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Self Awareness

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.

6 Secrets to Emotional Intimacy

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

The magic of intimacy is that it can be of the soul. To be intimate simply means to be empathetically in tune with your partner, feeling their fears, desires, wishes, and needs as if they were your own.

How To Turn Your Inner Critic Into Your Biggest Cheerleader

Laura Munson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

Most of us are not even aware of that voice that lives inside us, viciously so. Unfortunately, I have been in a long-term abusive relationship with my Inner Critter for years. My Inner Critter poses as an Ivy League tweed-clad professor, and I tend to assign immediate power to anyone boasting to have a "smart" bespectacled academic Joycean opinion, especially about writing.

The Importance of Meeting You

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel Horgan

When we are honest with ourselves, we find the direction that we are searching for in life. By accepting who we are, we gain the confidence to take the first step in that direction. And by embracing who we are, we build more authentic relationships and drive deeper impact.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Suza Scalora | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

It was during a meditation retreat thirty-five years ago that Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and other books had a vision that shaped his life's work. This meditative insight, a mere ten seconds long, led to the creation of an entire clinical program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center which came to be known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, also known as MBSR. This powerful program takes the form of an eight-week course, which utilizes the ancient practices of yoga and meditation in order to improve the quality of one's life and health. Dr. Kabat-Zinn has spoken to sold out audiences around the world about the power of the present moment and how to access it using MBSR amidst the seeming chaos of our daily lives.

5 Ways Successful Leaders Handle Toxic People

Tracy Crossley | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

We've all encountered them. Try as we might in the hiring process, one or two might slip in and become the dark storm in our work environment. Is there a way to avoid toxic people? And if they're a part of our business, how do we manage them?

Are You Selfish or Self-Responsible?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Giving yourself up to avoid being called selfish is not self-responsible - it is manipulative and dishonest. When you give yourself up to avoid criticism, you are trying to control how another feels about you.

The Most Important Leadership Skill There Is

Matt Tenney | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive vision of the future.

Acid Attack Survivors Pose As 'Calendar Girls' To Redefine Beauty

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact

You don't see too many burns on the faces of calendar models, but that's exactly why the women featured in "Bello" are smiling big for the camera. ...

How to Stop Pretending You Know What Makes You Happy

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

I think in our culture, events tend to seem separate from other events in our lives. The only similarity is that they are connected through the person experiencing them. We place a great emphasis on what we do, not what happens to us. Things have to happen the right way and because of our own doing.