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How Hawaii Became One Of The Healthiest States In The Nation

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii isn't just a nice state for a vacation. It may also be the healthiest state in which to live, at least according to one metric: Only 19 percent...

The Emotional Weight of Social Media

Rupa Mehta | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There are ways to use social media effectively and enjoy it without making us feel emotionally heavy or weighed down. Here are a few of my favorite ways to help you lighten the emotional weight of social media:

Self-Care: What Gets in the Way and 5 Things Not to Miss

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

These kinds of practices are needed when we are healing major imbalances. But they are also essential to pepper throughout our busy lives. We can easily miss this when we feel at the peak of health.

Doctors Have a Moral Responsibility to Discuss Alternatives to Conventional Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

A growing number of scientific studies underscore the need for more training in and, by extension, dialogue about alternatives to conventional medicin...

What I Learned While in Hospital: 4 Questions to Transform Suffering

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Not only was I sick physically, but I also felt lost and confused. I felt a temporary disconnection from spirit and creative flow that led me to prioritize healing. I also started to ask lots of questions.

Youth Empowerment Matters

Alexis Glick | Posted 05.27.2015 | Education
Alexis Glick

We know that empowering youth can be as simple as listening to them. And when youth are actively engaged in a problem that concerns them, outcomes are better.

Psst, College Grads: If You Want to Succeed in Business, Start Meditating Now

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

It's that time of year when a new class of college graduates eagerly enters the workforce. Ambitious young professionals, just starting out it in their careers want to go above and beyond the job description, stand out to their employers, and establish themselves as superstars. Wellness is essential to sustainable career success and it's important that graduates entering the workforce make it a priority. Here's how:

Here's What You're Really Getting Yourself Into When You Walk Into A Spin Class

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Hopping on a stationary bike has always been a popular way to get exercise, but over the past few years it seems like boutique spin studios have been ...

Stop Counting Calories and Start Feeling Them

Zach Dean | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Let us remember that as we admirably continue to pursue wellness, a huge component of being well is living joyfully. That means enjoying our food and drink, enjoying how we spend our time, and enjoying how we live our lives

With the 1st Pick of the NFL Draft, We Pick America's Kids

Alexis Glick | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Alexis Glick

As NFL Draft activities kick off, let's not forget what's happening -- or not happening -- in school gymnasiums, parks, and backyards across the country.

Are You Stressing Out Again? 3 Easy Steps to Help You Relax

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

April is National Stress Awareness month, when the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urges Americans to refresh and recharge their bodie...

Suicide Is Not the Answer -- Reach Out!

Gigi G. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

Why am I writing this post? On Thursday, one of our neighbors took his own life. He was a brilliant, talented man -- top of his field of work in Aust...

3 Easy Moves To Counteract A Day At Your Desk

Yanoula Athanassakis | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Yanoula Athanassakis

In our sedentary office culture, we spend an inordinate amount of time sitting with both the knee and hip bent; this position directly impacts the length of the hamstrings.

Fit for Life: Nature or Nurture?

Hilary Achauer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Hilary Achauer

Can you go from one group to the other? Can couch potatoes become gym rats? I think they can. I know I did. I spent the first half of my life avoiding exercise.

The Day I Told My Husband I Didn't Want To Be Married

Jessi Andricks | Posted 04.02.2015 | Weddings
Jessi Andricks

We were finally adults, with a house payment, actually two, grown-up jobs, and a bright future ahead of us. We had been so in love, so happy, and rarely ever fought. And then slowly it changed.

Life. Life. Now!

Jeff Pulver | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering f...

Can Choosing to Eat More Mindfully Free Us From a Dieter's Mentality?

Gregg McBride | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Fact is, if we ate more mindfully, many of us wouldn't even need an actual diet plan to lose excess weight and feel better about ourselves and our bodies in the present moment.

Ayurveda for Springtime Balance

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Happy Spring! Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space are the five elements that make up all that exists in our universe according to Ayurveda, the anci...

Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life (Part II)

Jeff Pulver | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

I am dedicated to making this happen and to getting my body back into top shape. With the start of Spring, I plan to go back to getting in my daily 10,000 steps. Looking forward to jogging again. And to not put off the things I want to do the most. Life matters.

I'm Wii Fitless

Vicki Abelson | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

No longer recognizing the girl in the mirror, desperate to regain the figure I'd complained about for years, I was certain the Wii Fit would be my salvation.

What the Hell Is Wellness?

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Wellness is a new buzzword. But what is it and when do we experience it? Before I was well I weighed 100 pounds. I worked out daily, attended aweso...

3 Easy Steps To Improve Your Health and Wellness

Don Saladino | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Saladino

At the end of the day we should all be searching for the simplest ways to live a long, healthy, and energetic life.

Visit Your Home Page: On Self-Resistance

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Loren Kleinman

A story is calling me. A story I can't see. This story, its wings are broken and its lips are cracked. The words that come out. The words that come ou...

7 Ways to Live (and Work!) Like You're Always on Vacation

Heather Strang | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Heather Strang

I stopped playing the work-life-money game I had been raised with and decided that since this was my one life, I was not going to spend it working or living for the future. And over the course of the last seven years, I have been able to create a life that truly feels like I'm on vacation every day.

9 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) Through a Breakup

Jessica Biber | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Jessica Biber

It's going to take a little while, but eventually, your heart is going to start beating again. And when it does, it's going to be a stronger, healthier, bigger version of itself. You're going to realize why love hasn't worked in the past -- and you'll be open to a love that matches this new heart of yours.