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Feature articles and interviews.

10 Qualities of Greatness Inspired by Nelson Mandela

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INSPIRATION: For the last ten years, I’ve been talking about a world where “power” is not defined by how much control you have over others, but how much control you have over your Self. It’s not about how many things you acquire, it’s about how many people you inspire. Nelson Mandela epitomizes this Power Living vision and gives us a model of a life well-lived. His example can inform our own daily choices.

10 Most Fearless Women I’ve Met

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INSPIRATION: As poet and Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore said, “Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but be fearless when facing them.” Fearlessness is a quality of spirit that enables you to walk an uncharted path and push forward, no matter what obstacles you face. I’m quite grateful to have met extraordinary women from a range of fields — politics, business, media and spirituality — who have worked fearlessly for freedom and equality. Here’s a taste of inspiration from my Top 10 and the leadership qualities they exemplify…

Optimize Your Brain Power

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POWER LIVING® TV: Are there things we can do to enhance brain health? How can we maximize productivity? The brain is amazingly complex, yet there are simple things we can do to optimize its functioning. Learn more as Dr. Terri Kennedy interviews Dr. Michael Hutchinson, Associate Professor of Neurology at the New York University.

Make Joy A Habit

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SOWH BLOG: It’s been said that pleasure is in the body, happiness is in the mind, and joy is in the heart. Both pleasure and happiness are fleeting. Joy, on the other hand, is a deep-in-the-soul feeling and state of gratitude.

7 Things I Learned From Mom

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As Harriet Beecher Stowe said, “Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” My mom has certainly been the source of constant inspiration. Anyone who has heard me speak has heard stories about her. Although she is highly educated and accomplished, her advice is usually quite simple yet powerful if applied. I didn’t always listen to her growing up, but now I savor every word.

7 Ways to Renew Your Life Today

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INSPIRATION: Just like a loaf of bread that’s been left out too long, life can sometimes seem stale if we let routine take over. We get comfortable with what is and ignore what could be. Being present is important — it’s the foundation of Power Living and experiencing the special moments in life. However, actively claiming your future is key to growth. Balancing the two modes is the trick.

7 Steps to Making & Keeping Resolutions

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Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution only to break it within weeks? It’s been said that about 40 to 45 percent of American adults set at least one resolution. However, by February the majority of us have given up. Is it a useless tradition? Historian Bill Petro says we can thank Roman statesman Julius Caesar for starting New Year’s resolutions on January 1st. Unfortunately, January 1st is not the best day to make resolutions if you want them to stick…

Elena Brower on “The Art of Attention”

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POWER LIVING TV: In Power Living® with Dr. Terri Kennedy, join the Conversation with Elena Brower on “The Art of Attention.” Elena is founder and co-owner of Virayoga. She offers a realistic and reverent approach to the world through her teaching and writing. She has offered large-scale experiences of yoga, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions—one family, one household at a time.