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I Stopped Apologizing. Now, I'm So Much More Confident.

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I didn't realize that the habit of starting sentences with, "Sorry, but could you..." actually made me present my own needs as weaknesses. It was probably clear to the other person, but the reason it wasn't clear to me was because the word "sorry" had subconsciously made me feel as if I was constantly bothering other people.

How Is the Patient Perspective Creating Positive Change?

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

I've seen a lot since I became an official member of the disability community thirty years ago. Societal attitudes toward disabilities have changed in more ways than I ever imagined and I'm so grateful for it.

8 Affirmations for Confidence and Self Acceptance

Rachael Yahne | Posted 12.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Yahne

Affirmations, with practice and diligence, serve to replace those negative messages with something more positive. And the more you repeat them and meditate with them, the more they shape your beliefs and will alter your reality. How does an affirmation alter reality?

Here's What The Healthiest Sleepers Never Do Before Bed

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

"You should get eight hours of sleep a night." It sounds so easy, doesn't it? Sure, that is until it's 3 a.m. and you've been tossing and turning for ...

Falling Waters, Bar Harbor, Maine

Kim Kalicky | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Kim Kalicky

Bar Harbor, one of our favorite places, seemed a good choice. We talk about possibly retiring to Bar Harbor -- him a park ranger at Acadia, me, the owner of an adorable café/bookshop where the author is on the premises. Sherman's might enjoy a bit of a facelift.

Sunday Scaries? One Reason You Might Get Them, and How to Fix It

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

There's a part of my heart, a deep little corner, something beyond the depths of consciousness, that needs to be rediscovered on Sundays, so I can feel complete again. So I can face another week.

What I Learned From My Romantic Vacation Alone

Laurel Moll | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Laurel Moll

Don't get me wrong, I love to travel with friends, family, or with a lover, but I am so happy I experienced a solo trip, and I'll definitely do it again (though next time I'll probably pick a spot that's less packed with honeymooners).

A Barbados for All

Tarita Karsanji Davenock | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Tarita Karsanji Davenock

Known for its sophisticated beaches and enough culture to quench any traveler's adventurous and inquisitive side, Barbados is a tropical island that c...

3 Things You Never Knew About Your Gut Bacteria

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 05.20.2016 | OWN

The human gut is full of trillions of little bugs. But they're not, for the most part, the pathogens that make you sick; their purpose is actually to ...

Being Present in Life and Work: You Do Not Need to Scratch Every Itch

David Mochel | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Mochel

Everything you do is practice. You are always shaping your life and your brain with how you spend your time and where you put your energy. Being mindful creates the opportunity to choose the life you practice.

Waist of Time: Say No to Waist Trainers

Percell Dugger | Posted 05.19.2016 | Black Voices
Percell Dugger

To be honest, your body already has a natural "waist trainer."

Tired of Office Politics? Stop Doin' the Trumpty Dance.

Joe Burton | Posted 11.12.2016 | Business
Joe Burton

All right. Stop whatcha doin' cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that ya used to. Remember the ridiculous old rap classic "The Humpty Da...

7 Shifts That Make Life Easier

Erin Ralph | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Ralph

We often look far and wide for the things that bring us less stress, more balance, and make life easier. When we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, exhausted or unhappy, we can tune in and activate any of these pulses to realign with our higher selves.

It's Time to Rebrand Sleep

Elizabeth Rizor | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rizor

In my experience, sleep has allowed me to let go of negative emotions and more quickly recall test material, which means less wasted time tiredly staring at a textbook.

8 Ways to Make a Successful Workplace Mental Health Program

Matthew Shaw | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Matthew Shaw

Along with a team of MBA students from the Ross Business School, I have also studied mental health programs in New York and London -- from huge corporations to public services and charities. We saw that there were eight key areas which hindered or accelerated a successful workplace mental health initiative.

5 Things They Never Tell You About Life After Cancer

Rachael Yahne | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

I was given every form of support and educational resource possible, from counselors to peer mentors. What they didn't tell me is that after cancer, new battles will arise. And I'm sure some survivors won't resonate with a few of these, but for me, I wish someone had warned me...

Wanna Do Your Body a Favor? Eat More Guacamole!

Avital Scharf | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Avital Scharf

When we think of guacamole, we automatically picture a tasty dip to eat with our favorite Mexican food. But this topping has so many health benefits t...

4 Tricks to Help You Make Health and Fitness a Priority

Simon Donato | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Simon Donato

Stepping out the door is the hardest part of committing to exercise, so if you can get out the front door, you've won more than half the battle. Here are four tricks that I use to stay motivated and committed to my training:

The Dark Slime of Loneliness: Grateful After Breast Cancer

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I am convinced that we stretch the band with of our feelings in both directions when we experience hardship.

Intro to Meditation -- The Challenge of Self Observation

Devi Sawh | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Devi Sawh

These are some issues you might face as you take on the challenge of self-observation as a meditation practice and hopefully as an every moment of everyday spiritual practice. As you do, it will help to remember (especially in those times when it seems like a difficult practice) the joy is in the seeing!

Tap Into Your Biochemistry & Beyond Through Yoga: An Interview With Madan Bali

Omega Institute | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Born in Northern India, Madan Bali started teaching yoga in Montreal in 1969 and is now a master yogi and Vedanta scholar with a doctorate in compleme...

Turn Your Wellness Obsession Into a Career

Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D.

We fall into old habits. Go back into our comfort zone. That's ok. We're all human. You don't have to beat yourself up if you fall behind or get off track. You just have to get some support.

Organize Your Workspace for Improved Mental Health

Alan Kohll | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Alan Kohll

One way to alleviate stress and improve your mental health at work is to work from a clean and organized workspace. Each employee probably prefers...

6 Differences Between Healthy High Achievers and Perfectionists -- Which Are You?

Megan Bruneau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

So are you a healthy striver or a perfectionist? Let's find out:

Make Your Health a Priority

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Whether the perfect balance exists or not, one thing is clear: it is all part of the journey. Decide what is most important to you and make it the priority. For me, balance happens when I am present; when I am having fun while still striving, and when I am able to marry my priorities with my passions.