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The Urgency Of Ending Bullying and Domestic Violence

Bullying was once dismissed as part of coming of age or a phase that children would outgrow. Although recent generations have made great leaps towards recognizing the harmfulness of bullying both in person and online, a recent psychiatry...Show More Summary

Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons and Quotes From Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. Known as the last of the "Five Good Emperors," Aurelius was not born into power, but rather was adopted (his biological father died when he was three years old). Historians refer to him as a kind ruler who was incredibly loyal to his duty to serve the Roman Empire. Show More Summary

Change Your World By Changing Your Expectations

On Facebook the other day, I saw a post which read: "What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it's supposed to be." For decades, I was the world's best at fabricating this illusory bubble and criticizing myself...Show More Summary

Warm Up for One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

By Yoga Journal One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) engages multiple muscles that constantly contract, like the hip flexor and groin muscles. Mastering this deep hip opener and backbend can help stretch these areas and release tension. Show More Summary

Getting Your Mind Right for Weight Loss

About a month ago, I wrote an article about my (at that time) 23-pound weight loss. In the post, titled, "How I've Reframed My Thinking on Weight Loss and Started (Finally!) Losing Weight," I shared how, after many failed attempts, I'd...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Add Health and Fitness Into Your Busy Schedule

Summer's here, and it's time to get back into beach body shape. While optimum health and fitness are important to many, the demands of work, home and personal life can leave one feeling like there's just not enough time. However, just a few minutes of exercise a day can actually improve one's health. Show More Summary

10 Things You Didn't Know About Following Your Dreams

I walked into my boss's office and I quit. I'd been thinking about it seriously for two whole weeks, but it was an impulse I had been working towards for years. I wanted more control over my career and my life. And I wanted to get paid to do what I do best: think. That was two years ago. Show More Summary

Injured? Stuck in bed? Can't work? How to remain positive and hopeful when your "normal life" is "on hold."

A few weeks ago, my friend Alex [pictured above] had an accident during a rock climbing session and broke her fibula. Ouch. A broken leg is a pretty serious injury for anyone, but for my friend, who is exceptionally active -- cycling, climbing, lifting weights, dancing on a daily basis -- this injury was especially upsetting. Show More Summary

How to Stop Being So Self-Critical: ANGTFT

"But about a month before my friend Pammy died, she said something that may have permanently changed me. We had gone shopping for a dress for me to wear that night to a nightclub with the man I was seeing at the time. Pammy was in a wheelchair, wearing her Queen Mum wig, the Easy Rider look in her eyes. Show More Summary

One Stretch to Wake Up Your Body

It feels amazing first thing in the morning--trust. By Amy Schlinger, SELF Photo of Jenn by Jay Sullivan Bring your body to life first thing in the A.M. and give your muscles a natural caffeine-like boost with this feel-good stretchShow More Summary

Dietary Guidance: Sustainability or Stupidity?

As a writer, I recognize the need to be blunt at times to deliver a message effectively. I don't shy away from that requirement, but I do try to avoid insult. For one thing, you cannot communicate effectively with someone you alienate. Show More Summary

Booting People Out of Your Life? Some Must Go -- Some Have Time Limits

You're thinking about that person right now aren't you? You know, the one who makes you want to poke ink pens into your own eye sockets? Some people in our lives drive us absolutely nuts. We want to shake them while saying, "What inShow More Summary

3 Ways to Rediscover Your Resilience When You're Tapped Out

If there's one thing we believe, it's this: You can't annihilate stress; it's simply part of life. What you can do is shift your response to stress, and through that process, build up resilience to it. But I think we can take it one step further. Show More Summary

True Resilience Is Understanding Nothing Lasts Forever

Who doesn't want safety and security? It's built into our genetics to strive for it. You want a job you can count on forever. You want relationships that will never fade. When you invest your time, your money, and your heart into something,...Show More Summary

Attitude of Gratitude? (Yeah, Right...)

You've been in a frightful mood these past few weeks. You're living paycheck to paycheck just covering expenses, practicing the fine art of "which credit card do I max out now and who do I pay before my credit is totally ruined?" You're...Show More Summary

What Makes a Naloxone Program Successful? - Lessons from NC

Programs are popping up all over the country to distribute naloxone, a medicine that reverses opioid drug overdose, to people who can use it to save lives. With all the different programs - some in urban areas, some in rural; some run...Show More Summary

Good News and Bad News for Antibiotics

Every credible medical and health organization, including the American Medical Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization, has said if we don't significantly reduce antibiotic use in people and agriculture, we will soon live in a world where these drugs no longer work. Show More Summary

Buckets Are for Filling Up, Not Kicking Over

I'm writing this post at 35,000 feet on a flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles. I just saw the Grand Canyon for the first time in my life! As I'm flying back, I'm thinking about bucket lists. And life. And death. And what it means to be...Show More Summary

Start Something That Matters

Sometimes your dreams for living a great life and having more personal freedom can seem so far away. Yet no matter where you are on the path, never let your small beginnings make you small-minded. When people express that your ambitions are impossible, keep going. Show More Summary

Gym Fear at 60: It Can Be Conquered

While looking over the sweat and determination, I had to smile. Just two years back, I was so afraid of this place. It completely represented a struggle I avoided for years and did not know if I could tackle as I turned 60. WatchingShow More Summary

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