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Awareness

Acceleration, Re-Entry and the Ever-Rising Bar

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

With greater frequency I've recently wondered why I'm being shown the splendor and richness of the world that I've been fortunate enough to experience and can only conclude there must be a greater purpose -- a grander design to it -- than my own personal fulfillment.

Good Communication Is as Simple as Paying Attention

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

In the simplest of terms, good communication only involves two steps: empathy and clarity. The most common communication errors occur when the message gets lost between the sender and the receiver.

Radical Acceptance: Free Yourself By Accepting Yourself

Tara Brach | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The way out of our cage begins with accepting absolutely everything we are feeling about ourselves and our lives, by embracing with wakefulness and care our moment-to-moment experience.

How To Stop The Internal Battle (And Find Joy And Harmony)

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

For many of us, we do not spend our days in harmony and joy. We tend to be in internal conflict. Our minds might be in one place while our bodies are in another. Our souls might long for a particular experience but we find all kinds of reasons to ignore that calling.

Consciousness: The Currency of Life

Daniel Bor | Posted 10.28.2012 | Science
Daniel Bor

On the night of Thursday, May 8, 1997, my father had a stroke. When I visited him in the hospital, I felt profoundly disturbed by what I witnessed. This sluggish, exhausted man in front of me looked like my father, but I knew, deep down, that he wasn't.

WATCH: How Does One Begin To Be Happier? From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke about how she became self-aware and focused on achieving happiness when...

PHOTOS: Family Raises Awareness Of Baby's Incurable 'Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of'

Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact

Imagine, as a parent, not being able to touch and hold your baby. Two parents are on a mission to raise awareness for their little girl's little-known...

The Iceberg Effect

Amanda Slavin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I now have an awareness of my feelings, my opinions, my reality. I think twice before staying out late, living a life of no discipline, and I certainly won't settle for anyone else's 10 percent.

Get to Know Yourself

Intent | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

It is stillness of the mind and body that allow us to step away from our distracted selves and get to know our true selves a little bit better.

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.