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Encouragement

Courage: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

Whether you are selling something, are in some other career, not working at all, just starting out, or simply living life -- and flying high, or feeling low -- courage is a must. For without courage, all is lost.

How I Lost a Kidney and Gained My Faith

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Mary Katherine Backstrom

"You are donating your right kidney, correct?" Sharpie Nurse asked without really needing an answer. "That's what my kidnappers said," I cracked, as she pulled aside my hospital gown. She scrawled a big YES on my right side and a NO on my left. I felt cold.

5 Ways to Cultivate Purpose and Intention for an Authentic Life

Toneka Etienne, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Toneka Etienne, Ph.D.

Are you going through the motions of your life mindlessly? Is your life dictated by routine and 'sticking to a schedule,' with little room for spontaneity?

Stay Encouraged - Follow Your Dreams

Ronda Lee | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News
Ronda Lee

Changes in the season typically make me harsher on myself. That raise, promotion, or business deal did not materialize. Do not fret. If you are in a rut or struggling to find a way out of a bad situation, stay encouraged.

"The Amazing Green Team" Paying It Forward In Memory of James "JB" Benton

Tenille Livingston | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Tenille Livingston

Ashley Benton, the founder and Ceo of "The Green Team," is definitely at the top of my list as one of the most amazing women I know. Benton is paying it forward by giving back to her local community and providing essential needs to needy families and abroad.

That Dirty Rag of Discouragement

Christine Carter | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Christine Carter

This life? It's a gift. Even the bad parts. The discouragement. The things that don't go our way.

Dear Childless Mother

Christine Carter | Posted 03.18.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I long for you to truly understand that you are NOT a failure, and not less than a woman, you are more than a mother than I could ever be.

Bully No More

Christine Hoh | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Christine Hoh

These negative words are words often used by a bully. Many of us are familiar with the character that just constantly tormented us. I realized that this bully character, which I thought I said farewell to after my teen years, never disappeared in my life. And that person was me.

Moving From 'Why Not Me?' Toward Success

David W. Weaver | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David W. Weaver

By no means do I want to downplay the level of difficulty of recovering from rejection and failure. Failing is not fun. Our reaction to the failure is, however, the key to success.

What Really Happens When Two or More Agree?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.

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.

How Vine Taught Me to Accept Myself

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

With each video I make, I hope to give people, including parents, additional tools. I make silly, happy Vines and sincere, touching Vines, all trying to show the humanity of someone who is different. There is nothing wrong with me (and it only took 37 years to figure that out).

The Plus Sized Thang

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Stacie Huckeba

I hate that there is even plus-sized versus regular-sized in the first place. It's one of the last acceptable forms of segregation and judgment. Yes, I said segregation. It's only been in the last couple of years that women over a size 14 were even allowed to shop with everyone else.

Ah... Autumn!

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

The bright rays of the sun wash over us beneath an idyllic blue sky, the crisp coolness of the air kisses our skin, the sweet smell of the season fi...

Release Attachments and Finally Become Free!

Erin Cox | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce
Erin Cox

Attachment is a basic human emotion. Think of the way a newborn becomes attached to her mother and those who love, feed, and care for her while she is...

Mile Markers

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.

8 Things To Remember When You're About To Judge Another Parent

CT Working Moms | Posted 12.13.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Just because we parent differently doesn't mean one of us is wrong. In the end, we all want what's best for our families, so why not support one another in that pursuit?

Grace

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

What if you made a point to recognize more love in your heart and life? What if you made a point to accept the moment as it is? If you do, I bet your moments of grace would increase tremendously.

A Moment Between Mothers

Wendy Cray Kaufman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Wendy Cray Kaufman

Someday, I will be the old woman in a parking lot who walks up to an overwhelmed mother juggling two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won't stay put.

A Letter To My Pre-Mom Self

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I am only two measly years ahead of you, but rest assured: I have learned more about motherhood in these past two years than I did in the 26 years leading up to that first positive pregnancy test.

Grit and Integrity

Sarah Walton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Walton

I encourage you, and all of us, to make promises that we know are in our best interest. To be on time, to be where we say we're going to be...to show up for life. Because when we show up, the world inevitably meets us half way. And more often than not, it even produces magic.

In Defense of Beauty

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

When we value beauty, not as something to be manufactured, but as something to be lived, then we are able to take it in, celebrate it and pass it on in a meaningful way.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

Impossible? - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Enthuse Your Way to Employee Buy-In

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A primary challenge for supervisors is to encourage others within their organization to go the extra mile and get the job done in a timely manner. In ...