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Self Awareness

Learn to Recognize and Savor All Forms of Career Success

Monique Valcour | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Monique Valcour

You need to develop the awareness and adaptability to notice, appreciate, and exploit opportunities to enjoy career success in all its different forms, even if the most explicit forms of recognition aren't currently available.

Why I've Stopped Putting Anyone on a Pedestal

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

This year has been quite an adventure. I've moved from having many of my heroes on my vision board to meeting nearly all of them in real life, and in ...

Empowerment Comes From Checking In, Not Checking Out

Jane Shure | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

Next time you are inclined to check-out, pause and press down on your internal brake pedal. Ask yourself a few questions to determine what triggered the instinct to check-out, what you're thinking about the current situation and what's the worst that could happen if you remain present with mindfulness.

What It Means to Be Truly Awake

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

I remember many decades ago when I first heard about the now ubiquitous "onion theory" -- how much sense it made to me. For those who are not famil...

Are You Aware? Or Just Simply There?

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Rj and I were in our usual spots at the bikram yoga studio with ten minutes before class was to start. We were engaged in our usual pre-class routine...

The Top 10 Ways Women Settle for Low-Fat Love

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In all areas of life women often settle for less. I think of this as a low-fat version of love, including self-love, by substituting what we really want for what we think we can get and then trying to pretend we're more satisfied than we are.

How Rewarding Is Love? Some Clues From Neuroscience

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Not caught up in the personal highs and lows of romance, people like Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama have a track record of getting a lot of work done -- for the benefit of many, many people. Do the experiential differences between selfless and 'attached' love also show up in the brain?

Our Ego Is the Enemy of Self-Awareness

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

As a proponent of emotional intelligence, I'm often asked to explain this complex and sometimes-elusive concept. Simplifying emotional intelligence is...

Want To Experience More Joy? Pay Attention To The Present

Eckhart Teachings | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Eckhart Teachings

When you step into the Now, you step out of the content of your mind. The incessant stream of thinking slows down. Thoughts don't absorb all your attention anymore, don't draw you in totally.

This May Be The Clue That You're Holding Yourself Back

Kripalu | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

When routine, whether in action or attitude, becomes too comfortable or constrictive, it's often a clue we're limiting ourselves. There's an invitation waiting -- to look again and discover a new spaciousness. It's here, in this spaciousness, that we're better able to notice the big things and the little things.

If You Were a Horrible Boss, Would You Even Know It?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Why are there so many bad bosses? They're bad because everyone is afraid to tell them. And generally, as you climb the corporate ladder, fewer and fewer people tell you the truth. This is terribly unfair when you think about it. What's a horrible boss to do? I can give you three proven steps.

If People Came With Warning Labels...

Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Long before Apple's iPod Shuffle came with the warning that it should not be eaten, companies hoping to avoid litigation have been bombarding us with the obvious. These warning labels have proliferated like bunnies and spilled over to direct-to-consumer advertising.

An Open Letter To My Body

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Body, I'm truly grateful to you. I'm done ignoring, overlooking and pushing your wisdom aside. I'm going to listen to you. In important matters, like career, love, friendships and family, I'll trust your guidance. Please help me sense what matters.

Breaching Our Inner Sanctum: Getting Off the Track to Nowhere

Beth Green | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

I recently read that neuroscientists are confirming that we are not rational creatures. We have visceral reactions, and then we rationalize the behavi...

8 Guaranteed Ways To Emotionally F*ck Up Your Kids

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Our children are the lights of our lives. We all start off as parents envisioning nothing but success, love and happiness for them. However, these dreams often do not manifest because they are not getting the important things they need to become disciplined, mature and motivated adults.

Creativity

Eldon Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

If you wish to change your personality or write the next Harry Potter series, think of the creativity involved to do so. Enhancing your creativity is not only essential for unmasking your hidden talents, but it's also pure simple fun!

You? An Expert? Really?

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.27.2014 | Small Business
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Various online sources claim the word "expert" is from the Latin "expertus," which means, loosely, having tested, proved or experienced. And that's just what we expect from experts -- that they learn and discover better ways to do things we can't do ourselves.

10 Ways To Invest In Yourself

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

If you feel you deserve more self-care, put into practice the following 10 ways to invest in your own welfare and watch your inherent strength resurface:

Galaxy of Gratitude

Rupa Mehta | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If you've read Connect To Your One, you know that connect has been my One Word since Nalini Method was conceived, and in 2014, we hope it can have mea...

2014: Why This Year Is Different

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Change is inevitable, and it isn't easy. Right now it is happening on a more accelerated and grander scale than ever before. It is requiring each and ...

How You Can Stop a War -- Yes, You

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Philosophers, yogis and mystics have long studied the etheric super-substance of mind known as thought. The consensus across all disciplines is that ...

Rewire Your Brain for Positive Thinking

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Become conscious of the origin of your thinking; trust your "gut feel' and listen to your heart's wisdom. Then you will choose kind and positive thoughts!

Running With the Bulls

Rob White | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Rob White

Worse, my red and white leather running shoes were ruined; caked in mud and scuffed from toe to heel. I cursed aloud, " No shirt, no shoes, no proof -- who's going to believe me when I talk about this death-defying adventure?

I Owe My Livelihood to My Body. (No, Not in That Way) .

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

As I look back on my career journey so far, I'm grateful for my dear body's wisdom. Maybe you're like me, with a mind that refuses to move you out of life-sapping work.

Your Parents Are Afraid of You

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

All parents feel vulnerable to their children. Between the longed-for praise -- "You did a great job, Mom" -- and the dreaded guilty verdict -- "You w...