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Who Needs Inspiration to Write? I Need More Time!

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.28.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

Writer Dinty Moore recently posted a pithy Jack London quote on his Facebook page: "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."

The Leader in You: A Poem

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 12.27.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

You took a job at the local school To teach those in your care; You did not sign up to lead another For that you would not dare. Me? Lead? That's not...

Why It's Sometimes Necessary To Re-Define Family At Holiday Time

Laura Munson | Posted 12.25.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

I suggest it's time to update our idea of family. Let's dispense with the imperatives to feel whole and happy inside a story of 'family' that leaves us frail or frazzled. Let's dislodge our commitments to stoicism and endurance that leave us walled inside towers of loneliness.

To Hannah, the Night Before Christmas

Beth Whitley | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Beth Whitley

The saying goes "I thought I would have to teach my daughter about the world, turns out I have to teach the world about her." This has been true enough in the past four years, but it is also true to add that it turns out that my daughter has had to teach me. So, Merry Christmas, from a very proud and humbled mum, to the best teacher I've ever had.

How I Went From $5 Million to Bankrupt and Finally Free!

Celia Ward-Wallace | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Celia Ward-Wallace

I am not a first time entrepreneur. I became an entrepreneur at 23 in 2000. My husband was an entrepreneur and had the foresight for us to get into th...

The Christmas Cat That Worked Better Than Xanax

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

If 2014 was the worst year of your life, or even if it was just a shitty year, that is okay. 2015 is less than two weeks away. If you don't know where to start to make the next year better, I have one piece of advice. Get a cat. Pet therapy can be the catalyst of the progression of a better life .

Honoring 100 Years After The 1914 Christmas Truce In Our Own Time Of War

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion

Christmas 2014 marks 100 years since the historic Christmas truce united, if just for a few days, warring German and British troops on the WWI battlef...

The Gift Inside the Gift

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Before the birth of Christ, the world muddled along in darkness. Humanity didn't have the awareness or power to live any other way.

5 Life Lessons Learned From 'Coyote Ugly'

Katie Lance | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Katie Lance

I remember in 2000 so badly wanting what I have right now  --  an amazing family, a supportive husband, and a company and team I am fired up about. The irony doesn't slip past me.

My 2015 New Year's Wish

Daniel Horgan | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

The world around us is full of so much pain and anger. There are storms of injustice brewing off in the distance and seeds of hatred being planted in the minds of those who are innocent and impressionable.

Why New Year's Resolutions Are Pointless

Jen Glantz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

You don't need to wait until December 31 to make changes to your life. You really can get up from your desk or bed or Ikea suede couch and do something right now.

Live in the Vineyard Selects Artists With a Key Ingredient: A Big Heart

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alexis Sclamberg

Last month, I had the honor of attending Live in the Vineyard, a magical (and exclusive) music, food and wine festival in Napa, California. Twice a ye...

Guilt-Free Holiday Tips and Recipes

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Enjoy, and avoid the dread of holiday bloat, with these easy guilt-free tips below: 1) Exercise the morning before your feast and walk afterwards: ...

Life Is precious! RIP Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson (Sydney Seige)

Gigi G. | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Gigi G.

If there's anything that the tragic loss of the precious lives of Katrina Dawson (fellow school mum and barrister) and Tori Johnson (Lindt Manager) has really highlighted this week is that life and family are all too precious.

How I Started A Man Band With No Drama After 50

Ten Ton Man | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Ten Ton Man

When, at age 50, you finally realize life is too short, what then? I found myself in that moment of epiphany three years ago when my father passed away. Where had the time gone? One of my lifelong passions was creating music. But starting a band isn't an easy task.

The Christmas I Died -- Briefly -- Only To Wake Up With A Greater Sense Of Purpose

Richard L. Burns | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house, happiness reigned. The year was 1968 and as usual I was busy with clients on the phone, when suddenly, a headache, like I've never had before, struck me. I went upstairs to lie down and rest with my young son watching over me. Then to the hospital I went and my life to heaven, for I died, to awake with new purpose and intent.

How to Release Your Holiday Expectations and Enjoy 'What Is,' No Matter What's Going on in Your Life (Or the World)!

Erin Cox | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Sometimes we have completely unrealistic expectations of ourselves and the way we idealize that everything should be. If we can just roll with it all, focus our energy on what brings us the most joy, and keep our expectations realistic... accepting what "is," then, we will have the happiest holidays ever.

'Who Told You That You Were Naked?'

Gina DeLapa | Posted 12.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Gina DeLapa

Inspiration comes in strange ways. Two weeks ago at Mass, I arrived to find our great big sanctuary packed with people of all ages, including the scho...

Just Believe

Donnie Demers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Good News
Donnie Demers

A little over two years ago, my life began to implode. I found myself confronting issues that I had been trying to suppress for years. It wasn't drug addiction or alcoholism, nor was it depression or abuse. I was struggling with the complications of living with a neuromuscular disorder.

Why The Hell Do I Deserve This?

Yaniv Aviran | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Yaniv Aviran

I don't think I would have had the time to study what I've always wanted, start my own business, travel the world, give lectures in lots of different places and publish a children's book, without knowing that the most limited thing I've got is my time here on earth.

The Gift of Giving: A Lesson on Humanity

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

Whatever your story is, this is a time where we either learn about consumerism, or the magic of a holiday Season that can reconnect us with our humanity--with what it means to give and receive.

The Nine of 2014

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

I watched nine people die this year. Nine people who weren't news stories or dots connected by degrees of separation. Nine people who weren't just friends of friends of friends. They were people I loved.

These Motivational Quotes Will Help You Move On From Whatever Has You Down

Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

Even the most picture-perfect life can have a few smudges. If you’re going through one of those moments, here’s a little perspective: you can alwa...

9 Quotes That Will Help You Find The Nerve To Take a Bold Risk

Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

Sooner or later, you’ll be presented with a ‘road less traveled’-esque decision. You know -- the kind presenting an option that sounds amazi...

These Quotes Will Remind You That Life After 50 Is An Absolute Gift

Posted 12.19.2014 | Good News

When you turn 50, it sometimes feels that people expect you to start riding off into the sunset. To which we say this: sure, we’ll go -- as long the...