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Self Awareness

The Sadness in Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project

Galit Breen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Galit Breen

"Behind you," he says, his voice shorter than his meaning. He closes the oven with a bare foot, his hot-pad wrapped fingers gripping a baking dish. He...

The Future of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness.

Cora Neumann: Sometimes, It's Good to Breathe

Cora Neumann | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Cora Neumann

In order to move our powerful and important work to the next level, we must remember to breathe. To contemplate. To take a step back and critically analyze our progress, approach and the level of thoughtful engagement we are giving to our work and mission.

Desire Is Not Bad

Jeff Cannon | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

Desire is not the enemy to a happy and balanced life. It is not a roadblock to experiencing a higher self. In fact, desire can often be the driver for all that greater awareness and consciousness we so often seek.

The Polarizing Effect of Your Inauthentic Self and Why It's Keeping You Lonely

Dana Clark | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

It's not easy to write about intimacy.  Who we let our hearts speak to isn't something that can be instructed with words.  True intimacy is as dynamic, and sometimes elusive as our own self.

7 Tips For Becoming Your Most Genuine Self

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

How can we identify and overcome the old characteristics and attitudes within ourselves that hurt us in our lives today? How can we separate what is us and what is a repetition of someone else? Here are some fundamental ways to become the real you.

The Price of One Negative Thought

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Positive thinking is a good thing. But without being vigilant about the power of negative thinking, all the good thoughts in the world will not defeat negativity if you give it space to flourish.

8 Reasons Why 'Being Present' Is A Good Idea

Pragito Dove | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

The key here is that we approach this practice with gentleness and kindness. Each time we recognize thinking and come back into the present moment, we are planting a seed of awareness. We are creating a new habit -- a new way of being in the world.

Why the Muffin Top Deserves a Grand Comeback

Alison Shulman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Shulman

How much is enough? How much should we consume each day when presented with more than we can handle? And should we always leave something on the plate? What will you leave on your plate today?

The Joker

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Esther Crispe

All it takes is one good card. One good card has the potential to win over other good cards. And from that one step, that other foot is so much more likely to follow.

Who Wants to Write?

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

As writers, it's important to know that "what" you write and "why" you do so will surely express "who" you are. Perhaps, that's why the APA session on writing was so powerful and pertinent for psychiatrists, and the rest of us.

Rainbows In Her Head: My Daughter the Self-Dresser

Kimann Schultz | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Kimann Schultz

From toddlerhood on, Hannah dressed herself in eclectic ensembles pulled out of drawers the moment she was able to reach into them. Every outfit is a fashion statement by a girl who has not yet been burdened with the filter of fitting in.

Enjoy Now

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

The present moment is continually passing away, so if you try to hold onto it in any way -- such as by remembering it or forming ideas about it -- you are no longer in the present. Therefore, relax. Open to this moment. Not planning, not worrying, not lost in thought.

What Is the True Meaning of Inspiration?

R. Kay Green | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
R. Kay Green

Understand that you can be an inspiration to others, no matter what you feel you have or have not achieved. Even if you feel that you have not yet reached the endpoint, and even if you feel like you have reached a low point, you have the ability to inspire.

Learn to Exit Your Emotional Roller Coaster

Brandt Passalacqua | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brandt Passalacqua

If you've been dieting -- or trying to get yourself not to eat this and that -- for the past however many years, it's going to be very normal for you to experience extreme mental states around food or exercise, and weight loss.

We're Only Ever Being Walked Home, an Unexpected Journey from Head to Heart

Shayne Traviss | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Shayne Traviss

As we moved across the corral towards the children I briefly looked around to see which child I wanted to work with and was quickly reminded of my intent, "let go" and when I did the child chose me.

My Body Knows the Way: My Experience With a Juice Cleanse

Robin Hoffman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

After years and years of school, research, reading, doctor advice, nutrition school, spiritual psychology school, and my own journey, I decided to check in with my body, slow down a bit, and see what was what.

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

Jeannine Walston | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Integrative cancer care does not only include medical visits and treatments. In combination with necessary conventional cancer treatments and other integrative therapies addressing the entire body, cancer patients need to use self-care daily.

Bishops Should Act With Humanity And Charity

Rev. Marie Siroky | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. Marie Siroky

Recent pastoral letters and press conferences from Roman Catholic Bishops are demonstrating an increasing intolerance for other faiths and beliefs. These statements suggest that individual Catholics are not capable of knowing the strength of their own personal faith.

Impediments to Creativity

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

To make creativity work for you it's important to nurture your creativity, learn how to discern great ideas from ephemeral ones, consciously create a container for your thoughts, keep focused until you see the idea through and take responsibility and value your ideas.

The 5 Things You Should Never Do When You Apologize

Noah St. John | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah St. John

Want to know the right way to apologize -- and the wrong way? Watch this interview I did recently, and I'll give you five simple steps to apologize correctly.

Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.

What My Dad Learned In Prison

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Quite often we find new meaning and strength where we least expect it. Quite often it lies waiting for us to discover. We simply have to look within ourselves.

The Healing Powers Of Love

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Love is a strong emotion, representing human kindness, compassion, and deep affection. Love is unselfish and benevolent. Love is pure. Love is self-directed and directed toward others. Most importantly, love is a vital component for the health of your heart, body, mind and soul.

Decoding the Educational System to Generate Leadership Agility

Willow Dea | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Willow Dea

The cost of not transforming our education system is far too high. The self-esteem and passion of a generation could be squandered, while the economics of our current predicament speak for themselves.