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5 Ways to Make Your Life Simpler in the New Year

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Not everything I do has to be brilliant. Not everything I do has to be successful. Not everything I do has to be done by me, done now, or done at all. And (total truth time): Not everything I do has to impress someone.

Christmas Tree Decorated With Shame

Joshua Lurie | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Joshua Lurie

When I was in the eighth grade, my father had a friend named Andy Spriggs who lived down the street. After the New Year, Andy stripped his Christmas t...

How To Wire Yourself For Resilience

Beth Weinstock | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Weinstock

The brain is not wired for fast access to all those loving, special, tender, supportive moments that do come our way. Given this biological fact, we have to work to hold the good moments in our awareness and practice bringing them to mind.

The Emotional Weight of the Holidays

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.

The Day I Realized I Had Finally Become An Adult

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Rasmussen

As another birthday was approaching, I wondered when I would finally feel like a grown-up. I was over 50, yet still didn't quite know what those words meant. I was responsible. I was mature. Heck, I had wrinkles, so why didn't I feel grown up?

9 Principles for Building an Authentic Business

August Turak | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
August Turak

I saw building a company as a demonstration project, a way to put all the principles that I espoused and lessons I had learned from the Monks at Mepkin Abbey into practice.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Spend some time each day practicing an attitude of gratitude. Become aware of when you are lashing yourself with a "not good enough" whip and turn it around by thinking of the things you are grateful for. Try asking yourself, several times a day: "Which wolf am I feeding?"

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

Home on Stage

Write for the Future | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Schuyler Van Amson Theatre rescued me from my own insecurities which developed after one traumatic moment, one week before starting second grade...

The Simple Habit That Can Save You Years Of Self-Doubt And Angst

Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Most of us know from experience that having a sense of humor about things can make life a little easier. And there's science to back that up: Being...

How to Train to Be a Loser

Charlie Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

We all thrive on growth. It is the foundation of living. Careers, companies and even our relationships and marriages must grow. If a marriage isn't growing, it's dead. So is your career.

What Is Shame? How Does It Color Your World?

David Bedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Shame has been called the "master emotion" because so much of our experience is filtered through this lens. In addition, it warps and confounds our understanding of ourselves and others in a way that makes sustainable resolutions extremely difficult if not impossible.

Is it Possible to Give Too Much??

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

t's amazing how much more you can give when you're careful not to give too much. It's also pretty remarkable just how much more support you receive once you open yourself up to it and let the universe know you are ready.

Is Your Story Dragging You Around?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

I realize it's difficult, but we literally can't move forward without forgiveness. As an enabled spirit with power over the past, you will gracefully arrive at gratitude which will drop you off at peace.

Are We Shaming Ourselves or Loving Ourselves?

David Bedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

A love-based perspective proceeds as if what people do or feel is an expression of a profound and deep intelligence -- trying to make changes can only occur when this intelligence is discovered and supported.

Nano-business: A Little But Fierce Model of Entrepreneurship

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jose Antonio Tijerino

In the Latino community, entrepreneurship is a big part of who we are so I'm not surprised that Hispanics are the fast growing segment of small business owners, and Latinas are actually leading the way. Yes, entrepreneurship has become a Latina movement.

One Person, Multiple Roles

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

As champions of multitasking, we all think we can have our cake and eat it too, and sometimes, we can! But oftentimes, it takes long-term vision, planning, and managing your roles to truly feel satisfied with each one. When considering all you do, it's important to understand what you want and need from each role.

Fights and Lessons

Write for the Future | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Write for the Future

by Ian Batts Two friends became enemies. Eric claimed I fouled him in a basketball game during recess. He pushed me. I pushed back. Blows followed....

Unclogging the Path to True Happiness

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.

A Beauty in Being Raw

Georgina Miranda | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Mount Everest chiseled away at a lot of us climbers over the course of two months. She stripped us of our preconceptions, our egos, our insecurities, our fears and the shell that we might have been living in.

5 People You Forgot to Say 'Thank You' to

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

From that family member who taught you a life lesson to the sibling that showered you with unconditional love to the friend that gave you the gift of patience, there are countess big things that are deserving of a simple "thank you."

Blurred Lines -- Who Are You? Are You Still In There?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.14.2013 | Women
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Do you have a clear-cut definition of who you are and how you want to live? Have you defined your personal self apart from your work self? Are they one and the same?

Finding Happiness At 54 After A Lifetime Of Depression

Arlene Schindler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

After a lifetime filled with depression, disappointment and rejection, at age 54, happiness slammed me like a speeding train. This joyous collision contradicted everything I'd been prepared to expect. Surprisingly, with the onset of menopause, when my eggs dried up -- my life began!

YOU, the REAL "Miss America," "Miss World," Are the ONE

Luann Robinson Hull | Posted 12.08.2013 | Women
Luann Robinson Hull

Do we really, truly have to fit into the child-sized evening gown -- the ridiculous standard of our culture's idea of "perfect" -- in order to be loved?

Is Individualism Good or Bad?

Richard Koch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

As the American government partially shuts down, it is easy to blame excessive individualism for the impasse. Is individualism the root of our problems, or the answer to them?