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Perspective

How I Regained Perspective On Life and Parenthood

Lisa Corbett | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Lisa Corbett

It is so easy, given the immediacy of young children and their myriad requirements, to get bogged down in the small stuff.

The Myth of Adulthood

Annie Battles | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

Part of growing up, it would seem, is slowly realizing one's perspective is not the only one to exist. This realization is a slower process, however, than one would imagine.

4 Problems Stoicism Can Help Us With

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society...

Your Boss Does Not Hate You! 5 Secrets to Perspective, Health and Happiness

Susie Moore | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We all come from the same creator. You are as deserving, special and entitled to the good things in the world as anyone else. It is often the mind poison we feed ourselves that block the miracles that come our way and stop us receiving what is rightfully ours.

The Golden Rule

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We all learned it in Kindergarden: the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. As five-year-olds we are given many concrete examples of what this means and what this looks like. As adults it seems this rule can often be forgotten.

Great Expectations: What Would Life Be Without Them?

Janet M. Neal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet M. Neal

When you can let go of expectations, let go of the need for controlled outcomes, life really does flow perfectly. And there's nothing wrong with that!

Grief and Faith

Pamela Brill | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Pamela Brill

Whether it's God or Nature or a Spirit of the Universe -- it carries broken mothers and wraps them in an ethereal shawl. Like a mother wraps her children and keeps them warm.

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Wishing for You, Wishing for Me

Heather Travis | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Heather Travis

I wished to see my husband become the amazing father I know he would be. I wished to watch him with you, to see him reflected in you. I wished to see you grow, to see you become you. I wished for all the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with becoming a parent.

Where To Go On Holiday -- And Why

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

Going travelling is one of the most exciting pastimes of all. It’s up there with love in terms of the happiness it can bring – though, unlike love...

A Letter to My 10-Year-Old Self

Candace Davis | Posted 06.26.2014 | Women
Candace Davis

I love the thought of time travel, especially traveling along the course of my own life. I think it's got a lot to do with recognizing how much my life has changed -- from who I was and what I expected as a 10-year-old to who I've become and how my expectations have changed.

Feel Like You'll Never Be As Good As That Person?

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Ever fixate on someone else's success to the point that you think they shine the "brightest," just like the North Star? (But guess what? The North Star isn't the brightest star in the sky, not even close!) Their "star" doesn't shine any brighter than yours!

A Letter to My In-Transition Self

Liana Gergely | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Liana Gergely

Sometimes you believe that the space between things is not life, but it is life. If you look closely enough, you will see that absolutely everything is comprised of the in-between, and that nothing is ever really final -- it is always shifting and transforming.

A Letter to Myself

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Be who you are. Be proud of the crazy, clumsy, fun, sarcastic writer that you are. Love yourself; appreciate who you were made to be. There is no one quite as crazy as you. Enjoy your flaws instead of blaming them, become one with every cell in your body.

Choosing What Matters: Lessons From Broken Glass

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Over the last few months, for some reason, broken glass has come into my path in very unexpected and startling ways. The first incident happened on a ...

These Two Words Are Stealing Your Freedom

Anna Kunnecke | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna Kunnecke

When you break through the illusion that you're at the mercy of your life, you automatically start declaring dominion over it. And that is a beautiful thing.

5 Steps to Eating the Elephant on Your Plate

Lucinda Cross | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lucinda Cross

As you focus on one bite at a time, you'll be amazed at how remunerative and gratifying this process can be. You will begin to do things you've never done before but always wanted to do. When you put these steps into action, you actively determine the way you will live your life.

We're All in Recovery -- Here's Why

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Recovery takes many forms and has many causes, but the common denominator is realizing the need for change. It's the most powerful and human ability -- the ability to be aware, to choose, to change, to recover (and repeat). It's essentially the will to grow every day.

The Third Metric: Managing Techno-Stress at Work

Allison Heaps | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Heaps

Building a gym and yoga studio, a common guise for companies claiming they support wellness programs is not enough. As most cynics argue, it would be nice to "step away" in theory, but will you have a job when you return?

Views From Down Under

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

Imagine if we remembered and savored each moment of the day as if it were the most important moment of our life. This is living in the moment or the here and now. Mindfulness is just that, mind-ful-ness. This is the mind being fully engaged with whatever activity you are doing.

The Power of a Piece of Paper

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Karen Ann Kennedy

Finding a job is sometimes a struggle. Even though I know my experience is invaluable in being able to perform a job successfully, prospective employers always get hung up on that "little piece of paper" that I don't have.

The Perspective of a Child

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

We can only guess at what life is like at the different stages of our children's lives. But if we pay attention to who our children are and how they react to new situations, we can share in their experiences and help them learn and adapt to the world.

I Win Every Race I Run

Mary E. Graham | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary E. Graham

I win every race I run. I win against the idea that all runners are a size two and should run in sports bras and teeny-tiny running shorts. I win against the negative body image that will one day try to convince my daughters that their bodies aren't beautiful, that they're not skinny enough.

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.

10 Tips to Live More Adventurously, Even With a 9 to 5 Job

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Alastair Humphreys

Almost everybody would like more adventure in their life -- to enjoy more sunsets, swim in beautiful rivers, cook on campfires and sleep under the stars. Here is how you can do all this, even within your busy life of work, commuting and family.