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Avoid 5 Big Mistakes and Sales Leaders Will Be Highly Desired and Get Great Results

Avril Brikkels | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Avril Brikkels

A great sales leader who is highly-desired has mastered the art, delivered the numbers and brought out the best in their people. Investing in people does not mean leaders are "soft" and won't get results. It is quite the opposite.

Ramadan Reflection Day #4: Mopping vs. Manliness -- You Don't Have to Be a Woman to Clean

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In a discussion with a few other men, the idea came up that women are "supposed" to be the ones that take care of the home and that's why they don't really do too much. Because Islam tells them not to. Our ability to do should not be stifled by a weak argument of whether we are obligated to do or not.

Why You Should Be a FARC-er

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

The unconscious fears that rule our lives have been hidden away for so long in most cases that we have no idea of their programming running in the background. Fear is usually our default program.

The Truth About Having Fun and Drinking

Gina Ryder | Posted 04.22.2014 | Women
Gina Ryder

The truth was that I was often so disconnected from others that I needed a substance between myself and the world so we could have something in common.

Catherine Chen, Ph.D.: Everything I Know About Confidence I Learned From Performing Improv Comedy

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

It's no secret that tapping into your funny bone can help you in your career and personal relationships. I like reminding others of how having fun in life leads to more success and confidence -- here are some lessons I learned from my first improv comedy class so that you can do just that!

Are You Sabotaging Your Chances of Finding Love and Happiness?

Rebecca Dakin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Rebecca Dakin

Have you ever heard anyone say? He/she's only happy when he's unhappy? Negative feelings can be so familiar that we unconsciously enjoy them.

You Are a Genius: 5 Steps to Creative Freedom

Mark Matousek | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

There are genius nurses, genius firemen, genius parents and genius accountants. Genius relates to the how even more than to the what. When we bring light to the world -- when our actions increase beauty, truth and love -- we know that we're following our genius.

The New Global Leader, Part IV: Nick Parry, 'The Conflict Doctor'

O'Brien Browne | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Nick shares his wisdom and insight with hosts of business leaders, teams and individuals as a life and intercultural coach, seminar leader and spiritual guide.

Ramadan Reflection Day 16: Every Teacher Was Once a Student

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

An expert in any arena started out as a novice, and you and I in our paths towards reaching our full potential are no different. Our respective journeys towards a mastery of our skills and acquisition of our credentials, degrees, licenses, and titles starts always with a step one.

A Time for Re-Calibration

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

In times of need, new solutions come into existence. We need to prepare for the structural changes that will accommodate these new developments. Instead of lingering in the stagnant swamps of static thought, we should be acquiring an evolutionary perspective.

Be Your Own (Emotional) Vitamin

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I had to stop taking my vitamins and allow my emotional self to "remember" how to love myself and validate who I am inside. I had to take the courageous steps to come up with my own antioxidant recipe that would fuel me to thrive.

What Performing With a Belly Dancing Troupe Taught Me About Life

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Try a dance class -- any dance class -- because everyone's a dancer, you just have to find the right music. You just might learn something about yourself in the process.

Time Travel and Goal-Setting Go Together Like PB&J

Alexandra Monir | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Monir

Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between what is real and imagined. And if you believe something to be real with every fiber of your being, your subconscious will do everything in its power to prove you right -- by making your dream a reality.

Being Alive as Privilege

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Misha Lyuve

Over the years I've learned there are ways to profoundly experience being alive: by allowing yourself to be vulnerable, by letting yourself to be move...

Fear of Criticism

Hulya Aksu | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Hulya Aksu

I am the first person to admit that I don't like to admit my flaws or failures when they are pointed out by someone other than myself. But, if you criticized me the right way, I may actually listen and not be offended.

The Importance of Self-Awareness and the New Year's Resolution

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 03.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

Personally, I always find myself making resolutions that are less about health and more about self-development. This year, among others, my resolutions include: to increase patience, to be less judgmental, and to be a "better" person (ambiguous, I know).

8 Huge, Horrible Questions Nobody Will Ask But You

Posted 11.13.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman There’s really only one person who will do the dirty, thankless work of becoming the best person you can be. Columnist Leigh Newm...

Click! This Is Your One-Frame-at-a-Time Moment

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

There is no feeling we can ever have that will bring greater satisfaction than that of wholeness, because it is simply the effect of completely and unconditionally loving ourselves and our life, just the way we are, and the way it is, with no "yeah buts" attached.

Why It's Okay to 'Make a Mess' of Things

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Sometimes you have to make a mess of things to find the joy and fulfillment you desire and deserve. And let me tell you, sometimes it's actually easier to take a sledgehammer to all that you've built up rather than waiting for it to painfully unravel over time.

How Your Ego Causes Unnecessary Drama (And How To Stop It)

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

My internal arguments would be a bit embarrassing to replay -- but they are part of being human. Watching my mind at work has been such a humbling and wisdom-building process. It is amazing how my ego can see "danger" in harmless situations.

This Practice Of Yoga Means 'Absence Of Violence': Would You Practice?

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

When we possess an expanded understanding of ahimsa beyond only vegetarianism and accept every person as they are, we then have the best capacity to support transformation and positive change of any kind.

Be True To Yourself (And Not Self-Absorbed)

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Honoring our feelings isn't about being self-absorbed or arrogant -- it's really about being true to ourselves, honest about how we feel, and willing to engage in authentic conversations with other people. So why can it be so challenging for us to honor our own feelings? 

Got Baggage? Here's How To Carry It

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

Our stories and our history can either keep us down or set us free. They can be the hammer that nails us to our darkness or the switch that sends us into the light.

How to Be an Awesome Human Being

Judith Johnson | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

To be awesome is to recognize and accept the challenge of being the very best "you" that you can be. Those who live this way serve as an inspiration to others to do and be the very best they can.

Sure You're Gifted and Talented... But Are You Also Annoying?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Only by fully embracing your true identity -- your authentic soul -- can you embark a journey that directs you toward happiness, peace, and fulfillment.