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An Open Letter To A Friend

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Dani Alpert

Our friendship has always meant a lot to me. We've shared so much and for this, I am grateful. But what is the depth of our current relationship? Can I call it a friendship? Maybe our definition of friendship is different.

Healing Vigilante: Do Something Other Than Nothing

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

"I can't," said Rosa. "You can't, or you won't?" I asked. "Uh both." I looked carefully at Rosa, who seemed irritated. She was pretty but with ...

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

5 Promises to Improve Your Life and Health

Ellie Savoy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellie Savoy

Dear One and Only Body: I am so sorry I have been ignoring you and your needs for longer than I care to remember. No more diets, gimmicks, deprivation and the like. I will make taking care of you a lifestyle that we both love and enjoy.

7 Reasons You Should Take Better Care of Yourself

Alexis Meads | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

I was 22. Like many young women in their twenties, I got out of college with big hopes and big dreams. I moved to a new city, broke out of my five-year college relationship and got my first "real" job. I was partying like I was still in college and everything seemed great... for a while.

11 Toxic Behaviors That Steal Your Joy (And How To Move Past Them)

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Our thoughts, actions and behaviors play a powerful role in what type of energy we attract into our lives. That's the good news. It's also the bad news. Oftentimes, we find ourselves participating in negative behavior patterns, even if at a subconscious level.

Ramadan Reflection Day #6: Bringing Life Back Into Our Work/Life Balance

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.04.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Even though I don't probably do what most people do for a living, I was making the same mistakes that many people make in regards to how they prioritize their careers over themselves.

What Is Sustainable Self-Soothing?

Mala Rambharose | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

I am a strong believer that what we practice within creates the environment which surrounds us. But we live in a world where our attention is constantly being pulled away from the moment to moment quality of our own life experience.

A Letter to All the People Parenting Right Now

Carrie Contey, Ph.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Parents
Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

On this massive journey, guaranteed to be full of ups and downs and twists and turns, you deserve to enjoy the ride. They want and need you to enjoy the ride.

Rabbis Have Feelings Too

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Ilana Garber

There has been so much pain for rabbis in the past few months, and I have to wonder if this pressure, fatigue, and pain is getting to everyone. Perhaps we need to learn better self-care.

The Fear Factor

Robin Korth | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I no longer fear being alone. By rising up in quiet love for myself, I have upset the "balance of power" in many of my relationships. With gentle firmness, I now refuse to participate in interactions that hurt me in any fashion.

5 Ways To Create A Nurturing Relationship

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

A spiritually aware relationship consists of two individuals on their own paths, who've decided to share roadways for a time. Both individuals help each other to learn and grow along those separate paths, while enjoying the experience of both paths meeting up -- sometimes alongside each other, sometimes branching out in different directions.

Taking Care of You Is Taking Care of Business

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

I passionately believe that our health and well-being are the foundation in which everything that is important and meaningful in our lives must be built upon. In this complicated world in which we live, if we want to thrive, not merely survive, we must elevate self-care to the highest priority of our days.

Your How-to Guide for Life's Do-Overs

Tara Hedman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Tara Hedman

We become so much more relatable when we acknowledge our insensitivity and shortcomings. We make amends, take responsibility, ask how we can make it right and learn from our mistakes.

The Best Mother's Day Gift: A Mom's Time Out

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

This Mother's Day, be good to yourselves, moms. Make a list of things that make you happy, and carve out time to do these things once a day, or at least once a week.

Healing Vigilante: 7 Steps to Set Your Intentions and Stay on Your Path

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Image credit: fotografiecor / 123RF Stock Photo While working as a therapist in a women's prison program, I was faced with a lot of adversity. In ju...

Own Self-Care: It's Simple -- And Essential

Joanne Heyman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

Integrity is, at its core, being honest and authentic. While there's certainly value in the search for "work-life balance," what may be more productive is finding a healthy sense of integration among the different facets of our lives.

Secret Messages of Your House Plants

Daisy J Lin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy
Daisy J Lin

Some people have a green thumb. I once had a roommate who had this gift. The contrast between our rooms was distinct. My room was drab post college Ikea ticky tack. His room was an Amazonian jungle.

Our Inability to Communicate is Literally Making Us Sick: Strategies and Solutions from Doctor Neha

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

Do you find yourself steering clear of difficult conversations with your spouse, your children, your co-workers, your boss? We all have defense mechan...

Loving a Narcissist Without Losing Yourself

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

It is very difficult for some people to see anything as happening separate from and not in relation to them. People who suffer with this view of the world experience everything as a reflection and commentary on who they are, an abandonment or affirmation of themselves.

An Interview With Alanis Morissette: When I Take Care of Myself, There's Always Inspiration

Omega Institute | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Alanis Morissette shares how she remains creative after more than 20 years writing award-winning music.

7 Ways to Cleanse Yourself Daily of Negative Energy Absorption (NEA)

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Image credit: atic12 / 123RF Stock Photo Warning: Negative Energy Absorption* is a serious condition that occurs with every human on a daily basis. ...

5 New Directions When You Feel Lost

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Your intuition ultimately sends you down the correct path. Do not think of it as being lost. Think of it as a temporary pause on your journey during which you should follow nothing but your heart's desire.

Coming Clear: Confessions of a Packrat

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

Even a single paperclip or hairball has the potential to change our lives. Would you like to lighten your load right now? Consider this simple clearing practice.

Be Your Own Advocate (If You Don't, Who Will?)

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

Raise your hand. Ask questions. Listen to your gut. And when in doubt, check it out. You're worth it. Wouldn't you rather risk having someone think you ask an awful lot of questions than to find yourself laying on your death bed wishing you'd spoken up when you had that bad feeling?