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Ironman Maryland

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Inaugural Ironman Maryland, which took place in Cambridge, Maryland. This race was special because there ar...

Dream Chasers: Winter's Coming

Ronda Lee | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Ronda Lee

Do not let leaves and snow cover your dream. Have a game plan for this season of transition.

Thoughts on Perseverance and Escaping the Rat Race

Anthony Humpage | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Anthony Humpage

In Henry V, poet William Shakespeare, wrote "Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." This message of perseverance is one that has proven to be utterly timeless, and even hundreds of years later is still extremely relevant. This particular message is one that we all must remember when it comes to escaping the confines of the "Rat Race."

Tiny Changes {Today's Buddha Doodle}

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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5 Ways to Quiet Your Negative Thoughts

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Life isn't always a party, and it doesn't serve you to ignore your pain. Neither does it serve you to dwell in and on the negative aspects of your life. Be active in your approach to stopping these sometimes endless loops of negative thinking.

This Social Media Heartthrob Is A Poet. And He Just Brought Poetry's Sexy Back.

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

Meet Tyler Knott Gregson. A photographer, author and buddhist who also happens to be one of the hottest poets in pop culture today thanks to social...

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 14: Closet Crushers!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In order to maximize the space, we broke into the old phone nook on the other side of the wall which gave us two extra feet. Then, with the combo of shelves, hampers, hooks and rods, our closets are ready to be filled back up again... in a more organized fashion this time.

26 Inspired Quotes on Peace

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

No matter what your politics, philosophy, religion, nationality, race, creed, color, or astrological sign, I think it's fair to say that ALL people on...

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

Inspiration Through Film -- A Festival

Maryam Zar | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment
Maryam Zar

"Let there be Light" -- The phrase is often used as a metaphor for letting the truth be known and dispelling misinformation. In the case of Noor Film Festival, that objective is achieved.

Hospital Janitor Plays Piano So Patients, Loved Ones Can 'Forget Their Worries'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

This janitor is bringing a little peace to the hearts of hospital visitors through his musical gift. Rolando Maaba, 55, works at Rockford Health S...

Artists Take on the Subject of Geometry in Jeddah

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

As we've written about elsewhere on ARTPHAIRE, many of the most interesting developments in the art world are currently coming from Arab countries.

What Matters Most About Being a Father

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who they are and who they want to become.

The Fastest Way to Get Better Results

Christine Hassler | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

When there are one or more parts of your life that you do not optimize, it prevents you from being an all around peak performer. Think of it this way: If one piano key is out of tune, the song can still be played but it just does not sound as good. Congruency is key!

What Prison Taught Me About Mindfulness

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

They aren't the uni-dimensional individuals their online mug shots might suggest, but rather living, breathing, thinking and feeling human beings with aspirations, abilities and of course, regrets. It was a powerful reminder that we need not be defined by our circumstances.

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

Song of the Heart: Walking the Path of Light

Pam Nochlin | Posted 10.06.2014 | Books
Pam Nochlin

By Francine Vale Francine's memoir and life journey is fascinating. Francine describes her father's horrible Oliver Twist-like life, growing up Jew...

'Growing Into Grace'

Alex Kip | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

Now, I've found grace in helping others by sharing my story, hopefully showing that you can bring meaning and purpose to tragedy. The grace of helping others is far greater than the suffering I once endured.

The Inspirational Story of Nolan's Sweet Heat

Reghan Conrey | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Reghan Conrey

Nolan Stillwell. CEO, avid gardener, talented chef, and beacon of hope. Nolan has Down Syndrome, but there is nothing "disabled" about this hardworking, motivated young man.

12 Life Lessons From Inspirational Women

Bri Seeley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Bri Seeley

From teachers, to comic book authors, to entrepreneurs, to drag queens, to professional athletes, to moms and more. Each of these inspirational women possess an undeniable strength and passion. I can't help but share some of my favorite takeaway moments from the interviews.

Plastic Has No Heart

Sue Shanahan | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

As a young girl, I was indoctrinated and blindly aligned myself to that belief system. But not anymore. I, along with many others, have outgrown that life-view. Welcome tall, short, fat, thin, young, old and every color. Welcome me. Welcome you

My Conversation With Robin Sharma

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

I was honored to be able to spend time talking one on one with one of my biggest idols and mentors this week, Robin Sharma. The author of countless bo...

Today's Buddha Doodle - How to Move Forward

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Why I'm Not a Fan of Daily Affirmations

Brad Wheelis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

You may brighten someone's world for a few minutes and that's worth something. The world needs cheerleaders. But I believe the best way to encourage our friends and colleagues is to be living, breathing examples of positivity and success.

How to Find the Courage to Travel With Kids

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've done this in cities and countries all over the world. One week in Cabo, two weeks in Lima, four weeks in Nicaragua and five weeks in Buenos Aires. We've done it. And our kids are growing up to be better citizens of the world because we continue to do it.