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Self Awareness

Getting the Flu: A Four-Day Forced Meditation Retreat

Matt Bieber | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Bieber

I haven't left the house much over the last couple of days. My sheets are bunched up at the foot of the bed, clothes are strewn all over the floor, and containers of half-eaten soup and Emergen-C scan the wasteland from their perches on desktops and chairs. It's been wonderful.

When an Activist Fears He's Become a Conformist: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

"My partner and I have lobbied for the right to marry for six of the last nine years we've been together. Now it's completely legal in New York and we're over the moon about it. We decided to get married. Except now I'm feeling scared."

Uncover Your True Capability: The Anatomy of Letting Go

Dana Clark | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

I remember her care by caring for others, accepting their care in return. By being present in life the way she is unable to be, this is how she lives. We honor her with peace in our heart in the place of our wound.  

Free Yourself From Emotional Debt: Move Beyond Pain From the Past

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ryan

We all know what debt is. Some of us, most of us, still have a few we're paying off. Student loans, car payments, mortgages. But what about the unseen debts, debts that are invisible to the naked eye but instead live within our hearts?

Finding the "Me Spot"

Robin Hoffman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Robin Hoffman

Making the time and creating the space to feel safe, held, and supported, is a priceless gift that we can give to ourselves over and over.

What Are Your Metaphors for Success?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

How's that for a rich lesson? In real life, flexibility is synonymous with playfulness and open-mindedness. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." Sounds a lot like rigidity, if you ask me.

Why You Should Never Doubt Yourself

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Realistically, we should know ourselves better than knowing anyone else, but more often than not we tend to dislike ourselves, are constantly finding fault, and so reject what we find. Then we look for love anywhere other than with ourselves.

5 Ways To Clean Out The Mental Clutter

Polly Campbell | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We all get bogged down, stuck in the same ol' routine, caught up in our feelings of worry and stress that keep us from making progress and enjoying our life. But you can let go of this mental rubbish, and lighten up your life this spring.

A Simple Process For Un-Doing

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ryan

Taking time to know myself was the most powerful process I've experienced, and being alone was the most authentic thing I've done. My true inner journey began with the un-doing.

How To Get Motivated When You Don't Feel Like Exercising

James Clear | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Clear

The patterns that you repeat on a daily basis will eventually form the identity that you believe in and the actions that you take. You can transform your identity and become the type of person who doesn't need motivation to perform well.

Willpower Won't Work, But This Will

Shayne Hughes | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

Contrary to conventional wisdom, willpower is largely a useless strategy to overcoming internal resistance. Fortunately, there is an easier way to get unstuck from any project, goal or to-do you have been blocked from taking action on.

Why Is Your Birthday Motivating?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

It seems that landmark dates can help people to see the difference between who they are now and who they would like to be. This difference can be motivating to engage in activities to improve the future self.

Why You Should 'Slow-Track' Your Career

Daniel Gulati | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

Quitting early to avoid getting stuck in a rut is smart. But continually shortening your time horizons for career achievement and shirking hard work in the search for immediate silver bullets is a dangerous practice, and may actually limit your long-term outcomes.

Want to Worry Less and Achieve More?

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

Your instincts and judgments are good. Pick your issues and go with what you believe is right. Once you make a decision, don't second-guess yourself. It's not a productive use of your energy.

How to Discover and Embrace Your Ultimate Truth

Pamela Dussault | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

I didn't want to take anyone else's word of what the truth was any longer. Instead, I wanted to experience the truth for myself. So, with childlike trust and wonder, I embarked upon another journey of self-discovery -- only this time, I went by choice.

An Important Message For Anyone Looking To Grow Up

Charley Johnson | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

The propensity to get lost in what should have been or what might be one day is an escape from what is. Being present, being mindful, being intentional about what matters to you is a daunting task even without technology grabbing your attention like it is entitled.

What's Getting In The Way Of Your Passion?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Even a small step in the right direction can have a snowball effect in bringing you closer to the joyful, purposeful life you are meant to live. I hope you will make that small step today!

Start Your Psychological Spring Cleaning

Terri Cole | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Out with the old -- throw the windows open and air the place out -- and in with the new freshness of spring (in your mind, that is). Make room in your mind for all of the life experiences that you are creating for this beautiful new beginning.

Why You Should Cultivate Gratitude Every Single Day

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Gratitude reminds you of what truly matters in life. It is all too easy to get caught up in day-to-day stresses and take for granted the things that are important to us. If you remind yourself each day of the things you are thankful for, you begin to focus more on the important and less on the superficial.

To Thine Own Body Be True

Honey Seltzer | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

Recently I have found that walking up a flight of steps can cause me to become breathless. I know that as an ex-smoker my lung capacity isn't what it used to be, but lately I found that little things other than steps have been causing my breathlessness to concern me.

What Are Your Soul's Questions?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Each soul is called to to particular questions. Those questions will be asked again and again, explored, traversed over and over, through the life experiences of the person who houses that soul. Their struggles, trials, and awakenings are explorations of their soul's few key questions.

Empathy: A Gateway to Objectivity in Leadership

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

Most leaders have learned along the way that empathy is a critical leadership skill but few have an understanding of why.

How To Find Joy: On The Job And In Life

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

When we choose to say yes to what we are given by living in the present, making meaning of each day, our experiences go from dread and "I can't wait until today is over" to appreciation and purpose.

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.