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Adversity

What Is "Entrepreneurship" in the 21st Century?

Faisal Hoque | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Most ventures fail. Most entrepreneurs make a lot less money than if they worked for someone else. The road to success is often long and lonely -- brutal hours; massive amounts of stress; and a huge amount of personal sacrifice. So, why would you want to become an entrepreneur?

The Art of Letting Go With Spring Buddha and Dogwood Tree

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Today I decide to let the universe guide me with its eternal wisdom. Today I pray that I learn to let go -- even if it is just for a moment.

Not to Worry, My Sister, Not to Worry

Caroline Tredway | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline Tredway

During May, ALS Awareness Month, let's pay special tribute to my sister Nell, all the others living with this disease, and those who have gone before them. Think of them the next time you take a step. Embrace your child. Speak softly to your loved one.

Empowering Ourselves Through Others

Faisal Hoque | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

We need to make sure our people are ready for any changes, including the most unexpected, even unprecedented challenges, which have become the norm in a rapidly changing global marketplace and society.

Welcome to My Cancer Circus

Jim Higley | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Higley

Well, my friends, that cancer circus began eight years ago today. And in my books that makes me an eight-year survivor. I feel an emotional connection with today. It's right up there with my birthday and the birthdays of my three kids.

Growing a Small Business with 5 Essential Principles

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Faisal Hoque

Behind every "overnight success" is a story of a person or a team toiling away for years, with very few people except themselves and perhaps a few friends and partners supporting them. Consider the following two stories.

Nurturing A Flexible Mind

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

In the context of mindful living, slowing down does not imply taking a vacation every other month. It is what we must do every day. It means taking the time to do whatever we're doing. It means single-tasking rather than switching between a multitude of tasks and focusing on none of them.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Go With the Flow

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

This was the reality of the situation. This was the truth of the here and now. I couldn't be with him out there on the dance floor, so I had to reframe the situation and enjoy the experience in a completely different way.

Living and Leading with Authenticity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Authentic people commit themselves to excellence in everything they do. They are constantly pushing the envelope and raising their standards. And they have the wisdom to know the difference between excellence and perfection.

How I Survived

Gloria Gaynor | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gloria Gaynor

The "Queen is dead," was the report rumored to be circulating around my record company. Three months of physical therapy fraught with uncertainty about my career and ability to become financially stable again, ended with me approaching despair.

Success and Breathing: Practice and Putting Yourself Out There

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Paterson

Success comes in all forms, whether it be how you did on a test, a work project, closing a sale, losing weight, quitting smoking or another addiction,...

This Is How To Power Through Tough Times

Faisal Hoque | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

I have come to believe that to survive and ultimately thrive we have to choose the blessings life brings to us everyday. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. And ultimately, it is with that belief we build our staying power every day.

Tiger Woods Is No. 1 Again Because He Defines Mental Toughness

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.26.2013 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Tiger Woods had to make winning the only possibility in his mind, and this came through supreme confidence and self-talk. All champions know the power self-talk can have.

What I Wish I Could Teach My Family

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I didn't choose to cultivate equanimity. It chose me. My experience has taught me that nothing is permanent. Change is inevitable; sometimes it brings pleasure, sometimes pain. While you can't avoid pain, you can choose to suffer less.

How My Brain Tumor Was The Most Unexpected Gift I Received

Stacey Kramer | Posted 03.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Stacey Kramer

2013-03-14-stacey_kramer_banner_real.jpgI lost a friend and colleague last spring. His diagnosis was way worse than mine. He was not so lucky.

Turning Chaos Into Opportunity; Facing Adversity, Problems and Flaws

Rob Kall | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

Adversity can be both awful and wonderful. Soldiers regale each other with tales of heroism and courage in the face of adversity. Adversity shapes us slowly but steadily just as water carves out canyons and wears down mountains.

Interview With Steven Benvenisti: Victim of Drunken Driving Accident Treated His Therapy Sessions Like Football Practice

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Harriet Cabelly

Upon a miraculous survival and complete recovery, Steven Benvenisti is fulfilling his promise that he would devote his life towards ending drunk driving and help those dealing with brain injury.

A Change In Perspective: How Adversity Adds Meaning To Life

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We are not passionate about things that are easy. We are not engaged wholly by the things we have all the answers to. We are driven by our passions in part because we haven't quite mastered them.

'A Mind Like Schwarzenegger's Body' -- Interview With Susan Fernbach on Behalf of Mark O'Brien

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Harriet Cabelly

After seeing the movie The Sessions... I looked for someone to enlighten me further on how Mark O'Brien was able to engage in life with such charm and spunk.

Gratitude: As Easy As Breathing

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in exceptional things, mundane things, the good things, the so-so things -- even the terrible things. Rather than focusing on what might be more, better, or different, why not start being grateful for what is in front of you right now?

I Still Wear the Yellow Bracelet

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

I honestly do not remember when I first slipped the yellow bracelet on my wrist. It was probably sometime in 2005. I must have made a donation to the...

Do Sandy's Storm Clouds Have a Silver Lining?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

In short, it appears that early adversity boosts mental toughness and sense of mastery and control -- all important ingredients of psychological resilience.

The Election Is Over and We All Lost

Beth Green | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Healing and growth are possible. We can reeducate our egos and heal our souls. We can come together with humility and cooperation. But first we need to be willing to see that these changes are necessary. And we need to bring this consciousness into the political arena, or we all lose.

Sweating The Small Stuff? A Simple Practice To Cope With Life's Discomforts

Garret Kramer | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

When you allow the self-regulating function of the mind to do its job, you uncover enduring and impactful answers -- and, at the same time, demonstrate to others the might of looking within.

How Unplugging Can Help You Climb Your Emotional Mountains

Michelle Renee | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Climbing a mountain physically is not that much different than climbing emotional mountains or overcoming obstacles in our life that come in all shapes and sizes. If we are listening to someone else's music, how can we hear the beat of our own heart, our own drum, our own feet carrying us forward?