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Unscripted (Kari's Story)

Kari Zabel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kari Zabel

We should be excited to wake up in the morning and meditate, drink our morning coffee, or go to work. Why waste time showing up for a life that you don't want, doing work that you don't value, or be around people that don't uplift or inspire you?

FInd Your Perfect Fitcation

SELF | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Instead of getting in killer shape for your vacation, why not do it on vacation? A new breed of getaways is designed to send you home healthier and happier.

Are You Afraid to Be Still?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

What would you expect the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? to look like? Before I met him, I imagined Dick Bolles tall (he's 6 foot 5 inches)...

How I Came to Follow My Passion

David Cherner | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
David Cherner

I had finally found meaning in my own work by focusing inward, being present enough to observe some interesting trends going on around me, and following two passions deep in my belly: helping people reconnect with themselves and one another and starting new companies.

Turn Your Emotional Escapes Into Healthy Habits

Nicole Glassman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Life is not always a crystal clear day with a sunny horizon. Part of the beauty is the struggle -- how we face it, learn from it and evolve. The question is: How do we cope in the interim?

These Incredible Hotels Will Leave You Feeling Like A Completely New Person

Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel

Healing Hotels of the World strives to change the way you think about vacation. The hotel collection offers a unique take on travel, one that emph...

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part Two

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Oyster | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

If your idea of summer bliss involves hiking, biking, and swimming, these gorgeous resorts should be just the ticket. And if exotic scenery is a must, you'll be happy to know that great mountain escapes can be found in tropical locales, too.

The Silence Inside the Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The full dimensions of love are experienced directly in silence. The silence inside the silence is a force beyond any worldly power.

8 Reasons to Make Your Next Vacation a Yoga Retreat

Ariston Anderson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariston Anderson

With an upcoming film festival job looming in my schedule, I realized that it was as good a time as any my stress factor was just going up and up. So I decided to take a week of mental preparation in the form of a six-day retreat.

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part One

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

Retreat

Joan Gelfand | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Joan Gelfand

When faced with a blank sheet of paper, ordinary people cringe. When faced with a writing assignment, normal people would rather go to the dentist.

Monastery Without Walls

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

After being away from America for so many years, living another pace of life in the center of Italy, we forgot the speed, busyness, and intensely mental nature of our culture.

13 Stunning Health and Wellness Retreats

Oyster | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For many of us, long days at the office, stress, and errands can get in the way of a healthy lifestyle. So we often look at our vacations not as a chance for a calorie binge (well, not always), but as a chance to hit the reset button and get back to our exercise and fitness regimens.

Healthy Masculinity

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig K. Comstock

Seven men have been back in our valley for a few days after an intensive weekend training. They call each other "brothers," though they're not from th...

Why Literary Agents Attend Writers Conferences (It's Not What You Think)

Karen Dionne | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Karen Dionne

Every week literary agents receive hundreds of query letters from aspiring writers. Why then, would agents take time from their busy schedules to go to a writers conference and meet yet more writers in person? I asked a few of my favorite agents why they attend writers conferences.

10 Awesome U.S. Silent Retreat Centers For Peace, Quiet & De-Stressing

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.28.2013 | Travel

The perfect antidote to the constant noise of busy, work-driven urban lives.

You Can Retire Now, Lead a Sacred Life and Find True Joy

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

There are satisfactions other than a pay check, being important in your company, or being always the provider. There is another identity. You can retire and simply be happy, inspired, and full of the joy of life.

Slowing Down to Wake Up

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.03.2013 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

In today's hyper-caffeinated, attention deficit-disordered world, most of us long for a pause button powerful enough to stop more than just our electronic devices. Like our endlessly spinning hard disk of a brain, for example. Or the downward spiral of the economy.

Wi-Fi On The Wyoming Range

Rebecca Fannin | Posted 09.28.2012 | Travel
Rebecca Fannin

Today, in our always on world of communications, you can travel to even remote 15,000-acre ranches in Wyoming and still stay connected.

Your Start-Up Life: Do Team Building Retreats Ever Work?

Rana Florida | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Let me be clear: no one wants to go to a dude ranch with their boss. I couldn't think of anything more tortuous.

Bachelorette Party Getaways For The Stars (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 06.12.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We figured if we did the legwork of finding the perfect spot to play host to each of the celebs' bachelorette parties, then they'd have to send us an invite, right?

PHOTOS: 5 Open-Air Hotel Rooms For Spring

Oyster | Posted 05.23.2012 | Travel
Oyster

We found vacation spots that bring the outside inside.

PHOTOS: 5 Amazing Adults-Only Retreats

Oyster | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Oyster

Some hotels aren't interested in catering to the baby-toting crowd and we're totally alright with that.

Relax and Reboot Your Life! (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 04.23.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

I quickly found out that at Miraval it is all about living in the moment, taking time to work on the things in your life that need working on and clearing your mind.