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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Acceptance

The first time someone posed the idea of "acceptance" to me, I was chatting with my first therapist. We were discussing my relationship with my dad...

Megan Bruneau, M.A.
May 10 2014

5 Reasons I'm Happy I Grew Up Chubby

I've recently been strutting around in my apartment after the gym in a sports bra to proudly show off the beginnings of my two-pack abs. My husband...

Syeda Nazmi
April 27 2014

What I Wish More People Knew About Elephants

If you haven’t heard yet, you will soon: thousands of elephants are being slaughtered each year. When elephants “give up” their teeth (ivory) to us to...

Dereck Joubert
April 15 2014

5 Things I Miss About Weighing More Than 300 Pounds

I smoked like a house on fire, drank like a blues guitarist, ate whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, and I never, ever exercised.

Kelly Coffey
March 21 2014

21 Signs Your Meditation & Yoga Practices Are Working

Meditation and yoga practices help us to work toward becoming happier and peaceful human beings. This is an ongoing process and can take a lifetime....

Rucha Tadwalkar
March 20 2014

The Dos & Don'ts Of Helping A Friend Who's Depressed

As depression affects 1 in 5 people at some point in their lives, chances are you know someone who is currently living with the illness, or you will...

Megan Bruneau, M.A.
March 16 2014

10 Small Acts Of Kindness You Can Practice Daily

The Dalai Lama famously said, "My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."

Hali Tsotetsi
March 11 2014

How To Stop Being So Reactive All The Time

How we interpret things plays a vital role in where our time, energy, and attention goes. While it can be very clear to know what our intentions are,...

Jenn Kashiwa
March 3 2014

4 Things You Deserve When It Comes To Your Health Care

As an integrative physician, I've had the privilege of entering a very special relationship with my patients. They courageously walk into my office,...

Why We Should Find Gratitude & Beauty In Everything

Look around. See those little elements all around you for which you can be grateful. Yes, I know. Sometimes the view is crowded. Sometimes you can’t...

Rebecca Butler
February 24 2014

5 Things Yoga Can Teach You About Being In An Intimate Relationship

The ancient teachings of yoga can greatly support a healthy and positive relationship.

Lauren Eckstrom
February 11 2014

Body-Shaming: How To Spot It + How To Stop It

Do you ever catch yourself in a downward spiral of negative self-talk about your body?

Sooji Rugh, M.D.
February 4 2014

Why Animals Are Smarter Than You Think (And Why You Should Care)

It is time for us to understand that animals, even the very small ones, are conscious. They have feelings, they show empathy, and they display...

Jon Lieff, M.D.
February 3 2014

5 Ways To Deal (Gracefully) With Any Jerks In Your Life

While most of us try to become more kind and thoughtful as we age, sadly, some people just don't (or can't) do this and they wind up being bullies....

Emily Nolan
February 3 2014

Remind Me: Why Exactly Should I Be Meditating?

Why, exactly, do we meditate? What’s the point? In a personal sense — not an academic one — how might we answer these questions?

Paula Watkins, PhD
February 3 2014

3 Love-Based Ways To Reach Your Highest Potential

One of the most difficult questions I ask my students is: What do you want? You might be surprised how many of us draw a blank in the face of this...

Rebecca Butler
January 15 2014

4 Questions To Help You Heal From Heartbreak

In 2007, I walked away from my hometown with a diploma in hand, ready to face the world, vowing, swearing, and crossing my heart that I would NEVER,...

Jamie Perry
January 15 2014

7 Qualities Of Truly Great Leaders

The truly great leaders in this world, no matter their field, are champions many ways. We tend to define a champion as someone who is objectively...

Rajeev Kurapati, M.D.
January 10 2014

7 Things I Wish All Americans Knew About Global Health

When I was 21, I was lucky enough to be on the ground for the launch of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Uganda, and...

Barbara Bush
January 6 2014

If Self-Love Feels Impossible, This Is For You

For the last 23 years, I've been teaching women how to ease up on the pressure, the perfectionism, the striving, and explore self-nurturing, even...

Jen Louden
January 6 2014