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Dream Big, Double It, Then Add Some!

Keyon Bayani | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Keyon Bayani

We need to get things straight here. What's getting in the way of you living life the way you want to be living? Of those dreams that you keep hav...

Are You Disorganized?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Are stuck in not being able to organize your time and space? Do you often feel overwhelmed regarding time and clutter? Are often rushing to get thing...

Human Beings vs. Human Doings

Elissa Kravetz | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Elissa Kravetz

As I am sitting here on the beach in Goa, I'm pondering the concept of actually being a human BEING. I'm a Westerner, I grew up on the East Coast o...

7 Flaws That Make You Absolutely Amazing

Alexandra Harra | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Be simple in your intentions. It's a lot of fun to live a fast-paced, flamboyant life, but remember to slow things once in a while. Living simply reminds us of our true reasons and roots us in purpose.

Acknowledge and Move On

Barry Kibrick | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

We all face difficult times and obstacles in our lives. Sometimes we have to go through them, sometimes we have to side step around them. What happen...

Habit Stacking: How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones

James Clear | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You have patterns and behaviors that have been strengthened over years. By linking your new habits to a cycle that is already built into your brain, you make it more likely that you'll stick to the new behavior.

The 'In' and 'On' of Family Caregiving

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

A saying I often repeat is, "If you don't know where you're going, you'll never know when you get there." So here are my ABCs to help you find and implement a family caregiver path that works for you.

What Are You Measuring In Your Life?

James Clear | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Measurement won't solve everything. It is not an ultimate answer to life. However, it is a way to track something critical: are you showing up in the areas that you say are important to you?

5 Top Reasons to Take a Yoga Teacher Training

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

Of course, the skills you learn in teacher training will help you get started as a yoga teacher, but they can also enhance your current professional skill set allowing you to meet with long-term career success and satisfaction.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

How I Found My Heart (Again) After Hearing 'It's Over'

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Ms. Canyon Girl

The Canyon represents a microcosm that exists for all of us, regardless of where we live. You will know it when you find it. It is the place where you can navigate the stages of grief. It will come to be the place where you can savor the beautiful moments and distractions of this thing called life. It is the place where you, too, can find your heart again.

9 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) Through a Breakup

Jessica Biber | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Jessica Biber

It's going to take a little while, but eventually, your heart is going to start beating again. And when it does, it's going to be a stronger, healthier, bigger version of itself. You're going to realize why love hasn't worked in the past -- and you'll be open to a love that matches this new heart of yours.

10 Rules Positive People Live By

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Take every waking hour as it comes and do what you are supposed to do and complete what you're supposed to complete. Stop overanalyzing or trying to predict and plan things too far. The only constant in life is change. Just live in the moment and do your best.

5 Ways Your Children Benefit from Your Passions

Jessica N. Turner | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Jessica N. Turner

After surveying more than 2,000 women about their time, speaking one-on-one with dozens more, and looking at my own life, I can see clearly that women are doing themselves and their loved ones a disservice when they do not practice self-care.

Mozart as Medicine: The Health Benefits of Music

James Clear | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

My guess is that these are individualized results which, although true, are difficult to extrapolate to the entire population. That said, there are a handful of health benefits of music that are well-accepted and scientifically proven.

Is Your Inner Middle Schooler Wreaking Havoc?

Liz Frank | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Liz Frank

My teacher didn't see me in a "whole child" sense. And as strange as it may seem, I'm grateful for her misinformed assumptions and public shaming.

6 Things I Wish I Didn't Struggle With, But Do

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 02.18.2015 | Hawaii
Kimanzi Constable

I've had a lot of cool wins in the last year or so. After three years, the hard work is paying off. I've kept off the 170 pounds I lost. I get to wake up and do whatever I want -- work wise -- in the place that I love, Maui, Hawaii.

Where Do I Belong?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

It is now, as a 35-year-old woman without children, where I'm struggling, thankfully, for the first time in my life, with the sense of not belonging. I have learned there are two major things no one tells you when you begin the journey of IVF.

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...

4 Surefire Ways To Change Your Life For The Better

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

As you take stock and reflect on what makes you the happiest and what makes you the unhappiest, you might feel that changing the circumstances that cause you the most pain is simply impossible.

Love Thy Selfie

Phu Nguyen | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

The day I learned not to measure my own beauty and self-worth by others' reactions is the day I began seeing myself in my best angles and light. So post away, lovers of thy selfies, and make no apologies. Love who you are and everyone who cares for you will continue being additions to the love you already have for yourself.

Health Is Progress, Not Perfection

Erin Bahadur | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

For me, health means much more than its physical definition. It is emotional and spiritual as well. As I have hit these bumps along the way it has become evident to me that my health is ever evolving and will only improve it I put the effort in. Health is progress, not perfection. It is doing a little more than I did yesterday and not beating myself up for taking steps back.

Why Fifty Shades Is the Worst Fairy Tale Ever

Donna Highfill | Posted 02.13.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I think that all women should get together and remember that strength comes from the inside out, not the other way around. I'm sure there are fifty shades of grey, but we deserve color. We deserve a better fairy tale.

How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

James Clear | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
James Clear

Ingvar Kamprad focused on getting good at business before he tried to get big at business. Think about that for a moment. Many people (and I've been guilty of this as well) want to get big more than they want to become good.

3 Reasons Why Lying Doesn't Work in Relationships

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

I read an article over the weekend in which the author encouraged us to lie, especially to our loved ones. I had to re-read his words because I could ...