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Self Actualization

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

Megan Foo | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Megan Foo

What if an entrepreneur never had the opportunity to thrive in the annals of innovation? What if he or she never received the capital, technology, networks and information crucial to the founding and flourishing of business ventures?

How to Date the Muse: 5 Steps to Enduring Creativity

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The muse loves a life devoted to honoring your true self. She wants you to become who you are. She wants you to feel good. And when you feel good she'll want to hang out with you often.

What James Franco Taught Me About Selfies as a Tool for Self-Actualization

Schuyler Brown | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Schuyler Brown

Perhaps, I thought, the fact that we live our lives in public now is not just a quirk of social media, but a chance for us to step into the limelight, to push ourselves beyond our own comfort zones.

10 Ways to Evolve and Be a Better Person

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Do what you say you are going to do. If things have changed and you are moving in a different direction, be honest and clear with others. Be reliable and consistent. Admit when you are wrong. Apologize and make amends as needed.

How To Be An Effective Problem Solver

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.

The Life Out Loud: Conquering Fear on the High Seas

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When I first heard about Torre DeRoche's memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning, I thought, "This woman is totally insane." My perspective didn't change much as I read the book. But my respect for Torre as a human being increased with each chapter.

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: Mindfulness in Everyday Life | Personal Power: Believe in the Power Within and Use It

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

What is the secret to accessing personal power? How does one go beyond fear and self-doubt to triumph in the end? Where does the feeling of power really come from? And how can a person find it for him or herself?

Do You Have an Unconditional Love?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

The benefits of comprehending what an unconditional love means and implementing it in our everyday life seems to be significant, not only to us but also to whomever and whatever we interact with. So let's start the process and see it for yourself.

How to Let Go of Anger and Do Deep Emotional Work

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Remember, feelings that are buried alive do not die but try. When I was doing my own deep emotional healing, I learned that I had layers of these buried emotions. I started with the basic and went deeper so as not to overwhelm myself.

What Is the True Meaning of Inspiration?

R. Kay Green | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

Understand that you can be an inspiration to others, no matter what you feel you have or have not achieved. Even if you feel that you have not yet reached the endpoint, and even if you feel like you have reached a low point, you have the ability to inspire.

8 Ways To Become A Positive Thinker

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

At the end, positive thinkers are better problem solvers and have better interactions. In addition to that, people who are positive thinkers are happier and more satisfied with their life.

The Pregnancy Perspective

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled by these lessons of partnership, as well as those of parenthood -- the privilege of birthing your best teacher, seeing your clearest mirror, and walking beside your greatest reminder for a lifetime.

What Makes Some People 'Lucky'?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Some people who feel lucky may not have specific insights as to why they feel that way, but there are real causes for having good or bad luck, in my opinion.

Want To Become The Best Version Of Yourself? 4 Steps

R. Kay Green | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

To achieve self-actualization, when you conquer one thing, you must move on to the next. Self-actualization does not require any tricks or tools. To reach this level, you need only to accept who you are and then take the steps necessary to becoming the best version of you that you can be.

Don't Look: She's Not Who You Think She Is

Marci Rich | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Nothing represents our true selves better than our clothes. They are fashion markers charting the evolution of our growth and (at the risk of getting all New-Age-y), our self-actualization.

Compare and Despair

Liana Gergely | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

How do you take off the "lack glasses" that are keeping you from the abundance of your own life? Keep the focus on you and practice gratitude. It's not about going into a comparison and being grateful because what you have is better than what the other person has.

Is Social-Actualization Replacing Self-Actualization?

Chip Conley | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Chip Conley

I propose we start imagining "social-actualization" at the top of the pyramid. We're moving from an era when "rugged individualism" was foundational to how we defined success to an era when collaboration is essential for both personal and societal success.

On Rebirth

Maggie Lyon | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Each pregnancy is different. For me this one in particular has been about unweaving and sweeping out some of the most nagging and difficult thought patterns and threads of my early life.

Rosh Hashanah And The Lord Of The Rings

Eitan Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Eitan Press

Crowning God as "King" is a hard concept for me to wrap my head around, and it's also one of the main psychological/spiritual/liturgical themes of Rosh Hashanah. So I have to turn to an unconventional source as a reference point.

Affirmations for Self-Actualization

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Self-actualization is the highest level of self growth where one reaches his actual self. It is a place of authenticity all humans can reach; it is when one acts in congruence with his true self, a real person who is authentic and does not limit himself to self-imposed images.

Soul-Talk: Are You Self-Actualizing Or Just Self-Conceptualizing?

Russell Bishop | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Who you truly are requires nothing abstract, nothing conceived in your mind. Rather, who you truly are stems from your depth of being, from your soul.

How Giving Helps Meet Our Basic Needs

Forbes | Posted 06.01.2012 | Impact

Type “Why Giving is good for you” into Google and you’ll get a myriad of results, mainly articles and studies outlining everything from how givi...

The Life Out Loud: Making New Dreams A Reality

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Did we really want to buy a house? No. It just had felt like what we should do. What we really wanted, what would make us truly happy, was not fitting ourselves into some prescribed mold but making our greatest dreams come true.

The Life Out Loud: Be Your Own Valentine

MeiMei Fox | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Happy Valentine's Day! Do those words make you shudder? Whether or not you belong to the 50 percent of the American population that is unmarried, it very well may. Like me, you may get turned off by the gluttonous commercialism of the occasion.

The Life Out Loud: Chip Conley's Emotional Equations

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Have you ever met someone for the first time and -- not in a romantic or sexual way -- inexplicably tumbled into a space-time vortex of pure human-to-human connection?