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Perspective

In the Pursuit of Discomfort

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

It was a beautiful day for some self-imposed suffering. I was tackling mile twelve of sixteen in one of Orange County's many canyons, and my calf muscles felt like they were peeling away from my bones--anything to escape my prickling, miserable body.

This sh*t is hard.

Jennifer Iacovelli | Posted 05.26.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Iacovelli

This shit is hard.

Living The Good Life: Why Gratitude Is Golden

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Gratitude has opened me up to the beauty of life. Big time! Being able to see the sun rise, hear kids play, taste summer's first basil, smell the salty ocean air, touch someone's heart -- those are simple, profound pleasures ushering in more of what lets you thrive.

Perspective Leads to Negotiation and Happiness

Dianna Booher | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Dissatisfaction, unchecked, is contagious. Like watered weeds, it grows until it overtakes a marriage, a workplace, or an organization. Perspective paves the way for gratitude, negotiation, and ultimately happiness.

The One Tool That Will Change Your Day

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

My life is experienced through the lens that I choose. When I look at the world around me through the eyes of compassion, patience and fearlessness, life is exciting and fresh, full of beauty, love and opportunity. What lens are you using?

The Roller Coaster Called Life

Stephen Bell | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephen Bell

Every now and then someone asks me if I wish I didn't have cystic fibrosis. Or if I ever wonder why I have to deal with all the bad? Lately, I've often flipped that question back on them. Well, yes sometimes life does suck, but life is also extraordinary.

How to Let Go of Comparison and Practice Wholehearted Gratitude

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

I need and want my gratitude to come from a place of wholeheartedness. I need and want my gratitude to come with perspective and not from comparison.

Tips for Staying Healthy While Being a Caregiver for Someone Else

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

One of the most difficult aspects of being a caregiver for another person is finding time to take care of your own needs. Caregiving is an unpredictable, chaotic and continuous task so it can feel impossible to create a schedule that includes time for self-nurturing and rest.

What's Your Filter?

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

If you use the popular app Instagram, you are familiar with the idea of a filter. In the exact same way, at every moment in your life, you are choosing the filter that you see the world through.

The Grass Is Greener Where?

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

If you are feeling that the grass is greener over there, and perhaps a little dry and arid over here, here are some ways to start watering your own grass today.

To Your Health

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Patient: "Doctor, I don't feel well, and I'm not sure why." Doctor: "I want you to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day, exercise for at least 30 min...

How an Easter Dress Taught Me About Gratitude

Jenny Evans | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

I don't think I've ever bought her an "Easter dress" in her life, mostly because I don't buy stuff unless we need it and I like to think of us as minimalists. Also because I'm cheap. But as my daughter organized her closet full of dresses, I realized we were far from minimalists.

That Dirty Rag of Discouragement

Christine Carter | Posted 05.24.2015 | Impact
Christine Carter

This life? It's a gift. Even the bad parts. The discouragement. The things that don't go our way.

Remembering Einstein on His Birthday: Welcoming Different Perspectives

Great Work Cultures | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

Saturday, March 14, would have been Einstein's birthday. Looking through my Dad's stuff, I came across this photo, which reminded me of all the happy...

What I Do When I'm Having One of Those Days

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.02.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I know in my heart that the best days I had before I knew the four most important people in my life can't even hold a candle to my worst day being a wife and mom.

Lessons From A President's Day Accident

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 04.19.2015 | Good News
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Now a year older than Mom was when she and Dad crashed, I am more viscerally aware of life's fragility and finitude, and of the importance of savoring daily gifts.

Vocation vs. Vacation

Zach Dean | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

I thought about what it would be like to go to work because it was my vocation. I wondered what would it be like to wake up every day and feel a strong feeling of suitability for my occupation? How would it change the way I experienced the world if instead of seeing work as a necessity.

Gaining New Perspectives

Tyler Lewis | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

Some lessons can be taught by wise people, and others have to be learned from making mistakes. Learning to appreciate the things that can easily become expected, is the latter.

How This Woman Bounced Back From 'Spiritual, Emotional And Physical Bankruptcy'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living

For the longest time, Lauren Stahl lived her life according to the traditional definition of success, one that those around her seemed to appreciate. ...

6 Simple Steps To Uncovering The Upside Of Stress

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By now it's clear that stress can harm our health in a multitude of ways, and new scientific research reinforcing its negative effects seems to debut ...

The Precipice

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

The last month has sparked some serious discussions about my lifestyle, my future, and the reality of the cost of what I've been putting my body through. Simply put, I was given two choices. Either continue doing what I've been doing and know that it could ultimately be killing me, or make some drastic lifestyle changes and learn to respect my body and get as many beautiful days as I can.

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Mardra Sikora | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Mardra Sikora

My job as a human is to become the best possible version of myself. There is no one better than Marcus to teach me how to do that. When I vent to my husband about people's actions I have seen or read, Marcus gently reminds me, "No one is perfect, Mom."

A Letter to My Mother

Jess Ullrich | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Jess Ullrich

I get it now, Mom, when people say that becoming a parent changes your life, and the past three years have made me want to throw myself at your feet and thank you...

The Journey of Being Brave

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

For now, I am celebrating all the good, the pain, the laughter, and all the tears of yesterday. Tomorrow begins another beautiful day in my unique life. Here's to each day that calls upon us to be brave, courageous, and share love unconditionally.

The Worst Times Happen At Our Front Door

Mike Reynolds | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

This isn't a story about regret or failure. I raise my voice because I do a lot as a parent, because there's a lot going on. We all have a lot going on. And kids don't listen all the time, nor should they be expected to.