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3 Ways to Unlock Opportunity in What Scares You

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

The truth is: We're all afraid. We've all had moments like mine on the floor. And it's those moments where terror can become the sandbox for astronomical transformation.

I Never Knew Ramen Noodles Could Be Cool

Lauren Stevens | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

If there is one thing my son has taught me, it is to slow down and take in my surroundings, giving myself over to each experience, no matter how mundane or insignificant it may seem.

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

A Sense of Wonder

Mary Paleologos | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

If you want to witness a natural display of a sense of wonder, just observe a child. A child's whole world is viewed through the eyes of wonder and excitement. A child has no judgements of why things are so, but rather a child is in awe and views life through innocence, purity and curiosity.

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...

7 Questions That Will Keep You Curious

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

“It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize,” Aristotle, the renowned Greek philosopher and scientist, o...

Disconnected (and Detained) in Cuba: My 'Third Metric' Experience

Michael Maisel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Maisel

Forced to disconnect, I was able to challenge my own preconceived academic assumptions of what I would find in a 2014-era Cuba. On a more spiritual level, I underwent a heightened sense of awareness that I thought was reserved for fictional characters

My Smartphone, My B*tch: A Letter of Hate, Love and Balance

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

Our relationship used to be a give and take. But from now on, this relationship is a one-way street. I own you for all the great things you can bring my life, but you don't own me in return. I will look up. I will stop. I've got to re-engage in the world instead of feeling engaged to you.

On Finding Wonder As an Adult

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

My daughter's awe to ordinary occurrences isn't atypical.The world is a mysterious web of discoveries that heighten her ability to embrace the unknown. Sometimes her glee spills over like errant drops of water after a big splash. When I'm paying attention, I catch a few of these drops.

Daily Meditation: A Childlike State Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Ancestor Deficit Disorder

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

A tree without roots cannot grow. When we humans lose our roots, we too begin to wither -- losing our balance, our health and our spiritual foundati...

Hugh Jackman: Adamantium Claws, Heart of Gold

Liz Dow | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

My father's dream to sing and dance on Broadway came true on his 85th birthday, thanks to Hugh Jackman.

How Children's Books Inspire Wonder In Readers Of All Ages

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books

Children’s literature has the unique ability to inspire wonder in any person who leafs through its pages. By exploring life in such a simple yet pro...

Pragmatic Pastor Turned Postman to Help the Homeless

Liz Dow | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Liz Dow

A Pastor came to understand that his guests need services, not sermons. He used mailboxes as a concrete step toward resolving a seemingly insurmountable problem. This is proof that wonder and a sense of possibility dwell in the hearts of leaders who inspire.

3 Reasons You're More Stressed Than Joyful

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Wonder doesn't disappear on its own. We let it go. And we don't have to. In fact, our creativity, imagination and well-being thrive on a degree of being delighted, amused and in awe of the world around us.

Patients and Virtue

Liz Dow | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

Stereotypes about surgeons do not include the emotions that this surgeon conveys. His profound humanity is an example of wonder at work. His partnership with patients reflects the aspect of his work that touches his soul, and a world view that we are all connected.

The Creation of Wow

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

You are your own greatest treasure, equipped with everything you need. Brilliance built in. What are you doing with that sparklingly magnificent life of yours?

Raising a Romantic Son

Liz Dow | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

The thing I am most proud of is nurturing my son's sense of romance. I like to think that his kindness toward others, curiosity about people, respect for differences, creativity in his work and play and confidence about what is possible for himself and others evolved from this perspective.

When Things Fall Into the Ocean

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Media
Ami Fields-Meyer

We were about twenty minutes into our tour of the CNN studio in Atlanta when Greg, an eccentric guide in a tomato-red polo, turned around. "Are there ...

Listless Without a List: My Path to Redefining Success

Elise P. Carey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Elise P. Carey

I tried to remember the last time I stopped in awe of something, a time I broke from my color-coded, list-riddled calendar and fed my natural curiosity. When was the last time I let my focus wander and my mind wonder?

How the Third Metric Brought Me Unconditional Love

Maya Mathias | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maya Mathias

I believe though, as Huffington posits in Thrive, that coincidences are the miracles that God performs anonymously.

How My Son Taught Me to Walk

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

All it took was a few moments of sitting on the sidewalk for me to realize I was doing it all wrong. I was walking all wrong. Somewhere between my carefree school days and motherhood, I learned to drown myself in the mundane tasks of day-to-day life.

8 Things I Learned As a Recovering Workaholic

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

I burn the midnight oil, never say no, and I have often prioritized my career over my life and my loved ones. Only recently did I take an honest look in the mirror to realize that life is too short to miss, and every moment is precious. I urge you not to miss the life you deserve to lead.

Biblical Third Metric Quotes Show How Ancient Wisdom Can Help Redefine Modern Measures Of Success

Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion

The four pillars of the "Third Metric" initiative provide a foundation on which to build a successful life that achieves satisfaction beyond goals of ...

WATCH: These Powerful Moments Of Wonder Are A Reminder Of Life's Beauty

Posted 03.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In celebration of Arianna Huffington's latest book, "Thrive," HuffPost Live is examining the power of the four pillars of the Third Metric -- well-bei...