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Life Balance

Take 15: How Just 15 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Life

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

The No. 1 excuse people give for not making time for their health and well-being is "I DON'T HAVE TIME." While some people have less free time than ...

I'm More Than My Marital Status

Casey Dembowski | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Casey Dembowski

For the 20 months of our engagement, wedding planning took over my brain. Even during the months where we weren't booking vendors or planning anything in particular--we had 20 months after all--it was still there, just sitting in the back of my mind. I pinned about it; I researched; I budgeted. It was fun.

From Surviving to Living

Shelly Wood | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Shelly Wood

And just like that, my life is not my own. Not that it ever really was, but at least I could pretend I was in control for a while. Now that it's over, I'm back to being at the mercy of some strong force I cannot see. What's over? Why summer, of course.

How to Create a Life in Balance

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Perkins

Take out a piece of paper. Do some "unconscious" writing (writing without thinking too much, no corrections, no worrying about spelling or grammar, absolutely no editing -- it's a stream of consciousness). Write about your current situation, where you are and how it's making you feel.

I'd Be a Better Blogger, But...

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

I know I can be a more successful blogger. I know I could make it happen. I know I should put more time into it, that it would be worth it and I would be a better blogger, life comes first.

Why We Gave Up 'Normal Life' To Pursue Something Different

Lori Osterberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

With 50 fast approaching, we knew we wanted to escape the safety and security we were taught was normal, and pursue life on our terms instead. We no longer want what most consider to be the safe route. We no longer want to live risk-free.

Transitions: The Last Ride

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

My motorcycling days are now in the rearview mirror. And while I regret that I will no longer pick bugs from my teeth, I also realize that I had a wonderful time while it lasted -- and I lived through two accidents. That's significant. And it's part of who I am.

Think Twice: Will Doubling Your Paycheck Really Make You Happier?

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Becky Lynn Smith

What if having more money could actually be a hindrance for people? Is it possible that making enough money could be a hurdle that keeps people from exploring what would really make them happy and successful in this life?

When-Then: The Lie that Keeps You Stuck

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Don't put your life on hold while you wait for the elusive when-then. What are you waiting for? Your life is this present moment and the time is now!

Just Whose Life Is It? The Case of Silicon Valley

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Becky Lynn Smith

Go to school. Get a job. Get ahead. These are the echoes of a society that thrives on a narrow definition of success. We are encouraged to do, but rar...

The Love of a Dog Helps Us Find Balance in Life

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green
Cesar Millan

You need more than intelligence to create a connection with Mother Nature. Many of us have lost that connection and it is reflected in our animals. Dogs are our mirror and when they're not following us it's because we're not balanced.

What I Learned When I Moved to America

Essraa nawar | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Essraa nawar

Real challenges include lifestyle adjustment, culture differences, and a whole different level of acceptance when someone with a different background moves to America. You are not just learning and adjusting to one culture, but to hundreds of cultures to become a real global citizen.

A Beautiful Reminder

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

A few weekends ago I experienced one of the most beautiful three days I can remember. The temperature was perfect and the color of the changing leaves...

Stop Working Yourself Harder: 3 Steps to Working Yourself Better

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Even if you could make it through your to-do list in a given day, this is not a competition. There is no prize for completing your to-do list. And, even if you successfully crossed off every numbered item on your list in a given day, you will be met with another list the very next morning. The thing is, not everything on your to-do list should be done.

3 Paradigm Shifts to a Better Life

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Sure, we'll never have enough time for everything we need to do, so stop thinking that way. Start making your list of things you want to do, and somehow the day will feel just about right.

Rest Your Way to Success: The Value of Productive Relaxation

Laura Stack | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Laura Stack

As it turns out, we humans are like quarter horses: we're made for short, intense sprints followed by substantial rest periods. Your brain and body want to you take a break--and they especially want you to sleep regularly.

21 Daily Habits to Create Joy and Flow in Your Day (and Increase Productivity!)

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 09.16.2014 | Small Business
Tiffany Crawford

Good daily habits create a flow and consistency that grounds you throughout the day.

How to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

But how often in the middle of life's challenging moments, do we stop for half a second and see the beauty in our own lives? The big picture kindness. I am convinced that there are many actions we do every day that go unnoticed, by others and by ourselves, almost like a wave we don't stand up on.

Overwhelmed? 7 Strategies for Restoring Balance

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

I don't know about you, but I am convinced the world is spinning faster. I almost never seem to have nothing to do. Or to have caught up on the seem...

How A Big 'But' Is Getting In The Way Of Your Life

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

I'm not talking about an approach where you sugar coat your life experiences so that everything is "really amazing" and every day is "super fantastic." That's a bit nauseating. I'm talking about simply seeing the truthful beauty in life for what it is and trying to show a bit less but.

6 Ways Social Media Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Dianna Booher

In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad.

Finding Balance in a Contemplative Life: Lessons Learned From Being Underwater

Julie DuBose | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie DuBose

During the past two weeks I had the great pleasure of returning to Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. with Michael Wood to teach Opening the Goo...

Work-Life Balance: Three Power Tips

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Here are three quick action steps to help you create more work life balance this week -- field tested and doctor approved. Work-life balance is key ...

I Heal

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I heal. In these words, I invite you to find a practical strategy for living and a gateway to wholeness. To say, "I heal," is, of course, a descript...

Inner Balance

Tom Morris | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Throughout your life, everything outer arises from something inner. Then, there comes to be a dynamic interplay between the outer and the inner, each informing and shaping the other. But the inner always, and in some form, comes first. And, from this truth, something surprising follows.