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What's So Hard About Saying 'No'?

Carol Bysiek | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

Think about the ways you have personally said or you have heard someone else say, "No." Do they lead in with a huge apology? Do you give a three-minute explanation (often to a complete stranger) about why you simply cannot do (fill in the blank)?

The Benefits of TA-DA! -- Part I

Amanda Gore | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Last week I was speaking to a lovely group in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. I was telling them about my niece's first gym competition. At the time she was ...

Find Your 'Why' And Work It Out

Traci Bild | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Traci Bild

Don't be a memory! Choose to be decisive, selfish and add exercise and all its amazing benefits to your daily to do list. Feel good, look good, set an example for your children that fitness isn't something you do when you have the time, but something you make the time to do because it matters.

4 Warning Signs That You're Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

But stress and exhaustion crept in and hit me like a ton of bricks. It literally felt that way. For the rest of that day I lay in bed scared, drained and weak thinking to myself, "What if this had happened when I was driving? Or going down the stairs?"

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

What Health and Finance Can Learn From the Quantified Self Movement and Each Other

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

The quantified self refers to the use of sensor technology to collect our body's vitals as well as aspects of our daily lives from how many steps we take, what and how much food we eat, to the wide variety of activities we might pursue to improve our well-being.

'‘Emotional, Spiritual And Mental Well-Being Has Been Almost Completely Forgotten In Today's Health Care System'

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

We need to stop solely using technology after we're sick, and instead, use technology to maintain good health.

How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Although certain phases pass more smoothly than others, recognizing the tides of life grants us the inner fortitude to confront our circumstances with awareness and acceptance. After all, hope is a simple reminder that momentary sorrow is a prelude to lasting joy.

Our Emotions Are Our Navigational System

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

So many of our emotions get labelled as bad or negative and yet this good/bad, positive/negative kind of definition is a very narrow description, and one that doesn't recognize how important all of our feelings actually are.

Anna Almendrala

More Evidence Happiness Doesn't Come From Buying New Things

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living

News stories about Black Friday shopping violence are depressingly similar, and would be beyond belief save the fact that most are accompanied by secu...

Tips for Incorporating Wellness into Every Day

Next Jump | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Next Jump

I have the great fortune of working for a company that values the health of its employees as one of its foundational principles. Even better, I am now in a position where I am helping others achieve that sense of health and wellbeing that I once lacked

Law School Quadruples the Chances of Depression for Tens of Thousands: Some Changes That Might Help

Kate Mayer Mangan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Mayer Mangan

Although law students enter school with fairly normal rates of depression (about 8-9 percent), upon matriculation, the rate of depression more than quadruples (to about 40 percent), according to the Dave Nee Foundation, which works to end the stigma of depression among lawyers.

Want to Move From Functioning to Flourishing at Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

While small, positive changes offered moments of color, like dappled light they quickly faded when the every day reality of my job invaded. Until I had three big a-ha moments that forever changed my life.

The Bottom Line Impact of Wellbeing in the Workplace

Alex Pirouz | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Work practices, culture, well-being programs and relationships within workplaces are key determinants, not only of whether people feel valued and supported in their work roles, but also of individual health.

How Burn-Out Saved My Life

Giuliana Cortese | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Giuliana Cortese

Every action, whether it be writing an article, applying for a job or snacking on an apple, is worthy of being embraced, enjoyed and savored for what it is. When we choose to live life this way, each moment becomes saturated with meaning.

What Greek Dancing Can Teach Us About Life

Michael Neill | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Worst case, we enjoy the journey. Best case, we enjoy the journey and arrive at some fun and interesting places. Either way, we are having fun, learning heaps, and dancing each day from a place of comfort and well-being inside us.

Should I Be Taking a Calcium Supplement?

Layne Lieberman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Layne Lieberman

It's human nature to find an easy way out of any situation, even when it comes to nutrition. Therefore, it's no wonder that more and more people tu...

It's Okay to Have More Than One Passion

Michael Feeley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Just as a gardener uses a hoe, or pruning shears to propagate, shape and stimulate the growth of plants so does a coach use their tools, skills and intuition to guide you to be your essential, true self.

Wisdom in Disguise

Michael Neill | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of the most comforting insights I have had into the human condition is that every one of us has an innate wisdom that guides us through every minute of every day, even when we do our best to ignore it.

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

Getting to Higher Moral Ground

Street Sense | Posted 08.12.2014 | DC
Street Sense

It's sad when you think about it to see people living on the streets and in shelters for long parts of their lives. Yet we live in a world where profit is placed over people. Here in the West we will never see housing as a human right, something that builds family and community.

8 Reasons You Should Learn To Love These Under-Appreciated Animals

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

"If you are not a horse person, it might be hard to understand why some people love their horses so much," writes HuffPost blogger, bestselling author...

Honor Your Elimination

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...

Some Evidence of the Human Spirit

Danielle Posa | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

Most of my friends and family know that my grandmother passed away very recently. It has been harder for me than I had expected. She was just about to...

How Well Does Gratitude Work for You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Any situation can be turned around or reframed and made into a benefit or an advantage. What do you think has a better effect on you -- being resentment or grateful? Being negative and nasty or positive and helpful?