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Maya on My Mind

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Donna Jean Freberg

In spite of all our vast differences, I related to so many of her words. They made me think about what I can endure, dream, fail at and mercifully still survive

A Grateful Nation Remembers Fallen Heroes

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Although we are all aware of the remarkable leadership and sacrifice of great generals of wars past and present, it is the silence of those men and women who died during combat that speaks so clearly to the meaning of bravery and patriotism.

Swing Hard (Just in Case You Hit It)

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

In July of 1992, the summer between my senior year in high school and my freshman year at Stanford, I got invited to play in the U.S. Junior Nationa...

Reinvention: The Ultimate Self-Intervention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

An intervention is a cry for reinvention. And a reinvention requires a significant self-intervention! This is so similar to the work we do when we're trying to reinvent our lives. This notion of self-intervention requires taking stock of the present and assessing the future.

I Quit (and Why It's a Good Thing)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

I have a good career in Information Technology, I earn six figures, I received a really nice bonus six weeks ago (I mean, really nice) and here I am, busting my butt for an online business that I don't have the passion or desire to do. So... I quit.

Recreate Yourself

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

While the consequence of being authentic and great will not likely lead to exile or death in a civilized society, it may lead to rejection. We must ask ourselves, "is being authentic and great worth this rejection?

Interview With a Philosopher: The Crucible of Adversity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

How do you view adversity? What role does it play in your life? Do you always seek to avoid it? Or will you sometimes take on a challenge that you sus...

The Climb Back Up

Carissa K | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Physically, my body had the markings of a woman who had just gone through a pregnancy and delivery. These postpartum symptoms were both a cruel joke and treasured testament.

Cancer Comedy

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I have cancer, which is not that funny. At all. Or, is it? Honesty can be funny when it's hard hitting, and hard hitting can feel necessary to get out...

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

I Am a Dog: Happy Mother's Day to Rescuers

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am Cejas the Dog. I am grateful. Dog mothers don't have to be dogs themselves. We have birth dog mothers and then we have human Dog Mothers, the beautiful, dedicated, loving volunteers at local SPCAs, city shelters, and rescue organizations.

Daily Meditation: You Will Arrive

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Do Your Mourning Now

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There is an old saying, "That which doesn't destroy us makes us stronger." Life-threatening illness -- or any adversity -- can be a strengthener. Not necessarily to the body, but certainly to the character and to the spirit.

Crisis Leadership: What Flight 370, the South Korean Ferry, and the Donald Sterling Incident Can Teach Us

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

In any emotionally-charged situation, the courage to do what's right is within all of us--we just need to be mindful enough to make the right decisions.

Find Bliss by Going Inward

Joyce Marter | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Bring your attention inward to this love that is inside of you, connecting you to all that is living or has lived across time and space. Remember you are not alone or lacking in any way because you are intrinsically connected to this whole, vibrant universe of abundance.

What an Astronaut Learned About Courage From the Special Olympics

Clayton Anderson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Clayton Anderson

The true heroes wore the blazing orange colors of the Bulldogs, the camouflage green of the Stings and the royal blue of the Falcons to name a few. These were the athletes of the 2014 Special Olympics.

Five Ways to Make Your Dreams Become a Reality

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

There is no greater feeling than accomplishing your goals, so get off the couch and seize the day! I am going to pay it forward today and share with you Kirsty's top five tips on following your dreams and not taking "no" for an answer.

7 Reasons to Never Feel Intimidated

Susie Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are all equal, my friends. We are also beautifully different from one another, too -- which means all of us have some unique value and flavor to add to a conversation or social setting. If only we really knew and believed this this!

Love Is a Function of Awareness

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

During the course of human history, the word "love" has often been used to signify a state of feeling -- an emotion evoked by another person which...

7 Ways Fear Is Actually Good For You

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Our brains contain more than 50 years of wisdom-gathering. When a challenge erupts, they go into Google mode and scan for solutions. Usually, they find them. But not so when reconstructing our lives after a significant life change. We're now in unknown territory. The message we get from our brains: "no information available." That's darn scary.

Daily Meditation: Live For Hope

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Why Can Love Be So Painful? 6 Ways to Heal and Move On

Pragito Dove | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Find your courage and love, fully and completely. Trust and live in your heart. Love takes you from the head to the heart and nurtures, comforts and heals you. Learn from each experience, watch the ego and choose love.

Life With a Twist -- #ParadigmShifts

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Deb Carlin Polhill

I have always believed that our reality is formed by our perception, and our perception is the way we choose to see things. Well, I choose to see age and getting older as something beautiful.

Courage: A Small Dose Will Help With Your Reinvention. Do You Have It?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Where does one gain the courage to make a change? It's a great leap of faith and takes courage to define and explore your wants and needs in life. Whe...

Perseverance in the Face of Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

In my own personal work with victims of violence, I wanted to share some of the messages that have helped women find the confidence to break away from the cycle of abuse.