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Empathy: Turning Outward to Change the World (At Least a Little Bit)

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheela Raja, PhD

It's hard to feel connected to others. It's painful. It's often much easier to retreat into our daily routines and busy ourselves with the mundane activities of our lives. And we need to do that. Don't get me wrong. But every now and then, we have to ask ourselves if we've retreated too much.

Is It Really All Going to Turn Out?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

For a large part of my life I intended things to turn out, I wanted things to turn out, I did my best to make things turn out... but deep down, I felt that they wouldn't.

A Much Loved and Complex Kingpin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.20.2013 | TV
Mark Rubinstein

We crave real portrayals of people like ourselves: people who can be confused, get angry, celebrate joyous moments and sometimes feel rejected and unloved. James Gandolfini made Tony Soprano, the Jersey mob boss, one of us.

What It Feels Like to Have Alzheimer's -- And Why We Need to Know

Marie Marley | Posted 08.14.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I have to admit almost all have focused on the caregiver. We can feel contentedness, pride and joy. We can also feel sadness and loneliness. The list goes on and on. But how does the person with dementia feel?

Pay Attention

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Controlling your attention -- becoming more able to place it where you want it and keep it there, and more able to pull it away from what's bothersome or pointless -- is the foundation of changing your brain, and thus your life, for the better.

Broken Dreams

Christine Eilvig | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Listening to the inner alarm takes deep courage, especially when we are in love with a dream and when that dream involves other people or a living creature. Broken dreams hurt -- even when they don't fit into the life we envision for ourselves.

Trying to Be 'Positive' Doesn't Work

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Unfortunately, pretending that you don't feel what you actually feel doesn't make the feelings go away. Yes, you can suppress them so that you aren't fully in touch with them for a short time. But feelings that you are not in touch with still affect your health and your behavior.

Putzel, the Movie

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Putzel has just been awarded Best Picture Winner at the Phoenix Film Festival, and I can see why.

Excuses, Excuses

Garret Kramer | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Every now and then I fault others, or my circumstances, for how I feel and lose my way. But, thankfully, most of the time I remember that it won't help to blame my past, my environment, or someone else. Why? Because the only creator of my feelings is me.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Invisible Threads Are the Strongest Ties

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

As we go through the aging process and experience grief and loss, and as friends and family pass on, the need for connection to extended family, friends, community, and to all of humanity, becomes even more important. Being connective means being ready to connect.

You Do Not Have to Suffer

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Because it is the meaning we give events that produces most of our suffering, by no longer giving meaning to events, you can stop your suffering.

Life Lessons From Tears and Tantrums

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

As adults, we become aware of how our emotional fluctuations impact others, but my toddler doesn't give a care that her moods might stress me out. Her main concern is making it known that she wants her sparkly shoes and not her red ones

Get a Bucket of Feelings: Smuggling KFC in Gaza

Pam Murtaugh | Posted 07.20.2013 | Science
Pam Murtaugh

If you lived in a perpetual blockade, imagine the lengths to which you would go for feelings of freedom, optimism, boundless opportunity.

Simple Moves To Instantly Boost Your Mood

Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Rachel Nuwer for YouBeauty Do you ever find yourself slouching in your chair or walking with hunched shoulders and a droopy neck? We're all guil...

How Do You Handle Compliments ?

Christine Eilvig | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It can feel unsafe and vulnerable to receive compliments and take them to heart. If we quickly return the energy, we can stay in our comfort zone and we obstruct the intimate and heart-opening growth before us.

The Antidote To Discouragement: 6 Steps To Get Past It

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Grab hold of the inner thread that connects you to your heart, to the source of your being, to your anchor. It is at this point that you must get back to your gratitude, take some time to pause and start to think of all of the things you are grateful for.

8 Steps To Feeling Momentum

Jess Greene | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jess Greene

You can get unstuck. It won't be easy, but the difficulty and trial of this process is the journey that separates the stuck from the unstuck in life.

Are Men Really From Mars?

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Dr. Debbie Magids

We've heard it over and over again: "Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. We are so different." I am here to say that it just plain isn't true! Not the way I look at things, anyhow.

4 Surprising Secrets To Crushing Stress

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

In a flash, negativity can spin you into a tizzy, your center blown to smithereens. There are four major components of emotions: their biology, spirituality, energetic power, and psychology. Together, these components create an elegant portrait of your emotional self.

Want To Still Your Yo-Yo Mind? (WATCH)

John-Roger | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living

That Utah night so long ago was a turning point in my awareness because, at 16, I realized that there is something other than my mind that is part of my being. I realized that if I could say, "I want my mind to leave me alone," there was another part of me identifying myself as "I" and "me."

How to Feel More Supported

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

If our thoughts and energy are not supporting our life, then our life will not feel supported. Therefore, we must take responsibility for our life by consciously supporting ourselves in every given moment.

How To Really Understand Your Emotions

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?

The Upside of Negative Emotions: Why Feeling Fully Leads to a Better Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we find ourselves having a strong emotional response that might not be appropriate to the situation, we can stop and take a moment to reflect on how our reaction may be influenced by our past experiences.

On Honesty

Garret Kramer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Thinking unethical thoughts doesn't make you unethical. It makes you feel unethical -- no harm in that. Provided, that is, you get a solid grip on the principle that acting on unethical, or insecure, feelings won't ever make them go away. It makes them come back even stronger.

After a Cancer Diagnosis, It's Okay to Feel Your Anger

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

Feeling angry can be beneficial to a person with cancer. It provides a means to vent and let off steam. After all, if anyone deserves to feel angry, it's someone with cancer. I believe it's even essential to feel anger in order to "process cancer" -- just not all the time.