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Your Company's Biometric Data Is In... Now What? How Corporate Wellness Programs Pay for Themselves

Jeff Hyman | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

They already know that their wellness programs are paying dividends that will only get better over time. It's time for all companies large and small to make the investment, as it's one of the best things you can do for your company and for your employees.

5 Lessons We Wish We Were Taught in School

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 10.24.2014 | College
Erin Reghenzani

Whether all of this is news to you or you've only just started to realise some of these truths now is your chance to change for the better and start living a life full of love, wealth and happiness.

Symptoms of the Problem: When Doctors Are Reluctant to Use Conventional Medicine for Our Own Families

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Doctors are people too, and we equally suffer from our own limitations, when it comes to our loved ones and ourselves. My hope is that as more and more physicians are asked to consider the alternatives that our patients request, we too will consider these alternatives more seriously.

The Healer vs. the Skilled Technician

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

I'm beyond grateful to finally be in touch with the inner guidance my heart provides and the beautiful healers who support me through doing the same.

The Power of Positive Energy

David Kirsch | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

I am a very strong believer in the power of positive energy. I have seen -- both in my personal and professional life -- that your mind is the most p...

5 Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing

Jamie Walker | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Since running does put a lot of stress on the body, its good to have a few stretches in your arsenal that target the muscles you use most. Whether your new to stretching (or new to running), these stretches will help you increase mobility, flexibility and recover faster run after run.

4 Steps to Avoiding Burnout as a Single Mom

Brianna Upton | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

Let's be honest, it's not only the pressure of the outside modern world that makes you feel like you must get it all done; we do it to ourselves. It's the reality of, if I don't do it now, who will? That is the area in which burnout is knocking on our door.

The Entire United States Is Going on the Wagon for #14Days Starting Monday

Tommy Rosen | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Spread the word, challenge your friends and family to go on the wagon for #14DAYS and be in solidarity with those of us who walk this path perhaps first out of necessity, but then hopefully out of love.

Book Review: Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman

Eden G. Fromberg, DO | Posted 09.29.2014 | Books
Eden G. Fromberg, DO

Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman, M.S. is a pioneering and necessary book and an instant classic, presenting insights and practical information about ho...

Emotional Currency, the Underlying Exchange

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Our capacity to learn an emotional language and our ability to relate primarily to ourselves, as well as to others, will dictate whether or not we can learn to process, understand and indeed move on from any of our past emotionally laden experiences.

How A Custodian Taught This Veteran Nonprofit Exec A Crucial Lesson In Fundraising

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Carol Weisman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

I have a confession to make. It isn’t pretty and I know better. I thought I would share my failing with you to serve as an example of what not to do...

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Evolve to Dissolve

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Consciousness has always been tricky to decode. None of us have ever seen consciousness but we know it exists inside each of us. When our attention is drawn towards evolving, our inner capacity of thinking on a more subtle and gentle level amplifies.

3 Ways To Free Yourself From Restrictive Expectations

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

Many of us associate surrender with weakness, giving up, and losing. But what if surrender wasn't actually any of these things at all? What if surrender was in fact an empowering choice that you made?

Education for the World We Want (part 2)

Suna Senman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Education
Suna Senman

The lack of motivation to learn often results in low performance, poor self-esteem and disruptive behavior. As self-image decreases, the desire to constructively contribute to society declines creating a downward spiral.

Want to Know the 3 Secrets to Staying Healthy?

Lorie Eber | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

I'm suggesting that we resist the temptation to set ridiculously high standards for ourselves when we periodically get disgusted with ourselves and focus on healthy behaviors.

Slow Medicine Is the Medicine of the Future

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D.(hc) -- clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and professor of public health at the Universit...

4 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Avoid Burnout

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Spurned on by passion and impatience, entrepreneurs push ourselves and our teams as we strive to change the world. This all-consuming drive often inspires others to action, yet simultaneously creates the very real danger of burnout.

40 Percent of American Workers Will Leave Paid Vacation Days Unused

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel
Arianna Huffington

An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).

I'm Coming Out of the (Water) Closet

Zlata Faerman | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Zlata Faerman

Learning to read ingredient labels is going to be the biggest challenge in the beginning. Read: Eat natural, whole foods that are low FODMAP and stay away from processed foods, dressings and marinades and certain snacks.

Stuck at Your Desk All Day? You Can Still Fit in Some Yoga!

Lauren Coles | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

If you have your own private office, or access to a private space in the office, try lying on your back on the ground with your legs up the wall. Doing this pose saved me in times of stress during my career as a public school teacher.

Why We Should Be Concerned About Truck Drivers' Health

Shaan Gandhi | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Shaan Gandhi

Driver fatigue should be part of a larger concern with driver health, as lack of energy and burnout could be symptoms of a larger issue with health and wellness and poor health promotion.

Decades-old Tools No Match for Today's Drug-resistant TB

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Humanity has lived with, and died from, tuberculosis since recorded history began. The last century brought the hope of ending that tragedy, but success has remained elusive. It's time to make it a reality.

Why You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About 'Me Time'

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

You won't always have time for a 90-minute yoga session so remember that wellness comes in different shapes and sizes. You can do something as simple as reading an entertaining blog for 10 minutes or finding a healthy recipe to try this weekend.

3 Simple Meditations to Help You Thrive

Lauren Eckstrom | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Eckstrom

The key to meditation is not quantity but consistency. Rather than picking a specific time to meditate daily, add meditation to your regular routine. And at the end of each meditation, take a moment to say thank you to yourself for taking time to get still today.