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How to Motivate Yourself to Do More

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia T. Glenn

I'm sure you know someone who is extremely self-motivated. They're constantly working on projects, networking, or doing something to propel them close...

A Different Way of Thinking About Goals

Michael Neill | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Every Wednesday evening for the past 15 years or so, my best friend David and I take our dogs up into the hills near our homes for a midnight hike and...

8 Habits to Stop Now to Improve Your Life

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Stop reading, researching, preparing, and start taking action. You will never be perfectly ready, so sometimes you have to just hit the gas and go.

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

Emily Cassel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Cassel

We all have a tendency to feel like we've somehow lost touch with ourselves and our joy when we are in transition or taking a big leap into something new. It's actually a good place to be, because it means you've stepped out of your comfort zone, learned a lot, grown and transformed to a new and improved version of yourself!

4 Ways To Hold Yourself Accountable To Your Goals

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Achieving something is a practice, just as meditation, writing every day, working out, eating healthy, etc. are practices as well. Time needs to be allotted to it. As I continued to ponder, I came up with three ways to stay committed to a goal.

What They Didn't Tell You About Pakistan: Seven Common Myths Dispelled

Sabreena Razaq Hussain | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Sabreena Razaq Hussain

Pakistan. It may be one of the most misunderstood countries around and it is certainly easy to see why when you hit the layman's ceiling of knowledge in about ten seconds.

How To Create Giant Success (And Live A Fulfilled Life In The Process)

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here's the countdown:

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit PhotoRun.net/Competitor Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Don't Save The Wisdom Of Failure For Graduation

Tamar Chansky | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Take a quick scan of education in America, and it appears that college graduation speeches are just about the only place it's safe to talk about failure without it sounding terminal.

Why Are So Many High Achieving Girls Unhappy?

Rachel Simmons | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

can't say I ever gave much thought to happiness. I come from a family where happiness was seen as an "extra," a kind of frill to life -- nice to have, but certainly not necessary and by no means paramount. Work was king. Suffering meant you were working hard. It made you worthy.

The Ultimate Price of Our Hyper-Achievement Culture

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

These stories demonstrate the ultimate price that young people can pay for buying into the hyper-achievement culture. Yet, though infrequent and extreme in their finality, they only lie at the far end of the continuum that many young people exist in these days.

On Being Boldly Dumb

Isa Adney | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Isa Adney

I remind myself that dumb and bold are two sides of the same coin, and that you can't get one without the other. So if any of my dreams require the kind of boldness that's only recognized in hindsight, then I've got to learn to live with the dumb, with the unknown, with the uncertainty, with the vulnerability.

A Rock God's Spiritual Journey: How Rock Stars Live Their Purpose and How You Can Too

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 05.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Steve Vai is a Grammy Award winning musician and probably the most inspiring guitarist in the world. In his interview for my new movie The Amazing Y...

The Danger of Self-Help

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 05.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

Our success depends on many external factors, but inner peace depends only on ourselves! The question is never "Am I worthy enough or good enough" because the answer is always yes. The question is: "Am I willing to invest my time, energy and effort until I find the way to make my dreams a reality".

The Role of Imagination in Dream-Building

Mary Morrissey | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

There are definite, concrete steps we must take to achieve goals. This is an absolute truth and fits in with the Laws of the Universe. For example, th...

Instant Achievement

Laura Berger | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Laura Berger

We undulated the never-ending steep path while clumsily hurdling felled trees many feet in diameter and used limbs lain from bank to bank to cross rivers like a tightrope. Someone did occasionally end up in the drink.

Want to Achieve Big Goals? Think Small

Laura Ann Allahverdi | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Ann Allahverdi

So maybe your business isn't where you want it to be. Or you've given up on your goals of writing a book, traveling the world, or opening your dream boutique. Think about this: What's the smallest very next logical step you can take to get back on track?

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

Why Would You Call Them 'Miracle Schools'?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A recent online kerfuffle raised the question -- yet again -- of whether it is possible for schools to help children of color and children from low-income homes learn to high standards. I'm always a bit surprised that it's still necessary to have this conversation, but I guess it is.

Our Schools Were Meant to Serve the Needs of Children, Not of the Nation

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 05.12.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

A child comes into this world experiencing the fear of abandonment. If we in schools can reassure the child we will always be there for him/her and then demonstrate our ability to help the child learn and grow, we will surely become an integral part of the child's life.

Lessons in Self-Care

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Even though my book was doing well and I was experiencing new heights in my career, I was confused about why I felt so stuck -- why new ideas for fiction no longer flowed as easily as they had done before. I felt like a hamster in a wheel, and this is why I started reconsidering my priorities.

Leave the 'Toy Story Cycle' Behind

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

As human beings, all we want is to be seen for who we truly are. If we do not cultivate the love in our lives that allows us to be seen, it is easier to turn to external achievements to show the world who we are instead. This cycle fosters a dangerous belief that "when I achieve this, I will be worthy of happiness," and it manifests in even subtler ways.

The Rhythm of the Business Dance: 6 Essential Steps of Pattern Recognition

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Business and dancing seem like two pretty different animals, don't they? But, they really have more in common than you realize. It can not only help you transform your happiness in the workplace, but focus your mind to recognize patterns and then identify and pursue relevant opportunities.

A Movie for Every Sportsman [Or Anyone Looking to Be Inspired]

Natalie Kalin | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Natalie Kalin

I am a cross country runner. After reading that, half of you are cringing. The other half (the half that are runners too) are questioning how serious a runner I really am, because that is the competitive nature of us cross country runners.

3 Proven Moves to Accomplish Your Top 10 2015 Goals

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Last in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet* For 35 years I've set my top 10 annual goals, and the results have been extraordinary. ...