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School Pressure: Rx to Self-Medicate?

Todd Kestin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kestin

When we're guided to a place where we let go of everyone else's ideas on how we should live and begin to live our own story, the urge for alcohol and drugs may disappear. In its place is a love for life, the passion to explore, and the hope of finding our place and purpose in this world.

How To Overcome Life's Ups And Downs

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

See every obstacle as an opportunity for personal growth. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow reality to set in and understand not only the scope of what is happening but also the reasons behind it.

The Street Where He Lived

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Now here is where the story gets a bit woo-woo, though that doesn't frighten me in the least because the spirit who lived on this particular street (o...

10 Promises to Make to Yourself Today

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

If a promise is indicative of our dignity, what about the promises you make to yourself? Do you really respect your personal pledges? Take a moment to make yourself the following 10 promises -- virtuous vows that will strengthen your willpower and reaffirm your future potential.

5 Lessons Learned From A Very Unlikely Source

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Virtues are our moral duties to each other and to ourselves. And as with any other precious element of life, virtues must be shared to be felt. Extend your highest virtues, your greatest parts of your self, and gift them to the world to feel them grow in your heart.

21 Golden Rules To Live By

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

I've committed my grandmother's invaluable wisdoms to memory and recall them whenever faced with uneasy decisions. It's amazing how a few simple words which we believe with conviction can enrich us with an incredible power to act and an unimaginable strength to recover.

Paying Attention

Irene Tanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

As I inch forward along this well-worn road, I know by now that to stay alert, awake and attentive is essential to avoiding the pitfalls of mere wishful thinking and downright deception, whether by oneself or well-meaning others.

On 'Figuring It Out'

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Rainesford Alexandra

Everyone has that moment in their life when they look around, take a moment to reflect on whatever is happening around them, whatever their peers are doing, whatever they should be doing, and think: Wow. I really missed something.

Week Three on How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.22.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Welcome back to the final week of How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed! Previously, in the first week we spoke about how the outcome of your goals an...

Week Two on How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

All in all, it's always about learning. In this case, it's about figuring out how to work through obstacles, the expectations and routines holding you back, as well as managing stress that may come your way.

Why You Keep Making Mistakes

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Your perceived "mistakes" may not be mistakes at all -- they're unlikely strokes of luck, catalysts for personal evolution, and pathways out of negative circumstances. And with time, you embrace the reality that, actually, there are no mistakes -- only blessings in disguise.

How to Survive the Media Zombie Apocalypse

Anthony Meindl | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Sometimes that voice within, the inner GPS system that is there for all of us, guiding us and showing us how to create our lives (if we were but quiet enough to hear it) gets shut out because of the constant bombardment of stimuli on our phones, computers and everywhere we look.

Dr. Toy Talks about Best Toys for Older Children

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Parents want to know more about play for children between age 9 and 12. During this period of development, children experience rapid social maturation and physical growth. They are in transition.

3 Ways To Tell If You're On The 'Right Track'

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we let go of our judgment about where we are and where we think we "should" be, we're able to appreciate our lives, the people around us, and ourselves in a genuine way.

Dr. Toy Talks About the Right Toys for Toddlers

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Toddlers actively explore their world and want to touch, smell and taste everything. Watch carefully and "child proof" your home and the child's plays...

This Will Help You Make Better Descisions

Raul Valdes-Perez | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Raul Valdes-Perez

Every day, both in life and at work, people make wrong decisions that could have been avoided. Or they make right decisions, but lack the confidence that lets them do away with stress and proceed with vigor. Are these inalterable facts of life, or is there a remedy?

Dr. Toy Muses on Toys and Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

"Open-ended" toys and activities like blocks, puppets, dolls and art supplies stimulate creativity, a sense of humor, a sense of discovery, wonder, reasoning, social development and much more.

Time to Panic Over the Pullback?

Michael Farr | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

Is it likely that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is flirting with five-year highs right before we are about to go into recession? The answer is obviously no, but there is another factor that has been introduced into the equation.

Looking For Guidance? 3 Ways To Find It (VIDEO)

Sura | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

Guidance comes through when you're willing to let go of your attachment to "the answer" and willing to live in the question of what it is you want to create. You must be willing to release your expectations of life. There is no "trying" in receiving guidance. It is an act of surrender.

4 Tips to Getting Started on Your Personal Statements

Courtland Thomas | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Courtland Thomas

Remember: Even Pulitzer Prize winning essays started off as something minuscule. On its own, a topic is just that -- a topic. It's up to you to make it come alive.

Dear Teen Me: You'll Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen

Legendary writer Joan Didion once said, "Was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.” That's exactly the goal of "Dear...

Nutrition Guidance: Facts About Opinions About Facts

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is an intrinsic problem with measuring the quality of a system by how well it conforms to what you already believe. Such a system gets bonus points for agreeing with you -- even when you are wrong.

Your Inner GPS

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

I sometimes override my intuition, but when I am really clueless, I trust it implicitly. The question is: Why don't I trust it all the time? Do I really think I know better?

Leap and the Net Shall Appear: Part Five

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

There's simplicity about all this complexity that the human mind alone can neither unravel nor understand. The good news is that we don't have to.

Teachers Are Students, Too

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this video I interview incredible Spirit Junkies like, Louise Hay, Cheryl Richardson, Danielle Laporte, Kris Carr, Mastin Kipp and more! We share with you what we learned from each other at Ignite!