Patrick Francis Louis

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Mindfulness: the saddest trend of 2015

The growing popularity of mindfulness, a meditative practice with Buddhist roots being offered offices and schools, conceals a dark truth society must confront, argues Emma Barnett<p>How does your mind feel? Slowly revving back up after the festive fug of Christmas?<p>Chances are, in the slew of “New …

Mindfulness

The Ultimate Guide To Meditation

Meditation. What is it? We’ve all heard of it. Maybe you’ve tried it a few times, or if you’re truly dedicated to it, you do it every day. Meditation …

Meditation

'Downton Abbey' returns with more high-society secrets ... and sex

This could be the year that Lady Mary takes a lover — or, at the very least, takes control. In the Season 5 premiere of PBS's smash period drama <i>Downton Abbey</i>, the eldest Crawley daughter (Michelle Dockery) considers a gentleman caller's indecent proposal as they converse in her bedroom. Her one …

A Powerful Mindfulness Meditation for a Spiritually Positive New Year

David James Lees, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>As we usher in the New Year I’d like to share with you a powerful spiritual coaching method and mindfulness …

Mario Cuomo: Catholicism’s best defender of choice

The late governor’s support for choice showed faith doesn’t have to dictate politics<p>Former New York governor Mario Cuomo, who died on January 1 at the age of 82, leaves behind a vast political and personal legacy. But if he had to be remembered for only thing, I'd pick his ferocious adherence to …

Turkey allows first new Christian church since 1923 | DW | 03.01.2015

At a meeting of religious representatives in Istanbul on Friday evening, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the Syriac Christian church will …

'Aweism' Could Be The Soulful Humanist's Answer To Religious Transcendence: Author

(RNS) In a 2013 segment of her program Super Soul Sunday, the high priestess of pop spirituality, Oprah Winfrey, told swimmer and nonbeliever Diana Nyad that if she was awed by the power of nature she was “not an atheist.”<p>Phil Zuckerman would like to differ.<p>In fact, Zuckerman’s new book, “Living …

Jennifer Aniston has never looked worse or been better in 'Cake'

For Claire, the privileged and seemingly friendless Angeleno whom<p>Jennifer Anistonplays in"Cake,"physical pain has become not just a torment but an organizing principle. It defines her dependence on prescription drugs and on the housekeeper who watches over her with equal parts maternal compassion …

Jennifer Aniston

James Carroll on disarming the memory of Jesus: “America threatens the world with violence in ways that no other country does”

The brilliant scholar James Carroll on anti-Semitism, Pope Francis and how liberals can be honest believers<p>Jesus died around the year 33. Thirty years later, the Romans began killing Jews in a more systematic way. Between 67 and 136, over the course of a three-phase war, the Romans destroyed the …

A Beautiful, Desolate 'Winter Sleep'

My favorite movie of 2014 is three hours long, and it's about Turkish people who live in caves. <i>Winter Sleep</i> is all talk and vistas of steppes so beautiful and so desolate, they'll make you weep. Don't go away: Like all of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's work, the film, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes this …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

Song of the Sea Official US Release Trailer - Irish Animated Movie HD