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Carolyn Rubenstein

How to Begin to Cultivate Hope After Failing

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Failing (especially failing BIG) provides you with a sense of freedom that you can never gain by playing it safe. It's this freedom that separates you from those who never leap.

How to Motivate Yourself: 21 Quotes to Help You Refocus and Renew

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Quotes are a wonderful source of inspiration. Many people collect quotes (myself included) or display them in their physical space as personal remind...

5 Lessons Children Can Teach Us About Joy

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

I was one of those kids who never allowed herself to be a kid. As a result, I missed out on many joys of childhood. I didn't know, for instance, wha...

10 Simple Truths for Living a Life You Love

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Over the past six weeks, I have been conducting idea discovery sessions with fabulous individuals. These one-on-one sessions have illuminated 10 bas...

Five Steps to an Organized (and Joyful) Holiday Season

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

If you're already feeling stretched thin (and not feeling too joyful about it), then it's time to step back and use a few organizing strategies to make a new plan.

How to Find Your Calling

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

The solution often becomes apparent when we allow ourselves to ask a simple question, "Where do I go from here?" Just imagine where your mind may lead you!

The Tweet for Haiti Heard Across the Blogosphere

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

The Auction for Haiti on my blog, AphroChic just started, so I will not know how much money has been raised from the effort until next week. But I can say that we are definitely raising awareness.

"I Have Lived a Blessed Time" - Senator Ted Kennedy

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

This is not news nor a headline. This is reality. And for the past 10 years (ages 14 to 24), I have faced the loss of young children and young adults after their own battles with cancer. Many of these individuals were very close to me.

Five Ways to Turn Angst into Bliss

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Whether you see the glass as half full or half empty, the amount of water stays the same. It never changes. The only thing that changes? Your perspective.

3 Steps That Turn Hardship Into Hope

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Various studies show that an optimistic mindset will lift your mood and might add years to your life. But how do you look on the bright side when life is really bleak?

Are You Living the Life You Imagined?

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to help others gain a better understanding of themselves and achieve greater happiness. What were your youthful ambitions?

What Are Your Joy Cravings?

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

I crave joy and guess that many others do as well. But these cravings aren't usually translated into an objective form. Instead, they remain shapeless; they never quite materialize.

5 Amazing Lessons I've Learned About Perseverance

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

It may seem trite, but my personal reminder in this endeavor is really quite simple: Ignore the Rain. Look for the Rainbow.

Is Reality TV Hurting the Integrity of Community Service?

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

I watch [NYC Prep] purely for the entertainment value it offers, but I've become upset with how the series devalues community service; it's used merely as a pawn to ensure entry into an elite school.

Ten Ways to Nourish Your Inner Zen

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

Simplifying your life is much more than assembling a collection of color-coded file folders and calendars; rather, it takes reflection and consistent dedication.