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Stop Procrastination in Its Tracks

Stephanie Ciccarelli | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Stephanie Ciccarelli

If you're anything like me, once I'm focused, I'm off to the races. But it takes some effort to get there, and may require changing things up a bit to achieve success.

Reach Your Dreams No Matter How Busy You Are

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Your life is in your hands. If you don't reach for your dreams, who will? And I say, please do, because you deserve nothing less.

Snow Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Every winter could use a blizzard. Not for the lines for groceries or the hard commutes and cold weather faced by those outside, but as a reminder of our priorities.

In Tragedy, Putting Sports in Perspective

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.08.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

When young people lose their lives in sports, it is a bracing slap in the face about why we are involved in sports and a reminder about what is really important (and it's not the results!).

Clear the Clutter & Make a Difference: A New Year Interview With Marie Forleo

Cortney McDermott | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Cortney McDermott

This has fascinated me ever since I began my coaching work. What inspires us to follow through? What's the secret to consistency and commitment? What sparks lasting change?

The Budget Deal: This Is Who They Are

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Consider these the early slush of the coming Republican winter, the first returns on investment for their donors. Tucked into the 1,603-page bill to fund the government -- that no legislator will read -- are cankerous riders, foreshadowing what is to come.

Government, Not Taxes, Should Set Our Priority

Martin Lobel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Martin Lobel

Until we decide what we want government to do, "tax reform" will merely shift the tax burden from those who can afford expensive lobbyists to those who can't. One result will be a more complex and inefficient tax code that cannot be administered by the IRS because of deliberate cuts to its budget.

The Big See: How Having Cancer Showed Me What Is Most Important

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly c...

Making Way for Number One

Janet M. Neal | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

There is one path in my life that has inevitably been clear. It's my number one, the most important thing in my life, and the one thing where I am truly focused and have no doubts. That is my children.

Make A List, You'll Feel Better

Laura Usky | Posted 01.03.2015 | Parents
Laura Usky

So, Halloween is over and we will be finding candy wrappers hidden in our kids rooms for weeks to come. But before the holidays are here and you're scrambling to finish cookies, last-minute gifts and decorating, take a simple bit of advice.

6 Things I Learned in My First Year of Living in Hawaii

Mike Webb | Posted 12.23.2014 | Hawaii
Mike Webb

The change hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be. After all, I was moving to paradise and I told my friends, "Who's going to regret living in Hawaii for at least a couple of years of their life?" And while I stand by that sentiment, it took some time to adjust.

Are You Striking a Balance With the Loves of Your Life?

Nicole Dash | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Nicole Dash

Perhaps you want to give them what you didn't have. Perhaps you want to keep up with your neighbors or your friends on Facebook. You want to take them to every fair, orchard, museum and petting zoo.

Are You Too Nice?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

A simple thing, but it rattled me for the rest of the day. What is it about me that made that woman think it would be all right to ask such a personal favor? Does she not know I'm a doctor and a germaphobe? What if she has a cold? A sore throat? Herpes?

Find Your 'Why' And Work It Out

Traci Bild | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Traci Bild

Don't be a memory! Choose to be decisive, selfish and add exercise and all its amazing benefits to your daily to do list. Feel good, look good, set an example for your children that fitness isn't something you do when you have the time, but something you make the time to do because it matters.

The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement. I have learned that my very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year.

You Get What You Pay For and Other Life Lessons of Rarely Putting Yourself First

Amanda Magee | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

Every time I buy something that doesn't make our lives easier or make one of us experience a lasting sense of pleasure or contentment, I'm wasting and socking away fuel for future resentment. I am ready to end the cycle.

I Chose to Say No

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 10.04.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

I'm a time coach who aims to authentically live out my advice. That means I have to face the same challenges you do.

10 Percent of You Will Drink Yourselves to Death, But 99 Percent of You Probably Don't Know It

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

About a month ago, the Centers for Disease control told Americans that, in no uncertain terms, one in 10 of us will die as a result of excessive alcohol consumption. One in 10. Yes, you read that right. And yes, it's a big number.

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

A True Work-Life Balance Requires Personal Leadership

Justin Constantine | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Justin Constantine

I am now firmly committed to establishing a healthy and holistic work life balance, and I recognize that it will take personal leadership to make that happen.

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.

4 Ways to Manage Your Time Successfully

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Time is money, they say, and unfortunately for college students we have neither time nor money.

The Day I Stopped Caring About My House

Janie Porter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

The house was me. The house showed everyone what a great homemaker I am. What a brilliant designer. What a stylish person. Maybe even someone they'd want to be like.

Lessons Learned on Work-Life Balance

Virginia Froehling | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Virginia Froehling

Remember to not let work or yourself get in the way when there is a time when a loved one really needs you. Women tend to think they can do it all, but that is not always the case in every situation in your life. It is OK to put work on the back burner during difficult seasons in your life.

Saving Lucky

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Sara Esther Crispe

They kept trying to get my attention. But I was busy. And it was important. I was on the phone with another mother, dealing with some elementary school drama. Yet in my attempt to do what I thought my children needed most, I was ignoring what they needed most: my attention.