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The True Gifts of the Holidays

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

The good memories we create now will warm our hearts through the bitter winter, and the possibilities for creating such experiences throughout the year are only limited by our imaginations. This is the time to establish habits that enrich our lives, and the world, every single day.

Saying "BYE FELICIA" to the Guys of 2014

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 11.18.2014 | Miami
Lourdes Duarte

While it may seem premature to start thinking about the end of 2014 and the start of a new me in 2015, I feel it appropriate to start saying my goodbyes.

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button: A Guide to Setting and Completing Your Goals, Big or Small

Brianna Ryce | Posted 10.05.2014 | College
Brianna Ryce

Why are goals so important and more importantly, why are they so hard to complete? Goals add direction and purpose to an individual's life. They represent progress and when accomplished, provide a feeling of self-worth.

A Shiksa's Guide to Understanding Rosh Hashanah

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 11.25.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Sweeney

Today is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, when you can trade in your English Happy New Year for the Hebrew L'shana tovah meaning "for a good year". The party begins promptly at sundown, so the common joke among revelers scrambling to leave their nine-to-five is to call it "Rush-a Home-a" (insert laugh track).

Another Rosh Hashanah Spent Longing for Peace in the Middle East

Courtney Sokol | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Courtney Sokol

With the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah beginning tonight, it would be a sweet idea to hope for fresh beginnings and unity. However, in the wake of the current escalating crisis in the Middle East, we seem to be thinking about anything but the feasibility of peace.

Celebrating New Year in the Fall

Donna Henes | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Donna Henes

May this autumn usher in an entirely New Era for the whole of humankind, wherein each and every person might have enough to eat each day. May we harvest together the offerings of our mutual Mother Earth and feast together as a family in the spirit of cooperation, communion, and commemoration.

Back On Track After the Summer

Donna Henes | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The first crisp hint of a chill in the air always shakes me out of my summer lethargy, wakes me, makes me more alert. It focuses and concentrates my attention. I can smell the possibilities of a fresh start in the air.

Saying Yes to Life by Learning to Say No

Margalit Ward | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

It's 7:00 a.m., I'm lying in bed deciding whether I should get up, go back to sleep or attempt to meditate when I suddenly have the realization that w...

Keep Calm and Solve Your Stress

Kevin Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Kevin Young

We let our stress levels build and feel the only way out is to leave and find a new job with another company. But there are steps employees can take to minimize the damage stress can cause.

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Change

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

It has been said that in a contest between a river and a rock, the river always wins. Why? Because the river is willing to follow the natural call of gravity, going over, under, around or, eventually, through the rock, to its destiny which, as with all water, is to ultimately merge with the ocean.

Snacking Smarter: 5 Nutritious Noshes You Can Share With Your Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Natasha Ashton

Sugar is as bad for our pets as it is for us, but that doesn't mean that all sweet treats have to be off-limits.

Home Health Care: A New Start for a New Year

Marki Flannery | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

If you are caring for someone with little or no family or who is reluctant to reach out, a probing conversation might help you discover ways to build or rebuild social connections. Here are some ways to begin.

2014: Why This Year Is Different

Donna Labermeier | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

Change is inevitable, and it isn't easy. Right now it is happening on a more accelerated and grander scale than ever before. It is requiring each and ...

New Year, New You

Marilyn Tam | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

A new you calls for a new approach. Releasing and discarding things and thoughts that no longer serve you will free you to be more productive, creative and happy.

41 and Now What?

Janelle Capra | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Janelle Capra

"Forty-one and having fun!" I said aloud while driving my daughters to school. "Oh mom, that is embarrassing," giggled my oldest daughter. "Fort...

The 3 Words Every Woman Should Own

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As the year moved from 2013 to 2014, I played one of those silly word games on Facebook. A square made of rows of letters, with instructions to look for words, and a notice that 'the first three words you see, will be yours in 2014.'

2014 The Year of the Wooden Horse -- Improve Your Feng Shui

Heather Arias de Cordoba | Posted 03.19.2014 | Hawaii
Heather Arias de Cordoba

Cheerful and warm colors and accessories reflecting the element of fire help attract good luck and good health in 2014. Consider accents of purple, orange and red to bring brightness to the room and kindle closeness and conversation.

What Is It That You Want From Life?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Many of us begin the new year with resolutions. Exercise more. Eat less. Unplug. Get involved. Everyone’s list is different, but most focus on c...

A Nontraditional Resolution

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

If the typical resolution routine is not working for you, perhaps it is time to think about a true investment in yourself and your future. Consider the viability of going back to school in 2014 and continuing your education as an adult learner.

How to De-Seed a Pomegranate in Honor of Tu B'Shevat

Beth Rosen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

It is customary during Tu B'Shevat to eat a new fruit, or to eat one of the Seven Species mentioned in the Bible. Being that it is the New Year for trees, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a "tree" resolution. So, mine is to introduce a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month to my kids.

Why This Superman Is Experiencing A Resolution Revolution

Dean Cain | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty
Dean Cain

I love fresh starts and for me, that's what the New Year is all about. I don't think I'm imagining that people are more hopeful then they have been in...

The Weight Debate: 5 Reasons You May Not Be Losing Weight

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

As many of you work diligently to lose weight, the promise of a weight loss goal may seem to be elusive. While we all work to better ourselves, change our diets and improve our health, there are key concepts to weight loss that often get ignored.

The Passing of the Old Year: Confucian Thoughts

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

With each day, the sun warms our bodies and our hearts with a few more minutes of light as we move slowly toward Vernal Equinox and spring. Each religious tradition has expressed thoughts about this transition in our year and thus in our lives, both physical and spiritual.

Happy New Year! I Bought You Some Therapy

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ryan Thomas Neace

Part of change means acknowledging that your loved one has to want it, too. It can still be tricky, and somewhat akin to gifting a gym membership to someone who is overweight. Tread carefully!

The Christmas I'll Carry

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

For me, it seems that to honor the holiday, I must honor the everyday.