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Self Awareness

What You Think Is What You Get: Seeing Our True Beauty

Sydney Craig | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Sydney Craig

Recently I had a day where I went from being unhappy with what I saw in the mirror to loving what I was seeing within hours. Obvi­ously I don't think that my body actually phys­i­cally changed in such a short time frame, but it sure felt like it.

Brain Push-Ups? A 5 Minute Mental Workout

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This five-minute routine is like doing a set of push-ups for your brain -- no props necessary except pen and paper, Blackberry or your writing utensil of choice. Results will be guaranteed if you're honest in your answers, diligent with your form and you practice in the right setting.

When 'Going With The Flow' Feels Impossible

Daniel Scott | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

Going with the flow is easy, especially when that current feels great. The challenge is learning how to drop into a positive flow when half-swept away in a riptide of epic misfortune. No, life, I'm not waving. I'm drowning.

A Formula For Trusting Your Inuition

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Intuition offers a direct line to your life force, and also, as I experience it, to a divine intelligence. We can't afford to remain deaf to intuition's messages. Its expertise is energy; its job is to know every nuance of what makes you tick.

Be in Love With the Way You Eat

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

The jig is up. There is no one specific eating plan or program that will work for everyone. There's no diet or exercise program that will save us all. We all look, feel and live differently, so what makes us think that we can get healthy using the same template?

Is It Possible to Have Empathy Without Being Patronizing?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Hobbes

I do this all the time, explain away a person's appearance and actions. I try really hard to give people the benefit of the doubt when they snap at their kids in public, cut me off in traffic, refuse to give up their seat to an old person on the train.

Becoming Sensitive to Life

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

What we detect of the world outside -- not to mention all our interior processes, phases, and workings -- is only a tiny fraction of what is there.

Do You Want to Loosen the Grip of Fear?

Helene Lerner | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

If you suppress a goal you really want to achieve out of fear, it can create added stress. I have learned through much trial and error to take the risk. Here are some of the ways I have learned to move forward -- despite my fears.

Making Sense of Scent

Renata Helfman | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Renata Helfman

My nose became more sophisticated as I learned and experimented with different oils and notes, and now I have a few favorites that call to me depending on how I am feeling on any given day.

10 'Beliefs' That Are Holding You Back

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

If you are stuck "doing the right thing" while sacrificing what you want, your beliefs about how you "should" act may be holding you back.

The Life Whisperer

Lisa Arends | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

I started watching The Dog Whisperer about a year after my sudden divorce. Much to my surprise, I learned even more about myself from Cesar Millan than I did about my dog.

On Embracing Change: Openness vs. Vulnerability

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

In October of last year, I was no longer able to deny a long-developing internal shift, and promptly left my rather high-powered career to figure out what my next passion was. Walking out of the office that day with no real plan, I'd never been more scared. Now, I've never been more liberated.

Why the 'Right' One Comes at the 'Wrong' Time

Pamela Dussault | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

A soulmate walks in. At the worst possible time -- or so you may think. Your soul knows it's exactly the right time. Your soul knows it's time for a change, which sooner or later you won't be able to deny.

The Upside Of Rejection

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

Rejection tends to turn us inward in a negative way -- causing us to feel unworthy, flawed, not good enough, unlovable, frustrated, confused, angry, sad, etc. -- which can get us painfully bogged down in paralyzing self criticism.

On Letting Go: 'Nothing Changes Until You Do'

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As the saying goes, "The roots create the fruits." This means that it's our job to focus on our own growth, development, and internal transformation -- and in so doing, we put ourselves in the best possible position to create the kind of change we truly want.

To Love Yourself: What Does that Mean?

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

When there isn't much love in my world, I've learned to take a look within myself. For, when I love me, then you become my neighbor... and the world becomes a neighborhood.

How Two Minutes of 'Power Posing' Can Make You More Confident

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

There are two techniques to help you quiet mental clutter and become more powerful. Before a high-stakes interaction, go into the bathroom and spend two minutes in front of the mirror doing the following.

Mad As Hell: Is Positive Thinking Bad for Women?

Julie Gray | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Julie Gray

What happens to women when we do not embrace our own duality? Where does the dark side go if we aren't allowed, by society -- or worse, by ourselves -- to express it?

Are You Letting Your Heart Sing? 5 Tips For Opening Up

Judith Johnson | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

As a life coach, I often find myself working on the same bottom line with clients -- are you letting your heart sing? This is a powerfully loaded question that deserves some unpacking here.

Simple Truth to Love, Security and Recognition

Jeff Cannon | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

The simple truth is that happiness is not found in having all the love, security and recognition you can possibly have. It is found by balancing those three ideals based on who you are, based on your own needs.

Why We Should Be Grateful For The Things We Don't Have

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We are trained to be grateful for getting the things we want, but we can and need to become equally grateful for the things that we don't get, and the wonderful and unexpected opportunities and gifts that those absences bestow upon us.

Hiding From Others... and From Ourselves

Eldon Taylor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

Remember, the greatest form of brainwashing is simply repetition. For some people, the repetition is within their own inner talk and thus, over and over, the negative is reinforced again and again. You can choose to stop that today, and I urge you to do so.

Labels Work Best on Soup Cans

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

It didn't really matter what we called ourselves though, because everyone knew what the names really meant. Everyone knew they really meant top, middle or bottom. We all knew exactly what was being done. We were being labeled.

How To Tell The Difference Between A True Calling And A Whim

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

We're all put here with different personalities, passions and skills. If you feel called to make art, then you were put here to make art. If you feel called to write, record, build, design, speak or explore, then you were put here to do just that.

How To Boost Your Confidence -- Instantly

Helene Lerner | Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

Second-guessing and doubting ourselves can be deadly. It kills our enthusiasm for embarking on a big project, getting involved in a new relationship, and the list goes on. When doubting yourself rears its ugly head, here are ways to put down the monster.