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The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

What Are You Projecting Onto the Movie Screen of Your Mind?

Maria Portas | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

This world that we live in is really the movie screen of your mind. Whatever it is that you think and feel will be projected onto the vision of your ...

Letters to Our Former Selves

Ari Andersen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

I have embarked upon a quest to learn -- and hopefully to grow -- from the wisdom of my elders. The past is humanity's great equalizer, and we all have a story worth sharing.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

Knowing When to Ask For Help Is Key to Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

You never know when you or someone you love might need daily help, such as assistance getting groceries, help with transportation or round the clock care, all of which require planning and coordination.

A Portrait of Two Pirates: Smuggler and Enforcer in the World of Drug Trafficking

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime
Carol J. Carter

I was mortified to discover the story of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind known as Dread Pirate Roberts who was behind the multimillion dollar online drug hub, Silk Road.

The Key to a Better Day? Stop Setting Yourself Up for a Miserable One

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Knowing your truths is the first step. Accepting them means a guaranteed better day. Figuring out how you'll manage them is how you make your life better and more successful in the long run.

I Quit My First 'Real' Job

Alexa Gorman | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Alexa Gorman

Six months out of college and I landed what I presumed to be the dream job of my 20s. It only took two months to realize this job was not what I expected. Could I throw that away and start over?

How to Fend Off Work (and Life) Freak-Outs

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though each ...

Meatless Monday: Meatless Monday in the City of Pleasant Living

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Known as the City of Pleasant Living, South Miami has in its own small and pleasant way, created big impact -- it's officially proclaiming Mondays to be meatless.

The Simple Way to Get More of What You Want in 2014

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

When my husband and I first moved to California a few years ago I was feeling vulnerable. Really vulnerable. We came here because he'd been promoted. Me? I was jobless.

How to Find Yourself, When You've Lost Yourself

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Get uneasy, get scared, become a beginner again. You will learn something new about yourself, not only about your character, but what turns on your light. Once you've found something that turns on your light, you've found purpose.

Work-Life Balance Is Bogus; Here's How to Get It Anyway

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Is it possible if you acknowledge that life is a messy stew, and that excelling at what's really important to you will take some extra forethought and strategy? Yes indeed! Easier said than done, but that's why we're in this together.

My Failed Acting Career -- and Why It Wasn't a Failure at All

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 10.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

Then something happened when I turned 30. I suddenly felt like time was running out. It is no secret that Hollywood spits out women over 35. When I didn't get a callback, I took the rejection as more personal than ever.

Customizing Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Next, compare your actual relationship -- as it now exists -- to the one that you have visualized. Identify every specific thing you can that separates where you now are, from what you have envisioned as ideal.

3 Ways To Overcome Ambivalence -- And Make Better Decisions

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Regardless of which area of your life where you find yourself most ambivalent, you won't move forward until you allow yourself to take charge and make the best decision you can with the information you have available to you.

Paying Attention

Irene Tanner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

As I inch forward along this well-worn road, I know by now that to stay alert, awake and attentive is essential to avoiding the pitfalls of mere wishful thinking and downright deception, whether by oneself or well-meaning others.

Bali Spiritual Experience: Making Choices

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

This morning, just past dawn, when my coffee and I walked out of my villa here in Bali, a huge grey egret was standing by the pool. Perhaps he was e...

Today

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

As I have gone through my life, I sometimes look back on the wasted days and weeks I have spent, sometimes chasing meaningless pursuits with guilt and regret. We all must live with our decisions. Now I strive to live life to the fullest and be the very best version of myself.

Do Feelings Matter in Mediation?

Mark Baer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

While litigation and the court process may not address feelings and emotions, such things are dealt with in collaborative law and certain mediation models.

Regret Is Not an Option

Pam Didner | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Pam Didner

Tami and I have known it's been time to move on since she first discussed the issue with me. But she was waiting for a sign to validate her decision. An event to propel her to action.

Bless This Mess

Irene Tanner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

As I contemplate possible outcomes of certain life-altering scenarios playing out currently in the theater of my ego mind, I have choices.

A Day in My Pants

Ellie MacBride | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco
Ellie MacBride

As a work-from-home bohemian, one of the toughest questions I face each morning is What type of pants will I wear today?

Do Life's Turning Points Make a Difference?

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Gini Graham Scott

Think back to your own life. Are there experiences that stand out as critical turning points for you; incidents you think of as life-changing incidents? Then, taking those incidents, consider what might have been if they didn't happen?

6 Ways We Get Sidetracked or Swayed

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Frame a situation around a much-cherished goal and you are more likely to stick to that goal and/or sway others to seek it too. That's one of many stories with lessons for sticking to a plan that psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino offers in her new book Sidetracked.