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Self Reflection

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The good news is that the holiday season doesn't have to be so stressful and draining. With a few little changes, it is possible to turn your exhausting holiday experience into one filled with joy and cheer -- it just all boils down to how you take care of you. Here are five ways to do that...

Do You Like Who You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

You should acknowledge and greet your true self with open arms and embrace all aspects that you see -- the good, the bad and the ugly. It is only when we do this that we can begin any true transformation. Doing anything other than that, is just going through the motions and will not benefit you.

The Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you feel that because of modern technology, your life is getting more crowded with relationships? Or, do you feel, because of technology, that your life is becoming more lonely because these relationships are less personal, fulfilling and more distant?

Knowing Yourself: There's No App for That

Marsha Lebedev Bernstein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Marsha Lebedev Bernstein

How will they engage in any self-reflection or inner mining if they're in a constant loop of Vine videos and Starbucks selfies?

Gratitude in Satisfaction

Stephanie Harper | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

I'm not saying that trying to "do you" isn't an incredibly rewarding and positive process. What I'm saying is that we... I... all of us can't really grasp the innate beauty of life if we are unable to find ourselves satisfied with the one we're currently living.

Why It's Okay To Admit That You're Not Happy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

From the outside, Christine Hassler had all the trappings of an enviable life. As a young agent in Hollywood, she was successful, influential, and see...

5 Tips To Cure The Blues And Feel Happy Again

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

So you're cranky. You don't know why exactly, but you're running on a short fuse. We all have those days -- days when we're worried, stressed out or angry. I definitely know those days! The below five steps are methods I've used get out of a funk, and they may help you as well.

The Remarkable Secret of Reflection

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Reflection gives me the opportunity to slow down and enjoy life's greatest moments. So as I celebrate another birthday, I am blessed to be living on purpose, gaining new wisdom and embracing the joy of the journey.

7 Ways To Find Your Long-Lost Self

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.03.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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.