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The Last Three Inspirational Quotes You'll Ever Need

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

These are the three best of the many, many thousands of bite-sized quotes that I've procured over time. These are the only three you need, really.

The Sunday Series, (Amazing Grace)

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

In just over three decades on this earth, Vickie Gelfman gave that love, and it is now reflected in how she is remembered... an extraordinary life, one lived simply, in Amazing Grace.

The Power of a Kind Word

Ronda Lee | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Ronda Lee

The internet has made our world smaller, but we have not become more communal as a result. We fail to acknowledge each other for fear of having to engage. Why are we so short on kindness, but quick to judge and criticize?

Lokai: Balancing Life (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

'You have to stay hopefully in the low times, and humble in the high times?' Those are the words on which Steven Izen, 23, founded Lokai in 2013. I sat down with Steven to learn about his personal journey, Lokai's beginnings, and the bracelet he hopes will inspire others.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

The Abandoned Whore House at the End of Town

K. Ford K. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
K. Ford K.

Sometimes people ask me where I get the inspiration for my novels. Usually I don't know, but once in awhile, I can pinpoint exactly where an idea comes from. The other day I came across something I lifted right out of my childhood.

Creative Genius: Giuseppe Verdi

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

How to spur your creativity? By listening to some Rigoletto and La Traviata music from the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

How Depression Inspired This Woman's Career Choice

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living

We all discover our passions in various ways. For Dr. Deborah Serani, experiencing and living through depression inspired her to choose a career as a ...

Acceptance and Gratitude: Transforming Spiritual Practices for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Jade C. Angelica | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Jade C. Angelica

I've found in my own experiences that people with Alzheimer's retain the desire -- and the capacity -- to love and be loved, which I believe is the defining feature of personhood.

What Your Fear Can Tell You About Your Art

Jen Kiaba | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
Jen Kiaba

My fear was that in creating truthful work, I would finally be seen and would no longer be able to hide behind a safe facade. Yet when I consulted my desires, that was exactly what I wanted and what had lead me out of that religion in the first place.

These 6 Inspirational Athletes Show Us How To Beat The Odds

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.28.2014 | Sports

What if you fell in love with a sport, but there was a large obstacle in your path, threatening to prevent you from playing it? These athletes know ex...

Spiritual Richness

Lucinda Cross | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Lucinda Cross

In the world of leadership and personal development most people experience more fear moments than faith moments. Many visionaries distort and decrease...

How to Get the Most Out of Time

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Our lives are shaped by our mortality. Knowing from the beginning that we are going to die brings value to the currency of time. But it also deceives us into thinking that as we go forward, one moment is less valuable than the next.

A Wake-Up Call: It's Just Water, It Will Dry

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Today, remember: Even the things that happen in your life that feel cold and icy, let them soak you, submerge yourself in them, because they are just water, they will always dry in the end.

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

Sniff, Sniff

Lynda Freeman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.

Love-Ability Factor

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

True love-ability is an attitude. It's a way of being. It's the way you show up in the world. And because it's not based on the reactions of others, it is the deepest security, created from the only thing in life you can totally control, i.e. your own spirit.

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes? Shakespeare's Views on Aging Aren't That Simple

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

If Shakespeare were alive today, it's likely that he would be writing very differently about the experience of aging, time, and death. People live longer and, at least in developed countries, are in far better mental and physical health than they were in Elizabethan England.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

The Secret Service, Stephen Covey and Me

Christine Hassler | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I had the opportunity to speak to members of Congress. Gulp. A room full of politicians! It was the first time I had a secret service detail present...

Sources of Light

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Although I'm aware that creative, bright, and humorous people are as susceptible as anyone (maybe even more susceptible) to depression, there's something about the uniqueness of Robin Williams' gifts that makes me wish he could have been spared emotional anguish.

My Name Is Emily, and I Don't Like Bikes

Emily Williams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

If you're anything like me, the issue with these situations is that it's tricky to put that positive spin on it or find solace in the fact that you're meant to be learning something when you feel so crappy.

How I Got Healthy: Part One: Panic Attacks and a Work in Progress

Julie Sacks | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

While the anxiety attacks are gone, and I feel really great most of the time, I am still a work in progress. I am eager to embrace what's ahead for me as I continue to grow and evolve. I truly feel lucky to be happier and healthier, but always learning.

The Sunday Series (Amanda's Sunrise) With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

The Sunday Series: Amanda's Sunrise Just days away from a major milestone in her life, 17-year-old Amanda Endres is feeling good. She's a fighter. Sh...