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You Are Not Your Diagnosis

• If a doctor were to tell you that you had cancer, how would you feel in that moment?<br>• If you were later to understand that you had heard the word "cancer" but that the doctor really said "carcinoma in situ," which is not actually cancer but a precancerous condition, what would you feel then?<br>• If you …

The Spiritual Shift -- Do You Feel It?

There's a shift happening in humanity, a shift in consciousness, happening now because it has to happen now. -- Eckhart Tolle<p>There's a spiritual shift going on, and if you haven't felt it yet, you most likely will, unless you don't want to, and if that's the case, you're going to notice a lot of …

How to Turn Your Life Around Today

This post may sound a little reflective, and you'll find why in a moment. I had a chance meeting the other day which had a real impact on me.<p>Life is short.<p>We're only here for a time, and if you're not enjoying every moment while you're alive then you're pretty much already dead.<p>Are you happy with …

The Mandela Family Feud: What Will It Mean for His Legacy?

He was hugely effective at bridging South Africa's divisions between traditionalism and modernity, but his relatives are now making these rifts worse.<p>"Now, I can die in peace." That's what Nelson Mandela said back in 2007, when his eldest grandson, Mandla, was consecrated as <i>nkosi,</i> or head man, of …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

10 Signs You're Getting Better With Age

As children, we just couldn’t wait to grow up. Then when we finally did, we quickly realized being ‘grown up’ wasn’t at all what we expected it to …

Green Thumbs Up For Free Room And Board In Some Of The World's Most Exotic Locations

"I hoe I hoe, it's off to work I go..."<p>And when you "hoeheartedly" enjoy what you're doing and it earns you free room and board in some of the world's most exotic locations, how bad can work be?<p>Okay, enough of the bad puns... If you like spending time in the garden, love to eat healthy, organic …

Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the World

It wasn't hard to determine which cities Americans travel to most outside of the U.S. The challenge? Narrowing down the must-see sights for …

Travel

How to Overcome Creative Blocks

Creative blocks are the bane of every artist’s life, but the harsh truth is that if you’re doing something even remotely creative, you will almost …

Creativity

From Beethoven To Woody Allen–The Daily Rituals Of The World’s Most Creative People And What You Can Learn From Them

Beethoven and Woody Allen bathed their way to genius. Dickens (and just about everyone else) walked. And you don’t want to know how Thomas Wolfe got the juices flowing. Mason Currey, author of “Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” shares some of the surprising work modes of history’s most creative.<p>The …

Creativity

7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

<i>Creativity can seem innate, but like many things, it is actually a delicate balance of nature and nurture. In other words, creative thinking can be</i> …

Creativity

Boomer Housemates Have More Fun

Today more than 1 in every 3 baby boomers — that huge glut of people born between 1948 and 1964 — is unmarried. And those unmarried boomers are disproportionately women. As this vast generation rushes into retirement, there's a growing concern among experts on aging: Who will take care of all these …

Our Retirement Strategy -- With Or Without Social Security

Last year, 2012, marked the first year since 2009 that U.S. retirees saw a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of +3.6 percent in their Social Security benefits.<p>In other words, along with suffering through a tough global economic situation, retirees who depend on Social Security endured three …

7 Ways to Fulfill Your Unique Destiny

Becoming your true self is a process that lasts throughout a lifetime. Our personalities are not set in stone by the time we drive off to college or even the day we head to retirement. It is always possible for a person to change. Yet, in order to achieve lasting change, we have to know ourselves. …