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Confessions of a Recovering Fat Kid

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.15.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Two days before my wedding, I was laying in the bathtub, crying because I felt bad about my body. "I am bad, I am wrong, I don't deserve the love of a great man, I don't deserve a spectacular wedding day," was the thought reel playing on loop in my head. Talking to my fiancé that night, something finally clicked.

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

4 Reasons Why I Designed Women's Pants for Thick, Medium or Thin Thighs Happily and Creatively

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.04.2015 | Style
Sky Mandala Marcano

We are all different in a unique amazing way, why not have all our pants feel awesome. Our thighs are like fingerprints: No two are the same. My biggest mission in life is to create designs, so we can feel free!

My Breakup Letter to My Health Club: I Don't Need You Anymore -- I've Met Yoga

Michelle Martin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Martin

Yes, after a 10-year codependent relationship where I over-invested and over-gave, while receiving very little in return, I am finally dumping you. And here is why.

Celebrating the Little Moments

Helen J. Russell | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen J. Russell

When we allow ourselves to stop and feel grateful we are no longer peering out into a future that doesn't yet exist. Now we're really living, in the only place it is possible for us to live -- the here and now. That's what I loved most about that moment yesterday. I was nowhere else.

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

Life. Life. Now!

Jeff Pulver | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering f...

Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life (Part II)

Jeff Pulver | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

I am dedicated to making this happen and to getting my body back into top shape. With the start of Spring, I plan to go back to getting in my daily 10,000 steps. Looking forward to jogging again. And to not put off the things I want to do the most. Life matters.

Where Is Your Aliveness?

Annemiek van Helsdingen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Annemiek van Helsdingen

Dear you, This is a big question! A question that is so important, so beautiful, and so potent. Let me tell you about my dance with it. I've bee...

5 Steps to Sexy Dancing for Valentine's Day

Sarah Haykel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Haykel

How will you learn to dance sexy? And, what is sexy dancing to you anyways?

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Remember when you and your spouse/partner first met? Many of us can remember even the smallest of details because, for one reason, they are bathed in...

7 Signs You're Not Living the Life Your Soul Intended (and What to Do About It)

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

You've lost the zing and excitement that comes with living the life your soul intended in exchange for the mundane, responsible adulthood you were told to live. Here are seven sure-fire signs you aren't living the life your soul intended and what to do about it starting TODAY.

Let's Be Real 'Let It Go' Quotes

Chiara Cortese | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Chiara Cortese

The opposite of letting go is to hold on to and be attached to something. That means we love and desire it or are harping on the negative effects of what it has done to us. If you've reached the need to "let it go" stage, it means that your attachment has consumed you

4 Unhealthy Ways We Betray Ourselves Everyday

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

I've been unfaithful to myself in so many ways; oftentimes without even knowing it. When we're unloving and unkind to ourselves, and not living our true authentic lives, we're committing the ultimate act of betrayal and self-hatred. Here's how we betray ourselves?

9 Keys to Incredible Change in 2015

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

A new year delivers new hope for improvement. And as much as we dread the effort this entails, we must bear in mind that we're the only ones who can make ourselves better in any and every way. Strive for the right kinds of change in 2015 and broaden your horizon so that it becomes endless.

What's So Special About Meditation?

Julie Sacks | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

Meditation is a personal experience, and everyone's path is different. I encourage you to stick with it, even if you want to give up. Remember it's a practice. If you don't get it on the first, second or even third try, it's OK, don't get too frustrated.

The Year-End Ritual: A Calling for All Your Desires

Dana O'Dell | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

Am I the only one sitting here with my jaw on the floor realizing that there's less than one month left until the end of the year? My full reflection ...

Whole-View Perspective on Life and Love

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

To love through an imperfect sense of wholeness is not only beautiful; it is real. We live in a world where people have their guards up. But guards are not attractive. Truth is attractive; acceptance is attractive. There is more to the underlying truth of real love than meets the eye.

It's Okay to Be Angry

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

I'd talk myself out of my own feelings because they seemed so out of place to where everyone else was. So I'd simply go along with it and only express my frustrations vaguely to a few select people in fear that my irritation was somehow "wrong."

Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life

Jeff Pulver | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

Growing up I have been reminded to not let days slip by and not to put things off. My dad often reminded me that the cliché "Youth is wasted on the young" is something he didn't want me to regret too.

Closing the Gender Gap: An Inside Perspective

Nicole Schwab | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Nicole Schwab

This internalized gender hierarchy is so subtle and so pervasive that most of us don't even know how strongly we subscribe to it. And when we open our eyes to it, we prefer to deny it, rather than have the courage to consciously reclaim our whole selves.

The End of Fat Talk

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

When we challenge ourselves to not "fat talk," we give an incredible gift to our daughters, our family members and our friends. Casually engaging in fat talk with our friends actually reinforces painful body shame and the dieting mind, despite our best intentions.

Flow Like Water: How Water Supports Your Feminine Leadership

Fatma Zaidi | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Fatma Zaidi

Take the path of least resistance and flow like water. Your path of Feminine Leadership is like a river. Sometimes calm and serene, sometimes wild and turbulent but always flowing forward towards its destination.

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.