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26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

3 Ways to Build and Keep Trust

The perfect storm of businesses I dealt with one day failed one after the next to keep their word. I had a flood in my house and needed a lot of venders to take care of things. There was a painter, a roofer, a tile man, a banker and the cable guy. Only one came through when and how he said he …

Ten 5-Minute Habits That Can Change Your Life

Having good habits is the difference between your life being an easy, smooth-sailing adventure, and it being a train wreck. Why? Because good habits allow us to keep the little things under control so that we can effectively handle the big things. With good habits, we are able to navigate life's …

9 Thoughts That Are Holding You Back In Life

<b>1. I'm not good enough</b><p>This is a core limiting belief. At some point this one comes and bites us all. It's powerful and deep rooted. I've seen this belief in many my clients, I've been prey to it myself in the past. It's really important to tune in to this thought and recognize when it's coming …

10 Things Non-Stressed-Out People Know and Do

"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do... the pressure seems never-ending.<p>But here's what you need to know:<p>Stress may be a given in our lives...<p>but being stressed out doesn't have to be.<p><b>What</b> …

What Is Your Story - and Is It Holding You Back?

<i>I recently delivered a keynote address at our Haute Highlights Women's Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I've been asked to write about what I shared.</i><p>We all have stories. You probably know your own by heart - those few rehearsed sentences that explain how you've ended up where you are in life. …

Can You See With Your Heart's Eye?

Every human shape, color, and gender<p>Came forth from the will of a tender power<p>When the heart's eye is seeing a person truly --<p>We then appreciate each being as one of beauty.<p>Spring cleansing for the soul begins this Valentine's month with making awareness of the many ways we create maladies through …

Want to Be Inspired and Authentic? Start Writing More

When I was a kid, I wanted to become an entrepreneur, engineer, and an inventor. And I have been passionately pursuing that dream since my teenage days. What I did not realize then is how much personal gratification I would get from writing.<p>I regularly write articles, blogs, and papers on Sunday …

15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

<b>1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift.</b><p>Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simultaneously lamenting that "life is too short." We're saving our favorite things for "a special occasion," which automatically sends a message to our brain …

Takeaways From Serial Entrepreneur Jen Groover's Talk on Innovation and Perception

Last semester, I got the chance to listen to one of the best talks I've heard on campus during the launch of the PennVention Innovation Competition. A few days back, I got to listen to the recording I took and the talk was just so inspiring and energizing.<p>The speaker? Jen Groover. Groover is the …

Flex Your Cortex: 7 Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain

Recently, I had the honor of participating in a TEDx Talk about the power of the human brain.<p>TED is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted to spreading big ideas -- from science to business to global issues -- that deepen our understanding of the world around us. Notably, numerous TEDx Talks …

All You Need to Know About Getting Started with Kettlebells

No dropping weights. No grunting. Free pizza. <b>These are all real things happening in fitness centers currently (although admittedly they’re all at the</b> …

Kettlebell Exercises

The Not-So-Secret Secrets to Succeeding at Anything

A few months ago, Rich Roll wrote a great post on his blog called "Why You Should Stop Lifehacking and Invest in the Journey."<p>As I read the post, I found myself nodding along, as expected. When I look at the biggest accomplishments of my life so far, it's clear that shortcuts had little to do with …

5 Habits We Need to Break Now

<b>1. Holding Grudges</b><p>Grudges suck. They suck when you hold them. They suck when they're held against you. And they TOTALLY suck when you're trying to be friends with someone, but your other friend has a grudge against them and then you forget who you can and can't be friends with. They're just the …

6 Lessons I Learned From Finishing a 21-Day Habit Challenge

Over the past few years, I've really focused on growing my financial planning practice, my blogs and my other online ventures.<p>After enrolling in a coaching program and talking with mentors and other successful entrepreneurs, I realized that successful people make strong positive habits part of …

Say Yes to Success, But Define It First

<i>"Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want." - Tony Robbins</i><p>I've recently found myself bothered by the limited definition of success as defined by what seems to be most of society. This could come across as extremely trite and even naive, …

