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#Inspiration

It Was a Worthy Wait

Christine Carter | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News
Christine Carter

I have been challenged in countless ways during this season of healing, and yet the greatest obstacle of all has been waiting.

Kidney Donors Rock!

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

Bryan and I still to do all of the things we love, like hiking, camping and traveling, and have grown even closer since his transplant.

Doubt Destroyed My Confidence: 5 Steps I Took to Fight Back

Traci Bild | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Traci Bild

Hearing the words, "You are living in fear of the future" was a catalyst for me. It was as if my mentor took a key, put it in the lock attached to my mind and turned it ever so slightly... and slowly unlocked the door.

6 Things Standing Between You and Your Dream Life

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

What you may not know is that it's not your job to figure out the how, all you have to do is keep your vision clear, know that it is possible and trust that the how will appear.

You Haven't Lived Until... You've Had a Stroke

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.03.2015 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

Having a stroke has given me some of the most unnerving, unpredictable, unnatural, yet unforgettable moments that leave me saying that, without a doubt, you haven't lived until you've had a stroke.

12 Most Annoying Excuses for Your Mediocrity

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

People who live extraordinary personal and professional lives do not live in the space of mediocrity. There are phrases that they will never even think to speak. Here are 12 of them we've all heard before... some of us may have even spoken them. See if anything sounds familiar.

13 Inspirational Quotes For When Everything Is Just The Worst

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 03.03.2015 | Teen

When you're in a funk, it's easy to forget all the reasons you have to be happy. Here are some pint-sized messages of joy guaranteed to make you smile...

The Birthday Eulogy

James M. Lynch | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

Anne Hathaway Shakespeare planned a great party for her husband William's 52nd birthday on April 23, 1616. She invited a bunch of his friends: Ben J...

7 Ways To Take Control Of Your Happiness

Estelle Williams | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

When you are living your life focusing on your strengths, you are living in being. What you are good at -- your strengths -- comes naturally to you. The activities you struggle to grasp or never really achieve mastery of are examples of doing that just don't work. Stop telling yourself that you need to be good at everything and focus instead on what lights you up.

The Small, Scared Animal Within

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I have always been a loner. Even as a child, when my family and friends were off attending parties I would be sequestered in my room, sketchpad in hand, stereo by my side, listening to seductive R&B. Solitude was something I took for granted.

Habit Stacking: How to Build New Habits by Taking Advantage of Old Ones

James Clear | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
James Clear

You have patterns and behaviors that have been strengthened over years. By linking your new habits to a cycle that is already built into your brain, you make it more likely that you'll stick to the new behavior.

Lost In The Crowd: Surviving Kickstarter's Emotional Rollercoaster

Scott Stabile | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts
Scott Stabile

I'm halfway into my first Kickstarter campaign for my latest book, and it's kind of kicking my ass, but in that worthwhile, good-for-you-in-the-long-run, Mr. Miyagi-to-the-Karate Kid kind of way.

Save the Date: Earth Gratitude Wave, April 22, 2015

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

This coming Earth Day, let's celebrate with an Earth Gratitude Wave. It will be a time for you to consciously express your gratitude for the earth.

Four Reasons to Self-Publish Your Children's Book

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.25.2015 | Books
Sue Shanahan

If you have a story to tell, it's a wonderful time to be alive. Self-publishing gives authors creative control.

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

Embracing the Conscious Death of Relationship

Jesua | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

We are so sensitive and avoidant about death in this culture, aren't we? Not only about the death of the body -- our own, and those we cherish. But av...

'So Much More Than Enough' -- Lessons in Gracious Sharing

Jesua | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

What would happen if all of us in our world who have "so much more than enough" (and we do, really, in so many ways!) could simply extend generosity with this kind of ease and joy, this quality of open surrender and trust?

When Are You Going to Have a Date With Yourself?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Your own inner voice is your soul's compass and that is what is so important to keep calibrated so that you are able to be authentic with yourself and then others. The only way to do this is to spend time with yourself alone and nurture that relationship.

10 Transformational Truths You Need to Know

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Life is a series of course corrections. We either experience or learn through someone else's experience. However, encountering a situation doesn't ensure that we always retain the lesson. Here are some reminders of those universal truths.

What 5-Year-Olds Can Teach Us About Life After 50

Margaret Manning | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Recently I started wondering why we become so darn serious as adults. Do we subconsciously rush to fill the roles that society gives us? Or, do life's practical considerations conspire to make us conservative and just plain boring?

The Art of Being Alive Series: On Meaningful Living

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

The art of being alive is an inspirational and humanities project that explores what it means to live a meaningful life and to live fully alive. It se...

How to Inspire Your Team

David Dye | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
David Dye

When I was sixteen years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. "That's great!" he said, and jumped up from the couch, went to his file cabinet and pulled out old magazine articles and copies of nutrition guidelines.

Get Even

Darren Hardy | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

I was in debt. Serious debt. The "how-will-I-ever-pay-this-back?" kind of debt. The kind that haunts you in those moments right before you fall asleep.

Greek Innovation in a Time of Crisis

Marisa Churchill | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Marisa Churchill

While the Greek economy is in the doldrums, many new startups have emerged within Greece; as the people look for ways to take their future back into their own hands.

45 Images of Life on Earth: Ordinary Moments, Extraordinary Photos

DL Cade | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
DL Cade

There's a wonderful gallery on 500px Prime called Here On Earth: Ordinary moments, Extraordinary Photos; and since I started at 500px just a month ago...