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Lessons of Life

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I...

Rules For Life: The Child's Version

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Kids, listen up. Leigh Newman shares a little wisdom about multiple-choice tests, stuffed animals and the secret hidden in every bo...

Tough Nut to Crack: A Lesson From the Humble Squirrel

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

As fall comes into full swing, we can expect all the pleasantries that follow, from gorgeous foliage to the feeling of a playful frolic in a heap of leaves on the lawn.

4 Totally Surprising Life Lessons We All Need To Learn

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Brené Brown As unique as we all are, an awful lot of us want the same things. We want to shake up our current less-than-fulfilling lives. We wa...

Legacy: Sharing Life Lessons

Rachael Freed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

One significant purpose for writing our legacies is to extract the lessons we've learned from our experience, from our "stories," to pass them forward to future generations.

10 Life Lessons From 2 Powerful Pooches

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Two special guys are in my life: my dogs, Festus and Cyrus. Festus is a three-legged pit bull/Rottweiler. Cyrus is a tiny terrier born without front legs. These dogs are my greatest teachers. Here are some of the simple lessons that I have learned from them.

Titanic: Deeper Life Lessons Than 'Just' Young Love

Daleen Berry | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Daleen Berry

When the epic was released in 1997, everyone swooned over Jack and Rose, the movie's star-crossed lovers. After seeing it, I took away another message: Rarely will life be what you expect, but that doesn't mean you can't make the most of it.

Everything I Need To Know I Relearned From Cancer

Red Room | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Cancer. It teaches so much, even as it confounds and confuses. James Dean, whose young life was snatched not by cancer but a car crash, wisely advised, "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."

Certain Uncertainty

Laura Munson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

The constructs upon which I co-built my family are different now. We have been through upheaval in more ways than one. We have learned that upheaval is the natural course of life. It doesn't have to be "bad" or scary or resisted.

Valuable Lessons of 2011

Amy Chan | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

You will lose your job. You will have your heart broken. The person you admired will disappoint you. You will make mistakes that you'll regret. You will fall. And you will get up. Life's curveballs are inevitable, therefore position yourself so that the "getting up" part is not so crippling.