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The Science of The Secret: Does 'Asking the Universe' Really Work?

Suzanne Clores | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Suzanne Clores

While many books and spiritual teachers have popularized the language of, "asking the universe," the truth is, it's not the universe you are asking... it's your unconscious, which is a real, active thing.

The Hidden Rules of Bigotry

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do people, regardless of their own race and religion and age, have favored (and disfavored) groups that they do not publicly -- or consciously -- proclaim?

How Do You Spell 'Success'?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It behooves us to rethink our own personal definition of success lest we be drawn into the prevailing view of our society. Feelings of true happiness and success come from deep and loving relationships which bring peace, fulfillment, and life satisfaction that is our real psychological wealth.

The Direct Path to Self-Awareness

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The hidden power of the shadow. "You can learn more about yourself in a week in a marriage than you can meditating for 10 years in a cave." -- Step...

Theology, Taboos, and Creative Thinking

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

In two very different surveys, Protestants who expressed more anxiety about depravity and taboo emotions ended up choosing the most creative careers and having the most creative achievements. This was not true of Catholics or Jews.

Scientists Reveal Secret To Wiping Out Bad Memories

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 05.20.2014 | Science

Bad memories are not only part of our conscious mind, they also leave a trace in our unconscious. But now, new research shows that actively trying to...

The Hidden Sources of Attraction

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Overcoming the natural, understandable resistance to this process requires courage, strength, commitment, and perhaps most importantly, the support of a partner who is willing to go the distance, even when it can feel like the stakes are one's very survival.

No Time to Clear Out Your Home? Try This!

Sophie Keller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

I don't know about you, but whenever I think of de-cluttering my home, it seems really overwhelming. However, these tips have helped me to break it down and do it stress-free.

How Humor Eases Parenting Anxieties

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Humor is a great way to recover from parenting anxieties as it provides a platform via which parents can recognize and acknowledge their fears, put them in perspective, and by doing so, minimize the psychological and functional disruption they cause.

7 Billion Minds, or One?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

The ethical implications of our fundamental connectedness are profound. Because of our intrinsic oneness, health can never be merely personal, and neither can illness, poverty, or hunger.

Change Our Story: Stories

Peter Buffett | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Peter Buffett

What we're really looking for is a new story -- a story to live in to. Not old stories to live out of. That takes some extraordinary imagination.

Border Defense for Personal Development

Bradley Foster | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Takers can't take anything from us unless we give it to them. Having good boundaries is a balance of our needs and beliefs and what we can do to support the other person. We are authentic and genuine when we are in harmony with ourselves and the other's boundaries.

How To Be More Self-Aware

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

I do know that awareness can be taught, it can be learned, it can be discovered, but I'm not sure that it can ever be arrived at. In other words, it's a gradual unpeeling where you never get to the core.

Is Outrage Driving Homophobia Underground?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.

What Does Science Know About Dreams?

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2013 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Many questions still remain and more research needs to be done, but it's misleading at best and intellectually lazy at worst to suggest there is no good scientific evidence about the nature of dream content. What, then, does science actually know about dreams?

Why Jung Is Important

Gary Lachman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Gary Lachman

More than anyone else in the 20th century, the psychologist is responsible for our wide interest in what we can call "inner directed spirituality." He saw the unconscious mind as a hidden treasure, not a basement or cellar where we hide away everything about ourselves we'd rather not face.

The Problem With Yoga

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

While the problem with yoga is that it is devoid of myth, its redemption lies in the fact that it will accept fully any myth we bring to it. When we find the mythologies that most resonate with us, we can use them as the container to hold our unfolding practice.

Thinking With Your Body

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

The neurons setting our heart racing, our skin to sweating, and our stomach churning, are draped in a network throughout the body cavity next to the organs they control, completely outside the brain and spinal cord.

The Most Taboo Word in Our Vocabulary

Kimberly Berg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

The word "need" is being disgraced from our vocabularies -- which to me is erasing the humane component out of humanity. If properly embraced, it's what makes us human.

Are We Ignorant About Our Personal Success?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why.

Unconscious Bias Has Consequences in Healthcare and Society

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 08.27.2012 | Black Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

One study had 720 physicians viewing recorded interviews with data about a hypothetical patient. The physicians then made recommendations about that patient's care. The end result, black women were significantly less likely to be referred for cardiac catheterization than white men.

Is Free Will An Illusion?

Victor Stenger | Posted 08.01.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

Research in neuroscience has revealed a startling fact that revolutionizes much of what we humans have previously taken for granted about our interactions with the world outside our heads: Our consciousness is really not in charge of our behavior.

In Defense of Slow and Tedious: Quick-Fix Therapy or the Kind That Takes 'Forever'?

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

What is at question, then, in the debate about short-term vs. long-term therapy is not how long the treatment takes. It is, rather, the existence, and the desirability (or not) of working with the unconscious.

'I Thought That Lady Was Dead' -- Excuse For Alleged Sexual Assault Of Unconscious Woman

Posted 08.30.2011 | Crime

There's just no excuse for sexual assault, least of all necrophilia. Tell that to Kansas City resident Melvin L. Jackson, who was arrested Wednesd...

Shining Light On Your Unconscious Values

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

If you want to know what your values are, just look at your own life. Your life looks like your values. A lot of us think we have higher or spiritual values, but those values are not necessarily reflected in our so-called personal lives.