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Just Breathe

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Metamorphosis -- Butterflies Earn Their Wings Through Great Effort

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

MS forced me to learn that accepting support when I need it isn't a sign of weakness, but can in fact be a real gift for me -- and a sign of strength, and an opportunity to authentically connect with others.

What's Stopping You?

Carissa Lada | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Carissa Lada

By taking some small action every single day, the task of changing your life becomes much easier. And with these steps, it's hard to make the common excuses of no time or money. Spend 20 minutes and $0.00 each day and you will begin to make noticeable progress. You just have to take the first step.

Are You Being Played?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Because some things are outside of our control, we may feel like victims of circumstance. Victims of fate. I don't accept that. What would life be like if we just accepted the hand of cards we were dealt and lived the rest of our lives in homeostasis?

Victim or Hero: Which One Are You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Michael Feeley

I'm not trivializing the meaning of these words, because being a victim can be a horrible thing -- when someone steals your identity or physically hurts you. But helping out in some important way can save a person's life and that is being a hero.

How to Rebalance an Out-Of-Balanced Life

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While this list may not be seen as complete by everyone, it provides a good "starter kit" that identifies many of the areas of life that need to be fulfilled in order for us to experience a high-level of balance and well-being in life.

The Hard Truth America's Children Are Forced to Learn

Isabel Song | Posted 03.20.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

America doesn't care that having armed security guards at school doesn't do a single thing to make me feel safe in a place where I'm supposed to walk into a classroom ready to learn.

A Six-Second Six Pack? Really, Now...

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

We often confuse the words simple and easy. The changes I help people make are generally very simple. However, they are never easy. Just as with diet and exercise, changing behavior involves hard work. It takes time.

Reroute Your Fear To Be Fearless

Melanie Young | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

No one is ever truly fearless. Fear is an unwanted visitor that tries to linger in your mind and body. Your goal is to send it packing and not allow it to nest.

The Day I Looked In The Mirror And Really Saw Myself For The First Time

Robin Korth | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

I will never forget the day eight years ago when I looked in the mirror and really saw myself looking back at me. I saw me! My breath caught in my throat as I stared in a self-fascinated kind of horror at my own image. I was not 35. I was not 45. I was 51. Two-thirds of my life was truly gone.

Stop Waiting on Happy

Harper Spero | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

This isn't someone else's agenda for your life, this is putting your time in crisis aside and focusing on the present and what it is that you want in your future. You have the power to change things, to take control of your life, and really, to stop waiting on happy.

The Patron Saint of Change

Samantha Bennett | Posted 03.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Bennett

"Oh, I HATE change!" she said. And she shook her head and she closed her eyes and shuddered again. "Hate it!" "Really?" I said, "Because change sur...

Millennials Remind Us All to Search for Meaning

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 03.12.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

We need not look at statistics to see the positive rapport between generations. Just take a look at Millennials themselves. They are visibly trying to look like their parents and grandparents.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas on Embracing Change

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Stacey Alcorn

Niki Tsongas knows how to achieve big goals through embracing and creating change and during our time together, she offered four lessons to creating change the Tsongas way.

What "Weird Al" Can Teach About Career Longevity

Jack Stahlmann | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Jack Stahlmann

This weekend "Weird Al" Yankovic performed his classic song Yoda as a duet with Jodi DiPiazza, a 13-year-old autistic girl, at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars."

Go With Your Feelings!

Nora Oravecz | Posted 03.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nora Oravecz

I have to realize something. When I had dreams in the past, I always failed. What I realized is: There is only one useable thing: our emotions -- anti...

From Selma to Ferguson: How Far? Not Far Enough

James Meyerson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
James Meyerson

It was for a jury of citizens, in a public trail, to judge whether Officer Wilson's justification defense was trustworthy and viable; and ultimately for a jury of citizens to render final judgment about whether Wilson should be held accountable for the death of Michael Brown.

My Transgender Life: When I Was a Young Girl

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

I am still that young girl and I have made peace with that boy/man who used to be in control of this body. He has so many memories, and we have become friends. He tells me he is happy now, remembering all that happened, and is really happy that I am now in charge of this body.

How To Make The Most Of Transitions

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

I personally like change. It keeps me feeling challenged, interested and alive. But if your natural reaction to the idea of making a big shift ranges from mild nausea to all out terror, here are a few things you can do to drop the fear and embrace the change.

Change: It Can Happen if You're Willing to Let It

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

As my readers and friends have no doubt heard me say before, I look back not to see how bad things were, but to see how far we've come. This mornin...

Business Innovation: What Market Leaders Can Learn From Video Games

Scott Steinberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Video game makers are constantly forced to reinvent their products, services and even core value propositions on a regular basis. Consumer products makers, manufacturers, retailers and businesses in virtually any category would do well to follow their lead.

Morning Meditation

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann V. Klotz

So I began to meditate again. Quietly, without telling anyone in particular. In the winter morning dark, I come downstairs. I settle myself in the living room chair. And there, I breathe. In. Out. Watching the breath, turning my focus inward. Two? Three? Ten minutes? Each day is different. I try not to judge, to forgive myself on the mornings when it's hard to quiet my mind.

50 Awesome Quotes on Possibility

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

So... in honor of YOU, here are 50 cool quotes on possibility. You don't have to like them all. One will do just fine. But when you find the ONE that really moves you, let it sink in. Contemplate it. Feel it. Then take your next step.

Are You Ready For Change?

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.04.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Be encouraged. Pick yourself back up and get back on track. Demonstrate discipline. Surround yourself with supportive people, eliminate excuses and access to temptations that keep you stuck and frustrated and use rewards to sustain your motivation.

How to Instantly Make Your Life Better!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Have you ever tried to change something about yourself that was out of your control? I have. It was a fruitless and vain attempt, which I'll tell you now had a happy ending not because I changed what I couldn't change, but because I made peace with it.