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The 5 Traits All Successful Shoppers Share

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 07.03.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

In three weeks of working a retail job in a top women's clothing store, I have made many observations about women who shop. Women from ages 40 and beyond are the targets for these clothes, and it is becoming easier each day to tell who will experience shopping success and who will not.

Automatic Pilot

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have wondered why you keep doing the same things over and over again, knowing full well that what you are doing just does not work, but...

The Way You Talk to Your Kids and Yourself Matters

Renee Jain | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

Changing the way you talk to yourself changes everything. Here are steps we can take to teach our children to avoid falling into the trap of self-defeating inner criticism.

On Elephants and the Obnoxious Roommate: Seeing the Full Picture Inside Our Heads

Pam Stucky | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Stucky

I don't know when I first read the parable, but I know I was young. I can distinctly remember the accompanying line-drawings, a near-black blue on a l...

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself Without Realizing It

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Tamsen_Fadal

Despite the fact that I built my career in front of the camera, I truly believe that if you don't have internal peace and happiness and come from a good place, your inner discontent will always come to the surface.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

Warning: Self-Kindness Can Be Habit-Forming!

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Changing old habits is not easy but neither is living with self-defeating ones. With awareness, willingness and practice, you can learn how to speak kindly to yourself and treat yourself sweetly. And before you know it, you will have picked up a healthy new habit!

Where Are You Leaning Your Ladder? (Thoughts During Handstand)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

As a Capricorn, I'm a mountain goat at heart -- persistent and tenacious. I charge headfirst up a mountain and yearn to dive into the deep-end. But then my shoulders shook and I wobbled in my handstand.

Talking Brave

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

Talking brave is about changing your mindset and believing that you can have, do, and be all the things you want to have, do, and be. Life is short and time keeps ticking by. Don't waste another minute limiting yourself with wimpy words and negative self-talk. Talk brave; start today!

7 Ways to Practice Self-Acceptance

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Remember, what you practice, you get better at. When you chose to practice self-acceptance, compassion, and kindness toward yourself and others, you'll cultivate peace, courage, and joy. That's a habit worth getting good at!

Change the Why

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.31.2015 | 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.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

The One Thing That Can Really Change Your Life in 2015

Suza Scalora | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

The Huffington Post is pleased to announce a special live online event with Eckhart Tolle, one of the world’s leading and most beloved spiritu...

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

How Successful People Stay Calm

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Travis Bradberry

While I've run across numerous effective strategies that successful people employ when faced with stress, what follows are 10 of the best. Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them...

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

Researchers Reveal Best Way To Talk To Yourself

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science

"You can do it!" That's a better way to motivate yourself than saying "I can do it," according to a new study that shows that giving yourself advic...

9 Undeniable Warning Signs That Your Inner-Bitch Is Around

Leanne Ellington | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Leanne Ellington

We've all had run-ins with the internal naysayers, the limiting beliefs, or those inner-critics that keep us from showing up as our best selves. It's ...