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Renewal

You Can't Do Your Job If You Don't Sleep

Tony Schwartz | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business
Tony Schwartz

Two behaviors we've devalued and sometimes even demonized -- rest and renewal -- have a profound impact on people's productivity at work and their satisfaction across their lives.

How to Pick Up The Pieces Of Your Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Every so often, whether it's after a long hard spate of work, finishing a big project, ending a relationship or recovering from a crisis (big or small...

Spring Renewal: Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Growth This Season

Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living

German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, "We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” Spring is the right ti...

The Pancake Ballet: Spring, Beethoven and Honoring Grandma

Alysia Reiner | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Alysia Reiner

Spring has sprung. And with the shift in the weather, the daffodil blossoms, the window box we planted yesterday, comes magical renewed hope. And memories.

No Time To Meditate? Try Momentary Mindfulness

Annie McKee | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Annie McKee

Momentary mindfulness is easy to fit into your to daily life. No one has to know you are doing it -- it takes seconds, and you don't even have to close your eyes. Momentary mindfulness is a private, quiet practice that will not take you away from life.

Caregiving: The Dance Between Guilt And Resentment

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

When an older family member needs help, many people struggle to find the time to provide assistance to their relative amidst the many other commitments crowding their lives. Often, it is hard to figure out just how much help is really necessary.

It's Time To Lose Our Luggage

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The worst thing we take with us into the New Year is resentment against another. Forgiveness is not something we owe to each other. It is an act of worship to God.

Leaders Worth Following

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

For anyone who aspires to be a leader called to make a difference, or if one simply wants to be a person whose life counts, wrestling with God and oneself will become one's unavoidable and ongoing character pruning experience.

The Growing Chaos and the New Year

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

The confusion and uncertainty of this New Year's Eve will usher in the year 2012 in the modern calendar. Being a "leap year" it is bound to bring some surprising events.

Blue Nights and the Solace of Art

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Blue Nights is the story of Joan Didion's craving for communion between the "I" of her individual event of loss and grief, and the "we" of its universal experience.

Notes of an Ex-Pat, Epilogue: The First Year

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

It is only now, looking back a year into my new life, that I realize what a crazy thing it was to do, and what a brilliant one. What made me take the leap? I went for a few months, to write and gain some perspective.

Philanthropy and Economic Development Boosted by Global Irish Tribe

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly President Bill Clinton gave the keynote address at the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle Oct. 8. The Forum is an Ir...

Transitions: Why is it So Tough to Get Through Them?

Angella Nazarian | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Angella Nazarian

How can it be that I can still feel so close to that person I was then and yet have a child that is literally the age of the girls that I see before me?

Rosh Hashana 5772: Hope And Israel's Social Justice Movement.

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

The social justice movement is the beginning of a process of healing: the realization that political process can work through dialogue rather than by power alone...

Dreams, Renewal And Rosh Hashanah

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As you reflect on why your dreams have not been realized, how will your frustrations and disappointments impact you moving forward in the New Year?

Is There Enough Space In Your Life? How To Tap Into A Neglected Source Of Power

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

While preparing for a recent Tai Chi class, I was struck by the importance of space in generating power in Yang-style Tai Chi. This led me to think about how critical space can be in generating powerful results in anyone's life.

A 90-Minute Plan for Personal Effectiveness

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

For nearly a decade now, I've begun my workdays by focusing for 90 minutes on the task I decide the night before is the most important one I'll face the following day. I long ago discovered that my capacity for intense focus diminishes as the day wears on.

New Year: The Birthday Of Everything

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

New Year is a return to the eternal beginnings. Back to where there is only hope and promise and enthusiastic, well-intentioned energy. Back to the original big-bang-back-seat cosmic conception.

Six Ingredients for a Good Life

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Gratifying our most immediate needs and desires provides bursts of pleasure, but they're usually short-lived. We derive the most enduring sense of meaning and satisfaction in our lives when we serve something larger than ourselves.

Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Schwartz

What does it take to be productive and efficient in a world of infinitely rising demand, and endless potential distractions? Here are six behaviors that we regularly teach to our clients.

Rosh Hashanah 2010: Liberate Yourself, Renew Your Life and Help Others Do the Same

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Rosh Hashanah 2010, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on September 8th. And while it marks the turn of Jewish calendar year 5770 to 5771, it also celebrates the fundamental human need for liberation, return and renewal.

Savoring

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

Do you struggle, too, to slow down? What activities can you add to your life, wherever you are, whatever your situation, that you'll truly take the time to savor?

Give Mom a Break

Tony Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tony Schwartz

I'm awed by the complex lives that so many women I know -- most especially the single mothers -- manage with such grace. I'm also aware what they sacrifice, which is most often themselves.

Renewal: A Guide to the Values-Filled Life

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The United States is suffering from a terminal deprecation of values. Greed has collapsed our economy and suffocated our spirit. Families scatter to the winds and divorce rates remain high.

Lawmakers Weigh Patriot Act Extension

L.A. Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reporting from Washington - The Patriot Act -- a favorite tool in the George W. Bush administration's fight against terrorism -- may be renamed later...