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Perseverance

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David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

One of my favorite books as a child was called, if memory serves, Favorite Dog Stories. I rather doubt the collection had much genuine literary merit....

The Truth Nobody's Telling You About Entrepreneurship

Tova Payne | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

People want what they want and they want it now--instant gratification sells, even though it doesn't work. The simple truth is: Perseverance is Painful.

On Top of the World in Every Sense

Maika Koehl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

I opened my mouth to confirm, and then shut it wordlessly, my hands nervously twitching over the heap of gear we were packing away. Pants. Where were my pants? Unbelievable. I was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in less than 12 hours, and had forgotten my pants in Los Angeles.

The Keys to Persevering and Living a Long Life, Grandma Style

Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Good News
Charisse Amanda (Conanan) Johnson

Perseverance is hard to teach. Only through experiences can you persevere, but I believe that other people's journeys can leave a lasting impression on you; You can glean snippets of how to persevere when life presses against you on all sides.

Allegory Is My Nemesis

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a pretty experienced reader, and I feel fairly confident that I can absorb, with some regularity, an author's message, slant, intent and, most important, emotion. But when I read something that suggests a hidden meaning, I start to feel the sweat of nervousness accumulating on my neck.

The Power of No

Barrett Pall | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Barrett Pall

At first thought, the word no is an undesirable term. It is by definition a negative. No is a word that many of us have a hard time saying. It's a w...

One Immigrant and Her Dream

Eldonie Mason | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices
Eldonie Mason

As the 11 year old girl gazed at the coconut tree in her backyard on her island home of Antigua, she dreams of one day becoming a lawyer in America. Once the dream took root in her head, she went around telling everyone who would listen.

What Handstands Taught Me

Sara Lee Bentley | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sara Lee Bentley

Illustration by Sara Lee Bentley I've been practicing yoga for the past 14 years, way before the knowledge of what a downward dog was entered into m...

Is Your Life Today Not How You Want It to Be? Read This Comeback Story

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

(Photo used with permission by Shannon Marie Quirk) This post is to hopefully inspire you to never give up on your dreams. I am a professional bi...

Building Your Own Castle

Graham Milne | Posted 06.14.2015 | Books
Graham Milne

Writing, like any profession, is a road forked with unexpected turns and sudden drops and stops. On occasion, when you reach what you expect is the successful end, you discover abruptly that the princess is in another castle.

How to Become the Person You'd Want to Marry

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that if you're looking for the perfect man to fulfill your dreams, become the woman you would marry if you were a man. I thought this message was right on target and so clear that it got me to start working on my self-image and take my mind off what I expected from a man.

Why is Success a Jalopy?

Hope Perlman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Hope Perlman

The problem with a jalopy is that it breaks down. From time to time, the system falls apart. A child is sick, or a spouse or a parent. Or me.

A Day With Alzheimer's As a Caregiver

Rena McDaniel | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Rena McDaniel

What does it feel like to live with Alzheimer's every single day? I've thought long and hard about this question. I wondered if I could put into words what I really feel. Then, Mom made a simple comment the other day and it all became clear to me.

Don't Allow Your Limitations to Define You!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

As you progress through the journey of achieving your dreams, you will be able to clearly realize that the most difficult limitations and circumstances actually served as necessary tools that helped you become a better version of yourself.

The Secret To Getting Through Tough Times

Bernadette Anat | Posted 04.25.2015 | Teen
Bernadette Anat

Picture this: Your life's going normally, maybe even awesomely, when suddenly, it happens -- something huge, something heavy, something that shoves your world into a blender. And weirdly, it does not come with a manual on how to cope. Now what?

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Being an entrepreneur means consistently keeping yourself "in play" in this type of situation. Where you don't know what's coming next, yet you're committed to getting through whatever comes your way.

Never Give Up: Overcoming Illness, Injury and International Moves to Become Tinkerbell on Ice

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News
Jamie Davis Smith

For all of the little girls out there who want to be ice skaters, Sasha says she wants them to stick with skating, no matter what.

7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The economy, the way people want to live and work, and a whole host of other factors are changing the way work gets done. Some companies are adapting right along with the changes, but many are having difficulties.

My Two-Legged Dog's Journey From Egypt to New York to Kansas to a College Town in Pennsylvania

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Lucky is more than a dog; he is a symbol. For some, he is a symbol of resilience and perseverance, a canine "It Gets Better" story. For others, he is an affirmation of life and hope. To me, he is the best of what it means to be a dog: remaining positive, living in the moment, providing unconditional love.

An Open Letter to My High School Cross-Country Coach

Paige Smith | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Paige Smith

I'm a far better person because I was a runner in high school. Because I was dedicated to a pursuit that valued and rewarded camaraderie, strength and willpower. Because I was part of a team that saw me at my best and my worst.

Hope For A Full Life For Those With Autism

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Susan McCorkindale

"Can you name a white drink?" Together, Stu and I, along with the assistant sitting with us, whispered the word "milk" at the exact moment Casey shouted, "Wine!" and then added, as the evaluator cracked up, "My mom loves white wine!"

Why Settle for Something Good?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Becoming a great success in any arena is a cumulative process that occurs over a period of years, choice-by-choice, step-by-step, leading to transformation. The process is characterized by steady plodding, which builds greater momentum.

The Three Phases of Transformational Change

Hari Kalymnios | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Hari Kalymnios

If you are doing something radically different from the norm, pushing your comfort zone boundaries and looking to make a few waves, learn to recognize where you are in the three stages of transformation.

The Personality Trait That Will Make You A Successful Midlifer

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, people can become so overwhelmed with multiple demands on their time that they can't get started on anything, much less those tasks that they need to get through somehow. You've got to get stuff done at work, pick up your kids, finish cleaning out your closets, maybe head to the gym, and get dinner on the table.

Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Grit is having both the passion and the perseverance to achieve a goal, and grit often predicts who achieves the highest levels of success in school and at work.