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You Are Enough

Erin Bahadur | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

The world wants you to be exactly who you are because nothing will happen if you aren't. You are enough and your enough is what changes the world.

Are You Loving Yourself or Abandoning Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You don't have to spend any energy seeking compassion from others. It's right here for you, as available as the air you breathe. We live in an ocean of love and compassion. All you need to do is open your heart to it through your intention to be loving to yourself.

Lights Go On: Part LXV -- Free Will

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How many times a day do we choose? we choose what time to arise we choose how to start our day what to drink what to eat what to wear who to ...

How to Stick With Good Habits Even When Your Willpower Is Gone

James Clear | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is your environment.

10 Reasons You Should Forgive Those Who've Hurt You

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 06.26.2015 | Religion
Stephanie R. Caudle

Over the last week the concept of forgiveness has been the hot topic of discussion in churches, libraries, workplaces and dinner tables across the globe.

Success Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

It's easy to say "well, life got in the way," but such an explanation is never entirely accurate. Life gets in everyone's way, but the only obstacle stopping one from achieving their dreams is a decision to drop the towel and walk away. It's going to get hard. You're going to get impatient.

Scientists Asked 650+ People, 'What is Happiness?' This Is How They Replied.

David Sze | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Are people confused about their own happiness? Or are researchers stuck in their ivory towers, blinded to the needs of the masses?

Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

There is a difference. I live my life for the most part, alone. I go to movies, and dinner, car shows and sporting events and everything else I do for enjoyment. I do not have a partner or someone I share my life with.

Daily Meditation: Developing Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Irresponsible People Are a Bummer for Everyone, Including Themselves

Jessica Steinberg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Steinberg

Do you know anyone who is always running late, and missing appointments? It seems like they don't care about honoring their commitments, and maybe th...

How to Be Confident

Rose Caiola | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Developing confidence is similar to developing a muscle or a skill. It takes training and persistence. It's easier than you think -- trust me -- you just need time and patience. Start with these three simple things:

How Americans and Chinese Think About Happiness Differently

David Sze | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Researchers and thinkers have often claimed that cultures can be divided between individualistic cultures and collectivistic cultures. The former prioritize individual satisfaction and achievement, while the latter prioritize the collective goals of the family, group and society.

If You Like Where You Are, You Can't Complain About How You Got There

Debbie Hampton | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Hampton

About a decade ago when I was in my early 40s, I was a somewhat of an emotional Neanderthal, totally unaware and unconscious, even though I did have a good heart and good intentions. (Doesn't that count for something?) I'm really not being hard on myself - just honest.

It's Not About You... and It Is About You

Tamar Henry | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Henry

I can't entirely avoid getting hurt -- and I don't believe any of us can -- but I can absolutely choose my reaction when someone says or does something that I find hurtful, thoughtless or insensitive.

The Gift of Jealousy

Denise Simone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Denise Simone

The key is to allow the feeling to be with us and have the willingness to ask ourselves empowering questions. They will lead you to some very powerful answers. It is these answers that will guide you to make the necessary choices that will give you exactly what your own heart is longing for. Trust that and act on it.

Strategies I'm Using to Stay Fit While Traveling

James Clear | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

I'm still learning and experimenting with different ideas, but here are some strategies I've been using to stay fit while traveling. (Plus, the new approach that I'm taking this year).

The Last Father's Day Gift I Gave My Dad -- An Excerpt From the Forthcoming book: Let Me Out (A Practical Guide for Bringing Your Ideas to Life)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Himmelman

Love can make you a more creative person. Understand that when I use the term creative, I don't mean that you'll suddenly have mastery of any partic...

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

Relationshit: The Most Cathartic Comedy Show Around

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 06.18.2015 | New York
Sarah Beauchamp

Up the winding steps of an old warehouse in Brooklyn is Standard Toykraft, a small venue with a stage and six short pews. Couples squeeze into them as the lights dim for the one-year anniversary of the Relationshit show, a live storytelling event where comedians and performers tell stories, and one of them is then analyzed by an actual psychologist on stage.

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, But They Were Laying Bricks Every Hour

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

John Heywood was an English playwright who lived hundreds of years ago. Today, Heywood is known for his poems, proverbs, and plays. But more than any...

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

David Sze | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

What can we learn from the "father" of positive psychology's two theories of happiness? Don't chase pleasure or positive emotions. You don't have to be sunny all the time in order to flourish. Instead, pursue flow states, and serve something bigger than yourself.

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life's Challenges

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Everything happens for a reason and that reason leads you to another destiny. Accept the fact that shit happened to teach you something, to push you to grow, and to encourage you to change. Use this as a drive to make successfully change yourself for the better.

The 4 Qualities of Marketing Leaders I Love to Hire

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I once worked with a talented Marketing Manager named Nick (name changed) who had a strange habit that may surprise you. At least once a month, he would interview with another company. Nick seemed to do well in his role, and was well liked by his colleagues. But something did not add up.

8 Ways To Make Life More Exciting

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Sometimes life can get a little boring. You don't feel excited anymore. Life feels pretty mundane and full of routines. We all have been there at one point in our life.