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Why Following Your Passion Isn't Flighty -- It's Practical.

Susie Moore | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Here are five reasons to make doing what you love a priority:

Gaga Got It Right!

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

In this "snapshot" selfie-driven society, where the rude "rules," why was there so much negative chatter this week about Lady Gaga bumping into best a...

Why Confidence Is More Important Than Craft

William Kenower | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
William Kenower

When I was a very young writer I was somewhat motivated to learn my craft so that I would not suffer the sting of shame I believed would come if I shared something that was poorly written. I can now say - with confidence - that that sting is brief and harmless.

Obama Says "Being a Teenager is Tough"

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Teen
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Speaking of poverty and gun violence, Obama reflected on the plight of teenagers today in his talk with Andersen Cooper January 7th. He discussed not...

I'm Brave Enough To Embrace The Woman (And Man) In Me

Michael Rohrer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

My courage grew three sizes that day on the subway platform. I'm now less worried about other people's reactions to my trying on women's shoes or testing nude lipsticks. What does any of it really matter? It's my life. I own it.

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

How to Make the Right Decision

Aliya Levinson | Posted 01.08.2016 | Women
Aliya Levinson

The closest we can get to making a right choice is making an informed one. So choose to be informed. Make decisions from what you know and what you learn. If your educated choice leads to an undesirable outcome, maybe you'll have an option to course-correct, to choose again.

Sell "You" on You

Jim Fannin | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Jim Fannin

Over 30 years ago I experienced a month I'll never forget. I owned and operated a 60,000 square foot sports and fitness center outside of Chicago, IL. As the sole investor the financial burden of the club was squarely on my shoulders.

The 'Real' You Has Layers And That's OK (Glorious, Actually)

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 01.08.2016 | OWN

Imagine a woman. Clammily searching for words, any words, to say to the friendly wedding guest seated beside her. Then, the next day, snarking out lou...

5 Ways David Anderson Is Redefining Black Male Resilience

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

For 38-year old Philadelphia native David Anderson, his life story represents the kind of comeback that often gets brushed aside by glossy celebrity tales that aren't easily relatable. But his resilience is the kind of brilliance that can inspire young and old and help counter the stereotypes of black men facing adversity.

5 Intentions You Need to Say 'Hello' to for Your Best (And Healthiest) Year Yet

Michele Lian | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

If you're still at the drawing board with this one, here are five intentions you can start with that will set you up for the year with courage, success and peace of mind. I invite you to intend to...

WIW2B: Lornalitz Baez

Melinda Parrish | Posted 01.05.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Lornalitz beams from the inside out when she talks about the women that she is able to inspire. Now, rather than sweating what clients will or won't accept her, Lornalitz is using her success to build a platform that allows her to empower and inspire other women facing body issues.

32 Life Lessons I Learned by Age 32

Susie Moore | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

I've never followed a conventional path and that's probably my favorite thing about my life so far. I've done most things on my terms and believed early on in setting my own agenda -- even if that means making really difficult decisions.

How to Go With the Designer Flow

Liz Cleland | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Liz Cleland

I try to support all of his clothing style choices. Why do you ask? It makes him feel empowered. That is part of my job as a parent to empower my son, right? We see it all over the media to empower girls, why not empower boys as well?

How To Stop Your Negative Thoughts From Controlling You

Susie Moore | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Here is how I go from feeling low to shifting gear to looking up and feeling like myself again.

8 Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 01.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

True confidence is firmly planted in reality. To grow your confidence, it's important to do an honest and accurate self-assessment of your abilities. If there are weaknesses in your skill set, make plans for strengthening these skills and find ways to minimize their negative impact.

7 Lessons I'll Teach My Daughter Someday

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 01.03.2016 | Women
20 Beautiful Women

I can't help but reflect on what life would be like if I had a little girl.

The Goldman Sachs Experience

Nancy C. Sabino | Posted 12.28.2015 | Business
Nancy C. Sabino

On September 4, 2015, just 4 days shy of my 29th birthday, I received the call I was desperately hoping I would receive for months. I had been accepted into the program. I applied to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program on a recommendation of a client of ours, and as exciting as this was, I was terrified to apply, terrified to be rejected and terrified to be accepted all at the same time.

The Goldman Sachs Experience

Nancy C. Sabino | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
Nancy C. Sabino

On September 4, 2015, just 4 days shy of my 29th birthday, I received the call I was desperately hoping I would receive for months. I had been accepted into the program. I applied to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program on a recommendation of a client of ours, and as exciting as this was, I was terrified to apply, terrified to be rejected and terrified to be accepted all at the same time.

The 9 Most Damaging Lies We Tell Ourselves Daily

Lolly Daskal | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Sometimes the biggest obstacles are the ones we create and tell ourselves about the world around us. It's easy for delusions and lies to take root and grow, and left unchecked, they can do serious harm. Do any of these sound familiar?

The Breastfeeding Corner

Merritt E. James | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices
Merritt E. James

Words From A Breastfed Woman By Iyanna James-Stephenson This is for the time that I was talking about my personal experience and I was giving an expl...

10 Self-Esteem Boosters to Start the New Year Off Right

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Many people are gearing up for the holidays, and along with that comes thinking about what they want to do this coming year to improve the current sta...

The Body Positivity Epidemic

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.22.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Finally, we are beginning to interrogate those marketing messages that have told us that in order to be beautiful and have value in this world, we have to be impossibly thin.

The Woman I Want to Be

Melinda Parrish | Posted 12.21.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

I'm not going to let anyone else define who I should be -- I'm going to actively define it for myself, and rather than dumping all of my transformative efforts into perfecting my body, I'm going to think holistically about the woman that I want to be.

Why it's Time to Be REAL in Business

Kamila Gornia | Posted 12.18.2015 | Business
Kamila Gornia

But through the journey I've gone through, all of the ups and downs, I now know that there is simply no better way to lead a business, especially a service or information based business, than by being authentic and REAL.