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Personal Best: Prosperity Power

Eldon Taylor | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

Best is a habit. Indeed, Aristotle is credited with pointing out that excellence is not an act, but a habit! Now, I have spoken with many people who say they do their best, they try their hardest -- and I believe them. But trying is not doing.

The Village and the Box: Chapter 3

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before...

7 Habits Of Empowered People

Jen Groover | Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jen Groover

Continued awareness brings you closer and closer to the new habit becoming your standard operating procedure and providing a greater sense of peace and happiness.

In Praise of an Extra 20 Pounds

Heather Donahue | Posted 09.11.2013 | Good News
Heather Donahue

I carry an extra 20 pounds, which I prefer to the extra 40 that I used to have. I've come to think them as individuals, these 20 hangers-on, but when considered together they constitute my powerful Corps de Chub.

The Village and the Box: Chapter 2

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before...

The Village and the Box: Chapter 1

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed befor...

Only Connect: Why Your Story Matters

Flynn Coleman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

In today's information-saturated landscape, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is the ability to tell stories. If you want to be a good storyteller, practice listening to others. A crucial part of good storytelling is empathy: the ability to perceive and intuit what others are experiencing.

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: Mindfulness in Everyday Life | Personal Power: Believe in the Power Within and Use It

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

What is the secret to accessing personal power? How does one go beyond fear and self-doubt to triumph in the end? Where does the feeling of power really come from? And how can a person find it for him or herself?

What To Do When You Wake Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed

Friedemann Schaub | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Friedemann Schaub

To make sense of the world without frying our brains, we need to filter out a large portion of all that's coming at us. But how do we distinguish the tiny fraction that's relevant from the massive input we can ignore?

Birth and Dearth of Street Food

KF Seetoh | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
KF Seetoh

So we now know there are four types of street food nations and they each come with different views, outlooks, beliefs and aspirations

Get Over It to Get on With It

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Forgiveness applies to all the big as well as all the small wrongs you experience -- whether real or imagined. Doing it on a regular basis frees up your energy again and gets you back on track.

A 'Bill to Bill' Meeting with President Clinton

Bill Marriott | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Bill Marriott

One of the benefits of being an old guy and living in Washington, D.C., is that I have had the privilege of meeting almost every U.S. President since Eisenhower.

Want To Change The World? Let Girls Lead

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png When it comes to addressing the needs and rights of adolescent girls worldwide, there is no better advocate than girls themselves.

Arab Americans Making Progress

James Zogby | Posted 08.08.2013 | World
James Zogby

Back in the 1970s, there really wasn't much of an Arab American community. Most people of Arabic descent didn't even identify as "Arab American." The Washington I see today is dramatically different from the city I came to 35 years ago.

Is the Trap of Disempowering Language Prolonging the End of your Marriage?

Karen Stewart | Posted 08.06.2013 | Divorce
Karen Stewart

Marriages End. The word end is exactly that "The End," yet we prolong our endings and therefore our new beginnings partly by the use of disempowering language.

When Being Nice Just Doesn't Cut It Anymore

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

How did I get to be such a doormat? When did I develop such a deep-rooted fear of offending others? What caused me to place other people's needs ahead of my own? What did I think would happen if (horror of horrors) I were to actually displease someone?

Why You're Always Running Late

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

The truth is, I already knew I was going to be late and instead of just owning it, the part of my brain that wants to pretend I'm powerless takes over and starts inventing reasoning to take away the supposed sting of personal responsibility.

The Ultimate 'Wait-Loss' Program

Derek Rydall | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Derek Rydall

The false idea that we must wait for something or someone to change before we can step into our vision is a core reason we get stuck and feel like a victim.

Nerds Anonymous

Amy S. Chen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Amy S. Chen

I won't be dismissive and say that people like Tina Fey and Ellen Degeneres are not incredible role models, but celebrities provide a much different type of support than women in STEM or climbing the corporate ladder are able to otherwise provide.

Take the 'I'm Sorry' Challenge!

Kimberly Berg | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

By noticing how difficult it is for you to say something different than "sorry," you'll have taken a small step toward more personal freedom and individual expression.

Empowering Relationships Are the Point!

Willow Dea | Posted 05.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Willow Dea

When you reflect on the quality of the relationship between yourself and your teacher, isn't it fundamentally because you were trusted? Because you felt safe? Because you sensed that they believed in you?

Please -- Don't Remind Me!

Pamela Glasner | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

If someone shares something in confidence, particularly something that's difficult to bear, maybe we should go a step further with our definition than just not bringing it up at the next town meeting. Maybe we should not bring it up at all, to anyone, ever.

The Repairer: How I Learned Being Overweight Doesn't Mean I Am Broken

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

I have had an exceptionally powerful arrival into what a broken-less life can be, but it was only made possible by transforming the piece within me that needed to realize I was never truly broken in the first place.

Media, Message, and Motive: Why 'Why' Matters

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

These are the facts. The video is a public health offering, pure and simple. No one makes money from it. And it features several tweens and teens who are themselves beneficiaries of healthy living, who donated time and effort and talent to paying it forward.

Stop Underestimating How Powerful You Really Are

Dana Clark | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

The energy we put into obsessing over food, alcohol, unhealthy relationships, and money is the same abundant energy available for us to engage in a life that is truly fulfilling and unattached to societal validation and the crippling worry of outcome.