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A Manifesto For the Modern Woman With a Gypsy Soul

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

People have misjudged me my whole life, for better or worse. No one has really figured it out. That makes sense! I am just now, finally letting myself try to form it. So here is to the women out there who (try to) live from heart and soul.

Don't Worry, Be Present

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Connection is the key to presence. It allows us to see who we are and understand others. Finding more presence in your own life is hard to pin down. But, when you do feel engaged, connected and aware, something inside you clicks.

Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Let's maintain control over our entrance and exit by reminding ourselves that we have a choice available at any given moment. This power can be obtained and sustained by asking the right questions at the right moments.

Spiritual Beings on a Human Journey: How to Remember Our Stardust

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." Most of us have heard these words from the...

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

Can Being Humble Ironically Make You a Powerful Leader?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Can being humble make you a powerful leader? I believe the answer to this question is a resounding, "Yes!" However, most people in positions of pow...

3 Amazing Ways to Choose Love Over Fear

Lindsay Robin Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Robin Christianson

Throughout time, poets, philosophers and psychologists have generally agreed that there are really only two emotions -- love and fear -- and every...

Mindful, Modern Fatherhood

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

The examples we set today become the parenting approaches of tomorrow. It is time for us to become more mindful in our approach to families so that we may carve out the best possible future for our children, as well as their children. To do so, we must parent with presence, on purpose, today.

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.

The Power of Presence: 3 Simple Ways to Harness Mindfulness

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When we leave the moment by getting distracted by our thoughts, we lose the opportunity to experience what it feels to really be alive. We can easily get caught fixating about a past hurt or worrying about a future concern. But when we can bring our focus back to this moment, we have the opportunity to heal.

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

21 Subtle Shifts to Live Life in the Now

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

By regularly adopting some of these practices that resonate with you (or all of them, if you're an overachiever), you will find yourself becoming more in tune with your true self. You might just learn to more easily go with the flow, let go of the past, and quit worrying about the future.

The Currency of Time

Doug Zeigler | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Zeigler

Time is your most valuable thing. It's worth more than any amount of money you can ever accumulate. We are rich with it, no matter how much of it we have left. It's a space where we are all truly equal, with no classes or strata separating us.

5 Simple Ways to Be Radically Engaged in Your World

Andrea Driessen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Driessen

In a world of bombarding distraction, how can you become more connected to your loved ones and feel deeper satisfaction with all that surrounds you? How can you capture moments of radical engagement?

True North and Inside-Out Destination

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I really believe we're all meant to live our passion with peace, understanding, and wonder, and share our experiences in every way possible that touch another's heart and lights their eyes. And, these profound waves of technology run smoothly through our storms of life and impact us all to make it happen.

The Art of Unplugging: 6 Things You Can Do Right Now

Brianna Upton | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

We feel the pressure to be plugged in and respond to every text, every call, every email and the array of social media platforms. Take your device and put it away. It's time to unplug. Be present. And not always feel this urge to be connected to every aspect of your life.

My Problem With Being Present

Dina L. Relles | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

This is how I live. Looking out more than in. Worrying about perception, appeasing others more than asserting myself. Never acknowledging the intensity of my inner strength, buried, somewhere down underneath it all.

Black Millennials: We Need Your Presence, Not Just Your Success

Rashawn Davis | Posted 04.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

These gentrified zones that we tend to migrate to as an "escape" don't need us as much as they need the incomes associated with us. However, there are cities and neighborhoods across this country that are desperate for the presence of strong and successful men and women of color.

Why I Will Never Carpe Diem Again

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

When we let go and stop trying to force our days to bend to our stubborn wills, the moments that make our days worthy of remembering will find us, and if we are willing and ready, they will seize us, enrapturing us in its loving grip.

Though I Need No Reason

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Though I need no reason, I'll give you one anyway. Every day, I'll wake you with a smile and a hug so that I might show you each day must be met by bold gestures for the ones we love.

Want Some Parenting Advice? Ask Your Kid

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

The other day, my daughter asked why people read parenting books. I told her that sometimes I read them to understand her better. She responded, "That book isn't about me, it's about somebody else. If you don't understand me, ask me."

The Future Is Always Here

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Yet a new year has a very special effect: It makes us feel like we have the chance to start over, to do things better this time, to make amends, even to right all the wrongs in the world.

Simple Gifts to Make Your Holidays More Joyful

HopeLab | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
HopeLab

First, let others tell their stories. Rather than plunging headlong into a recitation of the world from our perspective, we simply commit to listening to others first, curious about what leads them to their perspective.

Exchange Your Presents for Presence

Liz Dow | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

This can feel like the best of seasons -- filled with love, joy, and possibilities -- or the worst, filled with the frustration of buying presents, being bombarded with advertisements for things we do not need or cannot afford, and national news stories of tragedy and grief.

Mindfulness and Presence vs. the Almighty iPhone (#MyJesusProject)

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I knew if I took the phone out to turn of the ringer I'd check it, like some automaton Pavlovian finger puppet. The bell rings; I slobber. Have I really been reduced to this? Have I honestly lost the ability to be in the moment long enough to make some breakfast?