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Self Awareness

Finding Mr. Right: No Guarantees, But We Can Load the Dice!

David Kanegis | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

How many relationships in which you have invested weeks, months or years have turned out a waste of time at best and at worst, a disaster?

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...

What Are You Projecting Onto the Movie Screen of Your Mind?

Maria Portas | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

This world that we live in is really the movie screen of your mind. Whatever it is that you think and feel will be projected onto the vision of your ...

GPS for the Brain

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Meia Chita-Tegmark

The idea that all the richness of experience, of learning, loving and being could be reduced to patterns of neural firing was more than unintuitive to me, it was downright appalling.

Operation Baby Lift: The Story Behind the Story

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

Half a world away one man hears what happened and decides he has to do something about it. He is not about to wait the ten days the government says it will take to mount a relief effort.

7 Steps To Raising Stellar, Successful, Self-Sufficient Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Self-awareness is at the core of emotional intelligence and is crucial to your children reaching their academic and personal goals throughout their lives.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

7 Ways to Cleanse Yourself Daily of Negative Energy Absorption (NEA)

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Image credit: atic12 / 123RF Stock Photo Warning: Negative Energy Absorption* is a serious condition that occurs with every human on a daily basis. ...

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

The Direct Path to Self-Awareness

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The hidden power of the shadow. "You can learn more about yourself in a week in a marriage than you can meditating for 10 years in a cave." -- Step...

How I Finally Learned to Stop Judging Myself

Denise Ullem | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Denise Ullem

Each time I come to my mat I am amazed at how long it takes me to join my physical body in the present. And once I am fully present in that stark yoga studio, tears often come.

Redefining Success for Those Who Dream Big

Audrey Cheng | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Audrey Cheng

Not everyone has dreamt big or even needs to, but for those that do, it's a real shame to see aspirations and talents go to waste because people are too afraid to recreate their own definition of success outside of the one given to us by society.

The Top 10 Signs You Might Be a Taker

Adam Grant | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Evidence shows that we think we're superior to others in every domain: We believe we're smarter, more attractive, more likable, and more skilled at a wide range of tasks, from math to leadership. For a long time, I hoped these narcissistic tendencies wouldn't extend to the domain of giving and helping. I was wrong.

30 Things I've Learned Before My 30th Birthday

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

Being gentle and kind are the ultimate virtues. To everyone I've encountered in these 30 years, because I knew you, I have been changed for good and humbled by it all.

Healing Vigilante: 7 Ways to Stay in Your Authentic Self

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded. -- Pabbie the Grandfather Troll from the movie Frozen. What is your "authentic ...

My Day as a Test Case for Self-Compassion

Kellie Edwards | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

My day started badly. I had an important international interview for our mindfulness4mothers project at 7 a.m. My husband was interstate so I had o...

3 Things I Stopped Doing, When I Started Doing What I Love

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

When I let go of the number on the scale, my mind started to relax and my body began to open in ways I had never experienced. The way I feel determines the weight of my worth. The number of my weight has no significance any longer.

10 Things To Stop Telling Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

Words are powerful, especially when you put emotion behind them. Remember, what you give out comes back to you. Speak words of faith and hope.

The 4 Kinds Of Love You'll Experience

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Love relationships play critical roles in our lives. But perhaps our most difficult task lies in disentangling the emotional knot to reveal the core function of our relationship. Detaching ourselves from our feelings just enough to assess the authenticity of our relationship can make a world of a difference in the quality of love we give and gain.

Are YOU Creating a Cherished Life?

Rose Tafoya | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Tafoya

When you begin to show up and are present in everything you do, your daily cherished moment's list will be endless. Cherished moments can be as simple as drinking a Chai Latte in bed while reading the newspaper to spending time with your favorite people.

How Would Others Describe You? Intelligent, Emotionally Intelligent or Both?

Sara Canaday | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Our perceptions of other people are more rooted in emotion than intellect. So what does that mean for team members and leaders who want to be seen as competent, effective, and high-performing?

What You Need To Know About Relationships And Depression

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

While you certainly don't have to pretend that everything is roses, I suggest trying to identify things about yourself, about dating, or about your life that you do like, in order to help you reframe your mindset.

Would You Wish Your Life on Your Children?

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

Childhood isn't easy. And it's a whole lot harder when parents are counting on their children to make them happy -- with a good grade, a positive attitude, a full social calendar, a home run at the game, a scholarship, great SAT scores and perfect attendance.

Sanctuary or Escape? What Are You Creating With Your Spiritual Practice?

Beth Green | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Needing sanctuary doesn't imply that we should isolate from people. On the contrary, to be emotionally healthy and make sound choices, we need connection to others. We need to feel love, so that we may feel both more calm and yet emboldened to be more honest or courageous.

The Neuroscience of Learning to Trust Yourself

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

If we can learn to intentionally pay attention to our moments of vulnerability, without judgment, and meet it with a curious and caring awareness. We condition the natural ability to trust and rely on ourselves. But like anything, it takes intention, attention and practice.