Sarah Seagraves

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When You Want to Make a Change but Feel Confused & Scared

<b>“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”</b> <b>~Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>Have you ever had an inner knowing that it was time to make …

Taking Action Toward a New Life and Moving Through Resistance

<b>“Your actions are your only true belongings.” ~Allan Lokos</b><p>This is not a piece about a person who has already finished her journey. I am not here to …

Positive Thinking

A Warning and a Gift for Anyone Who Isn't Living Their Dreams

<b>“Letting go of the past means that you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz</b><p>I grew up on a small cattle farm in the very …

Positive Thinking

Are You Too Busy to Enjoy Your Life?

<b>“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau</b><p>I was slipping deeper into a dark spiral …

3 Powerful Ways to Get Moving When You Feel Stuck in Life

<b>“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”</b> <b>~Unknown</b><p>I realized I’m going to die soon.<p>Not, you know, imminently. …

Positive Thinking

Roasted Chicken Ramen

Roasted Chicken Ramen.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 11, 2014 73<p>It’s kind of a secret… but I’m a ramen freak.<p>So very true. I’d probably eat it everyday if I …

Why ISIS Keeps Running Circles Around Us, Just Like Al Qaeda Did Before 9/11

If the United States and its allies want to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State effectively, they will have to learn to get inside the …

Stop Waiting for Life to Change: How to Feel at Peace Now

<b>“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko</b><p>Humans are amazing creatures. We have so much potential to …

Working on Impatience and Appreciating Its Gifts

<b>“</b><b>The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust</b><p>It’s taken me a while, but I have …

When Life Doesn’t Meet Our Hopes and Expectations

<b>“Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.” ~Elliott Larson</b><p>I was recently watching my younger son play in a golf tournament. We had …

Dental Care

5 Simple Ways to Quickly Resolve Conflict with Your Partner

<b>“Don’t make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion.” ~Unknown</b><p>You have a small disagreement with your partner, and before you know it, it …

Self-help

Try Not to Become Bitter: There Is More Good Than Bad

<b>“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.</b><p>A few years ago, when my younger son was about ten, the …

Positive Thinking

Letting Go of the Attachments That Keep You Stuck & Unhappy

<b>“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>My father died when I was fifteen, so I learned right …

7 Ways to Put Life Back into Your Relationship

<b>“Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” ~Gary Zukav</b><p>I was always a hopeless romantic. Since I was …

Relationships

Steak and Eggs Korean Style

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>STEAKS<p>1/4 cup mirin* (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>2 tablespoons finely grated cored peeled Granny Smith apple<p>2 tablespoons soy sauce<p>2 tablespoons light corn syrup<p>1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion (white and pale green parts)<p>1 tablespoon (scant) Korean hot pepper …

Eggs

What's Wrong With Checking Out Stolen Nude Photos of Celebrities

The ethics of looking away<p>It is not difficult to look at naked women on the Internet. There are, after all, a lot of men and women who post nude photos of themselves online hoping for pageviews, extra income, or just exhibitionist titillation. So with the news over the weekend of “leaked” nude …

Why Do We Hold Ourselves Back?

I love the irony in life. I decided to write a blog about how and why we hold ourselves back, because so often, we do. For two days, I have stared at a blank page and not written a word. When I tried to understand why, the words <i>personal</i> and <i>scary</i> arose in my mind about how I have held myself back in …

Iceland Volcano Eruption: So Far, So Good

With fire fountains shooting into the sky, and languid slow-pouring lava, Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano is a made-for-TV eruption (click the link to watch a live stream).<p>For a country with countless stunning geological features, volcanoes like Bárðarbunga can be a boon for tourism. ”Usually …

David Fincher's Gap Ads Are Better Than Most Of The Movies Released This Month

David Fincher directed a new batch of Gap ads and, in classic Fincher style, they're stunning visual works accomplished through a kadrillion takes. The black-and-white spots are part of the brand's "Dress Normal" campaign, which featured Zosia Mamet, Elisabeth Moss and Angelica Huston.<p>In the ads, …

Here's The First Poster For Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater'

Jon Stewart's directorial debut, "Rosewater," is set to have a pretty big few weeks. The film premieres at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend before its international bow at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8. Stewart also wrote the "Rosewater" script, which is based on "Then …

The Best Customer Service Reps Are The Ones Who Pretend To Be Thor

Talk about good customer service.<p>This chat between an Amazon customer service representative and a customer whose book hasn't arrived on time has restored our faith in the power of the Norse gods.<p>It all starts when the Amazon rep introduces himself as "Thor," and a customer asks to play his father, …

How Teachers Really Feel About the New Academic Year

Being a writer and a teacher has been one of my biggest achievements in life. They both give me a sense of satisfaction and joy. As the summer comes to an end and the new academic year begins, I am sort of excited and nervous. I have been a teacher for the past 13 years, the students I once taught …

How You Can Find Yourself By Losing Yourself

<b>“Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”</b> <b>~Walter …

What Happens When We Don’t Say What We Think and Feel

<b>“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw</b><p>Can we just talk?<p>Those words can be a …

‘Genie, You’re Free’: Suicide Is Not Liberation

In tribute to Robin Williams, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted a still from Aladdin with the quote, “Genie, you’re free.” But …

Ask Anything: Why Is Picking Up A New Language Easier As A Kid?

Short answer: You’re less distracted by your native tongue.<p>In 1967, neuroscientist Eric Lenneberg laid out his argument for a “critical period” in language acquisition: Beyond a certain age, he said, and without the normal stimulation, a person could never really develop a natural way of speaking. …

Language Learning

Why Robin Williams' Death Shook Me to My Core

Like many others, I first learned of Robin Williams' suspected suicide via Twitter as I sat at my desk at work. When I read the initial news, I let out an audible gasp.<p>And then I started crying. Crying because I genuinely loved Williams as an actor and a comedian -- I grew up watching <i>Mork & Mindy</i>.</i> …

Time I

The Restaurant Menu That Nudges People Toward Healthy Food

Restaurants might be contributing to our obesity epidemic. One solution? Create menus that draw attention to low-calorie fare.<p>The diner menu is a peculiar thing: It's meant to be scrutinized when one is, at best, hungover. But it's packed with a dizzying array of options that requires a sharp mind …

Are Great Teachers Born or Made?

A thoughtful new book argues that teaching is a craft anyone can learn. But there's a big difference between competence and excellence.<p>One of the best teachers in Elizabeth Green’s new book, <i>Building a Better Teacher</i>, uses an analogy to convey the intricacy and difficulty of her craft. “Every single …

Who Assassinated a U.S. General?

Threats from the Taliban and its allies were already on the rise in Afghanistan. And that was before someone dressed like an Afghan soldier killed …