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Obstacles

Overcome These Five Obstacles to Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

One thing I've learned is if you want to establish a practice you have to look directly at what's getting in the way and allow those obstacles to be your greatest teachers.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

10 Reasons to Love the Obstacles in Your Life

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.11.2014 | Books
Matthew Trinetti

Here's a thought: What if your monsters were not, in fact, monsters at all? What if those obstacles were actually your best friends, your wisest teachers, your greatest allies? And what if instead of hating your obstacles, you learned to love them?

Mindfulness for the Uncooperative Mind

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The only things needed for mindfulness are a mind to practice with, a willingness to try and stay present and an interest to meet yourself and your actual experience.

4 Obstacles to Fulfilling Your Dream

Sura | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Don't compare yourself with others. What you choose to do has nothing to do with others. When we follow what we love, we allow ourselves to be transformed in the struggle of our journey. We become the hero of our story, but we must give ourselves permission to discover our own inner excellence and channel it deeply and freely.

If You Want To Be Successful, Welcome Obstacles

Forbes | Paul B. Brown | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Let’s start with three truisms. 1. If you do exactly what everyone else does, you will never have a competitive edge. You will always be the same...

Are You in Denial?

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

It's most important to remember anything is possible and that it may be in our power to make a change to prevent a potentially undesirable situation from becoming worse.

3 Powerful Steps To Combat Fear

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Countless wildly successful people have mentioned that they experienced some level of fear just as they were about to launch to the next level. The ones that actually do make the launch to the next level are those that keep their fear in check.

Don't Label Me

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

If you must put a label on someone, tell them they have a tendency to be successful. Tell them that they will excel. Tell them that they are wonderful. Tell them that they are beautiful. Tell them that they shine.

Through Darkness Comes Light, Through Fear Comes Love and Through Pain Comes Triumph

Mary Paleologos | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

What you overcome in life makes you richer in every way. When you are in that dark place looking for a way out of your hardship, you are faced with two choices: give up or tap into the inner resources that you didn't even know you had.

Time for... Change?

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

If you can put into your mind that there is no mountain too big to climb, you can start making changes to get there. All it takes is your realization that you need to start the process.

Week Three on How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.22.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Welcome back to the final week of How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed! Previously, in the first week we spoke about how the outcome of your goals an...

Social Media: Obstacle to Friendship/Love

Michael Solis | Posted 10.26.2013 | Technology
Michael Solis

Friendships aren't the only relationships affected negatively by social media. I recently went on a date with a partner of several months who started quizzing me -- not about history or politics, but about his blog.

Week Two on How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

All in all, it's always about learning. In this case, it's about figuring out how to work through obstacles, the expectations and routines holding you back, as well as managing stress that may come your way.

How to Know When to Listen to Fear and When to Push Through It

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

How to answer to fear is different in every case. What is important is that we do not automatically react to fear by either doing the thing that scares us or not doing it. Fear is just a warning light, there to alert us that we need to inquire more deeply into ourselves.

What To Do When You're Forced Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Rightfully so, unforeseen changes cause distress, uncertainty, and a pressing sense of fear. So what are we to do when our habits are interrupted and our stability is tested? Keep these few truths in minds when the comfort rug is swept from under your feet.

Bride And Groom Battle Ninjas On Way To Altar

Posted 06.21.2012 | Weddings

Most engaged couples experience obstacles on their way to the altar, but none as ridiculous as what Australian newlyweds Wendy Gowing and Gary Pore fa...

Disappointment vs. Dysappointment

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The more poorly someone handles disappointment and not getting their way, the more they are likely to react negatively and angrily and push back when they are told to have a "back-up" plan.

Will You Be Free by Your Birthday?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We write our narrative. Either we write new chapters, or we stay stuck in the old, cardboard, dry, lifeless dusty pages as if they belonged to today.

Happiness Is Not Your Mind's Job (But You Can Be Happy Anyway)

New Harbinger | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

As odd as it may seem, sometimes emotions simply don't matter very much in the pursuit of happiness.

The Ultimate Weekend Warrior Event

Julia Plevin | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco
Julia Plevin

What really stood out to me at the Tough Mudder, an 11-mile mountain run peppered with 23 crazy obstacles, was the teamwork. I would not have been able to scale those walls without the encouragement of my team.

The Formula To Help You Overcome Anything

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

Whether you got a flat tire, felt rejected by a partner, got laid off from your job or are facing challenging health issues, this offers a sure path to greener pastures.

The Danger of Setting Big Goals

Robert Pagliarini | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Pagliarini

Making your goals big and bold, they say, will help you persist in the face of obstacles. But many times, this thinking doesn't cut it.

How to Turn "I Can't" Into "I Can"

Carolyn Rubenstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Rubenstein

So often the only thing stopping us from achieving a goal? Ourselves. We tell ourselves that we can't do something or that we are not good at somethin...

7 New Ways to Find Happiness

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

One of the most positive ways to live is to look on every obstacle as a hidden opportunity. This holiday season poses huge challenges for those among us who have lost their jobs or feel financially insecure.