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Why Choosing Optimism Helps You Bounce Back

Ornish Living | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Developing optimism and resiliency isn't about feigning a facsimile of terminal perkiness and blind optimism. It's quite the opposite. It's having the courage to see and meet life exactly as it is. It's all about choosing to learn how to respond to each adversity with confidence, hope and renewed vigor.

Hairballs, Happiness and Mantras

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Empowering also entails a responsibility to others to permit them the space to become who they are meant to be, not who I want them to be. And finally, "opening" creates a channel of connection to the people in my life. Where I once built walls, I now build bridges to hope.

5 Essential Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I decided to share with you my list of five "Essential Life Hacks" -- guiding principles that are helping me to step out of my comfort zone and into a life that "reveals the human spirit."

The Gift You Never Asked For

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I'm not surprised when I read about the statistics of the number of people being treated for clinical depression and anxiety. In fact, what is surpris...

Real Life Lessons From Real Life DoGooders: You, Not Your Circumstances, Hold the Power

Marc Ozburn | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Her beloved parents were immediately killed and over the course of the war, she and her son were the only members of her family to survive the camps. The only reason she and her son were saved was because her captors saw her talents as an opportunity for use in a Nazi propaganda video.