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Does Heaven Exist?
July 20, 2011

They say heaven is a place on earth. Or is it actually a destination in the sky? We asked five of our favorite spiritual leaders to weigh in on this celestial destination.

How to Forgive — and Why You Should
July 6, 2011

Most everyone — from medical doctors and psychologists to spiritual teachers — agrees that forgiveness is a virtue with wide-ranging benefits. But how do we forgive, exactly? We begin by acknowledging — right off the bat — how difficult it can be to forgive someone who has wounded us deeply.

The Apocalypse Is Coming!
May 19, 2011

A skeptic ponders the prediction that May 21 is Judgment Day. He’s not worried. Are you?
Fasten your seat belts, ye miserable sinners. It’s going to be a bumpy weekend, according to the Prophets of Doom. In case you haven’t seen the billboards, on May 21, 2011 (yikes! that’s this weekend), life on Planet Earth will be destroyed.

Do You Believe In Miracles?
April 22, 2011

Do you believe in miracles? At first glance, it seems a simple question that separates true believers from jaded skeptics. But perhaps the answer is more nuanced than that. Maybe we need to question our terms and ask, what is a miracle, anyway? We got five spiritual leaders to weigh in on this issue.

The Power of Prayer
April 4, 2011

Although a majority of Americans say they pray on a regular basis, there’s no clear consensus on the best way to do it. We asked our panel of spiritual experts about how to make the most of prayer in daily life — and whether it’s OK to improvise.

The Author Speaks: Writing to Live
February 6, 2007

“I’ve been around people who’ve had psychotic breaks, but I hadn’t imagined that someone who didn’t appear to be raving mad could be so crazy,” admits Joan Didion.