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Cheryl Strayed

How to Be More Alluring By Doing This One Simple Thing.

Susie Moore | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

If you are not attracting people you may well be repelling them or even worse -- you may be having no impact on others at all.

One Thing That Moves You

Brooke Warner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

It's resolution time, and whether you commit to annual resolutions religiously, or you believe they don't merit a special time of year, the year's end provides a unique opportunity to consider where you've been and where you're going.

Looking for a good book? What I read and loved in 2015

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 12.28.2015 | Books
Megan Dalla-Camina

If you have read my articles for a while, you will know I love a good book. Ok, let's get real - I am completely obsessed with books. I have thousands of them in my house, piled up on every available surface.

How I Finally Learned To Stop Being 'Too Nice'

Michelle Martin | Posted 12.22.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

I have learned over the years though that 'nice' is good, but 'too nice' is not. 'Too nice' is the person who doesn't like to ruffle feathers. 'Too nice' is the person who is afraid to set boundaries. 'Too nice' is the person who is afraid to say no. 'Too nice' is the person who I used to be (and still am, sometimes).

Steinem, Strayed and Seattle

Petra Perkins | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Petra Perkins

I hit the road to join a pilgrimage of ladies gathering in Seattle -- a conversation with Gloria Steinem about her memoir My Life on the Road. A compelling force drove me (like in Close Encounters of the Third Kind) a thousand miles to attend this epic intercourse between two of my favorite authors/speakers, in my favorite city.

What Cheryl Strayed Would Do If She Were President of the US (Hint: It Involves Pajamas, the F-word, and Guns)

Michaela Haas | Posted 12.16.2015 | Books
Michaela Haas

An interview with the bestselling author of Wild about her new book Brave Enough, post-traumatic growth and running for president.

Knocking Yourself Out With Your Own Fist

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

My hope is that my story, told from the other side of this sixth stage, will be a catalyst for positive change in the way we approach, regard, and respond to the social fallout of mental illness.

Riding The Rails At Age 68 By Myself

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.14.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Okay. I'm not Cheryl Strayed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Okay. I'm not Diana Nyad swimming from Havana to Key West. But I am riding the rails at age 68, for the very first time. By Myself.

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods -- Amblin'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

More than 15 years in the making, A Walk in the Woods is an entertaining and enjoyable film, if a formulaic one.  Adapted by Rick Kerb and Bill Ho...

How to Bounce Forward After Trauma

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

Most people have heard of posttraumatic stress. Yet, beyond the medical community, few are aware of the evidence of posttraumatic growth.

The 11 Things I Did NOT Need On My Trip Around the World

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Michelle Kennedy

My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. If I get the chance to do it again, I will bring a lot less.

5 Everyday Actions You Can Take to Support Gender Equality (and They're Not All What You'd Expect)

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Krystina Nguyen

If you go to any toy store, the section marked for boys has sporting equipment, action figures, and race cars. The section for girls? Princess dolls and play vanity sets. What messages do we send when these are the general choices we give our kids?

Group D

Megan Woolsey | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Megan Woolsey

As a writer, I am putting myself out into the world in a major way. I am sharing my life experiences, beliefs, and a bit of my soul for others to interpret and judge. I am sure I wouldn't be willing to put myself out there to be judged and risk rejection had I not learned early on that it's possible to feel rejected and still survive.

How To Spend A Day In The Life Of Your Favorite Fictional Character

Culture-ist | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Culture-ist

If you've ever dreamed of living in your favorite book, try the next best thing and travel to the very real places of which these novels are set.

Cheryl Strayed Pays Tribute to Her Mother by Fighting Lung Cancer

Cheryl Strayed | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Cheryl Strayed

Of the many things that have touched me about the response to my memoir Wild, the fact that so many people who've had and survived lung cancer or loved someone who died of the disease see themselves in my story is among the most meaningful.

Are You a Scaredy-Cat Writer? 3 Life Lessons to Give You Courage

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Holly Robinson

I wrote more, much more, after I had children than I did before, even though I had far less time. When I was young and single, I squandered my hours. There was always a concert to go to, or a movie, or maybe I just felt like lying around and watching television.

Your Wild Life

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Meadowcroft

On a recent evening run, down a winding creek trail near my home, I came upon a fox -- so close I could have grabbed his fluffy tail had he not immedi...

Walking to Freedom

Amanda Slavin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

While there are a lot of campaigns for a lot of good causes, (I support a lot of them), this one is worth supporting. With every story, every conversation, every step, Chris will be showing the 23 million people who are suffering that this is not the end; in fact it's just the beginning of the journey.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 28

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The return of agency ebook pricing for three of the Big Five publishers hasn't had much visible impact on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List so far. In the meantime, Penguin Random House continues to dominate the rankings.

Why I'll Root for Reese on Oscar Sunday

Lauren Daley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Books
Lauren Daley

When I saw pictures of Cheryl on the red carpet at the Golden Globes in January, I somehow felt a tinge of pride. It's kind of like the feeling you might get when a college basketball player you've always thought was great gets selected for the NBA, and then becomes an NBA star.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 31

Digital Book World | Posted 04.06.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Two out of the three titles in E L James's wildly popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy make return appearances in this week's top 25 as the film version gets ready to hit theaters on Valentine's Day.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 24

Digital Book World | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Media tie-ins are well known to power titles up the ranks of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. And this week, the Bradley Cooper film adaptation of American Sniper drives two separate editions of the book into the No. 1 and No. 22 spots of this week's top 25.

Author Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' Journey Offers Metaphor for Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Can we, the members of the 114th Congress, struggle with that heavy pack and navigate areas where the trail is sometimes a bit obscure? Can we put our trust in strangers who help us along this difficult journey? Can we be resolute in putting one foot in front of the other on behalf of the American public?

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 17

Digital Book World | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The most notable shift this week is the leap that Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train takes into the No. 2 spot, up sixteen places from last week.

The Importance of Wild, Complicated Women's Stories

Nicole Belanger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Nicole Belanger

When a female character is given full license to explore the boundaries of her humanity -- in all directions -- she represents pure possibility for the women on the other side of the screen or the page, consuming the story.