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Living the 'Dream'

Robin Korth | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

A younger woman wore my clothes. An older woman held my soul. A teenage heart called my dreams. A mélange of ladies walked in this body of mine for...

Having Confidence Is Not As Hard As You Think

Christine Hassler | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Christine Hassler

The instant you stop judging yourself and stop looking for all of the ways you should be more, better or different you will experience confidence. You do not feel confident because you are not accepting yourself fully for who you are.

5 Mind Hacks To Better Manage Your Attitude

Vee Somphon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Looking back, I can better appreciate the incredible amount of grace my parents have shown. While it may not have mattered to me as a child, the complete lack of privacy and the inability to dictate their own comings and goings must have posed real challenges for my parents.

A Different Four Questions

Stuart Dow | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Stuart Dow

Leaving aside the curiosity that none of what the children ask about has actually occurred at that point in the evening, I'd like to suggest four different questions for adults to ponder (if not sing) this year during Passover.

Friendship and Other Superpowers

Tara Hedman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women
Tara Hedman

Friendships help clear our paths. Paths that were made dangerous long before that friend arrived on the scene. Friends can walk beside, share our burdens, and penetrate the gray bubble of shame and fear. No small feat.

Falling in Love

Robin Korth | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I believe we have it quite backwards and maybe even upside down and inside out. We must first apply the "L" word to ourselves. Then, it blossoms into something quite remarkable and supremely enriching.

This Wildly Popular Book Proves Spiritual Renewal Has A Place In The Business World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion

With our notions of success being so often defined by the two metrics of money and power alone, it's no surprise that stress and burnout are rampant i...

Courage: A Small Dose Will Help With Your Reinvention. Do You Have It?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Where does one gain the courage to make a change? It's a great leap of faith and takes courage to define and explore your wants and needs in life. Whe...

Attention!

Christine Hassler | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Where you look is where you go. Whatever you put your attention expands and impacts what you experience and create in your life. Consider: Where are...

Be the Bracket Buster: Breaking Out at the Office

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

From time to time, we all need someone who is willing to call a time out and give us feedback. We can't improve what we can't see, so finding someone who can show us how we are perceived by others can be a powerful tool for getting ahead.

5 New Directions When You Feel Lost

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your intuition ultimately sends you down the correct path. Do not think of it as being lost. Think of it as a temporary pause on your journey during which you should follow nothing but your heart's desire.

Why Our Worst Days Teach Us Our Biggest Lessons

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

It is in those moments of emotional pain that we learn our greatest lessons and from those lessons we grow and expand our capacity as purposeful human beings.

Observations From the Roman Bus

Paula H. Noe | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I observe a lot on the bus. Rome is so big (about 2 million people) and so beautiful and so full of history (both living and dead) that the views out the windows are just overwhelming.

Six Ways To Bring Out Your Loving Self

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 03.28.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Loving another human being takes on a new dimension when we stop practicing "reactive love" and challenge ourselves to evaluate what depth of love we do and don't have to give.

Who Needs Therapy When You Have Pets

Cindy Tansin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

By Cindy Tansin People thought I was crazy when I expanded my family to two dogs and three cats in addition to my two teenagers. The funny thing is,...

Spring Into Spring! 4 Ways to Jumpstart The Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!

The Secret to Being Lucky in Life and in Business

Rahul Varshneya | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Rahul Varshneya

I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it ― Thomas Jefferson To me, everything about starting up was to...

Teenagers With Anxiety and Depression: There's Hope -- Big Hope

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

I recently began a series of classes on mindfulness and meditation to help those challenged with chronic pain, depression and/or anxiety. About two we...

Parent by Example

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

If we are feeling somewhat trapped in a routine, then no matter how free or responsible we may act, our children will respond to our trapped feelings.

You Are Never Truly Alone

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Seize the beautiful opportunity that the feeling of loneliness can be the catalyst for: a deeper connection to your authentic self. Soon you will discover that you are really good company.

Preventing Yoga Scandals: Why Yoga Needs Psychology

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Every year brings a new major scandal in the yogic field. The majority of scandals involve inappropriate sexual boundaries, but also frequently includ...

I Swish

Michael Rohrer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I swish. I'm tired of apologizing for it or being scared of it. I'm ready to be comfortable in my own skin. I'm not completely there, but I'm ready to be. Isn't that the first step? Acknowledging?

What Happened to That Little Girl?

Laura Campbell | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Laura Campbell

What happened to that little girl who wanted her freedom so badly that she was willing to overcome her fear of what might happen?

8 Ways To Achieve Total Tranquility

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

People are flawed, but flaws are pathways to growth and character so embrace them. Do not let the negative behavior of others, negatively impact yours. Always choose love, even when it's the harder choice.

G-Pa's Lessons

Write for the Future | Posted 03.20.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Tyler Mackenzie I was a junior on the varsity basketball team and my minutes were decreasing to the point where I was barely in the game. I wa...