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How to listen to the book in your soul (w)rite now!

Laurie Seymour | Posted 12.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laurie Seymour

WRITING IS THE PAINTING OF THE VOICE. - Voltaire I'd been talking about writing a book for as long as I can remember. Writing it? Nope. I did work on...

7 Pillars of Personal Strength Help Cancer Patients Thrive

Jeannine Walston | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Although the process can be both difficult and rewarding, people can find help in relieving the emotional impact of cancer by applying simple, yet scientifically proven, strategies: Reimagine helped me do some of that.

11 Memoirs And Autobiographies Written By Latinas Every Woman Should Read

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.21.2016 | Latino Voices

When one person's life story is immortalized within the crisp white pages of a book, the results can be powerful. That's because memoirs and autobiogr...

Her Voyage of Discovery Took Her Where no American Woman Had Ever Been | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women

Sally Ride was a graduate student at Stanford when she answered an ad in the Stanford Daily and applied for a job with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA.

10 Ways to Keep Writing Memoir

Patti M Hall | Posted 03.03.2016 | Books
Patti M Hall

Here are some of tricks I use myself and recommend wholeheartedly to my students and clients when they feel stymied. These are tools to work around the mental excuses and overcome the real obstacles that stand in the way of your writing.

What I Learned When I Moved to America

Essraa nawar | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Essraa nawar

Real challenges include lifestyle adjustment, culture differences, and a whole different level of acceptance when someone with a different background moves to America. You are not just learning and adjusting to one culture, but to hundreds of cultures to become a real global citizen.

The Haunting of Our Past

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Our story is our past, and our past is our story. Much of the hurt we carry around with us is a stowaway from our past -- our inability to let go of what once was in order to grasp hold of what now is.

The Power of Story and Metaphor

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

We all have our story -- and our story is us. Our past is brought carried into our present, and it becomes our companion in the future as well. Our life becomes richer and more fulfilling when we learn that our story is simply that -- a story.

The Future is Now

Thierry Dufay | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

Our actions have to be in balance with the stories we tell ourselves for us to be able to feel good about ourselves. Stories are important, because the motivate us to do or not to do. They give us a justification for our behavior.

A Luminary Leaves a Legacy of Song

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Maya Angelou offered us a portal to see our lives in the form of real-time poetry. She gave birth to breaking through the cage and having the courage to talk about it. She reminds us that every day is a good day, because we never know what truths will emerge when faced with challenges.

I Found My Story in Me

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

My wife was giving a television interview yesterday and she said: "My husband is the bravest man I know." Just writing those words makes me cry, but ...

Is Your Story Holding You Back?

Heather Strang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

To dig beyond the past and move into the stillness of our soul to that part of us that is whole and complete and always has been is what I believe we are all meant to experience.

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

NPR | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't se...

Way Better Than New Year's Resolutions

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Forget making New Year's resolutions. They are notoriously hard to keep. Instead start down a concrete path to make your work and life more meaningful...

Carolyn Gregoire

What Your 'Life Story' Really Says About You | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

"We tell ourselves stories in order to live," Joan Didion famously wrote in "The White Album." In many ways, Didion was right: Stories may not see...

Change Our Story: Escape Velocity

Peter Buffett | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Buffett

Every day we live our lives in the gravitational pull of our belief systems. And every one of them starts from the inside out -- trailing back generations often without our knowledge.

Traveling With Older Women

Arlene Schindler | Posted 08.19.2013 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

As much as I learned about the Chinese people and their culture, I also gleaned a great deal from the Americans who journeyed in my tour group: most notably the two women in their 70s who were traveling solo.

Feeling - Story = Meditation

Mack Paul | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mack Paul

Reality can't be negotiated, but when you allow yourself to feel it, you learn that it doesn't need to be negotiated. Whatever story is churning through the mind, no matter how painful, is just a ripple in a vast ocean of consciousness.

Reese and Allendya: Atlanta, Nov. 2012

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Really, all I want is to acknowledge these young women and their dreams and abilities, and hope to in some way encourage them.

Dirgha: New York City, Sept. 30, 2012

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Many people are surprised when I say thank you in their language (I have learned how to say it in many languages), but Dirgha takes it in stride and simply says "You're welcome."

Standing Firm on Thin Ice

Rob White | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

In retrospect, the officer's silence was a way of acknowledging that a young man had demonstrated a commitment to upholding his word. Perhaps the universe shined favorably upon me, too, for helping a fellow denizen of the planet.

Elon Musk: His Story in His Own Words (Video)

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

For the first time, entrepreneur Elon Musk shared his whole life story in front of a live audience in Silicon Valley. He joined me in conversation at the Computer History Museum on January 22 and we explored: What makes a Revolutionary?

On Knee Surgery, Mammograms, and Turning Into My Father

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Davis Schneiderman

So here I am, waiting for the arthroscopy that will cut away the torn meniscus of my other knee and advance me toward premature arthritis. I should have seen that beyond the end of the long jump sand pit, but I didn't. I am using this week of waiting to reflect upon my changed condition.

WATCH: How To Rewrite Your Life Story

OWN | Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

When hiccups happen in life, your mind can replay disappointments or downfalls in an agonizing loop. Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant calls the nega...

The Stories We Tell, or How I Met My Husband

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Those stories that we tell -- how we met, how he proposed, the birth of each of our children -- those stories are what connect us to each other and keep us remembering all (so much!) that we've experienced together.