As I’m writing this, it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While the holiday brings different meaning to different people, to me it invites the opportunity to revisit the idea of freedom.

What does freedom mean today? What is its relevance in your own life?

Some of us are not limited physically, but we may be confined emotionally by our worries, our thoughts, our erroneous beliefs. A relative recently complained that he doesn’t do anything anymore. But when asked if he wanted to go somewhere he said, “It’s too far.”

We may not realize it, but the guard keeping us in of our cells is ourselves.

Freedom comes not just from being given control, but also in taking control. You may be suffering from illness and that can debilitate your life. But you don’t have to be imprisoned by it. Through meditation, reducing caffeine intake, changing your language, savoring simple things, and sharing inspiring quotes, our bloggers will show you how to be free no matter what’s imprisoning you.

{Flickr photo by net_efekt}

{Flickr photo by net_efekt}

Lift The Burden By Changing “Should” To “Want”
(Panic About Anxiety) – Feel guilty about your anxiety? Stop “should-ing” all over yourself! Get advice on how changing your use of language can change the way you perceive your anxiety and your outlook on life.

Self-Care And Simple Pleasures To Add To Your Life
(Weightless) – Stressed? Tired? Burned out? Go here ASAP! Indulge in this list of simple pleasures and turn any ordinary day into an extraordinary moment.

Martin Luther King Jr. on Dreams, Love, and Perseverance
(Cultivating Contentment & Happiness) – Years after his death, Dr. King is still inspiring us with his powerful and wise words. Read his quotes on fear, faith and freedom and let it empower and uplift you.

Caffeine and Bipolar Disorder
(Being Beautifully Bipolar) – Could caffeine be worsening your symptoms of bipolar disorder? Here’s why you may want to put down that coffee cup.

Entrepreneurs and Meditation: Using Meditation in Your Business
(Your Body, Your Mind) – Some of the most successful business men and women do it. Why shouldn’t you do it too? Learn the potential benefits meditation could have on your business.