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The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

The Power of Presence in Our Lives

Tracy Crossley | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

The realization hit me that I'd allowed all of this to distract me, take me out of presence and into a place where I wasn't really dealing with me. As it shielded me from me (and my true feelings), it created underlying stress.

Are You Addicted to Your Device?

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This past weekend, while we were away for the 4th of July holiday, I had a profound realization of how addicted I've become to my iPhone. While I love...

Smartphones, Dumb People

Carrie Kenny | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Kenny

I used to be able to attend to a conversation. Now I can have a conversation with six people at once via text while some real human is talking to me. But am I really paying attention to any of it? Nope. Now I'm mindless and rude.

Overcoming Desperation for Connection, Love and Marriage

Paul Katz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Katz

The fact that I couldn't put aside my sense of loneliness in order to be or feel happy for others scared the crap out of me. That is not who I am or who I want to be.

Connect With What You Truly Want -- Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become a More Effective Leader

Anthony Silard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

The best way to connect with your inner purpose is to take time alone to consider what you truly want out of life. This isn't as easy as it sounds. Almost everyone around you reinforces your activity and steers you away from inactivity.

Why Connecting Is Superior

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Chris Deaver

Given this 24/7 access to infinite information, why do most people still think success is all about being the smartest person in the room? You're meant for so much more.

Human Being vs. Human Doing: Which One Are You?

Joan E. Childs | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Joan E. Childs

In my own practice, it has become clear to me that much of anxiety and depression is a result of loneliness and especially, human touch. The loss of this magnificent part of our being a human being, is that we may never know the inner part of our beautiful essence and authenticity.

Dare to Be Authentic: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships

Anthony Silard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. -- Bernard M. Baruch Every great perfor...

Tending to Your Classroom Garden

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

As an educator, my outdoor experience gives me much time to reflect about our true passion, engaging and inspiring children. To that end, different aspects of the gardening experience conjure up key aspects of child growth and development.

Dispensing Advice (and Cake) at the Kitchen Table

Carol Bysiek | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

The pressures to achieve material and outward success will come at you from everywhere, and the world will not be generous in leaving you the time to connect with family and friends, to serve others, to fulfill your life in the most important ways. Setting those boundaries and creating that space comes down to you.

What to Do When My Child Lies? 13 Ways to Respond, Prevent, and Strengthen Honest Communication

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

When parents discover their children are lying to them, they are usually filled with keen dismay, sometimes incredulity, puzzlement or anger, and underneath it all, always, in my experience, with sadness.

5 Things Maya Angelou Taught Us About the Power Of Living

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

There are many things that a life like Maya Angelou's teaches us who are left behind. But I believe her most enduring legacy is that she gave us a perfect formula for resilience. For getting back up again and again no matter what.

My Body, My Business and My Journey to Thriving!

Andrea Callanan | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Callanan

I'm taking time off, delegating more, and allowing myself to be more authentic as a woman in my approach to leadership, ambition and company growth. Thank you, Arianna, for being an inspiring role model. For being wise and brave and for personally answering your email -- I salute you!

As Fitbits for Feelings Emerge, Whither Empathy?

Techonomy | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

Are we losing touch with one another? Are we sinking towards something like Roman civilization, when bloodthirsty spectators eagerly watched men fight to the death in the name of entertainment, now just on high-def screens? Or could empathy in society actually be enhanced by the capabilities of technology?

Retirement Relocation Is Not for Sissies

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 05.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Then came retirement. In 2013, my husband and I made strategic decisions to retire, sell our home, and move back to the community we left 20 years ago. After months of planning and action steps, we have just completed this huge transition. Here is some advice on the huge transition.

7 Essential Steps to Leap into Entrepreneurship

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability (albeit perceived) of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary. You enter a risky area where most people fail within five years.

The Magic of Relationships

Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Darlene Mininni, PhD, MPH

As you plan your dreams, whether it's to get healthy, write a book, or chart a new course in your life, ask yourself this question: "How can I include other people -- those I know and those I only know from afar?"

8 Questions Every Couple Should Answer Before They Get Married

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Success in marriage needs to ride on more than the high-spirited emotions of dating that drive two lovers together. Take turns asking these tough questions.

The Kid Connection

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

To parent well post divorce, the kid connection is something to accept and perhaps to foster. Here's why.

When Shared Brokenness Trumps Shared Beliefs

Heather Kopp | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

I do think the church could learn something from recovery groups about how to create safe places where intimate community can happen.

Books About Life -- and Cats

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

As far as books go, it is always the year of the cat.

The Power of Support

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I was having dinner at an unremarkable neighborhood traittoria the other night, when I glimpsed something remarkable. The busboy, having been asked...

Businesses Must Connect to People for Real Success

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Entrepreneurship is more about building a business than inventing a product. It's more about the quality of the execution, rather than the quality of the idea. Most importantly, it's more about being a proactive leader.