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The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.01.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Failure should not be a mark of shame, but a badge of honor showing the world that you are willing to try again. Here are some of my failure lessons that may help you navigate the next bump on your professional road.

Why Accepting Uncertainty Is The Key To A Meaningful Life

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Humbled, I've watched my courageous clients tolerate the uncertainty of what is to come and leap off the mountain without looking back. Some have found great success with their next steps, while others have not been as fortunate. If nothing else they now know that they can tolerate failure, they don't have to fear it. They jumped off the mountain and they survived.

Risky Business: Taking Risks in Pursuit of Your Passion

Pamela Barnes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Pamela Barnes

My advice to women who are either just starting their careers or contemplating making a career move is this: Bring your best skills to what you're passionate about.

Are You Sending Messages of Competence to Your Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.14.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Competence is the most neglected contributor to self-esteem. So much emphasis in the "self-esteem movement" that began in the 1970s was placed on ensu...

My Club Getaway Experience -- Friends, Adventures, Nature, Risk-Taking, Memories!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.26.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Here's to new adventures, good times, and stories to tell for years to come! Last summer, I found myself with two of my close friends at Club Getaway...

Have You Squandered Your Adult Life?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

If anyone walked by our table at the restaurant, they would most likely have noticed a very focused group of women fully engaged in an intense discussion.

Living in a Rut

Ree Varcoe | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Many people would have us believe that going through life as though on a well-worn path can promote apathy, boredom and even anxiety. There are oodles of books urging us to find the new us and step out of our comfort zones.

7 Reasons Why Women Should Take More Risks

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women

Women are not exactly known for taking risks. Especially in the wake of the economic recession, women's supposed restraint has even been lauded as stu...

Why I May Not Believe in Marriage

Robin Hoffman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Women
Robin Hoffman

It's entirely possible that my outlook could change in a half an hour or tomorrow or in three years. I might reach a point where it makes sense to me and also feels right, but there's no way I can know that now.

To Take a Risk Or Not?

Julia Landauer | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Julia Landauer

The benefits of risk-taking aren't just abstract ideas people hope for. Many great successes in our world come from people or groups taking risks. How do we know which risks are the right ones to take?

Mistakes

Neal Jenson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Just as important as understanding the impact of the mistake is knowing the cause of the mistake. If you ask whether someone has made a mistake or not, they are deceiving themselves if they say they have not.

Two Teen Trends: Are Our Teens Regressing?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have always thought that teen trends reflect their desire to look older and to try activities that may be more appropriate for a more mature individual. I guess I am wrong.

Singing My Own Tune

April Brucker | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
April Brucker

I am a singing telegram delivery girl. When I tell people about my occupation I get one of two questions. The first is, "Do they still have those?" The answer is yes.

You're Scared... Get Over It!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 07.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Oraefo

As the saying goes, if you want something you've never had, you must do something you've never done before. What have you not done before that you are willing to do to change your life?

Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?

Christine Gross-Loh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Christine Gross-Loh

Though parents around the world have the same goals, American parents like me (despite our very best intentions) have gotten it all backwards.

Want to Worry Less and Achieve More?

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

Your instincts and judgments are good. Pick your issues and go with what you believe is right. Once you make a decision, don't second-guess yourself. It's not a productive use of your energy.

On Embracing Change: Openness vs. Vulnerability

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

In October of last year, I was no longer able to deny a long-developing internal shift, and promptly left my rather high-powered career to figure out what my next passion was. Walking out of the office that day with no real plan, I'd never been more scared. Now, I've never been more liberated.

How To Live Without Regret In 2013

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Resolve today to live without regret. Don't wait for tomorrow, next week, or the new year. It is in our daily experiences that we discover who we are and what we can become. Own your own destiny and become who you were designed to be.

Nobel Laureates Reflect on Keeping America Innovative

Kathy Kemper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Kathy Kemper

We should be taking risks, the Nobels said, not avoiding them. We should be encouraging ideas from outside the established community, from diverse sources; we should accept failure as a necessary stepping stone to revolutionary progress.

Risk-Taking: 10 Books To Give You That Extra Push

Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Wayne Gretsky is often quoted for saying, "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." The man is right: In order to achieve our goals, we have...

Rahul Sood on the Toughest Thing and His Book Club Recommendations

Douglas Crets | Posted 12.31.2012 | Technology
Douglas Crets

"Great talent is hard to find, and it's even harder to keep. One way to keep great talent is to ensure your vision is clear, and the problem you're solving is real... if this is the case then you should be on a path to success."

A Lesson From Russia: Teach Your Kids to Quit

Karen Dukess | Posted 12.06.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

We stayed in Moscow for six years, years that we wouldn't have had if we each hadn't been bold enough to give up something good for the promise of something we thought would be better.

Is Juvenile Delinquency a Failure of Imagination?

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.03.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Over the years -- long before and after 1950s America -- experts have targeted everything from genes to poverty to poor parenting and worse teachers as the source of teenage misbehavior. Now comes a fresh idea from psychological science.

In Search of the Ideal Job

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Tarun Sakhrani

When it came to the fore that one of our colleagues had a "better" lifestyle than the rest of us, for about the same pay, it was interesting to watch everyone's behavior on the table: "Are there more openings in your company?"

Brilliant Women, It's Time to Leap

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

If we are going to help bring the world out of the mess it is in, brilliant women (that means you) need to leap.