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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.

Addressing Violence at its Roots: A Quest for Philanthropy

Maya Ziswiler | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
Maya Ziswiler

We believe that philanthropy -- with its appetite for risk and flexible capital -- has a great opportunity to make significant headway towards breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence and reducing violence against children over the next couple of decades.

April Is Autism Acceptance Month

Laura Jo | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Laura Jo

It's time to move on. Move on to acceptance. Accept that not all autism looks or sounds the same. Accept that individuals on the spectrum are not valued less than others.

Blackout to Wake Up

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

Our current wellbeing paradigm is stuck measuring the cost of various degrees of illness rather than calculating the value of higher levels of wellness and proactively enabling us to thrive.

Uniting Psychology and Spirituality: Awareness Is Freedom

Tim Ward | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tim Ward

Psychology and spirituality are often seen as opposite, even antagonistic, ventures. The scientists who conduct psychological research raise their eye...

The Strength of a Woman! Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

Awareness allows us to have choices and choices deliver freedom. I feel honored to have been asked to present this incredible depiction of a woman's struggle when faced with breast cancer and, what I am even more proud of is that this has been done solely in the name of awareness.

Has Personal Technology Killed the Mystery of Travel?

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Nancy Colier

Technology has changed the experience of traveling. With personal devices now our constant companions, the best parts of traveling have disappeared. Rest assured what's been lost is not that we no longer wear ties and skirts on airplanes and wear sweat pants instead.

Can Hope Be Taught? New Curriculum Aims to Prevent Youth Suicide

Kathryn Goetzke | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Kathryn Goetzke

With the rise of bullying over the past several years, young people are having to grow up in an increasingly difficult world -- one full of discouragement and pain.

Elizabeth Lesser: Love, Awareness and Oneness With Eckhart Tolle

Lisa Aisling Montagu | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Aisling Montagu

As Elizabeth suggests, we can discover that consciousness and love are synonymous, and move towards our purpose in the universe with sensitivity and awareness.

Watch The Emotional Moment A Man With Down Syndrome Asks His Girlfriend To Move In

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

There’s no better way to honor an important day than with a love story. Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day, and to promote and raise ...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Suza Scalora | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

It was during a meditation retreat thirty-five years ago that Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and other books had a vision that shaped his life's work. This meditative insight, a mere ten seconds long, led to the creation of an entire clinical program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center which came to be known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, also known as MBSR. This powerful program takes the form of an eight-week course, which utilizes the ancient practices of yoga and meditation in order to improve the quality of one's life and health. Dr. Kabat-Zinn has spoken to sold out audiences around the world about the power of the present moment and how to access it using MBSR amidst the seeming chaos of our daily lives.

The Day I Looked In The Mirror And Really Saw Myself For The First Time

Robin Korth | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I will never forget the day eight years ago when I looked in the mirror and really saw myself looking back at me. I saw me! My breath caught in my throat as I stared in a self-fascinated kind of horror at my own image. I was not 35. I was not 45. I was 51. Two-thirds of my life was truly gone.

Men, Women and Children! Why We Have Become E-Zombies!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Eleni Makedonas

We have become a society that no longer takes the time to get to know one another. Why would we? We get what we need by sending a quick text or email and we're done

Touch As Nutrition

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Kindness Blog

Children actively shape their sense of self, not just mentally, but with their hands, elbows and knees, their bellies and mouths, inside the frequency, textures and intensities of this constant, rich field of contact.

Daily Meditation: Come Alive

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.28.2015 | Religion

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