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Career Advice For My Younger Self

Teresa White | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Teresa White

icon next logo No matter how far you go in your career, no matter how much you achieve, never stop working on your career. Consider it a work that's always in progress.

Change the Why

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Justine Brooks Froelker

I think we all struggle with this mean inner dialogue from time to time. I see it every day with my clients. My challenge to us all is to be nicer to ourselves. Especially to take the why out of our self-talk and replace it with how come or what.

Finding Harmony in 2015, Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jodi B. Katzman

So far, I've engaged my guitar as "musical medicine" several times, and, despite the unhappiness of seeing sick children, there is joy in the experience -- for the giver and the getter. I want to turn this hobby into a habit.

Are You Addicted to Blaming Others?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Charles consulted with me because his wife of 18 years had threatened to leave him if he didn't stop blaming her all the time. He admitted to frequent...

What Happened When My Down Dog Was Barking

Kelli Finley | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelli Finley

I started to think about what we say in the therapy world about meeting clients where they are at. I think that is important for us to do for ourselves too. On that random Thursday I met myself where I was at.

5 Ways to Harness Your Inner PR Team

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Whether it is a raise, a new job position, or a particular romantic relationship, here are five ways to become more comfortable publicly supporting yourself so you have a better shot at getting what you really want...

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Once you build the habit of exercise, you can find thousands of ways to improve. Without the habit, every strategy is useless. Build the habit first, worry about the results later.

Personal Development for Software Developers: An Interview With John Sonmez

Phil Simon | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

Developers have never been in greater demand. These days, they can seemingly write their own tickets. Despite their increasingly valuable skills, many developers and techies could use some help dealing with people.

We Hold the Pieces to Our Puzzles

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

But we must remember we hold the pieces ourselves, as we have the power for change and recovery. We have the power to complete our puzzle and therefore truly, and bravely, embrace and own all the pieces of us.

What a Month of Yoga Did for a Regular Person

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Grete DeAngelo

I told myself that I would commit to just 15 minutes a day, nothing crazy. In the process, I started to feel better physically (less tension in my neck and shoulders, no more back twinges) and I learned some new things about what I could accomplish.

Trust You Will Tread or Float

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

For the last 15 years I have had the honor of witnessing people journey through some of the most difficult times of their lives to emerge as happier, ...

3 Simple Tips to Have a 'Third Metric' Workweek

Alison Elissa Cardy | Posted 01.16.2015 | Women
Alison Elissa Cardy

Your usual workweek busyness isn't working. And the struggle to "just get to Friday" drains your mental and physical energy. Make a few simple tweaks to your routine that align with Third Metric ideals, and you'll go from tired and stuck to thriving and energized.

Five Ideas to Jumpstart Your 2015

Kristen Thomaselli | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Thomaselli

At 27, I think I'm finally starting to get it. I may be on to something. Here are my five tips for rocking out in 2015...

Is the Gay Community Scaring Away Our Straight Allies?

Mason Hsieh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

When one of my new straight-male friends asked if he could sit in on a QSA meeting, I immediately said yes and took him to a panel on LGBT dating, hoping to show him how cool the queer community is. The discussion was mostly civil, until my fledgling ally worked up the courage to ask one simple question.

The 3 Things to Do When You Want to Get Hotter With Age

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

I can't say these didn't help me at all, but looking back I realized there where only a few things that really had a profound impact on finally accepting who I truly am:

The Side Hustle

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

You may consider work or class your day job. It is crucial to excel at these, but you still have a great amount of time outside of your day job that you can turn into actionable learning and improvement.

How to Make a Dream Come True

Isa Adney | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Isa Adney

Making a dream come true is a long, laborious process. It requires incredible patience and resilience. Choose a dream for which the work is something you can see yourself getting up for every morning, because to make a dream come true you'll have to be willing to work harder and more strategically and with more focus, discipline, and dedication than anyone else.

Three New Mantras: Talk to Strangers, Say Yes, and Give Back to Others

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.09.2015 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

While this is my blueprint for a Year of Awesome and yours may vary, I recommend the backbone of talking to strangers, saying yes, and giving back to others. Think about places to volunteer, new places to visit, or people you want to meet. You never know who or what you might find.

What to Do When You Hate Every Photo You Take of Yourself

Jenn Hand | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

What was going on that day and in that moment? Did you experience some crazy, awesome moment that you were dying to capture on film? Go beyond what you look like and think about the experience you were having. Fill yourself up with the amazing times you were having in the moment that picture was taken.

Top 5 Essential Skills for Teachers

Sue Gober | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Sue Gober

I sent an email to all of my student teachers recently, asked them to please hit reply, and then quickly list the five most important soft skills needed by teachers.

Should You Quit Your New Year's Resolutions Now?

Lucie Lincoln | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Lucie Lincoln

The point here isn't to give up on growth, it is to go about it strategically. So if you are ready for real change, drop the resolutions and start making some simple shifts.

25 Signs of Maturity: How Mature Are You?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

I'm sure there are probably other signs, but this list covers at least the majority of them. I know we can always do a better job displaying our mature sides. I also know that, by doing so, we lift each other up through our example.

My Rx for 2015: Get Happy!

Kellyann Petrucci | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kellyann Petrucci

Developing a strong and peaceful mindset is the first step in aiming for your goals -- especially if those goals are big ones. So if you wrote out a list of New Year's resolutions, here's what I want you to do. Go back to your list, and add these three new resolutions at the top.

10 Rules of Being a Sexy Woman

Alexandra Harra | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Alexandra Harra

There are many twists and turns along the road to real sexiness that require us to make the right decisions. Live by the ten rules of being a woman and inspire others to follow in your gracefully sexy footsteps.

My New Year's Resolutions Are Already Old

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

We are only into the first days of January 2015, and I have blown all of my New Year's resolutions. Here is the list I vowed to finalize before the ...