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Personal Beliefs

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

What Do You Really Believe?

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Judith Johnson

When was the last time you challenged your own beliefs? When I work with couples to design their wedding ceremonies, I always ask them how they were raised in terms of religion and spirituality and where they are now in those terms in their lives.

The Art of Easing Up

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

The act of letting go could feel like defeat, resignation or even passivity, but it could also be construed as a powerful declaration of trust -- trust that the universe knows what it's doing.

Living as Though Your Humanity, Mortality and Divinity Really Matter

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

As we share deeply with others, we broaden our horizons and bridge the gap of our otherwise very private inner worlds. Instead of giving each other an airbrushed version of ourselves, we risk the vulnerability of letting others know who we most profoundly know ourselves to be.

Religion and Refugees

Roberta Gately | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Roberta Gately

I'd seen refugee camps before, but there was a certain indescribable misery to this place, where children had lived their whole lives with little hope of escape or rescue. Where was God, I wondered. How could he allow such wretchedness to exist?

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

4 Ways To Shape Your Thoughts Through Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Our lives are shaped by our minds. We really do become what we think. The good news is that it is never too late to begin carving out a new concept of ourselves if we don't care for the shape our life is taking -- you are a thought sculptor and your creation starts with your next thought.

Protecting and Projecting Your Personal Brand in 2013

Malcolm Levene | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

When we find an interest that adds meaning to our lives and to those around us, our life becomes more fulfilled. Our personal brand becomes glossier on the inside and on the outside. In essence, we are being the person we are most proud of.

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

Contrary to popular opinion, as human beings we really don't know very much at all. I'm aware that might cause the mind to bristle a little, perhaps even bring out a little righteous indignation in some, but when you look deeply, it's impossible to deny.

Ditch the Inner Scrooge

Rob White | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Give your inner Scrooge the boot and give yourself the gift of honoring yourself by upgrading your model of reality, whether it's a better relationship, better health, better anything that you deserve. That's a gift that truly keeps on giving.

Are You Aligned With Your True Self? Try This Exercise To Find Out

Terri Cole | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Questioning the status quo in your life is a way to reveal and honor your authentic self. An autopilot response is based on the past and someone else's choice or desire. In order to evolve and grow, you have to be willing to honor your authentic feelings and beliefs as they evolve.

Do You Believe What You Say? Why You Should Challenge Your Own Beliefs

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many of us give ourselves permission to say things we really don't believe; challenging our beliefs can serve as a filtering system that enables us to compare what is in our minds and in our hearts and to confirm there is a congruency between thought and belief.

The Flaw With the Law of Attraction

Christine Hassler | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

It's actually our understanding of how the law of attraction works that is flawed, rather than the law itself. It is true that we attract at the level of our own vibration and that are our thoughts and words are extremely magnetic.

Richard Maxwell Explains his Ghostly New Play, "Ads"

Hallie Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Hallie Newton

The experimental director's latest offering explores how billboard culture inspires us to sell our personal beliefs to strangers.

Believe in Yourself! A Self-Care Strategy

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

We look to others to establish who we are, how we should behave, and how we're valued, even though this societal reflection won't be an accurate indicator of what we're made of.