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We Hold the Pieces to Our Puzzles

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

But we must remember we hold the pieces ourselves, as we have the power for change and recovery. We have the power to complete our puzzle and therefore truly, and bravely, embrace and own all the pieces of us.

Trust You Will Tread or Float

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

For the last 15 years I have had the honor of witnessing people journey through some of the most difficult times of their lives to emerge as happier, ...

Forever Changed, Never Fixed

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Survivors of infertility know how quickly your joyful high can be crushed by the breath-stealing loss of heartbreak.

Can We Embrace the Complexity of Mental Health?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

As a survivor of mental illness I have been paralyzed by the depths of depression. The kind that hurts your whole body. The kind that leaves you exhausted in every way imaginable. The kind that destroys friendships. The kind that hurts your schooling or work.

The Dichotomy of Life

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

What I am figuring out is that this ever upward recovery I fight to live every day will always be filled with the dichotomy of life.

Are You Reacting Rather Than Responding to Your Life?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

For years I have talked with clients about choosing to not live their lives from a place of fear. Fear is often something we suffer through, push dow...

Lights Go on Part XXXVI -- Change

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

It isn't always welcome.   Change Sometimes I wish it would skip my house  and put someone else through it's upheaval. But then, I realize that ...

A Letter to the 14-Year-Old Girl Trapped in the Darkness of a Body Cast

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Trust that you will thrive through this and that this isn't the end of your story; because, I promise, it is not even close. And try, to hold onto that light just a little, knowing and believing that someday it will flicker again.

The Paradox of Letting Go: 5 Things We Continuously Hold On To

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Letting go is an art we must grapple with, I think, throughout our entire lives if we are going to have any sense of peace, contentment and happiness. A practice really. A practice, that I will admit, I must continually put effort into, sometimes daily.

The Hard Work (and Art) of Forgiveness

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Forgiveness is a common theme in my office. Forgiveness of ourselves. And, forgiveness of our loved ones. Much like the art of letting go, forgiven...

Our Scarred Imperfections

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Justine Brooks Froelker

We will suffer losses, traumas and tragedies in this life. When we lose one dream we must pick up the pieces and redefine. To wallow in the lost only defines us. To stay stuck on the never to be's only keeps us stagnant in life. To make our scarred imperfections our entire story misplaces them completely.

Lokai: Balancing Life (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 10.26.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

'You have to stay hopefully in the low times, and humble in the high times?' Those are the words on which Steven Izen, 23, founded Lokai in 2013. I sat down with Steven to learn about his personal journey, Lokai's beginnings, and the bracelet he hopes will inspire others.

Reflections of a Life Not Lived

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

What is it in life that leads us to one decision over another? And why is it often the "wrong" one?

Going Through A Major Change? This Will Help You Embrace It

Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What To Do When You're Not The Person You Need To Be

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The journey is what shapes you into the person you need to be. The successes, failures, experiences, connections, lessons, tears, laughter, and everything in between. I wouldn't be who I am today if I hadn't started working to become it.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Saturn's Return: Did Turning 35 Set Me Up for an Epic Fail?

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

I turned 35. And in New York City, that's a prison term for the single and upwardly mobile, a death sentence for someone in media. When the clock struck 12, albeit digital, I remember checking my ID several times to redo the math.

How I Cured My Wanderlust

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lindsey Kesel

My quest for adventure cultivated eight months of sheer joy and became a successful marriage of the awe and innocence of my inner child with the authority and self-reliance of my adult self. Every day was a mission in self-discovery and cultural prospecting.

WATCH: When People Don't Support Your Spiritual Path

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

When we embark on a spiritual journey, so many awesome shifts begin to happen. It's easy to become overly enthusiastic about them and want to share every detail with your loved ones. But the new developments in your life may not be easy for people to understand.

The Journey to True Love

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

I have come to believe the answer to love, to finding our soul mate, is really finding intimacy within ourselves. If someone provokes irritation in you, this shows a weakness in yourself that needs to be elevated.

Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Mark Koberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Koberg

Having produced daytime TV for 17 years, I know from experience that people come on talk shows because they're in conflict with the way things are and are searching for answers. Those same reasons led me to mindfulness meditation.

The Joker

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Esther Crispe

All it takes is one good card. One good card has the potential to win over other good cards. And from that one step, that other foot is so much more likely to follow.

How One Little Comma Can Change Your Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life's commas are just like the ones we got used to during those mundane classroom lessons. They are a time to pause, reflect, catch our breath then move on. They aren't the end.

The Best in Its Own Way

Greg Woodburn | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

Like each process through which I find great fulfillment, social entrepreneurship is my way of following in my grandfather's footsteps of empowerment and healing.

WATCH: How Oprah Found Her Calling

OWN | Posted 12.29.2012 | OWN

Oprah says that even as a child, she knew she would take a career path that allowed her to connect with people. Still, she never dreamed that connecti...