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Living Life to the Fullest

Eating From the Buffet of Life

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karen Ann Kennedy

I had a meeting today with the pastor of my new church. As we were discussing our life's work I asked him how he came to know that this was his callin...

What a Skirt Taught Me About Social Media and Life

Jennifer Lilley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lilley

Our interactions with family and friends are often social media-dependent. If grandma and mom aren't privy to a party or event, oh well. We'll tell them about it a week later. Our Instagram and Facebook friends see pictures of an event before family even knows there was one in the first place.

6 Important Lessons From Oliver Sacks' Poignant Op-Ed

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

How would you live your life if you knew you were on borrowed time? British neurologist Oliver Sacks, who penned best-selling books like Awakenings...

How I Started A Man Band With No Drama After 50

Ten Ton Man | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Ten Ton Man

When, at age 50, you finally realize life is too short, what then? I found myself in that moment of epiphany three years ago when my father passed away. Where had the time gone? One of my lifelong passions was creating music. But starting a band isn't an easy task.

Feeling Afraid? Try Acknowledging It

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When I try to push fear away or drown it by eating too much, drinking or avoiding, it comes back even stronger. Instead, when I recognize the fear and face it, just like I did on that dark cliff in Hong Kong, then I can disable it.

Surprisingly Simple Ways To Discover What You're Truly Passionate About

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Only you truly know what you're passionate about. This may be a scary thought, but you hold the power of turning your dreams into a reality. It's a scary thought because there's no more relying on mommy and daddy to tell you what's right. This is all you. You hold the power to control your destiny.

Do We Really Know What Joy Is?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Make the time to do whatever it is that you love doing and are passionate about. Take responsibility for your own joy by creating it! Don't settle for a 'good enough' life. Live life to the fullest. Make it count.

I Swish

Michael Rohrer | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I swish. I'm tired of apologizing for it or being scared of it. I'm ready to be comfortable in my own skin. I'm not completely there, but I'm ready to be. Isn't that the first step? Acknowledging?

The Legacy We Leave

Terry Newell | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Terry Newell

If it could be said of Arthur Miller's failed salesman, Willy Loman, that there was more to him in the front stoop he built than in any sale he ever made, it could be said of my Dad that there was more to him in his character than in any of the discrete events of his life.

What Hawaii Can Teach Us About Seizing The Day

Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living

There's a saying in the Aloha state: "Lucky we live Hawaii." You see it on shirts, hats, bumper stickers, surfboards and -- perhaps most prolifically ...

Understanding How the World Lives One Answer at a Time

Juan Vasquez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Juan Vasquez

From that single exchange I learned how useless it is to judge others based on: appearance, personality, experiences, residence and more. Every single person has something to teach others, and more importantly, every single person sees life through a different lens.

10 Tips to Being Deliciously Happy

Tracy Crossley | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Life is meant to be experienced joyfully. The past will fill your future with dustballs of discontent if you let it, so gain clarity, clean up and get moving!

Why Caroline Myss Doesn't Meditate

Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Maranda Pleasant Maranda Pleasant: What are the things that make you feel most al...

Rachel Moroney: Change Can Be a Scary Thing

Rachel Moroney | Posted 10.21.2013 | Women
Rachel Moroney

I'm in the throes of one of life's experiences. It's a painful lesson, but I believe it will be valuable because I feel I have lost a huge measure of the fear that has previously stalked my life. I'm without those measurable, quantifiable markers of a successful life, but I'm still all good.

Seven Years to Live?

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Once we experience the fragility of our lives, we realize how precious that life is. Knowing I might not see another summer, I can't tell you how much I am enjoying watching the colors on the trees and the squirrels and chipmunks playing on the ground.

Third Metric: Living Your Three-Dimensional Self

Sophie Wade | Posted 09.21.2013 | Women
Sophie Wade

The more actively you make decisions or feel in control, the more you are actually engaging in your life and able to enjoy moments for yourself.

Living With a Sense of Urgency

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Stephenie Zamora

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIf more people took the time to think about the fact that one day we all die, they'd be living completely different lives.

Changing The Conversation: Why 'Aging Gracefully' Doesn't Suit Me

D. A. Wolf | Posted 05.28.2013 | Fifty
D. A. Wolf

I prefer living gracefully. I prefer admitting openly that I struggle with the emergence of an older woman in the mirror, even as I simultaneously see my youth in reflection, along with dreams dashed and dreams yet to embrace.

You Don't Have to Face Death to Make a Choice

Terri Cole | Posted 02.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Terri Cole

Ruminating about the past or fearfully projecting into the future both rob you of your ability to be mindfully present in this moment. The amazing gift in Ric's TED Talk is that you do not have to face a near-death experience to gain the benefit of his.