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#Inspiration

Here's How a 21-Year-Old Earns a Living Making Videos on YouTube

Michael Price | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Michael Price

Liz Meghan makes up a unique class of content creators that are using social media platforms to build an audience and build a business while doing what they love. More and more people are joining the ranks of people like Liz by expressing their passions, talents and hobbies online

Taking Hold of Your Passions in Everyday Life

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Passion is a powerful thing and by embracing, sharing and asking others about it we create a domino effect that could lead to a better and more open world. Be proud of who you are, what you're passionate about and share it. I promise you won't regret it and we'd love to hear about it!

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

When Spirituality and Entrepreneurship Overlap

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business
Deborah J. Levine

There are two basic motivations of the entrepreneur. The first is the money-making side of the business, the bottom line. The second motivation is sel...

This 15-Year-Old Is Changing Lives With 'Lost and Founds'

Rich Polt | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Just three years in, Warm Winters has donated more than 5,000 items of warm clothing to 2,500 homeless people. The organization works with six ski resorts in California and Nevada, and they have engaged a volunteer base of 50+ youth

Turn a Conference Room Into a Jam Session

Tom Sturges | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Tom Sturges

If the forum is created to allow and encourage innovative thinking, the creativity will unspool, and find its rightful place in the room, bringing with it crisp new ideas and myriad possibilities going forward. Just like musicians do, over and over.

Brandon Marshall Tackles Stigma Of Mental Illness In The NFL

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living

In our culture, being masculine often means not being vulnerable; this is especially true in the NFL, where it seems players must act like stone-faced...

Ode to a Coconut

Tristan Welch | Posted 09.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

Mustique is lush with coconut trees and I quickly discovered that the coconut is an integral part of island life. I find it endlessly inspiring because nearly every part can be used to add complexity and a spectacular tropical flavor to any dish.

This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women

Sadly, it is no secret that women navigate sexual harassment often, in a number of environments. However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednes...

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

Swimming the Seven Seas: This Woman's Amazing Story Will inspire You to Live Life to the Fullest

Orion Talmay | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Orion Talmay

Life is one time. You have to do what you need to do while you are here. People may not understand what you do, and your path may change along the way, but it is incredibly satisfying to set goals for yourself and achieve them.

Quotes to Start off the New School Year!

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

I always feel a little lazy when I do a blog post on quotes. But, I also believe that sometimes they're called for because I tend to struggle with how to phrase what I want to say or how to get my point across. And, then I come across these quotes that already know how I feel and what I've realized.

Why President Obama Needs to Listen to American Muslims

Lorna Byrne | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I am told that if a small group of American Muslims drawn from both the Sunni and Shia strands of Islam, and from different ethnicities come together to discuss solutions they will come up with ideas that can lead to breakthroughs.

5 Steps for Surviving a 'Lifequake'

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

I've compiled five vital points for you to remember and use as you sift through the rubble of your own "lifequake" and begin the next chapter of your new life.

Model Speaks Openly About Genetic Disorder, Is Beautiful And Inspiring

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.02.2014 | Style

No one is more beautiful and inspiring than model Melanie Gaydos. In this interview -- part of a series called The What's Underneath Project, which...

The New Cult of 'Goodness' in Business

Richard Koch | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Is there a place in business for more conventional definitions of goodness? I believe there is, and its falls under the heading of inspiration.

Music and Sweets: A Perfect Combo for a Late Night Bakery

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Bonnie plays a gorgeous fiddle and Nick works magic on his guitar. They perform effortlessly together as if they have been doing it their whole life--which, well, they almost have.

Rock Bands, Startups and Discovering the Next Big Idea

Jeff Pulver | Posted 08.29.2014 | Technology
Jeff Pulver

For the past few years, whenever I meet a new startup, I treat them like a rock band. Not only because I believe startups are rock stars, but because I have learned -- from my experience as the owner of an indie record label and as an early-stage investor -- that there are a lot of similarities between the two.

Art Elevates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

I had a vague sense that my talent is here to make the world a more beautiful place. But what's the use of beauty? It has no worth that can be measured or weighed.

Resilient?

Maura Horton | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Horton

My children will never "return to an original shape." Their lives have been completely altered. Their hearts pulled and their minds stretched to limits that I truly wonder where the ceiling will be before breaking. Children are not prepared to see someone they love deeply suffer.

How My Preemies Taught Me to Fly

Nick Hall | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Nick Hall

Our daughter, Reece, has had many of the typical challenges that preemies face. We have learned to let go of our expectations, celebrate her milestones and appreciate all that she can do. It doesn't mean that it is easy. For her, or for us, but we are grateful.

How to Live an Inspired Life

Jordan Dansky | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

Whether you impact a million people or one person -- you're having an impact. Imagine if every person today just touched the life of one other person? The outcome would be incredible! So what are you waiting for? Why settle for "almost" doing what you love? Almost changing the world?

6 Things That Got Better After I Went Gray

Robin Korth | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What's wrong with looking my age? I am almost sixty. I don't want to be a younger woman. I love my spirit and my body. I love this age I am in now--one of growing wisdom and longer-lived knowing. So, why do I need to color my hair to a younger woman's shade? This was not about anyone else. It was only about me.

5 Survival Questions for Leaders of Tomorrow's Economy

Silvia Damiano | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Silvia Damiano

From Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill, experts warn that without continuous innovation, companies and even entire economies will fail. And in leadership circles, you're still thinking inside the box if you don't drop the word "innovation" at least once at a meeting.

10 Rules for Succeeding In Hollywood

Bernard Hiller | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment
Bernard Hiller

Become the person you have never been. To achieve something you have never achieved, you will have to learn to become the person you have never been. You will have to give up any negative ideas, behavior or friends that are holding you back.