 2014
The summer solstice begins on June 21 at 6:51 am EDT, heralding the beginning of summer for the Northern Hemisphere. This day holds the most hours of sunlight that we will see in the entire year. Each of us has our own solstice, our own proportion of light and dark that make up the years, months, weeks, days and moments of our lives.
Twice a year, in late March and September, a rather special solar phenomena takes place -- the equinox. On the equinox our planet's equator passes the center of the sun at just the right angle to ensure day and night are the same lengths. Fancy, huh?!
The amazing part is that I walked through many of them, whether frightened, confused or exhilarated, only to find myself waiting, shaken but strong, on the other side.
Winter solstice is a time to honor the dark, and also celebrate the returning light.
If you want to follow along at home, a webcast of the Solstice in Times Square event has been provided by Athleta, one of
The longest day of 2013 is finally here! HuffPost Senior Science Editor, David Freeman, joins us to talk about this year's summer solstice and everything you need to know about Perigee Moon.