When I attended my Lifebook session, I had vague ideas about what to expect. As I went through the week, it became clear this was exactly what I needed in my life. I had many breakthroughs... some I didn't even realize I needed! These shifts in thinking have made all the difference in the past 6 weeks. I will never be the same. I am happier, healthier, more loving and more loved. I am more deeply connected with myself and others around me. I am richer, wealthier and a more patient and fun parent. I have done numerous things with relative ease that I thought would always be a struggle for me. One aspect I have struggled with for years lives in the Emotional Category. I didn't even know how to put it into words before Lifebook, but I can now... I didn't have the skills to get through frustrations successfully. When things would happen in our family dynamic that brought disappointment and resentment, I would let it build inside of me. I knew this wasn't leading to my happiness and I knew it wasn't healthy. In fact, I knew that over the years as these feelings built up, it could be devastating to my family and my health. Then, [Lifebook's] Emotional Category presentation changed the course of my life.

For those moments when you want to be inspired, connect to something meaningful, and fill yourself with love, we’ve selected 5 of the most touching, emotional mini videos on the web for you to enjoy this month.  Some are new, some are old, but they are all guaranteed to move you!

29-year old deaf woman hears herself for the first time

Sloan was born deaf, but just received her first hearing implant. Thanks to modern technology, she is able to hear her own voice for the first time in her life.

The "S" Word.  We say it all the time.  We feel it far too often.  Sometimes it can seem as though our lives are completely covered in it. So how can we ensure it doesn't 'hit the fan'? Use these 40 preventative ways to eliminate STRESS from your life, and clean up your act:

If we were to ask you what your most commonly experienced emotion was, you could probably offer up a few answers on the spot, right? Now, what if we asked WHERE you felt those emotions within your body?  That’s probably a little more difficult to answer… Because most people are unaware of the incredible relationship between emotions and physical sensations, and how the knowledge of it can totally transform your emotional life. We say we have a “gut feeling” about something, or a “lump in our throat” when we’re upset.  But these aren’t just figures of speech… they are real signals from our bodies that should be listened to, identified, and released if we want to evolve into our emotional and physical potential. Feelings are called such for a reason...  You FEEL them. 

Written by: Missy Butcher For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a deep desire to remain solid, grounded and solution-oriented, no matter what life brings my way. It’s always been very important to me not lose my footing, fly off the handle, or spin out of control when unforeseen problems or intense emotions arise. It turns out that Inner peace is the foundation for my Emotional Life. Here’s what inner peace means to me: Inner peace means experiencing feelings of harmony, tranquility, happiness, goodness, self-love, and groundedness on a consistence basis. Inner peace entails a deep trust in myself, and the world around me. It’s based in the belief that I live in a benevolent universe, and that things will mostly tend to go my way. And it represents the profound knowledge that when things don’t go my way, I will make the choices, I will take the actions, and I will use the words that add up to the person that I am, and always strive to be. How do I create the experience of inner peace?

Devers Branden is one of the happiest people on the planet. Her joy is radiant, her compassion is remarkable, and her contentment in life is unshakable. Devers has achieved the most successful emotional life imaginable.

With no formal education in psychology, Devers forged an entirely new path in the world of psychotherapy. Alongside her former husband, Nathaniel Branden, Devers worked in clinics all over the world, helping thousands of individuals find new roads to happiness. She is also the co-author of books “Achieving High Self Esteem,” “What Love Asks of Us,” and many more publications. For several years, Devers also taught seminars through The Branden Institute. The most recent and compelling seminar is based on the discipline of happiness. After studying the subject for many years, her approach is simple, comprehensive, and profoundly wise.

The concept of happiness is often vague, subjective, and too overwhelming for most to approach. However, Devers defines happiness as two fold. Happiness is the existence of an inner-peace - the creation of a quiet internal environment that allows people to hear themselves. Happiness is also the experience of striving for achievement, the realization of personal goals.

By:  Lifebook Member John Vieceli Emotions are an incredibly interesting subject. They have a certain duality that reminds me of a concept in Zen philosophy. The concept of: 'You as center' and 'You as periphery'
  • 'You as center' refers to you as the center of your world - inside yourself - and what occurs internally.
  • 'You as periphery- refers to the meeting point between you (internal) and the outside world (external).
When it comes to my emotions I use a philosophy similar to this concept. I look at my emotions as internal (how I feel and what occurs inside) and external (how I express myself to the world around me). Each emotion has two different focal points – one facing inward and one facing outward.

At 8:00am a familiar and surprising sound begins to play through the public address system of the Antwerp, Belgium Central Station speakers. Watch in amazement as a group of 200 people take a moment to enjoy life and spread their happiness to...

This fascinating category focuses on the emotions that affect you every day, but that can sometimes be difficult to understand. When your emotional outlook is healthy, it has a positive effect on every other area of your life. Alternately, chronic emotional distress has a...