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A Four-Step Path to Deliberate Living

Kim Farbota | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

Living deliberately doesn't require a complete road map for the rest of your life or an extended experiment in off-the-grid living. Rather, living deliberately is about realizing that you always have choices and making active decisions instead of falling victim to habit.

7 Reasons Why I Love Sending My Son to Sleepaway Camp

Mommy Nearest | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I truly believe that sleepaway camp is one of the best gifts you can give your child -- and here's why.

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.

Why It's Time For A Mini Digital Detox (And How To Take One)

Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty The Internet is a funny thing. On the one hand, there is a wealth of information out there at your fingertips....

The Tale of the Gold Earring

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I am someone who attaches easily and strongly, never gives up, and pushes through many obstacles, even if I tire or get scared or hurt. Perseverance comes naturally to me. Letting go does not. And herein lies where I've gotten my biggest life lesson.

7 Little Things That Will Change Your Life Today

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Just like a loaf of bread that's been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. Whether you're looking for a complete overhaul or simply a fresh outlook, here are seven ways to renew your life today.

Wholehearted Beginnings

Maggie Munts | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Munts

I've learned that if I want to make a change and I want to make it stick, I have to commit to it on all levels -- inner and outer.

Staving Off Boredom by Focusing on It

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

New research results suggest a novel approach to satiation: A good way to fight boredom is to start by acknowledging that you are getting bored.

The Time I Took A Tantric Sex Class

New York Magazine | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

“We aren’t gonna, like, simulate sex, are we?” My friend Jeff asked me. "Don’t be gross. Obviously, I wouldn’t invite you to something li...

Why I Don't Love Surfing, But Am Awfully Glad I Tried

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

People gushed when I said I was going to Costa Rica for three months in 2007 to write, do yoga, and learn how to surf -- especially about the surfing part. "Oh my God, you're going to love it! You're going to get addicted! Surfing is the most amazing sport ever!"

Why Surrendering to fear Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women
Emily Kaufman

The older I get, the more I want to challenge myself to push through fear and not allow it to interfere with my life.

Acceleration, Re-Entry and the Ever-Rising Bar

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

With greater frequency I've recently wondered why I'm being shown the splendor and richness of the world that I've been fortunate enough to experience and can only conclude there must be a greater purpose -- a grander design to it -- than my own personal fulfillment.

WATCH: Confronting My Fear Of Snakes

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Emily Kaufman

My dad and I share a real fear of snakes. In fact, he still tells the story about how disappointed he was in himself as a young boy because in order to get a Boy Scout merit badge, he had to hold a snake... and he just couldn't bring himself to do it.

'I'm Trying 49 New Things Before I Turn 50': One Woman's Genius Challenge

Emily Kaufman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Emily Kaufman

All of these new experiences produce fear. If I didn't feel afraid of trying some of this stuff, I would really be nuts. Fear lets me know that this is real, and there are consequences, and I am alive. Feeling the fear is a good part of this journey.

Why Do We Stop Saying 'Yes' To New Experiences?

Linda Durnell | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When we are asked to be spontaneous, it can bring up a host of anxieties related to loss of control or the fear of the unknown. But we do not have to keep our lives small to be safe.

Why Comfort Is Actually Bad For You

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Our core psychological needs are satisfied not by how comfy we feel but by breaking out of the force field of routine.