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Perspective

Look Right, Don't Look Wrong

Grace de Rond | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

The goal is to manage our issues without being motivated by fear. By handling our problems effectively, we can de-power fear-based thoughts and keep a healthy, appreciative outlook in the present moment.

David Hockney: Painting and Photography at L.A Louver, Venice, CA

Lita Barrie | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Lita Barrie

David Hockney is a fearless innovator who is always ahead of the curve, experimenting with the latest technologies to discover new ways of making images.

Setting Life on Fire

Jennifer Iacovelli | Posted 07.15.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Iacovelli

These words were spoken by Annie in Leprechaun in Late Winter, a book from the Magic Tree House series. Annie and her brother, Jack, were on a Merlin mission and trying to show Miss Augusta the Shee.

The Illusion of Control: Letting Go of Anxiety When We Have a Choice

Scott Halford | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Scott Halford

I'm 35,000 feet over the Pacific on my way to Maui. I'll finally arrive about 6 hours late because of one airline issue after the next today (not weather).

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

The Power of Perspective

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Corinda Lubin-Katz

Perspective can be the key to maintaining autonomy of your thoughts, and that is where many seeds of meaningful growth find the will to blossom.

30 Things I've Learned About Life and Kindness In My 30s

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

The first person you need to be kind to is yourself. It's been said you can't give away something you don't have. It's near impossible to be genuinely kind to others if you do not treat yourself well.

The Heart of Humanity: Huge Lessons From a Small Vietnamese Village

Kristy Gustafson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Kristy Gustafson

After experiencing things from the other side, my only wish is that one day people start to wake up; that they put down the beauty magazines and switch off the E! Network; that they power down to power up, and go out into the world (even their own town) and see it for what it really is, see the people for who they really are: beautiful.

How Radically To Uproot The Root Of Our Political Misery

Living Room Conversations | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

We here at LivingRoomConversations.org consider ourselves "radicals." Radical doesn't mean vandal or hooligan. It means, literally and operationally, "from the root."

The Master Storyteller: How Changing Your Stories Can Change Your Future

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

How many of us tell ourselves stories? Not the bedtime kind, nor the perfect crafted happy ending kind. I'm talking about our own internal stories t...

Lights Go On: Part LXVI -- Perspective

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How often do I hear "Why does this always happen to me?" or "This idea came to me, I don't know why" or "Why do I do these things?" this word...

The Garden of Gratitude

Christine Carter | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Carter

When your world is spinning... Fast and furious off its axis Parts and pieces flying all around... Unsettled and stirring in the fury Of perhaps a sto...

5 Bittersweet Truths That Put Life Into Perspective

Lacey Johnson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

Stop waiting for life to be kinder, for the storms to calm, for your big break to magically appear, for your white knight to round the corner or for a fair maiden to come and fulfill your every desire. Stop betraying yourself. Stop betraying your dreams.

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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.