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#Inspiration

What Is a Good Life?

Kim Kalicky | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim Kalicky

My belief now is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer. I think a "good life" has similar elements among people, but how we attain it and what we put into the boxes can be so dissimilar.

Takeaways From Serial Entrepreneur Jen Groover's Talk on Innovation and Perception

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.16.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

Last semester, I got the chance to listen to one of the best talks I've heard on campus during the launch of the PennVention Innovation Competition. A few days back, I got to listen to the recording I took and the talk was just so inspiring and energizing.

5 Spectacular Examples of Turning Failure Into Success

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Examining the positive aspects of failure has become a growing trend in today's business world, and a practice increasingly celebrated by many of today's leading industry experts.

Calling Out My Angel

Sue Shanahan | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

I may add magical elements to the piece, but they are always based on photos. I need to do that to get the realism that my muse demands. I was a little leery about drawing an image that lived only in my mind, but I decided to give it a shot.

A Poem To A Mother

Pamela Macdonald | Posted 01.15.2015 | Parents
Pamela Macdonald

So look in the mirror, and then see what's within, see the good that you do, and the love that you bring, Look at your strength and your courage, true beauty is what you should see.

The Secret to Defeating Defensiveness

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Do you know someone who enters conversations with their dukes up? Maybe it's a colleague or boss at work. Or maybe it's someone around the dinner table or at family gatherings. You know, the person you wish would just relax, take a chill pill and stop arguing and interrupting.

How To Unleash Creativity And Innovation

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Starting with what's working, then expanding on it, can provide a great springboard to anyone looking for a creative surge - some of the greatest innovations come when you iterate on existing ideas, as opposed to trying to constantly reinvent the wheel.

A Conversation With Los Angeles Designer, Ryan White

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style
Elizabeth Baudouin

His dashing good looks and undeniable charm was reminiscent of the Hollywood's Golden Age, aligning perfectly with the spirit of the room. The smile on his face captured his enthusiasm for the amazing year he's been having as a designer.

Free Hugs

Brenda Keesal | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News
Brenda Keesal

When the short, old, white guy in a blue jacket drops by the café where I write, like clockwork, a couple of beefy regulars shout, jumping out of their seats, and one-by-one, heave their hulking bodies into his arms for a hug.

Post-Holiday B.S. Blues, Mindfulness and Keeping the Heart Open

Julie Genovese | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

It's usually sometime between Christmas and New Year's Eve that my heart starts to close. As I unknowingly disconnect from home base, my B.S. upstai...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -- Sylvia Plath Self-doubt is the meanest of murderers. It likes to torture its victims slowly, pullin...

Days of Inspiration for the New Year!

Menna van Praag | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

"Your will shall decide your destiny." -- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre A creative life is not for the faint of heart, at least not if you want to mak...

A Million Thanks for Millions

Dr Sanda Moldovan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Dr Sanda Moldovan

Milions of people are walking around with titanium inserts, thanks to professor Branemark. Millions of people are smiling with confidence, thanks to "the father of modern dental implants", as he is often called.

An Open Letter to Millennials

Stephanie Gates | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion
Stephanie Gates

I hear you're living in your parents' basements, watching reality TV, and waiting for the perfect job to land in your lap. But the real you? The Millennials I talk to every day? You're nothing like that. I need you, Millennials. I need you to remind me that change is still possible, and darkness will never win in the end.

Is Being Happy All the Time Possible?

Christine Hassler | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Do you find that you have taken on the expectation that if you are doing this personal growth work "right" you are supposed to be happy all the time? ...

The One Time When Age Is Really NOT Just A Number

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

About 10 years ago a good friend, who I totally respected and who is publishing a book on his philosophy of living called 'Presence Is Power' (love the title), told me that if I didn't get a computer there was no way I could keep up, understand, or live in this world of electronics. Finally, I gave in.

5 Tips So You Can Finally Write Your Memoir

Diana M. Raab | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Perhaps you have also wondered about events from your past. Or maybe friends and colleagues have heard you share a story from your past and suggested that you write about it. There are numerous reasons people become inspired to write memoir. Whether you set out to write as a legacy or decide to take the publishing route is not important to think about in the beginning.

How to Turn Competition Into Collaboration

Alex Kip | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

That's it, simple. The only one you're trying to make better is you, the only one you're trying to beat is you. You can't move forward by looking sideways. Take a look at the things that have been beating you up in the "locker room" and see how you can take them out.

4 Things Death Teaches Us About Life

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Renee Lo Iacono

To have four people within my extended circle of family and friends die within the same week, made death feel not only inevitable, but closer to home. Regardless of how much or little time we have left, here are four things death teaches us about life.

New Year's Slogans

Marina Sbrochi | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Marina Sbrochi

Like most people, I used to make resolutions and burn out before the end of January. So, I took the pressure off and felt like a slogan would allow me to still feel accomplished because I have the whole year to live out some cool slogan. I could certainly do that!

A Writer's Guide to Surviving Trauma

Diriye Osman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Diriye Osman

Whenever readers ask me how I started writing, I find myself stumped, because I know people want their anecdotes edited and perfectly formed. The real...

Last Year, I Fell In Love (But Not Like That)

Julia Schemmer | Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

This isn't the kind of love story where the guy gets the girl, swaying her with a Mumford and Sons song and the dazzling blue eyes that could leave anyone speechless. In fact, it doesn't even deal with romance.

My Mind's an A**hole and So Is Yours

Scott Stabile | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Here's a glimpse into how my mind works sometimes... (If you don't like profanity, please stop reading now.) _____ If someone cuts me off on the roa...

5 Things My Grandmother Taught Me About Life

Jinna Yang | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

One of the biggest influences in my life has always been my grandmother. She left South Korea with my grandfather to come to America for a better life. She was one of five daughters, and one of the middle children. She was also the woman who raised me when my mother left when I was 7.

Manifesting Your Way to Success With UGG'S Founder Brian Smith

Aimee Hedman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Aimee Hedman

What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.