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7 Things Draining Your Workout Energy (And How To Fix Them)

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone The same workout routine in your 30s impacts your body differently after 50. Even if you're able to per...

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

5 Steps to Dance Your Life Away

Emilie Rambaud | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Rambaud

If you are able to master this precious alliance of "effort" and "grace," you will slowly and surely get to the essence of an agile mind, body and spirit and the most beautiful dance.

Elsa the Snow Queen and the Transformative Power of Self-Love

Jason Powers | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Elsa taught many valuable life lessons to a squirming assemblage of fifth-grade graduates, but could not have known how clear her message came through to many of the adults in attendance. Get yourself together. Accept who you are, connect to others and love and be true to yourself.

5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books

Humans have a remarkable capacity for resilience. Over and over, we hear stories of people who, after trauma and adversity, pick themselves up, put th...

5 Yoga Practices That Beat Stress

Dana Bisenius | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

When we are faced with a deep stretch or strength-building posture, our bodies feel challenged and our minds may begin to protest: This is too hard. How much longer? I can't do this. How much longer?

When Times Are Hard, Pick Up These Works of Literature

Meira Bienstock | Posted 06.20.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

These two novels, which are considered to be among the canon of the greatest classical works of literature, are definitely worth picking up again if you need characters to inspire you. They will remind you of the most defining and beneficial character traits which are so rare, but sing so loudly from these pages.

Mama's Strength

Sabina Khan-Ibarra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Sabina Khan-Ibarra

My mother's independence was the butt of jokes in the small social group she were a part of. But she didn't care. She did what she had to do. She came from a village where she was the only girl who left to pursue higher education.

We're All in Recovery -- Here's Why

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Recovery takes many forms and has many causes, but the common denominator is realizing the need for change. It's the most powerful and human ability -- the ability to be aware, to choose, to change, to recover (and repeat). It's essentially the will to grow every day.

The Importance of Being Fearless or at Least Acting As Though You Are

Katie Kempner | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Perhaps the message is that if you can't quite be fearless -- act as though you are. Acknowledge that fear but don't be a slave to it. Don't let being afraid stand in the way of living the fullest possible life imaginable for you.

Reverse the Curse: How to Stop Being a Victim in Your Relationships

Pamela Dussault | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Pamela Dussault

When I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse, I used to believe it was all my fault. I believed I must have been seriously defective as a person. Why else would my ex treat me this way? Finally, I built up my confidence, courage and inner-strength to leave that relationship. Here's how.

Retirement Relocation Is Not for Sissies

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

Then came retirement. In 2013, my husband and I made strategic decisions to retire, sell our home, and move back to the community we left 20 years ago. After months of planning and action steps, we have just completed this huge transition. Here is some advice on the huge transition.

We Tried It: Cirque Style Fitness

Abigail Wise | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Abigail Wise

The rope climbing was challenging, but not impossible, and the best part was getting to hang upside down and stretch my legs around, because that's what I'd imagined doing when I signed up for the class in the first place.

This Is What Lost Love Looks Like

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Sometimes you don't know you are losing something until it's already gone. And there you are, left to deal with the mess that loss leaves behind.

Get A Grip: Handshake as Predictor of Longevity

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The idea of assessing an individual by his handshake is nothing new. However recent research suggests that you may be able to judge much more than character.

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.

Mother Ganesha

Amy Roost | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Amy Roost

Motherhood filled me with a new kind of love; one that I could not have possibly understood as a child or even as a childless adult. A love so strong and committed that it could move mountains -- or at least cars -- if necessary.

7 Things Mom Taught Me About Living

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

Lesson #1: Tell a good story with a straight face, no matter how outrageous it is. Never crack a smile during the delivery, and if people say they don't believe you, tell them it matters not... you were there, and it happened.

Peaceful Words of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

It is important that we bring the words of God into our lives, because if we don't, we may only hear the words of the enemy.

As Our Tears Fall, Let Our Hearts Rise

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

When faced with the loss of one so precious and so dear, as in the loss of a child, the challenge is to find the beauty in the sorrow. It is there to be certain, but one must empower one's eyes, heart, mind and soul to see it.

What Grounds You?

Kimlai Yingling | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimlai Yingling

In the last decade, there has been a huge push for the use of meditation and how "connecting with oneself" can bring a sense of calm to a person's life. It can help to stabilize the mind and "leave oneself" for a place of serenity and gratitude.

Thank You, Yoga -- You Rock!

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Levy Lesser

Yoga has really changed me, and I don't mean that it just helped stretch out my quads (but it has done that too). It occurred to me, I feel flexible yet not so strong in yoga class, and I kind of feel that way in life.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

Choose to Be Brave!

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

We all face challenges. Some of us actually face such monumental challenges, they could be our very demise. For me, the loss of my youngest daughter, ...

Divergent and the Gospel (Part II): Vanquishing Weakness, Cultivating Strength

Jacob Myers | Posted 05.28.2014 | Religion
Jacob Myers

This disparity between the book, the movie, and the trailer got me thinking: does the gospel call us to belong to those who are just like us?