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7 Life Lessons Learned From Whitewater Rafting

Grace Bluerock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports
Grace Bluerock

There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.

Why It's Dangerous to Become 'Too Comfortable'

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

I was good at my job, but that's just it... "good." Imagine if I operated with the same motivation and desire to be better as when I first started? I probably would have been further ahead. There should never be a point in your life when you feel as though you are just "going through the motions."

Comfort, the Ultimate Self-Sabotage?

Tarryne West | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tarryne West

What do we gain from being bubble wrapped in an existence that seeks to make our lives as pain free as possible? Are we really better off? When did we become so scared of change, difficulty, a challenge?

America in Black and White

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Aaron Caleb Bardo

The process of change begins with us and ends with us. Through social media and grassroots movement we can unite our colors as we did on June 26, 2015. We can inspire American Dreams for generations to come before the riots begin, before the violence turns viral.

Lust Leads to Hell According to Master James

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

And so the sign read, deep into Marion County. Just what we needed heading into a day of hedonism. The farmlands quilting the view for us city folks,...

Do You Really Know Yourself?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Boardman MD

Benjamin Franklin said, "There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self." Self-knowledge is a tricky business indeed ...

In the Pursuit of Discomfort

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

It was a beautiful day for some self-imposed suffering. I was tackling mile twelve of sixteen in one of Orange County's many canyons, and my calf muscles felt like they were peeling away from my bones--anything to escape my prickling, miserable body.

The Faithful Shopper: Cool Campers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Summertime is unofficially here, and that means it's time to explore the great outdoors.

How I Use Stories in My Business

Kate Wan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Kate Wan

Telling your story in business is a current trend in growing your leadership and your brand. Instead of using outdated selling techniques, storytelling addresses the "why" and "what" to draw people in.

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

This trapeze class turned out to be far more terrifying that I had expected. It challenged me on every single front but also allowed me to realize I'm stronger than I think I am.

Instant Achievement

Laura Berger | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Laura Berger

We undulated the never-ending steep path while clumsily hurdling felled trees many feet in diameter and used limbs lain from bank to bank to cross rivers like a tightrope. Someone did occasionally end up in the drink.

Why We Need Breaks: What I Learned in 100 Days Away From My Business

Brit Stueven | Posted 06.14.2015 | Business
Brit Stueven

It's only been five months since my husband and I planted our American feet into Germany for a two-year adventure, and already, my work-life perspectives have radically changed. Physically uprooting from Denver has undoubtedly inspired me to live differently.

Why I Stand on My Head to Find Balance, and 5 Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Joan Moran | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

You may not feel the need to stand on your head to leave your comfort zone, but I encourage you to be aware of the opportunities and possibilities that come your way. I challenge you to take risks, make glorious mistakes and plenty of leaps of faith.

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Sarah Cannata | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Sarah Cannata

It's okay to be unsure of where you're going. As long as you remain true to yourself and go with your heart, you won't look back. Just remember, even the darkest of times will lead you to the direction or path you're meant to follow.

5 Questions to Help You Break Through Your Comfort Zone

Kate Wan | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Kate Wan

I stand on the edge, not knowing if I am shivering from the cold or the fear. There is only one way down from here and I can literally feel my feet and legs shaking in my ski boots.

The Power of One Magnificent Yes

Panache Desai | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

Yes is the essence of openness, freedom, and Divine love. Once you begin triumphantly saying yes, life flows, opportunities arise, and people appear that elevate your course and frequency forever.

Why Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Career

Jacob Morgan | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

I remember when I first started speaking in front of large groups of people how strange and awkward that felt, but I had to force myself to do it because it's an important way to spread ideas and build a brand.

27 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Instead of looking outwards for happiness, simply look within at all the ways you are preventing yourself from being happy in this very moment -- and work on letting them go. To get you started, here are 27 common things that prevent our happiness.

Lost in Translation: Reflections on Returning

Isabella Basco | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Isabella Basco

Did you breathe enough in when you were worrying about tests? Did you make enough friends with neighbors? Did your Spanish really get any better?

What I Learned From My First Semester in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

My first semester at the University of Pennsylvania has just ended. I'm flying back home, and I don't know what to think. It's been such a journey from the moment I stepped on campus all the way to today.

To Risk or Not to Risk: That Is the Question

Joan Moran | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I've looked at life from all sides now and I realize that 71 is a great age to make a change and experience "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and to take arms against inertia" (to paraphrase Shakespeare).

Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

The peace found deep within would be worth the attempt to move our comforts of fear to love, and loving each other the same, not only those who agree with our side of the story.

The FEAR Factor

Martha Pasternack | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

As a life coach, I focus on the zillions of ways fear keeps people stuck. I am not talking about fear of the dark, fear of nuclear war or fear of fall...

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Ted Rubin | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

As you head into a new year, step out of your comfort zone... starting NOW. Commit TODAY to doing something in this respect, brands and individuals alike.