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Self Perception

Why It's Important My Wheelchair Is Part of How You See Me

Karin Hitselberger | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Karin Hitselberger

For so many years, I wanted people to see me without my disability, but now I realize that would mean they weren't really seeing me at all.

Shifting Perceptions -- How Do You Change Your Perception in the Market

Franziska Iseli-Hall | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Franziska Iseli-Hall

How can a popular brand go from being at the top to almost forgotten? The most common reason is that the business is not adapting to the changes in the market, it is not adjusting its perception to be worthy of a leader.

Impossible Knowledge: Are You an Expert?

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.22.2016 | Science
Wray Herbert

I grew up with a habitual overclaimer. He wildly exaggerated his expertise, at times claiming knowledge of things he couldn't possibly know -- people, events, ideas that simply do not exist. We're all familiar with these people who feel the need to overestimate what they know about the world. What underlies such assertions of impossible knowledge?

The Key To Helping Kids With Healthy Weight Loss

Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Wed Aug 6, 2014 11:51am EDT (Reuters Health) - Many kids are prone to underestimate their weight problem if they have on...

Touching Mirror Experiment Proves Strangers Actually Think You're All Kinds Of Awesome

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.28.2014 | Good News

Mirrors are devious, lying fixtures that should never be trusted to give an honest opinion. That's the general takeaway from "What Do Strangers Thi...

Moments Make a Life

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Consciously constructing positive habits -- or a life, for that matter -- is a dance between noticing what's working now, imagining a brighter future, and taking tiny steps everyday, moment by moment, to move in the desired direction.

Baby Boomers 'Keep on Truckin!'

David Kanegis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As you get older the tendency to perceive life through the lens of personal experiences becomes overpowering. One tends to develop a one dimensional self-view. Perceptions are often far from reality. Let's shake things up a bit!

Deciding to Love Yourself: Is Self Acceptance Actually a Choice?

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

I want to believe it's not only possible, but inevitable that we all reach a point where we're officially tired of the masochistic self-loathing that we falsely thought was motivating us to be thinner/prettier/hotter/smarter/sexier/better.

Got Pain? Learn to Love Your Body Again

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

The pain experience can not only change our view of the world around us, but it also contorts the way we see ourselves. Alterations to our own personal view of who we are and what we look like can mean that we see ourselves as different from the person we used to be.

4 Steps To Conquer Your Inner Critic

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we fail to identify and separate from this inner critic, we allow it to impact our behavior and shape the direction of our lives. So how can we challenge this inner voice?

Labels Work Best on Soup Cans

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

It didn't really matter what we called ourselves though, because everyone knew what the names really meant. Everyone knew they really meant top, middle or bottom. We all knew exactly what was being done. We were being labeled.

One Big Idea From Improv That Can Make You More Successful (And Stylish)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When you negate what you're given, all the action stops. When you accept it and add to it, you create forward movement. The same principle plays out in other areas of work and life.

Be In Control: Don't Believe Everything You Think

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

When things do not go our way, it is easy to believe the mind's condemnations. By doing so, we put ourselves into a far deeper hell than the true event could possibly cause. To avoid that hell is to choose to be re-minded.

Food Study Yields Surprising Tie Between Flavor, Temperature

| Sophie Bushwick | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science

Does an ice-cold drink actually taste better than the same beverage at room temperature? Depends on what its taste is: a new study finds that the inte...

How We Really See Our Bodies

Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living

We are, simultaneously, a population with gravely high obesity rates and major insecurities surrounding weight and appearance -- no matter how high or...

The 'Thanks' in Thanksgiving

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Scientists believe that saying "thank you" sends a message not only to one's partner but to oneself as well. It changes our self-perceptions.

The Practical Wisdom Of Buddhism

C. Clinton Sidle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
C. Clinton Sidle

We live behind bars of fear and convention and become stuck. We are in a box, and don't even know we are in a box.

Rethinking The Generation Gap: Should Boomers Listen Better?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Are we in fact dreaming, or finding ways to discount and distort what this younger set is saying over and over? They are clearly angry, and it might benefit us all if we took some time to just listen more carefully.

The Math Behind Beauty: Why You're 20 Percent More Attractive Than You Think

Daily Mail | Eva Gizowska | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Research shows that others see you as 20 per cent more attractive than you think you are. That's because, when you look in the mirror, you're simply j...