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Overcoming Adversity

The 7 Lessons Life Will Teach You

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Far superior to a formal education, life is our greatest teacher, sending us down winding paths to help us gain a profound awareness of our potential. We may be tested, but by recognizing the truth of our tests and applying necessary wisdom, we can triumph over every one of life's challenges.

How To Overcome Life's Ups And Downs

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

See every obstacle as an opportunity for personal growth. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow reality to set in and understand not only the scope of what is happening but also the reasons behind it.

Nelson Mandela: His Life Was His Message

Margie Warrell | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Margie Warrell

Mandela's life story is one of overcoming adversity and embracing challenges that seemed to many to be both unsolvable and insurmountable.

Happiness No Matter What

Sandra Fecht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Fecht

This is about being able to sail your unique, personal ship of life through the roughest storms and come through to a safe harbor. It is all about learning how to navigate the rough waters and enjoying the storms as much as the calm.

11 Daily Rituals for Self-Empowerment

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Daily life can drag us down and make us weary of our circumstances. The repetition of routine becomes mundane and mediocre, and we often wonder where to turn for a bit of liberating distraction. So what would you do if you discovered your fountain of inner energy? You can unlock your own unique force through daily exercises aimed at establishing your tenacity and capacity.

21 Golden Rules To Live By

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

I've committed my grandmother's invaluable wisdoms to memory and recall them whenever faced with uneasy decisions. It's amazing how a few simple words which we believe with conviction can enrich us with an incredible power to act and an unimaginable strength to recover.

WATCH: The Advantage Of Adversity

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Roadblocks have a way of stopping people from achieving their goals. However, according to author and psychiatrist Dr. Norman Rosenthal, adversity is ...

The Secret to Raising a Resilient Child

Renee Jain | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Renee Jain

Our natural instinct as teachers, parents and caretakers is to protect children from hardship, yet we know walking between the raindrops of adversity is not possible. Instead of sidestepping challenge, we can teach kids to cope positively, to learn and grow from adversity.

The Gift Of Adversity

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.

How often have you heard people say, after sustaining a major trauma, "It was terrible at the time, but it turned out for the best?" Can this really be true, or are they kidding themselves? Was it really a change for the better or just a rationalization to make them feel better?

Are You Preparing to Fail?

Garret Kramer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Jamming your head with information about an upcoming event or contest is never in your best interest. The human mind always works better when it's running on empty.

The Realization of Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

"I have had my invitation to the world's festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard. It was my part at thi...

What Having a Brain Tumor Has Taught Me

Jay Platt | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

I had an MRI of the brain, and it was determined that the tumor had grown significantly and needed to be removed. And while I hope you will never face such a thing yourself, you will inevitably face adversity.

My Childhood Didn't Turn Me Into The Parent I Feared

Jennifer Ball | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

My kids have known grief. They've no doubt felt anger, too. But my kids have never felt that fear I felt, they've never fled a room in terror like I did. They've never had to face an adult who has just violated their rights and listened to a pathetic, hollow apology.

A Reminder That You're Capable Of Handling The Hard Stuff

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While I don't believe that we have to necessarily suffer and struggle in order to grow and evolve in life, one of the best things we can do when dealing with adversity or challenge is to look for the gifts and find the gold in the situation as much as possible.

Overcoming Emotions That Hold Us Back

Faisal Hoque | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Emotions are a natural part of being a human being, and controlling them doesn't mean becoming a drone. However, how well we control our emotions drives how we treat others and ourselves.

Prim Siripipat: My Dreams, My Life, My Journey As a Thai-American Female Sportscaster

Prim Siripipat | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Prim Siripipat

Even the most successful people in life get discouraged, experience rejection, make mistakes and doubt themselves. In fact, adversity is inevitable, and it is those challenges that make us stronger.

What Marathon Runners Can Teach Us About Coping With Suffering

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Having run two marathons in the past, I know firsthand the dedication and inner fortitude it requires to train for and complete a marathon. What marathon runners know about suffering can help us all learn how to cope with this tragedy and rise above it.

Nurturing A Flexible Mind

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

In the context of mindful living, slowing down does not imply taking a vacation every other month. It is what we must do every day. It means taking the time to do whatever we're doing. It means single-tasking rather than switching between a multitude of tasks and focusing on none of them.

Living and Leading with Authenticity

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Authentic people commit themselves to excellence in everything they do. They are constantly pushing the envelope and raising their standards. And they have the wisdom to know the difference between excellence and perfection.

When the Going Gets Tough

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 05.19.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Defying all odds, his left leg being nearly an inch shorter than his right and limping as he ran, Glenn Cunningham set all kinds of middle distance records in high school. At Kansas University he is remembered as being one of the university's all-time track greats.

Success and Breathing: Practice and Putting Yourself Out There

Jeff Paterson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Paterson

Success comes in all forms, whether it be how you did on a test, a work project, closing a sale, losing weight, quitting smoking or another addicti...

These Things You Can Change

Jon Wortmann | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

We have more than we'’ve ever had and can do more than we ever thought. We can meet strangers across continents on devices in our pockets from the comfort of wherever we are. We can crowdsource with those same strangers to start a company or make a movie.

This Is How To Power Through Tough Times

Faisal Hoque | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

I have come to believe that to survive and ultimately thrive we have to choose the blessings life brings to us everyday. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. And ultimately, it is with that belief we build our staying power every day.

What I Wish I Could Teach My Family

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I didn't choose to cultivate equanimity. It chose me. My experience has taught me that nothing is permanent. Change is inevitable; sometimes it brings pleasure, sometimes pain. While you can't avoid pain, you can choose to suffer less.

Her Light: A Gift In The Dark

Beryl Ayn Young | Posted 03.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Beryl Ayn Young

As I reflected light back in through my camera lens, I birthed an entirely new perspective on life. I created my healing as I found beauty in my morning cup of coffee, warmth in the nuzzles from my two cats, and meaning in the light of those brisk autumn days.