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Wake Up Call

The Good, the Bad and the Universe

Caren Siegler | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Caren Siegler

I'm not really sure how to embrace this all, how to say thank you for my life, thank you for caring, thank you for not giving up on me. And who do I thank? The universe? Maybe my thank you is right here in this blog giving back to this world that has given me so much.

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

What the First Year of College Really Teaches You

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There are always celebrations to mark the passage of time between eras in our lives: birthday parties, graduations, marriage anniversaries. And yet, when I woke up on the morning of my 18th birthday, I didn't feel a year older.

5 Bittersweet Truths That Put Life Into Perspective

Lacey Johnson | Posted 05.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Lacey Johnson

Stop waiting for life to be kinder, for the storms to calm, for your big break to magically appear, for your white knight to round the corner or for a fair maiden to come and fulfill your every desire. Stop betraying yourself. Stop betraying your dreams.

My Wake-Up Call Came in the Form of a Broken Face

Alicia Hansen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia Hansen

By taking the time out for myself and doing these simple acts of self-care you, I am no longer unfulfilled, exhausted, running around in a frantic state or on auto-pilot. Instead, I am present, I feel connected to myself, and those around me and for the first time feel like I am living life on purpose.

When Flying High No Longer Scares Us

Tajci Cameron | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I meet with Stowe at the house she and Peter had built together. She still lives on the same gorgeous property south of Nashville, but in a guest house now that she moved into after their amicable divorce.

How My Wake-Up Call Helped Me Discover My Inner GPS

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Something called for me to turn inward. I started to meditate and was immediately presented with what felt like every feeling I had suppressed over the past few years, every emotion that I had pushed aside, and every need that I had neglected.

Wake-Up Call

Antonio Diaz | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Antonio Diaz

The phrase "wake-up call" is something that we have heard before whether it is while growing up, in articles, in the news, movies, or even song titles such as "Wake Up Call" by Maroon 5. We have even heard the famous phrase during hotel stays.

The Young and the Stressful: A True Story

Amy Alabaster | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Alabaster

Professional achievements still mean a lot to me. Success, however, is in the process of being re-defined. Prioritizing my well-being is the lesson I'll be learning for the rest of my life. After all, what is success worth if we're not fully present to enjoy it?

A Wake-Up Call For A Pregnant Woman In A Troubled Relationship

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Beth thought her live-in boyfriend, Patrick, was her Prince Charming, but now she claims he’s a liar, cheater, alcoholic and narcissist who verbally...

Celebrities Snap Selfies In Bed For Latest Campaign To Help Syrian Children

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact

Some celebrities want their privacy. Others take pictures of themselves shirtless in the sheets of their bed and want you to see it -- for a good caus...

Being Struck By Lightning Helped This Man Reassess His Priorities

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes we need to be reminded to live in the moment and be grateful for the people in our life. One man's reminder came in the form of a lighting b...

How President Obama and Arianna Huffington 'Rescued' Me So I Can Thrive

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 09.06.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Angela Vitaliano

I only have part of my life left and I moved to America to be happy. I have to work a lot because I need to pay bills, but I have to protect myself from getting sick or having a breakdown. Because that, I cannot afford. So I have started to meditate; I am forcing myself to do one thing at a time.

The Life-Changing Lesson I Learned at 19, Plus How Arianna Huffington Contributed to My Triumphant Year

Tywan Wade | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tywan Wade

I'll simply ask, "What can I learn and how can I be better for it?" I think that this thing called life is all about that. Nothing is here to punish us, but to help us become the highest version of ourselves.

How Mindfulness Helped One Prisoner Find Happiness Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes it takes a life-changing or tragic moment for us to reconsider what we really want from life. Unemployment, illness and personal loss are ju...

Arianna Huffington: Her Wake-Up Call and Mine

Sara Morgan-Beckett | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Morgan-Beckett

I never thought life would get more exciting after the age of 35. But at 36, I met the love of my life. At 37, I moved to New York. At 38, I got married, and at 39, I became a mother. Mentally and geographically, I've never been in a better place

How Are You Going to Thrive?

Carin Kilby Clark | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Carin Kilby Clark

I'm going to thrive by defining success beyond how many followers I have on social media, how late I worked to put out new content or how many people have bought my latest book. I'm going to thrive by living a full life -- and not sacrificing myself in the process.

Ready to Thrive: My Wake-Up Call

Fauzia Burke | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

Life is so much sweeter lived slowly. But I know we all must come to that conclusion in our own time. The commitment to not just succeed but thrive is a personal choice and the time often comes after a wake-up call.

Don't Miss Out on the Revolution of Well-Being

Kim Farbota | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

We as individuals can invest in our careers by investing in ourselves. By identifying and prioritizing the things that keep us healthy, grounded and fulfilled we ensure consistent, long-term achievement and a life of success.

Cooper Moll: After I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, I Decided to Move Forward

Cooper Moll | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Cooper Moll

I used to think the notion that people could change was a farce ... until I did it myself.

Elaine Torres: What I Learned About My Family and Myself From Being Homeless

Elaine Torres | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Torres

Three years ago my family and I were homeless. I have six children, and have been married to the love of my life for 20 years.

Stacy Cohen: Taking Control of My Health Meant Taking Control of My Life

Stacy Cohen | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Cohen

I decided to take control of my life and for the first time in my 28 years, listen to my own voice -- not what other people thought or what I thought was true from the media.

Debra Carpenter: Nearly Having a Car Accident While Pregnant Was My Wake-Up Call

Debra Carpenter | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra Carpenter

I realized I had to let the perfectionist in me die a little so I could thrive.

Nalini Mani: When My Body Shut Down, I Knew I Needed a Change

Nalini Mani | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nalini Mani

My brain said "move," and my body refused to comply. The next thing I knew was that I was still sitting there on my couch, in the same position, at 9:30 a.m. the next morning, completely dressed.

Chris Huston: I Wanted to Be Successful and Raise My Kids

Chris Huston | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Huston

I was working for a man who didn't understand or appreciate a woman's desire to work from home so she could also be there to raise her children. So I decided to leave a job I loved to pursue my love of writing.