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Personal Empowerment

4 Ways To Become More Empowered

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The substantial effort and work that are required for us to demonstrate a real influence in our environment is extremely worthwhile, as it is guaranteed to produce not only real life improvements but psychological and emotional payoffs that are just as valuable and even longer lasting.

Create Your Personal Power

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

Here we are in the throes of the holiday season. For many of us, life is full throttle on a routine day, and along with the accelerated pace of the ho...

Want to Rock the World? Do it in One Surprisingly Simple Step!

Erin Cox | Posted 10.20.2013 | Women
Erin Cox

Unhappiness stems from living as one person, but knowing the real you is much different. The strain of acting all the time can crush your spirit and steal your joy. The authentic you is much more beautiful, talented and powerful than anything you could fabricate.

How To Feel Amazing In Your Body -- No Matter Your Size

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 10.11.2013 | Women
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

If you have the courage to face yourself nude, you're experiencing who you are unfiltered. You see the bumps, the curves, the folds, the creases, the hair, the moles, the dimples, the soft spots... and that's just your skin.

The Repairer: How I Learned Being Overweight Doesn't Mean I Am Broken

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

I have had an exceptionally powerful arrival into what a broken-less life can be, but it was only made possible by transforming the piece within me that needed to realize I was never truly broken in the first place.

This Is The Most Powerful Word In The Dictionary

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

The ability to be assertive and say "no" is a communication skill we all learn at a very young age. If you're a parent, you know better than anyone that once this word enters a child's vocabulary it's used very often. However, as an adult, "no" is often much more difficult to say.

To Thine Own Body Be True

Honey Seltzer | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

Recently I have found that walking up a flight of steps can cause me to become breathless. I know that as an ex-smoker my lung capacity isn't what it used to be, but lately I found that little things other than steps have been causing my breathlessness to concern me.

Life Expectancy for Women Declines: It's Our Wakeup Call

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

Our hearts crave health. When we move, we feel better. When we make food choices that nourish us, we feel energetic. When we do things that make us laugh, or spend time with the ones we love, we flourish.

311% Increase in Income: It's a Game Changer!

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI feel that I have the greatest job in the world. After spending 20 years in workforce development, I've seen hiring trends in times when the economy was strong and times it was suffering.

Our Common Denominator

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifCommunities are a common denominator among us - they could even be a unifier - and yet not everyone ventures into them with open minds, curious eyes and ears, and a giving heart.

I Am Important, Lovable and Valuable: A TCR! Graduate's Story

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy name is Jaime and I am a proud graduate from Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!), an organization that truly transforms, builds your career and changes your future.

I'm Awesome: How I Regained My Power

Elizabeth Jayne Liu | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Jayne Liu

This occurred to me very recently: I have the power to make my life easy or difficult. It seems like such a simple thing. If something can be distilled down into just a few words, it has to be easy, yes?

Seeds for Growth

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Empowerment comes through discovering individual strengths and accepting personal responsibilities. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals and families can determine their own goals for growth and development.

The Building Blocks of Personal Empowerment

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur participants, characteristic of people living in deep, generational poverty, come into the program with damaged belief systems and low emotional skills. Many feel powerless and without hope.

'I Decided Not to Die'

Rob White | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The potential for making lasting New Year's resolutions was driven home to me during a recent walk around the pond, near my house.

The Key to Job Retention? Personal Empowerment Skills

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

Personal Empowerment means -- literally -- increasing our capacity to control our states of mind from within. The more we internally regulate our states of mind, the more powerful we feel.

A Lesson in Greatness: From a Black Preacher in the South to a White Business Woman in the North

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

It has been said that there is no such thing as death if we make our mark on the world by teaching others. The lessons we impart upon the world may li...

Choose Love, Not Fear in 2013

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

I know I cannot safeguard my family completely, but I also know I can deliberately embrace uncertainty as representing possibility rather than peril. I know I can choose to be present in every moment, whether I am reading bedtime stories or running.

5 Essentials For Breaking Through Your Negative Thought Patterns

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

If you want to know why you are happy or not, take a good look at your most fundamental beliefs about yourself. There are five keys to moving out of negative thought patterns and into the territory of greater happiness and success.

This Practice Of Yoga Means 'Absence Of Violence': Would You Practice?

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

When we possess an expanded understanding of ahimsa beyond only vegetarianism and accept every person as they are, we then have the best capacity to support transformation and positive change of any kind.

How To Breathe To Promote Healing

Marc B. Levin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

Breathing is an activity most of us don't think about, but there are many ways to breathe and we breathe differently in different situations. Breathing a certain way can assist us in how we relate to a situation, and therefore impact our wellness.

Back to the Drawing Board

Cat Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cat Bennett

The simple act of drawing can spark us, whether or not we're artists. Lots of people say they can't draw but this is a myth -- no special talent is necessary.