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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 07.02.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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.

Adversity 'Becomes' You: Spiritual Life Coaching Blog

Patty Kogutek | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

Adversity becomes you, making you who you are, adding to your desirable qualities, building character. You grow stronger, more reliable, consistently resilient, and creatively resourceful. Your ability to overcome obstacles defines who you are.

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When a family faces challenging times -- illness, loss of a job, the end of the marriage, financial stress or a myriad of other problems life sometimes throws our way -- parenting can be even more difficult, especially when there is just not enough time, energy or resources.

The Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Hope of President Barack Obama

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

For Black History Month, we honor the lives of African Americans that worked diligently to create a better America in the name of equality. Though the...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Stop the Busyness and Smell the Roses

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Yes, I was still the same seated figure moving through a crowd in a motor-powered vehicle. Yes, all my physical limitations were just as they had been previously. But my mind, my soul, and my feelings became liberated.

LOOK: This Is What It Truly Means To Persevere

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

U.S. Ski Racing Star Mikaela Shiffrin Says It Best: Embrace Adversity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approaching, more attention is being paid to the sports that don't get the attention they deserve during the three years between quadrennial competition. One such sport is alpine ski racing.

The 2014 Banished Words List, On Steroids

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.03.2014 | Comedy
Chris Weigant

One has to indeed wonder if taking a selfie while you're twerking is even physically possible (at least, without the use of mirrors). I mean, is there a hashtag for #gotwerkyourself yet, out there in the Twittersphere? Or a fan base, for that matter?

New Study Says There's An Upside To Experiencing Hardship

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

Here's some good news for divorcés: new research suggests that people who have experienced hardships in the past savor things more in the present. ...

The New Face of Adversity

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

Adversity does not discriminate. It does not care about your race, religion, sexual orientation or net worth. It can happen to anyone at any time. No one is protected and no one is exempt.

The Model Definition Rethinking Beautiful Embracing Differerences

Mike Spradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mike Spradley

I had always been segregated from people who were different. But look at what is happening in today's society. The younger generations are friends with their classmates who are "different," and even making them prom queens and kings.