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Broadmoor Lives On: How a Community Saved Their New Orleans Neighborhood Following Katrina

LaToya Cantrell | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
LaToya Cantrell

Broadmoor wasn't a perfect community before the levee failures. We suffered from the systemic problems of poverty  --  blight, slum apartments, and a failing public school  --  and the deadly scourge of violent crime. But we possessed many assets  --  historic homes, a public library, and an active neighborhood association  -- and the greatest attribute of all, our people.

6 Things To Let Go Of In Order To Move Forward With Your Life

Shari Lifland | Posted 08.31.2015 | Divorce
Shari Lifland

If you're going to survive the inevitable challenges, hurts, and tough decisions you'll face during a divorce, you'd be wise to take Elsa's advice. Here are 6 things you'll have to "let go" if you want to move forward with your life.

This Isn't Just Another Katrina Article

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 08.29.2015 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

I struggled to find words to best commemorate this day. Today, on the ten-year anniversary since Hurricane Katrina struck and devastated the Gulf Coast, there is little that has not been said already.

The Perils of Our 'On-Call' Work Culture

Craig Dowden | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Craig Dowden

In my work as an executive coach and keynote, clients and audience members frequently talk about their lack of "downtime." Even when they are home, there is rarely a sense of relief from work.

A Post-Katrina Disaster Checklist: Water, Food, Community Organizing

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

When Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast ten years ago, the fundamentals of disaster relief poured in: water, sanitation, food, shelter. But looking back, we can see that the most effective tool for the hardest hit was something else altogether: community organizing.

Lesson Learned From Rebuilding New Orleans: Consider Our Changing Climate

Vicki Arroyo | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Vicki Arroyo

Ten years ago this week, my hometown was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. My mother's, sister's, and other family members' homes were destroyed by the floodwaters. We all wondered: Could our unique and beloved city survive--and thrive again?

The River Rose All Day... and Yet We Prevailed

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

Ten years ago, all we could do was blindly believe in our best selves. Ten years into a recovery that will likely take several generations, it's clear New Orleans didn't wash away after all.

How to Stop Dreading Exercise and Start Enjoying It Instead

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

When you can think about exercise through the lens of positivity and gratitude, then the time you spend doing it becomes a source of health and joy. Here are three steps to ditch I should exercise and start saying I get to exercise! instead.

10 Years Later: Katrina's Legacy of Service

Reese May | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Reese May

But despite the storm's destruction, and the ongoing problems with disaster recovery in America -- New Orleans' story is hardly all doom and gloom. In the years since Katrina, New Orleans has given many the opportunity to become our very best selves.

Mindfulness is About as Religious as Red Wine

Joe Burton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe Burton

Coming out of a public company background, I was looking for a way to stop stressing out about every little thing in life (and especially at each quarter end). I've been practicing mindfulness for about two years. In that time, I've learned that mindfulness meditation training is about as religious as red wine.

Anxiety in Children: Don't Look the Other Way

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Corey

Anxiety doesn't show up like we think. In children, they may have panic attacks, but they may experience more subtle responses. Here are some examples of reactions I have seen in my own children.

4 Things Parents Can Learn About Emotions From Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.21.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Accepting sadness or anything other than delighted emotion may be a harder sell for parents in these helicopter days of swooping down to rescue our children from any discomfort we weren't quick enough to prevent in the first place.

The Surprising Science of Praise

Joel Peterson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Joel Peterson

Reinforcing a child's success with praise is good for them, right? Well, maybe. But, it may depend on the praise that's given, and certain kinds of praise can actually do harm.

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

What Grieving A Death Can Teach Us About Surviving Divorce

Shari Lifland | Posted 08.18.2015 | Divorce
Shari Lifland

You're dealing with divorce, not actual death. You've got a life to live! For you, acceptance brings the promise of a new beginning -- one filled with infinite possibilities -- not an end. And that's a precious gift, as any dying person would tell you.

How Do You Know If Your Child Is Emotionally Strong?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do we measure emotional well-being? It's what we all want for our children. As parents what should we look for to help us know our children feel secure and have positive self-images? What can we do to help them grow emotionally strong?

8 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Single Day

Amy Morin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

In addition to avoiding the things that could hold them back, mentally strong people create healthy habits that assist them in growing stronger. Here are eight things mentally strong people do every day to strengthen their mental muscles:

7 Ways To Boost Your Resilience

James E. Porter | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

Some people are just born resilient. Nothing bothers them. These are the people who grow up to be astronauts and lion-tamers. But resilience is a skill which can be learned by anybody. Here are seven things you can do to develop your own powers of resilience:

5 Lessons Learned Working for the World's Largest Youth-Run Company

Nkosana Mafico | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Nkosana Mafico

AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. Present in over 124 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organisation.

Young African Bamidele Is Advancing Africa's Agricultural Sector

Nkosana Mafico | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Nkosana Mafico

Last week I had the pleasure of chatting to Bamidele Seun Owoola, a 24-year-old entrepreneur living in London, about her entrepreneurial journey and the impact she is making on the African continent.

How to Bounce Forward After Trauma

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Michaela Haas

Most people have heard of posttraumatic stress. Yet, beyond the medical community, few are aware of the evidence of posttraumatic growth.

A Friendly Reminder That Divorced Women Need Casseroles Too

Shari Lifland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Shari Lifland

When my husband and I first separated, I made a point of regularly posting pictures of myself on social media showing how fabulous my newly single life was. However, the real story was that I wasn't doing very well.

The Anatomy of a Goodbye

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

My friend's dad died in February. As the months went by I wondered if his research on resilience had helped. Alex Lickerman is a doctor in Chicago and...

Don't Bully Proof Your Kids

Dr. G | Posted 08.06.2015 | Parents
Dr. G

Bullying isn't like polio, a once-in-a-lifetime illness that will either pass you by or cripple you. Bullying is more like a respiratory infection. Respiratory infections happen to almost everyone, and will happen lots of times in life.

5 Things Resilient People Say to Themselves

meQuilibrium | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Resilient people rewrite their habitual thoughts to be more supportive, realistic, and helpful. The great thing is that anyone can rewrite their thoughts; all it takes is practice. Here are five situations where resilient thoughts make all the difference in managing your stress.