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3 Paths to Lasting Well-Being

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Creating lasting well-being requires shattering those habitual tendencies that lead to stress, frustration and heartbreak. Here are three paths I've been working on for years, and while I'm many miles from mastery, the more I practice, the more peace and happiness I find.

3 Paths to Instant Well-Being

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I've discovered six paths that lead to well-being -- some work instantaneously and some generate a much more lasting result. This week, I'll focus on the ones that work instantly.

President Obama: We the People Thank You for Defending Social Security in Your Second Term

Nancy Altman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Social Security should be discussed in the sunlight and considered by Congress and the president through an open process with full hearings and debate. It is too important to address any other way.

How Can We Remember What Really Matters in Life?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Today I'm reminded that one of my biggest challenges is to do first what really matters -- and to do it before I respond to the siren call of getting as much done as I possibly can. And I know in my heart I'm not alone.

Legacies

Lai-Lai Jenkins | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Lai-Lai Jenkins

Last week, as I thought about 2013 resolutions and reflected on the events of 2012, I realized that I am often so consumed with work and bills (the "reason" I have to work) that I neglect the "real" reasons that I have to work -- my family and myself.

The Most Important Question For 2013

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

We can't stop feeling stressed. What we can do this year is prime our brains so that stress is no longer something to fear, but rather a sign of something we need to pay attention to, and a chance to figure out how we want to spend each precious moment.

How to Be Proactive at Work: Scott Belsky Interview

Eli Davidson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Small Business
Eli Davidson

Small business owners have difficulty in picking a way of knowing what to focus on. To shed some light on this topic, I interviewed Scott Belsky, co-founder and CEO of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work.

Work Less, Create More Value: The Art of Delegating

George Bradt | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
George Bradt

Working harder is often counter-productive. If the scope of what you're trying to accomplish is too much to get done in a high quality way, say "no" to some of the less important items and non-value-adding steps.

Financial Planning For the Future of Your Special Children

Dafna Maor | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

This is a lesson for any person, any parent, but especially for parents with special children: Take good care of your health, not just the physical one, but the financial one.

Living Life to Our Own Personal Fullest Before We All Die

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.01.2013 | Home
Chris Abraham

Unlike Ric's experience of desiring to become a better man and work harder and connecting with his family and children after meeting Death at it's door, my dad, Bob, took another tact.

The Two-Minute Defining Moment

William Horden | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
William Horden

Imagine you are wide awake when your breathing gently stops. I had the good fortune to be lying in the emergency room when this happened to me some nine years ago. Like yourself, perhaps, I expected to gasp for breath, panicking, but instead felt entirely calm -- despite the doctor's quizzical look.

What's Worse Than Getting a Rock in Your Trick-or-Treat Bag?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

So as we approach what I consider a sweet holiday, a suggestion. That you spend an extra few seconds with each of those little doorbell ringers. Try to imagine what it would be like to be their age, going to such extremes to get candy.

Balancing Work and Parenting Is Not a Mom Thing!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Hanaan Rosenthal

As a dad, you're free to have a career, work late, travel and do it all under the pretense of feeding your family. The pressure to do more dad stuff is fairly light. Parenting is not a hobby, though, and you do not babysit your own kids. This leaves us dads with a great opportunity: To be better parents.

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize: Make Your Priorities Your Priority

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Modern life is full of distracting clamor, from text messages and emails to window displays in the mall. Other people tug at you with their priorities, which may not be your own. If you don't make a sanctuary for what is important, it will get overrun by the Bermuda grass of B and C priorities.

The Lesson Your Kids Won't Learn in School

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

Let you kids hear you say no. Life lessons like prioritizing and saying no aren't taught in school. They are taught by example.

Politicians, Outside Groups Have Questionable Interactions

Politico | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

On a steamy mid-July day on Capitol Hill, top lieutenants to Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy had a special guest at their weekly vote-counting meeting: K...

Mothers Go to War

Dafna Maor | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

While the knowledge and experience of professionals merits respect, parents should never forget the following: Parents know their children better than anyone else.

At 2, He Couldn't Speak, But He Could Read and Haggle

Dafna Maor | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

Tal has come a long way since he was 2. He's learned a lot, but so have I.

A Letter to the Good People at the IRS

Dafna Maor | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It was really quite comical, as if someone has written a very politically-incorrect skit for Saturday Night Live.

"But We've Already Spent the Money!"

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money
Lisa Earle McLeod

It doesn't matter how much time or money you've spent. Given where you are right now, do you want to continue on this path, or take a different one?

Coming Out of the (Disability) Closet

Dafna Maor | Posted 09.12.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

When you are crushed from the news, you need someone to share it with. You tell family. Some friends you really trust. But what about everyone else?

Your Child's Autism Cures You From Trying to Please Everyone

Dafna Maor | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

Working in a media outlet doesn't necessarily guarantee that you are surrounded by people with high communication skills and knowledge of the human psyche.

Stop Wasting Time Prioritizing (VIDEO)

Edward Muzio | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Edward Muzio

At the beginning of a new round of work -- and, for that matter, at any other time that it becomes clear that the group can't do everything -- proactive prioritization of group objectives is absolutely necessary.

What Matters?

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Jiang-Stein

Rather than resolutions for the new year right now, I'm looking at a year-end tribute to life, not the sideline distractions.

Happiness Means Loving Yourself

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Your life should never be written on the margins of the page; it should be centered and prominent. Invite yourself to the feast of life. Be a participant not an observer.