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Evolving

The (Messy) Art of Shedding Relationships for Your Own Evolution

Heather Martin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

My shedding process was painful, but it was worth it. In the process, you get to redefine your relationship to yourself, what you will allow, what does and doesn't work for you, and what you truly want out of life.

Falling Apart

Irene Tanner | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

With a jolt of gratitude, I realize that I will walk into my new quarters on two legs and care for myself with two capable hands. My body is up to the task, supported by an ever more creative mind and an undaunted spirit.

The Only Place in the Universe

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.

When Hardship Hits: Ask Not, 'Why Me?!' Ask, 'Why Not Me?!'

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Ann Rasmussen

We can choose to think flexibly and adaptively, rather than rigidly and maladaptively, by redefining painful life blows as opportunities to evolve. Suffering is the "rock-tumbler" of life, within which the nuggets of our battered selves get polished into our highest and best selves.

The Slap: Rise Up Better Than Before

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Mother Nature has done it again. She slapped us upside the head to knock some sense into us. There is devastation for many. Nothing makes sense for them yet, but for most of us, we've been slapped into awareness.

The Right Place at the Right Time

Irene Tanner | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

A close friend of my mother's generation used to insist that a woman who reveals her age will reveal anything. Since I say that I am devoted to transparency, isn't this the right time and place for me to fess up to every one of my god-given gift of 85 years?

Mistakes Can Make or Break You

Amy Chan | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

When you make mistakes, how do you respond? If your mistake leaves a trail of hurt and destruction in the lives of others, do you make amends and apologize with actions and empathy?

We Don't Solve Our Problems, We Outgrow Them

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I realize how often my attention is actually on solving my problems, instead of outgrowing them. No wonder the ones I obsess about the most seem to linger.

Humans Still Evolving As Brain Shrinks

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Evolution in humans is commonly thought to have essentially stopped in recent times. But there are plenty of examples that the human race is still evo...