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This Is 30: The Truth Behind Being Solo at 30

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

When I was in third grade, our class had a writing assignment called "When I am 30." It was an assignment meant to allow our carefree 9-year-old minds to be as imaginative as possible, creating one ideal scene after another of what our lives would be like in 20 years.

How To Live With Purpose

Daniel Wong | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Wong

Discovering what it takes to lead a life that counts is something that has always fascinated me. Judging from the people I've met who live with a sense of regret and hopelessness, it's obvious that we often make mistakes in the pursuit of a meaningful life. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Finding Your Passion in 5 Easy Steps

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

If you really want to figure out what it is you were born to do or be, don't go about it alone. I tell you this because this is/was key, key, key in my life experience.

4 Ways To Use Love To Improve Your Life

Susanna Bair | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

My attitude in life is this: Everything is perfect as it is, and everything can be improved. Love is the power that makes things grow, mature, and become harmonious and beautiful. Here are four steps to use love in ways that improve your life.

Why You're Not Getting The Credit You Deserve

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.

Don't Be Afraid To Be Fearless

Katherine Davey | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Katherine Davey

We all have goals and we all have fears about achieving them, but it's how we handle those fears that determine whether or not -- and how quickly -- we get there.

30 Dares in (Less Than) 30 Days for the Big 30

Tatiana Azman | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Tatiana Azman

I have known people who make "Before I Turn 30" to-do lists. From what I can gather, some people feel that they have not accomplished what they thought they would by the time they got to their 30s. Fair enough, but is a to-do list really necessary? I decided to find out.

How To Improve Your Focus And Concentration (Surprising Lessons From A Lion Tamer)

James Clear | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Anyone can learn how to focus -- but only if we decide what is important to us and what we want to commit to accomplishing. The only wrong choice is no choice.

‘Half-Truths' That Are Holding You Back

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Being polite often means not communicating how we really feel. We swallow the truth to keep our jobs, our friends and to maintain the peace in the family. It's likely better that way, but when it comes to figuring out next career and life moves, half-truths will keep you stuck.

Revealed: Why You're Not Where You Thought You'd Be by Now

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Because you're human, it's normal to formulate opinions based on information you've accumulated up until the present moment. It's natural and necessary in certain situations -- but not when it comes to your life and who you are.

Finding Enchantment In Everyday Life

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Maybe, along with wanting to show up fully in life and see the beauty around us, we also want to be knocked over and swept away from time to time -- to fall in love with life and feel enchanted by what it has to offer.

The One Question You Should Never Ask A New Friend

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Upon meeting someone new, part of me hopes I will never hear the dreaded four words (what-do-you-do) because then I wouldn't have to assess how I am going to respond -- with my pragmatic communications-consultant role, or with the idealistic wanting-to-save-the-world profile.

The In-Between Decade

Eudie Pak | Posted 04.28.2013 | Women
Eudie Pak

My 30s thus far feel like an awakening. I'm sloughing off the unessential in life, love and work, and discovering the joy of saying "no" rather than caving into a people-pleasing "yes." In short, I'm gaining an honest confidence.

3 Ways To Get Back Into Your Rhythm

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You always have a say in what happens in your life, but sometimes, it's better to move with the natural flow of things. Oftentimes, we create blocks that stop abundance, opportunity and growth from happening.

Whats Your 'Guiding Word'?

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Being led by my one word makes me feel hopeful and free and allows me to drop the weight of life. My one word is a compass that allows my spirit to manifest into anything I want it to.

Live From the Inside Out

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Sue Shanahan

"Live from the inside out." That's my motto for 2013. I have put the kibosh on following social convention and fulfilling other's expectations. Living in a box of someone else's making leaves little room for sharing your gifts with the world.

Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

The key is finding the joy in between the peaks -- paying attention to the moments, to the joy in the creating of your dreams, and to the pride you feel in yourself. Even if no one else ever acknowledges what you're doing, this is the true objective.

Valentines Day #37: Unlocking My Story of Being Single

Cara E. Jones | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
Cara E. Jones

"Breathe," I told myself, "Breathe. You're a yoga teacher for God's sake." Yet I couldn't seem to do the one thing I instruct my students to do 50 times a class.

Is Life Unfair?

Sadhguru | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

The world is neither fair nor unfair. Everybody is in pursuit of their happiness. It is your business to learn and pursue what is yours.

Who Cares What You Do: I Care About Who You Are

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

Are these the only questions I can come up with? Absolutely not, but it seems they are the only ones that are socially acceptable to ask within the first five minutes of meeting someone. This drives me crazy, because the interaction is both boring and mildly irritating.

A New Take On Finding Your 'Life's Purpose'

Toni Emerson | Posted 03.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Toni Emerson

What if our purpose is exactly who we are at this very moment and what we are doing right now? Ask yourself: Which part of me really wants to nail down this elusive life purpose? Is it my mind, my heart, my soul, or my ego?

Pruning Back Your Dreams

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Carl Sagan said, "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. And we must always be careful we don't "prune back our dreams" because we may wait for a better time or when we have more money or when we are older.

Success Is the Progeny of Failure

Derreck Kayongo | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Derreck Kayongo

Without failure, success is untested and tends to crumble in the face of extraordinary odds, trials and tribulations.

How To Live Without Regret In 2013

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Resolve today to live without regret. Don't wait for tomorrow, next week, or the new year. It is in our daily experiences that we discover who we are and what we can become. Own your own destiny and become who you were designed to be.

Use an Anti-Charity to Kick Start Your New Year's Resolutions

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

Most motivation behaviors are rewards for achievement, but what if there was a punishment for not achieving your goals? Enter the anti-charity. The less you believe in the cause, the harder you'll work to succeed at your goal!