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The Key to Feeling Heard, Every Time!

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

If you want to be heard, stop trying so hard to get others to listen to you -- and start listening to them. (Hint: This can be harder than it sounds. Especially when you're passionate about whatever you want to share.) And when you do, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find others are tuning in.

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Asking yourself the following questions will do just that: clue you in to your own behaviors, positive and negative, and help you see where you can alter your life in little ways that will make a big difference.

The Secret to Defeating Defensiveness

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Do you know someone who enters conversations with their dukes up? Maybe it's a colleague or boss at work. Or maybe it's someone around the dinner table or at family gatherings. You know, the person you wish would just relax, take a chill pill and stop arguing and interrupting.

What We All Need Now

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we blame or project our pain onto others, then we're avoiding the real cause that lies within ourselves: our deep unhappiness and, simultaneously, our longing for happiness.

What Can NGOs Learn From the West's Response to Ebola?

Nourish International | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Nourish International

A "Sexy Ebola Costume" is a dumb joke, but it's also part of a broader attitude.

Is Yoga Really for Everyone?

Sweta Saraogi | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sweta Saraogi

I loved how physically demanding the hour was, but I missed the philosophical aspects of yoga. Somehow it felt incomplete. When there were small bits of chanting in Sanskrit introduced, I wondered whether the students or the teachers really understood what the chants meant or why they were doing them.

On the Kindness of Things

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.06.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Where does the world of objects start and stop? Where does an 'it' start becoming a 'you' or a 'me.' This is not clear, for the world of objects has no stable borders, and in actual practice includes much of what should be a 'you' or even an 'I.'

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need to Make

Stephan Bodian | Posted 01.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stephan Bodian

For many years I spent New Year's eve reflecting on the events of the year drawing to a close and New Year's day clarifying my plans and aspirations f...

The 5 Keys To Know About Setting Intentions For 2015

Pragito Dove | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

You might be amongst the fortunate whose dreams come true quickly, but for most people, there are ups and downs along the path. The more you really want your dream, the more likely it is to happen.

Forget the Resolutions: Set Your New Year's Intentions!

Veronica Rae | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Veronica Rae

Take a few minutes and sit in a quiet, calm place to access clarity. Let your thoughts go, focus on your breath and imagine light all around you. Then consider what you'd like your life to be like this coming year.

Your Truest Friend Resides Inside Your Own Heart

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

As we age, it seems that fighting with friends becomes less necessary or even possible. There are fewer matters worth fighting about and even fewer wo...

The Impact of I.D.E.A. for Students With Disabilities and Education Equality: 40 Years Later

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Since 1975, I.D.E.A. was created to provide individuals with any learning, mental and/or physical disabilities equal access to education, protection under the law from harassment and discrimination, and self-sufficiency skills for independence in their post-educational lives.

The Future Is Always Here

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Yet a new year has a very special effect: It makes us feel like we have the chance to start over, to do things better this time, to make amends, even to right all the wrongs in the world.

The Year of Speaking Kindly

Kindness Blog | Posted 12.16.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Would you like to increase harmony in your life, cut the potential for conflict and hurting other people? If yes, then this challenge might be for you...

The Day I Stopped Trying To 'Cure' My Son With Autism

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

The doctor was brisk without being bristly, matter of fact in the most consolatory ways. He said lots of things that day that left Dominic's father and I with a mixture of understanding and fear. It was the first time someone spoke harshly, honestly to us about our son's condition, a condition that was just starting to infiltrate every corridor of the media and overwhelm our functioning.

How to Turn Fear Into Fearlessness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Where fear contracts, love embraces. Love embraces fear, can hold it like the sky holds the rain and wind. Love embraces your weaknesses and in the embracing they grow into strengths. Love holds fear gently and transforms it into fearlessness. Love is letting go of fear.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

Sister Jenna | Posted 12.01.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

The peace found deep within would be worth the attempt to move our comforts of fear to love, and loving each other the same, not only those who agree with our side of the story.

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

The Rich Earn This Much Money While Going Number 2. Here's Why We All Should Give A Crap

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Bill Gates makes $249,435 every time he goes No. 2. Well, that's according to the team at Rehab Studio. In order to raise awareness about the impor...

The Case For Social Media and Hashtag Activism

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

I propose that the use of social media as an instrument for activism will follow, if not already is, the same trajectory. Social media is one of the most powerful forms of activism, and (dare I say) a catalyst for change. Here's why.

The Social Media Mirage (and What We're Missing)

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

After a steady onslaught of social media, is it any wonder we sometimes feel numb to the suffering -- or joy -- of others?

3 Steps to Experience the Perfect Imperfect Moment

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Life is too precious to waste it lost in our heads, evaluating ourselves, one step removed from our own experience. We can more fully live our life by paying attention to our senses and being willing to feel what we are actually experiencing at any given moment in time.

Is Your Mind Like A Drunken Monkey?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

It's vital that we make friends with meditation. It's no help at all if we feel we have to meditate and then feel guilty if we miss the allotted time, or only do 10 minutes when we'd said we'd do 30.