Going forward, the challenge facing established "financial grid" players -- commercial lending banks, investment banks, private equity firms, venture funds, and angel networks -- may not be whether they can match the growth arc of crowdfunding platforms. The financial grid itself may be at risk.
Our bodies instinctively know how to self-heal, and if we give them half a chance, they can heal our minds as well. So lace up your shoes, kick the therapy couch to the curb, and let the momentum of a walk carry you forward into the change you crave.
It was a usual evening. After finishing with the homework, I was ushering the kids out the door for their playtime when I suddenly felt a sharp, debilitating pain in my abdomen. I staggered to the couch and slumped into it.
Boomers are an experiential people. It has been their strength; the courage to explore, to reach out for something different, something new. However, it may also be their weakness, failure, and curse.
Crowdfunding, depicted graphically, resemble nothing so much as the trajectory of space vehicles obtaining escape velocity from the earth's atmosphere. But for those with boots on the ground, the impact of these trends more likely resembles displacement associated with the cracking of tectonic plates.
I think we've started to make a fetish out of Fido. Throwing him birthday parties, dressing him up for the holidays, organizing doggy weddings. Do you have any idea how many dogs have their own Twitter accounts? Lots.
The good news is that you can feel better. If you are in a relationship, you can feel more connected. And your family can function in a much healthier manner. These three steps are a beginning. The beginning of a journey where you will start to know who you really are.
While many books and spiritual teachers have popularized the language of, "asking the universe," the truth is, it's not the universe you are asking... it's your unconscious, which is a real, active thing.
Imagine waking up one day and realising that everything that you had thought to be true wasn't, and that the picture that you had of success - the sam...
Even though startups are crazy, challenging, and risky, they make us come alive. It forces us to think outside the box, do the extra research, and put our lives into something that we believe will help change the world. At the end of the day, no matter if we fail or not, you can't take that passion away.
Exposure -- and often subjection -- to violence is something very familiar and real for the over one million children living in what is modern-day Palestine. But what is often difficult for us to grasp is what this actually means.
Life. Running here and there. Preoccupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time pass...
When leaders operate under stress without understanding how to navigate its deep and treacherous waters, they can become like rudderless ships and a detriment to everyone around them.
Retail therapy can be therapeutic, at least temporarily, but you need to be true to who you are.
Since my daughter has left the nest and seems to be taking wonderful care of herself with, of course, several attempts on my part to always remain important and necessary, I have noticed that I have become a bit motherly with my plants. I know exactly what it is like to be motherly because I have been in the parenting game for over 20 years.
Have you started and stopped a transformational journey you were on? How many times have you started a diet on a Monday only to have given up by the...
It's not hard to demonize Facebook for their actions, but this problem is the same with every major company on the Internet today. The current relationship between consumers and Internet companies is unsustainable.
The recent decision on contraception was not about the sanctity of human life, non-interference in religious freedom, or scriptural high ground. It was a victory, pure and simple, for those who want to control women's bodies.
We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.
In our culture, men historically have been trained and expected to be aggressive, competitive and hierarchical. Male self-worth has been based on embodying those qualities and on being a successful breadwinner