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Moving Forward

To Do: Stop Dwelling On The Past (Here's Why)

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

It's important to honor and acknowledge your past, to tease lessons from the stories that make you, you. But at some point the past becomes a crutch, something to fall back on when you're uncomfortable in the present or fearful of the future.

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?

Take That Next Step

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

Perhaps, like in a good chess game, you'll have the insight to see two or three moves ahead. But if not, don't sweat it. Just show up and take the right next step without delay. That will help keep the doubts and the internal wrestling to a minimum.

Why You Should Watch A Movie Tonight

Mim Abbey | Posted 01.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Mim Abbey

Most of us take a reactive approach to media, entertainment and art. We turn to these for many reasons, but not often to help us improve our lives in a proactive way. Yet there's a growing body of research that shows it has the power to do just that.

The Idiots Guide to Rebooting Congress

Shari Cohen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Shari Cohen

Participants: GOP members of the Senate and the House Democrat members of the Senate and the House Local Fire Company Press Corps Supplies: 1 clean ...

Operation Relocation: Adventures In Searching For A Place To Retire

Darlene Sneden | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Darlene Sneden

After more than 25 years of living in Montclair, NJ, the urban/suburban community due west of New York City where we raised our two kids, my husband Mike and I are tapped out. We are in our mid-50s and we are ready to find a smaller home in a more temperate climate.

Finding Yourself and Your Pants

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

It's important to not second guess the choices we make once we're submerged in different circumstances. Situations change, and we forget the tiny details that solidified our ultimate resolutions.

How To Move On (When There's No Place To Move To)

Janice Harper | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

By learning to control our thoughts, we slowly, ever so slowly learn to control our emotions -- without sacrificing our capacity to feel. As we control our emotions, we ever so slowly alter our perceptions.

Autumn: The Season For Letting Go

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

We can learn a lot from nature. Most striking in autumn is what we see happening to the trees. I'd like to reflect upon this and offer some thoughts on the matter of letting go.

Is This Really It?

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

his wretched illness has already cruelly claimed my husband's life. It destroyed our family. Our hopes. Our dreams. Our plans. Our future. It does not get to take my life, too.

Whatever You Resist Persists

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

When we feel pain, emotional or otherwise, we want to resist it. In some ways it feels right to resist what hurts, what scares us, what we don't want. But pain is not the cause of the problem; it's the effect of a deeper problem.

The Fearless Force Of Forward Motion

Phil Stutz, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Stutz, M.D.

When you live in forward motion, life changes. You find yourself more in sync with the world around you. All of a sudden people and opportunities appear, as if out of nowhere, to help you on your way. You'll never look at pain the same way again.

Righty McRighteous-son and the Bane of Being Right

Christine Sachs | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

If needing to be right is my operating principal, then fear of all the judgments, opinions, and negative facts about being wrong come along with it.

What Fifty Shades Of Grey Can Teach Us About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 07.29.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

Fifty Shades Of Grey, which many say is simply erotica for the middle aged, is really a love story, and one that touches upon the very core of what effortless, extraordinary love is all about."

What To Do While Searching For Your Soul's Misplaced GPS

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The real question is: How can we liberate ourselves from the thankless role of feeling like grapes in the press? How can we be free through whatever path we've been given? We must come to our own answer.

3 Things Tony Robbins Taught Me About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 04.24.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

As I sat and watched Oprah's experience, I realized that she and I had something in common -- we both had the privilege and benefit of participating in a Tony Robbins event.

This Is Not Where I Thought I Would Be

Laura Campbell | Posted 04.07.2012 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

When I got divorced, I remember saying to my mother, "This is not where I thought I would be at this stage of my life." I was sad when I said it, and stuck in the disappointment of my failed marriage. Divorce had definitely not been part of my life plan.

Suppression, Regression, Depression

Craig Ing | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Regression can only be stopped by positive change and moving forward. You create positive change by avoiding suppressing your own self.

What Hurricane Irene Taught Me About Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 12.21.2011 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

When Irene came through, I had no idea of just how significantly my property had been affected and how long the clean-up would take. My divorce, like Irene, also came tearing through my life, leaving chaos and a major mess behind it.

Everything You Need to Know You Learned in Your Marriage

Laura Campbell | Posted 12.06.2011 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

Looking back now, I realize that my divorce was the catalyst for massive personal growth and that ultimately, my ability to live the life I have now -- my ideal life -- I owe to all that I learned in my marriage.

Tiger Woods' Real Swing Revealed The Truth Behind The Lies

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

People like Woods don't change. So if you were his' wife, what would you do in this situation? Would you allow him back into your life, or would you get some self-respect and move forward with your life?

The Difference Between My Dog And Me

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

One minute a person is part of our lives and then in the next they are gone -- leaving a huge hole in our lives. How to make sense of it?