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25 Life Truths We All Need To Remember

Elyse Gorman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

When you follow your heart, life is effortless. When you live in alignment with your soul, everything feels easy. The right ideas and solutions come to you and everything flows.

7 Ways To Shorten The Distance Between You And Your Best Friends

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Whether you're trying to rekindle an old friendship or build a stronger one, try these tips and see what comes of it.

9 Powerful Lessons We Can Learn From Our Mistakes

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

Our mistakes and failures are gifts, gems, guideposts in our learning and growth as people. So embrace failures, mistakes, screw ups and shortcomings because they not only make us uniquely who we are, but also teach us powerful lessons like the nine below.

When All Hell Breaks Loose, Do This

Lana Shlafer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lana Shlafer

Choose love by accepting yourself just as you are. By giving yourself the permission to feel, reveal and heal. By showing those vulnerable sides to others and allowing them to hold space for you and love you in the middle of the mess.

9 Tips to Make Monday Your Favorite Day of the Week

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Monday can, in fact, not suck. Monday can be amazing. It can be stress-free, productive without causing hair loss, and, believe it or not, you can actually look forward to it.

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

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
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.