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8 Keys to Attract Good Energy Today

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your mind, body, and soul are composed purely of energy. For this reason, what you feel translates into how you feel. And if you often feel sick, depr...

How Hawaii Became One Of The Healthiest States In The Nation

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii isn't just a nice state for a vacation. It may also be the healthiest state in which to live, at least according to one metric: Only 19 percent...

How I Learned to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Dan Seider | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Seider

Five years ago I was going into the second year of my undergrad at the University of Guelph. The semester was going well. I was living with friends an...

4 Ways to Make Your Period More Enjoyable and Restorative

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Rachael Yahne

For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.

The (Unnecessary) Conflict Between Education and Well-Being

David Mochel | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
David Mochel

Why do we have education? What is the ultimate goal? If the point of education is not to increase the wellbeing of individuals and communities, then what is it?

The Pygmalion Effect: Do Expectations Shape Reality?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Expectations shape behavior in powerful ways. Help others reveal the greatest version of themselves by believing in their potential.

In a World of Cutting-Edge Technology, We Are From the Stone Age... and the Sooner We Recognize That, the Happier We'll All Be

Dr Ian Drever | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr Ian Drever

When did you last check your smartphone? If you're like most of us, it was about 6.5 minutes ago. As we swipe from one screen to the next, we give lit...

Why I Created a Global Online Mindfulness Meditation Campaign

Dr. Elise Bialylew | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News
Dr. Elise Bialylew

Someone asked me recently why I left my job in Psychiatry to run the global online meditation campaign I founded four years ago Mindful in May that st...

How to Survive a Boring Dinner Partner

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Imagine yourself at a dinner "stuck" next to someone who is rambling on about something you have no interest in. "How can this person be so boring?" y...

Dare to Live Big

Mila Atmos | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact
Mila Atmos

I have found that the journey to your destination may not be a straight shot, yet the experiences along the way are perfectly valuable. Making mistakes and changing course are simply a part of life.

How One Fortune 500 Company Drives Employee Productivity

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

How does this Fortune 500 company know what they're doing works? They have had very high participation in the activities they have asked people to participate in and it has been reflected in their employee engagement scores too. And if this weren't enough they can boast the accolade of being a best place to work company.

A Mindful Approach to How You Look

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

When we sit to meditate and close our eyes we see that the mind is so much bigger than this body. True self-esteem is found in that expansive space, a gentle, quiet confidence that is ever-present.

These 5 Cities Might Have The Secret To Longevity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

The majority of the United States is approaching the idea of a long, healthy life the wrong way, according to National Geographic writer and explorer ...

Blackout to Wake Up

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

Our current wellbeing paradigm is stuck measuring the cost of various degrees of illness rather than calculating the value of higher levels of wellness and proactively enabling us to thrive.

Being Yourself, That's the Greatest Gift and Service

Miriam Ava | Posted 05.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Readjust your vision. Refocus on what's true for you. What's that well inside you bringing forth? Where's that inner thrust leading you? Once you ma...

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

So the next time you find yourself heading out on a shopping spree to lift your mood, why not put that money towards a flight instead? Here are 11 ways in which travel can make you happier:

10 Things I Do Not Want to Hear on a First Date

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weddings
Ms. Canyon Girl

Over the past three years, I have been on plenty of dates, probably too many to count. There have been some great dates. What qualifies as a great date, you ask. For me, I would say a great date has three key ingredients: lots of laughter, some meaningful conversation, and physical attraction. I am quick to qualify a date as a bad if I hear one or more of the following things.

Writing Is My Bliss

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lev Raphael

Writing is hard work, but it's not just fun, sometimes it's bliss. As for writing a novel or any other book, what could be better? Working on one, I feel enveloped, protected, uplifted, transported. It's the best sort of vacation.

How To Make The Most Of Transitions

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

I personally like change. It keeps me feeling challenged, interested and alive. But if your natural reaction to the idea of making a big shift ranges from mild nausea to all out terror, here are a few things you can do to drop the fear and embrace the change.

How to Create Supportive, Healthy and Compassionate Relationships in Business

Alissa Grainger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Alissa Grainger

As we have built our team it has been very important to me to provide a nurturing and compassionate environment. I have experienced exactly how powerful and transformative someone's support and guidance can be.

My Sister's Unpredictable Life

Danielle Posa | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

My family and I beg her to come home. We selfishly want her to be back in New York, or at least I do. I want to see her more. I want my friends to meet her, and hear all the interesting things she knows. And yet, in my heart I know that she should stay... at least for now.

7 Ways To Take Control Of Your Happiness

Estelle Williams | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

When you are living your life focusing on your strengths, you are living in being. What you are good at -- your strengths -- comes naturally to you. The activities you struggle to grasp or never really achieve mastery of are examples of doing that just don't work. Stop telling yourself that you need to be good at everything and focus instead on what lights you up.

3 Fascinating Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

As the body of scientific research into human flourishing continues to grow around the globe -- particularly in the field of positive psychology -- researchers are finding some unexpected approaches to improving our wellbeing.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 04.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

5 Essential Mind-Body-Behavior Practices That Enhance Everything

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Overall, we're seeing Western empirical science steadily confirm what's been observed and known about the mind/body/spirit interconnection within the ancient Eastern traditions. I think the upshot of these recent studies is that how you engage your mind, body and mental/emotional outlook in the world shapes and influences your total system.