If you think about it, Yom Kippur is absurd. It’s a 25-hour fast, based on the idea that without the hindrance of basic needs like food or water, it’s easier to focus mentally and spiritually (or that to repent for your sins you have to afflict yourself, depending on whose side you’re on).... read more
I’ve always believed in the power of narrative. Stories are how we understand each other and the world around us. Our brains absorb information from the world around us in the form of narrative — we remember, we think, we imagine in the narrative. Because story is central to our humanity, I ... read more
Twitter is an amazing place to connect with people and share inspirations, experiences, and opinions. We’ve previously shared Twitter links for all of our guests from The Conversation, but this time we’ve compiled a list of men you should be following on Twitter. From Men We Love to ... read more
Our new guest editor for September is Katherine Schwarzenegger. Read her introduction letter to find out what kind of contributions she will be making to The Conversation this month. Dear Conversation Readers, I am so excited to be guest hosting The Conversation for the month of September! I am ... read more
She maintained a brisk and focused pace. It felt like these moments were the only time that she took a literal step out of her swirling world and immersed herself in the fresh surroundings of air and natural elements. It was equal parts going within while being present enough to enjoy the outward. ... read more
We love Tumblr and all of the amazing people it can connect us with. To celebrate that, here are ten of our favorite blogs to keep up with on Tumblr: Alicia Keys – thekeysofalicia.tumblr.com Beyonce – beyonce.tumblr.com Elizabeth Banks – elizabethbanks.tumblr.com Zooey ... read more
Lasse Larsen may appear to be an anomaly to many. Vegan. Model. Health advocate. Former reality star. Non-profiteer. World traveler. He has as many talents as he does aspirations to do good in the world. The more you get to know Lasse the more you realize that it’s the unique combination of ... read more
You can have anything that you want in your life. Whatever you dream, whatever you create, you can make happen. And keep trusting that because if you do, and you believe it, and you know it–you brush away all the barriers and the obstacles. You can have it.