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Self Awareness

How To Identify The One Thing You Were Born To Do

Next Avenue | Steve Olsher | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Steve Olsher The following is an adaptation from What Is Your WHAT?, the new New York Times bestseller by Steve Olsh...

STUDY: Babies Have Self-Awareness From The Minute They're Born

Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents

By: By Stephanie Pappas, Senior Writer Published: 11/21/2013 12:10 PM EST on LiveScience With their uncoordinated movements and unfocused eyes, ...

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.

When It's Hard to Say "I'm Thankful" on Thanksgiving

Rabbi Yael Levy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Levy

This year as we gather for Thanksgiving, let's set an intention to treat ourselves and each other with care and, when faced with the question, "What am I thankful for?," let's notice the sensations and emotions that arise.

How to Use Feedback to Succeed in the Workplace

Sara Canaday | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

The concept is not new, and the value is real. So why do many well-intentioned professionals fail to take full advantage of this potential competitive edge?

The One Thing That's Preventing Your Growth

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

Would You Rather Be Perfect Or Happy?

Erin Cox | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Life is beautiful, breathtaking and lovely, but also complicated, messy and ugly at times. That's what is so amazing about our spirits' human experience! Without our struggle and pain, how would we fully experience and appreciate the beauty and joy?

Can't You See You Need Help?

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

If you can see yourself as you truly are, rather than what you look like, you are much more likely to make positive changes in your life and to enjoy the richness that life has to offer.

Effective Leadership: How to Not Take Things Personally

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Effective leadership is hard. It's a fine balance between making progress, managing expectations, and being heard. When it comes to receiving criticism from the boss or a co-worker, no matter how constructive it is, it can sometimes be hard to hear without getting defensive.

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Overcoming our critical inner voice can be a vital step in becoming more emotionally resilient. We can learn skills to become hardier, and we can face challenges with fewer internal setbacks.

The Main Event

Christine Sachs | Posted 12.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

My husband went to Atlantic City this past weekend to see a light heavyweight title fight as part of a promotional press trip. He enjoys "the sweet sc...

What's Your Polarity (Part Two)

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

In a desire to expand on part one of this article, I arranged to pay a visit to Carla Rueckert in order to cover more content on The Law of One. I had...

One Person, Multiple Roles

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

As champions of multitasking, we all think we can have our cake and eat it too, and sometimes, we can! But oftentimes, it takes long-term vision, planning, and managing your roles to truly feel satisfied with each one. When considering all you do, it's important to understand what you want and need from each role.

Balinese Bootcamp for the Broken Hearted

Cara Thomas | Posted 12.27.2013 | Travel
Cara Thomas

Unchanneled passion. Blocked energy. A disconnection between heart and mouth. A deep belief in my own unlovability. Themes that babbled through my past amours and my relationship with myself welled up into a pool that I couldn't not gaze into. So I started to look.

Why I No Longer Want To Be Defined By My Children

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

The other night, our book group welcomed a new member. It's been a long time since we added someone to our group, so we decided to spend a minute introducing ourselves. You know, the usual drill: tell a little about yourself, like the names and ages of your children, where they go to school or work, etc.

A Beauty in Being Raw

Georgina Miranda | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Mount Everest chiseled away at a lot of us climbers over the course of two months. She stripped us of our preconceptions, our egos, our insecurities, our fears and the shell that we might have been living in.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 8

Carol Simone | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

There is so much beauty all around you. Open up, take a deep breath and let it in! Let every moment be a meditation.

Why Maria Kang Is Not the Problem: Love Yourself Enough to Change

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I don't think this was a premeditated attempt to ridicule women that don't wear a size 2, nor was it an attack on men that lack the presence of washboard abs. This is merely an instance where her motive was misrepresented. Maria Kang is not the "real" problem -- self-acceptance is.

5 People You Forgot to Say 'Thank You' to

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

From that family member who taught you a life lesson to the sibling that showered you with unconditional love to the friend that gave you the gift of patience, there are countess big things that are deserving of a simple "thank you."

How Self-Growth Can Wreck a Marriage

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin

One of the reasons that self-growth does not always result in better marriages is that it does not take place in the context of relationship.

Why We're Really Addicted To Facebook

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

We might wonder how it came to be that we started meeting psychiatric diagnostic criteria for addiction, not for heroin or alcohol, but for a social media site. It can't possibly be the "like" function that makes us irritable and anxious when we can't check our feed. So to what, exactly, are we addicted?

Lolly Daskal: Staying Sane in Insane Times

Lolly Daskal | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Lolly Daskal

The relationship we have with ourselves starts with being wholly self-aware without being judgmental or self-effacing. Only then can we cultivate the capacity to sense our strong emotions without being defined by them

How Many Times Have You Heard the Word NO, NO, NO and NO Again?

R. Kay Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
R. Kay Green

Where many of your peers find success is through their unbending unwillingness to let the word no become a setback.

He Said, She Said: How to Date Better

Neely Steinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Neely Steinberg

When you look at dating as more than an interview for marriage and babies, but as an opportunity for discovery, self-growth and personal development, you're not solely focused on the outcome, so you can direct your energies more positively and productively