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Practicing Gratitude

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Two weeks ago we celebrated Thanksgiving in the United States. Leading up to Thanksgiving I saw a lot of social chatter about what people were thankfu...

Mindfulness + Gratitude

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Brett Stringer

I must admit that I'm not always 100-percent mindful, and at times I do multitask, but this year I have consciously and sincerely tried to be mindful in all situations. It's amazing the things you notice and feel when you are truly present and not just going through the motions.

Preparation for Safe Passage: Following the Pharos

j.frede | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts

The first time I saw the ocean I couldn't speak a word. It was in San Francisco and a storm had just let up. The waves were double headers, but to me they seemed thirty feet high. All I could think was how little we matter, followed by these have NEVER stopped moving, not for a second.

Why I Weighed 320 Pounds: Overcoming Emotional Anxiety

Akela Stanfield | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

Emotions will not always feel good, but I will survive. I also learned that though relationships do not rely on food; they consist of emotional sustenance.

Anaïs Nin: The World's First Blogger?

Kim Krizan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Kim Krizan

Was Anaïs Nin, a mid-20th century diarist, the world's first blogger? If so, it's taken the invention of the Internet to truly understand her work.

Silence and the Soul

Valerie Harms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Harms

Today I was at a meeting where everyone checked their phones and emailed throughout. Grrr. I had lunch with a friend who talked to someone else on the...

The Real Reason You're Stuck In A Rut

Elizabeth McKenzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth McKenzie

Once you begin to completely accept yourself -- in all your guts and glory -- you'll be able to come back to yourself and reclaim your truth. To do this, you need to silence the chatter. The only way you're going to learn what your own voice sounds like is to detach from every other voice out there.

Stacia Pierce: Balancing Your Hectic Life

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Stacia Pierce

Remove the picture you have in your mind of what balance is supposed to look like. Focus instead on productivity and the rest will fall into place.

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking (And Rediscover Happiness)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

Over-thinking is all about dredging up the past and/or borrowing trouble from the future. The best cure for over-thinking is to simply be present. Be here right now.

The Best Book You'll Ever Read: Your Own Dream Journal

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Allow your dream journal to be a bridge to connect your nocturnal dreams with your real life... and ultimately with the life of your dreams.

Author Natalie Goldberg on the Zen of Living, Writing and Eating

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

"Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind. We live in discursive thinking, and what we want to do is drop below to first thoughts, which is wild mind and true energy."

Michael Calderone

How A Self-Taught Journalist Became Media's Source On Drones | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.15.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- If you turned to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press or USA Today this month for coverage of the United States' dron...

How to Stick to Your Resolutions by Hacking Your Brain

Ben Thomas | Posted 03.27.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Whether you keep a "Win Journal" or just a photo album, your story will serve as a constant reminder of what you're capable of and inspire you to shoot even higher in the future. The more you reshape your expectations of yourself, the more you'll find yourself sticking to your goals.

Want More And Better Sleep? Try This

Posted 01.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for This time of year we're bombarded with weight loss and gym commercials, with everyone telling u...

Water, Water: Cornfield Creek Diary

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

I have a different relationship with water since moving to Cornfield Creek, off Maryland's Magothy River. I moved here after three decades of city living, which involved -- among other things -- not thinking about water very much.

10 Ways To Discover Your Unique Gift

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Everyone has something unique to offer. Give yourself the opportunity to find it. A fulfilling life will emerge from a conscientious approach to living and sharing what is in your talent DNA.

The Magic In Writing

Ginnie Love | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

There's a magic in writing. It's cleansing, enriching, renewing and grounding. It allows us to process the emotions and events of our life.

Dreams: Weathervane of the Soul

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Gaudreau

There is no "one size fits all" answer to what a dream means despite the pat answers offered by supermarket tabloids. While dreams may be harbingers of the future or echoes of the past, I've learned the triggering event is always something in the present.

The Secret Diary Of A Foodie: Part Two

Anna Brones | Posted 08.01.2012 | Home
Anna Brones

Whatever happened to the foodie that was in search of love and a good greens blog? We snagged her journal for a follow-up.

Male Underwear Models: Just People

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Michael Kleinmann

2012-05-17-underwearpull.jpg According to a new study, men and women in sexy underwear ads are processed astonishingly differently by the human brain.

It's Time for a New Year Life Review

Donna Henes | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Donna Henes

A birthday becomes a timeline, a lifeline, a party line, a deadline. An assessment of our annual bottom line. Our birthday consciousness calls for an accounting of our days on Earth and the lessons that we have or have not learned.

Armageddon: An Inside Look At The U.S. Financial Crisis [EXCERPT]

Monika Mitchell and Peter Ressler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

The following excerpt is from the newly released book: "Conversations with Wall Street: The Inside Story of the Financial Armageddon and How to Preven...

DIY Gifts For Your 'Hunger Games'-Obsessed Friends

Sara Gartman | Posted 12.16.2011 | Home

Books always make great holiday gifts -- except for those friends and family members whose shelves are already overflowing with titles on their 'to re...

A Journal Is a Journal Is a Journal

Summer Pierre | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Summer Pierre

I have kept an ongoing journal for almost 20 years. That's just the ongoing version. If you count the earlier sporadic versions of journals, it's been almost 30.

Missing Utah Mom's Diary Ignites Family Fight

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 10.22.2011 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY — The father of a Utah mother who has been missing for two years said Monday he will fight the release of pages from her diary. B...