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New Year's Slogans

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Marina Sbrochi

Like most people, I used to make resolutions and burn out before the end of January. So, I took the pressure off and felt like a slogan would allow me to still feel accomplished because I have the whole year to live out some cool slogan. I could certainly do that!

A Writer's Guide to Surviving Trauma

Diriye Osman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Diriye Osman

Whenever readers ask me how I started writing, I find myself stumped, because I know people want their anecdotes edited and perfectly formed. The real...

Last Year, I Fell In Love (But Not Like That)

Julia Schemmer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

This isn't the kind of love story where the guy gets the girl, swaying her with a Mumford and Sons song and the dazzling blue eyes that could leave anyone speechless. In fact, it doesn't even deal with romance.

My Mind's an A**hole and So Is Yours

Scott Stabile | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Here's a glimpse into how my mind works sometimes... (If you don't like profanity, please stop reading now.) _____ If someone cuts me off on the roa...

5 Things My Grandmother Taught Me About Life

Jinna Yang | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

One of the biggest influences in my life has always been my grandmother. She left South Korea with my grandfather to come to America for a better life. She was one of five daughters, and one of the middle children. She was also the woman who raised me when my mother left when I was 7.

Manifesting Your Way to Success With UGG'S Founder Brian Smith

Aimee Hedman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Aimee Hedman

What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.

Yoga Is Official! United Nations Adopts International Yoga Day

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Sister Jenna

I wonder and remain optimistic that International Yoga Day is not only shifting the body, but it becomes an official day where everyone can choose to shift their minds towards a more empowered state.

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible." -- Doris Lessing If you wait for everything in your life to line up i...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." -- Ella Fitzgerald ...

Lessons From My Gratitude Jar

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Weaver

You may have seen a photo on Facebook or Pinterest of a cute little mason jar half-filled with slips of paper with a caption: "Fill a gratitude jar ...

9 Keys to Incredible Change in 2015

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

A new year delivers new hope for improvement. And as much as we dread the effort this entails, we must bear in mind that we're the only ones who can make ourselves better in any and every way. Strive for the right kinds of change in 2015 and broaden your horizon so that it becomes endless.

Drop the New Year's Resolutions and Create Real Lasting Change

Denise Simone | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Denise Simone

Each year we kick off the new year with the best of intentions. We set our goals and make our lists. Sometimes we see results, and sometimes we don'...

Are You Promoting or Demoting Yourself?

Christine Hassler | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

We each have our unique gifts and talents that we bring to each relationship -- see and acknowledge those in yourself and in others. Communicate with integrity and truth. Engage with love and compassion. The world is our mirror. We are all one.

10 Ways to Give Your 'Resolutions' a Fighting Chance for Success

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 01.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Gratitude is an amazing tool that can turn any situation around. Be grateful for all that you experience (the ups and the downs) and every one you meet along your path. Make gratitude part of your daily practice and watch as all of your intentions (and even things you hadn't quite thought about) come true quickly making way for more expansion and growth.

5 Songs to Help You Start Your New Year Right

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment
Ingrid Vasquez

We all aspire to do great things this new year but sometimes we need that extra inspiration. Whether you're starting new, going through a tough time, or are somewhere in between, here are five songs to get you in the right mood for this new year.

New Year's Resolutions? Not for Me, Thanks

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.01.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

I haven't made a New Year's Resolution in many years, because they've always struck me as somewhat desperate. A bit like lines drawn in the sand: bold and dramatic and exciting. That is, until the tide comes in and washes them away.

Designing Your Way Out of a Breakup

Annabel Acton | Posted 12.31.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

I sat down with the unstoppable Leura Spielman - a designer and brains behind the amazing operation Laurelandwolfe.com to get some inspiration on how to freshen up your space after a breakup, and why it's so important.

The New Year: Ready to Move On

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.31.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Each January 1st, as I take our tree down, I'm reminded to let go of the past to make room for the new. When I pack up a box of vintage ornaments, there is one thing I'm always conscious about not putting on the shelf.

A (Really Hard) Parenting Lesson for the New Year: When to Keep Our Mouths Shut

Darah Zeledon | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

As parents, it's damn hard to sit back and let our kids suffer disappointment, heartache, pain, fear, and rejection. It's a tough swallow to allow other people to treat our kids in ways inconsistent with our own worldview, albeit ultimately for their own good. Nevertheless, to truly prepare our kids for the real world, we must know when it's time to step out of the way.

Finding the Gift in My Negative Thinking

Denise Simone | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise Simone

When we give ourselves permission to open up to the idea that there is no right or wrong, we begin to see that purpose and meaning can be found all ar...

Why 2014 Was A Whack-A-Mole Year

Donna Highfill | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Growth wasn't optional for me last year. Instead, it grabbed me by the lapels and tossed me around.

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." -- Helen Keller We've all suffered, some a great deal more than others. Sufferin...

My Two-Legged Dog's Journey From Egypt to New York to Kansas to a College Town in Pennsylvania

Domenick Scudera | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.

30 Lessons I (Finally) Learned in 2014

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

I am creative. To my core. And so are you. You can fearlessly be yourself. Those who love you will love you. Ignore the rest. he world needs us to live what we love. Be the light. And shine it.

The 5 Life Changing Truths You Need to Know for 2015

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

As we head into 2015, you can read list after list of resolutions you should make, advice you should take, and lessons you should carry with you into 2015. But at the end of the day, I've come to see that there are five standouts from this year -- fundamental truths that will change your world if you let them. They've changed mine.