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The Dirtiest Four Letter Word

Chris Peak | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
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Chris Peak

I don't know when it happened but these days the word "help" seems to be synonymous with failure. Politicians are weak if they ask for it, ordinary people are annoying if they need it. The reality is that there is no shame in asking for help, but rather the shame is in denying it.

Why You're Approaching Stress All Wrong (And How To Change That)

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

This distance between your ideal response to stress and your actual response can be discouraging. But the situation isn't hopeless, even if you're short on money or time. The trick is twofold: start small and become aware of your thoughts.

WATCH: Ask for Help

Brad Yates | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

At my daughter's promotion for eighth grade this week, one of the speakers offered three points of advice about success: 1) Set Goals 2) Work Hard 3)...

Living With Physical Paralysis Without Letting It Emotionally Paralyze You

Cathy Lanyard | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Cathy Lanyard

Asha and Jeff are friends of my daughter's, who asked me to help because I am the professional fundraiser in our family. But what if someone has no personal connection to a fundraiser?

Is This the Life You're Living?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

You trust in saving graces like this. You trust that one day soon, you'll be able to laugh about this -- life's tragedy and consequent comedy. Because, at nearly 31, all you can do is accept that this is the life you're living.

Domestic Violence, Part 2

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

For part one, click here. Why do people stay in a relationship where there is domestic violence? There are many answers to these questions. This i...

The IRS Is Hard to Reach But Help Is Available

Mark Steber | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Did you know the final weeks of tax season is historically the busiest time for taxpayers trying to contact the IRS? Bad as it is now, it will only get worse each day closer to April 15th.

Can Women Have It All? A New Model

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

It took me years to realize how destructive the pursuit of perfection really is. Thinking you have to do things perfectly and/or be perfect is like carrying around a heavy weight on your back, and it absolutely crushes happiness.

Santa Did Not Come This Year

Susan Winston | Posted 03.04.2014 | Money
Susan Winston

Well sometimes you are up and sometimes you are down. Out of work, my client figured that he could call those he had helped who were now in position to help him. Life doesn't work that way.

A Mentor Is a Shortcut

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I have had some intense and transforming mentor sessions this week. That has led me to think about how much easier things get with the right helpers at hand.

How to Increase Holiday Sales

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

By taking a proactive approach to your sales department, you can ensure your company profits from holiday spending frenzies and gains a new, loyal customer base in the process.

How to Know a Loved One Is Using Drugs and Ways to Help Them

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kiernan Hopkins

I love my family, just as I'm sure you love yours. Then there are the multitude of close friends and other loved ones who are family by choice. We pro...

Help Is Near

Christine Eilvig | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

At the certification party for my Spiritual Mentoring Program in June I got very beautiful gifts from my students. And my helpers were also celebra...

How to Order Foreign Foods

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.12.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Why is it that the best restaurants are always French or Italian and you have to be able to speak those languages to order?

How to Take Control of a Failing Business

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 08.28.2013 | Small Business
Deborah Sweeney

The reality, unfortunately, is that businesses fail and learning how to handle a failing business is as important as knowing how to run a successful one. With that in mind, if you do find yourself at the helm of a sinking ship, there are a few things you should do.

Does Your Airline Really Love You?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Keeping a plane at the gate may be the ultimate way to say, "We care." It requires that an employee ignore years of training and be willing to face real consequences on an upcoming performance review. The message is unmistakable: You're important to us.

5 Ways to Make Someone Smile

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

If there are people in your life who don't take the time to "stop and smell the roses," or are too tired, too stressed out or too crazed by work to smile, perhaps you can help them.

Hit and Run

Amy Oraefo | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

Pain is relative and suffering is optional. Do not choose to suffer through anything in silence. Who knows, you could be the driving force responsible for assisting a person in completely recovering or even avoiding their next personal crisis.

Carresse Warren: New York City, April 23, 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

We smile and shake hands. "Keep me posted!" I say. "I will for sure!" And we each go our way beneath the sunny sky, in the afternoon warmth.

'Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness, Only Light Can Do That'

Natasha Clark | Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News
Natasha Clark

For everyone who lost a little faith in humanity yesterday, here are a few examples of strength among the darkness.

Sexual Assault Rates May Be Declining, But Much Work Is Left to Be Done to Help Victims

Janine Zweig | Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime
Janine Zweig

Looking at the big picture, when only 1 in 3 victims of rape and sexual assault report their assault to law enforcement, we have a long way to go. And when less than 1 in 4 victims get the help, advocacy, and services they need and deserve to restore wholeness in their lives, there's more work to be done.

Stranger Than Nonfiction--A Look at the Online Homework Racket

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.07.2013 | Books
Andrew Lam

SAN FRANCISCO--"Dear Mr. Lam. I loved your essay, 'The Palmist,' but I can't figure out what the main theme is. Is it dying and being all alone? My te...

Making Your New Year's Travel Resolution a Reality

Carolyn Scott | Posted 03.17.2013 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

Whether your idea of getting some R&R is lying on a tropical beach or hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, make it a point to make the plan and stick to it. You will be glad you did. Here's to the year of breaking free for some adventure!

You Are Not Helpless: How to Bring Light to the World

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

How do you light up the world? How do you bring light to another person's life? Each of us has the power to make the world a little bit brighter. Each of us can choose to shine our own light, transforming the darkness one flicker at a time.

Financial Planning For the Future of Your Special Children

Dafna Maor | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

This is a lesson for any person, any parent, but especially for parents with special children: Take good care of your health, not just the physical one, but the financial one.