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Why You Should Never Doubt Yourself

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Realistically, we should know ourselves better than knowing anyone else, but more often than not we tend to dislike ourselves, are constantly finding fault, and so reject what we find. Then we look for love anywhere other than with ourselves.

How To Make Your Own Luck

Rob White | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

You have it within your power to create your own luck. Real luck is about taking control of your life and being receptive to opportunities that come your way. Here are five tips for making your life a lucky one.

A Cure With Some Magic and Jordan

Kevin Swan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

It had only been a couple of months since I had been diagnosed with ALS, but I was constantly reminded of how few people have actually ever heard of the disease. To say this was frustrating is the PG version of my feelings toward the issue. This sparked the creation of A Life Story Foundation.

When To Let Go Of A Toxic Person

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Spirituality is not about becoming the person that you are supposed to be, or about doing the "spiritual" thing. To be spiritual is to compassionately welcome your truth -- what you actually feel -- whether you like that truth or not.

My Body Is a Wonderland

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Swan

Every day is a challenge, even in a battle between my body and me. Don't get me wrong, I do have a choice in what I put in my body, but how my body functions or even appears is outside of my control because of ALS.

Former Ad Man Turns His Disease Into His Next Client

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

As if being diagnosed with a terminal disease (for the record, I have no intention of letting this beat me) isn't bad enough, it is a disease that the general public has never heard of or knows very little about.

Becoming Sensitive to Life

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

What we detect of the world outside -- not to mention all our interior processes, phases, and workings -- is only a tiny fraction of what is there.

Nine Years, Three Concussions, Zero Regrets

Kevin Swan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

No press is bad press when it comes to creating awareness and action around a disease as devastating as ALS. After the conclusion of the AFC champions...

Protecting Our Children: Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Rani Hong | Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact
Rani Hong

To be aware of this tragedy is one thing, to find out how you can help, is a solution. What can you do to help these women and children? The problem is large, yet the solution begins with one step toward spreading awareness and protecting our children and stepping up to lend a hand.

Watching TV Can Help You Realize Your Eternal Self

Bob Lingvall | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

A meditation practice leading to the understanding of our eternal self as awareness gives us just enough separation from our internal soap-opera production for us to be a little more loving, less fearful and controlling, more aware of the needs, hopes and dreams of another.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

Zen Secret Number 1, From Seinfeld

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Meditation doesn't have to be stuffy and/or elitist. We get to be who we are -- that's the whole (terrifying) point. We are so richly overflowing with treasure, each of us. Once we get up offa' our things and begin experiencing that, we begin reclaiming our treasure.

How To Live An Uncluttered Life Full Of Light

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

This year, I have decided to adopt a new way of thinking, being, and doing that continually radiates my inner core, casting a transcendent light through every moment of my life. My resolution, for now and for always, is to live an uncluttered life full of light.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.

Parents, Guns and Awareness

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 02.21.2013 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

A fact-of-life in America today is that people keep guns in their homes. Maybe you don't have guns in your house, but other parents do. So, it makes sense for parents to ask about guns every time they drop their children off for a playdate, or sleepover, or birthday party.

Back Doors To The Source

Shaman Durek | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Shaman Durek

Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Pausing is an introductory mindfulness practice, but it offers a feasible and practical technique with which to start. Over time, training attention and awareness enhance cognitive functioning and contribute to emotional balance.

Imagine Finding Yourself in a State of Bliss

Jean Grossman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Grossman

Consciousness came first, awareness came next. Maturity followed. I am sure the answers to what maturity is would be different for each of us, but answering that helped me identify my values and my goals.

A Shift in Perspective

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Holiday time -- as far as I'm concerned -- is the best time to be a New Yorker. There's life, energy, and beauty all over Manhattan. I sincerely thought I was paying attention to the greatness of it all -- until this past Friday afternoon, that is.

Barriers to Change in America

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Americans who aspire to see America truly thrive need to understand that it is a battle to implement any substantial change in America, but this is a battle worth having - not just for our own sake, but for the sake of future generations.

I Don't Know What I Don't Know

Daniel Fein | Posted 02.10.2013 | College
Daniel Fein

I had a mission before the election because I knew that I was lost when it came to politics. The stories and information during political segments of the news seemed to go in one ear and out the other. I had a knowledge gap, a void that I wanted to catch in its tracks.

'We Are Not What We Do'

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

It would be easy to get lost in all kinds of philosophical arguments about how we define who or what we are. This is about finding some space in the mind, less judgement, a greater sense of perspective, in which we see this fundamental truth for ourselves in a very direct and personal way.

Are You Living Your Own Life, Or Someone Else's?

Rob White | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Choose freedom. Dare to think for yourself. Your very choice is an expression of affection for the true you. I think Alan Watts would agree there is no more noble act than to elevate your consciousness above the roar of what others have to say, so you can hear what you have to say.

This Will Nourish Your Soul (And You Can Find It Just About Anywhere!)

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

To let go and fall into the arms of silence carries us into the sweetness of surrender. It is to become a master in the humble art of living.

Searching for Now: How to Be Where You Are

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Here and now are our birthrights -- like life. Do we need to do anything in this moment to be alive? No. Life takes care of life. Do we need to do something to be in now? No. It is already -- and always -- now. It can only ever be now.