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The Truth About Life's Bumps

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to your thoughts. Recognize which ones are bringing you down. Know that you have a choice with each and every one. Then make the choices that make you happier.

Overcome Your Fear And Live Your Dreams

Elyse Santilli | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Remember, the word thought is not synonymous with the word truth. Your thoughts are not necessarily true or important and you don't have to take them so seriously. Think of them like passing clouds in the sky -- they come and they go. Your true self is the ever-present observer who watches your fear-based thoughts as they pass by.

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

Changing Hearts in the Heartland

Rev. Rodger Prois | Posted 07.31.2015 | Religion
Rev. Rodger Prois

Whenever one of my children would say something like, "I hate hot dogs," or "I hate when people make that noise," I would say, "hate" is a strong word. I write you now because I have the sense that hate, more than a very strong word, is affecting our church and communities, and pulling us under.

Create Your Own Super Life

Grant Cardone | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Grant Cardone

The majority of people live an average life, with normal goals, following the status quo, and only making 'realistic' goals. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live a Super Life? You wouldn't be first. A Super Life has been achieved by many, but what is a Super Life to you?

The REAL Part You Play in Other People's Lives

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recognize that you are not the star of other people's shows. Stand up for yourself when you need to, but do it with less anger and resentment.

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.

Stitching Korea Back Together

Jodie Evans | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Jodie Evans

Thirty peace activists from 15 countries arrived in Beijing on May 17th. I knew 11 of the women before arriving but most of the women knew maybe one or two others and a few knew no one.

The Cheesecake Factory Phenomenon

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

There's something funny about The Cheesecake Factory. It seems no matter what time you go and no matter which location you visit, there's a wait to get in.

Review -- Mad Max: Fury Road

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The original director George Miller has breathed new life into that classic franchise and the result is an absolutely riveting, visually arresting and perfectly acted film that sets up a netherworld where water and gasoline are at a premium, evildoers rule and humanity is down on its luck.

10 Action/Sport Photographers You Need to Follow on 500px Right Now

DL Cade | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
DL Cade

These 10 adventurous 500px photographers make our hearts race and adrenaline spike, feeding that wanderlust beast inside that won't be satisfied til...

Curacao: Up Close with a Shark? You Bet!

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Zorianna Kit

The experience takes place in enclosed lagoons filled with sea life such such as tarpons, permits, common snook, horse-eyed jacks, French grunts, southern stingrays and more.

8 Crucial Mistakes To Avoid When Going After Your Goals

Elyse Santilli | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Achieving goals with ease is an art that many people are yet to master. If you are one of these people, you could be making one of these crucial mistakes. Take note.

What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality

Ravishly | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ravishly

It is important to know where the flaws in the system are before you are faced with a headline-grabbing instance of police brutality in your city. If your police system has these sizeable gaps in civilian protection (and chances are they do) then there are issues of police misconduct and brutality happening in your city right now, whether you hear about them or not.

Make a Difference: On Earth Day, April 22, Give Back

Christine Segal, M.Ed. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Christine Segal, M.Ed.

I became very aware of the need to recycle when I visited my uncle and aunt in California many years ago. When garbage day came around, they would bo...

4 Slam-Dunk Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

Carol Egan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Hands-down, I am fully confident that these real-deal, no icing-on-a-mud-pie strategies will boost your confidence in a lasting ways when practiced daily. Flex your confidence muscles and claim your big life now!

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

3 Actions to Take Today That Will Make a Difference Tomorrow

Lucinda Cross | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Lucinda Cross

Following these three steps is a great start. It will help build a platform and a foundation in your expertise and your industry. People are waiting for you to step out and say something. Let's start with claiming it, writing about it and speaking about it to everyone we know.

7 Ways To Take Control Of Your Happiness

Estelle Williams | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

When you are living your life focusing on your strengths, you are living in being. What you are good at -- your strengths -- comes naturally to you. The activities you struggle to grasp or never really achieve mastery of are examples of doing that just don't work. Stop telling yourself that you need to be good at everything and focus instead on what lights you up.

Bring Back Recess -- No, I Am Not Kidding

Carson Tate | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Carson Tate

The true measure of play is how it feels. Play is joy. Play is a sense of being fully present in the moment and not looking to produce or gain anything as a result of effort.

What Two Little Girl Scouts Can Teach Us All

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.25.2015 | Good News
Deirdre Maloney

Realize that having someone with you can make a good experience that much better. Learn from Lily and Lisa. In the end, you just might find you get all sing-songy yourself.

The Reality About Being 'Too Busy'

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, when we are faced with an opportunity to change something about our lives or improve ourselves in some way, rather than to say, "Okay, I'll make time," we experience inner resistance. That inner resistance then surfaces by making a comment like "I don't have time."

Our Little Walk Through the Fear Pile

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that the answer to "what's the worst that can happen?" doesn't have to come with a scary imaginative monster story. Go rational. Save your creative juices for later.

27 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.