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Inner Strength

Be Brave

Cheryl Dumesnil | Posted 11.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Cheryl Dumesnil

What takes more bravery than the choice to be yourself, to honor your truth, your intuition, over and over again, in the face of circumstances or people or surroundings that would rather you acted like someone else?

Maggie Greene Will Be Just Fine... I Hope

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Mindi Westhoff

Viewers can discuss ad nauseam Maggie's transition from doting daughter to zombie huntress, but fighting Walkers is par for the course in this world. This is a woman who has been attacked, kidnapped, held hostage and threatened with rape, and she fights her human attackers relentlessly.

Can Adversity in Childhood Create Emotional Strength?

Brian F. Martin | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

The same adversities you faced in your childhood home that led you to believe LIES about yourself also allowed you to develop skills and abilities tha...

Comfort, the Ultimate Self-Sabotage?

Tarryne West | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tarryne West

What do we gain from being bubble wrapped in an existence that seeks to make our lives as pain free as possible? Are we really better off? When did we become so scared of change, difficulty, a challenge?

Why Being a Single Teen Mother Gave Me These 5 Things

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Sky Mandala Marcano

A severe wake up call to my core desires and ambitions. You know that feeling of helplessness and a loss of personal power? Well it can make you feel things you never imagined. Including figuring out what you want out of life.

Do I Matter?

Mary Holloway | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Holloway

View image | Do I Matter? It's something I think about all the time. I know I matter to those that love me, but in the overall big...

What If We All Stopped Lying To Ourselves?

Kathy Sebright | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Sebright

Before my son's diagnosis, I saw strength as solid and stoic. Unbreakable and unmovable. It was the refusal to cry at funerals or sad movies. It was the brave face of people showing the world nothing could phase them. It was the ability to lock out all of the emotions that could hurt.

7 Things People With Emotional Toughness Do Differently

YourTango | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Not all of us are naturally strong. Some have anxiety or are insecure, which easily puts cracks in your armor. So, how do you toughen up to gain the utmost confidence? Here are seven ways to mentally toughen you up.

How to Prevail Over Fear When Life Goes Sideways

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Is it possible to live fearlessly? Probably not. Fear is integral to our natural fight or flight response. It's a protection mechanism to fend off d...

The Strength of a Woman! Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

Awareness allows us to have choices and choices deliver freedom. I feel honored to have been asked to present this incredible depiction of a woman's struggle when faced with breast cancer and, what I am even more proud of is that this has been done solely in the name of awareness.

9 Ways to Boost Resilience and Discover Your Inner Strength

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Dr. Deana Murphy

Someone anonymously wrote, "I've never met a strong person with an easy past." Your strength -- especially the decision to live resiliently -- acts as an inner engine that determines how far you go in the midst of life's hurdles.

Dr. Brent Fogel: Santa Monica, California, January 18, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

It was one or a combination of Fate, Destiny, Kismet, Serendipity, Chance, Luck or other that brought Dr. Fogel and I together. I had been searchin...

How I Healed After A Pregnancy Loss

Andi Wickman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

As most of these stories go... in the beginning all was good. November 19, 2010 was the day it all turned horribly bad. I remember being super freaked out while driving with my husband to the 19th week ultrasound appointment. I shook it off as being normal and pushed my fear way down.

How to Give Yourself a Quick Performance Review

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Fourth in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet* How do you respond if someone asks you how you're doing? If you're anything like me, ...

How to Stop Lying to Yourself About Who You Really Are

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Third in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet* I lie to myself and I'm sure you do, too. We make up stories like these about why we ...

The 3 Most Important Things for Keeping Resolutions

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

You already know this: More than half of people who make New Year's resolutions give up on them by June. Don't join this failing 50 percent in 2015! I...

Learn From Your Disappointments

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Second in the series: 8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet I confess I learn slowly. How about you? I'm not talking about picking up a new lan...

How I Brought Positive Balance to 2014, One of the Worst Years of My Life

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Do I dare say it was one of the worst years of my life? Actually, 2014 was one of the richer years of my life. Despite the pain, hardship and sorrow that I went through this year, I also found joy, freedom, completion and fulfillment.

8 Moves to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet!

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Your answers have come from your true self, your heart, who you are -- and that means you can count on your plan, trust it, and let it guide you toward making the changes and achieving the results you care about mos

Surviving Ain't Easy

Lori Lee | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Lori Lee

Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.

The Strength Behind People With Mental Illness

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

What I want to address is that not only are these stigmas inaccurate, but they couldn't be farther from the truth. People who deal with mental illness have an incredible amount of strength, even though many times they don't see it.

Meet My Good Fairy

Eve Beck | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Eve Beck

I awoke this morning at 5 a.m., with my Good Fairy nudging me... "Don't you think it's time to introduce me to all your new Huff Post 50 friends? No...

5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

Believe in yourself, and you will find happiness. Don't listen to the haters or those that will try to hold you back in life. Stop letting self-limiting beliefs win -- they have won for far too long!

Sometimes It Pays To Be A B*tch

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Kristen Houghton

If being a bitch means that you are a woman who expects respect, who is a force to be reckoned with in business, politics and in life in general; if it means that you can be forceful when needed, make serious decisions and be a leader, then it is a positive affirmation.

Why I Trained Myself To Be Emotionless

Literally, Darling | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

My friends would at times call me a robot, laid back, cold. I took pleasure out of this -- to me it was proof that I had succeeded.