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Imagination: Unlimited and Unfolding...

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

When we stretch our imagination to think about where we are today, and where we may go: Then, and only then, do we begin to realize our true potenti...

'Why Do I Apologize For My Child When He Acts Like a Kid In Public?'

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Why do parents expect their kids to behave like adults when they are in the presence of other adults? It makes no sense. Kids are supposed to be playing and expecting to delight people. This gives them confidence and is developmentally on target. Why expect anything else?

Dream Work by Process of Imagination

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paola K Amaras

I was a teen when I learned about Gestalt dream work, and I liked the idea of the self-awareness that it espoused. Being in the present, understanding sensations, emotions, and behaviors was intriguing to a young girl on the verge of becoming a woman and falling in love. I was confused.

7 Critical Lessons About Emotions That Make Pixar's Inside Out a Must See for All Ages

Laura Jack | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Jack

Even now, days later, I find myself considering Riley and her emotions. I think about the end of the movie when she finally opened up to her parents about how she felt. Instead of her parents simply telling her to be happy -- what most of us are told -- they said they feel the same way.

The Lost Art of Daydreaming

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I believe several factors impede the positive nature of daydreaming. Instant gratification impairs the magic of desire.

Liam Hodges: Rugged beginnings into Luxury Menswear (VIDEO) | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts

Designs rooted in reality and heightened by the imagination. Liam Hodges' innovations have already been worn by international music artists such as...

Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Event and The Power of Imagination

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

What better gift could we give to poor children who live in challenging settings all over the be in the moment perfectly free and without anxiety...laughing and creating from within their minds and souls, and being purely original and unique.

The Importance of Imaginative Play

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

The most important thing about creative play is that it should be free play; let your child take the lead. He will let you know if he needs private time, or if he wants you to be a participant in his scenario - but, you should be around.

Imagine Opening Hearts With Dr. Charlotte, And So It Is!

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Dr. Charlotte Reznick seeks to open the hearts of children by healing the wounded with loving kindness.

Inside Wine: Beauty In The Bottle

Sondra Barrett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Taste
Sondra Barrett

Wine entered the picture unexpectedly when I was invited to apply to be artist-in-residence for a large Napa Valley winery. For my interview I photographed my first wine; the winemaker told me that the photo looked like his wine tasted.

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 3)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D Jay Kumar, Ph.D. Your brain craves more downtime! We all know the benefits of what a relaxing summer vacation can do to rechar...

An Appeal to the Political Wisdom of Warren Beatty

John Bredin | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
John Bredin

Few Hollywood actors, if any, have made a bigger impact on progressive politics--both cinematically and in real life--than Warren Beatty.


Marcia Liss | Posted 07.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Prophetic Rodents: Neuroscientists Find Hints That Rats Dream of the Future

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

New findings from brain researchers at University College London in the U.K. suggest that sleeping rats have the capacity to imagine a place they have never been in waking. This intriguing study does more than support the idea that many animals do indeed dream.

15 Whimsical Photos That Bring Kids' Imaginations To Life

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents

A child's imagination is a powerful, wondrous thing. Photographer and mom of four Rhiannon Logsdon's magical photo series breathes life into children'...

My Boarder Got a Court Order to Sentence Me as a Hoarder!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

I have a female roommate in a spare room in my home (who is also a blogger) and she posted this image of pink razors (that was taken inside my personal bathroom) with her snarky caption!

5 Ways to Break the Barrier of Fear

Joan Moran | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

With a practice of conscious responsibility, you can overcome your fears by facing them with honesty and resilience every time they come your way. It's time to break the barriers of fear, let go of excuses, take off your suit of armor and live a fearless, balanced, and healthy life.

25 Parallel Worlds Created by Photoshop Master Michal Karcz

DL Cade | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Born in Warsaw, Poland, artist Michal Karcz began his visual journey with a paintbrush and canvas. As a painter, he says he developed "a vision that...

Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Susan Pearse | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Susan Pearse

"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to say yes. I was tired, had a deadline looming and an hour's peace would have been great. But instead, I packed up a few things and we all headed outside.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Edinburgh's Imaginate Festival Leaves Kids to Their Imagination

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Helen I. Hwang

Widening a child's perspective on the world is part of healthy child-rearing and one way to do that is introducing music and performing arts, which is essential for development and stimulation.

Jack London Mystery Goes On and On

Jonah Raskin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Jonah Raskin

Writers, those lovers of ambiguity and paradox, live nuanced lives. Their biographies ought to be nuanced, too, and should reflect the complexities of their art and their personalities.

The Role of Imagination in Dream-Building

Mary Morrissey | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

There are definite, concrete steps we must take to achieve goals. This is an absolute truth and fits in with the Laws of the Universe. For example, th...

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

Grandma's Tales: On Vietnam, Memories and Transformation

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.19.2015 | Books
Andrew Lam

It was hard to explain then what had happened, what we had always expected as the tragic ending of things, human frailty the point of mourning and grief. And wasn't epic loss what made us tell our stories?