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The Important Lesson Meditation Taught Me About Self-Love

Dina Strada | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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.

I Need a Me for Me!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

For years I have been searching, seeking, asking, everyone, anyone... feeling so desperate, scared, alone and at times just plain old crazy. I jump...

Everything You've Ever Wanted Is On The Other Side Of Fear

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 03.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

Just when I thought I had it all figured out I'm blind sided with the realization that I've only just begun and, I still have a long road ahead of m...

5 Simple Laws to Help You Realize Your Highest Spiritual Possibilities

Guy Finley | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Guy Finley

We are all familiar with the general laws that govern our physical well-being: eat healthy foods, exercise both mind and body, and avoid toxic people ...

This Dream Wasn't Meant for Me

Jeena Cho | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeena Cho

Image credit: Self Discovery by Rita Loyd I am a Korean-American immigrant. My family came to the US in 1988. I was 10 years old. Like many im...

Overcoming My Cool Kids Complex

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

My cool kids complex is nothing but a story I've told myself about myself. It's simply the vestiges of adolescence that I unconsciously continued to build upon. It's way past time for the complex to be disassembled.

Exit Expectations

Trish DeLuca | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Trish DeLuca

So 20 days into the new year, and just 11 of those days back in the good old freezing gray January days that I thought I'd become accustomed to, and I find that it truly is easier to be exactly who I am.

How Silence Helped This Entrepreneur Fight Burnout

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living

New York-based entrepreneur Dina Kaplan understands how all-consuming work life can be. But after dedicating nearly every moment of her life to her co...

3 Simple Questions to Help You Let Go of the Year That Was

Elyse Gorman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

If you feel the desire to reflect on the year that was, here is a simple 10-minute way of celebrating and releasing 2014. Three simple questions for y...

Dream Boldly: 10 Questions to Rouse Your Inner Child-Wisdom

Laurie Seymour | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Seymour

What dreams lay forgotten within you, unvoiced and unnoticed? We grow up, go to school, learn about the world and gather information. Then we graduate, get a job, chose a partner -- become an adult! Growing older we make choices and take on new responsibilities. What happens to those distant dreams we had as children?

Why You Need to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Elyse Gorman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

So the next time you want something in your life in order to feel good about yourself, give a little chuckle at the folly of your reverse thinking, and decide to feel good about yourself now. Then the things you desire will inevitably be drawn into your life.

The Art of Losing Oneself

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Rosengren

If I look back on my life, I can say with confidence that it was in moments of uncertainty that I was able to tap into my fears, my preferences and aversions, my hopes and my own personal truths. Each time I got "lost" was like peeling back the layer of an onion; through the path of discovery, not only did I learn something new about myself but I grew as a result of the experience as well.

Are You Living Your Dream... Or Somebody Else's?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

What I've learned is this: Life is a series of piling on layers. Posturing. We try so hard to be that person others want us to be.

How I'm Getting Over My Broken Heart, One Laser Treatment At A Time

Heather Sweeney | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Divorce allows people to hit the reset button and start their lives over again, reinventing themselves after learning from those failed relationships and harsh love lessons.

5 Tips To Finding Purpose And Meaning Later In Life

Next Avenue | Ed Merck | Posted 08.24.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Ed Merck Throughout my middle years, I never questioned what held meaning in my life. The scaffolding of my identity...

What Backpacking Alone in Europe Taught Me

Amy Yao | Posted 10.18.2014 | College
Amy Yao

I wanted to know why I make the mistakes that I do, why I still desperately feel the need to have a name-brand university pedigree, why I chase approval, why I will never be satisfied with myself. I wanted to find it in myself, as if the answers had been hidden deep down.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

Navigating a Sea of Opportunity

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Rayanne Thorn

Every person has an opportunity to find their own greatness, to plot a course for personal success, should they so desire. Integrity and tenacity are essential building blocks for personal success and, I suppose, it depends on how you measure it.

10 Ways Travel Changed My Life Forever

Jinna Yang | Posted 09.20.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

Was I scared to leave a steady paycheck, long-term boyfriend, friends and family to travel the world for a month with a lifesize cutout of my late father? ABSOLUTELY. Do I regret doing it? Absolutely not.

Divorce, Redemption and My 20th High School Reunion

Heather Sweeney | Posted 09.13.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Thanks to Facebook and my blog, most people already knew I was divorced. No one asked me if I was married. No one asked where my husband was. And while I did discuss bits and pieces of the divorce with a few people, I never once felt less than happy about where I am in life.

The Importance Of Staring Out The Window

Philosophers' Mail | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

We tend to reproach ourselves for staring out of the window. You are supposed to be working, or studying, or ticking off things on your to-do list. It...

Shapeshifting on the Road to Oblivion

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

After the turn of the new year, I was over it. I found myself wrestling with quiet. Blahzay. Afraid to utter for fear of speaking negative onto my future, but bound to the necessity of speaking my piece.

Redefining Success

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Too often, success is measured by the greater amount of things we have and the smaller amount of time for anything not related to earnings. Success is not seen as a narrow ladder to climb above others on, but rather, it's a forward motion of self-reevaluation, re-prioritizing and resiliency.

Medicine and Self-Discovery: Part II of a Q&A With Dr. Victoria Sweet

Mehroz Baig | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Mehroz Baig

Dr. Victoria Sweet, who served as a physician for 20 years at San Francisco's Laguna Honda hospital, also found that "slow medicine" allowed her to do her job best.

The Power of Self-Expression

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Are you tired of playing small, feeling insignificant? Will you be the best you you can be or not? It is that simple. Of course, the question then becomes, who are you? The journey is about self-discovery and self-expression.