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3 Ways To Boost Your Empathy

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living

With small gestures, you can consciously widen the circle of your empathy and be stronger for the effort. Not only will be you more resilient, but your life may well be more filled with love.

6 Happiness Tips To Help You Overcome The Winter Woes

Pamela A. Hays | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela A. Hays

I work as a psychologist in a small Alaskan town where winters are long and many people, including myself, experience the winter blues. With my clients and in my own life, I use and recommend the following six strategies for increasing well-being year-round.

How to Jump Into YOUR Life

Susanne Menge | Posted 01.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanne Menge

photo credit Susanne Menge Early last year I watched Arianna Huffington on stage in San Francisco, cried through her entire talk and said inside, "...

How to Move On When You Can't Ask 'Why Did This Happen?'

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Give up asking "Why?" in the first place. It is a rear-view mirror approach to tackling the obstacle. It proves you are still looking backward looking for the nail that popped the tire, instead of forward for where you need to steer to. Either way, you've got to pull over for repairs.

To Thine Own Self: The Psychology of Authenticity

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.23.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Some philosophers have argued that the desire to act in a way that is consistent with one's values and sense of self is linked to well-being. But others have argued that learning to express thoughts and feelings that obscure one's true inner state is an important adaptation for successful living. A team of psychological scientists has been working to resolve this issue empirically.

The Crucial Ways Our Friends Make Us Happier

Happify | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. Monica Geller and Rachel Green. Ernie and Bert. Best friends just go together and you know you can count on your pal...

Psychological Polishing

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

The same way we would 'spring clean' our homes, we should also take some time to spring clean our lives. Our minds can get cluttered with things we don't need, accumulated dust, disorganized dimensions, bad habits, and previously formed ideas and impressions that should be thrown away or at least reconsidered for accuracy and consistency.

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Asking yourself the following questions will do just that: clue you in to your own behaviors, positive and negative, and help you see where you can alter your life in little ways that will make a big difference.

4 Ways to Make Cooking at Home Doable -- and More Fun

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Maybe you'll never can bushels of green beans, make your own ketchup, or grind your own hamburger. And that's fine. Cooking in your kitchen doesn't ever need to be an obsessive big deal. All it needs to be is a chance for you to enjoy yourself, learn something new, and feel good about what you've done.

Listen in the Silence

Shelley Danzy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelley Danzy

Perhaps the numbers are in the thousands or millions, I don't know, but many of us are living on the edge of life, thinking that we have the perfect balance and that there's never a risk of falling off.

3 Ways Stress Affects Your Workout

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living

My favorite stress and exercise mantra? Find your sweet spot, that state between ambition and anxiety in which you can function at an optimal performance without being overwhelmed.

Stressed Employees are Bad for Business

Dean Debnam | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Dean Debnam

Anyone who's ever had a job will tell you that stress and work go hand in hand. And you know what? They're right. The job-stress connection isn't new. It's been around as long as the concept of employment. So why should businesses worry about it? And why now?

Want To Have A Successful Year? Reflect On The Past

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Living Life With Happiness, Not For Happiness

Reetu Gupta | Posted 01.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

Love. Have a love for yourself and all of your abilities. Each of us has a light that has the ability to shine so bright; all you need to do is light the match.

Recovering From the Holidays

Mala Rambharose | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

After New Year's people often have their own way of recovering from their holiday hangovers but for many of us there can also be a need for an emotion...

6 Easy Ways to Nourish Your Life Today

Becky Johnson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Becky Johnson

It may surprise how a few little tweaks to your surroundings, your way of thinking, and your daily schedule can quickly add up to a more nourishing way of living. To get you started, here are six easy ways to nourish yourself today.

Holiday Stress Tip: Enjoy the Ride

meQuilibrium | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living

Your to-do list might not get smaller. You might not finish everything on it. But the holidays, like your life, are here! Throw yourself into the good things while they last.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we said goodbye to Mario Cuomo. He was an electrifying speaker -- not just because of his style but because of the rich language, the erudition, and especially the soul he brought to his speeches. As he demonstrated in his famous speech at the 1984 Democratic National Convention, shining a light on what we can do better doesn't have to be disheartening, it can also inspire. "There is despair, Mr. President, in the faces that you don't see, in the places that you don't visit in your shining city," he said, addressing Ronald Reagan. "You ought to know that this nation is more a 'Tale of Two Cities' than it is just a 'Shining City on a Hill.'" We also bid farewell to 2014, which I'll remember as the year that awareness of how mindfulness can enhance well-being reached a tipping point. Here's to a New Year in which our inner resilience and wisdom can help us meet the challenges ahead.

Meditation and Our Relationship With Time

Mala Rambharose | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

Slowing down and taking time for ourselves helps us feel more powerful and loved. Stillness is a rare experience but it is how we stay balanced and centered. If our internal energy is bouncing all over the place, mimicking the outside world we don't feel good.

How to Kickstart 2015 (No Resolutions Required)

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living

This year, step out of the cycle. Commit to a joy, address your stress, and think sprints, not a marathon. You'll find the resolve for your resolutions.

The Best Way To De-Stress This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite its long-sung reputation as "the most wonderful time of the year," the holiday season is easily one of the most stressful times as well. A rec...

The Hospital Isn't a Warzone, and I'm Not a Warrior

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

One can continue to call patients "brave" and "fighters" all they want, but this often reinforces the idea that they must live up to the expectation of being strong.

How to Enjoy the Holiday Season!

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.15.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Gore

No one could convince me that the world is not spinning faster! Time really has sped up and I seem to be working harder than I ever have before. Feeli...

3 Ways to Make Peace with Holiday Sweets -- and Avoid a Sugar Overdose

meQuilibrium | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living

When you treat your body and mind with loving care, you are able to be more present with the people and situations around you. More than chocolate bark or gingerbread, that's the sign of a sweet holiday.

The High Costs of Status Seeking

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

What is the psychosocial link between income gaps and societal dysfunction?