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These Illustrations Are Here To Inspire You Through A Creative Block

Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Are you in a creative slump? Going through a dry spell can be incredibly frustrating -- but don't hit your head against the keyboard just yet. Som...

The Journey's Baggage

Dr. Steve Maraboli | Posted 06.26.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Steve Maraboli

How many of us walk around being weighted down by the baggage of our journey? You can't possibly embrace that new relationship, that new companion, that new career, that new friendship, or that new life you want while you're still holding on to the baggage of the last one.

The Moment I Learned How to Fail

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 06.26.2015 | Sports
Jeremy Affeldt

Mariano Rivera. Babe Ruth. Christy Mathewson. Sandy Koufax. Jeremy Affeldt?! I sometimes wonder if I told people just how close (and how many times) I came to quitting the game altogether, whether they'd even believe me.

Weight Loss vs. Getting Healthy: Which is Harder?

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

After that relationship ended, I took some time to really look in the mirror, and really look at myself. While I may have made my body healthy, I destroyed my mind in the process.

10 Ways To Perfect The Art Of Forgiveness

Silvana Perelli | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Silvana Perelli

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Congratulations! You're Successful... You Just Don't Know It

Lisa Messenger | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Lisa Messenger

Even if you completely stuffed up today, or perhaps just had the worst year of your working life, you have still been successful. Yes, you have.

Clay Water Brick Illuminates and Inspires the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Us All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Greg Woodburn

Clay Water Brick is an engaging, worthwhile read equally applicable to Sustainable Development Goals policymakers, bootstrapping entrepreneurs, and those searching for ways to pay forward their passions in life.

Can Leaders Really Inspire People?

Susan Fowler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Susan Fowler

Most books and articles on how to inspire people provide insufficient advice on how to actually do what they are suggesting, let alone an explanation of why the ideas work. This is what I find missing -- an underlying theory of inspiration.

Dear Mom

Deborah Chang | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Deborah Chang

As a teenager, I often felt at odds with my mom. However, I also know that despite the differences we may have, my mom and I will always share a deep bond of love that will only mature and grow stronger.

The Highly Unlikely and Improbable Commencement Speech

S. L. Young | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
S. L. Young

School is supposed to be a place to learn, explore, and grow. However, for these things to occur, there must be an environment that is encouraging, dynamic, and most importantly supportive. Educators have a responsibility to adjust their teaching styles.

What Inspires You?

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

It's really not a complicated question, but yet so few people are able to answer it in a clear or concise fashion. Instead most will answer with the sunset or "my kids inspire me" or they might have that one idol that provides them inspiration at any given moment.

I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did -- live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?

Heartwarming Rescue of a Blind Pug Will Give You All the Feels | Posted 06.22.2015 | Good News

When a special needs pug came to the Michigan Humane Society, he was in bad shape. Mikey's beginning wasn't a positive one, and he was nearly euthanized before he got into the safe hands of MHS volunteers.

Tristan Prettyman: From Sad Love Songs to Sweet Lullabies?

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Prettyman's hit songs shared an authentic vulnerability in which listeners could relate. So how will her fans identify with the jubilantly in love and now pregnant version of their Prettyman?

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Olympian-Mother-Breast Cancer Patient

Eddie Parsons | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Eddie Parsons

Beth Barr and I spoke on the phone today; perhaps the first time ever. We tried to trace back how we first met because it feels as if I have known Beth forever, like a distant cousin or relative that has always been in the back of my mind.

60 Million People Living Today as Refugees

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Reading about the plight of refugees, it's easy for the suffering millions to meld together into a faceless mass. That's why I want to place one human face on the 60 million refugees. I want to share the story of my mother.

5 Tips That Can Make Your Life More Simple

Quora | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Have a routine that you use to start your day that becomes automatic and thoughtless. It's really hard to write a 80,000-word novel, but it's very simple to write down 500 words every morning if it's so embedded into your routine that you don't even have to think about it (and at that rate your novel will be complete in just over five months).

7 Key Aspects to Moving Better and Reducing Pain the Goal: Maximize Longevity

Robert Reames | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Reames

Everyone wants to move efficiently. Everyone wants to feel great and be able to perform at optimum levels and achieve personal best. Everyone wants ...

The Day I Was Told 'Your Daughter Is Going to Die'

Jessica N Ernst. | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Jessica N Ernst.

The doctor said "your daughter is likely going to die, Ms. Ernst. If she doesn't she will definitely have developmental disabilities and brain damage. Infants can't recover from something like this."

When Losing Is Winning

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

None of our efforts in life are ever wasted. We can't always see the reverberations of good intent, but they ripple forever outward just the same. Doing something out of love for another is no small thing.

A Question You Must Ask Yourself Today

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

Instead of all the reasons you think you know you can't.... go forward. Trust and live that life, realize that dream, change, begin again, go for the gold, and just think: What if you can?

Treat Failure Like a Scientist

James Clear | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Your failures are not you. Your successes are not you. They are simply data points that help guide the next experiment.

Yukiko Ito on How a Hearing Aid Changed Her World

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Sarah Illingworth

Yukiko Ito has bilateral microtia, a congenital condition which means that her ears aren't fully formed. As a teenager she became the first person in Japan to be fitted with a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), and has since worked to raise awareness around both the device and microtia itself.

Tough Times Don't Last, But Tough People Do

James Michael Sama | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
James Michael Sama

The title of this article is a quote which has passed across our eyes and ears repeatedly. However, regardless of its origin or exact wording, the meaning behind the statement remains the same: There is always hope, even in the worst of circumstances.