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Follow the Feels

Michael Ramah | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Michael Ramah

Many got distracted by what they could do and lost sight of what they should do. In that mesmerizing process, many brands mistook connectivity for connection.

Our Illusion of Connectivity

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara M. Gardner

Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.

I'm Terrified I Can't Keep Up With The 'Rules' Of Being A Young Adult

Reilly Wieland | Posted 01.07.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

I feel as though I am still a fifth grader, scared of talking to a boy I like; and sometimes an adult, drinking black coffee and worrying about a mortgage.

Three Types of People That Will Make You Happier

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Here are three groups of people that can help you push the reset button. Warning: These are often groups that others shy away from. But I promise you if you spend some time connecting with these groups, you'll start seeing your own life in a context that improves your daily experience.

Incarceration and Communication: Why Meaningful Social Relationships Matter

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

What is the impact on American cultural and social relationships when we, as a nation, allow corporations to profit from incarcerating more and more of our very own citizens?

How Sharing Your Story Can Save Your Life (If You Let It)

Wendi Nunnery | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Wendi Nunnery

If there's something you want to say, say it. Say it with truth. Say it with kindness. But say it boldly. Someone else is out there waiting to read your words, to hear your story. Someone who doesn't know how to use her voice yet.

Look Beyond the Labels

Deanna Heon | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deanna Heon

Look beyond the labels and you may find a kindred spirit, and even a friend, in someone you never expected.

The Holiday Gift You Alone Can Give

Kate Otto | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Kate Otto

In such a hyper-connected holiday season, perhaps the best gift we can give our loved ones is actually the simplest (though by no means the easiest): our time and our undivided attention. Our presence.

How Often Do You Say 'No' to Your Child?

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

In actuality, setting limits is a gift to our children. It shows them that we are taking responsibility for keeping them safe. It's a sign to them that we are there to help them mediate the chaos of this world.

Open Secret

Paula Vital | Posted 12.10.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

As I continue my path of self-discovery, I would love to share it with you. Most of all, I offer you my hand as you set upon your own path. It will be a challenging ride, but the best adventure of your life.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

Do You Know You Have Superpowers?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

In an instant I became a superhero to this incredibly smart, charming and beautiful lady. A few minutes earlier that day in the bookstore, we had never met. We had no knowledge of one another, we barely know the other existed and she was actually visiting from another country.

The True Gifts of the Holidays

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

The good memories we create now will warm our hearts through the bitter winter, and the possibilities for creating such experiences throughout the year are only limited by our imaginations. This is the time to establish habits that enrich our lives, and the world, every single day.

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

Katherine Fritz | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Fritz

In truth, our neighborhoods are vastly more sprawling and interconnected than we frequently choose to acknowledge.

I'm Proof That Online Friendships Are Just As Important As Real Life Ones

Isabel Song | Posted 01.19.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

My then-limited connections on Twitter weren't enough for me. I felt rather overwhelmed with life and alone in my problems, and even though I told myself that I'm not the only one going through these issues, it didn't help.

You Can Have Whatever Impact You Choose

Ayelet Baron | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

And then there are those really tough choices we make about the course of our lives. Choices. They're the ingredients of our lives; they shape us. The choices we make in how we invest our time can either stifle us or bring a whole new world of possibilities.

Your Children Don't Want You To Be Perfect

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

When we allow our children to be our teachers, they remind us of the value of seeing the world as they do, which involves living more simply, showing greater compassion and being more mindful.

A League of His Own: How Lewis Howes Went From Pro Athlete to Thriving Entrepreneur

John Corcoran | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
John Corcoran

Lewis Howes is a former professional football player who turned a career-ending injury into a springboard into entrepreneurship. Starting with nothing but an obsession to learn about business and marketing, he has since built a multi-million dollar media empire.

Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

Mikah Meyer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mikah Meyer

On two separate occasions this past weekend, I purposely left my smartphone at home. While I admit the initial motivation came because I didn't want a large bump in my tight-fitting suit, the benefits turned out to be far greater than the contour of my torso.

Breaking Through the Plexiglass for a Real Connection

Shani Harmon | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Shani Harmon

If you recognize human connection as a success strategy for managing stress in challenging environments, you're much more likely to value it and seek it out - even in a virtual environment.

Art of Attention: The Frequency of Home

Elena Brower | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

The frequency of home is mostly about simple listening, love and respect, and it's a repeated choice. Practice landing and situating yourself in that frequency; your body will thank you.

Creating a Better World, One Cup of Tea at a Time

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Dr. Shelley Prevost

Millennials often get a bad rap for being anti-social internet addicts and gaming fanatics, more likely to Tweet about their latest Netflix binge than put on some pants and meet up with friends in person.

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

The Two Languages of Love and Connection: Separate Yet One

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Both sides of the coin, I believe, have voices and energies that need to be honored and incorporated into how we love and reach out to our soul mate.

Stop Freaking Out About Cellulite: The Simple Question You Didn't Think to Ask

Z Zoccolante | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

These dimples in my skin represent the meals and belly laughs I now share with friends. They represent the time and energy I have claimed and now use to focus on my goal and dreams instead of ever-thinner thighs.