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Self Empowerment

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.

Your Sweet Heart: A Survivor's Story

Tracey Conway | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

Nothing is more important than cherishing and understanding the amazing organ that is your heart. Honor it, pamper it, and lovingly protect it. Make this Valentine's Day a special one for your sweet heart. The one inside your chest.

I'm Awesome: How I Regained My Power

Elizabeth Jayne Liu | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Jayne Liu

This occurred to me very recently: I have the power to make my life easy or difficult. It seems like such a simple thing. If something can be distilled down into just a few words, it has to be easy, yes?

An Edited Life

Charley Johnson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

Writing is just one manifestation of this tension, this nagging, lifelong struggle to be you or be perfect -- to live a messy, real, vulnerable life, or an edited one. In writing, you get to arrange things just so, like a museum curator piecing together the perfect exhibit.

To Do: Stop Dwelling On The Past (Here's Why)

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

It's important to honor and acknowledge your past, to tease lessons from the stories that make you, you. But at some point the past becomes a crutch, something to fall back on when you're uncomfortable in the present or fearful of the future.

Choose Love, Not Fear in 2013

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

I know I cannot safeguard my family completely, but I also know I can deliberately embrace uncertainty as representing possibility rather than peril. I know I can choose to be present in every moment, whether I am reading bedtime stories or running.

Who Are the Joneses and Why Are We Trying to Keep Up With Them?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

In America today, it seems like we are always striving for something. To be bigger, better than who we are. We're never content with what we have. But why? Where did this sense of not being enough come from?

A Simple Test to See if You're Kidding Yourself

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

When you kid yourself, then you don't actually have to do anything that causes change or ill feelings. Just think of what might happen if you add in some more good stuff and subtract some of the stuff you hate. Imagine it. Then make it so.

From Hurricane Sandy to Sandy Hook: Are We Totally Powerless?

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

Feeling powerlessness is real. Being powerless is real. And acknowledging it can grow us. But let it lead you not to despair or destruction, but toward honoring yourself. Channel your powerlessness to bolster your strength, resources, authority, and capacity to act.

Why You Should Stop Asking This Question

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

These two little "what if" words completely suck our power away. It's happened to me every year. Until this one. This year, I decided to follow the best leaders I know, the leaders who don't let those pesky two words come anywhere near their thoughts.

The Other F-Word

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

So, why are we so afraid of failure? What about the very concept of not turning out to be the winner terrifies us and stops us from even trying?

What Does It Take to Change the World?

Amethyst Wyldfyre | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact
Amethyst Wyldfyre

The Dalai Lama has been quoted as saying that the "Western woman will change the world" and I believe there is some truth to that although I don't thi...

Eat, People (Not a Zombie Blog)

Katie Goodman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Goodman

That's my suggestion for this holiday. Start looking at what you've bought into. Get some therapeutic help to look at why you overeat. Make a decision that you are just not going to give it all the attention you normally do. Ever again.

An Empire Built on the Pillars of Fear: Panic and the Corporation

Nichola Petts | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nichola Petts

Sure, we need to pay the bills. We all have responsibilities. But taking the time to ask yourself what makes you happy and what doesn't every so often surely isn't a bad thing. Life is too short to spend it in a job, or a relationship, or a situation that makes you miserable.

A Love Letter to My Sisters

Ginnie Love | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

Look above you into the sky and recognize the expansive majesty and mysteries of how great an opportunity to be on this rock floating in space. Recognize the universe and your part in it. It is beyond miraculous.

Upgrade Your Mind's iPod!

Charles D'Angelo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Charles D'Angelo

A wise man once told me, "Be careful of what you say -- your two ears are the closest thing to your own mouth!" You may not be aware of it, but you are constantly talking to yourself.