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10 Commandments For A Smart And Simple Life

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

Every now and then my husband and I like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live a simpler lifestyle. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most important. Here are our top 10 commandments...

What to Do When You Lose Hope

Lauren Stahl | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

We all have different hopes in our lives. For some of us it is to start a family, get our dream job, have children, make enough money to support ourselves, or to win the lottery. This hope propels us forward. It gives us purpose and it makes waking up exciting. But when hope is lost, what can we do? Here are five things...

Falling in Love With Being Alive

Michael Neill | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

When I realized there was no longer anything I needed to change, do, or be in order to be happy, an extraordinary amount of thinking fell away, opening up even more space for me to feel my innate well-being -- the simple, ordinary feeling of being alive and well in the present moment.

This Is the Year to Simplify the Workplace

Josh Bersin | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Josh Bersin

Simplifying the workplace -- not be confused with simplicity -- requires a sophisticated evaluation of the details within a program or process and then eliminating what is not urgently needed.

The One Change That Will Save Your Life

Caryn O'Hara | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Caryn O'Hara

Accomplishing more is actually being more. Choose to be there to taste your lunch during the work week. Chose to be there to feel the pain that throbs when your heart is broken. Be there to console a friend who needs it.

A Full Email Inbox Is Not a Badge of Honor

Carl Phillips | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Being busy and being effective are very often different animals. If you're busy with stuff that doesn't really matter it's a much less effective use of your time than concentrating on that which does matter.

What Do You Stand For?

Carl Phillips | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

If your life gets cluttered and your priorities become scrambled by outside distractions and requests on your time, revisit this simple but probing question. What is it I want to stand for?

Learn How to KISS to Reduce Your Stress

Roxanne Ford | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Roxanne Ford

I needed to make some different choices because they weren't working out so well for me. So began my journey to getting a little extra loving in my life. I got busy KISSing. Anywhere and everywhere I could, I learned to K.I.S.S.

3 Common Communication Conundrums and How to Handle Them

Caryn Chow | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caryn Chow

The secret to communicating -- and more importantly, connecting, is to open your heart up more. Be open to being vulnerable.

3 Marketing Tactics Your Small Business Must Stop in 2015

Rochelle Sanchirico | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
Rochelle Sanchirico

Small business owners, here are three things you should cut out in the new year to save you precious time and money without sacrificing growth.

Unhook Your Holidays

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

This time of year can be tricky for families. There's so much to do and so much emphasis on making it all special and magical... which can often feel like it takes a lot of money.

Parents in Arms, in Greece

Lambrini Stamati | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Lambrini Stamati

Family bonds and ties have always been tight in my country, with love, nurturing and care being high in priorities. But these days, in the midst of an economic, political and social crisis, parenthood (and mostly motherhood) has become a struggle, a constant fight for survival.

Alena Hall

How 'Slow Travel' Transformed This Couple's Life | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel

When Mark and Betsy Blondin emerged from the 2008 economic crisis with huge financial losses, they did what some would consider the unthinkable. They ...

52 Tips For Happiness, Health And A Better Life

Carl Phillips | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

We all want a happy, healthy life. The good news is there's so much information out there within easy reach that can help us do that. However, with so much information things can get complicated so sometimes I just like to step back and look at the bigger picture through a quick checklist.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: The Urge to Purge

Shelly Peiken | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Shelly Peiken

Since I started writing this I've filled up four big blue Costco bags with clothes I haven't worn in years, which I'll drop at Goodwill later this afternoon. And then I'll get started on the makeup drawer. I feel 10 pounds lighter just thinking about it.

Daily Meditation: Simplicity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

Pam Nochlin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

According to Alan and Irene, "Complexity has a dramatic, negative impact on people's lives and robs us of time, patience understanding, money and optimism."

This Great Eastern Philosopher Reminds Us Of The Pleasure Of Simplicity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

In the West, we have a vague sense that poetry is good for our ‘souls’, making us sensitive and wiser. Yet we don’t always know how this should ...

5 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life

Ellie Savoy | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Savoy

Born and raised in England by parents who liked to keep things simple, I somehow ended up over-reaching and over-stressing in my life. My weight increased annually along with my stress and exhaustion levels. Simplicity has thankfully returned to my life over the past three years.

Don't Dismiss the Ordinary. That Is Where Opportunity Lives

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

The greatest ideas start with a simple thought, start with a simple comment made. The greatest opportunities start with a connection made, a discussion had. The greatest relationships start with a handshake, a comment.

5 Ways to Reclaim Your Inner Spark

Carl Phillips | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

The truth is that our inner spark can often be suffocated by external conventional thinking and social pressures. Our own fear and procrastination can also play their parts. This can mean we run the risk of living a life on borrowed terms and not our own.

LGBT Elites Need to KISS

Brian Stone | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

I'll be called out as a hetero-normative cisgender supporter of the patriarchy for saying this, but it would be nice if we could use English to talk about our issues. Maybe it's a bit quaint to advocate simplicity, but it seems to me that the LGBT elite have created an entirely new language made up of six syllable words.

'Boards Don't Hit Back' and Other Bruce Lee Wisdom

Carl Phillips | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carl Phillips

Bruce Lee continues to be an inspiration to millions long after his untimely passing. While better known for his amazing martial arts ability, incredible physical prowess and acting Bruce was also a philosopher. He was a free thinker who read and studied the work of the philosophical greats but then formed his own views.

Simplicity: The Next Big Thing

Josh Bersin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Josh Bersin

How do we help manage our lives? How can businesses make our work life better?

WATCH: How We Built a Tiny House and Why We Made a Film About It

Merete Mueller | Posted 08.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Merete Mueller

If a home wasn't defined by stuff or by space, we wondered, then what was it? We hoped that building our own, from scratch, would help us to find out.