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WATCH: Feeling Defensive

Brad Yates | Posted 10.31.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

As I've often said, self-sabotage is misguided self-love. We do some really questionable things because of an unconscious belief that such behavior w...

My Life on Two Wheels and Two Continents

Val Wang | Posted 10.30.2014 | Books
Val Wang

The first bike I ever loved was stolen from the ground floor of the building I lived in in Beijing in 1999, where she had been locked only to herself, the same as all other bikes in China.

Ahhh, the Beauty of Feeling Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

It's such a delight to revel in the pleasures of life! What you focus on, expands -- and Tony Robbins is right. If you keep flowing energy to some...

Suzan-Lori Parks Returns From the Wars Triumphant

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is enough in the characters and the dialogue -- even in the costumes, with some actors drifting on wearing basketball sneakers -- to tell us that Father Comes Home is a play of ideas and freedom that directly speaks to us, here in the 21st century.

Holy Freedom

Julia Fehrenbacher | Posted 10.28.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Julia Fehrenbacher

In the midst of chopping onions and digging unnameable parts out of the chicken carcass, before I'm almost late getting them to soccer practice I...

(Still) Daring To Be Different In Dr. Martens

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Sophia Stuart

My desire for Dr. Martens was, of course, a yearning to grow up; or, more accurately, to reach 19 and stay there forever.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

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.

WATCH: Stuck in 'Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda'?

Brad Yates | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As we go through life, chances are we will make one or two (or a billion...) choices that we regret. As if that's not troublesome enough, we then was...

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.

Release Attachments and Finally Become Free!

Erin Cox | Posted 10.24.2014 | Divorce
Erin Cox

Attachment is a basic human emotion. Think of the way a newborn becomes attached to her mother and those who love, feed, and care for her while she is...

Stepping Out of the Closet and Into Your Life

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

The most beautiful legacy you can leave for those you love is a long shadow-filled corridor of open doors that you have courageously walked through as you have moved closer and closer towards them.

The Journey to Happiness

Samantha Sutherland | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Sutherland

When it comes to life and happiness, there is no end game. There's no point at which you can brush off your hands and say you've reached the happy place and now you can stop.

A Global Alliance in Defense of Freedom of the Press

Pablo Mancini | Posted 10.22.2014 | Media
Pablo Mancini

A government's censorship against a media outlet is a bureaucratic tool that could become obsolete if technology is used and organized the right way.

You Claim to Think the News Is Important -- I Don't Believe You

Graham Templeton | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Graham Templeton

A lot of the core institutions of public oversight are being eroded today, the checks and balances going out of whack. This, right now, is the point at which we must either stand up for a strong news media or admit openly that we do not actually care about it as much as we pretend to.

The First (But Biggest) Steps to Being Successful in Anything You Do

Meredith Nordhem | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Meredith Nordhem

Fear can only thrive in a space where you give it permission. So instead, give yourself permission to take the first step. Then the second. Then the third. Success isn't measured by what you accomplish, but how true you stayed to your dreams.

Modified: GMO Labels that Actually Work

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 10.20.2014 | Denver
Paul Schwennesen

After removing overstepping authority on recreational, relatively harmless psychoactive drugs, the "in" crowd immediately does an about-face and asks the state to regulate its food. You cannot, if you love freedom and trust the individual, have it both ways.

How Houston Attorneys Are Reinforcing Homophobia By Infringing on Religious Liberties

Brandan Robertson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Brandan Robertson

As an evangelical Christian and an activist for LGBTQ rights, I am deeply disheartened by the actions we are seeing in Houston. I stand in complete solidarity with the churches and pastors that have been subpoenaed, demanding that these legal actions be reversed.

WATCH: Expecting to Be Afraid (Anticipatory Fear)

Brad Yates | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's uncomfortable enough when we experience fear in challenging moments... and we often make it worse by experiencing that fear when we are anticipat...

Qatar's Path to Regional Maturity

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Sheikh Tamim is showing sensible political acumen that is most welcome in Gulf politics despite his young years. He should also be willing to embrace greater freedom of press and resume the hybrid democratization process which was started by his father.

The Future of Hong Kong's Freedom?

Benjamin Powell | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Benjamin Powell

Whether Hong Kong's democratic freedom protests are an overall movement for liberty depends crucially on what is expected out of Beijing in the future.

WATCH: 'Should' You Feel Bad?

Brad Yates | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the reasons we tend not to feel as good as we could as often as we could is that we have a lot of training in how to feel bad. Not only are we...

Daily Meditation: The Cost Of Freedom

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Secrets Suck

Maria Senise | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Has anyone heard the song "Secrets" by Mary Lambert? Lyrically, it's one of my new favorites. Here are a few of the most poignant lines, the ones that...

Observations of a Freelancer

Jamie Silverman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Jamie Silverman

For almost a full year, I was in an amazing relationship -- with my career. We had tremendous respect for each other, the perfect amount of give and take. The near perfect year of my advertising career was the year I worked as a freelancer.