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Self Awareness

Why Leadership Matters: Managing Change

Stedman Graham | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stedman Graham

Loss is tough, but did you know that the hardest part of loss for most people is just the change? All change is loss, and even if it is the loss of a bad circumstance or an unwanted habit, loss causes grief.

How I Stopped Being a Victim to the 'Higher Plan'

Holly Sidell | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

have the power to choose to live our lives in each present moment. We have the power to choose to do nothing until we know what to do.

With a Conscience: 'Decisions, Decisions'

Claudia King | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudia King

Our passions are not realized nor developed until we're ready to receive them and handle them. We need advocacy and we need mentoring or support but no one needs to tell us what is right for our soul. We know in our hearts what is right and no one needs to tell us otherwise.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story Of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.

Reinventing Your Midlife Relationship -- With Yourself

Nancy Michaels | Posted 10.25.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Michaels

Unconditional love only happens between parent and child -- not spouses. Ok, I know this hurts. We want to believe in soul mates, true partners and the belief that regardless of what either of you do, love will prevail.

Never Forget, and Never Again

Paul Benjamin | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Paul Benjamin

The total population of Assyrians living in countries outside their native and indigenous homelands of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey outnumber those living in the original homelands by five to one. This is not by choice; rather, it is driven by ethnic persecution.

5 Ways to Find Your Authentic Self

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Harra

Influences from the outside world can easily nudge us away from our authentic being. But if we dig through our sophisticated, inner layers, we can unearth our truest self and allow it to guide us graciously through every one of life's twists and turns.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In ancient language of Sanskrit, the word sutra literally means a thread or string that holds things together. Metaphorically, it refers to an adage ...

How Could I Write a Book About Myself and Not Know It?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

Glory in the Morning gives parents a vehicle to share the power of being believed in and the realization that eyes aren't the only way we see with their children. Kids don't need my backstory to understand  the underlying message of the book.

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.

Are You a Bully?

Dr. Shelley Plumb | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Plumb

Have you ever felt defenseless at the hands of someone else? If so, how does it feel? Fear often sets in first, intimidation next; forced to submit, we often feel trapped. Trapped in a metaphorical cage with nowhere to run can be terrifying.

How To Kick The Feeling That You're Not Good Enough

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Facing impostor feelings can be challenging, but speaking with mentors, recognizing your personal expertise, using strategies to replace current negative habits with more positive, beneficial patterns will bring you to a more optimistic experience so you can enjoy your well-earned successes.

5 Things Ayurveda Wants You to Know About Yourself

Chara Caruthers | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chara Caruthers

Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days? The airwaves and interwebs are overflowing with pills, progr...

Stop Copying Me!

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Copycats cross those lines and boundaries, which make the friends they are copying often feel intruded upon and uncomfortable.

Why Out-of-Classroom Experiences Are Critical to Your College Education

Christie Garton | Posted 10.14.2014 | College
Christie Garton

With each passing year, it's getting increasingly more difficult for young professionals to stand out from the thousands of other graduates who have turned their tassels and entered the workforce. That's why college isn't all about what happens in the classroom.

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

Missteps in Resiliency (And Why They Might Be Good for You)

Rachel Verlik | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I'm starting to realize this is in iterative process -- there is no finish line or end game. I'm adjusting my resiliency journey to be more focused on awareness and forgiveness of missteps, because that is where the true resiliency shows up.

5 Steps to Making Difficult Decisions

Carla M. Holden | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla M. Holden

Few decisions in life are final. So take a deep breath and decide. Plus it helps to remember -- you can always change your mind.

The One Question to Ask When You Feel Stuck in Relationship

Amy Segreti | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Segreti

The thing that gets me into sticky spots in relationships is often in regards to freedom. I crave it, I grow from it, and I structure my life around it.

Confessions of a Recovering Emotional Baggage-Toting Drama Queen

Michelle Martin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Martin

I made a decision to start living my life more authentically, with increased transparency. I pursued this path because I was feeling an exorbitant amount of fragmentation and stress, and I determined that it was because I was wearing too many masks in my life. I had no place, and no space to just be me.

Trick-or-Treat in High Heels

Margaret Marshall | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Strengthen your control to set you in the right direction for smart eating during the entire holiday season. This is the start needed to continue into the heart of the holiday season, so you will be able to awake on New Year's Day feeling empowered.

Five Conditions for Sifting Social Fields

Otto Scharmer | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Otto Scharmer

What does it take to address the current crises of our time at the level of the source (as opposed to the level of the symptoms)? What it takes, we believe, is a journey--a journey on which the social field shifts from ego-system awareness (silo view) to eco-system awareness (seeing from the whole).

Life Isn't Perfect... And That's OK!

David Kanegis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Without realizing it we are constantly evaluating our own behavior, successes and "perceived" failures. This is how we have been conditioned. It's time for a change.

Coping When A Family Member Has Alzheimer's

KnowMore TV | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
KnowMore TV

Once a force of nature who routinely cooked so many hand-rolled perogies that the table sagged under their weight, now she sits in a daze, often staring at the television, completely unengaged in the world. She refuses to cook, knit or go for walks which used to be things she enjoyed.

2 1/2 Tips For A Happier Life... Start Today!

David Kanegis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Everyone wants to be happy! It's a primal desire that needs to be satisfied but rarely is completely attained. That's OK -- striving motivates us and leads to greater feelings of well-being.