Why Meditation Will Change Your Life

People choose to meditate for many reasons and there is much research to support the benefits of daily investment in this practice. However, the best reason may surprise you...and it is that meditation is a powerful balancing technique and the key to experiencing the highest levels of fulfillment …

Ignite Your Inner Fire: 25 Inspirational Intentions

Life is a miraculous gift. Yet, as many of us move through time, we seem to have forgotten.<p>We've grown weary, disconnected, distracted or detached. We've lost our connection with our inner fire -- our unique experience of being alive and belonging in a greater sense to others, and the world around …

4 Practical Steps for Changing Mental Habits

We are essentially a collection of habits. That sort of statement is not intended to minimize our complexity, but when human beings become "human doings" our thinking and behavior is informed more by structure and ritual than randomness. At times we can find these patterns to be somewhat …

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button: A Guide to Setting and Completing Your Goals, Big or Small

How many times have you sat down on New Year's Day and created a list of goals? Perhaps you even did it at the start of 2014.<p>With the year almost nearing its close, have you stopped to think 'what happened to all of those amazing things I said I was going to do?'<p>Why did we ever believe there was a …

Stretching Doesn't Work (the Way You Think It Does)

Does stretching make you more flexible? I know the obvious answer to this question, based on what we’ve all been told about the merits of stretching, …

Massage Therapy

The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

It's simple but true: Who you are ultimately drives what you do and how you perform. Great leadership consists of so much more than short-term results and quarterly returns -- and that means we need to measure the qualities of a great leader in a more holistic way than we have in the past.<p>Years of …

5 Easy Ways To Become A Highly Persuasive Person

Be honest. You'd like to be able to get your own way a little more often, wouldn't you? Convince your boss you're worth that raise; persuade that tetchy co-worker to be more of a team player; encourage your partner to put out the trash; get your kids to put down the iPad for ten minutes and study …

10 Ways to Be a Better Human Being

On a recent Thursday morning, I was perusing Facebook and saw dozens of Throwback Thursday photos being posted by my friends. Now I have nothing against #TBT, but I wanted to post something a bit different. Keeping alliteration in mind -- hey, it had to be catchy, right? -- the first "th" word that …

7 Netflix Hacks That Every Binge-Watcher Needs To Know

Back in olden times before Netflix, you had to wait days, even weeks, between episodes of your favorite show, and it was terrible. Then the streaming service came along and changed everything.<p>Today, the time between episodes has been reduced to seconds, the term binge-watch has been added to the …

50 Simple Ways To Transform Your Life For The Better

Everything isn't always as complicated and messy as we have come to believe. Sometimes, life is simply about happiness and the small ways we choose to engage in the beauty of being alive.<p>Cling to your moral compass. Believe in the values that compose who you are and never allow others the power to …

Everyday Transcendence: A New Way to Define and Experience the Light

I'm starting to strip away some of the language so often associated with the spiritual path-walk. Much of what I see and hear and read about spirit is often mixed up with language that can sound both confusing and elitist; if you don't get the language, you might not get the principles, thus <i>this</i> …

Everything Changed When I Started Meditating Every Day

Until I set out to meditate every day for a month, my personal mantra came from a greeting card. I bought it without the envelope because I never planned on giving it to anyone. It read: "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."<p>The card has sat on various surfaces in …

How to Become Rich

There are many people who are inquisitive about the road to affluence. Some may accuse kismet for the amount of wealth they end up with. But then how do we spell out those many people who go bankrupt only to become rich again around 2-3 times in their lives?<p>Contrary to popular belief, any one can …

Why You Need to Create a Personal Mission Statement

In case you missed it, 'Weird Al' Yankovic shared his views on business manifestos in the new video "Mission Statement," recently featured on The Wall Street Journal blog. The video is vintage Weird Al -- poking fun at the corporate buzzwords and vernacular that we are all too familiar with.<p>Weird …