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Awareness

True Power Lies in Choice

Viral Mehta | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

To be free to choose, we need to first be aware that we have such a choice. Every time I can awaken to the freedom of such inner choice, the tide turns. Consciously choosing becomes the basis for learning and unlearning.

Inhabiting the Place Called 'I'

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

My personal favorite factor in arriving at happiness is the attribute of equanimity, the space of calm that arises from the deepest place at the core of our being.

What Do You Work For?

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Krupka

I recently read one of my college friend's tweets and it read: "What do you work for, money or health care?"

Food Talks: Wabi-Sabi Pie

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 10.10.2012 | Food
Ruth Neubauer

There are 15 tables ahead of us. We choose to wait of course. Like everyone else waiting outside, it's obviously worth it.

Awareness Brings Its Own Reward$

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 10.06.2012 | Money
Jinny Ditzler

In our home we call it the Money Game because the better we play that game, the more money seems to come our way. You may laugh, but we've been doing it for over 30 years, and it's paid off big time.

Life's Much Lovelier The Second Time Around

Patty Kogutek | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

Our life is made up of choices, small choices we make everyday to become a better person and to become a better earth-citizen. And if by some chance we miss an opportunity to learn and grow, Life, in its all-loving wisdom, will give us second chances until we get it.

The Benefits of Being in a Higher Vibration

Pamela Dussault | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

We all vibrate energetically at a particular frequency. The lower the frequency, the denser your energy, and the heavier your problems seem.

3 Steps to Finding Your Truth

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Shaahin Cheyene

By reaffirming your intentions, you are reaffirming your path and reclaiming your power. In doing so, your word becomes law. Your words become actions. Your actions define who you are and effect change.

Life Is Simple: Do It Well And Make It Fun

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Life is just a series of processes. Every process has steps. And each step has the potential to be better and more fun.

6 Reasons Why It's Good To Be Wrong

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We believe we are right and are, therefore, the wronged one. But are there benefits to being wrong? Can we turn such a situation around so that we can learn more about ourselves? Imagine how boring it would be if we were all always right!

Are You A 'Know-It-All'?

Doug Binzak | Posted 09.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Finding ways to practice becoming aware of our presumptions and prejudices, even the very small ones, can put us on the road to rediscovering the vitality, the "juice" of life.

Singer Opens Up About Battle With Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

In her latest video, "Didn't Mean It," singer Jasmine Villegas ("Baby," "Werk"), tells the story of a young woman who is trying to escape a domestical...

My Four Days With Eckhart Tolle

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

I was first introduced to Eckhart Tolle's teachings many years ago, while wandering through a bookstore on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

The 30-Day "Do Nothing" Challenge (For 5 Minutes a Day)

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

Did you know that doing nothing, in the true sense of the word, can be overwhelming if we attempt to do too much nothing at once -- so we're supposed to do small nothings at first? Five minutes a day seems reasonable.

Accepting Differences In Relationships

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We generate compassion and appreciation for ourselves, our partners and our relationships, when we are able to accept the whole picture that is the relationship.

A Letter to Tim Cook From a Father

Rob Ashe | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents
Rob Ashe

I probably spend way more time with Apple products than my actual family so when I sit down to feebly attempt to write about my daughter's condition, you could imagine my frustration when the spell checker finds words like Arthrogryposis, Amyoplasia, and contracture to be misspelled.

How Do Change And Loss Help Us Grow Spiritually?

KidSpirit | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

We go through changes every day, whether they are minor or major. We do not necessarily have to be optimists to see the good in every situation, nor pessimists to feel betrayed and lose hope.

I Had It All, or So I Thought

Don Dianda | Posted 08.20.2012 | San Francisco
Don Dianda

I woke up during my junior year of college: I had had enough. The drinking didn't do it for me. The partying didn't do it for me. Vegas, Miami, L.A., didn't do it for me. I had been living in a dream and I was finally beginning to realize it.

Is It a Friendly Universe?

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 08.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

We can change negative thinking into positive thinking and maybe free ourselves from the imprisonment of limited perception. It requires two main ingredients: awareness and enthusiasm.

Breathing Eternity Into Time, Part Two

Ellen Davis | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

Depending on where identity lies, there are many ways we can experience or speak about "step by step" or gradual and sudden awakenings.

Just Being

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Divorce
Steven Crandell

Mother Teresa once said there is good in everyone. Of course, to my knowledge, she never experienced separation or divorce. Mother Teresa went on to ...

Eating Your Way to Happiness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We all need to eat, but what we eat and how much we eat varies enormously. Few of us only eat when we are hungry, and only what we need rather than what we want.

Breathing Eternity Waves Into Time, Part One

Ellen Davis | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

The footprints we leave, danced in that awareness, change the face of the earth, as all footprints do. Yet these create a path toward the freedom that is our birthright and the freedom from which they come.

A Mindfulness Practice For Weeding The Garden Of Your Mind

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When you stop and consider how many thought-seeds are blown, dropped, or purposefully planted in your mind on a daily basis, it may cause you to tend to your mental garden with a bit more regularity.

Let's Look at What We Call the 'Mind'

Ellen Davis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

When you are no longer identified with and through "mind." when you can see your thoughts and beliefs for what they are (and not reality), there is no need to divide against them and mind.