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When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

Electing Our Leaders Today: The Torah of Our Choosing

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.04.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

You may set, yes, set over you some to hold office, Who are aware that the Breath of Life is One, Uniting all, breathing into life all God's Creation.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

What to Do About the Cranky, Miserable People Around You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

Cancer Claims Fair Elections Activist Tobi Dragert

Linda Milazzo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On April 27, the Los Angeles progressive community lost one of its truly valiant social justice warriors. Tobi Dragert, a passionate advocate for fair transparent elections, equality, ending war and much much more, succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

Letting Go and Moving On

Monica Miranda | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Monica Miranda

It is human nature to gravitate towards what you know is safe. Hence, we blindly go through the motions of our daily routines, oblivious to the fact that our world is constantly moving and changing all around us.

The Ultimate Power

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.

Bono, a Breakup and a Breakthrough: Where Was I? Guess

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

A man I dated briefly once told me that he got through breakups unscathed by reminding himself that "all relationships end until your last one." I thought about the endings I had experienced, the novella-style crying and wine-soaked nights. But this one was different.

How To Put Forgiveness Into Practice

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Forgiveness (of both self and others) is the most powerful spiritual tool we have, and it is accessible to all of us. Forgiveness is synonymous with freedom, one of the most important conditions for happiness.

It Shouldn't Be as Painful as It Is

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

If you're experiencing pain on any level, I want you to take a good look at the level of resistance that you may be creating. Where do you need to face your problems head on? Where do you need to accept them? And where do you need to release?

Don't Beat Yourself Up

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

It's one thing to call yourself to task for a fault, try to understand what caused it, resolve to correct it, act accordingly, and move on. This is psychologically healthy and morally accountable.

Admit Fault and Move On

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We might think that admitting fault is weak or that it lets the other person off the hook for his or her faults. But actually, it takes a strong person to admit fault and it puts us in a stronger position with others.

Uncover Your True Capability: The Anatomy of Letting Go

Dana Clark | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

I remember her care by caring for others, accepting their care in return. By being present in life the way she is unable to be, this is how she lives. We honor her with peace in our heart in the place of our wound.  

On Getting Over Regret

Christine Hassler | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

As much as you are aware that regret is a miserable place to hang out, you cannot seem to be free of it. But I have good news: Liberation from regret is 100 percent possible! And it is essential to your well-being that you commit to letting go of regret.