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Self Awareness

How Breath and Meditation Transformed My Life

Seema Kalra | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Seema Kalra

I adjusted the snorkeling gear to fit my mouth so that I could breathe with ease. In the clear blue waters of the Pacific near the Molokini Crater in Maui, I saw a paradise of fish and coral.

On Erasing the Worst Five Minutes of Each Day

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Shpilberg

This way the worst five minutes of each day turn into the best five minutes of each day, shining a bright neon sign that says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" on the areas that need more attention for us to grow into self-aware, conscious, grateful people that embody loving kindness.

Designing Your Ideal Life

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Becky Lynn Smith

The reason success is so elusive is that we fail to define for ourselves what will truly make us happy. We get caught up in society's definition of what success should look like. We don't take time to reflect and think about what success should look like or feel like for us.

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

Open Secret

Paula Vital | Posted 02.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

As I continue my path of self-discovery, I would love to share it with you. Most of all, I offer you my hand as you set upon your own path. It will be a challenging ride, but the best adventure of your life.

Why We Should All Be Obsessed With Consignment Stores

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 02.08.2015 | Style
Heather Sample Spires

Ummmm...aren't used clothes--I don't know--used? Yes--yes they are, but I swear consignment store shopping can change your life. Well, maybe not like Hallelujah! kind of life change but certainly one that will shake up your closet and make you smile.

I Almost Died Twice -- Talk About Perspective

Hans Hickler | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

As we gain experience, our perspective matures, our insight into what is truly important, matures. But we can accelerate that; we should accelerate that. And it doesn't take shocks to the system to do that.

These Things Terrify Me

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cassani Adams

Instead of expanding the fear, we expand our awareness, we let go of some our defensiveness and righteousness. We learn to stop fighting who we are, to stop numbing the voices in our head, and instead learn to accept and cohabitate with these pieces of ourselves.

5 Whys of Meditating Daily and Being More Mindful

Irina Jordan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Irina Jordan

Meditation helps you be more self-aware and socially aware in your personal and professional life. Both of these are powerful tools for cultivating meaningful relationships, being creative and making better decisions. Meditating daily will strengthen your willpower muscle, too.

How to Survive the Holidays

Melissa Escaro | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

We can't control the situations around us this holiday season, but we can control how we react to the stresses that present themselves to us.

Whole-View Perspective on Life and Love

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

To love through an imperfect sense of wholeness is not only beautiful; it is real. We live in a world where people have their guards up. But guards are not attractive. Truth is attractive; acceptance is attractive. There is more to the underlying truth of real love than meets the eye.

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

The peace found deep within would be worth the attempt to move our comforts of fear to love, and loving each other the same, not only those who agree with our side of the story.

The Best Piece of Advice I Wish Someone Had Given Me

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Don't rush in the morning. That's it. It's just that simple. Wake up with plenty of time to set yourself up for a beautiful day. If you have trouble getting up in the morning, figure out how to go to bed early enough that each morning isn't a painful jolt to a new day.

Do We Live in a Time of Narcissism

Christa Dowling | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

We live in a time of abundance, have an endless choice of smartphone cameras for selfies... now even provided with selfie-sticks. People wandering through the great spaces we know from history or travels yet often are totally unaware nor paying attention to these great visions.

Do You Know Your Purpose?

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Hans Hickler

Are we looking to receive purpose and meaning, or do we understand our obligation to contribute purpose? Are we looking to receive purpose and meaning, or do we understand our obligation to contribute purpose?

How to Tell if You're Plateauing (And What to Do About It)

Kayla Matthews | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

Use any failures you experience to motivate your future successes. Feel great about the fact that you tried and failed as opposed to never trying at all. It might sound a little cheesy, but perspective is optional and how you choose yours will influence how happy and satisfied you are with your life.

Dancing to Our Own Beat

Ayelet Baron | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

The world we live in today is open. Yet most people still have the same conversations with the same people and wonder why nothing changes. It is those who don't want to be like everyone else who are often misunderstood by a society where conformity is the norm.

5 Pillars of a Joyful Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Ground yourself in these five foundations that will elevate your life to its joyful peak. Apply them in your relationships with others and yourself, in your career, and in your everyday life to satisfy your soul:

Leadership Matters: Decision Making Strategies for Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

You see, with a solid plan and a strong identity, your decisions are less difficult. When you know where you are going, it's easy to see the right path at each juncture.

The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

Carline Bejin-Dye | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Carline Bejin-Dye

I discovered that I had been living a life according to what other's believed was the norm. I learned that every experience is part of the journey and realized that my journey was my life's purpose.

Taking Yoga to Government

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Sister Jenna

I wonder if world leaders observing this call to greater awareness are also waking up to a new dimension of leadership, for both themselves and those they've been tasked with leading.

Introducing the 'SupraSelf'

Val Jon Farris | Posted 01.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Val Jon Farris

"Quantum leaps are the result of engaging in an extraordinary aspect of our identity I call the SupraSelf." -- Val Jon Farris I want to introduce y...

Learning to 'Unlove' My Mother

Robin Korth | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

For most of my life I thought my childhood was the epitome of healthy wholesomeness. I even thought I had the stories to prove it. As a writer, stor...

The Benefits of Forgetting

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

When you let go of your emotional charges from your past, you retain the wisdom but stop overloading your system. This results in greater inner clarity and well-being. It also makes it much easier to learn and remember new information.