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'Beauty After Breast Cancer': An Authentic, Breathtaking Look into the Lives of Survivors

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 02.09.2016 | Books
Samantha Matcovsky

Her book, Beauty After Breast Cancer, which was released in mid-November 2015, is a gorgeous coffee table book with 38 narratives accompanied by extraordinary images of breast cancer survivors. The authentic stories are uplifting and comprehensive, while possessing the vital information one needs to know after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

How To Officiate Your Best Friend's Wedding

Quora | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weddings
Quora

How Should I Prepare To Officiate My Friends' Wedding? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ans...

Splitting the Arrow: A New Book by Prem Rawat

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.29.2016 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

It has often been said that human beings are born without an instruction manual -- that we enter the world with just our belly button and breath, required to figure things out as we go along.

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

Kaavya Raman | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon she knows he ...

Meet Elise Kova

Kaavya Raman | Posted 01.18.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Independent authors are responsible for several aspects of their career. From interacting with fans to promoting new books, indie authors work as hard as they can to establish their presence in the writing community. A notable paradigm is Elise Kova, author of the Air Awakens series.

I'm An Immigrant And This Is My Truth

Tamara Holder | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Tamara Holder

You see, the immigration process for legal immigrants can be tough. That's nothing new. However, what's more tragic is the lack of attention to details of some organizations who sign up for the task of educating those who choose to come to the United States. It's not the government's fault. It's people not doing their jobs.

Hermes' Seven Secrets

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 01.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

There appear to be seven axioms guiding curriculum at the ancient Mystery Schools in Egypt. These principles are credited to an ancient magus by the n...

Storytelling Is the Trojan Horse of Wisdom

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.27.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Most people, sometime in their life, enter into a period of seeking. The language they use to describe their quest may be different, but the intention is the same -- to tap into a higher dimension of knowing and become self-realized.

The Equality of Stories

William Kenower | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
William Kenower

Telling a story was like creating a game where everybody won. The audience became whomever the story was about, whether it was a man or a woman, black or white, elf or dwarf. Though I did not love all stories equally, all stories offered an equal invitation to every reader.

Doors: The Gateway to Reinvention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.07.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Doors - they hold the promise of something new, curiosity, adventure, fresh starts, mystery. They all stand just on the other side of that door. So close yet so far away. Bringing two worlds together, yet part of the same. Inches apart yet so divided.

Why Tell Stories?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

In the last 60 seconds, here's what happened: 168 million emails were sent, 700,000 Google searches were launched, and 60 hours of YouTube videos we...

For Human Survival, We Must Rise Above Our Tribal Mindset

Homaira Kabir | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Homaira Kabir

Most of the time, we live atop icebergs, blissfully unaware of the mass of subconscious biases that charter our course in life. Sometimes, something happens, perhaps a remark or an incidence that gives us a chance for reckoning.

'I'm Not Good Enough' Said SpongeBob, Never!

Shandra Carlson | Posted 11.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shandra Carlson

Sponge Bob's got it figured out, man. He soaks it all in, processes it, and then squeezes out what doesn't work for him. He doesn't beat around the ...

The Weirdest Things People Have Ordered At Fast-Food Drive-Thrus

Thrillist | Posted 11.24.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

If you're a waiter or bartender, you've seen your fair share of horrors. But the brave souls manning the headset at fast-food chains aren't any safer, even if they have a wall separating them from the customers.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXXVII - The Body of the Bar

Alan Black | Posted 11.18.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. George left his liver.

No, Hate, You Cannot Have Paris

Flynn Coleman | Posted 11.15.2015 | World
Flynn Coleman

I have lived some of the greatest days of my life in Paris. I have loved there, had some of the most profound love story moments of my life there. That is Paris, for me, and for many others. So hate, you cannot have Paris.

Turn Your Life Into the Best Story You've Ever Read

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

As I contemplate the next steps I wish to take in my own personal journey, my own beautifully messy detour, I find myself wondering how to best share my story and have it help others.

So I Went on a Yoga Retreat

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Yes, yoga retreats. They get a bad rap at times in the yoga world. Expensive, bougie, inaccessible. I'm so clear that retreats are not a luxury but...

Running in Heels

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

A friend of mine recently referred to me as the "CEO of Running in Heels magazine" -- I laughed, thought it was cute and clever, and then realized what it really meant.

Moving From Stories to a Positive Reality

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

No one can be sure of what the future will bring. Know what you want from a situation, consider what you are willing to accept, and be willing to walk away from anything less. After all, life typically has something else in store for us, even when we least expect it.

Discouraged? You Are Not Alone.

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Talking to ourselves sounds foolish but it most certainly isn't. We all have conversations in our heads. We tell ourselves stories -- truth or lies -- and we believe them. How do we manage to overcome it so it doesn't suck us into the vortex of hopelessness?

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'Your History Is Whatever You Choose To Tell'

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

Everybody in my family is a talented storyteller. We can't play team sports, we have a tiny little problem with drinking and we're all pret...

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

What Books Do Authors Read? Surprise!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Ever wonder what authors read? It's not always someone who is well-known. Of course, reader recognition is the goal of all authors. Getting your name and your work to be known is a must.