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Persistence

A Carrier of the Torch, Two-Time Childhood Cancer Fighter Maya Rigler Shows Character of My Daughter

Jay Scott | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Looking back I don't know if it was the inspiration of a courageous little girl who lived so close by, who was treated at the very same hospital, or our continued commitment in a world where it's hard to keep commitments, but I know that she and her siblings have gotten the message -- "when life gives you lemons, do something about it."

Opportunity Comes Candy-Wrapped

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

When I look back, I find that many of the opportunities that allowed positive growth didn't always show up as easy, flashy, or fun. They often appeared as something that looked like hard work.

5 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Dream

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

We all have a dream. To do the very thing that we love to do that makes us feel fulfilled, vibrant, and more alive. The very thing that excites us every day and leaves us in a state of wonder over all of our opportunities for creation.

Double Sixes: What Backgammon and My Daughter Taught Me About How to Lighten Up

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

I learned that doubles can change everything; when they come, a quiet surge of power elevates she who rolls them. I learned to remember to pick up my dice, to play every game until it was over, and always, always to play the best out of three.

New Year's Resolutions: Take 2, or Maybe 22

Ginny Gilder | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ginny Gilder

It's already the fourth Thursday of the new year. How's that New Year's resolution of yours going? Still alive and going strong, or staggering in the ...

I Know I Can! Sharon's Story

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

I look for inspiration in the interviews that I did with fifty women who changed their lives. When I think about persistence, I think about Sharon. If you're feeling like giving up, I hope Sharon inspires you to keep going.

How to Make a Dream Come True

Isa Adney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Isa Adney

Making a dream come true is a long, laborious process. It requires incredible patience and resilience. Choose a dream for which the work is something you can see yourself getting up for every morning, because to make a dream come true you'll have to be willing to work harder and more strategically and with more focus, discipline, and dedication than anyone else.

2015: Explore the 'No Resolution' Solution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Success Is Not About Who Wins the Race, It's About Who Finishes. "The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the l...

Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball: When (And Where) Expectations Meet Goals

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We do well to define our ambition in order to gain the clarity of a baseball player who keeps his eye on the ball and home plate as his goal.

5 Steps to Creating a Beautiful Life You Love: Part 4

Elyse Gorman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

You just need to know steps 1 through 5. When you complete step 5, you'll probably have figured out steps 6, 7 and 8. When you complete step 8, it's likely that steps 9 and 10 will be clearer. Continue until you reach step 100.

How to Do Voice-over Part-Time

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts
Kate McClanaghan

This is the only way you will honestly stand a chance at becoming a professional. It takes commitment.

Overcoming Obstacles With Stacy Keach

Barry Kibrick | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

My conversation with Stacy has a lot to do with overcoming obstacles. No one escapes facing detours but some seem more adept at overcoming them, while others appear to be overcome by them.

Raising a Risk Taker

Sean Slade | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Sean Slade

When we hear the phrase "risk taking," we often think of harm or danger. However, the act of growing, developing, and discovering yourself necessarily involves risk.

The 4 Questions Parents Should Ask Before Helping a Child

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

As the school year progresses, many parents want to know how they can help their child learn. We asked teachers and educators, "What are the two traits parents should focus on to assist children this school year?"

Embracing Your Roots

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 11.23.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

While the ability to triumph does come from within, be proud of where you came from. Use your background to your advantage.

The Value of Grit, Trust and Not Putting Things Off

Dave Gill | Posted 11.23.2014 | Good News
Dave Gill

I believe that at some time or another, we should all go on our own personal journey. Something that seems intimidating but that we know will enable us to grow.

Are College Diplomas Determined by Parenting Style?

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

By demanding obedience, without rules in place, children may not acquire a healthy level of confidence in their decision-making abilities. Furthermore, they develop no emotional attachment to their goals, making it unlikely that they will persist when faced with obstacles.

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...

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

Impossible? - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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How a Housewife Transformed an Open Sewer into a Swimmable River

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

In the 1960s the Nashua River was starved of oxygen, biologically dead, and one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. The sludge-filled river, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, was a different color every day, depending on what was discharged that day.

Destiny in the Time of Desires

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Desire will give us a short-lived thrill. It doesn't last. Having money to go on a shopping spree will only give us that adrenaline rush until the money is spent.

Persistence: Are You the Little Engine That Could or Wile E. Coyote?

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

With age comes the wisdom to stop, reflect and assess. Is there something you might do differently or is whatever you've been attempting outside any reasonable expectation of success?

Thriving, Not Surviving

Heather Martin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

I'm not quite sure how I will get from surviving to thriving. Life didn't exactly provide a road map. But I assure you, I am still breathing, and therefore will continue to try.