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3 Parenting Lessons I Learned From White Water Rafting

Nicole Leigh Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nicole Leigh Shaw

In preparation for our first float down the Gauley River 10 years ago, my husband and I learned three important lessons that we have applied to our lives and tried to teach our children.

Lessons From My Father

Richard M. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard M. Cohen

When I lament that I no longer can hike or climb or throw or even walk, sometimes I am able to look at my grown children and appreciate what I gave them as they grew into their success. I was there for them. My old man would be proud.

Learn Your Top 3 Lessons in 2014

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

One of the biggest frustrations in my life and other's lives is -- as Albert Einstein so wisely said -- "doing the same things over and over again an...

Lessons in Censorship We Already Knew

Daniel M. Cofall | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Daniel M. Cofall

In a truly free society, the only censorship we really need to worry about is governmental censorship that is bound with legal ramifications. Certainly, the Holy Grail here is the First Amendment.

A Year-End Open Letter To My Daughters

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As you get older, your universe (not the universe, mind you) may become even more ordered, stripped in a million small places of its magic, as if the petals of an infinitely inconceivable flower wilt away to reveal the still-beautiful-but-perhaps-less-mysterious bloom below. And so, here are my year-end wishes for you, my girls, while you still inhabit this tender space.

Why I No Longer Care About 'The Fear Of Missing Out'

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I've always been a magazine junkie. I suffer from a serious Us Weekly addiction, as I described in a recent blog post, but my obsession goes way deeper than that.

Nelson Mandela's Lesson on Love

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Mandela became our conscience. He transcended race and class. His thought was on the collective, not his individual pain. He was an authentic leader who never claimed to be perfect. His is a story of transformation, from militant freedom fighter to peacemaker.

5 Lessons From a Truck Driver

Susan Pace | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Susan Pace

I envisioned MIT and a mechanical engineering degree by 21 for my son. Instead, he has chosen to get his commercial driver's license and is a long-distance truck driver who can take a diesel engine apart and put it back together again with his eyes closed.

4 Uncomfortable Moments That Turned Into Humbling Lessons

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 12.23.2013 | Good News
Sarah Draugelis

Ever have one of those uncomfortably humbling moments that knocks you in the gut? Totally blows the wind right out of you?

5 Things Every Working Woman Can Learn From Olivia Pope

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
TaKeysha Cheney

Over the course of watching this series, I have come to realize that Olivia is a great example of a successful entrepreneur. Here is my list of the top five traits I believe businesswomen can learn from Olivia.

To Play by the Rules... or Not: What a Child Can Teach a Female Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 11.17.2013 | Business
Penina Rybak

We are living in the "iEra" where the question "why not?' has never been more relevant. I believe that one needs to be a lifelong student of the "why not" school of thought, to counteract inertia, boredom, and arrogance.

4 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids

Polly Campbell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

If you show up, do your best and be who you are -- I promise you, it will be enough. You have all that you need to recover when your feelings are hurt, you have all the talent and imagination and intelligence you need to make a positive contribution -- you already do it every day.

Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Use these as a north star to help guide your actions in the days that follow toward an even more fulfilling life. Although we can veer off the path, when we notice the star, we can always come back to it.

Risky Business: Management Wisdom Gleaned From 80s Movies

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Gregg S. Lipman

In the ten years since I co-founded a brand agency, I've often been asked, "Who or what is your greatest professional influence?" And while I'd love to say something intellectual, the truth is, much of the wisdom I refer to on a daily basis comes from the comedic films of the 1980s.

3 Questions to Awaken Our Capacity for Life

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

At each experience, ask a real question and answer them truly. It will not only cultivate your capacity for life, but it will create for you a life worthy of your love.

A Lesson From the Dalai Lama

Linda Thomas Brooks | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Thomas Brooks

The Dalai Lama's message is that by allowing yourself to experience those negative feelings, you begin understand them and figure out how to transform them. Don't drown or ignore or block the negative feelings, but use them to move forward. Keep working on it.

You Can Take It With You But Might Not Want To

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Surprisingly, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying is not a depressing book. It illuminates ways in which even during the final stage of life, there can be redemption and acceptance through the expression and openhearted exchange of honesty and gratitude.

A Call to Action: Dance Like Nobody's Watching in Their Rear View Mirror

Bridget Fonger | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

The best thing we can do to protect ourselves from a lost life is to live each day fully. Let's not lose our lives little by little each day due to fear. Let's live with as much courage and gusto as we can to honor this short life, and have the music playing whenever possible.

Time to Pet Your Fellow Rats: Lessons From My First Staycation

Robin Hoffman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

We all want love more than anything in the world, but when we spew animosity rooted in our own lack of self-love, no one will come close. We really don't matter, and I mean that in the most freeing way possible.

4 Lessons From Economic Selection

Richard Koch | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

Competitive selection drives faster evolution, and evolution proceeds not just through new variants, but also through new and better versions of the old product. Encourage failure -- it's intrinsic to the process.

Unexpected Teachers: 5 Things I Learned From a Great White Carp

Rob White | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The carp does not flounder, nor does it scheme like a shark. He knows what he is. How many human beings create a false version of themselves, hoping to look good or jump ahead in life, and find themselves flip-flopping like a fish on land?

A Broken Collarbone on the Path to Inner Peace

Shayne Hughes | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

My bike crash came at the tail end of the most distressing six months of my professional career. As my dad and I later discussed his outburst, I recognized that feelings of inadequacy and powerlessness had literally pushed me over the edge.

Lessons on Being Yourself

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

How many of us have traveled the path away from ourselves to successfully return only once tragedy or crisis has struck? How much time have the dreams and passions you were born with spent on a shelf, untouched and gathering dust?

What to Expect From a Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Weddings
Galit Breen

"What about you, Mama?" They ask, their eyes wide, their bodies bookended to mine. I sink into the yellow couch, my feet tucked beneath me and really think about my life, my work and what is great within it.

Lessons From My Father: Thinking Like an Entrepreneur in Everyday Life

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Tarun Wadhwa

My father would always push me to ask for things -- even, and especially, when I was completely embarrassed and afraid to. As a kid, I cringed whenever he did this -- I hated it. But as an adult, I'm thankful he showed me value of getting out of my comfort zone.