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Total Mess or Totally Chic? 3 Small Changes to Help You Feel Fabulous Every Day

Kimberly Petrosino | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Kimberly Petrosino

No matter how well-intentioned, we don't always bring our most fabulous selves to the table. We're busy, we're tired, and sometimes we just don't feel like it. But the good news is, we don't have to be perfect to feel fabulous! Sometimes it's as easy as a simple mind shift.

10 Super Simple Self-Care Practices to Help You Live a Joyful Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

When we're so much on the go-go-go, the last thing on our minds can be our own self-care and how we can find joy in our day to day lives. But, trust me, it's much easier than you think. Here are 10 super simple self-care practices to help you live a joyful life.

Contrary to Popular Belief, Self-Care Is Important

Tamara Holder | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamara Holder

Picture this: You're having an outer body experience, attending your own funeral. Unfortunately, you died at a young age. Everyone's crying, saying y...

Offering a Helping Hand... to Yourself

Susie Wolbe | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

As though you were training a puppy, have patience. As if you were holding a crying baby, look into your heart and tell yourself, "I see you. I hear you. You are important and I care. You are worth the effort, and I will not give up on you."

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part III

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part III: Your Blissful You Hello there...nice to see you again! We've already spent some time together during the first two posts in this serie...

The One Thing Missing From Your 'Detox' Program

Jessi Andricks | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessi Andricks

You're ready to get healthy, to feel more energized and to start taking better care of yourself. You've researched the different types of cleanses a...

Behaviorism 101: The Keys to the Kingdom of Change

Lara Fielding | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

Auto-Pilot Behavior as Natural Instinct We all have a tendency to behave in ways that do not serve us. If the change I described in my last blog w...

If You Do It For Your Child, You Should Do It For Yourself

Allison Chawla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

We parents need to realize that true self-nurturing doesn't come in the form of material things. It comes from giving ourselves the same type of love and reassurance that we give to our children each day.

8 Ways to Live in Hormone-y

Robbi Rucker | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Everyday I keep trying to be the best me, the healthiest me, yet sometimes I am downright shocked and insulted when my body and brain go AWOL. Someth...

5 Ways To Keep Healthy While Traveling

Kenden Alfond | Posted 07.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Kenden Alfond

Our bodies do most of the hard work for us in new environments -- enduring long drives or plane rides, traveling during late or early hours, and not having access to your usual food. Here are my five tips for taking care of your body while traveling.

How To Learn To Love Alone Time

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

The feeling of being so uncomfortable in my skin and feeling like I needed to be around people all the time to take a deep breath -- that was loneliness. The feeling of complete anxiety and fear when a boyfriend broke up with me -- that was loneliness. But this? This is peace. This is fun.

How to Stop Emotionally Abusing Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

You can break the emotionally abusive cycle. How? By choosing to honor, love and respect yourself. By choosing to not only eliminate people and situations that are not for your highest good from your life but acknowledging how powerful you are.

What Do You Do When the World Is Too Much With You?

Edie Weinstein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

What do you do when you have days when the "world is too much with you"? I do my best to keep from absorbing the pain and angst of those in my persona...

How to Overcome a Guilty Pleasure

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

Think about one guilty pleasure you have and come up with a creative way to look for other ways to meet your needs. Remember be creative. Your solution should be fun and interesting, because the more fun, the more likely it is that it will work.

5 Essentials of Mindful Self-Care: Promoting Mind-Body Resilience

Lara Fielding | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

At the end of the day, just as we must maintain all the things we cherish in our lives, we must work to maintain our mind-body vehicles. Take care of your vehicle, and it will take you a lot further, in a much more comfortable ride!

7 Habits for a Stress-Free Life

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Try incorporating these seven habits and bring more peace and joy into your life. We can use the tasks and work in our lives to propel us ahead and inspire us or they can overwhelm us. By incorporating these ideas, see if life suddenly feels easier and a bit more enjoyable!

'I'm Just Going to Just Focus on Myself' and Other Lies

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

If you're thinking of taking a break from dating "to focus on yourself," you're doing yourself a big disservice. You're also lying.

'Spirtpreneur' Lessons from V. Taybron

Abiola Abrams | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Abiola Abrams

I'll be bringing you exciting advice and insight from "road less traveled" entrepreneurs, spiritual business luminaries, creative professionals, and h...

3 Day Roadtrip: Los Angeles to Paso Robles

Tara Fass | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Tara Fass

About 4 hours by car north of Los Angeles, Paso Robles is our place to unplug and refresh. On any given weekend, we think about going.

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.