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Self Awareness

Success and Leaps of Faith: Part 1

Steve Robertson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

We are always guided. Some pay close attention to the clues that help us to discern which paths we take, that most serve our highest learning and greatest good. Others give occasion to such awareness, and as a result, happiness and life's successes seem hit or miss and chance-like.

7 Signs of Emotional Wellness

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

When I meet new people in social settings, the conversational question of, "What do you do for a living?" often leads people to ask me the follow-up question, "So are you analyzing me?" While it's said in a fun, playful manner, I think it speaks to a deeper question that all of us face.

How to Deal With Difficult Emotions

Sura | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sura

Shame, rage, guilt, sadness, frustration and anger. What place do these emotions have in our lives? How do we deal with dark emotions without getting engulfed in them?

The Gift of Sight

Kris Evans | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Kris Evans

hen I was younger, there were times I was moving so fast that I missed a lot. I couldn't wait to get on to the next experience without really enjoying what I was doing at the moment.

I'm Getting Happy

Joe Peacock | Posted 10.05.2013 | Weird News
Joe Peacock

The river keeps running. You can swim against the current all you want, but it's going to win. So instead of fighting the current on this river, I'm just going to ride it and see where it takes me. And ever since I made this decision, I've been rested, centered and at peace.

The Waterfall Effect

Donna Labermeier | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When others feel broken in spirit, the peaceful human waterfall overflows with unconditional love, reserving judgment and calmly smoothing the rocky edges by listening, understanding, and forgiving.

Love on the Run

Kelley Whitis | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Kelley Whitis

Why was I just now seeing it? Was I too preoccupied to see it before? Had it been there all along? I finished my run with these questions lingering in my head.

8 Life Experiences You Won't Regret Missing

Posted 07.25.2013 | OWN

By Lisa Kogan Attention, adventurers and self-improvers: Sometimes your best move is simply to stay put. There are people who search a...

The Pursuit of Unhappiness

Anna Clark | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Clark

In the pursuit of productivity, we can fall into the habit of thinking the only ideas worth our attention are those with commercial value. But when you channel your creative energy into something you love, you may stumble into success.

See What I See

Charley Johnson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

Empathy is a day-to-day struggle of sorts, a test of our compassion and capacity for listening with understanding. It pushes us to break from the limits of our own stories, our own biases, and see someone in a different light.

The Odd Remark That Signaled My Husband's Affair

Annette Powers | Posted 09.15.2013 | Divorce
Annette Powers

Once again, I am making a commitment to love and cherish someone. I am making a commitment to honor and respect someone. And, this time, I am certain, that this someone will be around until death parts us. I'm making a commitment to myself.

Unexpected Teachers: 5 Things I Learned From a Great White Carp

Rob White | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The carp does not flounder, nor does it scheme like a shark. He knows what he is. How many human beings create a false version of themselves, hoping to look good or jump ahead in life, and find themselves flip-flopping like a fish on land?

Presence Leads to Excellence and Humor

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Excellence comes from being present to ourselves and our surroundings. And if we are truly paying attention, we will find gems of hidden humor as well. That's what it means to Do it Well and Make it Fun.

The Difference Between Your Higher Self and Your False Self

Luminita Daniela Saviuc | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Luminita Daniela Saviuc

Promise yourself to focus on the good that is present in you and all around you. By doing so, you will eventually get back to yourself, back to being authentic and back to living a blissful, abundant and loving life.

How To Be More Self-Aware

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

I do know that awareness can be taught, it can be learned, it can be discovered, but I'm not sure that it can ever be arrived at. In other words, it's a gradual unpeeling where you never get to the core.

It Is Really About Self-Acceptance

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

What would be possible for you if you embraced all of you -- your memories and your forgetfulness-bringing them together into the present moment? How would that be?

The Weight of a Secret

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Whether that secret crush is creating fear and insecurity or a secret habit is stirring up guilt, secrets come with a cost that more often than not far outweighs the benefit. So what is this cost? Added emotional weight that pulls you down emotionally and physically.

5 Reminders To Be Kinder To Yourself

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Self-criticism leads to negative thought patterns, self-doubt, and anxiety, which in turn can wreak havoc on the heart and the immune system, and prevent us from leading the lives that we truly deserve.

The Very Best Version of You

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

Sometimes in life we become someone we never imagined possible or that we never knew we were, even though we have always been that person from the very day we were created.

Simple Kindness

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

When we approach everything with kindness, it all gets a little easier to bear -- the good, the bad and ugly.

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.