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Perseverance

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

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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.

Do You Have the Grit to Create Lasting Success?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to the goals you most want to achieve in your career, do you have the passion and perseverance to create the kind of success you're long...

Myth: Good Relationships Require More Effort Than They're Worth

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The amount of time that we spend in the early stages of this process and the slope of the learning curve has to do with our willingness and ability to learn the lessons that relationships are continually providing us with.

Advice to My Past Self

Mudit Kakkar | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mudit Kakkar

To all heads, which caps have ever been flung off of, and to graduates who didn't get the occasion to, here is sage advice to find your feet when the bubble of college bursts. You won't hear the pop sound. Act. Now.

Going the Distance in the Entertainment Industry

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

Whatever you accomplish in this business will only come about if you pursue it. Nothing will come to you, no matter how much talent you may have.

Why We Persist In The Face Of Setbacks

Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 09/04/2014 12:02 PM EDT on LiveScience Whether people continue to pursue their goals in the face of...

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.

Elsa the Snow Queen and the Transformative Power of Self-Love

Jason Powers | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

Elsa taught many valuable life lessons to a squirming assemblage of fifth-grade graduates, but could not have known how clear her message came through to many of the adults in attendance. Get yourself together. Accept who you are, connect to others and love and be true to yourself.

These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...