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Overcoming Obstacles

What Happens When The Light Goes Out?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.12.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

It is my mother's story and reflections about that keep my doubts away. I try my best to use her rich and blessed life to encourage others to balance their lot in life against their blessings, however many obstacles they face.

5 Ways To Stay Motivated When You Experience Setbacks

Brian Bagnall | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Bagnall

At different stages of success, not everyone in your life will serve a beneficial function. It's important during a time of setbacks to surround yourself with precisely the people who are going to comfort you, lift you up, and give you the tools you need to get back on track better than before.

Your Happiness Quota

Monica Miranda | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Monica Miranda

Could it be possible, then, for us to program our minds and heart to view happiness as a reachable goal not meant to be achieved sporadically, but one that can be attained independently on a daily basis, starting with small doses?

Number One Obstacle When Dating Online

Elyse Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2016 | Fifty
Elyse Jacobs

It's often the inner obstacles that trip us up when online dating. It's not the circumstances but, what our minds do with what's occurred. With the departure of a man who we feel connected to, many women will look to ourselves as the cause.

I Can't Even With 'I Can't!'

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Can't is a word so frequently used, it's a crutch. When I tell, mainly women, some of the exercises I'm doing, like pull-ups, I immediately hear the pushback.

What This Teenage Leader of Positive Change Taught Me

Tajci Cameron | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Tajci Cameron

Through a shift in his mindset, perseverance and faith, Daquan turned his life around -- he got an athletic scholarship, raised his GPA, and is now making an impact as an anti-violence leader speaking in the community and inspiring peers through his "Bootstrap Effect" project.

Still Starting Over (Again) After 72

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 04.07.2016 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

The Blahs Okay -- reimagining might be easy, but reemerging can be a rocky road. Some days, I'm full of energy. I write, I research, I meet with peopl...

Doctoring Your Self

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

Come on back with me, into the exam room. Come on; it's okay. You can take a seat on the tall table lined in fresh, white paper, or just use the cha...

A One-Woman Musical Doesn't Mean You're Invincible, and 26 Other Lessons Learned From 27 Surgeries

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

It's been quite a full decade for me.  In ten years, I've lost my stomach, started college at 25, gotten married, spent six of those years without a...

Life Is Your Biggest Creative Work

Kate Terry | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kate Terry

In our lives and in our work, let's strive to reconcile the aspirational with the things we can't control. Let's not predetermine our fate by negativity. Don't predetermine misery or failure that doesn't need to be there. Acknowledge what you cannot control, but expand what you can.

5 Life Lessons From the Heart

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

Everything except for life, that is. I wouldn't say it takes a Harvard Medical School education to come to this realization, but I am going to let you in on the secrets hidden in the confines of a $400,000 degree:

Developing Identity as a Muslim Immigrant Woman in America

Imane Ait Daoud | Posted 02.22.2016 | Religion
Imane Ait Daoud

Being a Muslim immigrant in the United States means growing up in a community where no one looks like you. It means going through an education system that wasn't built for people like you. It means growing up a thousand miles away from aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.

Push-Ups

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 02.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Push-ups are an amazing exercise for working on your upper body strength. From your biceps and triceps to your deltoids, push-ups can carve beautiful muscles into our bodies.

Be an Idiot in Business and Life

Grant Cardone | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Grant Cardone

The word "idiot" comes from Latin and was used to describe a common person who was not educated, not worldly. It is a word used to make a person feel bad, to feel like they are missing out on something that "everyone else knows!"

Relevancy Or Sympathy

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I honestly believe that more people should be more open and honest about their pasts, and share their stories. Storytelling brings about healing for the one telling the story because it shows you care about the other persons feelings and FUTURE.

How Switching Your Mindset Helps Overcome Overwhelm

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

Two of my one-on-one clients said the same thing during their private sessions: "I'm overwhelmed."

What Does a Perky Butt Have to Do With Spiritual Transformation?

Ashley Navarro | Posted 10.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

There are two things I want to achieve before I die. To continuously experience the Divine Loving that I Am, and a Perky Ass. Not because I'm vain and...

7 Life Lessons Learned From Whitewater Rafting

Grace Bluerock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports
Grace Bluerock

There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.

The Boy With Golden Hands: An Open Letter to Zion Harvey

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

I have cerebral palsy, a condition that has left me in a wheelchair since birth. I'm blessed to have both of my legs, but I'm unable to walk or use them properly, if at all. My hands have coincidentally compensated for that, as I'm now a full-time writer at the age of 30.

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.

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.

Forever Gutless, Forever Grateful

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

As a performer, all I want to do is give back to the world. Being up on stage and singing is one part of the joy, but what brings the process full circle is knowing that somewhere in the audience, I am affecting someone and making them think in a different way.

Creating the Impossible Begins With Ignoring Those who Love you

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

How often have you let the people in your life make you believe that something wasn't possible or that the choices you were making might not be the best ones? You might have even believed at some point that you might be best to quit and just go get a real job...

What Running 100 Miles in the Snow Taught Me About Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

There's a great phrase out there in the ultrarunning world -- it never gets easier, you just get better. And it didn't take long for it to hit me.