09/17/2007 08:52 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Living Now Gets a Makeover: Check Out Our New How-To Guide for a Fuller Life

Starting today on Living Now, our top "boxes" will be devoted to three fundamental dimensions that make our lives healthier, more productive, more meaningful, and more fulfilling:

"The Full Life" offers practical how-to info and advice on managing the "business of life" in ways that are more effective and less stressful.

"Make A Difference" puts the spotlight on multiple ways to make the world a better place -- and enrich our lives in the process.

"Mind.Body.Soul" addresses ways to bring more meaning, vitality, peace, and purpose to our lives.


Over the next few weeks, we'll be introducing a slate of new features and new writers providing expert insights and advice:

David Allen, author of the bestseller, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity, will offer advice on how to make your life -- on the job and off -- more productive, efficient and fulfilling.

Christine Hassler, author of 20 Something 20 Everything: A Quarter-Life Guide to Balance and Direction, will answer your questions about twenty-something life. Christine's got a unique ability to turn questions into roadmaps that will get you on -- and keep you on -- the path to a career, relationship and life that you really want.

Heather Cabot, a journalist, the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of The Well Mom, Inc. and the mother of 18-month old twins, tackles the issues of harried moms everywhere with her weekly "Well Mom Moments," that empower moms to take better care of themselves in mind, body and spirit.

Dr. Mona Ackerman, a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience, will answer your questions in "Dr. Mona Knows." As Arianna has said, "Mona is the sort of person who you find yourself telling your most intimate problems to five minutes after you meet her. And 10 minutes later you suddenly feel better about them."

Dr. Rock Positano is the director of Non Surgical Foot and Ankle Service at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery, a member of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell University Medical College, and a member of the famed Sports Medicine Service responsible for treating the New York Mets, Giants, Nets, Knicks, PGA, and USTA. He draws on all that experience to offer his advice on how to get stronger, play harder, and live healthier.


Social activism has gone mainstream. A new generation of philanthropic leaders such as Bill and Melinda Gates, and Bono are providing inspiration, guidance, and billions of dollars through their global foundations. But what's even more exciting to us is the inspiration and innovation coming from tens of thousands of far less high-profile activists. And young people are leading the way. They may not be marquee names followed by reporters and paparazzi, but they have creative ideas and practical solutions for making the world a better place. We'll share those ideas - and introduce you to the people behind them - in Make A Difference.

GOOD Magazine is one of the leaders in the field of social activism, providing a platform for ideas, people and businesses that are promoting positive change in the world. Each week, its editors will bring us a "GOOD: Portrait" from what they call their "collection of people doing things that matter". We'll also bring you lots of 'green' news, tips, and advice. Olivia Zaleski, one of our favorite young contributors with serious eco-cred (she also writes for TreeHugger and Eco-Chic), will help us all grow greener with her weekly column, a personal take on life in the green lane.

And when it comes to Make a Difference, we'd love to hear from you. Have you been inspired by someone's work? Are you working for change in your own way? Send us your tips, suggestions, and personal stories.


Take a deep breath. This is the part of the page designed to help get -- and keep -- you centered. For many of us leading busy, full, (sometimes a little too full) lives there's often the feeling that something is missing. Maybe it's a more powerful feeling of connection, a higher purpose, or a deeper sense of meaning than our hectic lives allow us time to explore. In Mind.Body.Soul we'll engage in a dialog about the search for meaning in our lives.

Among the contributors to this section will be Stacey Lawson. Stacey is a paradox: an engineer-turned-successful-tech-entrepreneur who has also embarked on a spiritual journey. She invites us to join in her adventure.

As you can see, Living Now is a work-in-progress. So we want to hear what you think, what you'd like to see more of (or less of!) on the page. We'll be checking the comments regularly, so please fire away.