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Overcoming Obstacles

Resistance and Getting Our Last Bit of Sh*t Together to Finish the Race

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

I am losing weight so I can hike with my kids by Mother's Day. I am having back to back Tinder dates because I am finding My Person this year. I am studying Math 101 so I can feel smart. I am reading this book so I do not get kicked out of bookclub. I am dancing so I can feel the Angels when I move.

7 Lessons From the World's Greatest Explorer

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer - for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Fiennes has an arsenal of backbreaking, boundary-pushing, life-risking, hard to believe stories; the type that transport you right to the very places he triumphed over.

Ways to Avoid Micromanagement

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Linda Lauren

The idea is to get around the obstacle by accepting that it exists and detouring to the path you might have felt was the unlikely one to take. That all sounds wonderful, doesn't it? It's how we want to be: living an inspired and miraculous life. But how do we achieve that?

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

Joe De Sena | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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.

An Apology Letter to My Wounded Heart

Dina Strada | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Dina Strada

I invite all of you to let down your own walls. The ones you may have built around your heart to avoid pain. That is an impossible dream. Move forward with courage and abandon. Trust that the next time will be different. The mystery of what the universe has in store for you next awaits you.

Fear the Underdog

Joe De Sena | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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.

Formerly Homeless Teacher And Mom Of 3 Gets House Thanks To Internet Donations

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

A once-homeless teacher in San Francisco is now enjoying a roof over her family's head, thanks to the incredible support of the online community. L...

How I Learned to Trust Myself

Jessica Katz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Jessica Katz

Discovering more of who I am and trusting that gut feeling in my body is the best blessing I've been given. Getting back on that horse, exploring new and unknown territory in spite of the slips and fear, while always holding onto what I truly want for myself is the key to it all.

What Makes Your Heart Happy?

Jaclyn Mullen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jaclyn Mullen

We've all heard the term, "When your heart leads you in a different direction." But for most, the term isn't literal...unless you are Heidi Burns. From the moment she made her debut in this world, Heidi, the Founder of Project Happy Hearts, had to listen to her heart.

What Happened When My Down Dog Was Barking

Kelli Finley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelli Finley

I started to think about what we say in the therapy world about meeting clients where they are at. I think that is important for us to do for ourselves too. On that random Thursday I met myself where I was at.

Winter Graduation

Stuart Dorsey | Posted 03.01.2015 | Education
Stuart Dorsey

The 18-year old student who enrolls in college in the fall and graduates 45 months later is no longer the norm. There are many paths to a degree, and it is a good thing that the world of higher education is recognizing--and accommodating--individuals that progress at different timetables.

Alena Hall

This Teacher Is Battling Homelessness, But Finds Strength In Her Students And Kids (How To Help)

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

For Raquel Tillett, the holiday season does not bring a bounty of presents beneath a tree or a feast on a decorated dinner table. Instead, this 44-yea...

Reflections on Building a Resilient Self

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I share this letter because as part of the resiliency building process, I have built a network of support. That support has led me to find peace within and to realize all the good that came from the relationship I built and rebuilt with my mother.

9 Inspiring Quotes From People Who Made Unbelievable Comebacks

Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment

If you can find inspiration after a plane crash, 47 days lost at sea and two years in a series of brutal prison camps, anything is possible. At le...

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Step of Faith

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My favorite scene in the third installment of the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is when Indiana must complete 3 tasks to reach the Holy Grail.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Hating to Loving Vulnerability

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Last time, I wrote about how traveling the road between employment and entrepreneurship is just one way to grow and develop as a person; to connect with the essence of who you are.

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Should You Be Traveling This Road

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.

If It's Meant to Be

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate McClanaghan

All the perseverance, promotion, and patience required of you, beyond what anyone might have initially considered acceptable, would certainly surprise the average man on the street. But then maybe that's the whole point. To stand out, you have to stand up.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

3 Clues That You Need to Regroup

Michelle Renee | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Are you ignoring the clues telling you it is time to regroup or are you open, aware and making the changes you need to make to say yes to living a resilient, in the now, awakened life?

The Best Years of My Life

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

For all the adolescents walking the hallways of their high schools, do not let a temporary, negative situation, or the unwelcome opinion from peers impact your deeper soul and spirit.

When Your Back Is Against the Wall... Push!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

You have two choices... quit or move forward. Since quitting is not an option, you must push forward. Sure, the uncertainties of life can overwhelm you, but you are equipped for the task! It is important to stand in your reality.