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The Loaded Goal

Michael Neill | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The loaded goal is that goal that seems to be your most important and longest-standing one -- it's the one that "for some reason, I don't seem to be able to make any real progress on," and "this year, I'm finally going to handle."

How To Make Decisions You Won't Regret

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Think about a current situation in your life in which you're contemplating a big decision. Here is how to avoid second-guessing or regrets to feel best about your decision, as well as to master the decision-making process itself.

Time Travel and Goal-Setting Go Together Like PB&J

Alexandra Monir | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Monir

Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between what is real and imagined. And if you believe something to be real with every fiber of your being, your subconscious will do everything in its power to prove you right -- by making your dream a reality.

Why I Failed To Achieve My Goals (And What I Did About It!)

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The methods I employ to achieve my goals are quite simple. I have them, I set them, but then I let them go and just do the next thing, showing up as fully as I can with who I am, wherever I am and in whatever I am doing.

How To Actually Have Influence

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to become good at influencing others, then you simply need to learn how. It's not magic, and it's certainly not innate. It may sometimes feel innate, but that's because people are often able to pick up on effective strategies implicitly, through experience and observation.

How to Drag a Reluctant Friend to the Gym

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 04.21.2013 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

If you have a gymophobe friend, here are three creative ways to incentivize them to get their butt on the treadmill next to you.

6 New Happiness Tips That Will Lead To Success

Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lexi Petronis Some strategies for success have been the same since Helen of Troy rose from mere pretty face to The Face That Launched a Thousa...

Resurrect Your New Year's Resolution

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Given up on all hope of maintaining the resolution you were so fervent about back in January? Believe it or not, you can still make good on your New Year's Resolution. Happiness expert and sociologist Dr. Christine Carter shares how.

Hillary: A Lesson in Failure

Ian Bassin | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Michaelangelo once said that "the greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." Hillary Clinton has never done that. I have a feeling she's not planning on lowering her sights anytime soon.

How I Learned To Let My Distractions Fall Away

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

A week and a half ago, I told Briar we could go to get her hair trimmed. I had thought that we'd go on that first Saturday morning, but an unexpected guest, a work commitment and a sick sister kept cutting in and preventing the outing. I wanted the time alone with her. What happened?

The Top 7 Time Management Secrets of Billionaires

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Carolyn Anderson

If you use discipline and determination it will guide you to success. These strategies are what are followed by many of the most successful people in the world and can help you be successful as well.

7 Tips For Changing Your Life's Direction Today

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

Bodies age, minds go soft, knowledge becomes obsolete and technology will blur it all. That means that to stay on top of your game in the career world and in life, you have to become more and more adept at letting go of what is no longer serving you.

Negative Feedback: Confidence Crusher Or Motivating?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

According to recent studies, you shouldn't worry so much when it comes to pointing out mistakes to someone who is experienced. Negative feedback won't crush their confidence, but it just might give them the information they need to take their performance to the next level.

3 Steps to Making Intentions Stick

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Making change is not about luck, it's about having a good strategy of being kind and compassionate with yourself as you continue to wander off and gently guide yourself back to the object of focus.

Seven Ideas for Igniting a Brighter 2013

Lisa Diggs | Posted 03.27.2013 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Many of us were collectively calling out for a fresh start at the end of 2012, which often manifests itself in the form of resolutions -- that may already be broken. But you don't need a new year to make improvements, just a fresh outlook.

Why You Should Do the 'Impossible' (And How, Because I Know It's Hard)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

I'm a big believer that anything is possible. That "crazy" business idea you have. Running a marathon when you presently get winded climbing the stairs at work. Taking a year off to travel the world. An amazing relationship with the great guy you're convinced doesn't exist.

Obama Goals

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Confident Parenting: Learning to Have Faith

Rachel Simmons | Posted 03.18.2013 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

I had a baby, my first, earlier this year. After over a decade of telling parents how to raise their girls, I'm now tasked with raising my own. I have no doubt I'll take back some of what I said from a childless perch -- and hopefully feel gratified about the rest.

How To Actually Stick To Your Goals This Year (The Recipe For Sustained Success)

James Clear | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The reason why it's so hard to stick to new habits is that we often try to achieve a performance or appearance-based goal without changing our identity. Most of the time, we try to achieve results before proving to ourselves that we have the identity of the type of person we want to become.

Kris Carr: Rethinking Your Sense Of Purpose

Kris Carr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

Just thinking about "finding your purpose" exercises can make folks sweat and pace -- especially this time of year. Like it or not, we're at a precipice. We're being called to leap into new beginnings and all that jazz.

Making Your New Year's Travel Resolution a Reality

Carolyn Scott | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

Whether your idea of getting some R&R is lying on a tropical beach or hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, make it a point to make the plan and stick to it. You will be glad you did. Here's to the year of breaking free for some adventure!

Soul-Talk: What Would You Like More Of In 2013?

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.17.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Russell Bishop

The secret in all of this has less to do with getting it all right before you set out on your journey and more to do with paying attention to your experience along the way.

What Our Kids Teach Us About New Year's Resolutions

Susan Bloch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Susan Bloch

My 12-year-old granddaughter, Lisa, sat beside me on a grainy beach in Hawaii. Staring out at the horizon, I struggled to come up with New Year's reso...

Why Can't You Have Your Best Year Yet?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Other than letting go of our reasons why it's not possible, there is nothing more useful we can do to make this a great year. Doing so is the heart of your personal transformation.

So You've Broken Your New Year's Resolutions... Now What?

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Now that you know what resolutions you won't keep, which ones are you now actually ready -- no, more importantly committed -- to stick to and make happen for you?