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Personal Transformation

The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

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 You Can Make Friends With Change

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The world around us is not the same as it was just a moment ago. Babies have been born, people have died, clouds have passed overhead, waves have risen and fallen.

Does a Cancer Diagnosis Turn You Into a Better Person?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

In addition to the physical alterations, I might very well be less patient, less willing to conform, more easily distracted and far more opinionated. I'm not the same person in many ways, but yet of course I am.

The Other 29 Percent: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

Sitting on the beach, staring out at the ocean, the rolling waves and the horizon that seems to run on to infinity, it's easy to think and to reflec...

How I Escaped the Shackles of the Corporate World

Martin Snepp | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

I have never been one to take the easy option. I had been surviving for 29 years, and this did not make me truly happy. I lived my life in cruise control, never experiencing much pain, but foregoing the feelings of blissful joy and happiness.

5 Easy Ways To Feel Totally Transformed (Even If You're Not There Yet)

Erin Motz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Motz

"Transformed" is a big word, but the process doesn't have to be as big and scary as it sounds. Sure, we can achieve total spiritual and mental transformation by venturing down any number of roads: consistent meditation, a diet overhaul, new wardrobe, a fresh start in a new city -- the list goes on and on.

5 Lessons From Failure

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

In the end, we can view failure as just this: a learning opportunity. A growth experience. A chance to re-focus on what truly matters in life: making an effort to go after your dreams, connecting authentically with yourself and others, and appreciating the many blessings you already have.

Five Questions for Good Cop, Bad Daughter Karen Lynch

Stephanie Losee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Books
Stephanie Losee

Now a retired former homicide inspector, Lynch has published a memoir calledGood Cop, Bad Daughter about how being raised by a mentally ill mother prepared her for the police force.

The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness

Peter Fuda | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Peter Fuda

In my previous group of blogs, I addressed the idea that we are leading in an increasingly volatile and chaotic business world ("The Gap: How to Unint...

When Life Hands You a Drug Den, Create a Coaching Opportunity

Christine Sachs | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

What I do as a coach is not particularly difficult. I listen, and I reflect what I hear/see. The basics are pretty simple, but the real work occurs wh...

Coming Clear: Confessions of a Packrat

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Even a single paperclip or hairball has the potential to change our lives. Would you like to lighten your load right now? Consider this simple clearing practice.

The Frozen Zone: Ways to Get Unstuck and Develop Confidence

Tira Harpaz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Sometimes I think the most important step in moving forward is just to move. So, I'm trying to follow my own advice.

Linda Rossetti: Will You Join the 90 Percent?

Linda Rossetti | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Linda Rossetti

I'm no stranger to transition. I found myself in one in my mid-40s after pivoting from a C-suite role at a Fortune 500 company. I'd had two children within 16 months right around my 40th birthday. My job was becoming more and more out of synch with the parent and person I wanted to be.

37 Truths About Life

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

We spend way too much of our lives looking for outside validation and approval that eludes us. Turns out, it's been an inside job all along. Go inward.

The Grace Project: Transforming Our Ideal of Female Beauty

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Judith Johnson

In the Grace Project, Isis is bringing her transformational photography to women who have had mastectomies -- giving them permission to see themselves as beautiful and whole.

Where Light Enters

Ellen Magnis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

We must all become more aware of how to better protect our children and how to recognize and report abuse. We cannot save them all, but maybe we can open our eyes just a little more today to the realities and suffering of children in our midst.

Tune In to Tune Up: A Mindful Approach to Clearing Stress

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Awareness. It changes everything. Responding from a place from awareness changes everything.

The Science of Possibility

Christine Sachs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

In my previous career, I worked with some really smart folks. When I told them I was becoming a life coach, their reactions were a mix of vague support and uncertainty as to what I was actually doing with my life. And to be honest, I wasn't always sure either. I often asked myself: "Am I making the right choice?"

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.

'Having An Empty Nest Provides For A Second Puberty'

Bob Deutsch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Bob Deutsch

Is your son or daughter now off to college? Is your only son or daughter now off to college? Numbers count. The relative silence can be loud. With a different mix at home, you have time on your hands. Thoughts arise: Now, what do I do? Now, who am I?

The Life Out Loud: Turning Dreams Into Reality With Vision Boards

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Have you ever tried making a vision board? It's often one of the first assignments I give my coaching clients -- a powerful visual way of creatively connecting with your hopes and dreams.

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!

Running Form: Distilled (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

Confusion: First Step to Clarity Well, we've got to start somewhere, right? So, just sit, settle, and sip on something enjoyable as you learn a littl...

Change Your Beliefs to Change Your Life and Then the World

Juliet Turalski | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliet Turalski

At your deepest core, do you ever wonder if the way you act is actually who you want to be? It's worth considering, because the beliefs you act upon not only shape your life, but also trigger the path the world takes and the consequences humanity faces.