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Self Awareness

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

Roadmap for the Work Week

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Any good roadmap has structure and suggestions, but that doesn't mean you can't choose to detour. What's important is to accept each day for what it is and to be present in it. Choose to be the best you can be in the moment.

79-Year-Old Recalls the Sex Party in Paris That Awoke Her Bisexuality (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Life's Path Is a Maze, Not a Straight Line

Amanda Deverich | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

We can do better by engaging in the self-defining process through awareness, exploration, and choice. Sometimes defining self is an outwardly active process, building a family, pursuing a career, attempting a physical feat or giving in relationship to others.

Jan Cloninger: How Will You Know If You've Parented Well?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

The clearer we are about what really matters, the more we can maintain our focus in the myriad of choices we make each day, and the more we increase our chances of being happy with the young adults we have raised.

Three Steps to Better Mental Health

Jennifer Nagy | Posted 11.25.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Nagy

One of the hardest parts about divorce is picking up the pieces after it's all over. Even the friendliest divorce (like mine) leaves you with all sorts of lingering issues related to relationships, love and commitment.

7 Things You HAVE To Do Today

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

We thank each other all the time -- for holding doors, minor favors and common services. But when is the last time you thanked yourself?

MBTI, If You Want Me Back, You Need to Change Too

Adam Grant | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Dear Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Do you remember the day we met? Our first date was magical: I opened up to you like I had never done with anyone before. In return, you opened my eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world. We had so much in common back then. Sadly, as the months passed, we started to grow apart.

What 2 Words Describe You? For Me, It's 'Sexy Librarian'

Roz Warren | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

You can spend a lifetime figuring out who you really are. As I approach my 60th birthday, I'm finally closing in on the truth. At the very least, I know who I'm not.

What Monster of Protection Have You Created? (Guess What? It's Keeping You From What You Want)

Holly Sidell | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

We all have the power to change our lives and begin to draw in what we long for; it starts by going inward -- with compassion -- to see what monsters of protection we have created.

Why It Is Smart and Savvy to Listen to Your Body

Erika Nicole Finn | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Erika Nicole Finn

Trust that your body is giving you messages. Once you become aware of these physical signals, you can dig deeper to determine what your body is telling you.

4 Powerful Ways to Lovingly Manage Rejection

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Most of the time, when someone rejects someone else, it's because something is going on within them. Whatever the reason they are being rejecting, it's not about you!

Embrace the Breakdown: A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Preston Smiles | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Preston Smiles

Life doesn't just "happen." Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. Choose wisely. We can understand what is emerging in us on an individual and societal level more clearly, simply by taking a closer look at our thoughts, language and actions.

Lights Go On -- Part VIII -- Feeling Love Toward...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Dear Cells -- how often do I look at you and feel what you're doing?

On Choosing To Be Alone

Kripalu | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

It's easy to believe that our lives are too full for solitude. But the rewards of carving out time for yourself are great (just be careful that it doesn't feel like an obligation). Befriend yourself, and prioritize one-on-one time with that friend.