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The Art of Surrender

Mark Matousek | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

No spiritual awakening is possible without surrender; until we get out of the way, we're unable to feel that power that is greater than our will, deeper than our thoughts and wider than our vaunting dreams. Humility is everything, we come to see. Our wagons are hitched to a higher star.

3 Ways To Free Yourself From Restrictive Expectations

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

Many of us associate surrender with weakness, giving up, and losing. But what if surrender wasn't actually any of these things at all? What if surrender was in fact an empowering choice that you made?

6 Reasons Why We Should Embrace Criticism

Susie Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.

5 Ways to Find Peace When Life Feels Crazy

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

In that moment I knew that it was going to be all good, no mater what place I call my home, what classes I teach, however I serve in the world, it's all taken care of. It's just a matter of alignment on my part.

Do You Get Overly Attached in Relationships? Take This Quiz

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

When you truly love someone you're not interested in possessing the person or keeping him or her in your clutches because you're afraid of losing the relationship. Instead, you respect your partner's autonomy and spirit.

Why Getting What You Want Requires the Opposite of What You Think

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

See, I know what I want, I just don't have it yet. And I have been trying to let go and trust that alongside my clear and aligned intentions and actions, the universe will deliver what I'm seeking.

Are You a Relationship Empath?

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Judith Orloff MD

In my medical practice, I've seen these creative approaches to relationships save marriages and make ongoing intimacies safe for emotional empaths of all ages -- even if they haven't had a long-term partner before.

How to Date the Muse: 5 Steps to Enduring Creativity

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

The muse loves a life devoted to honoring your true self. She wants you to become who you are. She wants you to feel good. And when you feel good she'll want to hang out with you often.

3 Things That King Joffrey Teaches Us About Reptilian Leadership

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 06.14.2014 | Entertainment
Judith Orloff MD

Reptilian seduction is tough to break out of. For such people, success will always depend on being stronger, bigger, better and richer.

Have Faith to Face the World

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 06.08.2014 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The act of praying itself has the power to bring about transformation. Realize that you are not alone in these difficult times. There is always an unseen hand working for you.

On Pain and How to Handle It

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Except for a few rough patches, I've been blessed with a pretty healthy, pain-free life so far. So when debilitating pain like this comes along, it whacks me upside the head like a cosmic mallet, as if to say, "Pay attention! There's stuff to be learned here."

Finding Success in Surrender

Ari Andersen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

"Once I decided I would be happy living in my truck, I was free." The man who said this to me never has to work again. He built a company from noth...

When Losing Is Its Own Reward

Anne Vitiello | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Vitiello

There was a boxer who, when faced with the likelihood of being knocked out, sold ad space on the soles of his shoes. Call it what you will, but I found that to be a move closer to brilliant than to defeatist.

2 Ways to Beat an Addiction to Power

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

Learning to change your relationship to power and trying on new types of power will open up your heart, which allows you to start feeling at ease. The world will go on. Things will get done. You'll make an impact. But you'll feel good while you're doing it.

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Change

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

It has been said that in a contest between a river and a rock, the river always wins. Why? Because the river is willing to follow the natural call of gravity, going over, under, around or, eventually, through the rock, to its destiny which, as with all water, is to ultimately merge with the ocean.

5 Reasons Why Receiving Is Harder Than Giving

John Amodeo, PhD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Amodeo, PhD

We may be uncomfortable receiving if it came with strings attached when growing up. We may have received compliments only when we accomplished something, like winning at sports or achieving good grades. If we sensed that we weren't being accepted for who we are but rather for our achievements and accomplishments, we may not feel safe to receive.

Releasing the Need of Acceptance and Fear of Being Judged: Choosing to Live Life With Intention!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Let's decide to journey together with a clear intentional statement for how we want to live our lives today and everyday thereafter! Come from the fee...

10 Qualities of a Good Lover

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

In my book, The Ecstasy of Surrender, I discuss how to manifest your full sexual power, even if you are out of touch with it now. First, you must lear...

Let There Be Light: A Mindfulness Practice to Dispel Darkness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to remind yourself that in those unavoidable moments of darkness that come with the privilege of living in a human skin, it is the nature of the light to give itself to you unconditionally.

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

I didn't realize, until having my own daughter, just how incredibly elastic, how flexible my mother's heart had to be, to love so deeply and to let go so fully.

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.

Time to Surrender

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I'm letting this fall be about surrender. About not being able to control everything and not having everything go the way I'd like it to. About learning whatever lesson my broken heel is supposed to be teaching me instead of powering through or ignoring it.

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day 10

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

River: Surrender My favorite mental image from reading about Tantra is that the secret to happiness is floating as if you're in a river. We are all...

Is Your Timepiece 'Keeping' You? A Mindfulness Practice for Transcending Time

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Now is all you really have -- don't squander it by trying to keep up with something that really doesn't exist.

Manifest Like Never Before in 1 Easy Step

Heather Strang | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

Remember that you are a powerful being and one of the greatest powers you have lies in surrendering to something even larger and more powerful than you.