What's the worst that can happen if you're not perfect? Nothing! You'll survive and you'll be healthier, too. Try being a little imperfect, it's so good for you.
Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a stick, or safely ignored? Naturally, we like -- we enjoy -- what's pleasant, dislike what's unpleasant, and wish what's neutral would get pleasant pronto.
I'm sitting in a nice resort in Chesapeake bay. Before me, the sun is setting and the sky is glorious. If there were no Muzak and the fountains were t...
While it's often easier to throw something out rather than repair it, we lose our depth of relationship to the things we touch. We lose the human history of objects and tools and the presence they accumulate for moving through many lives.
More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.
After recording several videos the other day and thinking I was done for the day, I watched a brief video by the brilliant Brené Brown, and was moved...
Ultimately, know that as cliché as it sounds -- this too shall pass. With intention and an empowered attitude, you can experience a life that truly thrives.
Peace comes from both the environment that we take in and what we manifest through our thoughts and actions. The more you become aware of both, the more capable you can be at directing yourself into peace and balance.
Want to make new friends, exercise your brain and memory and reduce stress? All these health and well-being benefits come from something simple, practical and ageless: singing with others.
Call it the wisdom of chickens. While visiting a Rwandan chicken farm this summer -- and more on that in a moment -- I learned a transformational lesson about scarcity and abundance.
Caregiving is never an easy undertaking, but if you thoughtfully and heartfully manage the stress that can come with it -- or in making decisions around it -- you can actually enjoy the honor that it is to help that special someone who needs you now more than ever.
Do make time. Otherwise, instead of honoring the hours of your life when you get to savor what matters most, you'll lose hours and days worried and stressed.
Since the beginning of time, we as human beings have always called out for a higher power or larger force to rescue us when we're in pain or trouble. During my cancer journey, I was forced into this conversation more than once.
I like to find spots of light and feeling around a location, and have made some mental notes already. We move around the theater, and in each spot, she intuits the essence and poses in perfect accord to evoke the feeling of the moment and space.
We have little control over outer conditions, but we can definitely influence how we choose to respond. How are you feeling right now? Is it pleasant, or unpleasant? And how do you react?
By Andrea Gargotta As a busy mom of two elementary-school children and a professional chef and party planner, I am always on the go. Between the kids...
In some ways, the movies are right. Your relationships with people who matter to you make the best plot lines. Make sure they're part of your life story.
We often talk about the great things we'd like to have... maybe even the things we'd like others to do for us. But a lot of us also have a lot of pro...
When your self-worth is wrapped in things that are outside of your control, you're setting yourself up for an emotional roller coaster. In other words, you're up when the job is up and down when the job is down.
I don't "feel" angry -- I am angry. It is 2:00 p.m. and I have been on the phone since 8:00 a.m. There are dozens of emails in my Inbox. I have not had either breakfast nor lunch. Everybody expects something from me... and now I'm double-booked!