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Stunning Photos Capture LGBTQ Life 'On Christopher Street'

Mark A. Thompson | Posted 10.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark A. Thompson

Using one camera and one light source, Seliger sought to capture the participants in the nation's ongoing fight for LGBTQ civil rights.

You're Too Sensitive

Ellie Newman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

The communication skill here is to focus on the reaction you are receiving rather than the response you think you should be getting, and then assess your own behavior.

Changing Our Relationship With Fear

Homaira Kabir | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Homaira Kabir

How then do we tame our fears and move beyond the conviction of impending disaster? The answer, handed down the ages from contemplative traditions, and now tested and researched by science, is the following: We need to face our fears.

How to Become a Great Listener

Merri Macartney | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Merri Macartney

Most people aren't great listeners. While someone is talking to them, they are more than likely thinking about what it is they are going to say when it is their turn. Sometimes, there is a game involved like: My Story is Better Than Your Story.

Highly Optimistic People Do These 10 Things

Daniella Whyte | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniella Whyte

The world would be so grateful if it had more optimistic people in it. So, let's start developing some habits that will move us in that direction.

Everyone Has a Story

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I'm sitting in the airport terminal with my husband and three kids, all of whom are anxiously awaiting our Disney vacation. We've only had this adventure scheduled for eight months and have been counting down with my phone app. Don't think we weren't happy when we hit single digits.

4 Communication Skills That Will Increase Your Influence

Matt Fore | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Matt Fore

Consider a change in your communication habits. Words are powerful. They create romance, build business and topple kingdoms. Use them to your advantage. Here are four ways you can create greater influence in your life by using the right words.

You Don't Need Your Dad's Connections

Garrett Mintz | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Garrett Mintz

After you know the right people, who those people are, and have taken the time to listen to them, you can then easily transition to being understood. The key to being understood is to clearly and concisely convey what you are interested in doing.

Are You Listening to Your Intuition? 4 Steps to Hear Its Message

Tova Payne | Posted 02.08.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Tova Payne

Intuition is not a rare quality confined for the clairvoyant few. Intuition is something we all have access to. Like any muscle, the more you pay atte...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Emily Reich | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
Emily Reich

We check our phones many, many times per day, whether it be to look at the time or a text message. Keep your attention fully on the person you're talking to by resisting the urge to check your phone.

Fear and Ignorance Are the Locks

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

It is not possible for anyone other than me to know my gender. But I cannot hate the people whose actions and beliefs are at the very root of why a transgender teenager would find it necessary to end their own life.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

Are You a Great Listener?

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

To succeed in today's business world, leaders must be proactive, skilled listeners. Leaders who make themselves accessible for conversation and listen regularly are well informed of the goings on in their workplaces.

Enormously Talented 11-Year-Old Will Stop You In Your Tracks With Her Powerful Voice

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents

It's truly hard not to "listen" to 11-year-old Sophia Grace. You may remember the British singer from when she won hearts on "Ellen" with her perfo...

When Friends Avoid Tough Topics: Share a Story, Hear a Story

Diane Gage Lofgren | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Diane Gage Lofgren

Many get riveted to train-wreck TV and dramatic news from afar, but when it hits closer to home, they head for the hills. Why do tough topics seem to be the third rail of some friendships?

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

Develop an Acute Ability to Listen

Ted Rubin | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

What if your point of difference was an acute ability to listen? What would that look like?

Listen Well - It's an Active Exercise!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In her book My Life in Leadership, Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts, CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and one of t...

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

J is for Judgment

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Judgment is "the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions." My first startup taught me a lot of lessons in the world of s...

8 Unique Reasons You'll Be Happy You Had Children

Tara Campbell | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

Sometimes I think my experience is unique and other times I realize it's not. There are many moments that make you scratch your head, like when interesting artifacts show up on your mantel, unexplained pictures show up on your camera, or a homemade pie shows up when you haven't even made it to the kitchen yet.

Does Your Relationship Have IDD? -- Part 2

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

IDD (Intimacy Deficiency Disorder) is an insidious relationship-threatening condition that if unaddressed can undermine and severely damage even the m...

The Street Where He Lived

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Now here is where the story gets a bit woo-woo, though that doesn't frighten me in the least because the spirit who lived on this particular street (o...

How Giving Your Undivided Attention Reduces Stress

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Giving much-needed, nonjudgmental advice can be transforming -- but one of the simplest and most powerful things you can do for another person is simply to listen.