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Feel Like You'll Never Be As Good As That Person?

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Ever fixate on someone else's success to the point that you think they shine the "brightest," just like the North Star? (But guess what? The North Star isn't the brightest star in the sky, not even close!) Their "star" doesn't shine any brighter than yours!

A Letter to My In-Transition Self

Liana Gergely | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Liana Gergely

Sometimes you believe that the space between things is not life, but it is life. If you look closely enough, you will see that absolutely everything is comprised of the in-between, and that nothing is ever really final -- it is always shifting and transforming.

A Letter to Myself

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Be who you are. Be proud of the crazy, clumsy, fun, sarcastic writer that you are. Love yourself; appreciate who you were made to be. There is no one quite as crazy as you. Enjoy your flaws instead of blaming them, become one with every cell in your body.

Choosing What Matters: Lessons From Broken Glass

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Over the last few months, for some reason, broken glass has come into my path in very unexpected and startling ways. The first incident happened on a ...

These Two Words Are Stealing Your Freedom

Anna Kunnecke | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna Kunnecke

When you break through the illusion that you're at the mercy of your life, you automatically start declaring dominion over it. And that is a beautiful thing.

5 Steps to Eating the Elephant on Your Plate

Lucinda Cross | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lucinda Cross

As you focus on one bite at a time, you'll be amazed at how remunerative and gratifying this process can be. You will begin to do things you've never done before but always wanted to do. When you put these steps into action, you actively determine the way you will live your life.

We're All in Recovery -- Here's Why

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Recovery takes many forms and has many causes, but the common denominator is realizing the need for change. It's the most powerful and human ability -- the ability to be aware, to choose, to change, to recover (and repeat). It's essentially the will to grow every day.

The Third Metric: Managing Techno-Stress at Work

Allison Heaps | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Heaps

Building a gym and yoga studio, a common guise for companies claiming they support wellness programs is not enough. As most cynics argue, it would be nice to "step away" in theory, but will you have a job when you return?

Views From Down Under

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

Imagine if we remembered and savored each moment of the day as if it were the most important moment of our life. This is living in the moment or the here and now. Mindfulness is just that, mind-ful-ness. This is the mind being fully engaged with whatever activity you are doing.

The Power of a Piece of Paper

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Karen Ann Kennedy

Finding a job is sometimes a struggle. Even though I know my experience is invaluable in being able to perform a job successfully, prospective employers always get hung up on that "little piece of paper" that I don't have.

The Perspective of a Child

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

We can only guess at what life is like at the different stages of our children's lives. But if we pay attention to who our children are and how they react to new situations, we can share in their experiences and help them learn and adapt to the world.

I Win Every Race I Run

Mary E. Graham | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary E. Graham

I win every race I run. I win against the idea that all runners are a size two and should run in sports bras and teeny-tiny running shorts. I win against the negative body image that will one day try to convince my daughters that their bodies aren't beautiful, that they're not skinny enough.

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

Chris Deaver | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.

10 Tips to Live More Adventurously, Even With a 9 to 5 Job

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Alastair Humphreys

Almost everybody would like more adventure in their life -- to enjoy more sunsets, swim in beautiful rivers, cook on campfires and sleep under the stars. Here is how you can do all this, even within your busy life of work, commuting and family.

A Success Tip That Takes Almost No Effort At All

Ray Dodd | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ray Dodd

We define success as achieving what we want -- an accomplishment of an aim or purpose. We think that achieving success will ease any unnamed discomfort we have, but the obsession with success often leads to more stress and losing ground in the pursuit of a better quality of life.

All You Need Is...

Laurie Satran | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Laurie Satran

I will always be reminded how fragile we are and how unpredictable life is. And that despite how strong and independent we think we are and we think we need to be, there will come a time when we realize, all we really need is each other.

Acceptance Is Not Resignation

davidji | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

We can keep complaining about the rain or accept that it's raining, find an umbrella and dance in the cleansing fall. We get to choose. We are choice-making beings. No one can ever take that away from us -- not even ourselves. We just need a little reminder now and then.

How A Big 'But' Is Getting In The Way Of Your Life

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

I'm not talking about an approach where you sugar coat your life experiences so that everything is "really amazing" and every day is "super fantastic." That's a bit nauseating. I'm talking about simply seeing the truthful beauty in life for what it is and trying to show a bit less but.

How To Make The Next 20 Years Better Than The Last

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I am not delusional about the effects of aging, but I am also aware that strength and vitality can come from places other than a healthy body and a young mind. I am aware that as I age, my two greatest assets become perspective and creativity. And I am aware that as I have aged, those assets have, if anything, become noticeably stronger.

Letting Myself Off the Perfect Hook

Mama Bean | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

For every high bar I set for myself, little bean sets herself one too. And every time that I miss or fail, without grace and without acceptance, little bean sees only the pain and stagnancy of failure.

Get Busy Living or Busy Dying

John Brubaker | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
John Brubaker

I received this email from Ty*, a client of mine, on Thursday, the same day I learned one of my mentors, Coach Don Meyer, entered hospice care. Ty is ...

7 Reasons To Embrace Rejection

Susie Moore | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The problem with rejection is not the rejection itself, just the fact we cannot understand the greater plan behind it in that moment. Nor do we want to as we are too busy licking our wounds and cursing the world. Rejection only makes sense with hindsight.

Perspective on the Bad Days

Karen Sewell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Sewell

I'm a big believer that experiencing trouble helps you keep perspective on the blessings in your life, so on days like today, even though it's a struggle and I fail miserably at it most of the time, I try to stop for a moment to breathe and regroup.

The Road Home: Our Story of the San Diego Fires

Raluca State | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

When we finally came home, the house smelled like old campfire. My kids asked if the fire would come and get them in their bedrooms, scared and tired from a day of seeing and hearing too much. The news continued to update in real-time and we watched it late into the night.

Do You Feel Stuck? Why King Kong Climbed the Empire State Building

Kat Bern | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Bern

The same way you can't see the rooftops from the ground, it might not be easy to appreciate life fully if we're stuck seeing the world from one point of view. Start looking at things from a new angle and you're bound to feel appreciation and abundance. After all, we become what we perceive.