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Wilmer Valderrama Shares His Difficult And Inspiring Immigrant Story

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Wilmer Valderrama hasn't forgotten the struggles he and his family faced when they first arrived to the United States more than 20 years ago. "We im...

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

The Remarkable Rise, Fall and Rise Again Story of The Chief Storyteller at SAP, Julie Roehm

Karthik Rajan | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Karthik Rajan

"Julie, we are moving again," her father echoed those words every few years of her school life. Most kids would have found the regular school change...

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

The Search for Identity

Maria X. Liu | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

As we continue to digitalize our presence, our "self" moves further into a digital space. We are struggling to define ourselves in a space that doesn't exist, it is overwhelming.

Showing Up: Essential Keys to Unlock Extraordinary Doors

Roz A. Gee | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Roz A. Gee

In the world of personal and professional development, you could often hear the phrase, "those that show up, go up."

How to Share Your Story for Mental Health Month

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Amy Oestreicher

How will you take care of YOU this month? (And every month?)

The Double Vision of Blind Faith

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Faith is blind when we believe in something unseen without any or sufficient evidence. Underlying many of our actions is our belief that it will lead ...

Everyone Has a Story

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I'm sitting in the airport terminal with my husband and three kids, all of whom are anxiously awaiting our Disney vacation. We've only had this adventure scheduled for eight months and have been counting down with my phone app. Don't think we weren't happy when we hit single digits.

Sex, Power, & Money: Taking Neo's Red Pill

Riane Eisler | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Riane Eisler

Western civilization is rethinking sex, power, and money. But, as in the movie "The Matrix," most people still choose the blue pill rather than the re...

3 Insider Tricks To Successfully Pitch To The Media

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Catriona Pollard

The purpose of pitching media angles is to gain the attention of a journalist in the hopes your story will be published. There are many approaches you...

A Pretty Picture Conceals the Story of Birth and Death

Karen Sikie | Posted 03.25.2016 | Arts
Karen Sikie

The absolute beauty of Mother Nature is undeniable. Her majesty and scope are breathtaking, but she has a gnarly underbelly. This thorny realm is intertwined with and feeds the beauty that we see.

4 Activities To Inspire Awe

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Awe isn't always a comforting feeling -- sometimes it can be downright frightening -- but it's a powerful way to cut through the monotony and see things in a new light. We hope that the awe exercises on Greater Good in Action will be a useful starting point as you aspire to make your life more "awesome."

Lizzie Velasquez On How She Turned Others' Hate Into Self-Love

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.17.2016 | Latino Voices

Lizzie Valasquez was just 17 years old when she found a video online naming her "The World's Ugliest Woman." It was a day, she told The Huffington Pos...

The Moment You're in Is the Story We Need

Ashley Abramson | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Abramson

Seven years ago I graduated with an English degree and hours later moved across the country (talk about literary). With a suitcase stuffed full of old...

10 Ways Theatre Proves We're Capable of Anything

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Amy Oestreicher

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou I don't have a story you hear every day.  For a while, it wa...

How a Ghost's Evidence Convicted a Murderer

Garry Rodgers | Posted 02.19.2016 | Crime
Garry Rodgers

I'd love to go back in time and be a fly on the wall during that deliberation. What they discussed in that sequestered room has long gone to the grave, but I find Mary Jane Heaster's testimony about Zona's fractured vertebrae to be downright spooky.

Primaries: The Cereal Aisle of American Politics

Mike Bonifer | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Let the voters vote! Most of us aren't going to change our political positions or our voting decisions between now and November.

The Gift that Travels a Thousand Miles

Melissa Curry | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Melissa Curry

Somewhere above the clouds midway across the Atlantic Ocean, flying to Miami with Virgin, I had an epiphany. The little Bar of Success, now available ...

I'm An Introvert, And It Makes Me A Better Journalist

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com A version of this story was first posted on the blog Ninja Journalism. When I say I’m a reporter, the lo...

There Is No Reality, Only Perception With Your Career Brand

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

As a career development and executive coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their unique professional brand and why it matters. It's time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals and tell your authentic professional story.

Over-sharing? Or My Special Needs Son's Soundtrack?

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

There is an ongoing debate in the online special needs community about over-sharing. Are we mom and dad bloggers stepping over the line when we share stories and details about our kids and their special needs? It's a heated debate, a thing, a downright brouhaha.

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Kaavya Raman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, has released a book based on Chinese folklore. Soundless focuses on a young girl named Fei (a rising artist) and the world she lives in.

Unfinished Thoughts

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

In a way, these half-written blogs and unfinished reflections sum up the past six months pretty well: a collection of emotions and experiences with few clear ends or answers, with dangling ellipses and uncertain next chapters.

'Star Wars': Modern Myth or Tantalizing Submyth?

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2015 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

A submyth looks and acts like a myth and borrows stirring mythic themes and characters, but it lacks the transformative total involvement of authentic, living myth. However much it moves us, we leave its presence as spectators, knowing it to be fiction.