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Self Growth

Why There Is Always Enough Room in Your Industry as a Startup

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

I'm all about taking risk where it makes sense, but I also practice caution and commons sense in an attempt to preserve my efforts and energy. These are the kinds of thoughts that were running through my head:

Why Being Proud of the Little Things You do Will Help You in the Long Run

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

We are amazingly brilliant and hard-working people. We manage family, work, friends, living spaces, school, exercise, cooking, coupon cutting, plant watering, voicemail listening, gas pumping and ALL of the other life things that we jam pack into each and every single day. That's a HUGE deal!

I Don't Know

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny G. Perry

Sometimes "I don't know" is a cop out. It's not saying what we feel, when we really do know. It's not owning our wisdom.

Why Doing the Things You Don't Want to Do Will Make You a Better Person

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Since I know I've triggered your brain to think about that one thing you really don't want to do (you're welcome), I want to share with you how I successfully crossed my most recent dilemma off of my to-do list without pulling my hair out.

Afraid Of My Own Crazy

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 05.03.2014 | Parents
Jenny G. Perry

All my self-improvement stuff has made me become a really genuinely happy person. I'm no longer afraid of my crazy.

Perfectionism Is a Mean Bitch

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

. I realize Perfection has many shades of it. I always say I don't try to be perfect, until I am in some area, be it parenting, business, fitness, or whatever I feel I'm sucking at in that moment. It's sneaky. Dig deeper to find out that FEAR is the mastermind.

I Apologize for Existing

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Being me always conquers being perfect. I chose me. I chose well-being and that it wouldn't beat me again.

To My Darling Daughters and All the Girls of the World.

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your edge or your curves, your sharpness or your softness, your sass or your sweetness. You came here to write your own rules, not the ones your mother passed down to you.

When You Get to the Buffet, Don't Put It ALL on Your Plate

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Often when we feel we have a lot on our plates, it's about pleasing others, making them happy or doing what we are 'supposed to do.' Don't argue with me here. If you have kids, you fall into this pattern by accident and often.

'The Intensity Of My Own Anguish In Leaving My Last Child At College Was Breathtaking'

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Rasmussen

Being called an 'empty nester' defines you exclusively by what you're NOT: that societally valued active parent. It makes me feel like I should just step out onto the proverbial ice-floe with the other Eskimo geriatrics and let nature take me out of everyone else's misery...!!)

How Self-Growth Can Wreck a Marriage

Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin

One of the reasons that self-growth does not always result in better marriages is that it does not take place in the context of relationship.

The Dating Detox

Aimee Vlachos | Posted 08.04.2013 | Divorce
Aimee Vlachos

The key elements of the dating detox are great: let go of negative energy from past relationships, increase your endorphins through exercise, make a list of things that make you happy, learn something new by taking a class or a workshop, and focus on you and what you want.

Time for a Personal Mid-Year Review: This Is How! (What We Can Learn From Business)

Merel Bakker | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Merel Bakker

If we wish to keep growing and developing in the right direction ourselves, and if we wish to achieve the goals we had set ourselves in our New Year's resolutions, writing a personal mid-year review is a great tool to do so!

8 Ways To Become A Positive Thinker

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

At the end, positive thinkers are better problem solvers and have better interactions. In addition to that, people who are positive thinkers are happier and more satisfied with their life.

What Makes Some People 'Lucky'?

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Some people who feel lucky may not have specific insights as to why they feel that way, but there are real causes for having good or bad luck, in my opinion.

The Positive Psychological Effects of Prayer

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 04.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Prayer is the practice of connecting to something deeper and more meaningful in life. It is rooted in a sense of spirituality.

Evolution of Compassion

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

This type of compassion is not an easy one, and not everyone can comprehend or understand it. It takes an expanded mind to be able to go far enough to feel another person's point of being and to accept it as is.

Key Ingredients to Making a Resolution

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Resolutions are a part of many people's life, and if you are one of them, then you may find these tips beneficial.

Ready, Set, Go!

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Each goal is measurable, stated in present tense and set within a time frame. We've visualized it, written it down, and maybe even posted it on our bathroom mirror. We've told our supportive friends about it and even come up with an action plan. So why is it so hard to get into action?

Déjà vu All Over Again?

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Though seasons are pretty consistent and recognizable when they cycle back through, there is one thing that is different -- sometimes dramatically different: us.

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.

Signs of Spiritual Awakening

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

If you feel like someone who has been through spiritual transformation or is going through one, surround yourself with peaceful, aware, positive, healthy, and supportive people and circumstances.

Are We Ignorant About Our Personal Success?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why.

Are You Holding A Grudge?

Rod Stryker | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

Despite all that we might have heard about the value of "letting go" or non-attachment, we have all, at times, found that it's difficult to actually do it. Even when holding on is painful, oftentimes we do it anyway.

How to Keep Moving Forward Despite the Messiness

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

We humans have a tendency to grow and progress throughout our lives, some perhaps more than others. I am not the person I was in my teens, my 20s or even my 30s. I continue to progress just as my autistic daughter and my non-autistic son do.