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#Awareness

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

Why I Constantly Think About Racism!

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Racism has been constantly on my mind! This is unlike me. I tend to focus on what I want, and where I am going. No, I am neither naïve nor delusio...

Do You Really Want to Be Healthy and Happy?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

If we can recognize our difficulties for what they are and accept them as simply that, without creating further drama, then we have the power to let go and be healed.

Expectation

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"This is going to be hard" "This is going to 'suck'" "I'm going to have a terrible time" "I'm dreading going to work" Sound familiar? When we...

Because You Still Can

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

He limped down the beach with pride -- his wife strolling by his side as their blonde Labrador retriever galloped happily in front of them, releasing ...

What Science Now Knows About Every Dream State

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Scientists are beginning to grasp the various styles of dream narratives. More specifically, psychiatrists at University of Montreal are trying to untangle the qualitative differences between the three categories of dream-states.

With vs. For

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.

Daily Meditation: Breathe In, Breathe Out

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Happiness Is Donating Clothes That Are Too BIG!

Eve Beck | Posted 07.03.2015 | Impact
Eve Beck

HI SP! (Special People).... Well - First time I haven't written a blog for more than a month! It's been a very busy few months for me, as many of yo...

Cycling for FA Research and Awareness From the USA to Ireland

Kyle Bryant | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Kyle Bryant

One of the main symptoms of Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is loss of proprioception or knowing where your arms and legs are in space without looking at them.

A Little Number 1 Can Save Your 2 Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Urine testing dates back to Medieval times when doctors made diagnoses based on the "Urine Wheel." Physicians of old used to examine urine with their ...

Yoga Is Medicine for Our Times

Stephen H. Dinan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephen H. Dinan

Yoga is helping to create a global shift to a culture of oneness that is dissolving boundaries and infusing us all with love.

Really Beautiful Things Can Happen When You Make Eye Contact With A Stranger

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

The infamous parental warning, "Don't talk to strangers," has its merits when you're young, but this poignant video illustrates how rebelling against ...

Innamoratevi! Lessons on Ethical Leadership

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gaia Paradiso

I recently found in my bookshelf the script book of The Tiger and the Snow, one of Roberto Benigni's fairly recent movies (2005) where he plays the ro...

Could Sleep Apnea Be Tanking Your Daytime Productivity?

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Sleep apnea is commonly thought of something that affects only older or overweight individuals, when in reality the face of the condition is much broader. It can affect the young or old, male or female, and out of shape to super fit, so awareness of the condition's signs and effects proves important for everyone.

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.

5 Ways to Build Awareness This Summer

Nick Norton | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Nick Norton

To keep myself on a path of happiness, I've been practicing at cultivating some of this awareness everyday. And that's the best part -- it's only a direction. I'm always practicing, so there's no failing, only opportunities to improve. Here are five methods that I've incorporated into my day in order to become more in touch with myself.

#thinkMS: The 4th International MS Patient Summit In Rome

Sarah Cannata | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Sarah Cannata

Even if you don't know what multiple sclerosis is, chances are, you've heard of it. If you know what it is, sadly, your life has probably been touched in some way by this neurological condition that according to Heathline.com, affects an estimated 2.5 million people worldwide.

Global Day for Hope Kicks Off Mental Health Awareness Month

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

Throughout the month of May, people of all ages are sharing messages of hope across social media, fueling the mission and inspiring a multitude of conversations promoting the importance of mental health care.

When Tourism and Sports Team Up for Development and Peace

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.15.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

From an international tourist's perspective traveling for leisure purposes, the main reasons to travel to Brazil are 1. Sun & beach 65,9 % ; 2. Nature, 3. Eco-tourism and Adventure 19 %; 4. Culture 11, 4 %, 5. Sports 1, 8 %, 6. Night entertainment 0, 9%.

Mother, Daughter, Son-in-Law: 3 Paths to Awakening

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Finding our separate ways in meditation is what also brought us together. Both of us were seeking answers to the same question: Is it possible to live in this world that appears so heartless, with a heart that is open and loving?

How to Make Mistakes, and Recover From Them, Like a #BOSS

Liana Gergely | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

There are three things that have the potential to really irritate me on a daily basis: unexpected plot twists on Grey's Anatomy, people showing way to...

Global Day of Hope Raises Awareness for 350 Million Living With Depression

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is galvanizing support on Saturday, May 2, for Global Day of Hope, when ...

Grateful For Gratefulness In Difficult Times

Kristi Nelson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Nelson

I have to admit it: there are times in my role as Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living that I feel like an impostor. Some days my commitment to living gratefully seems like lunacy to me.

Mindful Awareness: Where Would We Be Without It?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Without awareness there is fear and confusion, the self dominates. With awareness there is clarity, meaning, without judgment or chaos. With awareness we are the witness, whether of ourselves, our mental or physical states, or others and their mental states.