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Moving Forward

Celebrate Your Successes

Melanie Rudnick | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Rudnick

Every day is a day for celebration! Do you stop and reflect and feel good about all of the progress you make in life, or like most people, do you just let life pass you by without noticing?

Is Your Life Today Not How You Want It to Be? Read This Comeback Story

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

(Photo used with permission by Shannon Marie Quirk) This post is to hopefully inspire you to never give up on your dreams. I am a professional bi...

12 Reasons We Will Never Fall out of Love With Love

Sonya Matejko | Posted 06.06.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

We enjoy the first dates, the impulsive trips and the innocent flirting behind a vodka tonic. We revel in having the whole bed to ourselves and having no one to question our decisions. We get to know the person in our reflections. But we never fall out of love with love.

How This Woman Says Being Falsely Accused Of Murder Changed Her Life

Posted 07.07.2015 | Dr. Phil

Nearly a year ago, Derica says she witnessed her best friend's murder — and she was arrested and wrongly accused of the crime. “That night wa...

How A Woman With A Traumatic Childhood Is Trying To Do Better For Her Kids

Posted 07.24.2015 | Dr. Phil

"My childhood was pretty traumatic, and so because of that, I try to make a conscious effort to be a different kind of mother to my children," says Ju...

What You Won't Find Me Sharing On My Blog

Aubrey Keefer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Divorce
Aubrey Keefer

I am an oversharer. There is no other way to say it. If I have your attention, I will tell you my life story in less than four minutes. I am known for sharing too much information, for giving the kinds of details that make others uncomfortable.

5 Simple Techniques to Get Unstuck

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

To begin reframing your viewpoint and recognize the good, try to either think of five things to be grateful for before you step foot out of bed every morning or at the end of your day write a list of the good things that happened. When we can shake loose from our fear and negativity, we find the courage to step ahead.

5 Things We Must Accept to Move Forward in 2015

Bob Miglani | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

I've narrowed it down to five things that we must accept in order for us to move forward in times of profound change, uncertainty and complexity. By accepting we arm ourselves to move forward more quickly despite the often complicated nature of life.

5 Ways to Reclaim Your Awesomeness

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

Forgiving what happened and everyone involved is most important in being able to reclaim your awesomeness and move forward. It helps you to get closure or make peace with what happened, and it also helps transform any feelings or thoughts of being powerless to empowerment.

When I Tried To Be a New Yorker

Stephanie Harper | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Stephanie Harper

New York became my solution. I'd always had a sort of romantic view of New York, and this would be my opportunity to live out this fantasy.

He Cheated: 10 Ways to Move On With Your Life

Peggy Nolan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Have you ever been cheated on? I have. It's one of the most gut-wrenching experiences to go through. When someone you love and trust does something horrendous, like have an affair that causes your marriage or relationship to implode, understand that you may never get an apology.

Support After Suicide: How Making Connections With Other Survivors Can Breathe Life Into a Dying Heart

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

It's been 19 months since Mom died. As I reflect on the weeks and months following Mom's suicide, I realize how precariously my life hung in the balance. Back then I couldn't envision a day when the color, focus, or meaning would return to my world.

How to Overcome the Need to Be Liked

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Mercedes Maidana

When we are able to love ourselves unconditionally and accept ourselves just the way we are, it does not matter if other people love us or hate us, like us or dislike us.

Why Losing Control of Your Life Is a Good Thing

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Last night I had a dream in which I was falling from the sky at full speed and was about to smash my face into a gray, concrete road. I don't know abo...

Age is Just a Number... Until we Make it More Than That

Lindsay Henry | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Let's live. Let's not feel pressured "to act our age" or embarrassed if we act older than the age we are. Let's not be ashamed of it or hide from it or mutter the number quietly. Let's be proud of our age, no matter how young or old. Right now. Today. This year. And every year we get.

Four Ways to Move Past Perfectionism and Get Stuff Done

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.09.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

Are you putting off launching your online program, writing your book, getting your website ready or doing your sales copy? Over the past few years, I've talked to hundreds of people who shared similar scenarios.

7 Steps To Start Tapping Into Your True Happiness

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosa Medina-Fassett

True happiness exists within and does not waver, regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in. It does not come from a promotion or a vacation, it comes from being healed and moving forward as life does.

A Four-Step Path to Deliberate Living

Kim Farbota | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

Living deliberately doesn't require a complete road map for the rest of your life or an extended experiment in off-the-grid living. Rather, living deliberately is about realizing that you always have choices and making active decisions instead of falling victim to habit.

The Day After

Michel Shane | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Michel Shane

Dear Emily, Yesterday was your graduation and it was one of the most beautiful ones I have been to. Your friends spoke beautifully about their experi...

Lights Go on Part XVI -- Hope: Another Name for Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I'm currently reading a wonderful book, Archetypes, by one of my favorite contemporary philosophers, Carolyn Myss (pronounced "Mace"). Hmmm... maybe...

A Diamond in the Dust

Melanie Young | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you look hard enough and stay focused you will find diamonds in the dust. You may need to clear out the debris to find the brilliance. And you should never lose your sparkle.

How Can You Miss Me When You Never See Me?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Melanie Young

We are not dropping out of touch or even out of sight. We are opting out of paying rent on a tiny city apartment in exchange for living in a larger country home we own. We are going to live where we always escaped to play.

4 Ways to Jumpstart the Day

Bob Miglani | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

The idea is to create and focus on what you can do something about -- YOURSELF -- rather than world problems and the big macs. Because ultimately, just like healthy eating habits, healthy mind habits begin from inside each of us and can lead to a new and transformed you!

How to Move On After Every Failure

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Amancay Tapia

In life, there will be times when dreams get shattered. When that one thing you blindly believed was going to work out doesn't. Most of us have been there, in a place outside our comfort zone. A place where we feel lost and lack the energy and self-belief needed to start again. But fear not.

Picking Up the Pieces of Tragedy

Sandra Walker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Sandra Walker

Everyone has a picture of their life as they see it. Certain parts of your life are a bigger part of the picture. For me, the biggest parts were my roles as wife, mother, and teacher. I have a definite "before" and "after" in my life.