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6 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Surfing

Elana Miller, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elana Miller, MD

When a big wave knocks me over and holds me underwater, it wouldn't make much sense for me to get mad at it, right? But really, we operate that way all the time, fighting forces of life that are as unavoidable as the strength and immensity of the ocean.

The 3 Essential Tools for Building a Life You Love (Part 1)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

One of the most powerful steps you can take towards creating the life of your dreams is to take total ownership of everything that manifests within it. Your successes, failures, the way others treat you, your health, your happiness, etc. This is called taking personal responsibility.

Excuses, Excuses

Garret Kramer | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Every now and then I fault others, or my circumstances, for how I feel and lose my way. But, thankfully, most of the time I remember that it won't help to blame my past, my environment, or someone else. Why? Because the only creator of my feelings is me.

A Simple Way To Move From Anger To Peace

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Usually, we are not, in fact, upset about the facts. We are upset about our interpretations of the facts, and particularly, when we take these facts to mean we are being attacked or rejected in some way.

Applying the Inside-Out Understanding -- Or Not

Garret Kramer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Without exception, the starting place for everyone's perception and experience is their thinking and the feeling state that ensues.

3 Moments When The 'Big Picture' Matters Most

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you are able to see the big picture and realize what is actually going on, you will quietly and calmly become the master of your own life. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will carefully calibrate themselves with clarity, peace, understanding, and truth in order to define a happy life.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Let Go of the Loss and Move On

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Today, I still need my scooter and wheelchair to get around. But something inside me has changed. I have a sense of freedom that is in some ways more powerful and sustainable than what I felt when I could walk and dance and run and play.

Happiness Is the Simple Things in Life

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

We hear this all the time: Pay attention to the small stuff -- the flowers blooming, the sunset, a rainbow. Be happy you're healthy. We may have loftier goals and want other things in our lives, but if these things are missing, the rest actually doesn't count.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Go With the Flow

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

This was the reality of the situation. This was the truth of the here and now. I couldn't be with him out there on the dance floor, so I had to reframe the situation and enjoy the experience in a completely different way.

WATCH: How You Can Choose Happiness (Even When It Feels Impossible)

Nitika Chopra | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

Watch this video to hear a little bit about my personal struggle with this concept, how I got through it and how you can take better care of yourself when it gets challenging to choose happiness.

7 Little Things That Will Change Your Life Today

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. Whether you're looking for a complete overhaul or simply a fresh outlook, here are seven ways to renew your life today.

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Certainly we can choose to hold onto the idols and ideas that give us meaning and a sense of awareness and place in the world. But we don't need to. And therein lies the great lesson for us all.

We Live Life in Our Heads

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Realizing that we choose the way in which we interpret the day-to-day data of our lives is an amazingly powerful method of regaining our sense of control over all that befalls us.

Stepping Away: The Art of Self-Detachment

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

We should never forget that we have at our disposal a great reservoir of human energy. We each must take personal responsibility to take care of our inner states of harmony and balance, in order to create such balance in our everyday lives.

In Like a Lion, Out With a Laugh

Rob White | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

As we drove back to the camp, I thought how easy it is to get lost in our own private storms, forgetting about the part of us that can come out and play when the rain stops.

Being Vigilant: Waking Up From Our Self-Slumber

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

The intention behind self-vigilance is to stimulate a degree of awareness so that a person may be in a better position to observe their forms of conditioning (physical, mental, and emotional). A person can then develop upon this knowledge to gain a better understanding of themselves.

3 Ways To Get Back Into Your Rhythm

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You always have a say in what happens in your life, but sometimes, it's better to move with the natural flow of things. Oftentimes, we create blocks that stop abundance, opportunity and growth from happening.

The Problem With Yoga

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

While the problem with yoga is that it is devoid of myth, its redemption lies in the fact that it will accept fully any myth we bring to it. When we find the mythologies that most resonate with us, we can use them as the container to hold our unfolding practice.

On Letting Go: 'Nothing Changes Until You Do'

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As the saying goes, "The roots create the fruits." This means that it's our job to focus on our own growth, development, and internal transformation -- and in so doing, we put ourselves in the best possible position to create the kind of change we truly want.

'It's Impossible!'

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

Change is scary for all of us. But if you want your body to be different, if you want to feel better, look better and live a longer, happier, healthier life, it's also necessary. The key is to change the way you look at things -- to change your mindset.

The True Meaning Of Success

Nicole Glassman | Posted 03.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

"Where has the time gone?" "There aren't enough hours in the day." These are statements that we struggle with daily. We are so caught up in achieving that we forget to savor, breathe and recognize the present moment.

Think Happy, Be Happy: Tips To Access More Joy

Randy Taran | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Happiness has many aspects: From quiet appreciation to living with zest and passion, it's great to explore all the various facets available to you now. Inner happiness has many entry points. Try these out and notice how good you feel.

Life = Learning + Growth

Michael_Eisen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael_Eisen

For the next few weeks, see if you can shift your perspective and take the focus off of the results and achievements in your life and put all your energy into learning and growing.

Rage Against the Machine: Lessons Learned at the Laundromat

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

This November I am thankful for unexpected inconveniences. They force me out of my comfort zone and provide opportunities to examine things from different angles.

Shift Your Paradigms to Restore and Recapture Your Dreams

Constance Arnold | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Constance Arnold

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness seem like an elusive, fleeting dream for many people globally. There has been a tremendous shift for many people financially, and they need to rethink how they can begin the process of recapturing and restoring their dreams.