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Stopping to Smell the Coffee?

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Eleni Makedonas

We miss so much of our lives everyday simply because we are not present. We carry on like robots without noticing how each event makes us feel or helps us grow. For the last week I have taken a bath with a book and glass of wine every night after my kids go to bed. It has allowed me to slow down and reflect on the day, which is something I never did before.

Three Simple Steps to Get You Out of Your Head and Into the Moment

Kevin Seldon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Seldon

Clear your mind and make a choice to do whatever comes next. Step out of autopilot and take back the controls. I have no idea where you will end up, but I can assure you that you'll be present when you get there.

The Undeniable Blessings of This Moment -- and How to Spend More Time Here

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Although the blessing of this moment is right here, too often we're not. We have more important things to do, lost in our thoughts, feelings, perce...

Live, Laugh, Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a gorgeous spring day 17 years ago, ...

One Mental Trick That Can Make You Happier Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Happify, a digital platform aimed at helping users lead full and happy lives, merges its founders' expertise in gaming technology and the science-back...

How Worrying Less Will Make You More Successful

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Few things in life are more disheartening than failing to reach our goals. But what if the problem lies in the way we set goals in the first place? Fo...

Making Every Day Count

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 11.22.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Someone should have reminded us very early in life, that life was not going to last forever. Perhaps then, most of us would have learned to live and appreciate life with a lot more zest.

7 Ways To Actually Relax On Your Next Vacation

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's vacation season and the time of year to step away from work to recharge and refresh. Sadly, many people don't take all the vacation days they earn. Others who take vacation end up working during their time off which defeats the purpose entirely.

This Woman Was Told She Would Soon Go Blind. So She Joined Circus School

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

If doctors told you that you would soon lose your vision entirely and there was no treatment or cure available, what would you do? Would you fall into...

The Upside of 'Island Time' (And Six Other Wellness Lessons From My Tropical Travels)

Alena Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

As impossible as it may feel to slow down and live by "island time" back home in my hectic, New York City life, sometimes it's a lesson I took from my roots that carries immeasurable value when it comes to leading a balanced, fulfilling life.

18 Things You Miss By Constantly Staring At Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

If any doubt remains in your mind that we are, in fact, a society addicted our smartphones, stop what you’re doing and simply take a look around. Th...

6 Steps To Love Your Life As It Is Now

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

A few years ago, I hit the wall. After 34 years of what looked like a picture-perfect "Ozzie and Harriet" marriage, I ran into a stormy, turbulent and unexpected divorce. Game over. How in the world do I navigate now? I stuck Post-it notes all over the house with the words of my brilliant, wise gurus. I listened non-stop to CDs about happiness. Nothing was working.

How My Son Taught Me to Walk

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.

2 Mind-Blowingly Simple Exercises To Help You Stay Present

OWN | Posted 03.25.2014 | OWN

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle believes in the practice of staying present. The author of A New Earth and The Power of Now acknowledges the challenge...

Remembering to Forget

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

How much better off would I be if I had focused on moments while I was raising my kids, moments that seemed inconsequential at the time?

Sept. 11 Reminds Us That Our Life Is Right Now

Penny Love | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

If there is a thimbleful of good that came out of the truckload of devastation from Sept. 11, not that it would be worth it in any way, we all did snap out of our zombie mode and realized, even if only briefly, that our life is right now. And that's what I want to say today.

You Can't Predict the Future, Which Should Make You Very Happy

Valerie Alexander | Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

The future is uncertain, so be happy now, regardless of your bad day, week or year. Next time you can't find a parking spot, or miss a plane, or have your plans hindered, before you get mad, remember that this could be the best thing that ever happens to you

The 3 Essential Tools for Building a Life You Love (Part 3)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When you're feeling stressed about a possible situation in the future I want you to stop, take a deep breath and ask yourself, "Am I okay, right now?"

5 Ways To Slow Down And Just 'Be'

Omega Institute | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In today's culture we're defined by what we do and how productive we are. Stripped of this we can feel lost and purposeless. We've become human doings instead of human beings. Regaining our joy and purpose in life requires a new relationship with time.

Today's Thoughts Are Tomorrow's History

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Normally we are looking through the lens of our prejudices and needs, through past regrets or future hopes, but without these we find each moment is infused with uniqueness, that everything is constantly fresh, new and unknown.

Why Things Are Never Good Enough for You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life is really just a whole bunch of "right now" moments strung together. If this moment is not what we want, and we constantly find ourselves waiting for a better future -- minutes or years from now -- then we're really just accepting our own unhappiness all the time.

The One Realization That Changed My Outlook On Life

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

No two people deal with stres the same -- and as I'm seeing now -- and many people don't deal at all. And you know what? It's all good. I believe we all get where we need to go eventually.

Confucius Say, 'YOLO!'

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

The goal is the fulfillment of a life of learning such that one comes to accord with the Way of Heaven, not in some eschatological point beyond life, but within one's life itself. And what of the afterlife? Simply of no concern and thus no articulation.

Your Past Need Not Become Your Future

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Today is a very special day. It has never happened before and it will never happen again. And we have no idea what will come next. What a great day just to be here. To show up now. The perfect day to let the past rest where it is and let the future take care of itself.

How Your Desire for Control May Be Preventing You From Living in the Present

Minh Chau | Posted 04.13.2013 | College
Minh Chau

The only moment that is guaranteed to us is now. This very second. Then why do we always find ourselves contemplating about a past that we cannot change or worrying about a future that may not happen?