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Look Beyond the Labels

Deanna Heon | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deanna Heon

Look beyond the labels and you may find a kindred spirit, and even a friend, in someone you never expected.

The Holiday Gift You Alone Can Give

Kate Otto | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Kate Otto

In such a hyper-connected holiday season, perhaps the best gift we can give our loved ones is actually the simplest (though by no means the easiest): our time and our undivided attention. Our presence.

How Often Do You Say 'No' to Your Child?

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

In actuality, setting limits is a gift to our children. It shows them that we are taking responsibility for keeping them safe. It's a sign to them that we are there to help them mediate the chaos of this world.

Open Secret

Paula Vital | Posted 12.10.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

As I continue my path of self-discovery, I would love to share it with you. Most of all, I offer you my hand as you set upon your own path. It will be a challenging ride, but the best adventure of your life.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

Do You Know You Have Superpowers?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Olayiwola A. Alara

In an instant I became a superhero to this incredibly smart, charming and beautiful lady. A few minutes earlier that day in the bookstore, we had never met. We had no knowledge of one another, we barely know the other existed and she was actually visiting from another country.

The True Gifts of the Holidays

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

The good memories we create now will warm our hearts through the bitter winter, and the possibilities for creating such experiences throughout the year are only limited by our imaginations. This is the time to establish habits that enrich our lives, and the world, every single day.

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

Katherine Fritz | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Fritz

In truth, our neighborhoods are vastly more sprawling and interconnected than we frequently choose to acknowledge.

I'm Proof That Online Friendships Are Just As Important As Real Life Ones

Isabel Song | Posted 11.19.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

My then-limited connections on Twitter weren't enough for me. I felt rather overwhelmed with life and alone in my problems, and even though I told myself that I'm not the only one going through these issues, it didn't help.

You Can Have Whatever Impact You Choose

Ayelet Baron | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

And then there are those really tough choices we make about the course of our lives. Choices. They're the ingredients of our lives; they shape us. The choices we make in how we invest our time can either stifle us or bring a whole new world of possibilities.

Your Children Don't Want You To Be Perfect

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

When we allow our children to be our teachers, they remind us of the value of seeing the world as they do, which involves living more simply, showing greater compassion and being more mindful.

A League of His Own: How Lewis Howes Went From Pro Athlete to Thriving Entrepreneur

John Corcoran | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Lewis Howes is a former professional football player who turned a career-ending injury into a springboard into entrepreneurship. Starting with nothing but an obsession to learn about business and marketing, he has since built a multi-million dollar media empire.

Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

Mikah Meyer | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikah Meyer

On two separate occasions this past weekend, I purposely left my smartphone at home. While I admit the initial motivation came because I didn't want a large bump in my tight-fitting suit, the benefits turned out to be far greater than the contour of my torso.

Breaking Through the Plexiglass for a Real Connection

Shani Harmon | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

If you recognize human connection as a success strategy for managing stress in challenging environments, you're much more likely to value it and seek it out - even in a virtual environment.

Art of Attention: The Frequency of Home

Elena Brower | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

The frequency of home is mostly about simple listening, love and respect, and it's a repeated choice. Practice landing and situating yourself in that frequency; your body will thank you.

Creating a Better World, One Cup of Tea at a Time

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Dr. Shelley Prevost

Millennials often get a bad rap for being anti-social internet addicts and gaming fanatics, more likely to Tweet about their latest Netflix binge than put on some pants and meet up with friends in person.

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

The Two Languages of Love and Connection: Separate Yet One

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Both sides of the coin, I believe, have voices and energies that need to be honored and incorporated into how we love and reach out to our soul mate.

Stop Freaking Out About Cellulite: The Simple Question You Didn't Think to Ask

Z Zoccolante | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

These dimples in my skin represent the meals and belly laughs I now share with friends. They represent the time and energy I have claimed and now use to focus on my goal and dreams instead of ever-thinner thighs.

How to Create a Truly Supportive Community Online

John Corcoran | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

It may seem strange, but even though the world has become more connected via the internet and social media, studies are showing that more people consider themselves unhappy, even as we're becoming more connected.

Telling Stories

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Stories convey information in a very unique way. Plus, they're so much more interesting and engaging than facts, bar graphs or pie charts.

From the Fishing Boat to the Classroom

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

When it comes to teaching, there are two sides: the part that we sign up for (engagement, relationships, imparting wisdom, etc.) and the "necessary evils" (lesson planning, grading, meetings, supervision, etc.) that we can all do without.

5 Tools to Rock the Hell Out of Being an Entrepreneur

Britt Bolnick | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Britt Bolnick

Entrepreneurship or owning your own business is NOT for the faint hearted. I've done more inner work, faced more fears, and stretched myself WAY more in building up my business to success than I have doing any other SINGLE thing- EVER.

The Umbilical Thread, His Gut to Mine

Sukey Forbes | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Sukey Forbes

Though the umbilical cord connecting child to mother is cut within moments of our children's births, I'm not sure we ever fully sever the flow of life force between the two.

Attachment

Christine Hoh | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

As social creatures, human beings need continued interactions with other living things. Being isolated can be damaging to us mentally, emotionally, an...