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The Reward for Risking Public Embarrassment

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

What if you gave a party and no one came? It's almost worse than getting stood up for a date. At least on a no-show date, there's only one person re...

We Have Enough Bad News. It's Time To Channel Kindness.

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 09.16.2016 | Impact
Cynthia Germanotta

We are not naïve, we know that our country is facing crises on many levels, but we also know that in order to stand together to overcome these obstacles we must not only believe but prove that the good outweighs the bad, that our strength outweighs our weakness, and that love outweighs hate.

Advice Column: How To Move On From A Lying Ex

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Your letter is not about your ex being a d*ck. If he were a d*ck, you would have stopped thinking about him by now. But you are thinking about him. Almost a year later, and you're reaching out to me, too. You said you shouldn't be thinking about him though. Has someone told you that? Often our friends do.

Here's What Happened When I Took My Gender Expansive Journey On Vacation

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

“When people feel stuck, they often withdraw. They pull back into their own closed-off space, both emotionally and physically.” Oprah Winfrey. Wh...

Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable: Dealing With Fear

Jodie Rogers | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jodie Rogers

Are you going to be on the edge of your life (quietly reassuring yourself that it's ok here and that those jumpers are crazy anyway) or are you going to be the one that jumps straight into life, in spite of its uncertainty?

We Believe In Ordinary Acts of Bravery

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Rajan Thapaliya

Photo: Ang Gyaljen Sherpa "If you stop focusing on other people's life you'll have more time to fix your own life. Don't let anyone ever break your s...

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dawn Gluskin

The concept of "Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable" has been showing up for me A LOT in the past several months (hat tip to my mastermind gr...

The Surprising Truth About Bravery

Pam Bauer | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Bauer

I sometimes think that bravery doesn't exist. Bravery is a characteristic that is ascribed to others when they do something that we think we wouldn't be able to do. It's what we say about people who are able to face difficulty and pain without fear. The definition of brave is acting without fear.

How to Lure Greater Love Into Your Life

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Trust yourself enough to keep going and to be excited about the direction you are headed. And please take a moment to make someone else feel recognized and better also. This, more than anything else, will begin to bring greater love into your life.

My Valorous Grandmother, the 'C' Word, and Me

Jeanine Russaw | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeanine Russaw

As the disease ran its course, her final stages of life left her a shadow of the high quality person she truly was. Though her brain cells had been ravaged by the sickness, she never ceased to make it clear how much she loved me.

How a Ukrainian Mother Taught Me to be Brave

Kelli Stuart | Posted 04.20.2017 | Parents
Kelli Stuart

The picture haunts me.   An image of black and white, it seeps into my consciousness often, particularly when one of the children sidles up to my...

How I Stayed Grateful During My First Year in a Hospital

Lisa Cox | Posted 04.20.2017 | Good News
Lisa Cox

I clearly remember the morning I woke up in the hospital and realized nine of my fingertips were going to be amputated. It was a few days after I'd been told my leg would be amputated and I was still emotionally raw from that news.

The Power of Owning Your Story

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 04.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

This time around, as I write my brave new ending and build new businesses that are more aligned with my purpose, I've decided to re-define success.

Please Stop Calling My Life With A Disability 'Inspiring'

The Establishment | Posted 04.14.2017 | Women
The Establishment

When you start to say something well-meaning or congratulatory to a person with disabilities, something like "you're so brave" or "I'm so inspired by your determination," stop. Think about it. Would you say something like that to a non-disabled person?

How Personal Hardship Made Me Fearless

Katie Mitchell | Posted 03.31.2017 | Divorce
Katie Mitchell

When you face that disappointment in its real state without running or hiding, you see it for what it is, and somehow you still survive it. The warriors are left standing, and we are fearless.


Dani Alpert | Posted 03.19.2017 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

Forgiveness is sometimes overrated. I was talking to a friend the other day because I wanted to know if it was possible to move forward in our lives w...

The Night I Took Shame Out to Dinner

Kelli Finley | Posted 03.18.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Kelli Finley

I decided the first step in my relationship with shame was to do again what I was afraid of earlier. Go back out into the world and read my book with the cover that makes me feel vulnerable and if somebody asks what I am reading, share and connect. A combination that is rare today.

How a Girl Tricked the Nazis and Redefined Bravery

Kelli Stuart | Posted 03.16.2017 | Women
Kelli Stuart

Nadiya Savchenko sits behind bars in a Russian prison, the prospect of a 23-year sentence looming before her. The strength of this Ukrainian woman is ...

What's the Bravest Thing You've Ever Done?

Linda Ford | Posted 03.15.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Ford

Telling the truth about my life was brave because it involved taking a risk and stepping into the unknown. And there were a lot of unknowns when I faced my truths.

Brene Brown: Dare to Change the World, Just Start With Yourself

Margie Warrell | Posted 03.08.2017 | Business
Margie Warrell

What does it take the change the world? It's a big question with no simple answer. However after a morning with author Brene Brown, a woman whose insights have inspired tens of millions around the globe to change how they parent, love, live and lead, it's a question worth exploring.

Just Because I'm Transgender Doesn't Mean I'm Brave

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.18.2017 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

When people call me brave for coming out and living my life as a transgender person I sincerely nod my head and say, "No. I am not." That's not false modesty, nor some demurring from attention; it's the the truth.

Why You Should No Longer Be Afraid to Shine Your Light

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Bailey Gaddis

Do it. Shine your light. If you don't, you could greatly diminish someone else's ability to find their own light. Through allowing your best self to shine you'll likely transform many lives in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. You could be the change this world needs to see to heal itself- don't deprive us of your light.

Strength in Adversity

Dan Collinson | Posted 02.01.2017 | Impact
Dan Collinson

I am always fascinated about people's strengths and how they can enable a person to be at their best, to flourish and to fulfill their potential. This fascination was what led me to research about strengths and how people thrive, so that I could work with individuals and organisations to apply their strengths, in order to succeed.

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

Nude Photos at My Highest Weight Ever? Yes Please!

Lesley Stedmon | Posted 01.14.2017 | Women
Lesley Stedmon

My hangup about visibility came up for me before I was even having the photographs taken. What did it mean to be seen? You're talking to a woman who didn't even get University graduation photos taken. I have lots of energy circulating around being seen, success and recognition.