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Intuition or Ego? 3 Simple Steps to Reach Truth

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 07.25.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

One of the hardest things we come to learn in life is how to trust our voice, the one that says what's right for you and only you.

Welcoming Our Ego-Wounded Parts

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just want to get rid of the part of me that gets angry so easily." "I hate the part of me that thinks about food all the time." "I just want to k...

How to Avoid Unnecessary Drama in Your Life

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

The best way to become aware of an "ego drama in the making" is to recognize and acknowledge it, like a pet, the moment it starts scratching at the door -- don't wait until it's barking and whimpering and ripping up all your furniture to rein it in.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

How to Get Jennifer Lopez's 'I Just Woke Up' Selfie Look

Lauren Cahn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Style
Lauren Cahn

Now I know that JLo is beautiful, that JLo is talented, that JLo has been taking care of her skin. And I know that JLo looks amazing at 44. With makeup, without makeup, either way. But I'm calling bullshit on JLo's "I Just Woke Up Like This Selfie" -- on a technicality.

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

Checking the Ego Into Rehab and Sticking to a Fitness PLAN

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Because of my ego I feared failure. I was too embarrassed to be "bad" at anything, and though I used the excuse that I was scared of hurting my back, I was also really scared of hurting my ego. So often, rather than trying something new, I did nothing at all.

Can Sexy Keep You Healthy?

Pamela Levin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Stop at the magazine stand or turn on your TV and silently WITNESS! It seems like everything from liquor to automobiles to household products to a (we...

The Best Way To Respond To Criticism

OWN | Posted 05.06.2014 | OWN

Next time someone offends or upsets you, take a page from Eckhart Tolle's book. The spiritual teacher and author of A New Earth writes in chapter seve...

My Ego vs. Kanye's Ego

Christine Hoh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

e·go [ee-goh, eg-oh] noun, plural e·gos. 1. The "I" or self in any person. The way I see it, it is the fear of faith. As human being...

How To End Your Addiction To Drama

OWN | Posted 04.24.2014 | OWN

Are you seeking peace or drama in your life? Bestselling spiritual author Eckhart Tolle says we all want peace -- but something inside of us yearns...

A Conversation With Eckhart Tolle

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

In 2008 Oprah and the spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle held a number of conversations as part of their Web series Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth. Now they're bringing those episodes to television for the first time, Sundays at noon on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since my new book Thrive is concerned with many of the same questions, I asked Tolle about the series, why this is a conversation we as a society need to have now, and the moment he knew he needed to change his life. Here's our conversation.

Do You See Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Elaina consulted with me because she felt filled with shame. A beautiful woman with a highly successful career, two children and a loving husband, Ela...

What Shy People Are Really Afraid Of

OWN | Posted 04.15.2014 | OWN

Shy people have different ways of explaining their reserved personality. Some, for example, describe themselves as introverted, while others say they ...

Why Can Love Be So Painful? 6 Ways to Heal and Move On

Pragito Dove | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Find your courage and love, fully and completely. Trust and live in your heart. Love takes you from the head to the heart and nurtures, comforts and heals you. Learn from each experience, watch the ego and choose love.

Life Lessons From 'Game of Thrones': How Curbing Your Ego Can Win You an Army -- and the Crown

Karen J. Francis | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Karen J. Francis

Allow your actions and your accomplishments to win the respect you already know you deserve. It is not always the loudest voice that wins the war. Invariably, it is an unyielding determination and an unwavering vision that ultimately takes the crown.

Eckhart Tolle On The Source Of All Hurt Feelings

OWN | Posted 04.03.2014 | OWN

We've all felt upset, angered or offended -- but what is really behind these negative emotions? Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth...

The Catastrophe of 'No Judgment'

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The teaching that we must stop judging and "shoulding" is like a tourniquet to the out-of-control ego, designed to stop the constant chatter of judgment so that the fresh air of unfiltered experience can enter. Here is where the teaching of "no judgment" turns catastrophic.

A Letter To My Son About The Only Good Reason To Get Married

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Marriages become beautiful when two people embrace the only good reason to get married: to practice the daily sacrifice of their egos.

Hypocrites, One and All

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Dori Hartley

Everybody is guilty of not being completely upfront and nobody on earth is pure unless they are either a newborn baby or an unconditionally removed person who lives out of society, in a place where the only thing that matters is love of nature, compassion and ultimate respect for all creatures.

Why I Ditched a Shame-Based Faith

Heather Kopp | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

I often write about the power of shame in the context of recovery. But shame is a human problem, and long-time Christians are in no ways immune. I was a Christian--and a slave to shame--for more than a decade before I became a slave to alcohol.

Ugly Baby, Ugly Love and the Ugly Beauty of Life

Sonya Denyse | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

We were eating lunch. He said "Don't look." I asked "Why". He said "Sonya, do not look." You know I did. Turned my head and there they were -- a moth...

Valentine's Day Special: Conversational Intimacy

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith E. Glaser

As we communicate, we read the content and emotions being sent. Conversations are more than the information we share or words we speak. They are a way to package our feelings about ourselves, our world, and others.

Appreciate Your Age

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Mike Robbins

Because of my 40th birthday, I've been thinking a lot about this milestone and also reflecting on age in general.  40 seems like a pretty big and important number, although it doesn't feel how I thought it would feel.

Mindfulness: Has Your Ego Slipped Inside Your Witness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness is more than a social media trend. True mindfulness is a challenge that requires the fierceness of an awareness warrior, but it is a challenge that is well worth the effort.