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Introducing #BossLady Nafiza

Coming of Faith | Posted 03.30.2015 | Style
Coming of Faith

See #BossLady Nafiza Majid tell the story behind her jewelry line, The Sultaness. She opens up about how hitting rock bottom led her to start her business, her journey of balancing work while being a single mother, and success she's attained through it all.

What I Learned From Crashing a Funeral

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

It was raining when I woke up. How fitting. Today I was going to follow in the footsteps of the wisest and sharpest professor I've had to date. I wa...

When to Stop Trying So Hard

Sheila Viers | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Viers

When we think about a goal -- why we want it, when it will come, etc - the reason why so many people have trouble is because when they try to get specific about things they do not understand, they end up getting in their own way. They end up trying way too hard. Here are seven things to remember when setting your next goal.

Who Who Cares What 'They' Say

Randi Evans | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Randi Evans

As I'm sitting in the front row on the bleachers, I can hear your whispers to your spouse, friends and other parents. I hear what you say.

Happiness Is an Action

Tama Kieves | Posted 03.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tama Kieves

We live in the culture of doing. We live in the culture of staying busy. But an inspired life will ask you to look at what part of you is coming up with the tasks. Is it your strength that motivates you? Or is it your desperation? Where you come from is where you'll go.

5 Things That Will Instantly Make Your Life Better

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

Here's a little exercise that will improve your life immediately. These tips are simple heartfelt ideas that I've used on many occasions when I've needed to instantly feel better.

The Real Reason You Should Be Meditating

Emma Bathie | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

The most frustrating part is being so caught up in the doing, creating and performing that you lose sight of what you're trying to achieve and, funnily enough, you end up getting nowhere.

Gay Marriage: The Right to Love and Be Loved

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

The bodies we are born into are no accident. Who we are is a gift.

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

Every Breath You Take: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

It's one of our most basic human functions: breathe in, breathe out. For most of us it comes naturally, (though not for all unfortunately). We don't t...

Overcoming the Crippling Effects of Fear

Dontaira Terrell | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dontaira Terrell

Become your biggest supporter, not your own worst enemy. When you begin to acknowledge your capabilities, self-worth, others will join the team! Failure is inevitable and is a part of everyone's journey and it's up to you to take it in stride, accept the lesson and let go.

Viral Quote's a Fake

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.25.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

We never found out who wrote it and nobody seems to know its origin. The song's been sung in Jewish summer camps and youth groups for many years, though, often in a round. Our son had an appealing voice and engaging manner, played guitar well and it was always stirring.

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.

Victim or Hero: Which One Are You?

Michael Feeley | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Michael Feeley

I'm not trivializing the meaning of these words, because being a victim can be a horrible thing -- when someone steals your identity or physically hurts you. But helping out in some important way can save a person's life and that is being a hero.

Turning Dream Jobs Into Reality: Photographer, Calliope

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sara Lee Bentley

Everyone has a "dream job" lying dormant in their hearts. Unfortunately, it's usually plagued by one negative thought: that it can't become a reality. But many people have turned their dreams into daily realities. How did they get there? What inspires them?

Dear Single Mama

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Motherhood placed a child at the center of your broken heart, and it is with that overwhelming love for your child that you will find the strength to conquer these dark times.

Just Ask

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

"Ask and ye shall receive." You've heard this, yet do you find that sometimes you do not ask?

How to Be Motivated Every Day: Lessons Learned From Twyla Tharp

James Clear | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Use your ritual as an on-ramp for the bigger behavior and habits you want to build into your life. When you master the ability to mindlessly initiate the tasks that are important to you, it's not necessary to rely on motivation and willpower to make them happen.

The Vernal Equinox

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

Ah, the vernal equinox is upon us! Welcome, spring... oh, how we have missed you so dearly! We trusted... oh, how we trusted... you would keep y...

It Takes A Good Woman To Know One

Christine Carter | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I have had the privilege of knowing countless women throughout my life. Not just in passing while superficially connecting through a fleeting event or...

50 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Lead From the Heart

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

In our business culture, and society in general, the image or metaphor of the heart is often associated with yielding, kindness -- or perhaps weakness. Yet, the heart is also strong and powerful, as well as the driving force of life.

Robert Rodriguez's Secret to Living a Creative Life

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Director Robert Rodriguez sat down with What's Trending at the Samsung Blogger Lounge at this year's South by Southwest festival. He shared some advice on how to live a creative life, advice he has taken to heart over the course of his incredibly successful career.

The Click

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Anthie Zoumboulias

When you are stuck with the wrong people in your life, you walk with a brewing and gloomy cloud over your head. Their problems become your problems; their negative outlook on everything brings unnecessary negativity in to your life,

7 Important Life Lessons From Fashion

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 03.18.2015 | Style
Kimberly Inskeep

The true quality of a garment is always on the inside. If you question whether an item is worth a high-ticket price, see if it has been finished well with sewn-down seams, a special lining, and finishing details.

The View From Here: My Personal Manifesto

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Lisa Page Rosenberg

I believe in the power of each of us to bring our unique story and brand of special sauce to this life and our ability to use that power for good instead of evil. I believe you are doing the best you know how. I believe today is a good day.