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

Brianna Upton | Posted 03.19.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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?

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

Thankful Moments

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Thanksgiving is a day to bring joy to shared tables and appreciate exactly what you have at that moment.

Your Only Job: Be Kind. Be Present. Be Clear.

Andrew Blum | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Andrew Blum

As a management consultant, I get asked for advice all the time on a wide range of topics: How can I best lead a high stakes meeting? How do I handle a difficult conversation? How do I more effectively manage a strategic transition at our company?

Abundance in Gratitude Equals Abundance in Life

Brianna Upton | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

It's a simple formula that will transform your life. Say it out loud, write it down, think it, feel it, breathe it. Gratitude. Come from a place of thankfulness every step you take. Stop focusing on the problems, focus on the solution. And the solution is simple; I already gave it to you.

The Secret to Well-Being

Florence Strang | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Florence Strang

When I let go of worry about my future with cancer, and focused on healing in the present moment, this also brought peace. Finally, the lesson I longed for was made clear to me by a little boy: the secret to well-being lies in being present!

Does Time Really Exist?

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

What advice did I give my son when he asked me about tools to help him not feel so stressed? I told him to watch and pay attention to what is happening "now" in the present moment. I told him to focus on the sounds in the street, the smell of the trees, the changing leaves and even the feeling of his own feet on the ground.

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

It's time to think outside the in-box. Email is inefficient. It's bloated and broken.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story Of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Emma Watson's Inspirational UN Speech: 4 Lessons For Anyone Who Wants To Speak As A Leader

Bart Egnal | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Bart Egnal

Anyone who wishes to speak as a leader would be wise to read the transcript of her talk and watch the videos of her delivering in.

The Power of Presence

Ellen Magnis | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Ellen Magnis

To deepen and heal our relationships he guides us to say (to ourselves) as we sit with our loved ones, "Darling, I am here for you. Darling, I know you suffer, and I am here for you."

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

How Edinburgh Taught Me to Be More Present

Melissa Garvey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

I eventually became happy and grateful for the break from my phone. I felt more relaxed and noticed all the Scottish beauty around me that I was truly able to examine and contemplate. I became grateful for my lack of cell phone service.