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Self Awareness

What Shark Tank Can Teach Us About Feedback

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Ilya Zeldin

The show is fascinating on multiple levels, but one of the ones that gets overlooked is the concept of feedback.

How You're Probably Letting Others Walk All Over You

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kevin Kleitches

Realize that there's a difference between bitterness and anger. As Maya Angelou so eloquently put it, "Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn't do anything to the object of its displeasure." Contrast this with anger -- it's okay to be angry, as long as you channel that energy productively.

Running Fast and Slow on Intuition: Reflections of a Graduating MBA

Minh Chau | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Minh Chau

With classes already ended and graduation looming, I wanted to reflect on the lessons that have impacted me the most in the past two years. I can write about all the things I've learned in the classroom, but that would be pedantic. Besides, I think this wonderful journey has taught me more through experience than through pedagogy.

5 Steps To Managing Self-Doubt

Brittany Policastro | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

Over the last 12 years of teaching yoga and facilitating trainings, I have been able to hone my tools of consciousness. It is these tools I wish to share with you today. Some are simple, some need to be practiced and some you are most likely already doing.

Travelogue of Love

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

It's been absolutely magnificent to see nature blossom into splendor, and I wanted to capture these precious moments to share with you.

Hindsight is 20/20: The Leadership Edition

Sara Canaday | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Sara Canaday

I believe this leadership evolution is admirable, and companies that apply these updated strategies are reaping the benefits. When leaders are groomed with this richer set of leadership competencies, the organizations experience a significant increase in a number of key areas.

Are You Listening, Oprah?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Over the years, I have learned so much from Oprah Winfrey. I felt a kinship with her from the day she began her show in Chicago in 1986. She was so real. Plus, she was a woman of size (like me). She was someone who was approachable, not above me.

7 Self-Defeating Things We Say To Ourselves

Erin Dullea | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Dullea

Here's the dirty truth: We ascribe happiness to having achieved (fill-in-the-blank). And it's no wonder that we do. Media images tell us every damn day that we must look and act a certain way if we want to be happy. But you know what? It's crap. Really. You are enough. Right now. And so am I.

5 Things I No Longer Apologize For

August McLaughlin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
August McLaughlin

Whether we articulate it or not, feeling regretful for who we authentically are can hold us back in all sorts of ways.

The Importance of 'I' in Team

Bill Donius | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Bill Donius

We've all heard motivational speakers tout the fact that there is no "I" in team. The clever wordplay suggests that for teams to be effective, they must shun individual egos in favor of advancing the mission of the team.

Are You Enough? (Hint: The Answer Is Yes)

Leisa Peterson | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

By uncovering your negative beliefs about yourself and your money, you can learn to let go of those limiting ideals and start moving toward the life you've always wanted. Whatever it is you desire, know this: You Are Enough.

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/123rf.com 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.