iOS app Android app

Self Reflection

7 Ways To Find Your Long-Lost Self

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Living in the shadows is somewhere many of us women have spent our lives. Many of us got used to introducing ourselves as so-and-so's mother or wife. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity as it merged with the family or the husband's.

Who Fails in Failure? A Reflection of I Am That: Talks With Nisargadatta Maharaj

Karuna Patel | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Karuna Patel

Questioner: Who fails? The person or the self? Maharaj: The question is wrongly put. There is no question of failure, neither in short run nor in the...

Ramadan Reflection Day #4: Mopping vs. Manliness -- You Don't Have to Be a Woman to Clean

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

In a discussion with a few other men, the idea came up that women are "supposed" to be the ones that take care of the home and that's why they don't really do too much. Because Islam tells them not to. Our ability to do should not be stifled by a weak argument of whether we are obligated to do or not.

Ramadan Reflection Day 2: Ramadan Is Making Me 'Hangry'

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

One of the harder things to deal with in these first days of Ramadan is patience, both from people who are testing our patience and people who aren't doing anything necessarily, but we get bothered by them nonetheless.

Ramadan Reflection Day 1: A Different Kind of Thirst

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The experience also made me reflect on my own relationship with my prayer and the Qur'an itself. These young men would do anything to be able to hear the Qur'an and they even stand in prayer despite not being able to hear it.

5 Things We Took for Granted as a Child

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Sometimes it's good to stop everything else in the world for a few days, a week, or a month, and start embracing your inner child. Let your mind run free. Engage in this on a regular basis.

40 Years on the Fence

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason P. Stadtlander

I think in turning 40, perhaps it is forcing me to take a step back. Not to look at 40 years that have passed, but rather 14,600 days that have passed -- 14,600 days to make myself either a better person, a worse person or a person that can make a difference in someone else's life.

The Importance Of Staring Out The Window

Philosophers' Mail | Posted 05.19.2014 | World

We tend to reproach ourselves for staring out of the window. You are supposed to be working, or studying, or ticking off things on your to-do list. It...

Your Mind on Social Media

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Ever post a status update on Facebook and feel distraught when no one "likes" or comments on it? Does the prospect of being misunderstood on Twitter keep you from participating in the digital dialogue?

Joan Moran: 10 Ways to Measure Your Life

Red Room | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books
Red Room

Measuring your life with a practice of self-reflection is a very powerful way to enhance personal and profession development and increase individual fulfillment. It's time to take 10 minutes a day and celebrate our awesome life.

Your Authentic Self: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships

Anthony Silard | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Having real discussions and airing differences is the only way to usher in the feelings of safety and true connection that lead to a lasting, meaningful relationship.

Trusting the Synchronicity of Life

Mike Robbins | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I just finished Wayne Dyer's new book I Can See Clearly Now, in which he recounts many of the pivotal moments of his life, the lessons he learned, and...

How Going Undercover Reminded Me to Appreciate My Privilege

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My non-consumerism relies heavily on the community I live in. If I were in more of a low income area, my food shopping options would likely be limited, and our safety would not be a given. I have opportunities that many other Americans do not.

We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

When things go wrong in your business and personal relationships, do you ever ask yourself, Why is this happening... yet again? When you take a closer look, you may find that the outcome of the situation is not nearly as important as the road you took to get there.

What Happens When East Meets West?

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

I've been traveling to India for over 20 years, and each time I visit I find out something new about myself. I find that I have more space to love, accommodate, care, give passage and smile more.

Our Hopes & Dreams for a New Year

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

I hope to learn about new places by traveling. I hope to get better at cooking new recipes. I am good at listening. My family, friends and husband will help me. Now it's your turn. Go!

5 Ways To Improve Our Mental Self-Portraits

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Is this a magic cure? Maybe not. But, taken together these steps may help you feel more like the real you, worthy of taking a new selfie in your mind's eye.

Learning From Our Children

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

How many of us have really thought about why we became parents, what our expectations were and how we're meeting those expectations? Most of us have gotten to a point in our children's lives when we ask ourselves, "How did this happen? What am I doing wrong?"

Life Intersects With Social Media

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Scott MacFarland

I could not help but think about the immediacy of the moment. In just a moment's time, I had experienced something beautiful, thought about how to capture it and send it out to my world, and then poof -- gone.

At Thanksgiving, What's Your Life All About?

Judith Parker Harris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Judith Parker Harris

It's amazing how the struggle in your life will decrease when you realize life is not about you: It's about everyone in the world. Prejudice and bigotry will decline when sharing space becomes more important than 'my' space.

How I Went From Knot to Noose

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

My ex and I made a pact that neither of us would remarry. I know you're probably thinking that this is ridiculously juvenile and delusional, but it worked for us... until last week when he told me he had proposed to his girlfriend.

Time

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Sriya Chakravarti

People all over the world have different definitions about being happy. Most of us believe that if we are financially sound, we will be happy. Though, it is partially true, but we are confusing comfort with happiness.

Confessions of a Recovering People-Pleaser

Whitney Fisch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Whitney Fisch

Cheat on me with my good friend? Let me take you to the movies! Lie to my face? Can I buy you dinner?

52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

Put Things In Perspective

Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel

The seasoned traveler knows that seeing the world can change your perspective on everything. Experiencing other cultures, meeting new people and explo...