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A Gift For My Future Caregivers

Jane Marks | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Jane Marks

Once again, I was feeling tense with a knot in my stomach. I was preparing to leave town to speak at a conference. I was doing my utmost to ensure my mother had everything she might need.

Life -- Living With the Growing Pains

Amanda Gore | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Henry Ford is quoted as saying: "Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this....

Transitions Are Painful -- Six Steps to Make Them Glorious

Marilyn Tam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

The best way to honor the transition and move on with inner peace is to give thanks. Yes. Give thanks for the pain, physical, emotional or financial challenge that may seem to be unending; it will end. Acknowledge the reasons for the grief, uncover the lessons/benefits in them.

9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move To The Caribbean

Amanda Walkins | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house -- But this might not really be the dream life for everyone.

How to Deal With Crappy Situations

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Sometimes in life, crap comes your way. You can run from it, you can try to cover it up, but the stench is still there. Even if no one else notices, you know and that's more than enough to deal with.

The Road Not Taken: Forget Your 'Plan B' Career, You'll Need a Strong 'Plan D'

Ellevate | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women

I know the story is now supposed to be about how I persevered and became a world-class banker. Or about how I continued my quest to get into media and it eventually paid off. But that didn't happen.

Want To Be Great? Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

Let’s say someone wants to learn to build a cabinet. Imagine that person being encouraged to read a number of books about successful cabinet-builde...

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Diane D'Addario | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane D'Addario

Guilt was only holding me back from moving on in life. I know my parents would say I'm crazy for having felt that way, but what kind of newly "only child" wouldn't? It's hard to accept the fact that I am technically an "only child" now, but that is truly my reality.

Why Suffering Is The Secret To Success

Business Insider | Dan Waldschmidt | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

You will do just about anything to avoid suffering. That's just how you're wired. Problems and pain and potential risks are scary. And when you ...

Cure For The Common Business Blues...Portland, Smoothies, and Domination!

Rick Clemons | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Rick Clemons

I'm coming clean and no I don't need a bath. Up until about two weeks ago, July 11th to be exact, I was suffering from soloprenuer distractionatia. Don't worry it's not contagious, it's only self-inflicted.

A Timeless Gift

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science
Victoria Oldridge

The man who personified the intellect and boldness to soar to the moon and back was as human as the rest of us. Despite the 600 million people that sat captivated in front of their television set and witnessed his accomplishment, he still struggled with a deep-seated yearning to be truly seen.

It's Your Life You Get to Choose: 7 Tools to Help You Get What You Want

Marilyn Tam | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Waiting for something or someone to give you what you want in your life is abdication of your free will and choice. Yet we've all had occasions when w...

If You Want To Be Successful, Welcome Obstacles

Forbes | Paul B. Brown | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Let’s start with three truisms. 1. If you do exactly what everyone else does, you will never have a competitive edge. You will always be the same...

How Pema Chodron Saved My Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Divorce, death, job loss, moving, it was a monumentally, ridiculously traumatic time. Life is bitter and life is sweet. It's painful and it's scary -- and it's the only way to know that we can fly.

The Word You Need To Hear When Dealing With A Loss

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Why is 'initiative' such a huge word? Because initiative means taking action. Initiative takes intent. Initiative takes formulation. Initiative takes follow-up and follow-through. Initiative comes from within yourself.

Wisdom Teeth

Dr. Sean Stephenson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Good News
Dr. Sean Stephenson

For the most part, I rarely talk or think about my disability. It's something I've felt has been more of a footnote in my life. Yet, these past few weeks it felt like the title. However, I want you to hear this...My life is amazing! Why? Because I declare it so.

When We Take Care of the Details -- The Details Take Care of Us

Malcolm Levene | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

Ask yourself what it is it you can do today, tomorrow or this week that will attend to a detail, that will enable you to feel a sense of achievement.

Life Is Like Video Games: It's All About the Gold Coins

Jordan Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan Shapiro

In other words, what we're after -- the reason we play the game -- is always net proceeds. Proceeds represent the count that remains after each failure. Without the failures, we don't proceed. We just stay still.

How Well Do You Face the Trials and Tribulations of Your Life?

Judith Johnson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Have you noticed that it isn't so much what happens to you that determines the quality of your life, but rather how well you deal with your life? It's about what goes on inside of you that matters far more than how you measure up to some external measurement of success.

Living in the 'I Don't Know'

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Life is wretched and life is glorious. It is designed that way, I think, to keep us humble. Anyone who thinks they have all the answers probably doesn't know the questions. "I don't know" is a good place to be. It isn't always fun or easy, but it is real.

What To Do When You're Forced Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Rightfully so, unforeseen changes cause distress, uncertainty, and a pressing sense of fear. So what are we to do when our habits are interrupted and our stability is tested? Keep these few truths in minds when the comfort rug is swept from under your feet.

Getting Knocked in the Head

Peri Pakroo | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Peri Pakroo

Sure, challenges are great for learning and personal growth, but what if you're trying to create in the moment and you haven't had time to process what you're going through? What if it's just too damn heavy to deal with creatively? That's what I've been grappling with.

Learning Fiscal Policy -- and Lifelong Lessons

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

We are all students and learners and teachers. I write this in tribute to my greatest teacher from a student's perspective. Maybe you will stop to think of a favorite teacher, mentor or role model, and perhaps even reach out and say hello to them.

Are You Willing to Ride the Start-up Rollercoaster?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.27.2013 | Small Business
Julie Kantor

Learning for future successes and challenges -- it's up to you. Are you willing to step into that car alone or again with some awesome advisers and partners?

A Change In Perspective: How Adversity Adds Meaning To Life

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We are not passionate about things that are easy. We are not engaged wholly by the things we have all the answers to. We are driven by our passions in part because we haven't quite mastered them.