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Healing Vigilante: 7 Ways to Own and Trust in the Crap

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

There are several underground therapeutic terms that circulate in the counseling biz. "CRAP" is one of them. It represents your issues, challenges, un...

How to Evolve Your Character for a More Meaningful, Successful Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

What determines your character? You do. As do the people around you. And, of course, genetics play a factor, too. But according to Webby Award fo...

Want to Succeed, Optimize, Actualize? Love More, Love Deeper

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

We all know that love is important, yet we often don't spend time thinking about why we should and how we can bring more love into our lives. In fact, it is love -- and all of its inherent qualities -- that can help us lead even more extraordinary, meaningful, and successful lives.

How to Be Nicer to Yourself

Erin Cox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

When you are nicer to yourself, you'll create a more fabulous world for yourself. Treat both you and everyone around you with kindness and respect, and your entire life-perspective will shift to a more joyful place!

The Fifth Force

Eldon Taylor | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

The journey of life is really about living into our authentic selves. The first big gotcha is to hide that fact from us, to enculturate us in ways that foster the interests of society as a whole or of an elite few, while organizing the rest of us to conform and thereby consume.

Terminal C: Lessons Learned for Happiness

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Every day we have an opportunity to learn a lesson, if we listen closely and see. I am grateful to learn and for these opportunities to make my life better so I can enjoy life, and hope you can take advantage of these little opportunities, too.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Start Living The Life You Want

Caroline Zwick | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Caroline Zwick

Getting out of your way means taking action towards something that you want to invite into your life.

Post Divorce: Be The Heroine in Your Life!

Nancy Lang | Posted 04.23.2014 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

It was becoming apparent that my mind was spending way too much time on what was lacking in my life, dwelling on the unfairness of it all. I knew intellectually that my fixation on the negative details of my past would lock me into a future I didn't want.

The Secret to Getting What You Want

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Anfernee Chansamooth

You may have heard it before -- persistence is the key to success. Just like the child earlier who repeatedly asked for what she wanted the more we ask for what we want, the more that we demand it, the more likely it is that we will receive it. Try it out.

Learn How to Take Criticism, or Be Prepared to Fail

Matt Walsh | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Matt Walsh

There are two types of criticisms -- constructive and destructive. Your success in life will rely on your ability to ignore the second type and listen to the first.

Can Your Passion or Hobby Lead to a Reinvention?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.22.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Often, as we get older, priorities shift and we start to let go of those things that are important to us -- we take care of others in our lives and we commit to our jobs and careers, which often aren't related to our hobbies or interests, but are simply a means to an end.

Who Are You Putting In Charge of Your Career?

Erin Daruszka | Posted 04.22.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

It's paramount for you to have a realistic sense for your strengths, your weaknesses and where you want your career to go. But sometimes, you may need to make a decision to take your experience where it will be more appreciated (which I did).

What It Means to Be Truly Awake

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

I remember many decades ago when I first heard about the now ubiquitous "onion theory" -- how much sense it made to me. For those who are not famil...

The Top 10 Ways Women Settle for Low-Fat Love

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In all areas of life women often settle for less. I think of this as a low-fat version of love, including self-love, by substituting what we really want for what we think we can get and then trying to pretend we're more satisfied than we are.

A Letter That Is Long Overdue to My Health

Christine Hoh | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

I often write a letter to those I love. But I realized I've haven't written to you to say my thank you. There's been many obstacles we have overcome...

Perfectionism Is a Mean Bitch

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

. I realize Perfection has many shades of it. I always say I don't try to be perfect, until I am in some area, be it parenting, business, fitness, or whatever I feel I'm sucking at in that moment. It's sneaky. Dig deeper to find out that FEAR is the mastermind.

My Best Time-Management Trick in Action

Laurie Gerber | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

One of the most common "stupid theories" I debunk is "I have to do it all myself." Can anyone relate? Maybe in your head it sounds a little different,...

How Rewarding Is Love? Some Clues From Neuroscience

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Not caught up in the personal highs and lows of romance, people like Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama have a track record of getting a lot of work done -- for the benefit of many, many people. Do the experiential differences between selfless and 'attached' love also show up in the brain?

6 Life Skills Every Grandparent Should Master

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It can't be restated too many times: 50 is not old. In fact, between age 50 and whatever you consider "elderly," we'r...

On the Necessity of Giving Your Gift, and Living Your Truth

Zachary Stockill | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Zachary Stockill

What brings you the most joy and satisfaction? What do you do that gives you the most pleasure? What is your heart moved to give? What are your hands ...

A New Perspective on Crying

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Well, I am here to tell you real men do cry. All these voices from my past have broken ideas of what real men are.

Prepare Like an Olympian for the Challenges of the Business World

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

How does an Olympian prepare mentally for a once-in-a-lifetime event that can literally be over in seconds, but its results will last for the rest of his or her life? Surprisingly, in a very similar way as businessmen and women prepare for big projects.

How This Man Went From Laid-Off Engineer To Successful Comedian

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Comedian Dan Nainan is someone who had the opportunity to develop and nurture his skills, and then, when circumstance (or perhaps fate...) pushed him out of his job, he was prepared to make the leap into an entirely new life. His story puts a new spin on the idea of 'portable skills,' and shows us that it is possible to apply talent and enthusiasm beyond just one industry or job category.

Catherine Chen, Ph.D.: Everything I Know About Confidence I Learned From Performing Improv Comedy

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

It's no secret that tapping into your funny bone can help you in your career and personal relationships. I like reminding others of how having fun in life leads to more success and confidence -- here are some lessons I learned from my first improv comedy class so that you can do just that!

8 Superpowers You Didn't Know You Had

Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Heather Quinlan for YouBeauty.com Though you may sometimes forget they exist, you have incredible superpowers. If you choose to, you can use the...