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Why You Should Watch A Movie Tonight

Mim Abbey | Posted 01.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

Most of us take a reactive approach to media, entertainment and art. We turn to these for many reasons, but not often to help us improve our lives in a proactive way. Yet there's a growing body of research that shows it has the power to do just that.

Flow Downstream: 4 Tips To Stop Resisting Change

Maggie Lyon | Posted 01.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Norman Fischer says, "Life comes and goes. Life comes and goes very quickly. We don't need to worry so much." When in doubt, find your footing in change. Instead of fighting the current, take cue, and for once in your life, flow downstream.

How To Live The Life You Are Meant To Live

Elad Nehorai | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Tell yourself that you're beautiful. That you're healthy. That you're responsible. Because the truth is: that isn't a lie. The lie is the false script of existence that we've come to accept. We need to get to a deeper reality, the reality we were meant to live, that G-d has coded deep in our soul.

Expand Your View Point

Shaman Durek | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Shaman Durek

The divine has your best interest and only wants you to be happy. So see the world with new eyes. Open yourself to more information and discover possibility.

Permission to Be Ungrateful

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Never let someone else tell you that honoring your intuition and gut to leave a situation they deem to be "just fine" means you're ungrateful. Be grateful for what you have -- but take action to make changes anyway.

On Balancing Self-Love And Self-Improvement

Pamela Dussault | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

It has been said in the Hindu tradition that we are blessed with 1,000 gifts. Whether or not this is true, surely the idea of that statement moves us to look at what gifts we do have, instead of the gifts that we are always searching to get.

5 Ways To Overcome Feelings Of Neediness

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

When all is said and done, the key to overcoming neediness is to respect your needs for connection instead of fearing them. When you do, the chaos of neediness gives way to the clarity of intimacy. And everyone's happier for it.

Outgrow to Grow

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina M. Martínez

Many people have entered my life and have served as a vehicle for the universe to provide me with abundance. It's wasn't the person who sought me out to provide it -- I asked for it. They were the right vehicle and the right time. And they too were looking for an outlet to share.

Recovering From Sandy: Now What?

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

The adrenaline rush is over. The long rebuilding and recovery is ahead. The urgency of surviving gives way to the sadness of personal loss and infrastructure devastation and day after day of work. What is the spiritually intelligent response? Here are some of my ideas. I welcome yours.

The Alliance of Adversity

Raymond Torres | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

Through struggle, we give birth to new features of our character. In those features, we unlock the possibility of appreciating our commonality and of realizing our most profound potential.

Planning: An Art or a Science?

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Reece Schichtel

In the same vein as any work of art, appreciate plans for what they are and leave room for spontaneous creativity. What initially strikes us as a violation of or departure from the grand plan may become the focal point of the next.

The ‘Witness State’: One Way To See Life's Bigger Picture

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

The opportunity in connecting to the witness state while being present in your body is to understand that we do not have to be trapped in the drama associated with how we relate to our bodies and to life.

10 Tips for Finding Your Political Voice

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

Women on a path of personal growth may not be that interested in getting themselves out in front as political leaders. I count myself among them. While we may be activists for one cause or another, we still hide out on the sidelines when it comes to politics.

Let Your 'Authentic Soul' Shine: How To Embrace The True You

Lisa Haisha | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

In contrast, when you're letting your authentic soul shine, you have the love and energy to offer emotional nourishment to those you come in contact with. Your authentic soul is a peacemaker. It seeks nirvana, lives in the moment, and believes that something far bigger than itself exists.

Gratitude Without Attitude

Ghylian Bell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Show gratitude to the people in your life that helped you make it through hard times. Show gratitude when you use something you learned. Show gratitude where you live. This attitude of gratitude can help us help each other, but more importantly, it will help you help yourself.

What's Your Passion? Isn't It Time to Reinvent Your Life and Do Something You Love?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Sometimes we forget what we love as we go through the motions of life. We talk about reinvention, but sometimes it's hard to figure out where to start.

9 Ways To Gracefully Handle Change

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Change is in the air. Not only is the change of seasons palpable in many places, but in the case of many people I know, life changes are brewing, often showing up in dramatic ways or in the form of an unexpected curveball.

What You're Good at May Not Be Good for You

Christine Hassler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

True fulfillment is only possible when we come from a place a love. And the problem is most of us are coming from a place of fear, not love. And the even bigger problem is that we are able to create a lot of success and goal line results from that place of fear -- in fact, it is often our strongest motivator.

Be In The Present By Learning From (But Not Dwelling On) Your Past

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." This well-worn expression seems, at first, to make sense. I mean how can you grow and develop as a person if you don't learn from your mistakes?

Throw Out Your Plans for 2013: Business Is a Journey

Dov Seidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

A journey takes two directions. It's a deep internal examination of our values, and an external demonstration of those values. Both require new thinking, and here are some ways to start.

Tap Into Radical Trust

GAIAM TV | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
GAIAM TV

Cynthia James' journey from an empty shell profoundly disassociated from her truth to being a beacon of strength and fulfillment has the power to ignite all of us on our journey toward awakening.

Do You Break Commitments?

Rory Vaden | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Commitment is not about finding the perfect circumstance; it's about dictating a certain choice. It's not about making the right decision; it's about making a decision and then making it right.

The MAGICAL PATH: Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All

BJ Gallagher | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
BJ Gallagher

THE MAGICAL PATH: Creating the Life of Your Dreams and a World That Works for All might well have been titled, "Marc Allen Teaches You Everything He H...

Déjà vu All Over Again?

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Though seasons are pretty consistent and recognizable when they cycle back through, there is one thing that is different -- sometimes dramatically different: us.

Are You Aligned With Your True Self? Try This Exercise To Find Out

Terri Cole | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Questioning the status quo in your life is a way to reveal and honor your authentic self. An autopilot response is based on the past and someone else's choice or desire. In order to evolve and grow, you have to be willing to honor your authentic feelings and beliefs as they evolve.