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Inner Peace

Can You Trust Yourself?

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

I believe that the ultimate gamble with the greatest potential gain in life is to trust yourself and that in so doing, you gain a level of freedom, authenticity, and peace that is unreachable any other way.

Don't Beat Yourself Up

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

It's one thing to call yourself to task for a fault, try to understand what caused it, resolve to correct it, act accordingly, and move on. This is psychologically healthy and morally accountable.

Genuine Surrender

Andrea Wachter | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

I always wonder why the universe gives us these gifts when we let go. Don't we need them a tad more when we are desperately searching and in need? Perhaps it's the universe's way of teaching us the lesson of letting go.

A Different Kind of Pilgrimage That Can Change Your Life

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Instead of traveling to some remote part of the world, we seek a remote part of the self. We seek a quiet mind, inner peace. People of all religions and no religion are making a pilgrimage into silence. They are making a silent retreat.

The Quest for Inner Freedom: Surrendering to Our Pain

Merissa Bury | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Merissa Bury

There was a time when freedom was a danger to me -- or perhaps my perception of freedom was the true danger.

Silent Retreat: Seeking Deeper Meaning and Purpose

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Simplicity, solitude, and silence are common themes to the explorers of life's questions and the discoverers of life's answers. Our willingness to settle into some days of simplicity, living without plans, just being, opens a path.

Remedies From A Stress Survivor

Marilyn Tam | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Life is a continuous discovery and adventure. How we choose to deal with each circumstance is up to us. We can choose to recognize and let go of unhealthy stress. May you always live knowing that indeed at all times we have a choice. Your good health, happiness and life depend on it!

Admit Fault and Move On

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We might think that admitting fault is weak or that it lets the other person off the hook for his or her faults. But actually, it takes a strong person to admit fault and it puts us in a stronger position with others.

3 Tips To Help You Avoid One Of Life's Biggest Regrets

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Why is excessive worry such a big regret? Because, according to the elders, worry wastes your very limited and precious lifetime. By poisoning the present moment, they told me, you lose days, months, or years that you can never recover.

Getting the Flu: A Four-Day Forced Meditation Retreat

Matt Bieber | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Bieber

I haven't left the house much over the last couple of days. My sheets are bunched up at the foot of the bed, clothes are strewn all over the floor, and containers of half-eaten soup and Emergen-C scan the wasteland from their perches on desktops and chairs. It's been wonderful.

WATCH: Pastor Joel Osteen On The Power Of Peace

OWN | Posted 04.09.2013 | OWN

There's no question that life often brings with it certain struggles. Everyone has different hardships to handle -- whether personal or professional -...

Are You Alive?

Marilyn Tam | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Are you alive? It might seem to be a silly question, as you are obviously technically alive since you are reading this. But are you truly alive and living the life you were born to live -- a life of purpose, vitality and meaning?

A Message From The Universe You May Want To Pay Attention To

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When I compare how nature "does life" with such effortless grace and ease, with how we so often struggle, thinking we have to force or push things in a specific direction to create a fruitful and rewarding life worth living, I have to chuckle. Life flows, we need not try to push it.

How To Practice Letting Go This Spring

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

For most of us, spring cleaning our physical space is not so challenging. Spring cleaning our lives, however, is not so easy. It requires a strong desire to let go of the old and perhaps the comfortable, that which no longer serves.

How To Sturdy Your Basic Foundations

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

I and others tend to skip over the fundamentals for a variety of reasons, including impatience, laziness, or a kind of arrogance that thinks we can sort of get away with not paying our dues. But when we don't take care of the fundamentals, the foundation is shaky for whatever we've built.

Creative Living, Enriched Loving

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

If you find yourself flat-lining today, anxious, or recently lacking joy in how you are investing time and energy, it is possible to shift. Why wait? If we do not enjoy the moment to the degree we wish, let us consult our desire and re-imagine.

The Basics of Good Breathing

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

There are a few key factors that determine one's ability to successfully practice deep breathing. A few key pointers can give people the awareness they need so that they may utilize the gift of breath to restore and enhance the body's balance, freedom and health.

Know You're a Good Person

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

For many of us, perhaps the hardest thing of all is to believe that "I am a good person." We can climb mountains, work hard, acquire many skills, act ethically, but truly feel that one is good deep down? Nah!

3 Ways To Tell If You're On The 'Right Track'

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When we let go of our judgment about where we are and where we think we "should" be, we're able to appreciate our lives, the people around us, and ourselves in a genuine way.

You Are Good Enough

Marilyn Tam | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Find your life purpose. Keep it in your consciousness and use it to guide your decisions. Know that you are good enough right now. Treat outside input as just that, another source of data. Know that you are capable and worthy of your goals.

Soldiers of Peace

Isha Judd | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Isha Judd

On February 5, I visited the 24th military zone in the state of Morelos, Mexico, where I taught 200 members of the Mexican armed forces my system for inner peace.

Does Meditation Equal An Empty Mind?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Have you ever been told you need to "clear your head" or "get rid of all the clutter"? For many, including myself, the idea of sitting quietly with an empty mind seems impossible. If fact, this idea is often a barrier to any attempts to meditate or try mindfulness exercises.

A Loving Little Reminder for Valentine's Weekend

Suna Senman | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Real love is deep and eternal. Real love is the power in every breath and the stimulant for all your senses. Real love is the force that moves you to do even the silly things, like buying gifts, dressing up and making special plans.

How 'Soulmate Love' Is Different

Richard Jaffe | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard Jaffe

We can't find eternal love in another person or place. Instead, we must look inward as it exists in a space within our own hearts. It is the very private space where our hopes and dreams reside.

When 'Going With The Flow' Feels Impossible

Daniel Scott | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

Going with the flow is easy, especially when that current feels great. The challenge is learning how to drop into a positive flow when half-swept away in a riptide of epic misfortune. No, life, I'm not waving. I'm drowning.