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For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus on your long-term goals. To be your best, you have to put a lot of time and effort into your athletic preparations. But, as I noted above, there are going to be times when you don't feel that motivated.

Trance of 'Unreal Other'

Tara Brach | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The truth is: Without a genuine willingness to let in the suffering of others, our spiritual practice remains empty.

Reaching Out for Compassion

Tara Brach | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

At a weekend workshop I led, one of the participants, Marian, shared her story about the shame and guilt that had tortured her. Marian's daughter Chri...

Heli-Skiing Is the Best Drug I Have Ever Taken

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Maybe it's the altitude, but heli-skiing is like the best drug I have never taken, and it's certainly as addictive. I want to go back again and again. And it's probably the most dangerous and expensive drug I have ever tried, as well. This is not a sport for sane people.

Decide on Love

Tara Brach | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Jeff was convinced he'd fallen out of love with his wife, Arlene, and that nothing could salvage their 26-year marriage. He wanted relief from the opp...

Young Women and ACL Injuries: How Proper Training Is Vital to Minimize Risk

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

One area of strength training has fallen short with female athletes, in which tears of the ACL -- or anterior cruciate ligament -- have actually increased dramatically over the years. Such injuries are now, in fact, common in female volleyball, softball, basketball and soccer players.

What Is the Single Best Exercise?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

This is a question I get asked with some regularity. It belongs to a class of queries that include such standards as if you were imprisoned in a 4x8 c...

How to Get Over Your Fear of Taking Action

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Procrastination -- putting things off as long as we can -- is nothing more than the fear of taking action. And we fear taking action because of a fea...

Uncovering Your Limitless Self

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Freedom and happiness appear when we realize that we are not -- fundamentally -- made of any of the hats that we wear.

Brave New Consumerism: How to Get from More to Better

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps the owners of Toys-R-Us and their advertising team have been reading Brave New World because this advertisement mocking nature and encouraging consumerism seems ripped right from Huxley's book.

I Love My Baby But Hate Being a Mom

Toni Nagy | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

I am no longer just a woman anymore. I am a mother. And that will be my defining descriptor from now on. I am a mom before I am anything else. And as much as I honor this new identity, I am also disillusioned by how modern society has defined and condensed my role.

The Most Important Question of All: 'How Can I Help?'

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

And to my friend at the gym, in the hopes that you are reading this, a deep and heartfelt thank you for reminding me of who we really are.

How To Get Back In Shape Without Hurting Yourself

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Whether it be fueled by added pounds on the scale, an upcoming physical event or another motivation (May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!), millions will head back to the gym after time spent away, but few of them realize there's a method that can save them from possible injury and disappointment.

What Do Dog Saliva and Your Car Have in Common? And What Does This Have To Do With Quitting Smoking?

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

A Russian scientist, Ivan Pavlov, is famous for studying this phenomenon back in the early 20th century using dogs. But what does this have to do with your car?

Deaths During These Training Sessions Prompt New Guidelines

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO -- The most dangerous time for amateur athletes may not be during the heat of the game or even in rigorous practices. A total of 21 college fo...

Digital Fire: At War With Ourselves

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell C. Smith

Maybe the real issue with learning how to reinvent oneself is the simple fact we really don't know how we formed our identity in the first place.

Get Road-Ready For Spring: Leg Exercises For Runners

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Yes, it's pretty cold outside. But before you know it, it will be spring and you will be out and running again. In the event you've taken some time off from running, here are some exercises to get road ready.

Study the Research? Or the Researcher?

Ginger Ross Breggin | Posted 02.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginger Ross Breggin

A paper just published in a psychology journal provides a fresh look at one of the most often-discussed early studies of human behavior, the "Little Albert" experiment.

Don't Blame Human Nature

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

The basic beliefs that underlie common psychological traits were almost always formed in childhood, in our interactions with our parents.

Why Do You Keep Eating After You're Full?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Emotional eaters don't want to face unpleasantness in their lives. They don't want to feel any negative feelings. So they eat to get a pleasurable distraction from the feelings, to numb themselves.

Taking Risks in Tough Times

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Just like mice in a lab, managers and employees need to be rewarded and reinforced for taking risks, and not given mixed messages about whether or not it's acceptable.

Boy, was I wrong in my last eating blog post!

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

When I wrote my blog post on August 18 about how my new de-conditioning process would stop emotional eating, I made a few statements that I've since discovered just aren't true.

Understanding the Placebo Effect

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

My first foray into the nebulous world of antidepressants was in 1985 when I was put on Sinequan. It gave me severe cotton mouth, didn't do much for my mood.

Keeping Life Fresh And Alive: Things To Consider

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

As children we are introduced to new experiences and possibilities in life, and there is a freshness to life's experiences. Why is it that in adulthood, we find ourselves desperately making up ways to feel alive?