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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.

Wise Words From The Ultimate Life Coach

Martha Pasternack | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Believe it or not, those of us in midlife today are tomorrow's wise elders. What sage advice do you want to leave the generations that follow? Better start thinking about it. It will be tomorrow before you know it!

Losing Your Mind And Finding Your Self

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We usually take offense when someone says to us, "Are you out of your mind?" But what if it is actually the coolest thing to say? What if being out of our mind means we aren't disturbed or annoyed by the madness of our mind and are more in touch with our heart and our freedom?

The Universe Is... a Plumber?

Nicole Glassman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Signs are everywhere. We just have to be open to seeing them. I used to be oblivious to messages until I decided to look for meaning in life. It was at this point that I became aware of the invisible support that surrounds me.

4 Ways You Might Be Rejecting Yourself

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Fear of rejection is a big issue for many people -- and it used to be for me, too. I used to be so worried about how others felt about me that I was often anxious in my interactions with them -- always trying to say and do the "right" thing so they would like me or at least think well of me.

Awakened Hearing

Maggie Lyon | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

We have, as a culture, grown increasingly deaf to our inner selves. With frenzied minds, surface attachments, and noise levels on the rise, we are moving ever farther from tuning in to the temples of our bodies.

See Your Part

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Acknowledging one's own part in a difficult situation is one of the hardest -- and I think most honorable -- things a person can do.

Be the Life of the Party

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Today's vlog will help you release your expectations of others and find the happiness you're seeking inside you. This holiday season, don't rely on everyone else to make you happy. Instead, become the life of the party! Watch now.

Self-Parenting 101: Learning to Take Your Own Side

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

In life, the person you spend the most time with is yourself. You are always in your own company. Why not keep company with someone who loves you as opposed to someone who does not particularly like you, or worse?

'We Are Not What We Do'

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

It would be easy to get lost in all kinds of philosophical arguments about how we define who or what we are. This is about finding some space in the mind, less judgement, a greater sense of perspective, in which we see this fundamental truth for ourselves in a very direct and personal way.

Are You Living Your Own Life, Or Someone Else's?

Rob White | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Choose freedom. Dare to think for yourself. Your very choice is an expression of affection for the true you. I think Alan Watts would agree there is no more noble act than to elevate your consciousness above the roar of what others have to say, so you can hear what you have to say.

Cap and Trade? Or the Law of Human Decency?

Megan McFeely | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

She was going to comply with the law, simply because it was the law, but what about the law that comes by way of our birth? Something that drives us to preserve life?

You're It! An Invitation to Show Up Fully

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 01.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

These are some of the keys I have discovered to showing up more fully and authentically, to engaging my "self" as an instrument of service and love in this world. They're the kind of things I think we need to figure out anyway.

5 Ways To Keep Your Cool When Emotions Heat Up

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

While it's inevitable that we are impacted by the actions and unhappy moods of others, there is no need to let them "trigger" our own downward spiral.

What If Deep Listening Could Stop Climate Change -- Would You Sit Down and Do It?

Megan McFeely | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

When I do it right I experience listening as prayer. Listening brings me into the moment, into the stillness, for if I am really listening, I am not thinking.

Click! This Is Your One-Frame-at-a-Time Moment

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

There is no feeling we can ever have that will bring greater satisfaction than that of wholeness, because it is simply the effect of completely and unconditionally loving ourselves and our life, just the way we are, and the way it is, with no "yeah buts" attached.

How To Ride The Wave Of Happiness

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

When surfing, you often wait for the wave to come, and then you ride it. In our lives, the wonderful thing is that we can make that wave happen by engaging in what brings that about for us, making a habit of it by practicing riding our wave more often.

Sway to the Rhythm of Love

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

When I become scared or confused navigating the labyrinth of life, I take myself back to that space-time when I felt whole and become free once more.

How To Accept What Is

Tara Brach | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Sometimes when I talk about "Radical Acceptance," I like to tell the story about Jacob, a man who, at almost 70 and in the mid-stages of Alzheimer's disease, attended a 10-day retreat I was leading.

What's Holding You Back? Find The Bearings Of Your Soul

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

To successfully navigate new frontier, we must surrender our external GPS and return to the one that never fails and can only be found within.

Redefining Relevance

Suza Scalora | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

There is nothing wrong with manifesting the life we dream of, but the real secret is even after we manifest our imagined life, we won't truly live our bliss until we have a loving and healthy relationship with ourselves.

Radical Acceptance: Free Yourself By Accepting Yourself

Tara Brach | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The way out of our cage begins with accepting absolutely everything we are feeling about ourselves and our lives, by embracing with wakefulness and care our moment-to-moment experience.

The Most Silent Voice Is the One That Yells the Loudest: Unearthing the Spirit Within

Raymond Torres | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

To truly exercise our most sacred ideals of "life and liberty" we must first be responsible to internally lay hold of who we are and not constantly live to appease other people's expectations or reactions of us.

When We Are Ready to Be Free

Gangaji | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

When we can recognize that the soul matures naturally and sometimes with pain, we can be more willing to open to whatever we are feeling. We can stop our process of self-protection and instead self inquire.

The World's Biggest Lie

Liana Gergely | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Can we learn to be happy in spite of life happening -- or rather, because life is happening? In this moment, life is reason enough to be happy. And any moment we believe we have to wait for our happiness, we're believing a lie.