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When You Can't Love What Happens to You, You Have to Trust What Happens to You: Divorce Is a Detour

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 06.08.2016 | Divorce
Amy Oestreicher

You may not know where your detour is headed, and the road may be terrifying at times, but that's OK. Part of being a "Detourist" means just showing up and staying open to where the path may lead.

I Can't Even With 'I Can't!'

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Can't is a word so frequently used, it's a crutch. When I tell, mainly women, some of the exercises I'm doing, like pull-ups, I immediately hear the pushback.

Five Mental Obstacles That Prevent Sport Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.14.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I introduced you to my Prime Performance System that is comprised of the five essential mental areas that most influence athletic per...

The Four Hardcore Survival Skills You Can't Live Without Are Simpler Than You Think

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

Who knew that mental health first aid was as simple an inspirational wall hanging? Survival -- Simplified. Surviving -- and "thriving" -- throug...

Doctoring Your Self

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

Come on back with me, into the exam room. Come on; it's okay. You can take a seat on the tall table lined in fresh, white paper, or just use the cha...

Turning Breast Cancer Into a Beautiful Detour: A Bold Survivor's Story

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Sometimes all it takes is a story to let us know we're capable of turning our lives around. Perhaps we just need to get over that hump, or we're craving that tender nudge that pushes us in the right direction, even if it's headed uphill.

Opening 2016

Karen Henson Jones | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karen Henson Jones

Reflecting on the past year, it's clear to me that my readers and friends -- and even myself -- are happy to leave it behind. The difficulties and the...

Conquering Parkinson's One Obstacle at a Time

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Every giggle and snuggle with my daughter is a reward no trophy or medal could compare. I, am a 37-year-old single mom with Parkinson's, kidney stones and tendinitis. I proved what overcoming adversity, determination and strong will can accomplish, slow and steady. Until my next adventure....

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

7 Life Lessons Learned From Whitewater Rafting

Grace Bluerock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports
Grace Bluerock

There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.

Four Reasons Why I Keep Running Obstacle Races, One After Another

Jane Seo | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

Some people may wonder, "Why do you race so often? Aren't these obstacle races all the same?" Yes, it is true that most races feature similar obstacles, like the perennial favorites cargo nets, wall climbs, and monkey bars. However, all the races I have ran were unique and different for several reasons.

Viewing Ourselves In and Out of Context

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To view ourselves in the context of our background, history and the present, is an essential aspect of self-acceptance.

Don't you dare call me privileged

Shayne Hughes | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact
Shayne Hughes

"White privilege" is a term guaranteed to set off a white male like me. I grew up poor with a single mom. I moved to one side of the country and back; as the new kid, I was a frequent target of bullies. I had an abusive relationship with a stepfather.

What It Takes to Break a World Record: The Story of Michael Wardian

Joe De Sena | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. As Mike has shown, a lifetime of success far outweighs temporary discomfort.

Fear the Underdog

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.30.2015 | Sports
Joe De Sena

Tis the season of the bracket buster, the upset story, the Cinderella team. Tis the season when we turn on the TV rooting for no one and, in the final seconds, find ourselves shouting for a team we know nearly nothing about.

Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball: When (And Where) Expectations Meet Goals

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to define our ambition in order to gain the clarity of a baseball player who keeps his eye on the ball and home plate as his goal.

Overcome These Five Obstacles to Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

One thing I've learned is if you want to establish a practice you have to look directly at what's getting in the way and allow those obstacles to be your greatest teachers.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

10 Reasons to Love the Obstacles in Your Life

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.11.2014 | Books
Matthew Trinetti

Here's a thought: What if your monsters were not, in fact, monsters at all? What if those obstacles were actually your best friends, your wisest teachers, your greatest allies? And what if instead of hating your obstacles, you learned to love them?

Mindfulness for the Uncooperative Mind

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The only things needed for mindfulness are a mind to practice with, a willingness to try and stay present and an interest to meet yourself and your actual experience.

4 Obstacles to Fulfilling Your Dream

Sura | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Don't compare yourself with others. What you choose to do has nothing to do with others. When we follow what we love, we allow ourselves to be transformed in the struggle of our journey. We become the hero of our story, but we must give ourselves permission to discover our own inner excellence and channel it deeply and freely.

If You Want To Be Successful, Welcome Obstacles

Forbes | Paul B. Brown | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Let’s start with three truisms. 1. If you do exactly what everyone else does, you will never have a competitive edge. You will always be the same...

Are You in Denial?

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

It's most important to remember anything is possible and that it may be in our power to make a change to prevent a potentially undesirable situation from becoming worse.

3 Powerful Steps To Combat Fear

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Countless wildly successful people have mentioned that they experienced some level of fear just as they were about to launch to the next level. The ones that actually do make the launch to the next level are those that keep their fear in check.

Don't Label Me

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

If you must put a label on someone, tell them they have a tendency to be successful. Tell them that they will excel. Tell them that they are wonderful. Tell them that they are beautiful. Tell them that they shine.