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The Power of Self-Awareness

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

Women are not anti-men for we need both genders to balance our world in a more productive and responsible way .We are also not the weaker sex... or let's say gender... we just have a more balanced way of thought

Your Friends Are Dying

Zach Dean | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Perspective is a funny, fleeting thing, and the lens in which we view our world is ever changing. Often we stumble upon a perspective we like -- a perspective of playfulness, appreciation, or positivity -- and it transforms our whole world for a few moments.

Healing Vigilante: How Did You Grow From 9/11?

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

How does one process the vicarious tension and trauma picked up in those moments, even if just seeing it in the news?

The Power of Passion

Rob White | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The impassioned person wastes no time on trivialities, never blames others for mistakes he makes, and gets excited about experimenting with new methods of achieving his goal. It's a fancy-hearted and fact-finding endeavor to live with passion.

Why You Can't Stand To Be Alone -- And How To Learn To Love It

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living

For many of us, the idea of being alone conjures up a sense of dread. Maybe it’s the sense of boredom, or the feelings of isolation, or being forced...

How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Although certain phases pass more smoothly than others, recognizing the tides of life grants us the inner fortitude to confront our circumstances with awareness and acceptance. After all, hope is a simple reminder that momentary sorrow is a prelude to lasting joy.

What CERT Training Taught Me About Healthy Living

Tim McDonald | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

We learned that if we saw an X with a square around it, we should not enter. It's unsafe. If your job is to help search for others and you get hurt and can no longer search, how much help would you be? It's taken me years to realize this lesson applies to how we take care of ourselves in our own lives.

Oprah, Are You Listening?

Melanie Young | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

When people say you should be doing this or that, how does it make you feel? Do you take it as a compliment or criticism or neither? And how do you respond?

It's Not About You

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

Too many businesses, even artists, view people as a means to an end -- a vehicle that can help them reach fame or fortune. Their selfishness is easily detected.

Brand Is Out, You Are In -- Who Are You?

Susan Kerr | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Susan Kerr

So I get it. We don't like the word brand. It sounds like we are selling ourselves. No one likes that. Nope. We don't like it.

Deepak Chopra's 'Future of God,' Part Three

Alex Kip | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." -- Robert H. Schuller Okay so now we've expanded our awareness and explored meditation, great! B...

10 Free Ways You Can Find Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

You are lovable and worth loving. The fear that you are not is false -- shine a light on it and eradicate it! Keep working on it, until you do believe it and the fear has gone!

3 Keys for College Women to Stay Empowered

Janet Larson | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Janet Larson

As young women begin college with anticipation and enthusiasm, these are a few of the roadblocks that too often sabotage the empowered and joyful experience they so deserve in this new chapter in their lives.

30 Years of Solitude: Spending My Summer at Home

Lianna Serko | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

When my parents left for a short jaunt to the shore in the middle of the summer, I exulted in the freedom their absence would lend me. But what ensued stunned me.

Knowing What You Don't Want

Laura Stepp | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Laura Stepp

What if a romantic partner treats you badly? Depending on your alternatives, it may be time to abandon the relationship, and "tuck away" for the future what you've learned about the traits you seek and the characteristics you know you can't accept.

On Stripping Away The 'Fat' Label And Dancing Naked

Amanda Trusty | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Amanda Trusty

See, although we've grown up being told otherwise, I've learned that it's OK to find happiness in our journey along the way, instead of waiting until we are perfect to finally be happy.

12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

Alexandra Harra | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

These lessons aren't part of any class curriculum. They are taught between the lines -- picked up through pain and need and faulty action. They are unwavering truths of life we often forget but more often dismiss.

The Power of Coming Back to Joy and How it Can Help You at Work

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

Let's remind ourselves of a simple fact: Joy is our birthright. Joy is not an externality. It's not something we can afford to dip into when time or bandwidth permit. It is a cornerstone of our power as influencers, visionaries and creative agents of change.

Attention: The Most Basic Form of Love

Tara Brach | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Attention is the most basic form of love. By paying attention, we let ourselves be touched by life, and our hearts naturally become more open and engaged.

Essential Steps to Success in Life

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 08.14.2014 | Impact
Anush Kostanyan

We only have to seize them and be open for accepting the amazing gifts of life. The steps below will help you go forward to your greatest dreams and feel the glory of true success.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century University

Otto Scharmer | Posted 08.14.2014 | Education
Otto Scharmer

Summing up the problem: higher education is overpriced, out of touch, and outdated in both curriculum and purpose. The solution? The solution is beginning to emerge in many places today.

You Get What You Pay For and Other Life Lessons of Rarely Putting Yourself First

Amanda Magee | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

Every time I buy something that doesn't make our lives easier or make one of us experience a lasting sense of pleasure or contentment, I'm wasting and socking away fuel for future resentment. I am ready to end the cycle.

5 Lessons on Sharing

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

If kindness is a trait we want our children to embrace, we have to model it. We have to be conscious of how we treat others, what we say about them and how we respond when we're hurt.

8 Things You Can Do to Practice Self-Acceptance

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Remember, what you practice, you get better at. When you chose to practice self-acceptance, compassion, and kindness toward yourself and others, you'll cultivate peace, courage, and joy. That's a habit worth getting good at!