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What Is Convenience Really Costing You?

Ellie Savoy | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellie Savoy

Is it an understatement to say that you are busy these days? I hear you chuckling, and saying "of course it is"! It's so tempting to grab something q...

It's Not About Time, It's About Priority

Swati Hegde | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Swati Hegde

Remember that time is an intangible concept, and you can never really "run out" of it. As long as you make intentional attempts to rearrange your schedule and recharge yourself, you can live a better life starting now.

What Death Does to Perfect Our Vision

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

A woman who never married and never had children and whom many would consider elderly died this month. She had a huge heart, a business-woman's mind, and a love/hate relationship with Chicago's sports teams.

How to Have 2016 Be Your Best Year Yet, Part 2

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Now is a perfect moment to create a new future as 2016 stretches fresh and untouched -- a clean slate where you can write whatever you wish. As the Al...

Keeping the 9-5: How Technology Creates a Work-Life Balance Struggle

Stephanie German | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie German

Here are four actions you can take to create better work-life balance and to leave the "nine to five" from 9-5 in light of technology:

The One Word That Will Change Your Career (For the Better)

Sarah Peterson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Peterson

With extreme focus on one priority, you'll conquer your projects. You'll become more effective and efficient and, yes, successful. Don't chase opportunities for the sake of the opportunity. Remember your priority.

The Tin Box and My Dad Marty

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 12.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doug A. Sandler

At what point does the man your mother marries stop being your step-father and become your real father? Looking back, in my case, about 45 years ago...

Word Clouds, Identity and Self-Reflection

Krissy Dietrich Gallagher | Posted 11.24.2015 | Media
Krissy Dietrich Gallagher

The people behind the curtain at Facebook headquarters love to come up with neat little tricks every now and again, algorithms that are supposed to ca...

Three Easy Strategies to Help You Leverage the Remainder of the Business Year

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Kim Pisolkar

The best way that I know how to have a great 2016 is to end 2015 strong. This is a prime opportunity to leverage the remainder of the year to your advantage. To do just that, begin by following the three simple steps I've outlined below.

5 Questions That Help You Avoid Financial Stress

Aaron Tang | Posted 11.24.2015 | Money
Aaron Tang

I go through a mental checklist whenever I need to spend big money. Here's a list of five questions I ask myself every time I make a significant financial decision.

The One Sign You Love Your Job

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

We all want to be involved in work that is fulfilling, challenging, and enjoyable. We also should get recognition and promotion for our efforts. Most of us really just want to make a fair wage and be appreciated for the work we do.

The Power in Putting Your Phone Down

Gina Soleil | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Soleil

Last night I did something crazy... I never turned my phone back on. This morning I woke up, realized what I didn't do and then intentionally didn't turn my phone back on. I left my love companion on the desk all by itself.

Before You Help Others, You Must First Help Yourself

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Often, it begins with saying "no" to others and "yes" to yourself. Accountability time! Share in the comments below which of the suggestions you will start with. Or, add your own suggestion to the list.

Why I Let Go of My Thriving Business and Chose My Priority

Smita Singh | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Smita Singh

In every successful small business owners life there comes a point when they need to decide if they want to expand and turn their small business into a mid size business or if they want to stay a small business. When I had to make that decision, I decided to let go instead.

The Power of NO Will Grow

Alison J. Dix | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison J. Dix

I don't know about you, but I have stopped wishing for more time in my day. I have hit a wall and finally figuring out there is one true advocate for ...

13 Ways to Keep Love Alive

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While it is impossible to prevent stale moments from occurring, it is possible to strengthen the substance of a relationship in a way that minimizes their impact and diminishes their frequency to a significant degree.

The #1 Thing You Need to Create Breakthrough Results

Shawn Vanderhoven | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Shawn Vanderhoven

Getting "clear" on what is the single most important thing that you need to accomplish in the next three years to create breakthrough success is the...

Do Nothing: A Simple Way to Boost Productivity and Better Serve Others

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

When we stop "doing" for a little while, we disengage from our ego-driven, habitual ways of doing things. When we take some time to let go of our constant striving, we see the ego objectively and it loses a bit of its power to control us.

Learning to Live a Life I Can Love

Amy Nielson | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Nielson

My to-do list seems to stretch on and on like a fence marking it's way off into the horizon. It is relentless and impossibly long. Each time I check off one item, two more seem to fill its spot and I feel oppressed by the taskmaster that will never stop, myself.

The Art of Focus: How to Get Into the Zone

Doug A. Sandler | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug A. Sandler

Now, you have control of your time and your life. The world wants your attention. Instead of letting others distract and control you, take the lead, put your priorities in focus and take time for things that matter most to you. I can promise you the distractions will still be here when you are ready to focus on them.

How to Redefine Success Like Stephen Curry

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

We often get stuck like fish swimming in the waters of our lives. We do things to make ourselves look good, to be someone everyone thinks we should be, even at the cost of compromising who we really are. We don't know these things are holding us back, because we've let it become normal.

How This Entrepreneur And Mother Of Two Creates Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living

The phrase "work-life balance" is surprisingly controversial, sparking heated debates among dedicated employees, hard-working parents and people who f...

Soul + Business. Perfectly Together

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
Asha Ramakrishna

Andrea wakes up to do yoga every day, quickly showers and takes the metro to the investment firm. By the time she sits at her desk, her heart sinks; she knows she is meant to do something else; something that has meaning, something that makes the world a better place.

Life Priorities, When Chasing

Lisa Guest | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Guest

It's always a toss up of priorities. I know as I'm gorging on good material that there are moments I should savor. But the total package is so seductive that I can't be bothered to be polite, reasonable, health conscious or disciplined.

The Stuff That Makes a Life

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Pokemon trading cards rest under the bed pillows. Deflated soccer balls litter the yard. Chewed and still spitty dog toys are underfoot, giving a loud squeak when stepped on. Video game controllers hide in the couch cushions.