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Self Awareness

How to Pinpoint Your Purpose

Polly Campbell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Purpose is not finite. It is not contained by a single duty or job description or activity. It is not limited by a single expression. While your purpose will probably remain the same throughout your lifetime, how you express it will shift and change dozens of times. Make room for that expansion.

Yes, Actually, You Are in Control

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

We can't control other people and we can't control our environment (we can create it, just not completely control it). The one thing over which we can exert, and maintain control of, is our self and the way we respond to any, and every, situation.

The Power of a Present Mind in Sports and in Life

Howard Falco | Posted 07.25.2014 | Sports
Howard Falco

A present mind is the doorway to the most powerful state of personal creation. However, to get there, each person going after their dream must be willing to self-reflect and make the necessary changes to become this new version of themselves.

When Your Heart Says, 'Hell No!' -- How to Step Out of a Bad Situation

Kristi Ling | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

Let go of what's not working. Be brave enough to move on. Make bold choices. It's okay if they're last minute, split second, or otherwise -- as long as you're following your inner-voice. Be audacious enough to ask the driver to stop the bus so you can jump off and see what adventures are waiting for you.

How to Ditch Fear and Get What You Need

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Finding the courage to ask for what I needed reminded me that most people, and certainly my husband, respond generously. And here's the kicker -- at the moment the openness it takes to ask for what you need comes together with that generosity, a beautiful bubble of abundance and gratitude is created.

How Mindfulness Makes You Powerful

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

If you find yourself seeking power so you can have more influence or a better advantage, or feel more in control, consider this: Power doesn't come from doing more, better or faster. Power comes from a state of presence. And mindfulness brings you there.

A Summer of 'Just Because'

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

Why am I writing this article? Just because I love to write, and I want to. Although I hope you like it, I can remind myself that at the end of the day my real friends are my own sense of happiness and inner peace, not your opinion or your Facebook like. And that's what I call a life of freedom.

Hacking the Mind Through Meditation

Craig Hunter | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Hunter

One way to promote healthy change is by engaging in regular brain-healthy habits. Using meditative processes to correct negative beliefs, bringing a sense of presence to your body and mind, and practicing mindfulness are all great examples of brain-healthy exercise.

Bethenny Frankel, You Are Not Being Funny

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

When your professional title is "Skinny Girl," of course wearing your 4-year-old's pajama set is going to spark controversy. Bethenny Frankel's fortune gets bigger as she "helps" women get physically smaller.

Get the Skinny on Skinny Girl Myths

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Fiona Finn

The truth is that skinny or fat equals an increased chance of cancer if you're not exercising. So, note to self, living a healthy lifestyle is really the new skinny. And you are beautiful, no matter what your size!

You Make Money. Money Doesn't Make You.

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Fiona Finn

There's a proverb that says that the real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money. And for me, no truer words have ever been spoken!

In Art and Life: Perfectionism is the Enemy

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

The more I've evolved as a person, the more I've embraced my humanity and know many of my character defects are simply survival skills gone awry. Unbeknownst to me, the more I accepted myself, the tighter I gripped my paintbrushes

Beijing, Brazil, 7-1: Awareness Shift in Soccer, Society

Otto Scharmer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Otto Scharmer

While in my heart I empathized with the feelings of the people from Brazil, a country I love and whose soccer I admire, I also felt joy in seeing the fruits of the Klinsmann/Low revolution in German soccer. The soccer they play today is a complete departure from the soccer German teams played prior to 2010 or 2006.

Camp Karma

Marnie Nir | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Marnie Nir

Seems it takes something to realize your "no" is simply a chicken's cluck, roll up your sleeves and head into exactly where your head tells you not to go, only to happily find out you've been 40 years wrong.

You: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

You are the greatest resource of all. You possess a deep collection of unique and most likely untapped resources that can help you in your personal relationships, your business success, your health and wealth.

5 Quotes to Fuel Your Inner Entrepreneur

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.10.2014 | Small Business
Rupa Mehta

My journey has had its ups and downs, but no matter what is happening with my business, I always find a way to connect back to what fueled me at the beginning of my journey and what continue to inspire me now.

Why Our Need for Closure Makes Us Selfish

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Travis Rivera

The ending of any kind of relationship can be difficult but I am a firm believer that every season ends so that something more beautiful can bloom. View every ending as an opportunity to start over, renewed, with a clean slate.

9 Undeniable Warning Signs That Your Inner-Bitch Is Around

Leanne Ellington | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leanne Ellington

We've all had run-ins with the internal naysayers, the limiting beliefs, or those inner-critics that keep us from showing up as our best selves. It's ...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Space Around Thoughts -- Mind the Gap

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life. Running here and there. Preoccupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time pass...

7 Valuable Life Lessons From a Failed Relationship

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Mo Seetubtim

We all look at failure, be it in love or business, as a negative thing. But if we turn the glass around and look at it from another perspective, all these failures are essential and are the springboard to the success we have today.

Number One Way to Not Forget Your Child in the Car? Be More Present

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

I am definitely not a perfect parent. Sometimes things slip my mind, but I can assure you I never forget my kids in the car. So, my solution and challenge for all parents: Be more present. Be better. Thrive. Hold yourself accountable to be more aware so things like this do not happen.

Divorced? 4 Valuable Life Lessons to Master Now

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.02.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Forgiveness is the gift you give to yourself. It's not for or about the other person. It releases you from the pain of staying bound up in the past. Blaming yourself or your former spouse serves no purpose in reinventing your life. It holds you back from enjoying today.

5 Ways to Live a Happier Life as an Empath

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

You are tired, drained, and very emotional these days. You find yourself crying when returning from the grocery store for no valid reason and wanting ...

How to Put Experience Back Into 'Consumer Experience'

Bob Deutsch | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Bob Deutsch

"Consumer experience" is one of the big buzzwords in today's marketing lexicon. But what does it really mean and what comprises consumer experience?

5 Things We Took for Granted as a Child

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Sometimes it's good to stop everything else in the world for a few days, a week, or a month, and start embracing your inner child. Let your mind run free. Engage in this on a regular basis.