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Grassroots Organization That Came From a Place of Pain

Tenille Livingston | Posted 05.19.2016 | Home
Tenille Livingston

Cheryl 'Action' Jackson has been rolling out the red carpet for those in her community for over seven years and giving every family the celebrity trea...

Giving Thanks for Crud

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Nancy Davis Kho

I have spent a lot of tearful hours trying to figure out what possible good could be coming of this particular pile of crud. Last week, the liturgy included the line, "We give thanks for those moments that remind us that we are not in power." Being grateful to realize we're not in control?

Teen's Incredibly Powerful Video Will Change How You See Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.21.2014 | Home

"Yo, I'm Becca. Brace yourself." Having been a target of bullying while living in numerous shelters before the age of 16, Becca Calla didn't have ...

Adversity 'Becomes' You: Spiritual Life Coaching Blog

Patty Kogutek | Posted 05.24.2014 | Home
Patty Kogutek

Adversity becomes you, making you who you are, adding to your desirable qualities, building character. You grow stronger, more reliable, consistently resilient, and creatively resourceful. Your ability to overcome obstacles defines who you are.

Letter to a Young Man Named K

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Kevin Powell

"I hope you read my short letter with an open heart and mind, even though you do not know me. I've heard about your situation and wanted to personally reach out to you, because I believe in you, and because I believe in the potential and possibilities of your life."

The Alliance of Adversity

Raymond Torres | Posted 01.13.2013 | Home
Raymond Torres

Through struggle, we give birth to new features of our character. In those features, we unlock the possibility of appreciating our commonality and of realizing our most profound potential.

Sweating The Small Stuff? A Simple Practice To Cope With Life's Discomforts

Garret Kramer | Posted 01.01.2013 | Home
Garret Kramer

When you allow the self-regulating function of the mind to do its job, you uncover enduring and impactful answers -- and, at the same time, demonstrate to others the might of looking within.

5 Breakovers That Changed The World

Pauline Gaines | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
Pauline Gaines

The black-and-white thinking that surrounds divorce obscures some of the good things that never would have happened if certain marriages had never ended.

How To Get Stronger Through The Storm, By 'Push Girl' Auti Angel

Auti Angel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Home
Auti Angel

Whether it's financial, the loss of a loved one, a health issue, or any other hurdle in your path, I find that if you take a step back and change your perception of the situation, you just might bounce back and prevail.

5 Ways To Cope With No-Win Scenarios

Linda Durnell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Home
Linda Durnell

We must be diligent in our efforts to overcome the challenges we face in our lives and never give up. When we refuse to look at situations as un-winnable or impossible, we gain the invaluable experience that will allow us to move forward in a new direction.

Can Joy Come From Loss?

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

When my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes four years ago, I felt adamant that there could be no growth and certainly no joy to be found in the aftermath of this particular heartbreak.

How A Poor High School Dropout Became A CEO

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home
MeiMei Fox

I quickly learned Theodore Agranat, the 34-year-old CEO of Leadix, is even more of a spitfire than you might guess from his outgoing, embracing demeanor and obvious business acumen.