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Self Reflection

How to Build a Better World

Jennifer Ka | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Ka

Our Earth will always provide us with what we need, but we have become ungrateful and hurtful to our home. What we can do is to start facing ourselves and remove the blocks that keep us from flowing to the tune of nature's melody.

It's Okay to Go Within as Long as You Remember to Come Back Out... or Does It Matter?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

Now more than ever, I believe, has the once Buddha-like lifestyle crept into mainstream living as just a way of being, and it is almost as if it has b...

Self-Awareness: A Powerful Tool for Change

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 08.13.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

As much as it seems like we should all be able to assess our actions, an astonishing number of people go through life and relationships without any idea how their own behavior can impact their decisions, relationships and ultimately, their happiness.

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: Lessons Learned on Healing From a Recovering Alcoholic

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Do I believe that most mosques today would let recovering alcoholics and drug addicts speak to their congregations? Probably not. Do I think there is a problem with that? Yes, definitely. Our failure to engage diversity in our communities, inclusive of diversity in terms of life experience, leaves us potentially stunted in our individual and communal growth.

Ramadan Reflection Day 8: Reflections Through Sickness

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In that moment I took a breath in, I felt more spiritually connected to God than I had ever before. The realization of a blessing is as simple as breathing.

Ramadan Reflection Day 4: How to Be Truly Rich -- On Surat al'Adiyat Part 2

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

For those who missed my last reflection, I had started to discuss the profound impact the 100th chapter of the Quran, Al 'Adiyat, had on me. At a time when I felt quite isolated and confused, I found solace in it like I had never found in the Qur'an before and it helped me to read the Quran in an entirely different way. It helped me to understand the human condition, my own condition, in a deeper way.

The One-Word Key To Peace And Self-Acceptance

Posted 07.07.2015 | OWN

The author of Living With Intent -- and daughter of Deepak Chopra -- reminds us how to find our own kind of grace each and every day. By Mallika Ch...

7 Inspiring Vacation Journal Writing Prompts

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Journaling is an excellent habit to incorporate into daily life, and vacation gives you ample time to dive deep into your thoughts and emotions, unfiltered and without daily obligations tugging at your sleeve.

Prescription for Indecisiveness: Get Out of the Huddle

Alka Dhillon | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

When you are unattached to the outcome of the decision, you make decisions that create space for the best possible outcome for you. However, when you are attached to the outcome, fear and indecisiveness come and take the space and then the outcome is much less ideal and a very stressful experience.

The People You Meet While Traveling

THINK Global School | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
THINK Global School

Maybe we're not meant to ever find out if we, too, can create a lasting, positive impression on the people we meet while traveling. But that doesn't mean that we should ever stop trying.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Why Life Is Beautiful

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 04.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

I write for anyone wondering and asking why am I here, why should I keep on going, what about this life is so beautiful that I should want to smile in my day?

9 Easy Steps to Becoming a Decent Human Being

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

You don't have to volunteer on a consistent basis or give money to the homeless to be considered a decent human being. You don't even need to be kind to people all of the time. You just need to be considerate.

Building Blocks In Transit

Betsy Hnath | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Betsy Hnath

I choose to believe that every challenge we face head-on isn't just important, it is essential to our development as individuals to grow and succeed emotionally. It is by turning those stones and filling in the mortar that we establish our strength.

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

By reflecting on moments that happened in your life, externally and internally, you get deep into your subconscious and reassess whether your goals are in line with your priorities and values.

Lessons From a Solitary Holiday

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 02.27.2015 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

This is not a holiday story of a fancy Christmas dinner, gifts under a tree, or glee on my children's faces when they open their stockings. This is a story of getting comfortable with lack of control, which isn't exactly my strong suit.

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The good news is that the holiday season doesn't have to be so stressful and draining. With a few little changes, it is possible to turn your exhausting holiday experience into one filled with joy and cheer -- it just all boils down to how you take care of you. Here are five ways to do that...

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

The Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you feel that because of modern technology, your life is getting more crowded with relationships? Or, do you feel, because of technology, that your life is becoming more lonely because these relationships are less personal, fulfilling and more distant?

Knowing Yourself: There's No App for That

Marsha Lebedev Bernstein | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Marsha Lebedev Bernstein

How will they engage in any self-reflection or inner mining if they're in a constant loop of Vine videos and Starbucks selfies?

Gratitude in Satisfaction

Stephanie Harper | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I'm not saying that trying to "do you" isn't an incredibly rewarding and positive process. What I'm saying is that we... I... all of us can't really grasp the innate beauty of life if we are unable to find ourselves satisfied with the one we're currently living.

Why It's Okay To Admit That You're Not Happy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

From the outside, Christine Hassler had all the trappings of an enviable life. As a young agent in Hollywood, she was successful, influential, and see...

5 Tips To Cure The Blues And Feel Happy Again

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

So you're cranky. You don't know why exactly, but you're running on a short fuse. We all have those days -- days when we're worried, stressed out or angry. I definitely know those days! The below five steps are methods I've used get out of a funk, and they may help you as well.

The Remarkable Secret of Reflection

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Reflection gives me the opportunity to slow down and enjoy life's greatest moments. So as I celebrate another birthday, I am blessed to be living on purpose, gaining new wisdom and embracing the joy of the journey.

7 Ways To Find Your Long-Lost Self

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Living in the shadows is somewhere many of us women have spent our lives. Many of us got used to introducing ourselves as so-and-so's mother or wife. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity as it merged with the family or the husband's.

Who Fails in Failure? A Reflection of I Am That: Talks With Nisargadatta Maharaj

Karuna Patel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Karuna Patel

Questioner: Who fails? The person or the self? Maharaj: The question is wrongly put. There is no question of failure, neither in short run nor in the...