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Self Actualization

Review: 'I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir' by Lee Grant

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
Traci L. Slatton

Of late, meaning the last few years, coming to myself in the dark woods in the middle of my life, I read autobiographies of interesting women. They are my guides as I navigate a way that is lost only because it isn't found yet--because I haven't lived it.

Maslow: The 12 Characteristics of a Self-Actualized Person

David Sze | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Abraham Maslow is the leading figure in the tradition of humanistic psychology and the modern Positive Psychology movement owes a huge debt to his...

Yoga and Career: When to Stick It Out, When to Jump Ship

Paula Vital | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -- Mary Oliver In my quest for living the present moment to the best of...

How to Get From Here to There: Part II, Education, Entrepreneurship and Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success'

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

What accounts for the varied approaches individuals use in business, careers, and their own aspirations? In Part One of this piece, I described what one psychologist teaches us about individuals and their motivation to meet their various needs--and how this helps explain behavior and solve problems.

How to Get From Here to There: Part I, Entrepreneurship and Maslow's Hierarchy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

Understanding what motivates people's decisions and how people can find success is one of the keys to building a successful community.

Are You Enough? (Hint: The Answer Is Yes)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

By uncovering your negative beliefs about yourself and your money, you can learn to let go of those limiting ideals and start moving toward the life you've always wanted. Whatever it is you desire, know this: You Are Enough.

Vocation vs. Vacation

Zach Dean | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

I thought about what it would be like to go to work because it was my vocation. I wondered what would it be like to wake up every day and feel a strong feeling of suitability for my occupation? How would it change the way I experienced the world if instead of seeing work as a necessity.

Who Are You, Really?

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

The solution is simple, but it's not easy. Get to know yourself.

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

Megan Foo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Megan Foo

What if an entrepreneur never had the opportunity to thrive in the annals of innovation? What if he or she never received the capital, technology, networks and information crucial to the founding and flourishing of business ventures?

How to Date the Muse: 5 Steps to Enduring Creativity

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The muse loves a life devoted to honoring your true self. She wants you to become who you are. She wants you to feel good. And when you feel good she'll want to hang out with you often.

What James Franco Taught Me About Selfies as a Tool for Self-Actualization

Schuyler Brown | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

Perhaps, I thought, the fact that we live our lives in public now is not just a quirk of social media, but a chance for us to step into the limelight, to push ourselves beyond our own comfort zones.

10 Ways to Evolve and Be a Better Person

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Do what you say you are going to do. If things have changed and you are moving in a different direction, be honest and clear with others. Be reliable and consistent. Admit when you are wrong. Apologize and make amends as needed.

How To Be An Effective Problem Solver

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.

The Life Out Loud: Conquering Fear on the High Seas

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When I first heard about Torre DeRoche's memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning, I thought, "This woman is totally insane." My perspective didn't change much as I read the book. But my respect for Torre as a human being increased with each chapter.

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: Mindfulness in Everyday Life | Personal Power: Believe in the Power Within and Use It

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

What is the secret to accessing personal power? How does one go beyond fear and self-doubt to triumph in the end? Where does the feeling of power really come from? And how can a person find it for him or herself?

Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.

How to Let Go of Anger and Do Deep Emotional Work

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Remember, feelings that are buried alive do not die but try. When I was doing my own deep emotional healing, I learned that I had layers of these buried emotions. I started with the basic and went deeper so as not to overwhelm myself.

What Is the True Meaning of Inspiration?

R. Kay Green | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

Understand that you can be an inspiration to others, no matter what you feel you have or have not achieved. Even if you feel that you have not yet reached the endpoint, and even if you feel like you have reached a low point, you have the ability to inspire.

8 Ways To Become A Positive Thinker

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

At the end, positive thinkers are better problem solvers and have better interactions. In addition to that, people who are positive thinkers are happier and more satisfied with their life.

The Pregnancy Perspective

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled by these lessons of partnership, as well as those of parenthood -- the privilege of birthing your best teacher, seeing your clearest mirror, and walking beside your greatest reminder for a lifetime.

What Makes Some People 'Lucky'?

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Some people who feel lucky may not have specific insights as to why they feel that way, but there are real causes for having good or bad luck, in my opinion.

Want To Become The Best Version Of Yourself? 4 Steps

R. Kay Green | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

To achieve self-actualization, when you conquer one thing, you must move on to the next. Self-actualization does not require any tricks or tools. To reach this level, you need only to accept who you are and then take the steps necessary to becoming the best version of you that you can be.

Don't Look: She's Not Who You Think She Is

Marci Rich | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Nothing represents our true selves better than our clothes. They are fashion markers charting the evolution of our growth and (at the risk of getting all New-Age-y), our self-actualization.

Compare and Despair

Liana Gergely | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

How do you take off the "lack glasses" that are keeping you from the abundance of your own life? Keep the focus on you and practice gratitude. It's not about going into a comparison and being grateful because what you have is better than what the other person has.

Is Social-Actualization Replacing Self-Actualization?

Chip Conley | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Chip Conley

I propose we start imagining "social-actualization" at the top of the pyramid. We're moving from an era when "rugged individualism" was foundational to how we defined success to an era when collaboration is essential for both personal and societal success.