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Self Awareness

Measuring Success: Why It's Time for a Change

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

In a bustling society driven by technology and to-do lists, we tend to define our successes by how hard we work, what we have to show for it and what our next steps look like. For every individual, our successes are highly diverse and cover our careers and professional life, but also our love life, family life, health, finances, creative sides and so much more.

What's Really Lurking Behind Your Deepest Fears?

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

Follow your fear. There's glory on the other side of the tunnel. You won't be able to see the light on the other side...maybe even for awhile. You won't ever be ready. You won't ever be totally confident. You won't ever grow the courage. You grow the courage by doing it even though you aren't ready.

How I Became Friends With Myself

Shinjini Das | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Shinjini Das

Friendship with the most beautiful of souls, ourselves, is one of the most treasured relationships in our world, and one that frankly, more of us should invest time to nurture.

Pretty Girls Are Pretty Dumb and Other Generalized Assumptions Debunked!

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

Most strangers believe that I've manipulated my way to, for and in every opportunity possible. I'm used to it now. I have adjusted by disarming them with self-deprecating humor and/or hiding behind a bun, glasses and clothes purchased a size too big. (At the advice of my father.)

The Difference Between Happiness and Pleasure

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As we learn to shift our intent from controlling and not being controlled, to becoming loving to ourselves and others, the heart opens and joy is the result. Deep and abiding happiness and joy are the natural result of operating from the spiritual values of caring, compassion and kindness.

4 Steps to Less Stress -- and a Happier, More Loving You

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

credit: maridav/ Awareness brings its own reward. Most of us have no idea how stressed we are because we've been that way so long. For y...

Permission to Mind Your Business Granted

Tajci Cameron | Posted 06.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

"I'm 100 percent sure I used the big white platter on Christmas!" I repeat for 10th time as my husband looks again through the kitchen cabinets. I get...

What Do Selfies, Vampires and Zombies Have in Common?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

The day our selfies accurately reflect our inner lives is the day we become an integrated species. This is the day the Shadow recedes and the Self of higher awareness shows up. It's a day worth waiting for. The struggle is right before us, projected on our computers, phones, TV screens and in new genres of literature dedicated to the paranormal underbelly.

The Crucial Message That's Missing From So Much Children's Media

Elizabeth Howley | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Howley

The highest grossing animated movie of all time does something that other areas of pop culture find hard to do: it shows true consent.

Top to Bottom? It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

You can do it the way it's always been done, or you can choose to do things differently. You can give it a passing glance, or you can take a second ...

Contortions: Gratitude Inside Out and Upside Down

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

With my newfound commitment to live gratefully, my goal of absolute authenticity was born and I wouldn't change a thing.

What to Do When Life Gets Messy

Panache Desai | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

No matter where you are on the road to fulfillment, life gets messy. Milk cartons tip over. Businesses fail. Fender benders happen. Friends disappoint you. Messes, big and small, are inevitable. However, in any moment, you have a choice. You can meet challenges as the narrow perception of personality or as the infinite expansiveness of spirit.

Take the (Almost) Impossible Seven-Day Challenge

Anthony Meindl | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

when we create a problem in our mind and start freaking out, a light bulb also comes to you to show you how to fix the problem. Always. The no. 1 way to fix any problem is to act (not on stage, in your own life). But generally we default back into the rumination of our mind that got us stuck in the first place. So unless we make the effort, we stay in the problem.

You Don't Have to Be a Success

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I just want to stop judging myself and my contribution to the world based upon what others think and instead work to create the kind of life I believe fits my purpose.

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

The 4 Rules of Your Divine Timing

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Learning the truth about time will save you from unnecessary stress and strain. Understanding when the universe supports certain actions versus when it urges you to be patient can help you make the best decisions possible. Become aware of the four universal time rules and start working hand in hand with your Divine timing today.

What It Takes To Take The Lead

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Challenge and controversy is a big slice of the leader's pie. People watch how you handle yourself and adversity.

Stress Conversations-A Journey through Poetry, Art, Tech and Wearables

Dorote Lucci | Posted 05.31.2015 | Technology
Dorote Lucci

"If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurab...

What I Learned From Crashing a Funeral

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

It was raining when I woke up. How fitting. Today I was going to follow in the footsteps of the wisest and sharpest professor I've had to date. I wa...

How to Give Yourself a Pep Talk in 3 Easy Steps

Sheila Viers | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

What happens when you need a good pep talk and none of your trusted advisors are around for a dose of "you're better off" medicine? Here are three tips on how to give yourself the best pep talk you could ever get.

How to Improve Your Self Esteem

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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 05.22.2015 | 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.