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The Healing Powers Of Love

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Love is a strong emotion, representing human kindness, compassion, and deep affection. Love is unselfish and benevolent. Love is pure. Love is self-directed and directed toward others. Most importantly, love is a vital component for the health of your heart, body, mind and soul.

Why We All Need a Little Magic in Our Lives

Menna van Praag | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Real life can be difficult enough, being too realistic will only make you depressed. The best way to deal with reality, in my experience, is to bring as much magic to it as possible!

Happiness Is the Simple Things in Life

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

We hear this all the time: Pay attention to the small stuff -- the flowers blooming, the sunset, a rainbow. Be happy you're healthy. We may have loftier goals and want other things in our lives, but if these things are missing, the rest actually doesn't count.

Change Your Life With This Simple Exercise

Bradley Foster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Gratitude is a foundational strength. When you feel gratitude, a lot of other strengths can be built on top. For instance, the ability to love and be loved would be difficult, if not impossible, without gratitude.

10 Ways To Lighten Up Today

Donna Henes | Posted 06.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

After months of lethargy and holiday indulgences, we are feeling anxious to be active again. We are suddenly more alert, attentive, antsy, enthusiastic. We feel a surge of exuberance and verve. Our sap is rising, too.

Love What You Do

Jake Ducey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jake Ducey

Most of us are gambling on the biggest risk of all: the bet that we can buy the freedom to do what we want later in life. In order to change the world and the less-than-promising course of history, we must do what we love now.

3 Reasons We Need Eeyores in This World

Therese Borchard | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Eeyores are more aware of their inner emotional states, which can translate into technical or business innovation or can lead to profound creative work as writers, musicians, actors or other artists.

WATCH: How You Can Choose Happiness (Even When It Feels Impossible)

Nitika Chopra | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Watch this video to hear a little bit about my personal struggle with this concept, how I got through it and how you can take better care of yourself when it gets challenging to choose happiness.

'DARE' to Be 100

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The journey of a hundred miles or years begins not with the first movement forward but with the thought that precedes it. "The belief in 100" is so important because you are moldable, shapable like clay under a sculptor's hands -- yours.

The Torture of Birthing Lovely Things

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

This weekend, I was reminded that the process of creating lovely things is sometimes far from lovely. For many years, I believed that if something were "meant to be" and held goodness and rightness, then the process of creating it would be graced with ease. I know better now.

6 Tips For Dealing With Life's Layovers

Daniel Scott | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

Don't let extra pages, exotic stamps, or a collection of colorful visas mislead you. A good traveler is not defined by the size of their passport, but how they use it.

How To Make Your Own Luck

Rob White | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

You have it within your power to create your own luck. Real luck is about taking control of your life and being receptive to opportunities that come your way. Here are five tips for making your life a lucky one.

Meditation for Non-Meditators

Ada Polla | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Ada Polla

I practice active gratefulness. I was recently reminded of the power of gratefulness, and have a renewed commitment to it. Every day, I take time to think about one person, one incident, one thing, that I am grateful for. It is an act that forces me to remember how lucky I am.

Why You Should Cultivate Gratitude Every Single Day

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Gratitude reminds you of what truly matters in life. It is all too easy to get caught up in day-to-day stresses and take for granted the things that are important to us. If you remind yourself each day of the things you are thankful for, you begin to focus more on the important and less on the superficial.

The Best Things About Daylight Saving Time

Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living

There's always some fuss come Daylight Saving Time -- some feel the effects of losing sleep, while others simply can't remember to turn their clocks a...

How to Create More Synchronicity, Miracles and Honest-to-Goodness 'Luck' in Your Life

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

So long as you're being honest and truthful with yourself, you're going to find that the universe really does shift to support you. It's not always easy -- it takes faith and commitment -- but if you want to live a life of abundance, happiness and fulfillment, it's the only way!

We Live Life in Our Heads

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Realizing that we choose the way in which we interpret the day-to-day data of our lives is an amazingly powerful method of regaining our sense of control over all that befalls us.

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.

Positive Perspectives That Will Have You Stop Stressing The Little Things

Polly Campbell | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Live enough days on this planet and you're going to face some big stuff and plenty of little annoyances. There are bound to be whole days where things don't seem to go your way. What are you going to do with that?

The Love Tank Is Never Empty

Barbara Berezowski | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Berezowski

Let your actions be that ray of sunshine in someone's day. When you have a passion for life and you are feeling good, it is so easy to be generous with that emotion. Love, in all its forms, is meant to be shared.

Soul Foods: 5 Soul-Nourishing Principles

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Nurture your soul with healthy foods that inspire you and build you up. Avoid those that create ugly feelings inside. By doing this, you will be able to keep your inner garden oasis beautiful and flourishing.

The Top 5 Resistances to Change (And Their Remedies)

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I often see patients in my psychotherapy practice who are unable to make changes in their life and do not understand why they keep sabotaging their efforts. Usually this is due to a hidden resistance or unwholesome belief associated with the desired change.

Be Your Own Valentine

Barbara Biziou | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Instead of expecting someone to make us feel special, let us do something to make ourselves feel special and loved on this Valentine's Day. We deserve love just because we are! And our ability to receive love makes us more able to pass that love on to others.

Brain Push-Ups? A 5 Minute Mental Workout

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This five-minute routine is like doing a set of push-ups for your brain -- no props necessary except pen and paper, Blackberry or your writing utensil of choice. Results will be guaranteed if you're honest in your answers, diligent with your form and you practice in the right setting.

When 'Going With The Flow' Feels Impossible

Daniel Scott | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

Going with the flow is easy, especially when that current feels great. The challenge is learning how to drop into a positive flow when half-swept away in a riptide of epic misfortune. No, life, I'm not waving. I'm drowning.