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#Inspiration

Why Rocky Times May Be Just What You Need

Angie Sarhan | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

"The Universe has shaken you to awaken you." I'll never forget it. I had a devastating break-up, decided to quit my job, and put my house up for ...

This One's for the Girls (and the Guys Too, I Don't Discriminate)

Patti Murin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Patti Murin

Next time you realize that you're comparing yourself to another woman, smile at her instead. Acknowledge her beauty and her health. And then, compliment yourself on being a badass in so many ways, and continue on your confident way as if the sidewalk is a catwalk.

Has a Teacher Changed Your Life?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Lev Raphael

I had dreamed of being a writer since I was in second grade, but it wasn't until I took my first class with Kristin Lauer at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus that I fell in love with writing itself.

Help These Women Save Nepal

William Lambers | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

When it comes to athletic achievement, the Seven Summits Women Team from Nepal is second to none. This elite group of female mountain climbers have scaled the highest peaks in the world, including Everest.

How A Fluffy Tutu Helped Me Find My Magic Again

Sarah Sapora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Sarah Sapora

You feel emotions you haven't dare been in touch with, since gravity hit your breasts and grey hair started creeping in at your crown. Whimsy. Glee. Enchantment. Freedom. You know, the things "grown-ups" just don't allow themselves to feel.

The Next Era of Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

f we do not make course corrections we will see a total collapse of twenty-first century leadership. Some of you may be wondering why I am so passionate about leadership. Let me explain to you why leadership is an obsession of mine.

7 Qualities To Seek In A Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Often, we overlook flaws because we fall in love with a person. This is admirable, but we also have to recognize the principles that mold a partner into a soulmate -- those elements that fortify a loving bond for the long run. Consider these seven qualities as essential to fostering an incredible, lifelong partnership...

Remembering Ryan Cruz Saldana

Sue Shanahan | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Sue Shanahan

On May 2, 2014 Jacqui and Dan Saldana lost their 3-year-old son, Ryan. Although I never met him, a piece of my heart broke off when he died. I learned about Ryan, while he still graced the planet, from my niece Molly.

12 Powerful Mantras for 'Spiritpreneur' Success

Abiola Abrams | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Abiola Abrams

One of the questions that I always ask the luminaries that I am honored to dialogue with on my "Spiritpreneur School" podcast series, is: "Do you ha...

40 Inspirational Photography Quotes... and 10 Funny Ones

DL Cade | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Need some inspiration to get you through the rest of the week and into the sweet embrace of the weekend? Or maybe you prefer humor? Whatever the cas...

6 Ways To Overcome A Life Challenge

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Whether you're still in the midst of the storm or idling in the aftermath, the truth is that you have to reach down and make the decision that although you may have had no control over what happened to you, you do have control over how you respond and move forward. These six tips will help start you on that journey...

Discover Your Purpose

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Matt Wilson

Sometimes inspiration comes from the darkest of times. These moments will change you forever. It is up to you to decide if you will let it knock you down, or rise up, inspired and motivated to learn and grow.

Designing the 5th Wall: Don't Forget to Look Up

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 05.01.2015 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

Michelangelo did it in a church. Marie Antoinette did it with mirrors -- but somewhere along the way the rest of us forgot to look up -- and paying attention to ceiling design faded mostly into history.

Steve Zakuani: From Broken to Whole

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 04.30.2015 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

"My life was saved between sixteen and eighteen," freshly retired Seattle Sounders player, Steve Zakuani recently told me at a park bench during an interview at the city's South Lake Union area. "Without the support of mentors during those two years, I wouldn't be here today."

Why You Deserve Better

Jinna Yang | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

So I'm writing this letter to you because we all (myself included) need reminders -- gentle reminders that get us up out of bed to take back control of our happiness. Please don't be ashamed of your past.  Your scars are what make you beautiful.  Your story is one that can and will inspire someone else in this world.

7 Ways My Dog Taught Me to Be a Better Person

Alivia Hall | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Alivia Hall

All in all, I am a firm believer that if you are a true dog lover, owning a dog can bring so much joy to your life. A dog is called "man's best friend" for all of these reasons listed, and many more.

5 eCommerce Startups You Can Learn From

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 04.30.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

In the language of business, eCommerce can be compared to being one of the best things since sliced bread made it's debut.

I Know Something About Grace

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 04.30.2015 | Good News
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

As an African American woman parenting alone with little to no support, I know something about grace. Time and again grace, meaning unmerited favor, has intervened and sustained me through each difficult challenge that I have faced.

Part and Parcel: Kelli Russell Agodon

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
Hannah Stephenson

What happens when romance meets substance? Is the world of art somehow separate from the world of routine? Artists must constantly confront this issue, but not all deal with this tension explicitly in their work.

5 Reasons Why Planning an Incredible Getaway Helps the Imaginative Mind Get Rapidly Creative and Productive

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

A simple change in thinking has given me the tools to work harder on my ideas, clearing space for more of the good stuff. Giving myself permission to just "be" who I am and create what I need to create has changed my daily business life, drastically.

H3Ripple Experiment: Harmonious Happy Human Ripple

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 04.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

It's Saturday morning, the first one in April, and the sun is shining. The weekend celebrates Easter and Passover. Good moods have a way of swirling l...

Clinton Does Not Inspire -- Should I Care?

Mathew Kenneally | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Mathew Kenneally

Generation Y and Millennials seem to have decided that the problem with modern politics is our leaders do not inspire us. It's not Hillary Clinton's job to illicit a warm inner glow in me every time she opens her mouth. It is clear liberal romantics are unmoved. What is less clear is why that matters?

Breaking Up With God

Jesse Brune | Posted 04.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Jesse Brune

I'm so grateful that technology has evolved enough to where LGBT youth can discover support systems online that provide a palpable "Plan B" to some of the hateful and absurd messages being offered at the pulpit.

Honor Love, Our Power, and Ourselves

Helene Lerner | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Helene Lerner

Mallika Chopra believes that unlike goals, intentions come from our soul."When we live with intent," she says, "we honor love, relationship, and ourselves." She shared a wonderful practice with me -- to check in and ask ourselves: Who am I? What do I want? How can I serve?

5 Easy Ways To Make Someone's Day

Leon Logothetis | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News
Leon Logothetis

A smile, some extra attention, or even just a little gratitude can immensely impact our lives. These top five tips will help you to greatly improve someone's day!