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Why Art Sucks

Melanie Curtin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Melanie Curtin

It blows to be misunderstood. It's shitty to not have control over how other people take your art, take your words, take your meaning. It's really annoying not being able to control other people's perception of you -- especially when your perception is that their perception is that you're weak.

For the Holidays: The Gift of Artistic Expression

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Mary Crescenzo

As an multidisciplinary artist and teaching artist, the unique gift I can give myself and others is the opportunity to create something through artistic expression. But, we all, as humans, have the power in us to do the same. Why?

Finding the Flow That Makes Your Heart Sing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We can address Flow conceptually, yes. For me, a much richer way of getting to know Flow is to get to know it personally.

Miri Ben-Ari: The Silence of the Violin

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My mother once said that we must understand where we are coming from in order to better understand who we are in this life. It took me many years to understand what she meant.

Agapi Stassinopoulos: Are You Feeling Depleted? Discovering Your Boundaries

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

There is a delicate balance between self-care and care for others. We want to be there for others, but if we are doing it to the detriment of our own wellbeing, we are doing a great disservice to who we are.

LOOK: How Art Helps Feed Our Souls

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What My Friend Said To Me That Has My Mind Spinning

Laura Munson | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Laura Munson

It's 3:00 in the morning and for some reason I can't sleep. That never happens to me. There is so much going on in my mind that I just have to write it out and then hopefully get back to bed. A friend said something to me yesterday that has my mind spinning.

The Friend That Taught Me to Be Myself

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How do we use our bodies (and the clothes we put on them) to convey who we are? We need to look within to shine to the world without.

Nose to the Grindstone, I Am Leaning In

Lynn Cluess Manzione | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn Cluess Manzione

I am allowing my reflection of the past 53 years to whisper in my ear, and it's telling me to go ahead -- the beast is not as scary as you think. It is time to lean in!

Yoga Studios Across America are Embracing FreeFlow: a Unique Path to Freedom of Expression Through Music

Jill Lawson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Jill Lawson

It is certain, that by expressing ourselves through music we will grow, we will heal, we will transform. This is a path to freedom.

Beyoncé Again Brings Her 'A Game'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

When we are stuck in safety, we confuse the fatigue of simultaneously trying for and resisting our goals with the energy and effort that would otherwise be going powerfully toward achieving them.

How to Love like a Child

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

When I'm with a child, I feel about a million times lighter. What does this kid know that I don't? What is so a part of children that they can leaves us feeling like dopey adults, left out of their secret?

What to Do When Someone Pushes Your Buttons

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Are you willing to choose personal responsibility over taking things personally? I certainly hope so! Here is a 10-step process you can use when your buttons get pushed.

What Poem Changed Your Life?

Gina Ryder | Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
Gina Ryder

Beloved encounters with poetry and poets often stay hidden in our hearts. The sincerity. The meaning. Why we read it. What it means to us. Where we were physically and emotionally when it hit us. When we answer the question of what poem changed our life, all of the answers to these questions also pour out.

What Is the Best Explanation for Identity?

Quora | Posted 01.14.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, Technology Entrepreneur From the perspective of neuroscien...

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.

WATCH: How To Be More Real

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

I've learned that the world only wants one thing from us: our authentic truth. Throughout my life, the more "me" I've become, the more powerful I am. Today's vlog speaks to the power of sharing your authenticity with the world.

'My Words Are Less Important Than The Love I Convey From My Heart'

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Words complete me. They are my companions when I am lonely, my inspiration when I despair, and my weapons when I rage. But words are the tools of the brain, particularly the left hemisphere.

Moon Struck!

Donna Henes | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

I was 10 years old when the moon first beckoned to me. The call came in the guise of a homework assignment. Miss Lusk, my much-loved fourth grade teacher, told us one propitious day to go home and compose a poem.

What Your High Heels Really Say About You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I dress to attract people who will 'get' me. Some of those will be men with a possible sexual interest in me. I don't mind that. But for others, my clothes will be signals of different kinds."

What Your High Heels Really Say About You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I dress to attract people who will 'get' me. Some of those will be men with a possible sexual interest in me. I don't mind that. But for others, my clothes will be signals of different kinds."

Marketing Creativity

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Most of the artists I work with beam when they talk about their creative journeys. To hear them describe their experiences singing, dancing, and acting feels like witnessing Christmas morning or a surprise birthday party.

10 Steps To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

John Seed | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
John Seed

Of course we all need criticism to guide us, and a healthy creative process has to include a time to solicit, consider and absorb criticism. However, there is real value in banishing criticism -- including self-criticism -- as you establish your creative process.

How Art Can Be Good For Your Mental Health

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Here's an obvious observation: Doing art -- whether music, painting, writing, dance, whatever -- can contribute immeasurably to psychological well-being.