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Self Empowerment

Donna Rockwell, PsyD: On Women and Mindfulness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Developing a healthy sense of self takes quite some time, if not a lifetime to accomplish. Rather than waiting for it to strike, though, isn't it better to cultivate genuine self-regard and compassion toward oneself instead of waiting for it to materialize from the outer world?

11 Daily Rituals for Self-Empowerment

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Daily life can drag us down and make us weary of our circumstances. The repetition of routine becomes mundane and mediocre, and we often wonder where to turn for a bit of liberating distraction. So what would you do if you discovered your fountain of inner energy? You can unlock your own unique force through daily exercises aimed at establishing your tenacity and capacity.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 10

Carol Simone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

This is the light of creation and you are one with it. You are a co-creator of all of the beauty, kindness, innocence, creativity, joy, abundance, peace in your inner world and outer world.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 9

Carol Simone | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Today marks the 65th year I've been breathing on the planet. And, let me tell you, it's been quite a journey... one not for the faint-hearted, but one filled with grit and grace, overwhelming beauty, dizzying despair, incredible inspiration and as much drama and comedy as my ego could possibly drum up.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 8

Carol Simone | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

There is so much beauty all around you. Open up, take a deep breath and let it in! Let every moment be a meditation.

Parents, Hold Your Breath and Let Your Child Breathe!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Become the ship's captain as you navigate the choppy waters of your child's college application process. Your child is now a 12th grader. It's Octob...

Don't Get Caught Watching The Blacklist!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Baby Boomers, as of this posting NBC's The Blacklist starring James Spader is the top rated network television drama. Don't destroy it by letting any entity, human or digital, know you are viewing this highly acclaimed program.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Raising Windhorse -- How to Harness Innate Personal Power

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

There is an uplifted quality that naturally exists in our lives. It is an innate awareness of our unique and sacred existence, which is automatically stirred in our mindfulness of the present moment.

Why What You Love May Be More Important Than You Think

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Take a gander at what steals too much of your energy. The result will be more beneficial than what is offered in traditional health care as treatment.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 5

Carol Simone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Whenever we separate out from anything, it is because of some kind of fear. Name your fears, cast them out, and go deeper. You can do it! Be be devoted to the cause!

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 4

Carol Simone | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Keep asking yourself, "What am I afraid of?" and, "What will happen if I move forward with these invocations?" Think back to what you learned as a child, what you saw in your family dynamics, what you were taught in school, in church, in your relationships.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 2

Carol Simone | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

So if your intention is to make this invocation process happen you have to be vigilant in listening to your thoughts, breathing in the positive ones, and letting go of the negatives ones as fast as possible.

Want to Rock the World? Do it in One Surprisingly Simple Step!

Erin Cox | Posted 10.20.2013 | Women
Erin Cox

Unhappiness stems from living as one person, but knowing the real you is much different. The strain of acting all the time can crush your spirit and steal your joy. The authentic you is much more beautiful, talented and powerful than anything you could fabricate.

How To Feel Amazing In Your Body -- No Matter Your Size

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 10.11.2013 | Women
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

If you have the courage to face yourself nude, you're experiencing who you are unfiltered. You see the bumps, the curves, the folds, the creases, the hair, the moles, the dimples, the soft spots... and that's just your skin.

A Dozen More Ways to Oneness

Carol Simone | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Like every soul, I know you are seeking a deeper connection. It is my intention to create ways of seeing and feeling to help you realize how interconnected we all are no matter what form, color, sex, age or area of the world we live in.

A Dozen Ways to Oneness

Carol Simone | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

There are endless ways to invoke your true home, your stillness, and deepest identity. In the coming weeks we will discover them together. Until then, breathe! And 10,000 blessings to you from all directions!

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.

What Men Call Me When I Ask for What I Want

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

It's an old story that hasn't changed enough. Men can be aggressive and abrasive and earn respect, but women get called names when we stand up for ourselves, even nicely.

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

If you believe the phrase you are what we think, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions.

Drink What You've Dumped--Personal Responsibility In The Workplace

Tom Lowery | Posted 08.21.2013 | Small Business
Tom Lowery

It's crucial to the survival of large and small corporations to drop the ancient mentality of the past and step up to the needs of today's world. Managers and employees must work together for a mutually respectful environment to the benefit of all concerned--not just the company itself.

When Being Nice Just Doesn't Cut It Anymore

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

How did I get to be such a doormat? When did I develop such a deep-rooted fear of offending others? What caused me to place other people's needs ahead of my own? What did I think would happen if (horror of horrors) I were to actually displease someone?

The Repairer: How I Learned Being Overweight Doesn't Mean I Am Broken

Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel O'h-Uiginn Estapa

I have had an exceptionally powerful arrival into what a broken-less life can be, but it was only made possible by transforming the piece within me that needed to realize I was never truly broken in the first place.

What Are Your Metaphors for Success?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

How's that for a rich lesson? In real life, flexibility is synonymous with playfulness and open-mindedness. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." Sounds a lot like rigidity, if you ask me.

Choosing Your Words Wisely Will Empower You And Those Around You

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

The vernacular of our language changes every day. Words that were used centuries ago may no longer exist today. They disappear, or change meaning or are no longer relevant in today's society. This week, I was disturbed by some words I read, words that were written by people I thought were intelligent and well educated.

And The Oscar Goes To... You!

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

The goal of this exercise is certainly not to replace social relationships with a reflective surface -- the literally fatal moment of the Narcissus myth -- but rather to motivate you to get off the couch and engage with others more purposefully, meaningfully, and effectively.