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Self Awareness

Powers of Mind: In Praise of Subtle Actions

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

At a time when the mass of headlines seem to be about the brain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and smarter computers, not enough is said about th...

Words That Describe the Meaning of Life

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cassani Adams

A friend of mine just lost her beloved aunt. She was with her in her last days, and as they cried together her aunt said, "You know why we feel this way? Because we know what love is. Aren't we so blessed? I am so grateful I got to know you and love you."

Life Skills for Work and Play: Sustained Appreciation

George Vou | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
George Vou

To appreciate does not mean you can or should not ever have more, but it does mean that we place things in order, at least in our minds, and remember to be continually grateful.

The 3 Things to Do When You Want to Get Hotter With Age

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

I can't say these didn't help me at all, but looking back I realized there where only a few things that really had a profound impact on finally accepting who I truly am:

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."

New Year, New You? No Way!

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

During the first few weeks of each new year, I feel overwhelmed with the deluge of advice for how I might improve my life. Lose weight. Save more. Get...

How to Break Through Writer's Block... by Sitting Around Doing Nothing (Except Meditating!)

Amy Spies | Posted 03.11.2015 | Arts
Amy Spies

Mindfulness helps me acknowledge my self-critical distractions, embrace the present of momentary sensations, scents, feelings, inhales, and then exhale it into my writing.

Want To Have A Successful Year? Reflect On The Past

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Working With Awareness

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Despina Katsikakis

When deciding on the most appropriate space -- including physical and virtual 'places' -- in which to carry out a work activity, a variety of factors must be taken into account but it all starts with awareness of what you need to do and how you feel.

The Objective Leader: Are You Good Enough? Make Your New Year's Resolutions ...Objectively

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Elizabeth R. Thornton

One of the most powerful and pervasive mental models I have found in people of all ages, walks of life and career status -- from presidents of corporations to high school interns -- is this: I believe, deep down, that I am not quite good enough.

The 15 New Books to Read in 2015

Adam Grant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Books
Adam Grant

There are few better ways to start a new year than picking up some fresh perspectives to put into action. Here's a sneak preview of 15 exciting books on business and behavior that will hit the shelves in the first half of the year.

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I'm sure there are probably other signs, but this list covers at least the majority of them. I know we can always do a better job displaying our mature sides. I also know that, by doing so, we lift each other up through our example.

10 Rules of Being a Sexy Woman

Alexandra Harra | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Alexandra Harra

There are many twists and turns along the road to real sexiness that require us to make the right decisions. Live by the ten rules of being a woman and inspire others to follow in your gracefully sexy footsteps.

Where Joy Really Comes From

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

I picked up my daughter from Kindergarten today and she said, "I just feel so like me today... I love feeling like me."

9 Keys to Incredible Change in 2015

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

A new year delivers new hope for improvement. And as much as we dread the effort this entails, we must bear in mind that we're the only ones who can make ourselves better in any and every way. Strive for the right kinds of change in 2015 and broaden your horizon so that it becomes endless.

3 Ways to Bring More Love Into Your Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Love isn't something to look and search for. It's something that we open ourselves to. It's a matter of finding the love that is already within us and expressing that out into the world so that we can create the love in our lives that we desire.

Forget the Resolutions: Set Your New Year's Intentions!

Veronica Rae | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Veronica Rae

Take a few minutes and sit in a quiet, calm place to access clarity. Let your thoughts go, focus on your breath and imagine light all around you. Then consider what you'd like your life to be like this coming year.

One True Thing

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Nicole Jankowski

I hope the blank pages of this year are filled to the margins with mayhem,with mirth and wonderful, delicious madness. I hope you love hard and kiss someone wonderful, full on the mouth. I hope you reach for the biggest, fattest plums from the tree of wonderful things.

5 Feelings You Should Leave Behind In The New Year

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

If your goal is to achieve your dreams, to become a better version of yourself, or to simply just be happy, I encourage you to let go of shame, regret, resentment, anxiety, and anger. Leave those unhealthy emotions behind in 2014. By doing this, you'll truly start 2015 with a clean slate ready for prosperity.

Changing Time, Unchanging Witness

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

A new year is the time when a lot of people stumble at the realization, "Oh! Another year has gone by!" We wonder for a few moments at the current of time that flows by and then again get busy. If we go deeper into these moments of wonder, we realize that there is an aspect of us that is a witness to all the events of time. This witness inside us is unchanging, and it is from here that we observe all the change that time brings.

Healing Vigilante: 7 Profound New Year's Resolutions from An Imprisoned Addict

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

We all have different things that motivate a New Year's resolution. These women were motivated by abuse, addiction, grief, heartbreak, failure, fear and pain -- and their personal process influenced my own resolutions. They taught me that the new year isn't about starting over, or a new beginning... it's about revisiting, revamping, and/or reinforcing some of the goals and intentions we have already set over time.

How to Make New Year's Resolutions That Really Will Change Your Life

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

We all have some deep down stuff that comes out in ways that we wish it wouldn't. What better time than the start of a new year to resolve to work on them? Here are some helpful pointers about how to make really gutsy, life-changing resolutions.

How to Love Yourself in the Midst of Fertility Curveballs

Tamar Henry | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Tamar Henry

When it comes to taking full responsibility for your own experiences or taking none, there's a continuum. Some of us blame our circumstances and our feelings on the external world and other people. Some of us actually take too much responsibility for our "stuff." Despite my anecdotes above, I have realized I'm on the too much responsibility side of the continuum.

5 Facts About Life I've Realized This Year

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

There have been some major changes in my life -- both in terms of self-development as well as changes that happen in the lives of those close to me. Here are the facts I've realized about life and I'd like to share them with you.

Why Do We Set New Year's Resolutions in January?

Allison Pataki | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Allison Pataki

In honor of Janus and his namesake month, I wish you a safe, happy, and healthy time turning this corner from one year into the next. It's a corner as big or as small as you make it. It might be something as simple as tearing off a new page on a new calendar.