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Self Awareness

8 Reasons Why 'Being Present' Is A Good Idea

Pragito Dove | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

The key here is that we approach this practice with gentleness and kindness. Each time we recognize thinking and come back into the present moment, we are planting a seed of awareness. We are creating a new habit -- a new way of being in the world.

Why the Muffin Top Deserves a Grand Comeback

Alison Shulman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Shulman

How much is enough? How much should we consume each day when presented with more than we can handle? And should we always leave something on the plate? What will you leave on your plate today?

The Joker

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Esther Crispe

All it takes is one good card. One good card has the potential to win over other good cards. And from that one step, that other foot is so much more likely to follow.

Who Wants to Write?

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

As writers, it's important to know that "what" you write and "why" you do so will surely express "who" you are. Perhaps, that's why the APA session on writing was so powerful and pertinent for psychiatrists, and the rest of us.

Rainbows In Her Head: My Daughter the Self-Dresser

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Kimann Schultz

From toddlerhood on, Hannah dressed herself in eclectic ensembles pulled out of drawers the moment she was able to reach into them. Every outfit is a fashion statement by a girl who has not yet been burdened with the filter of fitting in.

Enjoy Now

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The present moment is continually passing away, so if you try to hold onto it in any way -- such as by remembering it or forming ideas about it -- you are no longer in the present. Therefore, relax. Open to this moment. Not planning, not worrying, not lost in thought.

What Is the True Meaning of Inspiration?

R. Kay Green | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

Understand that you can be an inspiration to others, no matter what you feel you have or have not achieved. Even if you feel that you have not yet reached the endpoint, and even if you feel like you have reached a low point, you have the ability to inspire.

Learn to Exit Your Emotional Roller Coaster

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

If you've been dieting -- or trying to get yourself not to eat this and that -- for the past however many years, it's going to be very normal for you to experience extreme mental states around food or exercise, and weight loss.

We're Only Ever Being Walked Home, an Unexpected Journey from Head to Heart

Shayne Traviss | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Shayne Traviss

As we moved across the corral towards the children I briefly looked around to see which child I wanted to work with and was quickly reminded of my intent, "let go" and when I did the child chose me.

My Body Knows the Way: My Experience With a Juice Cleanse

Robin Hoffman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

After years and years of school, research, reading, doctor advice, nutrition school, spiritual psychology school, and my own journey, I decided to check in with my body, slow down a bit, and see what was what.

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

Jeannine Walston | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Integrative cancer care does not only include medical visits and treatments. In combination with necessary conventional cancer treatments and other integrative therapies addressing the entire body, cancer patients need to use self-care daily.

Bishops Should Act With Humanity And Charity

Rev. Marie Siroky | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. Marie Siroky

Recent pastoral letters and press conferences from Roman Catholic Bishops are demonstrating an increasing intolerance for other faiths and beliefs. These statements suggest that individual Catholics are not capable of knowing the strength of their own personal faith.

Impediments to Creativity

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

To make creativity work for you it's important to nurture your creativity, learn how to discern great ideas from ephemeral ones, consciously create a container for your thoughts, keep focused until you see the idea through and take responsibility and value your ideas.

The 5 Things You Should Never Do When You Apologize

Noah St. John | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Want to know the right way to apologize -- and the wrong way? Watch this interview I did recently, and I'll give you five simple steps to apologize correctly.

Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.

What My Dad Learned In Prison

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Quite often we find new meaning and strength where we least expect it. Quite often it lies waiting for us to discover. We simply have to look within ourselves.

The Healing Powers Of Love

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Love is a strong emotion, representing human kindness, compassion, and deep affection. Love is unselfish and benevolent. Love is pure. Love is self-directed and directed toward others. Most importantly, love is a vital component for the health of your heart, body, mind and soul.

Decoding the Educational System to Generate Leadership Agility

Willow Dea | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Willow Dea

The cost of not transforming our education system is far too high. The self-esteem and passion of a generation could be squandered, while the economics of our current predicament speak for themselves.

Leave Your Title at the Door, Then Remove the Door From Its Hinges

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

What new title do YOU want to see on your next business card? What name more creatively describes what you really do at work?

Why You're Not Getting The Credit You Deserve

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When an organization (or an individual) makes a big, expensive and embarrassing mistake, it attracts loads of attention. But do you know what almost never attracts the attention it deserves? When things go the way they are supposed to.

When You Get Back in the Saddle Again, Expect to Fall

Holly Sidell | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

I decided to dip my toe back into the water... and belly-flopped instead. I had set myself up to fail because I had set unreasonable expectations in place.

How To Practice Spiritual Nutrition (For Your Heart)

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

There are so many articles written every single day about health and nutrition. There is this diet and that diet and one philosophy after another about what to eat and when to eat it and how far apart to space meals and good fats and bad fats -- and the list goes on.

How I Got Over Turning The Big 5-0

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Marcia DeSanctis

Now that it's behind me, I can say that the only bad thing about turning 50 is, well, turning 50.

The Only Kind Of Love You Need

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Having self-love makes you more resilient and able to bounce back from a stumble. It really is the cornerstone to allowing your dreams to come alive, to attracting healthy relationships, and to living a full life.

Want Inner Fitness?

Tina Lifford | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tina Lifford

In all your years of schooling from kindergarten to whatever year you completed, did you ever take one course that taught you how to navigate the hurts, dramas, traumas, upsets and disappointments that come with life?