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Paying Attention

How to Be Present? Start Here

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Having three children swallows me whole. I love them fiercely, but I'm not always paying attention to them.

Carolyn Gregoire

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together." "It’s ...

How To Remember Literally Everything

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time o...

Carolyn Gregoire

How Emotional Intelligence Can Make You Happy And Successful

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

When Google engineer-turned-mindfulness expert Chade-Meng Tan gives a talk in front of a group of Silicon Valley developers and executives, he often s...

How To Actually Be A Good Listener

Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News What's more frustrating than speaking without being heard? We've all been there: confiding in a friend as she paws ...

Bill Clinton Has A Superpower, And Mastering It Can Make You Successful Beyond Belief

Posted 08.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Bill Clinton knows how to win friends and influence people. The former president is a master of reinvention -- does anyone even remember that mini-sca...

Autopilot Leadership: The Need to Pay Attention

Janice L. Marturano | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Janice L. Marturano

It may seem obvious but saying that it is important to pay attention and actually paying attention are two very different things. We need everyone, including our leaders, to stop the autopilot mode and to begin to train the mind's capabilities to pay attention.

WATCH: Are You 'Sleepwalking Through Your Life?'

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

"Why didn't you pay attention to your life?" That's the question Oprah says she wanted to ask guests "at least a thousand times" over 25 years on "The...

The Art of Noticing

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 10.08.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I loathe when I see my classmates or friends tweet or talk about how bored they are. How can one be utterly bored in this life? To appreciate this life, one must learn the art of noticing.

How Often Do You Have to Repeat the Same Mistake?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Whether we know it or not, when we fail to lean into the moment and embrace the lesson that is being offered we are sending a signal to the universe that essentially says, "Hey... I want more of the same."

Are You Present?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

In our mulit-tasking world, we can fool ourselves by being proud of all we can get done. However, you have to ask yourself what the goal is. Is it to get things done or to do things that matter?

Interview With Dr. Ari Tuckman on Adult ADHD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA is a psychologist in private practice, specializing in diagnosing and treating children, teens, and adults with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

Goosey Events and Trees That Smile

Nancy Sharp | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Sharp

Let yourself go the next time you stumble across the improbable or the unforeseen. Be wildly silly and curious about everything that you see, paying attention to all that is quirky because you never know what meaning lies behind.

Time Flies: Be Here Now!

Donna Henes | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Time is a sneaky thief, hell-bent on racing toward our mortality. The only way that we can outsmart it is by savoring every precious moment by being fully conscious, focused and conscientious every second.

Paying Mind to Selective Attention

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

With the increasing bombardment of stimuli we deal with each day, selective attention becomes more and more important to us to sort out what matters to us and what doesn't.

Paying Attention in the Information-Overload Age

Ward Sutton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ward Sutton

In her new book, Winifred Gallagher thoroughly makes the case that our lives -- and the people we are -- are a product of what we choose to focus our attention on.