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Self Actualization

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.

On Rebirth

Maggie Lyon | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Each pregnancy is different. For me this one in particular has been about unweaving and sweeping out some of the most nagging and difficult thought patterns and threads of my early life.

Rosh Hashanah And The Lord Of The Rings

Eitan Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Eitan Press

Crowning God as "King" is a hard concept for me to wrap my head around, and it's also one of the main psychological/spiritual/liturgical themes of Rosh Hashanah. So I have to turn to an unconventional source as a reference point.

Affirmations for Self-Actualization

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Self-actualization is the highest level of self growth where one reaches his actual self. It is a place of authenticity all humans can reach; it is when one acts in congruence with his true self, a real person who is authentic and does not limit himself to self-imposed images.

Soul-Talk: Are You Self-Actualizing Or Just Self-Conceptualizing?

Russell Bishop | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Who you truly are requires nothing abstract, nothing conceived in your mind. Rather, who you truly are stems from your depth of being, from your soul.

How Giving Helps Meet Our Basic Needs

Forbes | Posted 06.01.2012 | Impact

Type “Why Giving is good for you” into Google and you’ll get a myriad of results, mainly articles and studies outlining everything from how givi...

The Life Out Loud: Making New Dreams A Reality

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Did we really want to buy a house? No. It just had felt like what we should do. What we really wanted, what would make us truly happy, was not fitting ourselves into some prescribed mold but making our greatest dreams come true.

The Life Out Loud: Be Your Own Valentine

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Happy Valentine's Day! Do those words make you shudder? Whether or not you belong to the 50 percent of the American population that is unmarried, it very well may. Like me, you may get turned off by the gluttonous commercialism of the occasion.

The Life Out Loud: Chip Conley's Emotional Equations

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Have you ever met someone for the first time and -- not in a romantic or sexual way -- inexplicably tumbled into a space-time vortex of pure human-to-human connection?

Futureview: A Roadmap for Growth and Prosperity

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

We are in a time of massive, technology-driven, transformational change, pregnant with opportunity. Realize it or not, we have an unprecedented ability to create new products, new services, new markets, and new careers.

Characteristics of Trustworthy Political Leaders

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Michelle Roya Rad

A good leader is a self actualized leader. Self actualization is the highest form of human growth, someone who is self actualized is a fully functioning human being.

Are You Self Actualized? Here's How You Can Tell

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Self actualized people have a healthy relationship with reality and are more comfortable with it and do not deny it. They accept the good and bad as parts of the same spectrum where one is in balance and the other out of balance.

Explaining Our Relationship With God

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

The process of knowing and connecting with a God or spirituality seems to be a type of schooling which has distinct stages.

The Life Out Loud: How the Summit at Sea Helped Me Rediscover Myself

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When you truly acknowledge, deep down in your heart, that nothing and no one is going to stop you from expressing your own innate fabulousness, you have arrived. Life will begin to unfold and offer you its riches.

How To Keep An Open Mind And Your Independence

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

An important part of that freedom is being open to "try on" new behaviors in order to learn what fits and what doesn't.

Self-Actualization and the College Student

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Yarbrough

The "college experience" has often been depicted in popular culture in a myriad of ways. Movies and television shows portray these four (or six) years...

Third World America: Is Living a Normal Life a Political Statement?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

America is going through economic chaos. But a lot of other things are going on, too. There aren't enough of us living normal, stable lives.

Psychology of Self Actualization

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Self actualization is in a way a process of self purification. Purifying one's self of the heavy and harmful baggage we may carry with us throughout our lives.

Living in and Falling Out of The Vein of Gold

Rob Kall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

It is not enough to know of, or, even better, to know how to access veins of gold. We must know how to maximize their roles in our lives.

Striving for Purpose and Meaning

Stacey Radin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Radin

I just received news that I will be physically fine -- but the learning that came from two months of grappling with life and death was the best education I could have ever received.

Take The Test: How Happy Are You?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I'm working on my Happiness Project, and you could have one, too! Everyone's project will look different, but it's the rare person who can't benefit. ...

Lost Common Sense about Depression: Relationships

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

While psychotherapy may not help all depressed people, the loss of psychiatrists practicing psychotherapy means the loss of basic common sense in psychiatry about depression.

Ladies Who Launch: Lay-Off Could Mean Free-Lance

Amy Swift | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Swift

Women are leaving corporate America in droves. Some of them are forced to go and others just can't stand it anymore. With the right planning and mindset, it might be the best thing you ever do.