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I Feel Gassy, But I'm Happy

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

Last night at my daughter's family bat-mitzvah class we along with about five other families discussed with a student-rabbi the importance of having a sense of purpose in life. And that surge of fulfillment you get with that sense of accomplishment.

What You're Good at May Not Be Good for You

Christine Hassler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

True fulfillment is only possible when we come from a place a love. And the problem is most of us are coming from a place of fear, not love. And the even bigger problem is that we are able to create a lot of success and goal line results from that place of fear -- in fact, it is often our strongest motivator.

What Makes An Extraordinary Teacher?

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

As teachers, we hope to empower and enliven our students so much that they are able to stand fully on their own two feet, imbued with the wisdom that they've taken on as their own.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The topic of reinvention is everywhere in American culture. Cultural shifts and economic forces have affected artists and entrepreneurs, people on the street and people in high-rise towers.

The 7 Signs Of An Empowered Life: Are You Living One?

Kathy Caprino | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Caprino

Empowerment means accessing and marshaling all the passion, power and purpose you have inside you, so that you can live and work as you truly want to.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: The 4 Best Ways to Find -- and Keep -- Happiness

GAIAM TV | Posted 10.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Happiness, or the lack thereof, lies at the root of what makes life meaningful. But figuring out what exactly constitutes happiness, especially in a culture like the Unites States that tends to conflate money with meaning, proves to be elusive.

The Secret To Finding True Happiness

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Many successful people talk about being burned out on their own success and find that it's possible to feel stuck, even when everything in their lives is going well. By expanding your efforts to something bigger than yourself, everyone benefits.

Are You Trying To Fill A Void? Why You Should Embrace It Instead

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The only way to be happy, healthy and whole is to face and deal with the voids you carry in your heart and soul. If something is missing, broken or empty inside of you, there is no person or thing that will fill it. Only you can heal yourself and close the voids.

Rethinking Fear as a Lifestyle

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

So many of us are caught up in fear as a lifestyle. We're stability-seeking creatures living through scary times. What we thought was stable -- like financial markets, the climate, etc. -- isn't.

Me, A Cosmo Girl?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"Good girls go to Heaven, but bad girls go everywhere." So said Helen Gurley Brown, longtime editor of Cosmopolitan and game changer for women.

The Art of Living

Kate Moulene | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Kate Moulene

"Living" can be mundanely defined as your day-to-day existence, or "living" can become your own personal art. It is the art of living that conjures up a person who accumulates a life of saying yes instead of no. I think of the art of good living as adventure for the masses.

A Roadmap to Fulfillment

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

We're fortunate to live in a world that makes progress and doesn't usually allow things to be the way they were. Thus, there is more opportunity, equality and encouragement for everyone to follow their dreams and passions. But then what?

Why Love Doesn't Necessarily Conquer All

Jezebel | Posted 07.05.2012 | Women

"I have so much love to give." Few things could be more obvious than to point out that young women are hard on themselves. Self-criticism (often as...

Like Father, Like Husband

Jenn Horton | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's a little creepy, how you marry your father. But cool. Awesome, really

Is The Path You're Walking Yours?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we honor the pathway that calls to us, we discover our authentic self along the way which then becomes the portal to our own wholeness -- it is only then that our authentic voice arises and gives unique expression to who we are.

The Life Out Loud: Making New Dreams A Reality

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Did we really want to buy a house? No. It just had felt like what we should do. What we really wanted, what would make us truly happy, was not fitting ourselves into some prescribed mold but making our greatest dreams come true.

Optimizing Your Talents for Future Success

Joan Burge | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Joan Burge

Optimization means to enhance the effectiveness of something; to make something function at its best. Optimization is like having your skills and atti...

Happiness is Overrated...Try Fulfillment

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 07.15.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

Seeking happiness isn't wrong, it's just limiting. It's only one color on the rainbow of human experience.

When All My Stuff Was Stolen -- A Story of Transformation

Isabelle Laurenzi | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Isabelle Laurenzi

Nothing had really changed. OK, my stuff was gone, but I was still ME. What else mattered? I love myself the way I am, and while I still like having beautiful things, I know that losing all my possessions gave me a greater awareness of the best possession I have -- myself.

The Key to Happiness After 50: Create Your Own Epiphany

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

If you want to discover a path for yourself as you approach the so-called "golden years," ask yourself the question: Why Am I Here?. Even better, take some time to contemplate the following pair of questions: Why Am I Here? Versus What Do I Want?

Maintaining a Vision of the Good Life in a Time of Uncertainty

Karma Kitaj | Posted 04.10.2012 | Fifty
Karma Kitaj

What does it mean to live a "good life?" For many people, it's defined by affluence and the capacity to buy material things that make our lives easier and more fun. Ironically, many who chase money are not using their hard-earned income to make their life easier, nor to have more fun.

Cosmic Chabad Cable Car

Michael Perman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Michael Perman

Leave some space for serendipity, novelty and cool things happening that you could not possibly imagine. I tried this last week and had amazing results.

Fear Is Momentary, Regrets Are Forever

Joe Robinson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Joe Robinson

Fear is momentary; regrets are forever. The reality is that fears that paralyze us today will be long forgotten tomorrow, and we'll be left with the after-effects of opting for safety -- life unexperienced, progress unmade, a truckful of regret.

9 Steps To Being Happy In Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

I'm letting you off the hook for New Year career resolutions and I give you permission to take small and purposeful steps towards a career that will bring you happiness.

Spiritual vs. Material Fulfillment: Who Says You Can't Have Both?

Rod Stryker | Posted 02.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

The truth is that learning to balance spiritual and worldly prosperity is the essential thread in the tapestry of living an extraordinary life.