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Desires

Destiny in the Time of Desires

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Desire will give us a short-lived thrill. It doesn't last. Having money to go on a shopping spree will only give us that adrenaline rush until the money is spent.

If I Can Overcome My Fear of Trying Something New, You Can Too.

Martha Pasternack | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

I felt like my next adventure awaited me. I may be old, but I have miles to go before I finish. If I am too old for anything, I am too old to hold myself back from my dreams. Enough already. I am a life long learner: body, mind, heart and soul.

Get Real About How You Want to Show Up Today

Juliet Turalski | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Juliet Turalski

We all share the human experience. Yet, how we grow up, where we grow up and who we grow up with create individual experiences that have led to a glo...

Don't Chase Anything You Don't Want to Catch

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

Many people, myself included, have pursued happiness and pleasure in places where we know it will not be found. It is tempting to seek the comfort of material things, indulge yourself, pursue your appetites and the satisfactions of the flesh.

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

Giving the Children What They Want

Bernadette Noll | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

The other day, I took my high schooler out for breakfast after all the others were tucked into their respective classrooms. As we sat at the table, I took out a notepad and asked if she was up for a little game called "What I really want is..."

Mind Reading: Don't Try This at Home

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Even couples who have been together for decades don't possess the ability to read each others' minds. There are always (hopefully) going to be surprises in relationships which keeps things from getting too predictable and uninteresting.

In Love With Sio Bak (Roast Pork)

KF Seetoh | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
KF Seetoh

George Bernard Shaw famously once said that there is no love more sincere than the love for food. I have to correct and update him. V2- the last part should read "than my love for roast pork."

How To Be More Self-Aware

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

I do know that awareness can be taught, it can be learned, it can be discovered, but I'm not sure that it can ever be arrived at. In other words, it's a gradual unpeeling where you never get to the core.

The Next Step

Christine Eilvig | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

We can only take one step at the time, physically and in life. We can take big steps, which in many ways feel like giant leaps, but we can still only master one big step at the time.

Why It's Imortant to Live Our Dreams

Tara Marino | Posted 04.10.2013 | Style
Tara Marino

One of the main objections we have as women is that we think we can't step into our dreams and desires until everyone around us is OK and taken care of.

Relationship Advice: How To Embrace Feelings Of Desire

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The same life energy that leads to suffering also provides the fuel for profound awakening. Desire becomes a problem only when it takes over our sense of who we are.

Rejecting the Wanting Self

Tara Brach | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

As the monk in the Zen tale shows, if we push away desire, we disconnect from our tenderness and we harden against life. We become like a "rock in winter." When we reject desire, we reject the very source of our love and aliveness.

Do You Feel Guilty For Your Dreams? Don't

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Sometimes it can feel like dreaming of more than what we've got betrays our current reality. As if to wish for something different means that we're unappreciative of what we have. Dreaming and guilt should never be in the same room together.

Are You Listening To Your Emotions? Guidance From Rumi

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to imagine yourself as an instrument through which the one blows a single, continuous, beautiful note called life. The wisdom of Rumi rings so profoundly simple: Listen to and honor your emotional longings, including those waves of both pleasure and pain.

Hold Wants Lightly

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The art is to pursue wholesome desires with enthusiasm, discipline, and skill without getting all hot and bothered about them, and to enjoy life's pleasures without getting attached to them.

How to Add Value to the People in Our Lives

Tara Marino | Posted 09.12.2012 | Women
Tara Marino

We all want to feel more confident. We want to know we are here to feel good and know that we are providing value. There is a simple, easy shortcut th...

It's OK To Disappoint People

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Disappointment, as uncomfortable and even painful as it can be for me and many of us, is essential and important on our journey of growth, self-discovery, authenticity and fulfillment.

Singing (and Hip-Hopping) the Praises of Non-Conformity

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

After writing this two-part series on following your bliss, I've come to realize one of the biggest obstacles to going after what makes you happy is a...