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Self Awareness

The Hard Truth About the Current State of Soft Skills in the U.S.

Laura Berger | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.

Do Not Take the Morning for Granted

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Women
Loren Kleinman

I will no longer take the morning for granted because I know there is adventure in the unknown. I know now that there is beauty in awakenings. I know there is joy in the moment the open eye meets the sun and the air.

Empower Self

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sriya Chakravarti

As you start living your life fully in the present with much joy and appreciation for all that you have -- the doors to infinite abundance in all earthly respects open up for you.

The Sins and Virtues of Self-Esteem

Melanie Young | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Strong self-esteem can help you navigate the worst storms and teach you to appreciate the light at the end of the tunnel even more. Self esteem cannot be bought, but it can be built from within.

Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

Jenny Florence | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Self-esteem relates to the way that we feel about ourselves, it's a reflection of our inner sense of self value and entitlement, whereas confidence is a reflection of the way that we experience ourselves in our external world.

8 Signs That You've Developed Greater Self-Love and Awareness

Alexis Meads | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

The thing about self-love is that it's an ongoing, ever-evolving process. It's about living out your fullest potential. Developing a stronger sense of love and compassion within yourself, and extending that love to others. Here are eight signs that show you're developing greater self-love.

Uniting Nations Through the Innocence of Children

Isha Judd | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

When we are small we are free children; when we grow up, we become frightened children. Last week, I had the honor of visiting the United Nations i...

Be Empty Like the Sky

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Mitch Ditkoff is a poet, peace activist, and the President of Idea Champions, an innovation training and consulting company based in Woodstock, NY...

Does Anxiety Afflict the Creative?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I can't help but think that the false idea that I had to follow some popular societal protocol for my life choices instead of following my heart had something to do with it. I must ask: Are those who are creative more prone to anxiety because of this?

Why Leadership Matters: Managing Change

Stedman Graham | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

Loss is tough, but did you know that the hardest part of loss for most people is just the change? All change is loss, and even if it is the loss of a bad circumstance or an unwanted habit, loss causes grief.

How I Stopped Being a Victim to the 'Higher Plan'

Holly Sidell | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

have the power to choose to live our lives in each present moment. We have the power to choose to do nothing until we know what to do.

With a Conscience: 'Decisions, Decisions'

Claudia King | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudia King

Our passions are not realized nor developed until we're ready to receive them and handle them. We need advocacy and we need mentoring or support but no one needs to tell us what is right for our soul. We know in our hearts what is right and no one needs to tell us otherwise.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story Of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.

Reinventing Your Midlife Relationship -- With Yourself

Nancy Michaels | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Michaels

Unconditional love only happens between parent and child -- not spouses. Ok, I know this hurts. We want to believe in soul mates, true partners and the belief that regardless of what either of you do, love will prevail.

Never Forget, and Never Again

Paul Benjamin | Posted 12.24.2014 | World
Paul Benjamin

The total population of Assyrians living in countries outside their native and indigenous homelands of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey outnumber those living in the original homelands by five to one. This is not by choice; rather, it is driven by ethnic persecution.

5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Harra

Influences from the outside world can easily nudge us away from our authentic being. But if we dig through our sophisticated, inner layers, we can unearth our truest self and allow it to guide us graciously through every one of life's twists and turns.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In ancient language of Sanskrit, the word sutra literally means a thread or string that holds things together. Metaphorically, it refers to an adage ...

How Could I Write a Book About Myself and Not Know It?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

Glory in the Morning gives parents a vehicle to share the power of being believed in and the realization that eyes aren't the only way we see with their children. Kids don't need my backstory to understand  the underlying message of the book.

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.

Are You a Bully?

Dr. Shelley Plumb | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Plumb

Have you ever felt defenseless at the hands of someone else? If so, how does it feel? Fear often sets in first, intimidation next; forced to submit, we often feel trapped. Trapped in a metaphorical cage with nowhere to run can be terrifying.

How To Kick The Feeling That You're Not Good Enough

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Facing impostor feelings can be challenging, but speaking with mentors, recognizing your personal expertise, using strategies to replace current negative habits with more positive, beneficial patterns will bring you to a more optimistic experience so you can enjoy your well-earned successes.

5 Things Ayurveda Wants You to Know About Yourself

Chara Caruthers | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chara Caruthers

Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days? The airwaves and interwebs are overflowing with pills, progr...

Stop Copying Me!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Copycats cross those lines and boundaries, which make the friends they are copying often feel intruded upon and uncomfortable.

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

Christie Garton | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Christie Garton

With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who have turned their tassels and entered the workforce. That's why college isn't all about what happens in the classroom.

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.