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Overcoming Challenges

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood home ...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How Do I Handle the Inevitable Challenges?

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

In making the decision to walk the road between employment and entrepreneurship, it's important to approach things with a clear and open perspective.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

Going 'Into the Wild' for Just One Day

Melissa Marsted | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Marsted

For the past three years, I've wanted to hike to the top of Kings Peak, the tallest mountain in Utah. On Labor Day weekend, I was on my own - my young...

So They Rejected You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

After a while, you realize that succeeding in any endeavor isn't about having a perfect track record and getting it right every single time. It's about evolving, leaving behind what doesn't work and holding on to the bits that do.

The Key to Success

Kevin Seldon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Seldon

The thing about success is that you have to be willing to leave the luxury and safety of the shore. The good news is: Most of the time, the fears we create for ourselves are far worse than any reality has to offer.

A Leap of Faith, a Podcast, and a Twitter Party

Nancy Laws | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

My favorite part of being a woman in business? Realizing that my mistakes and fears are nothing more than an opportunity to overcome... it changes my whole approach to business.

Lets Start With a Code for Guaranteed Success

Ian Khan | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Ian Khan

Put special emphasis and extra due diligence when hiring people. Make it a habit to spend the maximum amount of time discussing what drives people, what motivates them and if their life philosophy aligns with your organizations direction.

When Art Sets Us Free From Feeling Inadequate

Tajci Cameron | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts
Tajci Cameron

"I was tired of feeling myself inadequate," Olga said to me in her charming Russian accent during our interview for Waking Up in America. There was no self-pity in her voice, only a matter-of-fact manner and a passion for life.

Learning to Thrive

Alyssa Phillips | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alyssa Phillips

My name is Alyssa Phillips. That in itself for the longest time was insignificant. I was just surviving, just barely getting by, and each day it seeme...

The Power of Constraints: Turning Challenges Into Fuel for Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

Can you take another look at the reasons you and your teams are not moving powerfully towards your visions? Did you just crash into a new roadblock? Do your best to reframe the story.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How to Exponentially Increase your Productivity

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

You're in your budding days as an entrepreneur. You wake up and stare at the blank slate of a day that lies before you. When you think about all that you have to do, the blank slate becomes a tangle of items that you don't know how to prioritize.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Time Is on Your Side

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

I was recently having a conversation with a colleague who quit his job to become an entrepreneur a few years ago. We were sharing the similarities of our journeys and remembered the euphoria we felt those first few months after leaving our desk jobs.

You Only Have to Succeed Once: The Cartoonist Who Was Rejected 609 Times

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Remind yourself that no matter how many times you get something wrong, if you get just a little closer each try, you'll eventually get it right. And once you do, you'll start getting it right more often.

Injured? Stuck in Bed? Can't Work? How to Remain Positive and Hopeful When Your 'Normal Life' Is 'On Hold'

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

If you (or someone you love) is dealing with a frustrating injury, here are a few resources to help make your life a little easier and less painful, and bring some brightness and hope into your heart.

When the Going Gets Tough

Simran Baxendale | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Simran Baxendale

Courage is a difficult characteristic to possess. The courage to be different, the courage to succeed and even the courage to try something new and risk failure are all forces that govern our daily activities.

Breaking Through Your Limitations

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

The next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with learning something new, take a step back. Honor all that you already know, the size and majesty of the bubble that surrounds you. Relax, knowing that your efforts will succeed.

What My Dog Taught Me About Irrational Fear, Taking Risks and Finding Joy

Lee Gaitan | Posted 05.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

I was frustrated with Jif, but the parallels to my own life were too stark to ignore. How many times had I allowed my irrational fears or limited vision to keep me from a new and wonderful experience?

What I Learned Volunteering With the Nonprofit No Barriers

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Carrie Visintainer

The end result is something I'm proud to have been a part of, an experience that's impacted my life in a positive way. I'm glad I overcame my own obstacles to take part in the planning, and I can't wait to savor the exciting culmination of our work.

Instant Achievement

Laura Berger | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Laura Berger

We undulated the never-ending steep path while clumsily hurdling felled trees many feet in diameter and used limbs lain from bank to bank to cross rivers like a tightrope. Someone did occasionally end up in the drink.

How Self Love Gave Me The Strength To Overcome Life's Challenges

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The truth is you can endure any feeling. You can make decisions about who elevates your spirits and energy levels and who depletes you. You can hand select and piece together the community that will love and support you. You can create your best possible life and although it will not ever be perfect -- it can be wonderful and even surpass your greatest expectations.

Why Certain People Seem To Get 'Stuck' In The Past

OWN | Posted 04.08.2015 | OWN

As an ordained minister and a life coach with a celebrity clientele, Tim Storey has worked with vastly different types of people. They've all had uniq...

The Call You Don't Want to Make and the Miracle That Happened As a Result

Lisa Bloom | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Bloom

It was a difficult call to make. I was torn, knew I had to make it but felt unsure, unsafe, sad. I had procrastinated. Found anything else to do rathe...

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 06.03.2015 | 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.

Recognizing the Gift Each Moment Bears is a Mindfulness Practice

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

What gift has been laid at your feet today? Perhaps now would be a great time to stop, look down, and appreciate it, because as with my roses, it may not be there forever. Appreciate the gifts that life brings you in every moment. You deserve them.