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Self Awareness

Momentum for the New Year: Mindset Matters

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Gratitude for all those at The Huffington Post for offering the momentum for all of us, to travel as a readership, to expand by all the rich content o...

101 Things I've Learned So Far

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

I am not here to teach anybody anything. I am here to love and the love will do the teaching.

I Apologize for Existing

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Being me always conquers being perfect. I chose me. I chose well-being and that it wouldn't beat me again.

What I Learned From the Whole Obama Selfie Thing

Molly Reynolds | Posted 02.11.2014 | Women
Molly Reynolds

This whole situation has made me love Michelle Obama even more. Most of us have had something embarrassing like this happen to us. Well, you know, your date paying more attention to another person, NOT attending an iconic memorial with millions of people watching as it goes down.

Effective Leadership: 3 Ways to Come to Terms With Crying at Work

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Most people believe that being smart, capable, and competent doesn't necessarily equate to expressing feelings. The truth is that failure to verbally acknowledge difficult feelings is a barrier to true productivity, progress, and effective leadership in the workplace.

The Emotional Weight of the Holidays

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.

When Taking Care Of Yourself Becomes Stressful (And What To Do About It)

Caroline Zwick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline Zwick

Set yourself up for success by having your own back no matter what. That means that you need to be compassionate, kind and patient with yourself. That way you are creating the space for yourself to thrive, flourish and align with your true capacities.

The Simple Process That Will Lead To Better Mindfulness

Kripalu | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Often in the yoga world, you'll hear directions like, "Let it go," "Relax," "Breathe into it." These all sound lovely, but when I'm in a wound-up state, they strike me as abstract, unattainable, and a tad annoying. Let what go, where? Relax? Thanks, I'll get right on that. And breathe into what?

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

14 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our emotion...

Connecting Time: Make the Time to Connect With Others

Amanda Gore | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

A deep connection to work is wonderful if it doesn't disconnect you from others. It's even better if your connection to work connects you to others and offers them an opportunity to create their own connections in turn. This is not just great business; it keeps you alive!

Love a Wild One

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Love a wild one. Let her bewitch you, entrance you, bedazzle you, seduce you, mesmerize you, enchant you, and let her free you.

You Need to Wake Up!

Terri Cole | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Because when you are mindful, you are aware that you have choices. You can choose the words you use. You can choose the actions you take. When you are not mindfully awake, you are reacting all the time and trapped in an illusion that it is all happening to you.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 12 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (The Infusion Room)

James Stack | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"I ... find my strength in the beat of your heart." (Haley Westenra) I like to think of myself as someone whose heart goes out to those less fortunat...

When You Get to the Buffet, Don't Put It ALL on Your Plate

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Often when we feel we have a lot on our plates, it's about pleasing others, making them happy or doing what we are 'supposed to do.' Don't argue with me here. If you have kids, you fall into this pattern by accident and often.

At Thanksgiving, What's Your Life All About?

Judith Parker Harris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Judith Parker Harris

It's amazing how the struggle in your life will decrease when you realize life is not about you: It's about everyone in the world. Prejudice and bigotry will decline when sharing space becomes more important than 'my' space.

How To Be An Effective Problem Solver

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.

How To Identify The One Thing You Were Born To Do

Next Avenue | Steve Olsher | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Steve Olsher The following is an adaptation from What Is Your WHAT?, the new New York Times bestseller by Steve Olsh...

STUDY: Babies Have Self-Awareness From The Minute They're Born

Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents

By: By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer Published: 11/21/2013 12:10 PM EST on LiveScience With their uncoordinated movements and unfocused eyes, ...

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.

When It's Hard to Say "I'm Thankful" on Thanksgiving

Rabbi Yael Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Levy

This year as we gather for Thanksgiving, let's set an intention to treat ourselves and each other with care and, when faced with the question, "What am I thankful for?," let's notice the sensations and emotions that arise.

How to Use Feedback to Succeed in the Workplace

Sara Canaday | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

The concept is not new, and the value is real. So why do many well-intentioned professionals fail to take full advantage of this potential competitive edge?

The One Thing That's Preventing Your Growth

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

Would You Rather Be Perfect Or Happy?

Erin Cox | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Life is beautiful, breathtaking and lovely, but also complicated, messy and ugly at times. That's what is so amazing about our spirits' human experience! Without our struggle and pain, how would we fully experience and appreciate the beauty and joy?