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Time for Rebirth

Laura Bushnell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

Rebirth can be anything you want. You can create your life. If you simply wake up from the dream and find yourself more at peace, it will change the way your life unfolds. It will enhance your journey.

Regret Is Not an Option

Pam Didner | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Pam Didner

Tami and I have known it's been time to move on since she first discussed the issue with me. But she was waiting for a sign to validate her decision. An event to propel her to action.

How I Learned to Be Gay: Almost Everything I Learned in Life I Learned While Working at a Gay Magazine

Benjamin Solomon | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Solomon

The year following graduation was a bit of a lost one as I tried to finally come to terms with my new identity. But nothing really clicked until I got a job at Next Magazine. Suddenly, my world had direction.

Reflections on My Wedding Anniversary Date

Debbi Dickinson | Posted 06.16.2013 | Divorce
Debbi Dickinson

I find that when the calendar flips to my wedding date each year I focus less on my divorce and miserable aspects of our marriage, but instead reflect more on my hopes and dreams on my wedding day so many years ago.

5 Reasons to Date Multiple Men at Once

David Wygant | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
David Wygant

There are many great reasons to date multiple men when you're single. I even think that dating multiple men might be one of the best ways to find the one person you are really looking to find.

I Learned How To Lose Myself -- And I'm Better For It

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Ann Brenoff

While my previous travel adventures, like backpacking for a year after college around Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East had been quests to find myself, this trip was the polar opposite: I wanted to lose myself.

TV Show 'In Her Power' Premieres During Women's History Month

Helene Lerner | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

The power of intention is strong; coupled with a passion to make a difference, goals that seem impossible become possible. It's my dream to have a series about women in power on a major network. Just think of all of the wonderful women who would be acknowledged.

You're Gonna Make It After All

Dori Hartley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Dori Hartley

The children of my generation grew up hopeful. Even if our goals and aspirations were not on the level of superstardom (although superstardom was considered an achievable destiny), we lived in a world where we were always told that if we wanted it enough, we could make it.

Shut Up for One Tiny Second

Mark Morford | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

She didn't really know a thing about vipassana (or any form of meditation, for that matter), except the little I'd told her. She had no spiritual practice or exposure of any kind, no idea what she was in for. But it felt right, she said, something she had to do.

Valentines Day #37: Unlocking My Story of Being Single

Cara E. Jones | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
Cara E. Jones

"Breathe," I told myself, "Breathe. You're a yoga teacher for God's sake." Yet I couldn't seem to do the one thing I instruct my students to do 50 times a class.

A New Paradigm: Self Realization Boosts Bottom Lines

Lisa Arie | Posted 04.13.2013 | Business
Lisa Arie

Work has taken up residence in our home lives, while there is still a very firm objection to bringing our personal life into work. With work taking such a toll on personal lives, personal problems can't help but show up in the workplace. People are checked out, stressed out and freaked out.

How High School Helped Me See Asperger Syndrome as One of My Greatest Strengths

Justin Frago | Posted 03.27.2013 | College
Justin Frago

I don't know if I'd be the same person today without that experience. I would probably have felt a lot more isolated, I wouldn't have the social skills that I've developed, and I definitely wouldn't be so certain about what I want to do with my life.

Your Life Is a Work of Art: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Bernie Saunders | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bernie Saunders

I believe that life is truly a work of art when we are true to our natural gifts and talents. How we relate to others -- and how we do our work -- are creative expressions.

Why We Should Be Grateful For The Things We Don't Have

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We are trained to be grateful for getting the things we want, but we can and need to become equally grateful for the things that we don't get, and the wonderful and unexpected opportunities and gifts that those absences bestow upon us.

WATCH: How Oprah Found Her Calling

OWN | Posted 12.29.2012 | OWN

Oprah says that even as a child, she knew she would take a career path that allowed her to connect with people. Still, she never dreamed that connecti...

Do You Know What You Want To Be When You Grow Up? I Don't!

Holly Sidell | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

Maybe you feel like you are floundering from one thing to another, maybe you feel the pressure of society or your parents or your spouse to just pick a path already and stay on it, even if you hate it.

Picturing the Life You've Always Wanted

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

There's a potent energy when we gather the things we love in one place -- even if they're just pictures of the real thing.

Finding Happiness

Charlie Maffei | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

To find true happiness you cannot simply find someone to complete you, you have to complete yourself first.

Who Am I, Really?

Justin McCoy | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin McCoy

Around the age of 18, I realized that there was something off about me; I just didn't know what it was or what to do. I did know that I did not like who I was or my appearance. I did not recognize the person in the mirror. I asked myself, "Could I be transgender?" I was terrified.

Moving on From Being Dark and Twisty

Patrice Bendig | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

Never take for granted the feeling of happiness -- because pure happiness is something that can only be created within.

I Had It All, or So I Thought

Don Dianda | Posted 08.20.2012 | San Francisco
Don Dianda

I woke up during my junior year of college: I had had enough. The drinking didn't do it for me. The partying didn't do it for me. Vegas, Miami, L.A., didn't do it for me. I had been living in a dream and I was finally beginning to realize it.

Dating and Marriage in Miami: It's No Yellow Brick Road

Nikki Novo | Posted 08.07.2012 | Miami
Nikki Novo

They say relationships are an opportunity to grow. And since this one is going to be for a long time, I may as well be on my way to becoming a damn California Redwood. But I don't mind. I hear there's a great view up there.

Who Are We Without Our Titles?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

Too often, we define ourselves by our jobs in this world: "I work at X," "I'm so and so's mother, ____'s wife." But when those relationships have expired, matured or evaporated, what's left?

The Limitless Treasure Of Who You Are

Gangaji | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living

As I began to grow up, I attempted to define myself -- this presence of "I" -- through endlessly collecting information. In this natural process of mental awareness inhabiting a body, I discovered a symphonic mandala of sometimes competing, sometimes complementing explanations.

Life After College -- My Crash Course into Adulthood at 22

Patrice Bendig | Posted 06.23.2012 | Women
Patrice Bendig

Each time I log into my Facebook account, another high school or college friend is getting engaged or having babies.