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How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Alejandra Aguirre | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Aguirre

We all know that working out is good for us and we should do it more often, but sometimes we just can't find the motivation. In my 30 years of teaching fitness classes, I've noticed a few things that help in the motivation department.

Resistance and Getting Our Last Bit of Sh*t Together to Finish the Race

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

I am losing weight so I can hike with my kids by Mother's Day. I am having back to back Tinder dates because I am finding My Person this year. I am studying Math 101 so I can feel smart. I am reading this book so I do not get kicked out of bookclub. I am dancing so I can feel the Angels when I move.

Confessions of an 'Older' Mom

Denise Geelhart | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

Being an "older" mom was never in my plans. But plans change. As I continue to look over Facebook posts from high school friends, I don't regret the choices I made or the paths taken that brought me to where I am today

Mostly Just A Mom

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Eileen Flood O'Connor

As a school reunion approaches, a mom considers the request: "Please let us know what you've been up to -- any exciting promotions, travel, news or announcements -- for our class notes!"

What To Do When Your Life Hits A Plateau

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Maybe I can learn to embrace the flat spots in life, the place between the peaks and valleys. It's not a white surrender flag that there isn't more to do... it's just an acknowledgement that it's OK to be where I am right now and to take my time to get where I'm going.

Elevate Your Life in 2015!

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

If you want this to be the greatest year of your life then you must make a commitment to change the course of your life. Without commitment you will continue to experience cycles of frustration and failure. Do not just set goals. Make this the year that you create a game plan for success.

5 Reasons You May Not Meet Your 2015 Resolutions

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

If you are like most people, there's a chance that you either set a new goal for yourself or are still considering putting one in place. It is not un...

It's OK to Want More

Kate Baer | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

I don't know if it's living the life of a writer without a Xanax prescription or being a woman, but "wanting more" often feels greedy, or worse -- entitled.

Why You Aren't Who You're Supposed to Be

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Whether the glitch is in the value or the glitch is in the goal, we have several techniques in NLP to reconcile the two. When your values and goals are in alignment, you'll no longer feel frustrated as you pursue what you desire.

Most Goals Fail, Yours Don't Have To

Alex Charfen | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

Accomplishing our goals is not easy. You will have challenges and road bumps along the way-so make sure to give yourself grace. If you fall off the wagon or miss a milestone, don't throw in the towel.

3 Ways Your Errors Can Lead to BIG Success

Jenn Lederer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Lederer

While this is truly one of the BEST ways to start having FUN as you work towards your goals... it's important to understand what it is you're actually doing when you release the results.

8 Reasons I'm Probably A Lot Happier Than You

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

It's true. I am happier than most people I meet. Most people seem a bit dazed by life. Going through the motions. Worse they are caught up in some pattern or cycle that they can't get out of. Even worse they are stuck in the groove of complaining and whining.

How to Choose a Career Path, Not Just a Job

David A. Dunn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David A. Dunn

Keep in mind that nearly any job can be the right job if you can learn enough of the right things while you are there that will help you with your short and long term goals.

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Kevan Lee | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, you...

Successful Aging: The Challenge of Regret and Guilt

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Some people associate pride with doing something great or unusual, with something that distinguishes them from people who have lived ordinary lives. But we don't have to be extraordinary to take pride in our past.

Do What You Love

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

Maybe you're not an "artist" by anyone's standards at all; maybe you're just a guy who really loves fishing. I don't know. But I do know this, there is a thing in you that drives you and your one mission on this planet is to find it, follow it and do what you love.

How Are You Spending Your 'Dash'?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

If you haven't yet read this insightful poem, it basically highlights the fact that when we die, our tombstone will have the date of our birth and the date of our death. And in between those two dates is a simple dash. This small punctuation mark represents our entire life.

5 Quotes to Fuel Your Inner Entrepreneur

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.09.2014 | Small Business
Rupa Mehta

My journey has had its ups and downs, but no matter what is happening with my business, I always find a way to connect back to what fueled me at the beginning of my journey and what continue to inspire me now.

5 Promises Every Woman Needs To Keep (To Herself)

Posted 12.26.2015 | OWN

We get busy, we get tired, we give to everybody around us. And yet, as the author of the smart, sparkling novel The Engagements reveals, there are a f...

How To Create The Exact Life You Want

Forbes | Alyson Krueger | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

As a 20-something I spend time imaging the life I want. One day I’ll be able to afford a spacious loft in the city with outdoor space and huge windo...

How Acting Like a Dog Will Get You What You Want

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Rush wasn't thinking, "What if?" He just saw what he wanted and went for it. Rush can teach us adult humans a few lessons about getting what we want.

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

The Dollhouse Years

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

I see it all around me, women who shrug and describe their purpose as being a wife or a mother when those are roles, not purposes. A ring finger and a uterus do not a calling make (Yoda-speak for think bigger).

Generation "Why-Can't-I-Have-It-Right-Now?!"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

It's something I've always known, but since moving to New York City my eyes have really been opened to the truth of a generation that lacks energy, fo...

Can We Stop Feeling Like We're Doomed After Our Twenties Now?

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jaimee Ratliff

I'm not a fanatic of the endless articles that offer to-do lists of things you're "supposed" to accomplish in your twenties. The reality is, everyone has different goals that may take them more time to reach a desired level of success.