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Self Awareness

How to Improve Your Self Esteem

Susan Anderson | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Our "sense of self" is as unique to us as our fingerprints. It represents an accumulation of beliefs -- conscious and unconscious -- about how we perceive our relative worthiness, lovability, and personal power. Based on trial and error, we unwittingly and automatically estimate our rank in the pecking order and how attachment-worthy we think we are.

The Important Lesson Meditation Taught Me About Self-Love

Dina Strada | Posted 03.25.2015 | Divorce
Dina Strada

If you're like me and most busy women, finding time to meditate can seem almost impossible. With a full-time job, a daily two-hour commute and two small children (one about to enter the terrible twos soon), meditation is not a luxury on my "to do" list -- but a necessity like breathing.

What's Stopping You?

Carissa Lada | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Carissa Lada

By taking some small action every single day, the task of changing your life becomes much easier. And with these steps, it's hard to make the common excuses of no time or money. Spend 20 minutes and $0.00 each day and you will begin to make noticeable progress. You just have to take the first step.

Are You Present and Mindful -- Is Your 'Inner Baby Monitor' On?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Your inner baby monitor will stay turned on when your deepest intent is to be a loving mother and father with yourself. Retraining yourself to remember to be mindful and in the intent to learn is the challenge.

Cyber Suitors: Shattered Illusions Along the Information Superhighway

Josh Sabarra | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I was tentative about saying the "L word;" it was a big step for me -- especially considering that Lucas and I had never actually met. In person, that is. The Internet has, indeed, made the world a very small place.

6 Secrets to Emotional Intimacy

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The magic of intimacy is that it can be of the soul. To be intimate simply means to be empathetically in tune with your partner, feeling their fears, desires, wishes, and needs as if they were your own.

How To Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Biggest Cheerleader

Laura Munson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Most of us are not even aware of that voice that lives inside us, viciously so. Unfortunately, I have been in a long-term abusive relationship with my Inner Critter for years. My Inner Critter poses as an Ivy League tweed-clad professor, and I tend to assign immediate power to anyone boasting to have a "smart" bespectacled academic Joycean opinion, especially about writing.

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Suza Scalora | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

It was during a meditation retreat thirty-five years ago that Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and other books had a vision that shaped his life's work. This meditative insight, a mere ten seconds long, led to the creation of an entire clinical program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center which came to be known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, also known as MBSR. This powerful program takes the form of an eight-week course, which utilizes the ancient practices of yoga and meditation in order to improve the quality of one's life and health. Dr. Kabat-Zinn has spoken to sold out audiences around the world about the power of the present moment and how to access it using MBSR amidst the seeming chaos of our daily lives.

5 Ways Successful Leaders Handle Toxic People

Tracy Crossley | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

We've all encountered them. Try as we might in the hiring process, one or two might slip in and become the dark storm in our work environment. Is there a way to avoid toxic people? And if they're a part of our business, how do we manage them?

Are You Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Giving yourself up to avoid being called selfish is not self-responsible - it is manipulative and dishonest. When you give yourself up to avoid criticism, you are trying to control how another feels about you.

The Most Important Leadership Skill There Is

Matt Tenney | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive vision of the future.

Acid Attack Survivors Pose As 'Calendar Girls' To Redefine Beauty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact

You don't see too many burns on the faces of calendar models, but that's exactly why the women featured in "Bello" are smiling big for the camera. ...

How to Stop Pretending You Know What Makes You Happy

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 03.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

I think in our culture, events tend to seem separate from other events in our lives. The only similarity is that they are connected through the person experiencing them. We place a great emphasis on what we do, not what happens to us. Things have to happen the right way and because of our own doing.

#1 Most Terrifying Question

Lauren Zander | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

What that means is this: you have an incredible opportunity to learn and understand a huge part of your life by doing your own research, with a pool of qualified volunteers who care about you: your friends.

Your Turn: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

It's all about awareness. Awareness that you have but one shot at this, one shot at life. There are many days in this life, or at least we hope, but...

5 Ways Kids Can Save Your Relationship

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Parents
Dr. Craig Malkin

The news for couples with kids is generally pretty bleak. We're inundated by messages that children can be the death of a good relationship. That's bad enough. But what's even more troubling is that the reasons cited often ring true.

Falling in Love With the Elderly and Rediscovering Our Purpose

Tajci Cameron | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

What does waking up to the life we are created to live have to do with falling in love with the elderly? On first thought, not so much. On second, e...

Stop Hating Yourself Once and For All

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

In truth, we don't need studies to tell us that a self-esteem deficit clearly exists in our society. Just talk to any teenager, or small child for that matter, and ask them if there is something that they feel critical of in themselves. The answers are sure to shock you.

'Hey, Can I Trust You?'

Heather Hollander | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

When you have trust you have truth, and when you have truth you have love, and when you have love -- well, you have it all.

I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Selfies

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

Not only do selfies encourage us to engage with others, but ultimately they afford us an opportunity to connect deeply with ourselves. Who knows me better than me? What I most love about my selfies is that they chronicle my journey.

How Trigger Friends Help Us Better Understand Ourselves

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

When you start to understand the reasons behind your reactions, and understand why they trigger you, you can begin to make the positive changes that neutralize their affect over you. And when you do, you're actually helping them to do the same.

Can Wisdom Save Us? Why It Has To (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Although almost everyone fears the effects of climate change and deplores the inaction of governments around the world, neither attitude gets us any c...

Dream Big, Double It, Then Add Some!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

We need to get things straight here. What's getting in the way of you living life the way you want to be living? Of those dreams that you keep hav...

Visit Your Home Page: On Self-Resistance

Loren Kleinman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Loren Kleinman

A story is calling me. A story I can't see. This story, its wings are broken and its lips are cracked. The words that come out. The words that come ou...