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Inspirational Women

It's Not My Fault Terrorists Exist, but It Is My Problem

Maria Montgomery | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact
Maria Montgomery

It's not my fault. It's not my fault that South Africa is corrupt. It's not my fault that gang wars and criminality has swept through the town in Sweden where I'm originally from. It's not my fault that terrorists are bombing the world and the city I used to call home. A city that still feels like home.

Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

Where's Your Happy?

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Kerrie L Cooper

Some are called to it. Some fall into it. Some have never considered it seriously while others have acknowledged it all of their lives and will not act on it. I think that a few would admit to feeling like it would be a selfish pursuit; too indulgent to consider if you have responsibilities like a mortgage and a kid and a tuition payment that rivals the aforementioned mortgage.

Misty Copeland Behind-the-Scenes Video Features Music From Wolf Bradley

Richard Corman | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
Richard Corman

Misty interpreted that encounter with so much power and grace that all I could think of for weeks afterwards was a flawless artist dancing effortlessly in this rare setting. I just couldn't find the music to reflect her beauty and make the video come alive.

Meet Gizmo, Healer of Hearts

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

Meet Gizmo, a 3.5-pound wonderdoglet on a mission to change the world one doggy hug at a time. During the very early stages of our journey, Gizmo exhibited a keen sense of people's emotions.

Sabra Krock : On Living Out Creative Truth

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Sabra is a testament to knowing yourself and owning it regardless of the circumstances life throws at you. She can create and have a successful business without loosing sight of the essentials that are key to her legacy.

Want to Be Successful in Life and Business? Give Back to Your Community

Irina Jordan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Irina Jordan

As a tech-savvy Broker, Melissa is always on the lookout for smart technology solutions to help her efficiently manage and grow her business.

5 Tips About How to Stop Thinking Like a Starving Artist

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Sky Mandala Marcano

Most of my life I believed that if I went after a creative career I would struggle financially. It was deeply ingrained in my belief system. I would think about phrases like "poor starving artist" and "feast and famine are part of an artist's life."

11 Successful Women Who Know Life Is So Much More Than Your Work

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

Life doesn't have to be all about your 9 to 5 -- just ask some of the world's most driven women. We rounded up advice from the interviews, commen...

Women Who Laugh In The Face Of Gender Stereotypes

Tammara Fort | Posted 05.06.2015 | Women
Tammara Fort

One issue that people face around the world is gender stereotyping. Overly-simplistic generalizations based on gender cause us to misunderstand and devalue women and men


Kris Evans | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kris Evans

"Being cool does not have a "best before" date." -- Katy Bravery, Editor of Saga Magazine I recently came across this quote which, I think, sums up ...

Nico Pitney

Inspiration From A Prominent Tech Exec Who Dumped Her Career To Pursue A Passion | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from fascinating people. Learn more or sign up to receive lessons for living directly via Facebook or our ...

Bethany Hamilton Makes Surfing With One Arm Sound Easy

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.13.2014 | Sports

Anyone who has attempted to surf knows how tough it can be. The sport requires stamina, strength, balance and agility. But Bethany Hamilton makes s...

Celebrating Women Changemakers Should Be A Concerted Effort

Megan Foo | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Megan Foo

The words that these women speak and write never cease to inspire me to continue fighting for women's empowerment worldwide.

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Whether they knew it or not, their lives had a purpose. With so many options available, life after 60 feels entirely different. When our purpose is no longer defined by the roles we used to play, how do we find meaning in life after 60?

My Mother's Inspiration

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Lev Raphael

When I was publishing literary short stories in the 1980s, my absurdly well-read, multilingual mother urged me more than once to write for a wider audience. She was right, though it took me a while to see that.

Child-Inspired Single Mom Success

Debbe Daley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Debbe Daley

One day, you are a single mom to a young child and the next, your 3-year-old little girl has turned into a young, single adult owning her own company in Manhattan at 27 and offering you words of encouragement. Where did the time go?

8 Women Who Already Made The World A Better Place In 2014

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

1. Afghanistan's first female police chief showed the world what courage looks like. Col. Jamila Bayaz was appointed to run security in the Kabul's...

How The Movie 'Frozen' Changed This 60-Year-Old Woman's Life

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Why is a 60-year-old woman going to see 'Frozen', an animated children's Disney movie, for the third time? The answer is that this film quite honestly changed my life.

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know

Margaret Manning | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Truthfully, it surprised me that these 30-year-old women were so anxious about getting older. The more I thought about it, the more I wished that I'd had older women in my life when I was 30. If I had, I might have developed a more balanced perspective on aging much earlier.

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.

Why I'm Considering a Second Date With an 85-year-old Man

Judy Katz | Posted 03.09.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

met this man recently through He is charming, fit, smart, still working at his profession, easy to talk to and seemingly interested, since he asked me out again. Does it matter, more to the point, SHOULD it matter, that chronologically he is 85 years of age?

Love Each Other This Thanksgiving

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Thanks for every day of waking and breathing. Not just because it's my 90th Thanksgiving. But loving every day, every star in the sky, the sun and the moon every bird that flies and every beautiful memory in each of our lives.

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...