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My Day as a Test Case for Self-Compassion

Kellie Edwards | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

My day started badly. I had an important international interview for our mindfulness4mothers project at 7 a.m. My husband was interstate so I had o...

Walking the Tightrope of Life

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

We all struggle to make proper use of our time and abilities. We want to be as successful, as helpful and as accomplished as possible. But we simply cannot do everything. For us to make proper choices, we much root ourselves in positive values and establish clear, rooted guidelines that govern our choices and actions.

How Justin Bieber's Signature Shows Signs Of 'Affluenza'

Annette Poizner | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Annette Poizner

By complying with the traditional way to sign the name from left to right, we comply with this societal model, accepting a choreography that requires the personal self to move, well, away from the personal self. As the expression goes, "get over yourself." And with all that as an introduction, let's revisit Bieber's signature.

The Inner Vow of Silence

William Horden | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Not many of us live in monasteries today and modern life seldom permits us to suddenly stop speaking to those around us. But that doesn't mean we can...

Tikker: The Death/Happiness Watch

Jenny Davis | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Jenny Davis

Really, the Tikker is not much different than putting an inspirational saying on your bathroom mirror.

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

Uncovering Your Limitless Self

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Freedom and happiness appear when we realize that we are not -- fundamentally -- made of any of the hats that we wear.

Who Will My Daughter Be?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Naturally, this new relationship is causing me to think of all sorts of questions: "What are things that my daughter will say and do that will crack me up? What challenges will she face in life? Will I have any chance of keeping it together when she becomes bat mitzvah?"

How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The next time the opportunity to know another's experience presents itself, try out what it feels like to listen without strategizing to keep yourself positively positioned -- without defending the story of who you are and what you have or have not done.

Have A Love Affair With Your Self

Donna Henes | Posted 12.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Donna Henes

It is our job to know what we want and what we like, and it is completely up to us to articulate our needs in such a way as to give them every chance of being met.

Losing My Identity

Lorenz Sell | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenz Sell

Identity is that collection of attributes that defines how we see ourselves. It is the answer to the question: Who am I? Anyone who has ever seriously asked themselves that question may have found that the answer is not as obvious as one might think it should be.

Lauren Duca

These Magazine Cover Stats Are Alarming ...

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.01.2013 | Celebrity

It's no secret that magazines succeed or bomb based on their cover girls. Teams of editors dissect the trends to figure out whose visage screams "Buy ...

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...

It's Amazing What You'll Discover Through New Eyes

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

You really don't have to go all that far on your voyage of discovery to find something new. You just need to have new eyes.

What Is Man?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the fifth post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affec...

Is There a New Form of Value Taking Shape in America?

Bob Deutsch | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

When a culture of high expectations finds itself between mythologies, it really is between a rock and a hard place. Given America's vast resources, habitable landscape, and culture of plenty, we never needed to pause to reflect. We just keep on going like the Energizer bunny.

The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In this view, our selves are far more extensive than we've been led to believe. They extend beyond our own bodies to include what we think of as other selves and the world. We live in the minds of others, and they in ours.

What Was the Most Important Thing People Learned in the 20th Century?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Robert Fuller

Because untold suffering has been licensed by presumed superiority, my nominee for the most important takeaway from the 20th century is the hard-won realization that applying the superior/inferior distinction to persons or peoples is specious.

Lessons on Being Yourself

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

How many of us have traveled the path away from ourselves to successfully return only once tragedy or crisis has struck? How much time have the dreams and passions you were born with spent on a shelf, untouched and gathering dust?

'Self' Is a Misnomer

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The word "self" carries strong connotations of autonomy, individuality, and self-sufficiency. It's as if it were chosen to mask our interdependence. It's hardly an exaggeration to say that in buying into this notion of selfhood, humankind got off on the wrong foot.

Are You A Home For Identities?

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

It is tempting to think of the self as simply a home for the identities we adopt over our lifetime, but on reflection, this, too, falls short. Our self is also the source of the identities that sally forth as our proxies.

12-Year-Old Shot Younger Half Brother Dead, Then Killed Self: Cops

Newser.com | Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime

(NEWSER) – Austin Wiseman, the 12-year-old found dead in his grandparents' Ohio home along with his 9-year-old half brother Wednesday, actually shot...

Overcoming Self-Doubt, From Heart To Heart

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

I believe that doubt is the No. 1 killer of the human spirit. And it is imperative that we see it and address it and shake it loose. With fear, you can still feel the adrenaline and get the energy to overcome it, but doubt can paralyze you and you don't even feel it.

Why Everything You Know About Yourself Is Wrong

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

While we all casually refer to our self, no one knows quite what that self is. Nothing is so close at hand yet hard to grasp as selfhood.

Letting It All Hang Out

Malcolm Levene | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

Remember, the ego is insecure, scared and immature. Standing up to it can dissolve it, as it were, or it's likely to just retreat. An unmanaged ego is likely to encourage people to lump you.