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A 'How-To' Guide For Healing From Trauma

Lisa Arends | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

Restoration after a sudden trauma is not easy, but it is possible. In fact, you can even learn how to surf your tsunami, moving through it with skill and grace.

The Secret To Feeling More In Control

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

If you're struggling -- if you're feeling out of, or the need for, control -- it's less likely that something's wrong with the object of your desires, and more likely that there's something you've been unwilling to give up in order get what it is you say you want.

What's Your Theory of Evolution?

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Sam Sommers

Are you looking to be a happier, more productive, more successful person? Then the best advice is to spend less effort trying to locate your "authentic" self, in the manner that so many supposed self-help experts prescribe. Instead, learn to embrace the notion of the self as flexible.

'Parenthood Is A Path Of Emotional And Spiritual Growth'

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Cheryl Dumesnil

Each time a parenting challenge has levied what could have been a knock-out punch to my sanity, I have grabbed that phrase like an oxygen mask and strapped it over my face. And it has worked. It raises that all-important question, "What do I need to learn here?"

Stories

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

Amongst my friends, being happy isn't enough. Being successful doesn't cut it. Being in a loving relationship is but part of the plan. They want to leave a mark on the world. It is one of the reasons I love them.

Zen Secret Number 1, From Seinfeld

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Meditation doesn't have to be stuffy and/or elitist. We get to be who we are -- that's the whole (terrifying) point. We are so richly overflowing with treasure, each of us. Once we get up offa' our things and begin experiencing that, we begin reclaiming our treasure.

Prosperity Within Our Reach

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

We all want prosperity for our families and we know the steps for achieving it. It is in our hands to make it a reality.

No Need To Stick To The Script: You Can Re-Write Your Story

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 03.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

I wanted to share this gift with you -- the gift of honesty, accountability and reflection in the hopes that it will remind you that you are not defined or limited by past chapters. Your "story" is in development, and one chapter should lead to another.

Allowing for Change

Maggie Lyon | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Who isn't afraid of change? True, some of us have more fear of instability than others. But when you really get down to it, we are all shaken up when the movement inherent to change occurs.

Resolved

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

I don't want to be anyone but me. I don't want to be prettier or cooler or something I'm not. I just want to be a better, more accurate version of myself. I know who I am. I know what I could be. It's time to make it happen.

Routines

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

I learned that this struggle to break from a routine -- to find passion in what you do, to find your voice -- is something we all go through. There is something reassuring, beautiful even, in how human this is.

A Positive Take On Making Mistakes

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While mistakes aren't a huge issue in my life, I actually spend and waste a lot of time worrying about making mistakes, and also find myself being unnecessarily critical of those around me when they make mistakes (both overtly and covertly).

A New Year to Rediscover Ourselves, or, How Bootsy Bellows Changed My Life

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.01.2013 | Celebrity
Charles Karel Bouley

Oh, what a night. And what a difference. Like many, I was torn on what to do for New Year's Eve 2012. How many of you agonize over which friends to ...

Is Your New Year's Resolution a Thought or a Commitment?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

How do you plan to approach the New Year? With all the good intentions of reinventing some part of your life and a huge commitment that in the back of your mind you just know you'll have a hard time sticking with?

How To Live Without Regret In 2013

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Resolve today to live without regret. Don't wait for tomorrow, next week, or the new year. It is in our daily experiences that we discover who we are and what we can become. Own your own destiny and become who you were designed to be.

The Top 5 Career Regrets (And How To Frame Your Future Success)

Daniel Gulati | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

As psychologist Dr. Neal Roese stated, "On average, regret is a helpful emotion." It can even be an inspiring one. But it means that we must recognize our disappointments, understanding that it's our capacity to experience regret deeply, and learn from it to ultimately frame our future success.

2012 Year-End Remarks and Bests Of

Misha Lyuve | Posted 03.01.2013 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

From ART BEAUTY LIFE blog: My 2012 has been a year of plentiful hard work and it has been a fruitful year. In fact on December 30th I will share some...

5 Tips for Freedom

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

We're finding out who we are, so we can do it on purpose. So we can be free. We are gently learning to become honest with ourselves, about ourselves. Which is the entire practice of awareness. All we have to do is show up.

Why You Should Reconsider Your New Year's Resolutions

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

Starting a fresh year with a list of things you don't like about yourself and want to change is negative. Shift your focus to all of your positive achievements in the last year and you may find yourself naturally building momentum and wanting to keep it up.

Live Life Backward in 2013: The Ultimate New Year's Resolution

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Find your focus for the new year. Live 2013 in reverse, and you will ensure a year not only worth remembering next Dec. 31, but 2013 will be a year of realizing your potential, renewing relationships and a year you will celebrate for the rest of your life.

Making New Year's Resolutions Based on Love

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Good News
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Whatever belief system you have in place and whatever word you use for that which is bigger than us -- I hope you'll take the time to bring the true spirit of Hanukkah and Christmas into your New Year.

Ready, Set, Go!

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Each goal is measurable, stated in present tense and set within a time frame. We've visualized it, written it down, and maybe even posted it on our bathroom mirror. We've told our supportive friends about it and even come up with an action plan. So why is it so hard to get into action?

From Hurricane Sandy to Sandy Hook: Are We Totally Powerless?

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

Feeling powerlessness is real. Being powerless is real. And acknowledging it can grow us. But let it lead you not to despair or destruction, but toward honoring yourself. Channel your powerlessness to bolster your strength, resources, authority, and capacity to act.

Your 2013 Emotional Diet Plan

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This New Year's, let's draw needed attention to and appreciate the simplicity and significance of the weight of words. Let's gain control over our emotional waistlines and reflect on the words and sayings that weigh us down and lift us up.

Want to Jumpstart Your Life?

Helene Lerner | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

With the holidays here, I find it a great time to reflect on what I have achieved and to see how far I've come. It is also a great time to take a look at what I need to develop and to create new goals for 2013.