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What My Pit Bull Rescue Taught Me About Unconditional Love

Jeanette Sampley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Divorce
Jeanette Sampley

Nahla, my beautiful pitbull rescue, has taught me more about love, happiness, and loyalty in the past year than my husband ever did. She is fiercely kind, comforting, and forgiving -- everything I could ever want in a spouse.

The Great Nemesis I Encountered Just Before My 50th Birthday

Neal Wooten | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Neal Wooten

Okay, I won't actually be 50 until August, but I've always done things a little faster than most. I skipped T-ball and went straight to Farm League. I graduated high school at 17. I was the first one from my high school to win a first-place math trophy, and the first to bench press 450 pounds.

Medical Research Suggests You Might Be Able to Think Your Way Back to Strength

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Years ago -- freshman year of college, to be exact -- I had shoulder surgery. The recovery process was long, tedious and, at times, painful. After nea...

How Being a Mountain Guide Prepared Me To Be a Parent

Louise Storm | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Being a parent means you outfit yourself with the right kid paraphernalia so you're prepared for anything. How well our diaper bag has been packed can determine the success or failure of any outing.

6 Ways to Immediately Deal With Criticism

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Criticism. It happens to the best of us. And strangely, it often happens to people with the most integrity. Criticism. Harsh. Cold. Even surprisin...

Don't Call Me 'The Cutest Weightlifter'

Ravishly | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Four years ago, I not only entered the national weightlifting scene, I also crossed the threshold into the land of the Internet. GIFs and memes captured my most unflattering movements, Tumblr artists offered their best renditions of me.

Hello Younger Me! Want Some Good Advice? Please Yourself First!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

I want to take that young woman, the younger self who was so eager to be liked that she lost a part of herself, gently by the hand and tell her that pleasing yourself first is so much more important than pleasing others. You place so little value on your own being when you live to please others. And you lose a very precious thing in the bargain; your voice and the right to an opinion.

Why 'Calm Is The New Strong'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

It goes without saying that the hardest part of meditation is letting your circling thoughts come and go -- especially the worrisome ones. But it's we...

7 Yoga Poses to Firm and Tone Glutes

Yoga Journal | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Yoga teacher Leslie Howard recommends this seen-pose sequence for a strong, balanced backside.

The Benefits of Using Your Strengths at Work

Susan Peppercorn | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Susan Peppercorn

As the field of positive psychology has focused more on looking at what works instead of what doesn't, increased attention is being paid to the benefits of strengths identification and development.

An Impenetrable Strength: Don't Underestimate Survivors of Trafficking

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth Corey

I am not special in the survivor community. But I think I needed to deal with the stress of the uncertainty by creating a reason that I was special, that I wouldn't fail. It made me feel safer.

AA: Anxiety About Anxiety

Pete Jones | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Pete Jones

There's a person who has to get pumped up every day to get through the day. There is a person like every one of you out there who has doubts, fears, questions and demands and that person is me.

Becoming Wonder Woman

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Caroline Giegerich

When I was eight years old, I rushed into the kitchen afflicted with a cut on my wrist. She cocked one eyebrow, looked down her glasses and calmly responded in her Southern drawl to the screaming child in front of her. "Well, you're not deaaaaad yet."

SSG Mike Harryman: Sniper/Veterans' Advocate, Miami, Florida, March 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 04.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

I am known to many as opposing the far too easy availability of guns in our world and for working to make a world where we have the ability to reso...

The Strength of a Woman! Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 04.02.2015 | Women
Eleni Makedonas

Awareness allows us to have choices and choices deliver freedom. I feel honored to have been asked to present this incredible depiction of a woman's struggle when faced with breast cancer and, what I am even more proud of is that this has been done solely in the name of awareness.

You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Justin Constantine | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Justin Constantine

Over the last eight years I have tried to lead from the front and serve as a role model to other wounded warriors. Not only does that ensure that I am pushing myself in the right direction, but it also motivates others around me.

Just Breathe

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

Dear Single Mama

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

Motherhood placed a child at the center of your broken heart, and it is with that overwhelming love for your child that you will find the strength to conquer these dark times.

What Does it Really Mean When People Lift Up Their Hands at Church?

Brooke Metz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Brooke Metz

The band's playing. Everyone's singing. Some people even have their hands lifted up in the air. If you've ever been to church, you probably know what I'm talking about. When I was younger, I thought the people waving their hands all over the place were kind of weird.

I Don't Know What I Would Have Been Without Auschwitz

Edith Eva Eger | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Edith Eva Eger

On our way to Auschwitz my mother said something I never forgot, she said: 'We don't know where we're going. We don't know what's going to happen. Just remember, no one can take away from you what you put here in your own mind.' My mother had the biggest impact on me.

Have You Heard of Sisterhood?

Nishma Shah | Posted 03.13.2015 | Women
Nishma Shah

This last week opened up the wounds I have been holding to for years. I must have kept most of it deep down! I just spent a week on a retreat with a group of warmhearted women all looking to excel in their business and personal life.

Unyielding Tenacity

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

I am learning not to allow the past events to fill me with fear, or the unknown of the future to fill me with trepidation, but to live for the beauty that is present in this very moment. Cystic fibrosis may be progressively present in my life, but it will not rule by fear. I will breathe bravely: continually renewed by the strength and tenacity that live within, knowing I am never alone in this fight.

Tomorrow Is Another Day

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.23.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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How I Healed After A Pregnancy Loss

Andi Wickman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

As most of these stories go... in the beginning all was good. November 19, 2010 was the day it all turned horribly bad. I remember being super freaked out while driving with my husband to the 19th week ultrasound appointment. I shook it off as being normal and pushed my fear way down.