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Expectations -- Part 1: Attachment to Outcomes Kills Magic

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

Life is so bizarrely beautiful. These are the little nudges of the universe and the divine intelligence that helps us move along our way. I love it ...

Be Present, Be Open and Turn Off Your Cell Phone!

Katie Kempner | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

I've had two experiences in the past few days that tied into some key life lessons that are useful in both our personal and professional lives (which as many people will tell you these days is one and the same).

Life -- Living With the Growing Pains

Amanda Gore | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Henry Ford is quoted as saying: "Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this....

A Place to Start -- Right Here, Right Now

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Cornelia Seigneur

With the Nepal earthquake, then the recent aftershocks, and the tornadoes in the Midwest that are causing so much devastation in the lives of so many people, we can get so overwhelmed. What can we do? Where can we help? Is there a way to make a difference?

Can You Be Speeding Up Your Time by Rushing Yourself?

Zita Harkaran Vasilisinova | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Zita Harkaran Vasilisinova

Most of things we do in life, we do in order to get some sort of reward. We work to get paid, we create to get recognition, we socialize to have fri...

How Bono and U2 Can Save Us From Despair: Hint, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

8 Science-Backed Reasons To Turn Off Your Cell Phone This Christmas

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Throughout 2014, we have watched digital detox challenges come and go, and read about the many health benefits that come along with loosening our ties...

8 Ways To Improve Your Life In 2015

Kirsten Blake | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Blake

Never settle. There is always more for you to learn. As you get older, this means that you have to be vulnerable. This means putting yourself in new and different situations, and not being the expert. It means creating a time and space to step out of your boundaries and try to understand someone else's perspective.

One Mental Trick That Can Make You Happier Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Happify, a digital platform aimed at helping users lead full and happy lives, merges its founders' expertise in gaming technology and the science-back...

Are You Showing Up?

Kristen Noel | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

Are you showing up for yourself? For others? If you can't show up for yourself, there's no point trying to do it for someone else. Start with asking, what feels right in my heart? What do YOU need?

The Case For Putting Nothing On Your To-Do List

Nicole Glassman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It seems many of us have a fear of failing, or not doing enough, or not doing it "right." We are afraid that if we leave that inbox unattended, we will seem irresponsible. If we leave the dishes in the sink for that moment, we are just creating more to do later.

Why Are We All So Busy?

Aimee Raupp | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

I cherish down time. I love being present and in the moment. I honor my quiet, creative time. I am proud to be less busy and happy to have shifted my mindset from one of being too busy to one of living a full life.

The Mindfulness Memory Method

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

By making an effort to be more mindful, mindfulness will become second nature for you, and with time and practice, you will need fewer reminders to do it. The goal is to live a life of mindfulness, where each moment of awareness naturally flows into the next.

18 Things You Miss By Constantly Staring At Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

If any doubt remains in your mind that we are, in fact, a society addicted our smartphones, stop what you’re doing and simply take a look around. Th...

Be Present

Janelle Capra | Posted 07.15.2014 | New York
Janelle Capra

What did this California girl learn from visiting New York City? Be present. Love yourself. Be whole, not perfect.

7 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Many of us grew up reading Dr. Seuss. If you have kids, you've likely relived your childhood reading over his books only to find, "Wow, there's some r...

How To Stop Agonizing Over The Little Things

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Your back aches, your coffee's luke warm, or you fall behind schedule. There are myriad things that can and will go wrong every single day of your...

Mind Movies

Andrea Wachter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Walking around lost in our minds is like mistaking a movie for reality. And whether our "mind movie" is an exciting fantasy or a dreaded horror story, it is not actually real.

Rare and Precious Joy

Tara Brach | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Begin by remembering to pause and savor the simple pleasures. Have the intention to hold gently the difficulties. Open your heart to the life of this moment and discover that joy is never very far away.

5 Ways To Slow Down And Just 'Be'

Omega Institute | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In today's culture we're defined by what we do and how productive we are. Stripped of this we can feel lost and purposeless. We've become human doings instead of human beings. Regaining our joy and purpose in life requires a new relationship with time.

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking (And Rediscover Happiness)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

Over-thinking is all about dredging up the past and/or borrowing trouble from the future. The best cure for over-thinking is to simply be present. Be here right now.

The Secret To Being Your Most Productive

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

To fuel our highest level performance we need a clear mind. If the mind is filled with fear, self-sabotaging beliefs, and self-doubt, we are impeded, a bit like driving a car with the brake on. Emotional turmoil clouds our view and we cannot perform well.

Mother's Day Post-Script

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

As we get older and our children leave the nest, our priorities evolve, and what people do to bring joy into others' lives is important.

It's Not What's Happening, It's How You Respond

Tara Brach | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

One of the great teachings in spiritual life is this: It doesn't matter what is happening. What matters is how we respond. How we respond is what determines our happiness and peace of mind.

The Number One Way People Screw Up Life -- Are You Making This Mistake?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

There's no sense in wasting time pretending to be someone you're not so that you'll fit in with the people you don't belong with. Life is short, spend it with people who love and appreciate the real you.