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Ready to Take Charge of Your Excuses?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

You'll know you're in charge when you see the evidence in your life. For example, you're exercising, your loved ones are happy, you have more money, you're writing, you are more peaceful, and you can trust yourself to do what matters.

20/2 Clarity: I Dream of Living a Life Worth Writing About

Stella Mowen | Posted 07.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Stella Mowen

I hope a day may come when you decide to hold onto that happiness longer. And instead of tucking the dream back in your pocket, you release it out to the world. It is then, in this moment that the fun begins.

6 Truths From the Diary of a Good Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

A good girl is in a league of her own because not only does she understand the value of treating those from all walks of life with dignity, she practices what she preaches by respecting each and every person she meets.

On Turning Outward and Being Intentional

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

We all want to achieve a sense of meaning in our own lives. But to find that path -- and make it real -- you must turn outward. After all, you cannot pursue your true desires if you are facing in the wrong direction.

Why Emma Watson Is Every Woman's Girl Crush

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

As a classy, humble, well-educated, and eloquent woman, she has carved a niche for herself that will only continue to grow and gain momentum in the years to come. Congratulations, Emma Watson. You are undoubtedly the girl crush of women around the world. Continue trailblazing the path to gender equality!

Shouldn't I Have All Of This?

Nancy Roman | Posted 04.04.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I want to live in a little house with a big porch on the seashore. I want to live in an apartment in New York City with a geranium on the fire escape. I want crisp white sheets and gingham curtains. I want gilded mirrors and french porcelain.

The Gatsby Effect: How to Think Yourself Into Success

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

The Great Gatsby should be seen as a testament of what someone can accomplish just by having the sheer will to attain it. Gatsby literally dreamed and affirmed himself into success. Everyone is capable of doing the same thing, but most are fearful or lack vision.

Inside the Mind of a Go-Getter Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

So there you have it, ladies. A go-getter girl believes something within her is greater to overcome obstacles, creates a vision for her life, works to set goals to achieve that vision, and engages her passions with her professions to remain authentic to her true self.

5 Secrets Of A Go-Getter Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

As we look forward to ushering in 2015, several goals and aspirations are in the rearview mirror. Some fulfilled dreams, some unfulfilled. Some incredible highs, some backbreaking lows. The go-getter girl in us reflects on the happenings of the past year, and she feels rejuvenated and hopeful about the gifts 2015 may bring.

7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

Why It's Important To Keep Your Eyes On The Stars

Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

With the partial solar eclipse just behind us (or as some refer to it, "the moon taking a bite out of the sun") why not -- while we're on this metapho...

3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Memorable -- For Your Guests

Anne Naylor | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

At this time of social media, we expect to be engaged in what is going on, even if we do not comment. Those who witness your vows are more than passive onlookers. They care. Your love can touch them, and reconnect them with the love they have for their loved ones.

How The Lion's Gate Changed My Story

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Once upon a time I wrote a book about a Vietnam veteran. I was in foreign territory, all right. I knew very little about war, weapons, world history, world geography, and almost anything else that would've helped me translate this man's experience to the printed page.

Is 2014 What You Hoped It Would Be Yet?

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Is your year on track? If not -- now is a wonderful time to course correct a little and re-evaluate the goals you set for yourself in January. What inspired you to write them? Go back to that place and sit with them awhile. Forgive yourself if you are not where you hoped to be and remember, it is never, ever, ever too late to still go for what it is that you want and to follow your dreams.

Dreams vs. 'Dreams'

DreamsCloud | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

By Dr. Angel Morgan via DreamsCloud I would like to set the record straight: "Dreams" are not always dreams. Everywhere we look in pop culture the...

Between Las Vegas and Renunciation

Kanan Dhru | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Kanan Dhru

I have grown up in a culture where renunciation is seen as one of the highest paths to living a good life -- renunciation not only of the material possessions but also of thoughts and senses.

The Millennial Man Child Grows Up

Maude Standish | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Maude Standish

Sure, they want the babe and the Benz, but increasingly Millennial men are also aspiring to be great dads. For them, fatherhood is the supreme symbol of being a well-rounded achiever -- and Millennials desire nothing more than being well rounded!

Fantaspirations and Fallen Arches

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are, I think, two dilemmas that complicate the reconciliation of wanting what we have and having what we want. Let's refer to them as the "night on call" conundrum, and the "wrinkle in time" fallacy.

Getting to the Next Level of Greatness

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

My clients are leaders in corporations ranging in size from $150 million to $50 billion. I share this because regardless of how small or large the company, leaders have the same shared-challenge: how to get to their next level of greatness.

The Business of Life Is Not a Life of Business

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
Mitch Ditkoff

Excerpts from Full Moon Sunrise.

Seeking: Its Inherence, Beauty, and Pitfalls

Ellen Davis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

That which is seen in that which is sought is one and the same as that which is seeing. That which is seen can only ever be seen by itself. If that which is seen by you was not awake in you, you would not be able to see, hear, or recognize what you see.

Do You Place Your Faith in Fear or in Greatness?

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Jeanette Cajide

The thing most people do not realize is that while having self-doubt is a form of pride, not being confident in myself is also a form of pride.

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Happiness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Happiness, when it comes from an external object, is always coming and going. And yet despite the fact that happiness is consistently inconsistent, permanently impermanent, we judge ourselves as failures when we cannot maintain consistent happiness.

Not Happy? Who's Dragging You Down?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I've found that buying into individual tales of difficulty and challenges only serves to add to the burden of overcoming life's obstacles and improving one's experience of well being.

Are You Grateful Or Just Greedy?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The underlying premise to the value of holding a positive focus on a positive outcome contains two basic fundamentals: (1) energy follows thought and (2) the universe rewards action, not thought.