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Lessons on Contagious Optimism, Hope and Global Citizenship

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

This morning I was walking on the sea shore on the outskirts of Rome, in the city of Ostia, where I find some time to relax and recharge my batteries.

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Hero/Heroine's Journey

Maria Portas | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

As new budding creative entrepreneurs we actually choose to take the Hero/Heroine's Journey. Our life's work is our business. And it is through our wo...

Ready to Stop Beating Your Head Against the Wall?

Krysti Turznik | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Krysti Turznik

When you want something more for yourself, be prepared with the ammunition ready to do battle. Your alarms will sound, but soon you will move out of range and they will no longer distract you. Your deep purpose will propel you forward. Hold on to that and discover where it will lead you.

Women Are Posing Nude Online, And It Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With Sex

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women

On Herself.com, women are reclaiming their stories and bodies -- and it's beautiful. "Neighbours" and "Reign" actress Caitlin Stasey started the w...

4 Ways to Cope When You're Around Unhappy People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

In the midst of easily picking up on all these different vibes that others are giving off, it can be easy to get caught up in other people's not-so-pleasant emotions.

The Mindset Shift Required to Get What You Want in Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

We all always have a choice. We all always have decisions to make. To know that we always have endless opportunities available to us is part of living truly empowered.

The Next 10 Years

Jim Selman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Another year. This year's resolutions looked pretty much the same as last year and the year before that so I've resolved to stop making New Year's resolutions.

20 Beautiful Women

2morrowknight | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
2morrowknight

How do you define a beautiful woman? Someone who empowers others, carries herself with dignity and class, and is a forward-thinking, action-oriented visionary? All of this, and more, would easily apply.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifte...

5 Ways to Reclaim Your Awesomeness

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

Forgiving what happened and everyone involved is most important in being able to reclaim your awesomeness and move forward. It helps you to get closure or make peace with what happened, and it also helps transform any feelings or thoughts of being powerless to empowerment.

Why I Am NOT Sorry

Alba Brunetti | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Alba Brunetti

Saying "I'm sorry" repeatedly put me in a position of constantly being in the wrong. This had a profound impact on me as I was doing nothing that warranted an apology.

Live in the Vineyard Selects Artists With a Key Ingredient: A Big Heart

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

Last month, I had the honor of attending Live in the Vineyard, a magical (and exclusive) music, food and wine festival in Napa, California. Twice a ye...

Self Discovery: Yes!

Eve Beck | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eve Beck

Self Discovery - YES! During this holiday season of happiness, comfort and joy, I thought I'd share a discovery that's given me, and those I care mo...

The Dark Side of Leadership

Tracy Crossley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Tracy Crossley

By living with a facade that is difficult to maintain and is stressful to make decisions from daily... we set ourselves up for ultimate failure. A fulfilling, happy, passionate life NOT lived.

CEOs: Can We Talk?

Bonnie Low-Kramen | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Bonnie Low-Kramen

To empower your staff by putting policies in place to end workplace bullying will improve your company on every level, including profits. Don't waste one more minute.

Pro and Con: The British Psychological Society Report on Psychosis

Allen Frances | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

I agree that it is crucial to attend to the psychological and emotional meaning of all experiences and understand the social context in which they occur. But I do worry that the report creates its own set of unintended problems and may inadvertently perpetuate rather than dispel confusion and stigma, especially for those who have the most severely impairing of psychotic experiences.

Read This Because You Want to Change the World

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

The longing to make a substantial positive contribution to our world is one that burns in us and for the overwhelming majority remains a lifelong pang in our hearts. So why then don't we do something about it? What keeps us from changing the world?

How Breath and Meditation Transformed My Life

Seema Kalra | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Seema Kalra

I adjusted the snorkeling gear to fit my mouth so that I could breathe with ease. In the clear blue waters of the Pacific near the Molokini Crater in Maui, I saw a paradise of fish and coral.

Gratitude When You're In the Dumps

Krysti Turznik | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Krysti Turznik

What I've learned is that when everything feels like it's not as you would like it to be, that's the time when you need to dig the deepest. When you need to do the biggest housekeeping. When the smallest shift in perspective can make the biggest changes. It all starts with your mindset.

A Glimpse at The MA Conference for Women 2014

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

The collective consciousness of the participants and speakers at this inspiring conference was that, ultimately we are all connected and everything is possible if we come together and assume our birthright as leaders and choose to make a difference for the greater good of all.

To My Unborn Son: Yale Black Men's Union Launch Powerful Photo Campaign

Nicole Angela Tinson | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Nicole Angela Tinson

The Yale Black Men's Union launched the To My Unborn Son campaign as an intimate conversation with the parents of Michael Brown Jr.

How Giving Back Helps This Man Take Charge Of His Illness

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

When Randy Stein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he was far from surprised. After experiencing numbness in his hands for years, and later s...

How My Broken Face and Crooked Smile Freed Me from Insecurities

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

Then I stepped out of my comfort zone and did it! I laughed out loud as my left eye twitched uncontrollably. I smiled big and crooked, and had a blast disconnecting from the worry about whether my face was in compliance or not.

Inhale Love; Exhale Gratitude

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.25.2015 | Good News
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in everything -- in exceptional things, in mundane things, in good things, in so-so things and even in terrible things.