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33 Days to More Well-Being: A Special Offer for HuffPost Readers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Wherever I go around the world, I see the same hunger to live our lives with more meaning and purpose and less unnecessary stress and burnout. This is the goal of "33 Days of Awakening Through Loyalty to Your Soul," a new online course being offered by the University of Santa Monica, which I'm delighted we have arranged to offer free for HuffPost readers. The class is designed so that on each day of the course, the intention for the day is supported with meditations, videos, podcasts and other resources that help us go deeper. Each day's email has a theme: clarifying our intentions, accepting what we cannot change, putting our thoughts in writing to help us forgive ourselves and others, writing out a gratitude list, dropping grudges and -- my favorite -- realizing that the way we deal with the issue is the issue. When we make these habits part of our daily practice, we can view ourselves and the world with more awareness and more gratitude.

Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work

Geoff McDonald | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Geoff McDonald

We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less. This sort of environment is conducive to driving people to high levels of stress.

Life Audits

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

When necessary, change isn't easy and it's just natural to try and initially resist it. What's interesting is that it's not change that's difficult to confront; it's the process of transformation that can be challenging.

Burnout to Flourishing: It Can Happen!

Leslie Boyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Leslie Boyer

What was wrong with me? I had turned the company around and it was continuing to grow. I was successful. Why was I so depressed and disoriented?

8 Happiness Lessons I Learned From Writing About Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

When all else fails, dance it out. Or sing it out, craft it out or run it out. Just do something healthy and constructive to boost your mood when you're down. Letting out bad energy opens up space for good vibes to come in. And who doesn't want to dance around to the boy bands of yesteryear every so often, anyway?

3 Tips To Help You Love Your Body Just The Way It Is

Chris Freytag | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

When you make a conscious choice to appreciate your body for all that it can do, you can change how you treat your body on a daily basis. After all, I believe a perfect body is the body that you are happy with.

UN Addresses 'Overwhelming' Barriers Youth Face In Seeking Mental Health Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact

The United Nations is addressing an issue that stigmatizes and causes discrimination against millions of children around the globe every day: mental h...

Why Cancer Divorce Is Necessary for Survival

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Cancer thinks I am just a number, but I'm not. And if you're going through treatment, neither are you. One of the most important facts to remember is that we are not cancer, but that it is just one small piece of who we are and will be.

The BGA fights for FOIA requests

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In July, The Better Government Association sued the Illinois High School Association for denying a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, request for in...

To End Obesity Epidemic

Roza Selimyan | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Roza Selimyan

Last year the World Health Organization introduced a target to halt obesity by 2025. But if we have not succeeded in halting the increase in obesity rates in three decades, is it reasonable to expect success in another 10 years without major changes in strategy?

Kicked Into Purpose!

Allison Valderia | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Valderia

In the midst of the chaos, I was sure that I was going to lose faith in everything -- God, humanity and myself. I'm now thankful, because the stress and strain forced me to wake up.

Voice of Young Adult Cancer: Who, Me?

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Trust me, I'm not here to give you the blow-by-blow clinical overview (you can find that lots of other places). I'm here to share my skewed (and hopefully entertaining) views on life with cancer and what I've learned about health and wellness.

How Understanding Happiness Will Be Crucial to Developing 'Good' Technologies

Renee Jain | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Renee Jain

As technology becomes increasingly immersive and defining of our day-to-day life, how might we keep the psychological impact on well-being in mind in the design and creation of products, programs, and the policies that influence them?

How to Forgive to Save Your Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Do the effects of a former betrayal, breakup, breakdown or broken heart continue today? Recognize the need to forgive. Identify whom you need to forgive. Then you can begin the process.

From Big Data to Deep Data

Otto Scharmer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Otto Scharmer

Over the past ten months I have chaired and co-facilitated MIT's IDEAS China program--a ten month innovation journey for a group of 30 or so senior Ch...

Anticipation: The Psychology of Waiting in Line

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We all spend a lot of time waiting in lines -- way more than we'd like. But what if we're waiting for something new and exciting? Doesn't waiting for new purchases become a positive experience, where we actually savor the anticipation so much that it trumps our impatience? Well, yes and no.

Hyperconnected, But Mindfully So

Francesca Hogi | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

Since making these small changes, my jaw is better, I sleep better and I am more relaxed and focused throughout the day. All because I made the choice to start my day in a deliberate, mindful way.

These 6 Things Will Make You Happier At Work

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living

It's easy to feel weighed down by our workloads when we spend so much of our time each week at the office. However, there are ways for us to improve o...

The Real Reason Why You Feel Like You're Hanging By A Thread

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's hard to feel good about "having it all" when you've got incompatible sets of expectations and beliefs knocking around in your head. The trick is to learn to modify or steer around these beliefs and expectations so they don't make you feel like you're constantly on the verge of collapse.

'It All Fades Away...'

Alex Kip | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

Let's take some time to exercise our well-being. Learning to love ourselves should be one of the highest priorities of all because it's the only way to truly love others.

Paying for Cuddles Is Apparently a Thing

Stephanie Lager | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Stephanie Lager

For one dollar a minute, you can rent a snuggle buddy (man or woman) to accompany you to a movie, dinner or just to cuddle. Wait, what?

5 Creative Projects You'd Benefit From Trying (Even If You're Bad At Them)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

When was the last time you launched yourself into a creative project with no inhibitions about the outcome? No one said you had to be van Gogh or Beyo...

The Real Secret of School Success

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.

6 Ways to Find Joy in Family

Alexandra Harra | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

To a passerby who peered through the window, we might have looked like a conglomeration of people just sitting at a table. But our home held a cluster of kind smiles, laughter bursting at inside jokes, hearty pats on the back, and fond memories recounted together.

8 Ways to Overcome Anxiety About a Gynecologist Visit

Em & Lo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

We all have to do things we don't like: take our vitamins, shovel snow when it's blocking the front door, pay our taxes, leave the womb. But we do it; we just get it over with as quickly and with as little fanfare as possible -- and it ultimately makes our lives easier and better.