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Self Awareness

Darkness Illuminated

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

With the winter solstice come and gone, those of us who live in the northern hemisphere can now expect increasingly longer days and shorter nights. I...

Learning to Let Go

Lisa Duncan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Duncan

Yet, letting go can also be freeing, and full of new surprises.  So what if it gets messy or feels awkward for a bit? Each time you choose to let go, you build up the trust you need in yourself to be better the next time.

Superego on Steroids: Standing Up to New Year's Resolutions

Mindy Utay | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

After the holidays are over, we are not quite ready to stop and take a breath, as there is one more item on most people's to-do lists: making New Year's resolutions.

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

Everything You Should Know About Bereavement at Christmas

Jenny Florence | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

For most people family relationships are the most challenging in our lives, so it's not surprising that if we are in a place of profound loss and vulnerability then spending time with family members at Christmas may trigger some complex emotional responses.

Self Discovery: Yes!

Eve Beck | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eve Beck

Self Discovery - YES! During this holiday season of happiness, comfort and joy, I thought I'd share a discovery that's given me, and those I care mo...

Reduce Stress Now: Three Easy Steps

David Kanegis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kanegis

Most of us feel stressed but often don't realize how greatly it affects us. You've just begun a journey towards self-awareness. This insight will guide you to a more peaceful and centered life.

The Power of This Moment

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

Personally, I find this message quite refreshing -- one that cuts to the chase in today's multi-tracking, information-overloaded world. Here is someone not claiming to have the answer, but boldly asserting that we all have the answer.

Soul Search: Why Pope Francis Is Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We have this conundrum of who has a soul and who goes to heaven because the basic premise on the question is rather absurd. The concept of a soul is fatally flawed, just as is the idea of dualism.

Believing in Santa

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

Receiving toys and opening presents is great, but it's fleeting and only a small piece of the big picture. Santa reminds us to reconnect to our childlike awareness so that we notice the love and magic in our everyday lives.

Learning Compassion Through Human Connection

Julie Barnes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Julie Barnes

I often wonder how much more compassionate our world would be if we took the time to connect through story, instead of being consumed with the latest piece of technology.

Sharpen Your Influence, Strengthen Your Leadership

Austin Schneider | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Austin Schneider

Growing up, I'm sure you heard the expression, "If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you go too?" Time and time again we were told not to be a negative influence on others, and to choose friends who would be a positive influence.

Do You Make Others Your Higher Power?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One of the things I always tell my clients is, "Don't give your authority away to me. Don't assume that I know more about you than you do, or more abo...

A Journey Toward Increasing Self Awareness and Gratitude

Martin Berusch | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Berusch

I'm grateful that dog was there with me that day. I don't know if he was the catalyst or spark that led me to my higher self-awareness, or if he just happened to be there at the "right" time. All I know is that that that early morning at Juhu Beach was a momentous occasion for me.

The Hands of Time

Robin Korth | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I wasn't planning on getting old. Do any of us? But into my future I must go. So, with my heart open and my spirit very curious, I am walking full-wide and brave into this next great adventure of my life. I'm walking into the hands of time.

Why I Don't Want to Be a Kardashian

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

I realized that, as women, our first instinct is to personalize the best qualities of another female upon ourselves; we "wish" we had the lips of Angelina Jolie and the eyes of Megan Fox. This, in turn, leads us to neglect the beauty we already possess.

How Breath and Meditation Transformed My Life

Seema Kalra | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Seema Kalra

I adjusted the snorkeling gear to fit my mouth so that I could breathe with ease. In the clear blue waters of the Pacific near the Molokini Crater in Maui, I saw a paradise of fish and coral.

On Erasing the Worst Five Minutes of Each Day

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Shpilberg

This way the worst five minutes of each day turn into the best five minutes of each day, shining a bright neon sign that says "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" on the areas that need more attention for us to grow into self-aware, conscious, grateful people that embody loving kindness.

Designing Your Ideal Life

Becky Lynn Smith | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Becky Lynn Smith

The reason success is so elusive is that we fail to define for ourselves what will truly make us happy. We get caught up in society's definition of what success should look like. We don't take time to reflect and think about what success should look like or feel like for us.

Guide to Getting Uncomfortable With Race

Fiona Teng | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Fiona Teng

After you've become familiar with your own racial biases, first and foremost, accept yourself for them. Wherever you come from, whatever your background, you have been taught that those racial biases are true. The true test of your character will be how you practice unlearning them.

Open Secret

Paula Vital | Posted 12.10.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Paula Vital

As I continue my path of self-discovery, I would love to share it with you. Most of all, I offer you my hand as you set upon your own path. It will be a challenging ride, but the best adventure of your life.

Why We Should All Be Obsessed With Consignment Stores

Heather Spires | Posted 12.09.2014 | Style
Heather Spires

Ummmm...aren't used clothes--I don't know--used? Yes--yes they are, but I swear consignment store shopping can change your life. Well, maybe not like Hallelujah! kind of life change but certainly one that will shake up your closet and make you smile.

I Almost Died Twice -- Talk About Perspective

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

As we gain experience, our perspective matures, our insight into what is truly important, matures. But we can accelerate that; we should accelerate that. And it doesn't take shocks to the system to do that.

These Things Terrify Me

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cassani Adams

Instead of expanding the fear, we expand our awareness, we let go of some our defensiveness and righteousness. We learn to stop fighting who we are, to stop numbing the voices in our head, and instead learn to accept and cohabitate with these pieces of ourselves.

5 Whys of Meditating Daily and Being More Mindful

Irina Jordan | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Irina Jordan

Meditation helps you be more self-aware and socially aware in your personal and professional life. Both of these are powerful tools for cultivating meaningful relationships, being creative and making better decisions. Meditating daily will strengthen your willpower muscle, too.