Opening to Joy

The holidays that dominate December tend to emphasize joy.  But joy isn’t easy for everyone.  How is joy related to living the ethical life?  Here is what Felix Adler, founder of the first Ethical Society, said about ethical living and joy: “They who make...

Moving On by Letting Go

Growth, change, and moving on often require that we first let go.  What makes it so difficult for us to let go of painful past events and circumstances? Letting go of something in our past doesn’t mean we forget, it means releasing the expectation that we can make the...

Rest and Reset: A Colloquy

In this very different world from last fall, and at the start of a new program year at the Society, we seek new ways of finding rest, rejuvenation, restoration, and renewal.  Some were able to get away and find some rest and renewal during this summer. Parents are...

The Art of Flourishing

A Guide to Mindfulness, Self-Care, and Love in a Chaotic World In this crazy, chaotic world, we desire lasting intimacy: a close and deep-rooted relationship with someone who cherishes us—or, indeed, with ourselves. But too often being in an intimate relationship...

Not For Ourselves Alone

Community Outreach Director Elizabeth Collier leads a community reflection (colloquy) in how we balance action in the world and our own self-growth.

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