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Compare and Despair: Escaping the Comparison Trap

Margie Warrell | Posted 10.07.2015 | Business
Margie Warrell

I'd like to tell you that I was far too evolved and secure in my self-worth to compare myself against others; that, I'd long since stopped engaging in such futile acts of self-sabotage. Alas, I cannot.

It Takes Bravery to Accept MentaI Illness, But It Is Worth It

Taylor Shaw | Posted 09.11.2015 | College
Taylor Shaw

Accepting my battle with depression was not easy. Sharing it was even harder. Letting it go took time. But choosing to be courageous and using my experience with depression to help other people was the best decision I have ever made.

The Conversations Adults are Afraid to Have

Erin Taylor Green | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Erin Taylor Green

Two and a half weeks into fifth grade, and we have already defined some pretty hard words. Some of the first words added to our dictionaries were "institutionalized racism" and "privilege". These are words that I'm not even really comfortable defining. Honestly, most people aren't.

What Happened to Your Dreams, Princess?

Li Lin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Li Lin

Stop listening to people who never even dared to make their dreams a reality and stop listening to people who are crying over sour grapes over the fact that they weren't able to succeed in their dreams so you must not succeed either type of people.

Celebrating Classroom Heroines

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

Do you think you're too old, too far along in your career, too uncool for school? Not my friend Lois. After many years of being a stay-at-home mom and then a teacher, she decided to pursue a Ph.D. at the age of 55.

Incredibly Kind Kids - Whatever It Takes - Kamden and Gavin Cross

Leigh McManus | Posted 08.19.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Kamden and Gavin have so much heart and courage, born of the love and leadership of two outstanding parents. Their father's love lives on through the heart and actions of his wife and two incredibly kind sons.

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

Wow, that was a surprising response that I got from my last blog post about marching in the 4th of July parade with Moms Demand Action. It sure was ...

The Power of My Daughter's One-Cup-at-a-Time Legacy

Jay Scott | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

We truly believe that you never know which dollar is going to make the difference and lead to the next big discovery to help kids with cancer, and that every single dollar adds up toward making those dreams of a cure a reality.

The Courage to Change

David Shechtman | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
David Shechtman

Stepping into change requires a reconciliation between the old and the new. Nobody, no matter what the circumstance, completely transforms as a person when going through change. It's not a 100 percent shift. Some parts of a person endure. It's the way things have to be.

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

What to Do When You're Discouraged: A Return to Courage

Pam Stucky | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Stucky

If courage is bravery, then maybe when we are discouraged, what we're really feeling is fear. The further away we are from courage, the closer we are to our fears.

Letter To My Kindergarten Graduate

Amy Ettinger | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Amy Ettinger

I saw you trying to be brave. I saw you smiling through your trepidation. I knew you wouldn't let you true feelings show. So, I cried instead.

Bravery Is Not a Contest

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This week Caitlin Jenner's picture appeared on the front cover of Vanity Fair. Immediately people online began to juxtapose her photo next to photos of veterans and first responders, saying that "real bravery" looked like the latter, and that Caitlin was not brave.

On Faith and Parachutes

Zach Beecher | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Zach Beecher

In the dark sky of a hot August night, more than 2,000 American and British Paratroopers sat quietly amongst one another in the clouds in the bellies of aircrafts waiting for the moment that awaited them all: the jump.

Hell Island

Tricia McCallum | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Tricia McCallum

A boat packed with Haitian refugees was driven ashore one storm-tossed night this past winter on one of the Bahamian out islands.

The 5 Rules Of Self-Confidence

Silvano Lieger | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvano Lieger

What you say and do has value. Even on the slight chance that there might be this stupid social thing we call awkwardness -- who cares? Don't waste your life wondering what other people think. Because they are wondering the same.

What's Really Lurking Behind Your Deepest Fears?

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

Follow your fear. There's glory on the other side of the tunnel. You won't be able to see the light on the other side...maybe even for awhile. You won't ever be ready. You won't ever be totally confident. You won't ever grow the courage. You grow the courage by doing it even though you aren't ready.

The Secret to Being More Outgoing and Living Fully

Rachael Yahne | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

How can we practice being brave without simply resting on the cliches of 'doing something that scares you'? After all, that phrase in itself is a bit scary. How can break down the bravery-muscle-building process into measurable steps?

15 Mantras for Fierce Females

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Skylar Liberty Rose

Know your worth. Know every drop of the wonder that you are. Don't discard the parts that are tainted and broken. They count. Own them.

Getting The Most Out Of My 'F*ck You Fifties'

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

I'm tired of regrets. Are there roads I wish I'd taken and choices I wish I hadn't made? Absolutely. But I've stopped wringing my hands over those. I can't undo the past, so I'm trying to live in the present.

How To Find The Brave New You

Posted 02.23.2015 | OWN

By Oprah Winfrey Bravery shows up in everyday life when people have the courage to live their truth, their vision and their dreams. As I tra...

The Journey of Being Brave

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

For now, I am celebrating all the good, the pain, the laughter, and all the tears of yesterday. Tomorrow begins another beautiful day in my unique life. Here's to each day that calls upon us to be brave, courageous, and share love unconditionally.

On Doing the Hard Things

Tiffany Beveridge | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Beveridge

I have this theory that most of us, deep down, know exactly what changes we need to make in our lives. But these changes are uncomfortable and scary...

The Hospital Isn't a Warzone, and I'm Not a Warrior

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

One can continue to call patients "brave" and "fighters" all they want, but this often reinforces the idea that they must live up to the expectation of being strong.

These Habits Of The World's Boldest People Will Inspire You To Take A Risk

Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

Look up any article about “boldness” or “courage” on the Internet and you’ll inevitably find some quote from a famous person propping up the...