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The Art of Surrender

Mark Matousek | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

No spiritual awakening is possible without surrender; until we get out of the way, we're unable to feel that power that is greater than our will, deeper than our thoughts and wider than our vaunting dreams. Humility is everything, we come to see. Our wagons are hitched to a higher star.

I'm the Crystal (And So Are You): A Poem for Cold Times

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

I'm the crystal/ I'm the light/ Inextinguishable and bright

How to Give Up Giving Up

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Do you find yourself wanting to change a particular behavior or habit? But notice yourself returning to it time and time again. If you do, then ...

You've Changed! Why Didn't They Notice?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

You have to be consistent in how you present yourself -- to the point where you don't mind being "guilty of repeating yourself." If you abandon the consistency, people will get confused and the perception you are trying to change will get muddied by conflicting evidence that you are just the same as you were.

Love Begets Love

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cecilie Aslaksen

In order to make others love you, you've got to love yourself. In order to make others appreciate you, you've got to appreciate yourself. Every change starts from within, why not start with adding some love for yourself. Love begets love.

6 Ways to Manage and Thrive Through Transition and Change

Marilyn Tam | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Even happy occasions and positive changes are stressful, and it helps to recognize how to manage them for our health and happiness. Here are six things you can do to lower the stress and maximize the positives of the transition...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #4: Celebrate What's Good

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

I am convinced that one of the healthiest and most revolutionary things we can do is simply find something right about ourselves, and celebrate that. Here are a few ways you can begin getting some more celebration-worthy encouragement now.

Stuck in Time: Forgiving and Forgetting

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Forgiveness wasn't this huge benediction bestowed on the evildoers in my life. It was the sure knowledge that I wasn't like those people and didn't want to be like them. This gave me hope.

Here Comes the International Day of Peace!

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

At last count there were 195 countries in the world -- 196 if you count Taiwan. These countries range in size from 0.2 square miles (The Vatican -- ...

9-11-2001: What's Your Story?

Lauren Galley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As you pay tribute to those who lost their lives from this tragic day on September 11, 2001, think of how you write the chapters of your life story and the choices you make each day.

Behavioral Change as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

People often ask, "Can executives really change their behavior?" The answer is definitely yes. At the top of major organizations even a small positive change in behavior can have a big impact.

n the Fifth Day of Kindergarten...

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

The best parenting advice comes from my friend whose kids are about a year older than mine. She is close enough to the struggles I'm facing to remember clearly, but far enough away to have gained some clarity.

Want to Change It? Scale It!

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

About three years ago I met with a team of teachers to discuss a common concern - student comportment. The teachers collectively felt that respect and...

In Search for Leaders Who Lead

Ayelet Baron | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Ayelet Baron

The 21st century organization requires bold leaders who understand they live in a world of opportunity to create and lead others around a shared purpose. Unfortunately, the system is still massively broke.

Good Luxury: In Search of Style + Compassion

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

It recently struck me that the marriage of ethics and aesthetics in the premium segment of consumer goods seems to be considered a luxury too extravagant to indulge in by the fashion industry.

Attachments and Connections to Ourselves and Our World

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Attachments and connections change throughout our lives. The quality of flexibility helps us adjust to our evolving selves and the world.

Rank Does Not Confer Privilege or Give Power; It Imposes Responsibility

Avril Brikkels | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

Significant change is not easy, however the possibilities of taking small steps with a sense of urgency and a planned orchestrated approach can mean the difference between executing on successful change and creating an utter failure.

Philanthropy-Yoga

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

What is the optimal way to use your money? The answer to that will likely change over time, encouraging effective donors to keep posing - and answering -- questions. But you shouldn't worry. It's like a kind of philanthropy-yoga: regularly asking deep questions about giving helps donors stay flexible as well as strategic.

Workplace Wellness: 7 Workplace Design Experts Weigh in on the Next Big Thing

Amanda Schneider | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

Sitting is the new smoking. Rising U.S. obesity rates. Michelle Obama's "Get Moving Campaign." Proliferation of the LEED rating system and acceptance of practices.

Taking Comfort

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

On the threshold between the life we've known and her departure, I slide my credit card, serve as Sherpa from store to home. We stuff the comforter into a huge bag, vacuum out the air, shrinking it into a manageable cube. The piles grow, spawn -- a Bed Bath & Beyond annex in our living room.

4 Dead Giveaways When Coaching Won't Work!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Even if you are the best coach in the world, if the person you are coaching shouldn't be coached, the coaching isn't going to work. The good news is that the "uncoachables" are easier than you think to spot. How do you know when someone is uncoachable? How do you detect a lost cause?

A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 08.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

If You Really Want to Change, Stop Trying So Hard

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Kesel

I also favor the theory that positive change is not necessarily an evolution or a remodeling of our consciousness, but rather a return to our true selves.

You Are NOT The Man I Married: Accepting Change In The One You Love

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Your spouse is not the same person now as when you met, and neither are you. Yes, there can be sadness in change, the loss of what was. On the other hand, some changes will be welcome.

How Long, Michael Brown, How Long?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices
Norma Cook Everist

We need to do more than remember headlines, lest names change but headlines be merely repeated.