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Point of View

Do You Feel Stuck? Why King Kong Climbed the Empire State Building

Kat Bern | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Bern

The same way you can't see the rooftops from the ground, it might not be easy to appreciate life fully if we're stuck seeing the world from one point of view. Start looking at things from a new angle and you're bound to feel appreciation and abundance. After all, we become what we perceive.

Resetting the Table

Melanie Young | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Everyone needs to reset their physical and mental vantage point every so often for a fresh outlook. It doesn't have to be a full-blown move or change; it can be a small adjustment. If you don't like the picture, reframe it. If things become too burdensome, take time to stop, clear and reset.

Brighter View... Bigger World... Better Year

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Unfortunately, many people today choose to view God as distant, observable and manageable. To them, he is close enough to consider, yet distant enough never to impose nor interfere.

We All Lost in the "Duck Dynasty" Controversy

Tony Posnanski | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Posnanski

People who have watched "Duck Dynasty" will always watch it, regardless of the comments. The suspension just brings the show more publicity.

Techniques and Tension in Breaking Bad

Harrison Demchick | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Harrison Demchick

I have been arguing for some time now that any writer who wants to learn about the art of developing tension in a manuscript would do well to watch, and learn from, AMC's Breaking Bad.

On The Power Of Choosing Your Thoughts

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we learn mindfulness, we gain the power of familiarizing ourselves with our thoughts and our patterns. We can get to know our critical inner voices, and we can start to recognize when these cruel thoughts start to surface.

Is Mediation About Reaching the Same Result in a More Efficient and Economical Manner?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

My last article on mediation, titled "Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?," was the first of a series of articles on medi...

The Art of Reconsidering

Garret Kramer | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Your feelings come from the inside (from your thinking) only. Simply grab hold of this principle and see how easy it becomes to override your judgmental dispositions, find loving and inspiring feelings, and uncover a fresh outlook about anything.

Are You Using Knowledge, or Is Knowledge Using You?

Miguel Ruiz, Jr. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Throughout life, we constantly narrate, or commentate on, everything we do, say, see, touch, smell, taste, and hear. As natural storytellers, we continuously keep the plot moving forward, sometimes missing millions of subplots that are developing on their own.

"Keep Your Book Warm" and Other Tips for Fighting Writer's Block

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

No matter how long you've been writing, you've probably experienced that panic-induced paralysis known as writer's block. If you want to tame the symptoms of this debilitating condition, here are some home remedies to try.

Wrestling With Point of View in Your Writing

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

Sometimes it takes several drafts before you get the point of view that works for a particular story.

Embracing The Truth Of The Permanently Impermanent

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

What is it that makes the pervasive impermanence in our lives so frightening? Maybe it is because it is so non-negotiable and therefore seems to undermine our self-importance.

Are You Living In Your Own World?

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

When we become too insulated in our own little world, we lose contact with other people and lose sight of the importance of their wants and needs.

What's in a Twitter Name? That Which We Call a Customer...

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Why is it that there are banks who won't let me open an account unless I have a home telephone number, and yet in respect to mechanisms I use more frequently, namely FB and Twitter, they ignore me?

The Making of a Novel: Write Like a Man

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I had the first six pages of my new novel in my purse -- my very first attempt to put this story on the page. Last week, I chickened out of sharing these pages with a book group. But this time, I took the leap.

Liquid Belief

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

Real integrity is an art form, not a rigid science. Once we set our first toe in the water of dissolving the mind, it is time to let go even more.

Relating to the News: Are You a Spectator or a Player?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I have become like so many of us -- a spectator watching war with about the same degree of engagement as I might watch a football game.