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2 Months Down, 10 to Go

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 10.30.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

For our first-month-i-versary in the dome, we all wrote blog posts. The theme was "what I learned in my first month on sMars." This month we came up with another theme: what's the most challenging, and most rewarding, part of being on sMars?

Screw Perfection: Choose Practice

Kindness Blog | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kindness Blog

By Trish Rohr I am starting to believe that "perfect" may be the ugliest, most vulgar, and destructive word in our language. In life there is not a ...

10 Ways To Go From Good To Great

Rana Florida | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rana Florida

In our age of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, "discipline" takes a backseat to celebrity. Greatness, it seems, is whatever gets you re-Tweeted or Liked; whatever racks up the most clicks or followers.

Long-Sought NCAA Football Practice Legislation Finally Within Sight

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

When researchers at the University of Virginia discovered a relationship between the type of equipment worn by their school’s football players ...

Talent Matters: Deliberate Practice Leads to Greatness

Stedman Graham | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

"I am slow to learn and slow to forget what I've learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible...

"Are You Jewish?": Judaism and the Future of Faith

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"

Oh, Nothing, Just LeBron James Hitting A One-Handed Full-Court Shot

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Sports


Mind Over Matter

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Practicing mindfulness in the context of a relationship can enhance the depth and quality of connection and neutralize negative reactive patterns that diminish trust and intimacy by enabling partners to attend more consciously to each other's concerns and needs.

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it.

Why Exercising Your Sense Of Humor Is So Important

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Laughter truly is the best medicine when it comes to keeping us feeling physically, mentally and emotionally young as we age. However, maintaining our...

3 Things Teaching Yoga Taught Me About Business

Tova Payne | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Tova Payne

You know yoga is meant to awaken us, to enlighten -- which simply means to turn on the light. And it does this because it is so confronting. Well, let me tell you it is, and so is business.

3 Roads to Joy: 5 Questions to Start the Journey Now

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

If you believe the idea of life being joy-centered is a falsehood, you have bought the snake oil of disillusionment, and you are probably still taking a tablespoonful of its bitterness every morning. My recommendation is to skip a day, open up to the possibility of joy, and see how you feel.

The Most Beautiful Outhouse Ever

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Hike. Meditate. I didn't do either of them seriously until I hit my 40s. Still not "perfect" at either, but much less afraid of them now than I was decades ago. Yes, more skillful.

Self-Taught Yoga and the Need for a Teacher

Kino MacGregor | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

It is my hope that each student of yoga finds a true guide along the arduous path of the inner tradition of yoga.

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...

Mpofu's Happiness Cage and the Practice of Joy

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It seems counter-intuitive to practice joy. Joy seems to move like a hummingbird, flitting where it will, bringing delight and then disappearing. Can ...

Forgive Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As I took some time to reflect and go within, I realized I was carrying around an enormous amount of resentment, most of which was directed at myself.

How to Ignite Your Creativity: Advice From World-Renowned Artist Julia Cameron

Cortney McDermott | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Cortney McDermott

Sadly, somewhere along the journey, many of us have forgotten that we are all creatives. Even the most talented artist in the world cannot replicate your art exactly -- in any form. It's time to return to your art, to access your creative reserves.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Meditation, prayer, church services, fellowship and even the admission of wrongdoing -- confession -- all help train an individual's ego into seeking something more important than individual satisfaction. It takes practice, practice, practice -- both to know what's right and then to actually do it.

Be Kind to Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While I understand the importance and value of being kind toward myself, it isn't always easy to practice.  However, when we are kind to ourselves, it has a positive impact on every aspect of our lives and on everyone around us.

How You Practice -- Not Just How Long -- Matters, Too

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows that to get good at something, you need to practice. But a new study shows that it also matters how you practice, and not just how how ...

When Is It Time to Give Up the Fight? When Your Child Refuses to Practice...

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nancy Colier

Being willing (and tough enough) to keep practicing something hard gives us a sense of pride and inner strength. It connects us to ourselves in a very profound way.

9-Step Yoga Sun Salutation -- To Find Balance on the Autumnal Equinox

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

As the first frost approaches, promising to decimate a summer's worth of flowers in one cruel night, as the trees begin to take on a skeletal appearance, we are forced to contemplate and process some highly primal dualities: life and death; hope and regret; desire and fear.

A New Theory of Elite Performance

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Tremendous effort can compensate for modest skill, just as tremendous skill can compensate for modest effort, but not if either is zero.

In Sports, Think Now, So You Don't Have to Think Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why so much thinking about your sport now? Because when you head out to the field, court, course for the first competition of the season, you will have done all of the "heavy lifting" necessary and you can say, "I'm totally prepared to perform my best and achieve my goals."