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Overcoming Adversity

You're More Compassionate Than Resentful If You Faced Adversity in Childhood

Brian F. Martin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Experiencing adversity in your childhood home can make you more compassionate than most. It can make you a more compassionate adult, because if you e...

6 Ways To Overcome A Life Challenge

Mary Holloway | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Holloway

Whether you're still in the midst of the storm or idling in the aftermath, the truth is that you have to reach down and make the decision that although you may have had no control over what happened to you, you do have control over how you respond and move forward. These six tips will help start you on that journey...

How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

I Know Something About Grace

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 04.30.2015 | Good News
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

As an African American woman parenting alone with little to no support, I know something about grace. Time and again grace, meaning unmerited favor, has intervened and sustained me through each difficult challenge that I have faced.

I'll Never Let My Epilepsy Stop Me From Living My Life The Way I Want To

Melissa Gil | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gil

My parents face tough choices every day. They have endured my love for travel knowing that when I travel sometimes I will be out of their protection. But they are equally determined to celebrate these joys with me. They love and support that I work at overcoming the limitations epilepsy tries to impose.

5 Ways To Deal With Adversity In Business

Alex Pirouz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Small Business
Alex Pirouz

Sometimes, it takes a trip to hell and back to really open your eyes. And sometimes, really opening your eyes can change your whole life. If you're an entrepreneur, that means it also changes the way you see your job -- running the company you started.

Eulogy For My Father

Roger Narvaez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Roger Narvaez

As I face the inevitable of not knowing when my father will pass, I know that because of him, I will be able to get through it. All that I am as a son, brother, father, and person is not something that will end because of his death. More importantly, because I am my father's son and the relationship I have had with him, I will carry it on in who I am.

Why Drake Bell Inspires Me

Julia Schemmer | Posted 04.06.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

As the college decisions come in, test results are handed back to you and scholarship winners are announced, it's important to remember to press on.

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin DiAngelis

I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.

When Flying High No Longer Scares Us

Tajci Cameron | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I meet with Stowe at the house she and Peter had built together. She still lives on the same gorgeous property south of Nashville, but in a guest house now that she moved into after their amicable divorce.

3 Ways Rejection Helps Us Grow

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Rejection offers us a chance to re-think our plan, to realign or challenge our initial beliefs and ensure that where we think we want to go is indeed in our highest and best good. Here are three ways rejection can be helpful..

A Powerful Truth You Can Learn from Zeus, The Dog of Resilience

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

You don't need to be perfect to be worthwhile, and you don't need to completely self-sufficient to cope with stress. In order to experience true connection, we must need and be needed, give and receive. Over, and over again.

Yoga Hate: 6 Ways to End Exclusion and Up Oneness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.

I Never Asked His Name

Diriye Osman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

My bus came into view and I said goodbye. As I got on the bus and sat down, the young man smiled and waved at me. I waved back and wondered what his life would have been like if he had received the kind of support and opportunities I was lucky enough to have obtained.

Is Tiger Finished? What Steve Jobs Might Say; Why I am Rooting Him on

David Bradford | Posted 04.18.2015 | Sports
David Bradford

Recently, I have been listening and watching with great interest to the self-proclaimed experts on Tiger Woods and his golfing career. Many of his critics have probably never picked up a golf club or, at best, are 18 handicappers at their local Muni.

Growing Up in a Hippie Commune: Making Peace

Abby Pingree | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Abby Pingree

My childhood, though unique in some ways, is not that unusual. There were challenges and even painful experiences, but I have come to understand that ...

How I Found Humor As A 35-Year-Old Quad Amputee

Oral Fixation | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Oral Fixation

When situations like these occur, we are all faced with a psychological challenge. I could have become really embarrassed and closed off and decided never to go out in public to prevent my leg or wig from falling off or to prevent hearing the words "she has no hands." But wouldn't that be avoiding life?

Why 2014 Was A Whack-A-Mole Year

Donna Highfill | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Growth wasn't optional for me last year. Instead, it grabbed me by the lapels and tossed me around.

Turning a Rough Year Into a Happy Ending

Amy Heinz | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Amy Heinz

I guess what I realized is that no one year stands alone. Somehow they all weave together to create something truly spectacular. So while we can try to wish away all the bad stuff -- to hurry past it and just start over -- there's no such thing as a clean slate.

My Life at Frost Valley YMCA

YAI | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
YAI

Cody is one of the many people who have benefited from YAI's Mainstreaming at Camp Program, which offers inclusive, safe and caring summer camp opportunities to children with disabilities in partnership with Frost Valley YMCA.

Zen and the Art of Writing an Obituary

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Like so many other people I know, the holiday season is by far he most difficult time of the year for me. Seeing the stores and promenades decked and...

How My Broken Face and Crooked Smile Freed Me from Insecurities

Darah Zeledon | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Darah Zeledon

Then I stepped out of my comfort zone and did it! I laughed out loud as my left eye twitched uncontrollably. I smiled big and crooked, and had a blast disconnecting from the worry about whether my face was in compliance or not.

A Little Sports Wisdom for the Holidays

Ken Reed | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

I need to reflect annually about what sports can be when our egos are tamed and we're led by our souls. It's a great time to appreciate and be grateful for sport at its best. That's why I need Thanksgiving.

The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

Carline Bejin-Dye | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Carline Bejin-Dye

I discovered that I had been living a life according to what other's believed was the norm. I learned that every experience is part of the journey and realized that my journey was my life's purpose.

Overcoming Obstacles With Stacy Keach

Barry Kibrick | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

My conversation with Stacy has a lot to do with overcoming obstacles. No one escapes facing detours but some seem more adept at overcoming them, while others appear to be overcome by them.