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Take Fewer Photos. Make More Memories.

Braden S. Thompson | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Braden S. Thompson

I sat there alone on the cold ground for the next 15 minutes quietly taking notice of every little thing. It's a memory and image I can still recall with vivid detail to this day. It never got any likes and no one knows what it looked like, but I don't care. I like it better that way.

10 Best Practices For Staying Present

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Ours is a society obsessed with FOMO. And yet, many of us miss out on the most important thing of all, our own life. Seems we ought to be worrying less about missing the next party and more about missing existence.

Learning When to Hold On -- and When to Let Go

Maggie Hollander | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

The truth is, though, it's not just the world that's changing around me, it's me, myself and I as well. And while some songs, some people, some places always seem to fit in the best way possible, others I've simply outgrown, as we all do.

Hindsight, Now Sight and Foresight

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

I now know if I want to get there that I have to do the things that keep me on course, and I can't do the things that take me off course. Life is expanding. My vision is expanding. I know how to get there -- one step at a time.

The Only Resolution

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nayia Moysidis

This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.

Beyond Left and Right on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just voted to approve a resolution to attack Syria on a vote of 10-7. But the breakdown of the voting reveals that this was in no way a party-line vote.

5 Ways To Slow Down And Just 'Be'

Omega Institute | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In today's culture we're defined by what we do and how productive we are. Stripped of this we can feel lost and purposeless. We've become human doings instead of human beings. Regaining our joy and purpose in life requires a new relationship with time.

How To Have A Blissfully Unproductive Weekend

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 09.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

It's summertime, and the living (should be) easy. Too bad the workweek -- with its hectic pace and jam-packed to-do list -- doesn't always cooperate. For most of us, Friday just can't come soon enough.

The Secret To Being Your Most Productive

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

To fuel our highest level performance we need a clear mind. If the mind is filled with fear, self-sabotaging beliefs, and self-doubt, we are impeded, a bit like driving a car with the brake on. Emotional turmoil clouds our view and we cannot perform well.

10 Steps to Successful Goal Setting

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.07.2013 | Small Business
Bradley Foster

Setting goals puts you in the driver's seat, giving you the power to transform your life or take a company into the future. As enticing as that sounds, it is more common than not those goals are abandoned.

The Number One Way People Screw Up Life -- Are You Making This Mistake?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

There's no sense in wasting time pretending to be someone you're not so that you'll fit in with the people you don't belong with. Life is short, spend it with people who love and appreciate the real you.

You Can't Go Home Again, But You Can Make Yourself Your Home

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

A recent wave of nostalgia accompanied by trips back "home", have had me pondering why we sometimes think that what we left behind might contain somet...

The Best Lesson My Kids Taught Me

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
Amy Ruhlin

I learned to sit on a curbside for hours with my 2-year-old son and feel contentment just by counting the different types of trucks that passed by. I felt delight as I watched them play in the puddles of a pouring rain. I learned to stay in the moment, where children naturally live.

Is Guilt a Time-Bound Emotion?

Francis Levy | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Whether you are feeling guilty or feeling in danger of being guilty as charged, you have effectively removed yourself from the present tense.

If It Goes So Fast Then For G-d's Sake, Let Me Enjoy It Now!

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Even when we have what we want, we still can't land in this moment. We cling to the illusion that there are indeed a set of circumstances that, once we achieve them, will finally, miraculously make this moment inhabitable.

Now Doesn't Last Forever

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

When it comes to our empty nest, absence will make the heart grow fonder. And when it comes to life in general, I suspect that presence makes the heart grow richer.

Orphans Of Technology: Choosing Between Our Smartphones And Kin

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Like everything, humans included, technology resolves itself in contradiction. And yet, we must be mindful of what we are doing with technology, particularly when in the company of our children. Our emotional presence is the greatest gift we can offer our children.

Are Smartphones Replacing Human Memory?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We must remember to look up from our screens, not only to avoid getting hit by oncoming traffic but because of the possibilities that looking up offers, and to remind ourselves that we are a part of a much larger matrix of life upon which we all depend.

Being Present Is a Present to Yourself

Patricia Rust | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

When you are not fully present in the moment and completely focused on what you are doing, you are missing the experience. You are cheating life. You are cheating yourself.

Why The Past Always Seems Happier Than The Present

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Often, past events are recalled with rose-tinted glasses that make those past events seem so much better than anything happening in the present. Why is it that the past seems better than the present?

Last Minute V-Day Gifts

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

You're now officially feeling the heat -- not from the red hot, passionate romance you've been stoking, but that annual pressure to come up with the best Valentine's Day present ever.

Love Is Being Present In Pain

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

Today, I am able to hold a space of love for those who have passed on and for those who remain. And, I am grateful for those in my life who have shown me that love is being present in pain.

What Is Missing In This Moment?

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

We are never completely satisfied with what is happening in this moment. In fact, the idea that we need something that is not present right now is the root of our discontent.

The Greenest Top Ten Holiday Gift List of Them All

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

What to get for that-special-someone who has everything? Nothing.

How Happy Is... 5 Easy Ways To Stay Relaxed Now!

Sophie Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

Unplugging and recharging is about being in a chilled out state as much as you can throughout your day, rather than having to take time out from the rest of your day, which you have decided to make stressful.