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Inspirations

Day 8: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

It was many years before I was finally published, but on that day I thought of my friend. I knew, though we hadn't spoken in years, that he was still sitting in his office, talking about wanting to leave, believing he still dreamt of becoming a writer.

Day 7: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

You can't change who you are. Not the bone and marrow of you, not the deepest desires of your spirit and the passions of your soul. What you've learned you can unlearn, but you can't undo your DNA. And our desires and dreams are bound up in our blood.

Day 6: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

The poetic beauty of their words, the sheer brilliance of their stories, inspired and intimidated me in equal measure. I longed to immerse myself in the written word for the rest of my life, but how could I dare to pick up a pen and stare at a blank page with all the greatness that'd gone before me?

For When You're Feeling Disheartened

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Successful people, in my experience, aren't the most talented; they're simply the ones who never stop trying, who never give up. Then, one day -- dehydrated and sunburnt -- they finally stumble upon their oasis.

Why You Should Believe You Can Do Anything

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Strength, patience, passion and self-belief are the determining factors in life. Luckily, and democratically, can each cultivate these as much as we wish. The stretch of our reach then only depends on our determination and desire to do so.

'To Be Open Takes Great Courage'

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

To be open takes great courage. To open your hands, your heart or your mind makes you brave indeed. You have to look people in the eye, you have to connect and allow yourself to be touched by the kindness, beauty and generosity of another person.

Day 2: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

Why do we put things off? Is our fear of failure, disappointment or embarrassment really so great that we let it lay waste to our dreams? Perhaps. But we also procrastinate because we believe we'll live forever.

National Women's History Month: 31 Days Of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Menna van Praag | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Menna van Praag

March is National Women's History Month. To celebrate and commemorate the contribution of great women through the ages, I'll be posting a daily inspirational quote from 31 famous women who've changed our world, along with reflections and practical tips for today.

Ode to Our Inspirations

Maggie Lyon | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

It is so vital to take the time once in a while to give shout outs to these lights, these beacons that have palpably made our lives and often many other lives around them better. Let them know just how pivotal they are to you, and that the world just wouldn't be the same without them.

The Real Secret

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanne Tombrakos

Everyone is searching for it. That secret. The one that will solve all their problems. That magic key that will fix whatever they find lacking in their life.