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Self Empowerment

What Does It Take to Change the World?

Amethyst Wyldfyre | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Amethyst Wyldfyre

The Dalai Lama has been quoted as saying that the "Western woman will change the world" and I believe there is some truth to that although I don't thi...

Eat, People (Not a Zombie Blog)

Katie Goodman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Goodman

That's my suggestion for this holiday. Start looking at what you've bought into. Get some therapeutic help to look at why you overeat. Make a decision that you are just not going to give it all the attention you normally do. Ever again.

An Empire Built on the Pillars of Fear: Panic and the Corporation

Nichola Petts | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Sure, we need to pay the bills. We all have responsibilities. But taking the time to ask yourself what makes you happy and what doesn't every so often surely isn't a bad thing. Life is too short to spend it in a job, or a relationship, or a situation that makes you miserable.

A Love Letter to My Sisters

Ginnie Love | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

Look above you into the sky and recognize the expansive majesty and mysteries of how great an opportunity to be on this rock floating in space. Recognize the universe and your part in it. It is beyond miraculous.

Upgrade Your Mind's iPod!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

A wise man once told me, "Be careful of what you say -- your two ears are the closest thing to your own mouth!" You may not be aware of it, but you are constantly talking to yourself.

Lost and Found in Menopause

Donna Henes | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Aging and changing might be inevitable, but they ain't easy. They precipitate in us a great uncertainty. The myriad dramatic disturbances of modern middle life create an overwhelming crisis of identity and purpose for each of us.

Under Any Circumstances: A Lesson From Sandy

Christine Sachs | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

As things begin to normalize in the Northeast and we begin to reassemble our lives, here's the realization that I came to: life happens. Life is going to turn out how it does. It's who I'm being that makes the difference.

This Is Not Bragging

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 01.01.2013 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

There isn't a title or a job or a byline or a weight or a marital status that will make you good enough. You are good enough right now. Plenty worthy of love and praise and acceptance and celebration.

Oprah: 'Welcome To HuffPost OWN'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 11.01.2012 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

Understanding that we are all more powerful than we know -- that we are all connected to something bigger than ourselves -- is the real conversation I want to have in the new OWN section on HuffPost. In many ways, it is the only conversation, I believe, truly worth having.

When Oprah Met HuffPost: Living Our Best Lives, Together

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN
Arianna Huffington

Just about a year ago, I visited OWN studios in Los Angeles for a TV/web simulcast of Oprah's Lifeclass. As I watched Oprah effortlessly integrate her live audience with those joining online and via social media, I was struck by the realization that even though she'd been a dominant player on television for more than two decades, Oprah was, in fact, made for the Internet. She was about engagement and authenticity and connection long before the web discovered them. And since engagement is deeply embedded in the DNA of HuffPost as well, I'm delighted that we're partnering with the Oprah Winfrey Network to bring some of Oprah's best content to the HuffPost platform. So welcome to HuffPost OWN, where we'll focus on self-empowerment, healthy living for the mind and body, relationships, and deepening the conversation on, as Oprah puts it, living our best lives.

Big Bird and the Halloween Challenge

Randy Taran | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

What makes Halloween so fun is that it gives us an opportunity to be playful and to try out different aspects of our personality that don't always have a chance to emerge.

On Being Your Best Self

Naima Mora | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Naima Mora

It is still a challenge to be myself, in that most people will not understand why I do what I do. That is unimportant. I have spent my life discovering what makes me most happy -- without tampering with the happiness of others.

5 Soul-Nourishing Principles

Posted 10.25.2012 | Healthy Living

The stress and strains of our always-connected lives can sometimes take us off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance. ...

The 7 Signs Of An Empowered Life: Are You Living One?

Kathy Caprino | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Caprino

Empowerment means accessing and marshaling all the passion, power and purpose you have inside you, so that you can live and work as you truly want to.

Self-Employed? Give Yourself an Annual Review

Women & Co | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

I may no longer work in an office full of people and the resulting social politics, but I still have contacts and clients who play an important role in my self-employed work, even if I don't see them every day like I would see coworkers in previous jobs.

We Are the 'New Normal' -- Not the 'New Age'

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

We may not be able to escape the effects of polarity completely, yet we can shift ourselves to a more harmonious position.

Confessions of a Former Boob Man (As in a Man With His Own Boobs!)

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Although you wouldn't know it to look at me today, I used to be a total boob man. But the difference between me and that guy who Googles Dolly Parton is that at the time, I had boobs that could give Ms. P a run for her money.

If Not AA, Then What? SMART Recovery And The AA Alternatives

Tom Horvath, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Horvath, Ph.D.

The reality is that only a small percentage of those who have addiction problems attend AA. We need to have additional approaches.

Speaking Our Reality

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

If we listen carefully to our truest inner selves and speak with a greater presence, we can empower ourselves to create exciting new possibilities and become a witness to the reality of our heart's greatest desire come true.

Tackling Shame: 'Shame's Primary Power Is to Make Us Afraid of Being Vulnerable' -- Part II

George Molho | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

"Shame breeds contempt; vulnerability gives birth to freedom. Freedom is the wellspring of love." In part one, we delved into one of the specific exp...

The Importance Of 'I' Language

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

"I" language allows the person to more fully experience the truth of their situation, which can lead to greater self-awareness, healing, and growth. Plus, if you're speaking about your own experience, you should refer to yourself and not the other person!

Claim Your Power And Climb Out Of The Crab Bucket

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

When we claim the power of our heritage, behave like people who know our own resilience and strength because we have had to exercise it simply to survive, nothing in the world can pull us back down into anyone's crab bucket.

Teaching Power in Detroit

Matthew Bode | Posted 07.01.2012 | Detroit
Matthew Bode

Detroit will turn around, and does every day, when we understand the power we have to transform the way we function. Every day we must remind ourselves that this is our community and we have the power to change it.

Tackling Shame: 'Shame's Primary Power Is to Make Us Afraid of Being Vulnerable.' Part I

George Molho | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

The beauty of vulnerability is in its expression. Its power resides in embracing it. By being unafraid to be vulnerable you will shrink shame, make a feast of fear and starve insecurities.

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.