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Two Ways to Use Your Emotions to Transform Your Life

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Emotions. They can rule our lives -- unless we learn how to harness them for our highest good. Here are two ways you can become a better master -- a...

The Reality About Being 'Too Busy'

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, when we are faced with an opportunity to change something about our lives or improve ourselves in some way, rather than to say, "Okay, I'll make time," we experience inner resistance. That inner resistance then surfaces by making a comment like "I don't have time."

7 Tools for Facing Fear and Self-Doubt

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Fear. Worry. Self-doubt. They can keep us frozen in our tracks, unable to move forward no matter how much our heart is yearning for change in our lives.

27 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.

15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

Elyse Gorman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift. Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simulta...

21st Century Spirituality

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whatever your spiritual practice, whether it be your morning walk, spending time with your children or a more traditional religious practice, honor it, enjoy it and make it work for you. Because in the end, we all need something to believe in.

3 Reasons to Trash Your Belief Systems

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

Picture yourself as a small child. You accidentally drop a glass of milk on the kitchen floor. Glass scatters from one end of the room to the other. Y...

How Did You Get to Be the Way You Are?

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Remember that your beliefs are powerful self-fulfilling prophecies. The bottom line of this is that if you change your beliefs, you will change your experiences. You are not a victim unless you choose to be. Health and well-being in adulthood is not achieved through the accumulation of external successes, but rather through cleaning out your internal emotional closets.

5 Easy Steps to a Brave 2015

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

Start to become aware of your life and your emotions, without judgment. If scary or painful feelings come up, feel them and let them pass. Resist the urge to numb them with coffee, wine, your news feed or stale candy canes. It's time to stop numbing and start truly living.

15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

When you're grappling with a problem or lacking clarity, learn to lean into your soul and trust the wisdom it provides to you -- often in the form of a gut feeling, serendipitous sign or a spontaneous "aha!" moment.

12 Beautiful Truths About Life and the World

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We have been taught to look outward for the answers to our problems. But the truth is, your soul knows what to do. Trust that you have everything you'll ever need inside of you right in this moment.

Atheism Reaffirmed

Kate Byrne | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Kate Byrne

It is with a slight degree of trepidation, but a greater degree of defiance, that I stand before you in this digital space and come out as an atheist. I choose not to seek comfort in a being that can indiscriminately strike the good with what should only strike the bad.

4 Powerful Mindset Shifts to Start Using Today

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

If you're always focused on problems, fears and all the things that could go wrong, problems and misfortunes are exactly what you'll find. If you're predominantly focused on simply joys, love, kindness and beauty in the world, blessings and goodness are exactly what you'll find.

5 Habits That Will Boost Your Happiness and Inner Peace

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Set your soul free by adopting these five habits; they are the building blocks of happiness and greater inner peace.

The Problem With Faith

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.24.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I wish it were easier. It is not, however. In many ways, my spiritual walk was easier when it was not so complicated by faith.

The Importance of Loving Your Self

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Treat your self with kindness and love, and you will find that same kindness and love surrounding you. You will eventually notice the negative behavior occurring around you and choose to remove yourself from harmful relationships.

Want to Experience More Success and Happiness? Do This Now!

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse

It is so important to believe in yourself and know you have the power to create the life that you want. Believe that regardless of what external circumstances surround you that you can transform them and accomplish all that you desire.

Change Is Hard

Carla Shutak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Carla Shutak

I look at the Republican Party I grew up respecting and I don't recognize it anymore. I traveled to countries that don't have the same level of infrastructure as The United States of America. I talked with people who had differing belief systems.

Unexpected Cost of Ethical Behavior

S. L. Young | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

In pursuit of my college degrees, work at Fortune 500 companies, and memberships in professional organizations, I was directed and trained to ensure ethical compliance --- as it's a personal, organizational, and company responsibility.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

Spaces Between Beliefs

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

We don't just become who we are. The outcome is very much influenced by decisions we have made along the way, people we've observed and seeds that have been planted personally or by others about our abilities, limitations, preferences, values and principles.

The God Piece

Gary Nelson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Gary Nelson

My view of God is simple. If there is a source of the most beautiful energy that we can see and feel which transcends our earthly existence, than the essence of that energy is God. Is the Bible the living word of God? I think it might have been centuries ago but we live in a different time now.

Where Do We Come From?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 10.20.2014 | Weird News
Denise M. Wilbanks

My dear readers, Denial is not a river in Egypt. What will it take to wake up? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so disempowered that we have thrown in the towel? If so, is self destruction imminent? I would hope not.

Spiritual or Religious? False Dichotomy

Eric Simpson | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The notion that one can be spiritual but not religious is like saying you have blood in your body, but don't care much for the skeleton. Similarly, claiming you need to go to Church to be spiritual is like saying you need to shop at Macy's to wear clothes. Both ideas are bunk.