iOS app Android app

Personal Growth

Preventing Yoga Scandals: Why Yoga Needs Psychology

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Every year brings a new major scandal in the yogic field. The majority of scandals involve inappropriate sexual boundaries, but also frequently includ...

I Swish

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?

What Happened to That Little Girl?

Laura Campbell | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Laura Campbell

What happened to that little girl who wanted her freedom so badly that she was willing to overcome her fear of what might happen?

8 Ways To Achieve Total Tranquility

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

People are flawed, but flaws are pathways to growth and character so embrace them. Do not let the negative behavior of others, negatively impact yours. Always choose love, even when it's the harder choice.

G-Pa's Lessons

Write for the Future | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Tyler Mackenzie I was a junior on the varsity basketball team and my minutes were decreasing to the point where I was barely in the game. I wa...

Success Is Abundance Within

Maaretta Tukiainen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maaretta Tukiainen

In my life as a TV boss, I had an abundance of power -- or that's what people thought I had. That's what they wanted to meet me for. Of course, all I had was an image of power in their heads, nothing more. Real power is rooted somewhere much deeper.

Age Is So Much More than Just a Number!

Robin Korth | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

With age come wisdom, courage, humility, compassion, patience and heart-healing laughter. We have earned every line on our faces because they reflect the passions of willing hearts and souls that have done some real living and are so much the richer for it.

Apartments in Italy -- and Mistakes!

Paula H. Noe | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Finding a home, and feeling safe and comfortable there, is important to me, especially since I am alone here in Italy. And, until I arrived in Rome la...

The Key to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you listen carefully to yourself, you'll start to notice the cues that will lead you to what you wish you were doing, creating, living and being.

3 Things I Stopped Doing, When I Started Doing What I Love

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

When I let go of the number on the scale, my mind started to relax and my body began to open in ways I had never experienced. The way I feel determines the weight of my worth. The number of my weight has no significance any longer.

7 Ways to Overcome Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

We naturally want to regain the things or people we've lost. But there's a fine line between doing your part and pushing fate.

Saying Yes to Life by Learning to Say No

Margalit Ward | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

It's 7:00 a.m., I'm lying in bed deciding whether I should get up, go back to sleep or attempt to meditate when I suddenly have the realization that w...

What Kind of 'Mama' Are You?

Caitlin Fisch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Caitlin Fisch

I have fantasies of the kind of Mama I'd like to be, but when I'm honest, I don't think they inspire me to grow as much as they inspire me to feel bad about how I don't measure up. Did our society put these impossible standards in my head?

How to Evolve Your Character for a More Meaningful, Successful Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

What determines your character? You do. As do the people around you. And, of course, genetics play a factor, too. But according to Webby Award fo...

How Limiting Beliefs Can Stop Shaping Your Thinking

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Brandi Megan Granett

When the student is ready the teacher appears. As clichéd as that is, archery, my own personal yoga for type-A people practice, constantly creates a...

Dancing in Second Place

Robin Korth | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I now choose to dance in first place in my own life. This has taken courage, self-love, determination and a pure-hearted willingness to go through big, big growing pains. But I am worth it. A happy, joy-calling life is worth it. I know this now. Even though for so many, many years in my life I did not.

It's Time to Get Over It!

Christine Hassler | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

If your personal growth work involves only analyzing yourself, processing your past, and pontificating or planning your future, you will not shift on an energetic level. Stop playing it so safe of you want different results.

Agrigento: Greek Voices in Sicily

Paula H. Noe | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I stayed in a beautiful hotel (Villa Athena) right in the Archeological Park which surrounds the temple masterpieces and the night-time views of the illuminated Temple of Concordia and Temple of Juno from my room are truly awesome.

Learn to Recognize and Savor All Forms of Career Success

Monique Valcour | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Monique Valcour

You need to develop the awareness and adaptability to notice, appreciate, and exploit opportunities to enjoy career success in all its different forms, even if the most explicit forms of recognition aren't currently available.

40 Odd Things Things I've Learned In 40 Odd Years

Cara Paiuk | Posted 04.25.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

When thinking about having a child, buying a home or going on a dream vacation, it will never seem like it's the right time or you have enough money. You just have to take the leap and do it!

The Secret to Getting What You Want

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anfernee Chansamooth

You may have heard it before -- persistence is the key to success. Just like the child earlier who repeatedly asked for what she wanted the more we ask for what we want, the more that we demand it, the more likely it is that we will receive it. Try it out.

Can Your Passion or Hobby Lead to a Reinvention?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Often, as we get older, priorities shift and we start to let go of those things that are important to us -- we take care of others in our lives and we commit to our jobs and careers, which often aren't related to our hobbies or interests, but are simply a means to an end.

Who Are You Putting In Charge of Your Career?

Erin Daruszka | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

It's paramount for you to have a realistic sense for your strengths, your weaknesses and where you want your career to go. But sometimes, you may need to make a decision to take your experience where it will be more appreciated (which I did).

Jason's Birthday and Missing It All

Paula H. Noe | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

A few days ago on February 12, my wonderful oldest son, Jason, celebrated his 43rd birthday (how did that happen, anyhow?) without me and I am feeling...

What It Means to Be Truly Awake

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

I remember many decades ago when I first heard about the now ubiquitous "onion theory" -- how much sense it made to me. For those who are not famil...