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Legacy

How to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.: Leave a Meaningful Legacy

Tarra Christoff M.A. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Tarra Christoff M.A.

Have you ever considered the legacy that you'd like to leave the world? While this may sound like a lofty question, legacy holds the power to transform you. As a career and legacy coach, I can assure you that this seldom asked inquiry can create seismic shifts in your life.

How Birth Year Legacies Can Better Our Country

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Ralph Nader

These legacies can take the form of significant self-renewing, nonprofit, civic institutions either at the national or regional level. No hidden agendas, no obscure profit motives, no self-aggrandizement; just extending the torch of wisdom, foresight, and imagining brighter futures

When It Comes to Family Giving, Next Generation Holds the Key

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.09.2015 | Money
Steven Crandell

Communication is of critical importance when it comes to managing family philanthropy. But many people who include themselves in the next generation take a passive role and wait for the older generations to reach out and set up opportunities to talk.

This Video Uses Legos To Remind Us Of Our Own Mortality

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Thinking about the inevitability of death isn't an easy or comfortable thing to do, but this stop-motion, Lego-based video manages to make us smile in...

Caesar, Cromwell, and Stephen Colbert

Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D.

Although the 'Colbert Nation' is a virtual one, and Stephen Colbert's control of it is largely for comic effect, his power to mobilize action is quite real.

A Legacy of Loss

Michelle Hanson | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Michelle Hanson

My father died when I was 16. I do not know what he would have thought of my prom gown, or if he would have handed me his handkerchief on my wedding day. I do not know if my mother would have approved of my college major or how I handled the stressors of my first job.

Daily Meditation: Legacies

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Potato Pancakes, Family Tradition and Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Our traditions act as a compass for all of our human relationships and personal interactions, the qualitative experiences of our family life, and ultimately, the development of civilized societies themselves. As we honor all traditions, so we learn to honor ourselves, and in the final analysis, each other.

Man's Quest for Immortality

Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Carlos S. Moreno, Ph.D.

One of the things that makes us uniquely human is the awareness of our own mortality. We all know that we have a limited time on this Earth, and what we do in life often is defined by how we deal with this unmovable truth. Many seek immortality through their religious beliefs in life after death.

Processing the Facts: What Will Ferguson's Legacy Be?

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

As we unravel the ugliness of the past weeks, from Ferguson to Eric Garner, it's easy to get emotional. I sure have. And it's difficult to separate fact from fiction

Who Wants to Talk About That?

Tom F. Driver | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Tom F. Driver

Racism is so ingrained in the American experience that no one who has grown up here is free of it -- white, black, or anyone else. Until we acknowledge that, describe it, and share it across the racial divide we are not free.

Are You Just Taking Up Space? Five Steps to a Legacy-Life that Makes an Impact Now

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

It is natural and empowering to claim your space in the world, but if you are ready to do more and live a legacy-worthy life of impact, here are five steps that you can take today:

The Miracle On 34th Street- 1 Year Later

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.09.2014 | Good News
Patrice Bendig

The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.

The Value of Life (For Thanksgiving)

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Chef Rossi

It's so easy to dismiss people as a blur, especially where I live in Manhattan. We whiz past slews of faceless people, thinking all the while that surely our task at hand is more important than theirs. But what if we stop? What if we listen?

The Impact and Lasting Legacy of Ferguson, Missouri and Michael Brown

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 01.22.2015 | Media
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

The world of short blogs and 140 characters is symbolic of the all too prevalent overly simplified analyses, and sensational headlines that might generation "likes" and "retweets," but do not bring us to a better understanding of people, communities or our history.

On This Great American Smokeout: Let's Finish It

Robin Koval | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Koval

While products like e-cigarettes may offer current adult smokers a path to quit, nicotine consumption has no place in the lives of young people.

How to Torture a Boomer

Carol Orsborn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

God forbid that you should take whatever spare time you can muster to do something nurturing for yourself, enjoy the present moment or do something just for fun.

An Open Letter to My Grandfather

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 01.18.2015 | Good News
Kimanzi Constable

I'm not even sure where to start. There's a lot that hasn't been said out loud, but it's not necessary because I know how you feel. More than anything, I want to say thank you and I love you.

Harvesting the Light: Legacy for the Holidays

Rachael Freed | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer and darker. Temperatures are falling, but when our perspective is legacy and we warm our hearts and th...

Life and Death in Hope: How Much Do You Bid for a Memory?

Eric Mink | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Eric Mink

It's 8 a.m. on a Saturday, and I'm standing under a heavy sky in a muddy yard behind a three-story structure of hand-hewn limestone in the middle of nowhere. Everything feels wrong.

This Man Left Behind A Beautiful Legacy In Letters For Wife And Daughter To Find After His Death

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News

This man's presence and love will never be forgotten by his family, even after his death. Mitchell Whisenhunt, 26, of Longview, Texas, battled Mar...

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.

The Cloud of Guantanamo Hangs Over the White House

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Like it or not, Guantanamo will be with us for a long time -- or, at the very least, until Obama marches with his successor down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2016 inauguration.

The Legacy of Community

Rachael Freed | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

I recently worked with a women's book club. They'd chosen of my three Legacy books, The Legacy Workbook for the Busy Woman. I invited them to read cha...

The End of an Era

Bill Marriott | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Bill Marriott

My father, who founded our company with a nine-stool root beer stand in 1927, came from a family of eight children. His widow, Judy Cannon Marriott, passed away on August 24. She would have been 98 on September 20. She was the last surviving member of my dad's family -- thus, the end of an era.