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Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

A Very Sheepish Cotswold Moment

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Most Americans touring England go to the romantic Cotswolds -- rolling hills with quaint villages hidden in its ravines. The area is very popular with...

Love Can Turn The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Linda: Jim Williams spent over four decades of his life in search of something that would fulfill his longing to contribute to humanity, share his num...

Father-Daughter Bonds

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The parenting role of the father to his daughter may be one of the most difficult and significant of human relationships.

L.A. Transcendental: 7 Blissful Places to Replenish Your Spirit

Paul Haddad | Posted 09.16.2016 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

One of the biggest challenges of living in a city with 4 million souls is how to carve out a little piece of paradise where you can take a step back, take a deep breath and recalibrate your inner Chi.

6 Mistakes Dog Owners Make

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to anima...

6 Reasons Every Mom Needs a Mom Fitness Friend

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Emily Hatch

Every mom needs a mom friend. And everyone needs at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day (according to health experts). When you can combine the two, you are really in good shape.

We Will Take Walks

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

I spend hours dreaming of my future relationship with my kids. In this dream they, of course, want to spend time with me. Together we walk and talk and they are not embarrassed. They put their phones away and their conversations with friends on hold as we wander up and down the sidewalk in the cool evening air.

Turning Your Dog Into Your Workout Partner

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Your dog can be a great workout partner, even if you're just starting to exercise. Unlike a human companion, your dog will always be ready to get up and go. And since dogs love having a daily routine they can count on, yours will be happy to remind you when it's time to exercise each day.

How to Get America Back on Its Feet

Jay Walljasper | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Jay Walljasper

What if there was a way to reduce the risk of many major diseases at the same time as helping improve your overall health, decreasing your weight and boosting your energy?

Why You Should Seek Quiet Every Day

Herbert Lui | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Herbert Lui

Amidst all the different types of meetings in a work day, and in order to wrestle with all the mental constraints we have to work with (e.g., perfectionism, anxiety, insecurity, etc.), a simple 10-minute walk can do wonders for the mind. Fresh air. A change in scenery.

A New Paris Walk: La Petite Ceinture

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

New York City has the High Line that runs alongside one mile of the old West Side Line Central Railroad, a nice and green elevated hike, which was des...

It's Simple, Easy And Free -- And It Will Improve Your Health

Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living

The human body is made to move, but in today's world, we don't do nearly enough of it: As many as 50 million Americans, according to one count, are li...

Anti-Aging Exercises To Keep Your Senior Pet Active

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Just as humans need to keep moving and stay active to fully enjoy their senior years, so do older dogs and cats. The aging process brings with it loss of muscle tone and balance, which can lead to inactivity.

The Top Five Control Artists in 2011

Ben Berkon | Posted 12.24.2011 | Sports
Ben Berkon

While being a "control artist" isn't as sexy as being a "strikeout artist," sometimes the former is more important.

Defining The Holidays By More Than Just The Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

Turn the TV off during the next few weeks, don't check your email, and lose the Blackberry. Take a few days off and have some real vacation time.