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Take a Good Look Inside the Box You Want to Get Out Of

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

As someone who makes his living helping people get out of the box, I've heard this now iconic phrase uttered thousands of times in the past 25 years. No matter what industry, continent, or mood my clients are in, none of them aspire to be box-bound.

Past Gone, Future Unknown, Be Here Now

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Why does it take a new year to make us behave like this? Why is it that for 364 days we live with regret, doubt, holding on to what we did wrong and wishing we hadn't, or dreaming of a future that can never be because it doesn't exist, and then for just one day we resolve to change all this?

All I Want for Christmas Is to Save More Children's Lives

Marion Roche | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death in children under five years old -- approximately 760,000 deaths every year. Each episode deprives a child of the necessary nutrition to live and thrive -- play, go to school and grow.

Mindfulness Meditation For A Stress-Less Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The truth is no matter how much we try, plan, plot, arrange, have things to do, leave the house at the same time each day, arrive at the office at the same time, pick up the kids on time, we can still never know what will happen in the next moment.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

People With Alzheimer's May Still Be 'There'

Marie Marley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. Too often we assume they don't know what's going on around them. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them.

Truly, Deeply Shifting -- After Winter Solstice 2012

Kelley Harrell | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Over the last year I've been sitting back, watching lots of dramas play out. Groups splintering, belief paths diverging, relationships ending, jobs di...

Do You Appreciate Yourself?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What's on your list? As Thanksgiving is here, let's all take some time to say thank you for those things we usually ignore. Say "Thank you!" out loud over and over. We can never have enough gratitude; let it fill every moment, every thought and every feeling. Experiencing gratitude is totally transforming.

Making the Most of the "Most Wonderful" Time of the Year

Emilie Davidson Hoyt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Davidson Hoyt

This year, despite having a busier schedule than ever, I'm trying to be more conscious of this craziness, and do what I can to take better care of myself. I'm making a resolution to be bit more mindful, so that I can fully enjoy all these wonderful memories I'm trying so hard to create.

How to Strengthen Your Sales Funnel Via Trade Shows

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Participating in a trade show generally requires a significant commitment of your time, money and resources. However, if you plan well, you can supe...

The One Thing That's Preventing Your Growth

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

How Humor Eases Parenting Anxieties

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Humor is a great way to recover from parenting anxieties as it provides a platform via which parents can recognize and acknowledge their fears, put them in perspective, and by doing so, minimize the psychological and functional disruption they cause.

When Things Go Out of Hand

Christine Eilvig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

If we are not aware of what's going on when we are in these patterns or if we experience resistance to the healing process. Then we will go in and out of awareness when things remind us of a place we have been before and in no ways want to repeat.

Providing Care to Bereaved Parents During Infant and Child Death Awareness Month

The Rev. Sue Wintz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Rev. Sue Wintz

We all have the opportunity during October and November to provide much-needed care to bereaved parents and family members. Being aware of the potential impact of "forever grief" is the first important step.

OCD: A Way of Distracting Myself From Something Even Scarier?

Matt Bieber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Bieber

This is exactly how my OCD often plays out. I spend a great deal of time trying to anticipate and avoid situations that might trigger strong obsessive-compulsive cycles. When I return to awareness and realize that I've failed to keep watch, I become terrified that something awful has happened in the interim.

Unclogging the Path to True Happiness

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.

Awakening

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 12.25.2013 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Awakening means allowing a growing awareness of our essential connection to all life, to the universe itself, to gradually prevail, as our primary navigational device, as the lens through which we see the world. This can be the only true fix.

Do You Know Who You Really Are?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Does expressing different parts of yourself highlight parts of your personality that normally never see the light of day? Do you feel you're releasing some pent up hidden part of you that you need to express?

Restoring Human Values to Prevent Violence Against Women

Bhanu Narasimhan | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact
Bhanu Narasimhan

It is time for us to recognize that the root cause for societal ills is the erosion of human values. Each one of us needs to come forward and take responsibility to re-establish a caring and sharing attitude, a sense of belongingness, a commitment to serve -- the core spiritual values that are the basis for a healthy, happy and harmonious society.

Why You Should Visit Loved Ones With Alzheimer's -- Even if They Don't Recognize You

Marie Marley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I was speaking at an Alzheimer's family support group recently. A man there told me that he visited his wife with advanced-stage dementia nearly every day, even though she didn't recognize him as her husband. He learned early on, however, that she knew when he'd missed a day.

Not Resisting Resistance

Peter Russell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Russell

So when you find something seeming to disturb your inner quiet -- whether it be a friend's behavior, some politician on TV or a passing fire engine -- pause and notice what is happening inside.

Daily Opportunities for Sacredness and Peace

Andrew Arakawa | Posted 11.16.2013 | Hawaii
Andrew Arakawa

How can we figuratively or literally take off our sandals so that we can have awareness that, right here and right now, we are standing on holy ground?

Why It Is Smart and Savvy to Listen to Your Body

Erika Nicole Finn | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Nicole Finn

Trust that your body is giving you messages. Once you become aware of these physical signals, you can dig deeper to determine what your body is telling you.

Sikhs Host 'Turban Day' in New York City

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

While the Sikh turban traditionally represents love, faith, and social justice, people unaware of its significance often see it as a marker of violence and fear.

Change Our Story: How Do We Turn Judgment into Empathy?

Peter Buffett | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

I believe that when we can base our actions on empathic responses to what we feel -- as opposed to judgments that we make -- our entire perspective will shift.