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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 05.01.2015 | 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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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.

A Generation Without a Past: The Lost Present

Marwa Azab | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Marwa Azab

I wonder who will tell this present when it becomes past? Will future grandparents have a paucity of stories that start with "I remember when I was your age... ?"

Take Back Your Life One Hour At a Time

Amy K. Mitchell | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy K. Mitchell

Yoga isn't a panacea, but it is one real step you can take today to take back control of your life again and step away from your iPhone. Your yoga practice might be your only hour of your day, or week, when you are able to find quiet.

Awareness Of How Much I Have To Be Grateful For

Juliana Park | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Juliana Park

Instead of thinking about the money that I don't have, the people that don't love me, the activities that I haven't done yet, I can choose to appreciate all that I do have and all the things I have done.

5 Lessons I Learned Staying Home With My Sick 3-Year-Old

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

The only thing my youngest child needed from me was me. She needed me to ask her if she wanted more water or crackers, a pair of cozy socks or her favorite blue Elephant Lovey. She needed my sympathetic smiles and nods, my kisses on her warm forehead, my lap to sit on.

My Problem With Being Present

Dina L. Relles | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

This is how I live. Looking out more than in. Worrying about perception, appeasing others more than asserting myself. Never acknowledging the intensity of my inner strength, buried, somewhere down underneath it all.

Time is Running Out -- Slow Down!

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Do what you're doing when you're doing it. Stop beating yourself up for what you're not doing, and pay attention to what you are doing.

What My First Job After Wall Street Taught Me

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

They say that by doing esteemable acts, we gain self-esteem. This was the case for me. Showing up for work each day and being present with my coworkers and the patrons made me feel good about myself. It gave me a sense of belonging and purpose. I searched for this my whole life.

Meditating to Enter the Quiet Behind the Noise

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 03.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Debbie Woodbury

Finding the stillness may not come naturally but, that one moment in the tub, inspires me to keep trying to enter that quiet place where the answers to our questions reside.

Will Yoga Ruin Your Career?

Paula Vital | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...

How I Learned to Breathe at 24

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

As I reflect upon my mindfulness exercise over the past month, the most difficult part has been the attempt to acknowledge every thought as it flutters through my mind without passing judgment and replacing it with long, drawn out breaths.

5 Ways to Embrace the Small Moments That Make Up Our Lives

Katie Kempner | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Kempner

Mindfully live your life as opposed to distractedly going through it. In business, how do you make sure they count. Here are five things to do to make your small moments count...

Where to Pause... Pensacola

Eddie Parsons | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Eddie Parsons

Taking a pause is not really like a vacation because there is no agenda other than slowing down and enjoying life. You can still be social, plugged in and available but maybe you change gears and remember what you value in life.

How to Stop Worrying

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

It's been a long process over the years to get to a point where I can brush off my worries pretty quickly. Here's the steps that I follow to overcome my worries that I'd like to share with you to live a freer and less anxious life...

How Nature Can Help Us Reconnect With Ourselves

Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Eckhart Tolle, one of the world’s leading and most beloved spiritual teachers and the best-selling author of The Power of Now and A New Earth, bring...

More Present in 2015

Jess Ly | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jess Ly

As a new year dawns... new hopes and new dreams await us. 2015 is anticipated by many (as with most beginnings) to be the best year yet. Why? Because ...

Stepping Back Into Now

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

With the winter solstice come and gone, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere can now expect increasingly longer days and shorter nights. I...

Darkness Illuminated

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

With the winter solstice come and gone, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere can now expect increasingly longer days and shorter nights. I...

Why It's Harder Than Ever To Unplug From Our Devices

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology

We're living in a time when a seemingly endless number of devices and apps are demanding our attention, while claiming to make our lives better and ea...