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A Small Act of Courage

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

These are days that require both large and small acts of courage, or the memorable things that make up the fabric of our lives and human spirit might be lost. The events of this year have reminded me that life is uncertain so I don't want to squander a single one.

Our Own Private Normandy

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

The sky overhead is sinking rapidly, the clouds now an oil-stained pillow with strict orders to suffocate my entire platoon.

New Year's Reminiscences in the Context of the Ongoing Struggle for Cultural Change

Dana Beyer | Posted 03.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Doing something that is totally inconsistent with previous behavior and runs counter to personal philosophical and spiritual beliefs can nonetheless free one to live in a more positive and healthful manner. It's not a cure-all, but it gave me the tools to overcome stigma, live authentically in service to others, and not see myself as a victim.

Why Nobody Ever Really Loses Their Battle With Cancer

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

The word "losing" has so much stigma. Nobody wants to be called a "loser" for any reason or in any context. So why is it so often used to describe someone who's fought cancer? While I wouldn't call cancer a "winning" situation by any means, those who have to fight it are giving it their all.

The Journey of Being Brave

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

For now, I am celebrating all the good, the pain, the laughter, and all the tears of yesterday. Tomorrow begins another beautiful day in my unique life. Here's to each day that calls upon us to be brave, courageous, and share love unconditionally.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

Living Life With Happiness, Not For Happiness

Reetu Gupta | Posted 03.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

Love. Have a love for yourself and all of your abilities. Each of us has a light that has the ability to shine so bright; all you need to do is light the match.

Resolving the Conflict Starts With Me

Michael Rohrer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I've recently come to realize that that scared child is still very present inside me, and he's been responsible for many of the fear-based choices I've made in my life. He's also very responsible for the fears that I still allow to prevent me from living my adult gay life to the fullest, without concern about parental disappointment and eternal damnation.

Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 03.08.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

'Should I Start a Small Business?'

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
Carlota Zimmerman

Perhaps, instead of asking yourself if 2015 will be the year you start a small business, ask yourself if 2015 will finally be the year you start listening to and respecting your own voice. Perhaps 2015 will be the year you'll commit to making yourself happy.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifte...

5 Easy Steps to a Brave 2015

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

Start to become aware of your life and your emotions, without judgment. If scary or painful feelings come up, feel them and let them pass. Resist the urge to numb them with coffee, wine, your news feed or stale candy canes. It's time to stop numbing and start truly living.

Binge-watching: The Latest Reinvention of Entertainment Consumption

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just like a book that you can read all in one sitting, you can now watch 8-12 episodes, one after another.

True Life: I'm a Recovering "Whattifer"

Pete Jones | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Pete Jones

Now it's my turn to be honest. I am a recovering whatiffer. There, I said it. As someone who battled with If for good portion of my life, I can understand how discouraging it can be to see that two letter word run all over your head.

The True Meaning of a Superhero; Avenging Childhood Cancer

Jay Scott | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

It is no secret that among my heroes, I count all children who have battled cancer; they face adversity throughout their journey and yet display a courage unlike any other I have ever seen.

Only Those Who Dare... Truly Live

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Soren Petersen

Who wants to live without dreams or to live a mediocre life? What boy ever grew up wishing one day to possess an economy car? When I was still a lit...

Moving the World to Reach Peace and Compassion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How do you learn courage in a society full of fear? This question was addressed at the 14th World Peace Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

These Habits Of The World's Boldest People Will Inspire You To Take A Risk

Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

Look up any article about “boldness” or “courage” on the Internet and you’ll inevitably find some quote from a famous person propping up the...

The Treasure Hunt for Truth

Tara Hedman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

Remember, everyone has old, tattered, junk, so it may not be very pretty at first. But, pay attention. You never know what treasure of truth you'll find under a scruffy, tarnished life.

Cops and Courage

Ann Medlock | Posted 02.01.2015 | Crime
Ann Medlock

What's going on when some police officers escalate violence instead of calming it? Why would a professionally trained cop panic and kill when he could disable the person he sees as threatening? How are law-enforcement officers recruited?

Revisiting Vulnerability

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Those of us interested in meaningfully supporting our personal growth seem to be increasingly aware of the importance of vulnerability. What exactly ...

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.

Diving Wonders of the World

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 01.31.2015 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

The instant my foot touched the last step, the vast, tropical ecosystem opened up and all of my senses were ignited.

Emotional Intelligence and Crisis: Does it Matter?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

Every time an individual creates a connection to his or her emotional state they are in effect enhancing their Emotional Intelligence. There are several ways to increase Emotional Intelligence, not mentioned here.

Calling All Democrats: We Need a New Brand of Courage

D. Taylor | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
D. Taylor

The President's decision to grant relief to millions of immigrants in this country, despite Republican threats, shows our members that their voices -- their families -- matter. Millions of lives will change from this one brave act, and it's the kind of courage that will inspire our members to vote again.