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10 Dares To Take In Your 20s

Gail Sheehy | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Gail Sheehy

Married at 23, a mother at 24, and blindsided by divorce at 28, I found myself struggling, like many young women I meet today, to strike a balance between my personal life and my career.

The Search for Anti-Mentors

William Irvine | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

In my previous post, I explained what mentors are and how they differ from teachers and coaches. I also said that we 21st century Stoics will be on th...

Teachers, Coaches and Mentors

William Irvine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

A 21st century Stoic will constantly be on the lookout for mentors. She will be searching, in particular, for people who seem to have some important aspect of life figured out.

Why Philly Must Persist in Protesting

Christopher Norris | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Christopher Norris

There's a lot at stake when it comes to fairly funding public education, but it seems only the teachers, students and parents are sacrificing -- I've never heard of a stadium being closed because the team didn't make the points or a politician's salary being drastically cut to make ends meet.

Why Every 20-Something Needs a Teenage Best Friend

Jessica Kane | Posted 06.02.2014 | Teen
Jessica Kane

I always got along fairly well with adults, but with each passing year I came to realize that I enjoyed the company of younger friends equally if not more than with peers.

The Mentoring Effect: How the President's Brother's Keeper Initiative Taps This Critical Asset

David Johns | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
David Johns

At-risk young adults who had a mentor were 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, and nine out of 10 of them want to give back by becoming a mentor.

Unspoken Lessons From Our Greatest Teachers, Our Students

Catherine Okafor | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Catherine Okafor

While some look at their students as "lazy," "ungrateful" kids, I see something much better. Our students are the ones that can teach us things that we would never expect.

New Year!! Still a N***a...

Gerard Kersey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

So as 2013 made its exit, and 2014 came in what a great feeling it was. As I was bringing in the New Year in church with family and friends, it was a ...

The Unintentional Mentor

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Pamme Boutselis

When I first started working many years ago in a corporate environment, I took notice of office interaction particularly between management and suppor...

A Mentor Is a Shortcut

Christine Eilvig | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

I have had some intense and transforming mentor sessions this week. That has led me to think about how much easier things get with the right helpers at hand.

Two Lessons I Learned From My Hero

Ken Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Ken Davis

In truth Josh has become my hero. I'm not sure I'd have demonstrated the same character and courage if I'd been placed in a situation like his. I have many hopes and dreams for Josh.

The Mentor: My Three-Day Job Interview With Hunter Thompson

Tara Ellison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Ellison

Hunter led me on a three-day crash course in life and writing that, at times, had me fearing for my life, but ultimately introduced me to the art and mystery of prose.

Finding Your Authentic Voice Will Set You Free to Express Who You Really Are

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Finding your authentic voice is for naught unless you are willing to use it. When you live with a willingness to allow your authentic voice to be heard something mystical and magical begins to happen: Your heart opens and your soul soars because you are revealing who you were born to be.

Can't You See You Need Help?

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

If you can see yourself as you truly are, rather than what you look like, you are much more likely to make positive changes in your life and to enjoy the richness that life has to offer.

How Female Business Owners Can Start Creating a Network of Mentors

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Sweeney

Lacking guidance, many would-be entrepreneurs can feel discouraged about how far up to the glass ceiling they'll be able to climb, so it's up to us women that run successful businesses to make ourselves available as mentors in the following ways.

Improve Focus and Stay in Control

Raj Dhonota | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business
Raj Dhonota

Do your hardest tasks when you're most alert and the less intensive tasks later on in the day when you have less drive.

The Road to Resilience

Amy Spies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy Spies

"Why {are} some to survive the worst and others aren't?" CNN's Anderson Cooper wondered after Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight bravely confronted her adductor Ariel Castro in court.

5 Traits That Build Meaning and Stability Into Your Teen's Life

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Teens need meaning in their lives. They search for purpose, value, and fulfillment. Existing day-to-day and week-to-week isn't enough; they hunger for more than daily routines and obligations. When they find nothing to fill those voids, they're sometimes at risk for exploring treacherous ground with lost people.

Sacred Joy in Getting Surpassed

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Andy Siegel was only fourteen when I met him. But he carried himself with an air of experience. His questions were striking, and his ability to work with people of all ages was like nothing I had ever seen, especially in someone so young.

Mentors Matter

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Far too many young Black boys are only hearing the first part of the message - -"You can't do it." We need supports in place to show them that they can choose a different path.

Why Your Career Is Stalled Even Though You are Smart and Work Hard

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Kare Anderson

Aligning with a powerful sponsor means you have more opportunity to use your best, often complementary talents, taking risks along the way, knowing that your alpha sponsor has your back because you leverage their success as they accelerate yours.

It Just Takes Everything We're Not Doing Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.

How High Schoolers Can Find and Benefit From a Mentor

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Yves St. Lauren and Bob Dylan have in common? All of them got to the top of their fields with the support of a mentor. Mado...

Julie Jensen: Life Re-imagined: Survive to Thrive

Julie Jensen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Julie Jensen

I'm sure I'd still be searching for fulfillment if I didn't receive a wake-up call on September 30, 2004. I was 26 when I was wheeled into the ER and a nurse asked if I knew what was happening. "I think I had a stroke," I muttered. "Ma'am, you are HAVING a stroke."

Under His Wing... Should You Take Flight With a Male Mentor?

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

There is much buzz lately about women helping other women grow in the corporate world. Women in leadership positions are being asked to help more jun...