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Good News: You Can Learn To Be More Resilient

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Any time a woman is in the perspective of being a victim of her circumstances and is paralyzed by a diagnosis, or a toxic relationship or a dead end job, she is essentially giving up her power. By increasing our resilience, we can all become stronger to make the difficult choices and orchestrate the lives we want and love. Here are four specific ways to be more resilient.

The No. 1 Reason to Treat Yourself With Grace

Panache Desai | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

Above all else, you will begin to love the person you see in the mirror every day. The false perception of victimhood will fall away, and the victorious nature of life and living will become your new way of operating in the world.

The Power of Presence: 3 Simple Ways to Harness Mindfulness

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

When we leave the moment by getting distracted by our thoughts, we lose the opportunity to experience what it feels to really be alive. We can easily get caught fixating about a past hurt or worrying about a future concern. But when we can bring our focus back to this moment, we have the opportunity to heal.

Staring Down Mother's Day Without A Mom

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Women
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

Did I make the biggest mistake of my life by not having kids? Not building my own family? Who will take care of me when I'm old? Would kids make me feel less lonely?

What Takes You Out?

Tamar Henry | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Henry

How do you prepare? There are a couple things I've tried that have proven really useful. One protects your energy. The other is a "priming" technique.

The Limits of Introspection

David Sze | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Psychological research tells us that introspection is often a highly inaccurate source of self-knowledge. An over-reliance on introspection trips one up -- decreasing performance, reducing decision quality and even undermining self-insight.

The Blueprint of Life

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Inevitably, hardship and challenges will be part of life's lessons; however, what differentiates people is how they react, respond, recover and revise their blueprint when in a situation where their power of adaptability is tested.

Spring Cleaning for Your Career (Part 3/3)

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

This is part three in a three-part series on tidying up your inner world: your beliefs, practices and personal habits. (Click here to read part one ...

5 Ways To Reframe Aging With Subtlety And Grace

Joan Moran | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Joan Moran

Recognizing that you are undergoing subtle changes in the aging process require less literal thought and more mindful awareness.

Love and Lipstick

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Tara Cousineau, PhD

I loved the Avon travel suitcase with its rows of compartments containing miniature lipsticks, nail polish bottles and sample packets of Skin So Soft oils. The lipsticks were the perfect size for me and my sister to play with and put on our baby dolls.

Taming the Frenzy: Staying Calm When the Unexpected Happens

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

When frenzy shows up, our emotional brain hijacks our cognitive brain, and we are spinning. How we react in that very moment has a huge impact on whether life unravels or if we muster the energy to deal with the problem the best we can. Often our reaction at that very moment will determine how we feel for hours, days or even weeks ahead.

5 Easy Steps for Inner Calm

Robbi Rucker | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Life is a wild adventure. Just remember to buckle up, check your mirrors and purposefully move toward your destination. There is no complete control or omniscient knowing of what's to come; yet there is deep, passionate awareness when we choose among the many directions we can take each day towards creating inner calm.

Stop Listening to Your Yoga Teacher

Amber Voiles | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Amber Voiles

I teach yoga for a living. I try to teach this to my students. I try to remind them that they should listen to themselves first and me second. As a teacher you'd think teaching myself would be easy. It's not.

3 Decadent Ways to Be More Productive and Less Stressed

Dr. Melissa McCreery | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Melissa McCreery

Sometimes -- especially when you are a hard working, high performing busy woman, the way to get more done and lower your stress actually includes three simple strategies that you might be completely overlooking. Even better -- using these strategies actually feels good and doesn't leave you feeling tired or deprived.

Three Powerful Insights to Finding Fulfillment

Panache Desai | Posted 05.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

As human beings, we are always on a quest for fulfillment. We often hunger for a purpose or calling that will bring us into our authentic selves. We l...

Are You Addicted to Sharing?

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Connolly

I'm now trying to find a healthy balance between totally wired and totally unplugged. It's harder than I expected. How wired in are you? Have you tried unplugging for more than 24 hours?

Top 10 Reasons Why Everyone Is Doing Yoga

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Although we're encouraged to let thoughts go, we're also, perhaps paradoxically, encouraged to tune into our inner voice and intuition in yoga class.

The One Nutrient That Is Missing in Nearly Every Diet

Lindsey Smith | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Smith

Over the years, I've realized that it's not so much a healthcare crisis we have, but a self-love crisis. Our health depends on so much more than exercise programs and vegetables. No cookie, diet soda, sandwich, or chip can provide the same nourishment that you'd gain from truly loving yourself. Nope, not even a kale smoothie can fill you up as much as truly loving yourself can.

Overcoming The Price Of Motherhood

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

We want to be the best mothers, partners, professionals. We have high standards we can't always meet. Making time for ourselves is a small choice that has a watershed effect on all other areas of our lives.

The Letters We Write to Ourselves

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Margaret Ruvoldt

I was prioritizing what I thought was most important despite the fact that I know to be our best, at home and work, means taking care of our physical well-being.

Divorce and Fear: How to Cope

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 04.29.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

I have been paralyzed by the fear; but I can't stay in paralysis. I have to function as an adult, be a mom, and keep my panic quiet to protect my kids.

6 Small Swaps to Minimize Post-Divorce Damage

Kasey Ferris | Posted 04.25.2015 | Divorce
Kasey Ferris

There are a number of common comforts we run to when we go through such a traumatic life event. The problem is, sometimes these reactions leave us feeling even worse about ourselves. If there's any time for a little self-love, this is it.

Mama Is Gonna Fly The Coop!

Megan Morton | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Megan Morton

So, instead of putting a Band-aid on, I am pulling one off. I am doing something I have been too afraid to do... go.

30 Short and Simple Ideas for Soothing Self-Care

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

We know self-care is important. We've all heard "you need to put on your own oxygen mask first!" But self-care often gets pushed to the bottom of ...

What I Wish I Knew When I Felt Stuck in a Toxic Workplace

Alanna Gillis | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Alanna Gillis

True story: I was once part of a toxic team at work. I was negative and complained a lot. I barely slept. I was constantly in fear of looking stupid. The office felt like a black hole. I was stuck. Now that I'm out on the other side I know that challenge was designed to teach me the most important lesson of my life.