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Self Awareness

10 Things To Stop Telling Yourself

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Amandah Blackwell

Words are powerful, especially when you put emotion behind them. Remember, what you give out comes back to you. Speak words of faith and hope.

The 4 Kinds Of Love You'll Experience

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Love relationships play critical roles in our lives. But perhaps our most difficult task lies in disentangling the emotional knot to reveal the core function of our relationship. Detaching ourselves from our feelings just enough to assess the authenticity of our relationship can make a world of a difference in the quality of love we give and gain.

Are YOU Creating a Cherished Life?

Rose Tafoya | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Tafoya

When you begin to show up and are present in everything you do, your daily cherished moment's list will be endless. Cherished moments can be as simple as drinking a Chai Latte in bed while reading the newspaper to spending time with your favorite people.

How Would Others Describe You? Intelligent, Emotionally Intelligent or Both?

Sara Canaday | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Our perceptions of other people are more rooted in emotion than intellect. So what does that mean for team members and leaders who want to be seen as competent, effective, and high-performing?

What You Need To Know About Relationships And Depression

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

While you certainly don't have to pretend that everything is roses, I suggest trying to identify things about yourself, about dating, or about your life that you do like, in order to help you reframe your mindset.

Would You Wish Your Life on Your Children?

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

Childhood isn't easy. And it's a whole lot harder when parents are counting on their children to make them happy -- with a good grade, a positive attitude, a full social calendar, a home run at the game, a scholarship, great SAT scores and perfect attendance.

Sanctuary or Escape? What Are You Creating With Your Spiritual Practice?

Beth Green | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Needing sanctuary doesn't imply that we should isolate from people. On the contrary, to be emotionally healthy and make sound choices, we need connection to others. We need to feel love, so that we may feel both more calm and yet emboldened to be more honest or courageous.

The Neuroscience of Learning to Trust Yourself

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

If we can learn to intentionally pay attention to our moments of vulnerability, without judgment, and meet it with a curious and caring awareness. We condition the natural ability to trust and rely on ourselves. But like anything, it takes intention, attention and practice.

Leader-as-Person: Who You Are Is How You Lead

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.03.2014 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I take a contrarian view of leadership: I don't believe in leadership styles. Despite the many books written about leadership styles, I would argue that we are not capable of leading in ways that conflict with who we are. In other words, we can't be someone we are not.

10 Things I Learned From Oprah and Madonna About Success

Shayne Traviss | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shayne Traviss

There are so many powerful people in the world who have all had such a profound influence on humanity. Two of them have a magnetic effect on my mind a...

How to Be Nicer to Yourself

Erin Cox | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

When you are nicer to yourself, you'll create a more fabulous world for yourself. Treat both you and everyone around you with kindness and respect, and your entire life-perspective will shift to a more joyful place!

The Fifth Force

Eldon Taylor | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

The journey of life is really about living into our authentic selves. The first big gotcha is to hide that fact from us, to enculturate us in ways that foster the interests of society as a whole or of an elite few, while organizing the rest of us to conform and thereby consume.

Thoughts From the 'Ugly Friend'

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I am blessed to be friends with some amazing and strikingly beautiful women. I go out with them and I feel the notion from men that I am simply an obstacle to keep distracted while they hit on my more attractive counterparts. So I've accepted it.

The Frozen Zone: Ways to Get Unstuck and Develop Confidence

Tira Harpaz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Sometimes I think the most important step in moving forward is just to move. So, I'm trying to follow my own advice.

Can (And Should) You Trust Yourself?

David DeSteno | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

If you believe future-you can't be trusted, you'll never even try to plan for the long term. Why save for retirement or eat healthfully if you think future-you will exploit the benefits you give him? To succeed, we need hope to spring eternal. We have to believe that we're trustworthy.

Learn to Recognize and Savor All Forms of Career Success

Monique Valcour | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Monique Valcour

You need to develop the awareness and adaptability to notice, appreciate, and exploit opportunities to enjoy career success in all its different forms, even if the most explicit forms of recognition aren't currently available.

Why I've Stopped Putting Anyone on a Pedestal

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

This year has been quite an adventure. I've moved from having many of my heroes on my vision board to meeting nearly all of them in real life, and in ...

Empowerment Comes From Checking In, Not Checking Out

Jane Shure | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

Next time you are inclined to check-out, pause and press down on your internal brake pedal. Ask yourself a few questions to determine what triggered the instinct to check-out, what you're thinking about the current situation and what's the worst that could happen if you remain present with mindfulness.

What It Means to Be Truly Awake

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

I remember many decades ago when I first heard about the now ubiquitous "onion theory" -- how much sense it made to me. For those who are not famil...

Are You Aware? Or Just Simply There?

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Rj and I were in our usual spots at the bikram yoga studio with ten minutes before class was to start. We were engaged in our usual pre-class routine...

The Top 10 Ways Women Settle for Low-Fat Love

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In all areas of life women often settle for less. I think of this as a low-fat version of love, including self-love, by substituting what we really want for what we think we can get and then trying to pretend we're more satisfied than we are.

How Rewarding Is Love? Some Clues From Neuroscience

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Not caught up in the personal highs and lows of romance, people like Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama have a track record of getting a lot of work done -- for the benefit of many, many people. Do the experiential differences between selfless and 'attached' love also show up in the brain?

Our Ego Is the Enemy of Self-Awareness

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

As a proponent of emotional intelligence, I'm often asked to explain this complex and sometimes-elusive concept. Simplifying emotional intelligence is...

Want To Experience More Joy? Pay Attention To The Present

Eckhart Teachings | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Eckhart Teachings

When you step into the Now, you step out of the content of your mind. The incessant stream of thinking slows down. Thoughts don't absorb all your attention anymore, don't draw you in totally.

This May Be The Clue That You're Holding Yourself Back

Kripalu | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

When routine, whether in action or attitude, becomes too comfortable or constrictive, it's often a clue we're limiting ourselves. There's an invitation waiting -- to look again and discover a new spaciousness. It's here, in this spaciousness, that we're better able to notice the big things and the little things.