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5 Tips For Being An Empty Nester In The 'Burbs

Tira Harpaz | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

I recognize that my inability to get rid of items from the past reflects my ambivalence about my life and the future... There's a sadness to the recognition that a long and wonderful phase of my life is over and a question mark as to what comes next.

What it Takes to Get the "F&%# it" Attitude

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.16.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

I introduced you to the "F&%# it!" attitude in my last post. As I indicated in that post, if you can adopt this somewhat "out there" perspective, you ...

From Rejection to Redemption: 7 Steps to Making Dreams Come True

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

If I could offer my best tips for how to realize your dream (or anything for that matter) -- whether it is writing your memoir, shedding those 20 pounds, or living in a clutter-free home -- it would be these.

Simple Kindness

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

When we approach everything with kindness, it all gets a little easier to bear -- the good, the bad and ugly.

Why Consequences Work

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Consequences actually force your brain to look for ways to solve your problems and keep your promises with the energy it would normally use to justify flaking. You will be amazed at how effective and creative you become with the right promises and consequences.

Confessions Of A Recovering Perfectionist

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Perfectionism is a way of closing off and controlling things. It may look pretty on the outside but in reality it's cold, isolated and dark. It's the cracks that let the light in, anyway. So, go on and ease up a bit. Let some light in and shine on!

A Mind That Travels

Write for the Future | Posted 07.31.2013 | College
Write for the Future

by Lynnette A. Dent The bullet pierced my chest. I fell and struggled for life in an Iraqi desert. Blinding sand flew everywhere as soldiers kicked...

7 Tips For Becoming Your Most Genuine Self

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

How can we identify and overcome the old characteristics and attitudes within ourselves that hurt us in our lives today? How can we separate what is us and what is a repetition of someone else? Here are some fundamental ways to become the real you.

Learning From a Superhuman: The Incredible Fitness and Success of Jack LaLanne

James Clear | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Success is any field is about lifestyle choices, not life-changing transformations. It's your daily routine that will carry you to wherever it is you want to go.

Am I Done With My Personal Work?

Raphael Cushnir | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Raphael Cushnir

The emotional realm is the nexus between self and spirit. Whatever is in the way, is the way. When you stay with what might feel old, forever-stuck, hopeless, when you revisit it with a trusted and skillful partner, miracles do happen.

3 Secrets For Doing More Of What You Love

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Each of us has clutter in our lives that holds us back from becoming who we want to be and achieving what we desire. What is holding you back? What can you start doing today to begin living simply, mindfully, and passionately?

The 4 Things You Must Be Doing to Build a Life Around Your Passion

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

If you're like me, there's probably something in your life that you're deeply passionate about. You would love to build your life around this passion, your purpose, or your craft, but you "just can't."

What Marathon Runners Can Teach Us About Coping With Suffering

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Having run two marathons in the past, I know firsthand the dedication and inner fortitude it requires to train for and complete a marathon. What marathon runners know about suffering can help us all learn how to cope with this tragedy and rise above it.

An Open, Spacious Awareness For An Open, Spacious Life

Larry Yang | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

Whether it is the internal or external sense of being "maxed out," what is often helpful is to seek a larger landscape in which to hold one's experience. This is not only a skillful means of coping with difficulty, but it is also an aspect of mindfulness and awareness.

EVR1, the Kai Zen Master & the Long March of Human Progress

MeiMei Fox | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

"We strive to have our products embody what the brand stands for: Connecting all of humanity to the present moment and the long march of human progress at the same time."

7 Little Things That Will Change Your Life Today

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. Whether you're looking for a complete overhaul or simply a fresh outlook, here are seven ways to renew your life today.

Every Journey Has A Beginning: How I Lost 120 Pounds

Robin Hoffman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I felt scared to let go of the "overweight girl" because honestly, without all that weight and my unhealthy relationship with food, I didn't know who I was. I had defined myself by that for so long that the idea of letting go it it terrified me. Without 120-plus pounds of extra weight, who was I?

A Simple Process For Un-Doing

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ryan

Taking time to know myself was the most powerful process I've experienced, and being alone was the most authentic thing I've done. My true inner journey began with the un-doing.

How To Get Motivated When You Don't Feel Like Exercising

James Clear | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The patterns that you repeat on a daily basis will eventually form the identity that you believe in and the actions that you take. You can transform your identity and become the type of person who doesn't need motivation to perform well.

Theater Review: Complete - A Hot Mess With Good Intentions

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Ellen Snortland

Watching Complete, a new play written by Andrea Kuchlewska, directed by Jennifer Chambers and having its West Coast premiere at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, left me -- ironically enough -- with the experience of being "ambivalent and incomplete" which may be a more apt title.

3 Ways To Tell If You're On The 'Right Track'

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we let go of our judgment about where we are and where we think we "should" be, we're able to appreciate our lives, the people around us, and ourselves in a genuine way.

Why the Universe Keeps Giving You What You Don't Want

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

If you're crystal clear about what you want and taking constant action toward making it happen, but the universe consistently presents you with something you're resisting, it's time to lean into it and uncover what it is you need to learn, gain, experience or work through.

8 Life Lessons That Only Come With Age

Amy Chan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

I think we go through cycles of change -- when the complete unexpected throws you off your equilibrium -- giving you the opportunity to reassess and recalibrate. This past year was one of those cycles for me.

What To Do When It All Seems To Be Falling Apart

Terri Cole | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

While you are in crisis, you are forced to function outside of your normal comfort zone. The sheer nature of a crisis or struggle creates a certain amount of present moment awareness, which is where the solutions live.

How To Make Enormous Progress

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Sometimes you have to leave behind everything and everyone you know in order to really, truly discover and connect with yourself. To regroup and recalibrate. There's nothing wrong with this, in fact, it's absolutely necessary in order to continue growing as an individual.