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Self Awareness

Emerging Leader: Do You Really Want to Be a Leader?

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

You will face many choices about the amount of effort you'll need to grow yourself. The payoff for doing this self-development work first will continue to pay benefits for yourself, but also the people who work with you. You'll receive positive recognition for your authenticity.

Acting for Stage Is Acting for Life

Selina Wang | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Selina Wang

Even if you have no desire to ever be on-stage or in front of a camera, some rules for successful acting can be applied to leading a successful life.

Is Negative Thinking Ruining Your Opportunity for Success?

R. Kay Green | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
R. Kay Green

Developing a positive mind-frame is about changing your way of thinking and allows you to succeed in spite of the most frequent obstacles on your path. It's about increasing your determination to be better, smarter, and more efficient with literally everything you do.

Finding Enchantment In Everyday Life

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Maybe, along with wanting to show up fully in life and see the beauty around us, we also want to be knocked over and swept away from time to time -- to fall in love with life and feel enchanted by what it has to offer.

How To Really Understand Your Emotions

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?

The One Question You Should Never Ask A New Friend

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Upon meeting someone new, part of me hopes I will never hear the dreaded four words (what-do-you-do) because then I wouldn't have to assess how I am going to respond -- with my pragmatic communications-consultant role, or with the idealistic wanting-to-save-the-world profile.

How To Ensure That Decision Is A Good One

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We make a thousand choices a day, each one a bargain in which the brain weighs expected benefits against expected costs. Therefore, it's important to make good bargains, good choices, in which the real benefits are greater than the real costs.

We Live Life in Our Heads

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

Realizing that we choose the way in which we interpret the day-to-day data of our lives is an amazingly powerful method of regaining our sense of control over all that befalls us.

Have You Ever Watched Your Hair Grow?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

It's really hard to see incremental change, both positive and negative. As a result, it's really easy to lose hope on the healthy lifestyle wagon, since it is so difficult to see any instantly measurable difference.

Stepping Away: The Art of Self-Detachment

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

We should never forget that we have at our disposal a great reservoir of human energy. We each must take personal responsibility to take care of our inner states of harmony and balance, in order to create such balance in our everyday lives.

5 Unconventional Ways To Cope With Divorce

Pamela Dussault | Posted 05.05.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

Despite all the anguish one is going through, divorce happens to be a catalyst for discovering who you really are.

Falling Awake to Your Life

Penny Love | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Not all things that you learn are taught to you by others. When you get straight with your own thinking, then your connections to others will flourish.

The End of Fear

Suza Scalora | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

I know why people journey from around the globe to be in Eckhart Tolle's presence; he personifies the awareness and stillness of which he writes. Sitting with a human being who is absent of compulsive thinking, judgments and mental commenting is a remarkable and unique experience.

In Like a Lion, Out With a Laugh

Rob White | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

As we drove back to the camp, I thought how easy it is to get lost in our own private storms, forgetting about the part of us that can come out and play when the rain stops.

TV Show 'In Her Power' Premieres During Women's History Month

Helene Lerner | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

The power of intention is strong; coupled with a passion to make a difference, goals that seem impossible become possible. It's my dream to have a series about women in power on a major network. Just think of all of the wonderful women who would be acknowledged.

Shrimp, Fish or Whales: What's Your Mission?

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
O'Brien Browne

When you put out to the Sea of Life in pursuit of your goals and dreams, are you headed for deep, perhaps uncharted waters, well-known, and possibly o...

Standing Still

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

I may have a bit more apparent emotional bruises and visible laugh lines, but it means I've fully lived -- and fine by me that I'm working on being a super woman not Superwoman. There's a difference -- a big difference.

You Are Good Enough

Marilyn Tam | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Find your life purpose. Keep it in your consciousness and use it to guide your decisions. Know that you are good enough right now. Treat outside input as just that, another source of data. Know that you are capable and worthy of your goals.

When to End It With Your Therapist: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Therapists rarely tell their clients that services are no longer needed. Most mental health professionals believe that should be determined by the individual.

Being Vigilant: Waking Up From Our Self-Slumber

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

The intention behind self-vigilance is to stimulate a degree of awareness so that a person may be in a better position to observe their forms of conditioning (physical, mental, and emotional). A person can then develop upon this knowledge to gain a better understanding of themselves.

How To Find Your Sweet Spot

Jon Wortmann | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Your sweet spot, the best moments of your life, follow a simple pattern. They begin when you center yourself. Before you can stretch to your limits and choose what you want to do that's difficult and worthwhile, you have to be present.

Being Intelligent About Intelligence

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Tetsuro Matsuzawa, a researcher at Kyoto University, showed that a chimpanzee named Ayumu clearly out-performed humans on some working memory tests, a category of short-term recall. What is surprising is that anybody finds this surprising.

How To Actually Have Influence

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to become good at influencing others, then you simply need to learn how. It's not magic, and it's certainly not innate. It may sometimes feel innate, but that's because people are often able to pick up on effective strategies implicitly, through experience and observation.

Soul Foods: 5 Soul-Nourishing Principles

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Nurture your soul with healthy foods that inspire you and build you up. Avoid those that create ugly feelings inside. By doing this, you will be able to keep your inner garden oasis beautiful and flourishing.

4 Ways To Shape Your Thoughts Through Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Our lives are shaped by our minds. We really do become what we think. The good news is that it is never too late to begin carving out a new concept of ourselves if we don't care for the shape our life is taking -- you are a thought sculptor and your creation starts with your next thought.