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Self Awareness

7 Steps to Making and Keeping Resolutions

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

There is something about the anticipation of a new year that gives us a clean slate and prompts us to recommit to improving ourselves. Use that energy to jumpstart your transformation.

Lucky or Proud to Be a Minority in College

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.16.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In my opinion, a great deal can be made as to why minorities feel "lucky" to be here and why others feel "proud." Without realizing, this perspective has created a social racial inferiority complex that has hit the stratosphere of student interaction at Penn.

On Lightening Up: Tips To Take The Weight Off Your Shoulders

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What's in your own backpack? If you're like most of us, you've got too many items on each day's to-do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements with other people. And too many worries, guilts, and regrets.

Rid The Personal Put-Downs That Live In Your Head: Here's How

Tommy Rosen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

The loving, consistent support of family and friends is part of the reason people find peace and happiness in this life. It makes sense that we have to exorcise from our mind-body system the negative words left there by others.

Be Careful What You Ask For

Rob White | Posted 02.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

If we examine our motivations and are truly mindful, then we'll end up with what we authentically want instead of something we hope will fill the holes in our hearts.

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Pausing is an introductory mindfulness practice, but it offers a feasible and practical technique with which to start. Over time, training attention and awareness enhance cognitive functioning and contribute to emotional balance.

B Is for Balance

Andrea Wachter | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

When we achieve a balance on the outside with our schedules, we can make time and room to strive for an internal balance with kind self-talk, and to learn how to be more relaxed, accepting, content, and present.

The Brilliance of Meditation

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Even though meditation is something that's in my wheelhouse, I've already begun to feel profound changes. The most immediate change is that I've started meditating twice a day -- something I've wanted to try for a while but have never gotten around to doing.

Mindfulness, Dorothy, and that Yellow Brick Road: 5 Hot Treasure-Hunting Tips

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

These simple tools can help us get started on the ultimate treasure hunt, where self-awareness and self-acceptance reign, and conscious choices begin rocking our world, rather than the more common suffering-is-all mindset.

Holiday Spirit Getting You Down? Try Holiday Spirituality Instead

Roger S. Gottlieb | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Roger S. Gottlieb

The greatest gift of the season -- more precious than a 67 inch flat screen or a new iPhone -- would be your own practice of these spiritual virtues. They would bring you some honest, long-lasting and genuine pleasure, and make you a lot more fun to be around for everyone else.

You Are the Best Holiday Present

Randy Taran | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

This season, consider that you are the Secret Santa, and what you give every day makes you fabulous not only during the holidays, but all year long. The best present is your presence and the best gift you could ever give is your authentic self.

Ditch the Inner Scrooge

Rob White | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Give your inner Scrooge the boot and give yourself the gift of honoring yourself by upgrading your model of reality, whether it's a better relationship, better health, better anything that you deserve. That's a gift that truly keeps on giving.

The Simple Truth About Simple Acts

Joshua Estrin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joshua Estrin

At a time when we hear so much about what people are not doing and what people need to do to act responsibly, I offer my simple truth. Uncomplicated gestures move mountains and deserve to be acknowledged.

Are You Living Your Own Life, Or Someone Else's?

Rob White | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Choose freedom. Dare to think for yourself. Your very choice is an expression of affection for the true you. I think Alan Watts would agree there is no more noble act than to elevate your consciousness above the roar of what others have to say, so you can hear what you have to say.

Eckhart Tolle Shares His Aha Moment With Oprah

OWN | Posted 12.08.2012 | OWN

This season on "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah spoke with New York Times bestselling author Eckhart Tolle. It had been four years since their groundbreakin...

Can You Think Yourself Thin?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

Self-awareness is the key to long-term weight loss and weight maintenance. That means paying attention to what we think, what we put into our bodies and how we feel. If these thoughts are below the conscious level, then we can do nothing to change them.

City of Lonely Angels

Lisa Haisha | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Haisha

What can you do if you're lonely in Los Angeles during the holiday season? You should shift your focus off your own loneliness by volunteering your time to help others.

Best Holiday Career Gifts for Yourself

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.02.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Designing your career destiny takes courage, strength and commitment. As you look to celebrate all that you've accomplished in 2012, consider the following gifts to yourself that cost nothing but are truly priceless.

Hooked? How To Kick An Internet Addiction

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Although there's no official diagnosis for Internet or social media addiction, in my view, if it negatively impacts other areas of a person's life and use becomes more and more frequent, then at minimum it's a dependence, and at worst it's an addiction. Don't fear, though -- it is treatable.

4 Fast Ways To De-Stress At Your Desk

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Work. Just the word can cause your stress level to rise. But what most of us don't realize is that we can use our brains to control our stress response wherever we are right now. Here are four ways to de-stress without even leaving your desk.

The Dos And Don'ts Of A Healthy Mental Diet

Laurie Gerber | Posted 02.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

As one of my favorite manifesting teachers, Neville Goddard, asks: "What thoughts are you 'consenting' to?" I love that he used the word "consent," because it describes the active role each of us has with our thoughts, as author of our mental habits.

Saying Yes To Life: A Different Perspective On Personal Development

Sheryl Paul | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

The difficult feelings are our greatest teachers, the alchemists' chunks of coal that, when approached with consciousness, are transformed into gold.

10 Ways To Stop Fear From Getting In Your Way

Anne Naylor | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Fear often shows up when we face the unknown. The heightened energy of fear can serve to put you on alert, to find the information or resources you might need for the future, to stimulate your creativity and imagination to fulfill your goals and objectives.

How to Make Space for Quality to Show Up in Your Life

Danielle LaPorte | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle LaPorte

Letting go makes way for something closer to your truth, which is always more beautiful. Always. Making space signals to the universe that you're ready for ideal -- or, at the very least, much improved.

My Money Awakening

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 01.26.2013 | Money
Jennifer Rosen

Familiarizing myself with finance doesn't make me any less of an artist. In fact, it better positions me to claim my worth as an artist and, perhaps even more importantly, as a person.