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Adversity

Transitions: Transforming Dirt Into Gold

Elliott Dacher | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elliott Dacher

hat re-training is called meditation. The initial goal of meditation is to quiet the mind, the intermediate goal is to stabilize moment-to-moment awareness, and the final goal is to gain stable access to the wisdom and truth of unity consciousness. There we find the pinnacle of human flourishing.

Following Sheryl Sandberg's Lead: How You Can Build Resilience

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and adversity is a consistent theme of life. Simple tools will help you become more resilient to both the small and large adversities life throws your way.

Character and Integrity at Work

Judith Bowman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Judith Bowman

There are metrics for measuring goals, P&L statements to show bottom-line profits and trophies to reflect triumph however, there is not a gauge to measure character and integrity -- central to creating a successful business with loyal employees while enjoying a respected reputation.

Bigotry's New Guise: The Danger of 'Religious Exemption' Bills

Alex S. Bluestone | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
Alex S. Bluestone

The claimed "necessity" of these bills is religious liberty. By invoking this predictably hackneyed argument, Republicans have cloaked bigotry in the form of liberty -- much in the same way that religion was used as an argument for racial segregation.

Are You Looking for God?

Patty Kogutek | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

God gives us invitations to meet him every day. Every second. God reveals his plan and presence in our lives through, what I term, "G-vites". For much of my life, I ignored G-vites presented to me in my ordinary day. Instead, I let others define the way to connect with God.

Women Supporting Women, People Supporting People

Debra Ruh | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Debra Ruh

Women should support each other but never take away the right for another woman to vote for someone that has a different gender or opinion than us.

8 Ways to Stay Motivated Even When the Chips Are Down

Shawn Doyle | Posted 03.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shawn Doyle

I am sure you realize this -- there are going to be times in your life when the chips are down. You may lose a job, have health issues or suffer throu...

To Those Who Believe I Use My Triad To 'Stand Out'

Brittni Wendling | Posted 03.09.2016 | College
Brittni Wendling

The moment I saw this video, my heart dropped, and I felt absolutely horrible. Embarrassment, shame, and utter sadness swept through me. I just couldn't understand why someone would take the time to make me feel bad about a machine that I need to help me get around.

The One Thing Everyone Will Have to Know to Be Happy

Thomas Reissmann | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Reissmann

I recently interviewed a hairdresser in Houston for a documentary on adversity. He gets to hear from people of all walks of life every day. It made hi...

4 Mind Shifts That Turn Adversity Into Advantage

Taylor Tagg | Posted 12.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Taylor Tagg

Adversity has a way of defeating us and making us feel used up. But somewhere inside, we want to be able to make sense of our difficulties. We want to make them count for something positive, that all the pain we endured wasn't for nothing.

Homer Simpson, Charlton Heston and the Gateway to Insight

Michael Neill | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of the benefits of gaining a deeper understanding into the nature of the human experience is that we become more insightful. Life decisions start ...

Diving Into Vulnerability

Homaira Kabir | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Homaira Kabir

Maternal instincts in the 21st century need a makeover. Our children no longer need the protective urges that evolved in the vast savannas of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.

Making Lemonade

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

In a collection of six short stories he compiled and called "after the quake," Haruki Murakami describes the lives of six random people in the immediate aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed 6,434, injured 43,792, and displaced 310,000 citizens of the city of Kobe, Japan.

Rising Above the Scars

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

What brings you down can also lift you up. Body builders know the secret: you break tissue order to force it to rebuild itself, and in the process, it grows a little more capable of bearing greater weight.

Conquering Adversity and Team RWB

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adrienne Austermann

I had heard of Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue) and have known people who were passionately involved with it, but it wasn't until a recent Saturday mor...

Sticks and Stones: Insensitivity Training

Richard Greenberg | Posted 06.05.2016 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Learning to deal with hurt feelings is a lesson that travels through our lives. The office replaces the playground. The mean kid becomes the self-aggrandizing unhelpful boss. Teaching our children to overcome childhood adversity not only gives them the tools they'll need to solve these problems in adulthood, but also lets them identify the "bad guys and value themselves as "nice" people.

Life Lessons From Coach K and Jay Williams

Jim Higley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Sports
Jim Higley

It's not every day you get to here what really happens on the court -- as the final seconds tick down to a NCAA national championship. But that's exactly what happened to me on Friday when I had a chance to chat with Duke legend Jay Williams

Money Doesn't Equal Happiness -- Even in the NFL

Gina Horkey | Posted 03.16.2015 | Money
Gina Horkey

L'Damian knows that his worth and happiness come from more than money -- his recent tweet conveys these sentiments exactly.

Why You Can't 'Just Get Over' the Adversity You Faced in Childhood

Brian F. Martin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Did you know that most adults who faced adversity in childhood cannot overcome their past simply by choosing to "get over it"? It often takes more th...

When Not Making the Team Is A Victory

Sarah Trillin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Trillin

No one wants to watch helplessly while his or her child is in pain. But everything we know about how we can help our children become resilient adults points to the fact that this is something that we have to be willing to do as parents.

The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

Carline Bejin-Dye | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Carline Bejin-Dye

I discovered that I had been living a life according to what other's believed was the norm. I learned that every experience is part of the journey and realized that my journey was my life's purpose.

Where Beauty Is Found

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Throughout the years, running has meant many different things to me. It's been an escape from my problems, a way to empty my mind of stress, and most recently, a spiritual awakening to engaging in a life with greater purpose.

5 Things Truly Resilient People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books

Humans have a remarkable capacity for resilience. Over and over, we hear stories of people who, after trauma and adversity, pick themselves up, put th...

Interview With a Philosopher: The Crucible of Adversity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

How do you view adversity? What role does it play in your life? Do you always seek to avoid it? Or will you sometimes take on a challenge that you sus...

23 Things I Have Learned As A Little Person

Mathew Myers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Mathew Myers

I learned to have a thicker skin. I have learned how to tell the difference between innocent curiosity and a person who is intentionally being disrespectful. I have learned that every person and every day is beautifully different.