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Peace in Israel: A Psycho-Spiritual Conversation

Paul Hunting | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion
Paul Hunting

If we can move away from what's causing the strife (mainly politics and religion) and, without disrespecting either, discuss the psycho-spiritual process by which any one or group of human beings can create wealth, health and fulfillment then there is hope.

Lessons From the Zucchini Plant: Grow Where You Are Planted

Rachel Verlik | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

Sometimes life -- in this case, nature -- has a way of redirecting us. It tells us that the universe has greater plans for us and where we are meant to grow. It gives us a different environment to thrive, with ideal conditions to make us our best self.

'Explore Umbria' With Steve McCurry

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Perugia is about an hour's train ride away from Spoleto, and Steve McCurry's exhibit there is fabulous. He is a terrific photojournalist, probably best known for his powerful National Geographic cover shot of the beautiful 'Afghan Girl' with the piercing eyes.

And Italian Bathrooms...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I yearn for a bathroom that is perfect for me, and admit, sadly, that I haven't found it in Italy. The idea of a lovely, clean, spacious room for me t...

How Well Does Gratitude Work for You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Any situation can be turned around or reframed and made into a benefit or an advantage. What do you think has a better effect on you -- being resentment or grateful? Being negative and nasty or positive and helpful?

When Your Heart Says, 'Hell No!' -- How to Step Out of a Bad Situation

Kristi Ling | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Let go of what's not working. Be brave enough to move on. Make bold choices. It's okay if they're last minute, split second, or otherwise -- as long as you're following your inner-voice. Be audacious enough to ask the driver to stop the bus so you can jump off and see what adventures are waiting for you.

Why Being You Rocks

Chris Deaver | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Create a purpose that gets you up in the morning and makes you dream dreams at night. Ground your goals in service so you become a force of nature, lifting yourself and others to higher levels than you've ever been before, innovating everything in your life to become more uniquely powerful in the universe.

The Festival Is Over in Spoleto

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

It is quiet again here in Spoleto, and that feels so good. The Festival Dei 2Mondi (Festival of 2 Worlds) ended with a glorious Final Concert in the Duomo Piazza, complete with American show tunes from the 50s and 60s!

The Untouched Generation

PolyXeni Kokovika | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
PolyXeni Kokovika

Everything in life has two sides, it is better to look at the positives and to embrace the advantages. Regardless of events, we need to have the courage to accept, to connect, and to share. Touching reflects directly back to us like a mirror and this instant give-and-take translates into love.

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I love arts festivals, especially the opportunity to see so many new and interesting and challenging performances, and the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi was really amazing.

Stop Torturing Yourself With Your Thoughts!

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I want to offer you some immediate relief from yourself! What I mean by this is that most of us, yes even you, torture ourselves with our thoughts! I...

Navigating Life Changes

Mindy Utay | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

As a society, we are obsessed with change -- changing ourselves and others. Just look at the hundreds of blog posts, articles and infomercials touting all sorts of advice on how to live a better, happier, sexier or richer life.

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

11 Toxic Behaviors That Steal Your Joy (And How To Move Past Them)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level.

Power in Chaos

Sister Jenna | Posted 07.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

We are all living and existing on the same field of actions. The stage we use is called the world. But there are subtle influences which we can't se...

Change, Dance and Hoover: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

Change is inevitable, growth is optional. Change will happen, everything will change, but if you embrace it and are open to it, then life can change for you.

A New Perspective

Global Citizen Year | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Global Citizen Year

A week after returning from my eight-month stay in Ecuador, I found myself on Stanford's campus for the "Admitted Students Weekend." There I was, wear...

The Flaw With the Law of Attraction

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

A basic principle of the Law of Attraction is that we will bring into our lives what we focus on, visualize, think about and affirm with our words. Th...

Declare Freedom From the Super-Person Trap

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Usually I would say yes and add to my already hectic workload. On the contrary, I blurted out no, and it shocked me! I think it shocked the other person even more, because they were so accustomed to me saying yes. That was one of the most liberating days of my life.

How To Discover Your Career Passion

Kristen Brown | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

Everybody has a special gift that they are given and it's up to you to determine what that gift is and how you're going to bestow it upon the world. So ask your friends, family and coworkers what you're good at and then take stock of your own traits, behaviors and patterns.

You: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

You are the greatest resource of all. You possess a deep collection of unique and most likely untapped resources that can help you in your personal relationships, your business success, your health and wealth.

When It Pays to Think Inside the Box

Sue Gober | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Last summer my granddaughter, Brooke, played in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

5 Quotes to Fuel Your Inner Entrepreneur

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.10.2014 | Small Business
Rupa Mehta

My journey has had its ups and downs, but no matter what is happening with my business, I always find a way to connect back to what fueled me at the beginning of my journey and what continue to inspire me now.

9 Undeniable Warning Signs That Your Inner-Bitch Is Around

Leanne Ellington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leanne Ellington

We've all had run-ins with the internal naysayers, the limiting beliefs, or those inner-critics that keep us from showing up as our best selves. It's ...

What Neil deGrasse Tyson Can Teach You About Mental Health

Nick Holt, MSW, ASW | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Holt, MSW, ASW

By better examining our thinking through a more scientific process and softening our internal and external response to failure, we are better able to continue our journeys in personal growth in order to advance ourselves, those around us and, hopefully and ideally, mankind.