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Being Present

How Mindfulness Makes Wine Taste Better and So Much More

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Craig E. Sherman

So I raise my glass of wine, view its burgundy hue, and smell its hints of fruit. I raise it to my lips and savor its sweet taste and encourage you to, without judgment, take notice of all that life offers in this moment.

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler C Beaty

After some deep self-evaluation, I uncovered a lot of issues, including some bad habits that were feeding my negativity. That realization led me to start seeking out good habits that would attract more positivity into my life.

One Touch at a Time: The Key to Trust in Business

Alice Savic | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Alice Savic

We are interconnected today more than ever. Businesses no longer only manage inputs and outputs. They are now part of an ecosystem of interdependent relationships

Why I Stopped Giving Unsolicited Advice

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

What a relief to let go of that cumbersome crutch of advice-giving and get down to the business of being an active and supportive friend, finding out what they need from me, not saddling them with what I think they need.

Wholeheartedness: The Antidote to Fatigue

Cy Wakeman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

Be a lover of what is and notice when you are not. I promise that if you adapt a mindset of wholeheartedness in everything you do, you will find a renewed enthusiasm for life. It won't be long before you realize the one thing you don't have time and energy for is resistance.

Time Out of Time: Receiving the Medicine of the Yuba River

Padma Gordon | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Recently, my daughter, Meera and I took time out of our busy lives to go camping for a few days on the Yuba River just outside of Nevada City, Cal...

5 Ways We Can Apply The Ancient Art of Feng Shui To Our Careers

Karen Trepte | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Karen Trepte

Feng shui is a Chinese philosophy of harmony. As an intuitive business coach, my clients regularly tell me that they feel out of alignment with their careers. It's during these times that I like to remind them about the ancient art of feng shui.

Being Present

Haley Pereyo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Teen
Haley Pereyo

I sweat the small stuff, big time. So to have a moment, where my mind and soul went "No, this is our moment. We can take some time for ourselves and it is okay," was mind blowing to me. Now that I've had this moment, I want to have more and I think that might be the most promising part of all of this.

The Call Home: Embracing Everything

Padma Gordon | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

The heart has many ways of calling us home, of bringing us into the poignancy of being alive, from moments of oceanic rapture to life-threatening illness. What I know to be true is that both are sacred, both are equal and both invite us into a palpable sense of what it means to be present, human and fully alive. Both are the call home.

Hanging Up the Cape: Letting Go of the Superwoman Role

Janet M. Neal | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

As a reformed Superwoman, I am living proof that not only is this Superwoman model an unsustainable one, but one that can only lead to burnout, frustration and mountains of guilt. It's time for a new model.

4 Words to Solve Anything -- Part 2

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

In the three months since these 4 words first occurred to me, I've yet to find a problem they can't solve. Be present, be positive. In 4 Words t...

4 Words to Solve Anything -- Part 1

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I love finding a simple solution, road testing it, and then passing it on -- and maybe you're the same. But the problem for most of us is remembering...

3 Perfect Reasons to Have a Selfie-Free Summer

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

Be present. Be grateful. Look out for the extraordinary in the ordinary. Use your voice - ask someone to help you take a photo instead of staying trapped inside yourself. Look up, breathe, throw your arms open wide and take it all in. This is your moment.

A Practical Guide to Being Mindful

Tammy Moir | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Moir

Connecting to the very centre of your being is the doorway into which Being Mindful is entered, and it can re energize and revitalize you in a way...

Parenting: Change and Letting Go

Lindley Pless | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Lindley Pless

This article is longer than I had intended for it to be but I wanted to share some thoughts I've been ruminating on for the last few weeks. Once I finally sat down to start typing I realized I had more to say on this topic than I thought.

The Summer of Me

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday at the end of April which, understandably perhaps, caused quite a bit of soul searching. I spent considerab...

What's the Best Gift You Get From Being Present?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Every time we're caught in our thoughts or feelings about something other than what's right in front of us, another moment is gone forever. Seize eve...

The Value of Living in the Moment

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Time is undeniably and exceptionally transient. We can fill that time with meaningful relationships, with character, with introspection, growth and passion, with adventure, laughter, lessons and memories. And better a short time well spent, than an eternity living at the fringes of your own life.

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?

The Power of Presence: 3 Simple Ways to Harness Mindfulness

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When we leave the moment by getting distracted by our thoughts, we lose the opportunity to experience what it feels to really be alive. We can easily get caught fixating about a past hurt or worrying about a future concern. But when we can bring our focus back to this moment, we have the opportunity to heal.

The Present You Need Most

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

The gift we desire is to be the best we can be. The good news is that brilliant advice about how to do that is everywhere we look -- blogs, b...

Missing Out: The Art of Not Missing It

Jennifer Legra | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Legra

When you live abroad, you spend a lot of time missing out on things: the birth of babies, the union of two souls, the showering of a bride-to-be... and those are just the big ticket items.

Going Deeper Than 'I'm Sorry' -- 4 Keys to Repairing Daily Family Wounds

Jesua | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

I don't know what's more personally heart-wrenching, emotionally exhausting or spiritually straining on a mundane level than feeling unresolved co...

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

Paige Smith | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Paige Smith

Be fully present by creating space for spontaneity in your travels. You can't remain in the moment if you always adhere to a strict schedule or plan. Say yes to the voice within you that urges you to step off a marked trail, even if just for a brief minute.

In Defense Of The Selfie

Stephanie Totty | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Totty

Sometimes the selfies are silly. Sometimes the selfies are sweet. Sometimes the selfies are vain. But regardless of what the selfies are, they are always me. My selfies are a constant reminder to me (and to my loved ones) that I'm not just seeing our life together, but that I'm part of it, too.