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Self Expression

What Is the Best Explanation for Identity?

Quora | Posted 01.14.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, Technology Entrepreneur From the perspective of neuroscien...

Big Bird and the Halloween Challenge

Randy Taran | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

What makes Halloween so fun is that it gives us an opportunity to be playful and to try out different aspects of our personality that don't always have a chance to emerge.

On Being Your Best Self

Naima Mora | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Naima Mora

It is still a challenge to be myself, in that most people will not understand why I do what I do. That is unimportant. I have spent my life discovering what makes me most happy -- without tampering with the happiness of others.

WATCH: How To Be More Real

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

I've learned that the world only wants one thing from us: our authentic truth. Throughout my life, the more "me" I've become, the more powerful I am. Today's vlog speaks to the power of sharing your authenticity with the world.

'My Words Are Less Important Than The Love I Convey From My Heart'

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Words complete me. They are my companions when I am lonely, my inspiration when I despair, and my weapons when I rage. But words are the tools of the brain, particularly the left hemisphere.

Moon Struck!

Donna Henes | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

I was 10 years old when the moon first beckoned to me. The call came in the guise of a homework assignment. Miss Lusk, my much-loved fourth grade teacher, told us one propitious day to go home and compose a poem.

What Your High Heels Really Say About You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I dress to attract people who will 'get' me. Some of those will be men with a possible sexual interest in me. I don't mind that. But for others, my clothes will be signals of different kinds."

What Your High Heels Really Say About You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I dress to attract people who will 'get' me. Some of those will be men with a possible sexual interest in me. I don't mind that. But for others, my clothes will be signals of different kinds."

Marketing Creativity

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Most of the artists I work with beam when they talk about their creative journeys. To hear them describe their experiences singing, dancing, and acting feels like witnessing Christmas morning or a surprise birthday party.

10 Steps To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

John Seed | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
John Seed

Of course we all need criticism to guide us, and a healthy creative process has to include a time to solicit, consider and absorb criticism. However, there is real value in banishing criticism -- including self-criticism -- as you establish your creative process.

How Art Can Be Good For Your Mental Health

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Here's an obvious observation: Doing art -- whether music, painting, writing, dance, whatever -- can contribute immeasurably to psychological well-being.

Creativity: Through a Psychological Lens

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

Creativity is rooted in the complexity of the capacity to play. The capacity for play emanates and radiates from a sense of safety, an internalize...

All the Dead People Say Yes

Mark Morford | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Mark Morford

Progress kneels at the altar of the young. And the dead very much wish they could be you right now, no matter how much you think you got it bad.

The Top Ten Myths of Modern China

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

China will not implode. Its road to superpower status will be bumpy, even rocky in parts, but the fundamentals of sustained macroeconomic expansion are in place and, for the large part, enduring. Here are 10 popular misconceptions about China.

Expressing How We Truly Feel Is Not Easy, But It's Worth It

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Cajide

I have no problem expressing discontent, criticism, and opinions, but when it comes to expressing love, I will suffer quietly, in the corner, hoping the other person is gifted with telepathy.

What Keeps Me Writing (The Beach, and a Book)

Tom Davis | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

I once dreamed of being a war journalist, a guy who dodged bombs in Beirut, barely avoiding capture. Or I could have been a Washington D.C. guy, shouting questions over the tired press corps, showing them how much better -- or louder -- I was than the rest of them.

Rog Walker's 'The Meaning Of Love'

Rog Walker | Posted 02.16.2012 | Black Voices
Rog Walker

2012-02-14-20120213Meaning11.jpg Love with and through your art, your relationships, and your dreams, rather than seeking meaning in those things alone. To know love and to show love is to believe in eternal value.

Finding My Voice

Randi Miller | Posted 04.10.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

Finding my voice has been the best experience I could have hoped for, even with all the heartache that came with it.

The Ultimate in Self-Expression

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Have you ever driven down a street or road and tried to guess the personalities of the people living there by looking at their gardens? Of course you...

Legacy Writing: Expressing Love

Rachael Freed | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

Whether we have such legacies from our past or not, let us commit this day going forward to offer our own written words of caring and love to those who matter most to us. This writing will open our hearts.

Getting Body Art At 50 With Tattoo Artist Ami James

Posted 12.20.2011 | Fifty

Tattoos post 50? Absolutely! Check out Ami James of The Love Hate Tattoo Studio as he works his magic with fashion journalist Lauren Erzersky. ...

The Dark Side Of Creativity

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

In the words of the philosopher Elliot Samuel Paul, "Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality. The vehicle of self-expression. The engine of progress in every human endeavor." Still, this doesn't mean creativity is always ethical.

My Encounter With The 'Spiritual Beatle'

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Back then, I was just starting to get a clue about my spiritual reality, but without a doubt, George was already there. He has often been referred to as "the spiritual Beatle." Looking back at that evening, I can see why.

'Pole Story' and the Power of Erotic Dance

Diane Passage | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Diane Passage

"The female body has tremendous power, and we are only now beginning to revisit that power, not as something to be ashamed of, but as something to embrace, explore and share."

'Denying Self-Expression Led Me to Depression'

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

I now know that when we deny the expression of our true self we can experience depression. I pushed my feelings of depression underground and instead focused on helping other people live their passion and reclaim wellness.