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Self Awareness

Presence Leads to Excellence and Humor

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Excellence comes from being present to ourselves and our surroundings. And if we are truly paying attention, we will find gems of hidden humor as well. That's what it means to Do it Well and Make it Fun.

The Difference Between Your Higher Self and Your False Self

Luminita Daniela Saviuc | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Luminita Daniela Saviuc

Promise yourself to focus on the good that is present in you and all around you. By doing so, you will eventually get back to yourself, back to being authentic and back to living a blissful, abundant and loving life.

How To Be More Self-Aware

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

I do know that awareness can be taught, it can be learned, it can be discovered, but I'm not sure that it can ever be arrived at. In other words, it's a gradual unpeeling where you never get to the core.

It Is Really About Self-Acceptance

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

What would be possible for you if you embraced all of you -- your memories and your forgetfulness-bringing them together into the present moment? How would that be?

The Weight of a Secret

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Whether that secret crush is creating fear and insecurity or a secret habit is stirring up guilt, secrets come with a cost that more often than not far outweighs the benefit. So what is this cost? Added emotional weight that pulls you down emotionally and physically.

5 Reminders To Be Kinder To Yourself

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Self-criticism leads to negative thought patterns, self-doubt, and anxiety, which in turn can wreak havoc on the heart and the immune system, and prevent us from leading the lives that we truly deserve.

The Very Best Version of You

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

Sometimes in life we become someone we never imagined possible or that we never knew we were, even though we have always been that person from the very day we were created.

Simple Kindness

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

When we approach everything with kindness, it all gets a little easier to bear -- the good, the bad and ugly.

The Sadness in Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project

Galit Breen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Galit Breen

"Behind you," he says, his voice shorter than his meaning. He closes the oven with a bare foot, his hot-pad wrapped fingers gripping a baking dish. He...

The Future of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness.

Cora Neumann: Sometimes, It's Good to Breathe

Cora Neumann | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Cora Neumann

In order to move our powerful and important work to the next level, we must remember to breathe. To contemplate. To take a step back and critically analyze our progress, approach and the level of thoughtful engagement we are giving to our work and mission.

Desire Is Not Bad

Jeff Cannon | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Desire is not the enemy to a happy and balanced life. It is not a roadblock to experiencing a higher self. In fact, desire can often be the driver for all that greater awareness and consciousness we so often seek.

The Polarizing Effect of Your Inauthentic Self and Why It's Keeping You Lonely

Dana Clark | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

It's not easy to write about intimacy.  Who we let our hearts speak to isn't something that can be instructed with words.  True intimacy is as dynamic, and sometimes elusive as our own self.

7 Tips For Becoming Your Most Genuine Self

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

How can we identify and overcome the old characteristics and attitudes within ourselves that hurt us in our lives today? How can we separate what is us and what is a repetition of someone else? Here are some fundamental ways to become the real you.

The Price of One Negative Thought

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Positive thinking is a good thing. But without being vigilant about the power of negative thinking, all the good thoughts in the world will not defeat negativity if you give it space to flourish.

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.