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Self Awareness

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.

Want To Become The Best Version Of Yourself? 4 Steps

R. Kay Green | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

To achieve self-actualization, when you conquer one thing, you must move on to the next. Self-actualization does not require any tricks or tools. To reach this level, you need only to accept who you are and then take the steps necessary to becoming the best version of you that you can be.

The Butterfly That Lands on Her Feet

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

If you continue to ask everyone else who you are, without having any understanding of who you want to be, you will be swept away by the wind with no direction.

Understanding Insecurity

Michael Neill | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

What follows is not a trick question: Would you rather feel exhilarated, grateful, humble, inspired, resolute, compassionate, and content -- or fearful, sad, worthless, jealous, angry, overwhelmed, and bored?

Smile! 6 Ways To Boost Your Mood Today

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

Intentionally make these six simple habits a regular part of your day and you can look forward to a very happy new year. Make the old you a happier you!

The Time-Saving Rule That Most People Think Is Stupid

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I admit it, I have a blind spot; I have a hard time spotting bad intent. But viewing the world through a lens of mistrust creates problems, as well. When you walk around expecting people to treat you badly, they usually do.

5 Important Things Your Gut Is Telling You

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Our feelings are always informational -- a profound source of inner guidance. I encourage you to value your feelings and listen to what they are telling you, rather than ignoring and avoiding them.

Who Are the Joneses and Why Are We Trying to Keep Up With Them?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

In America today, it seems like we are always striving for something. To be bigger, better than who we are. We're never content with what we have. But why? Where did this sense of not being enough come from?