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The Wound and the Gift

Mark Matousek | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

The Sanskrit word guru means "darkness to light." Anything that enlightens us is our guru. As we come to locate the strength in our weak parts, the gi...

A New Year's Lesson on Loving Ourselves from Child Heroes

John O'Leary | Posted 01.08.2016 | Good News
John O'Leary

Heroes aren't made in a mirror, they're made instead by allowing the inner beauty of their heart to reflect light to a world absolutely starved for it. Today, and as we move through this New Year, my challenge to us it to follow Alex's advice; to see ourselves as "just right." Let your inner beauty ignite hearts and reflect light into the world.

There's One Thing We All Can Do to End Domestic Violence

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

When a survivor is ready to seek help, a new set of obstacles arises: How will they support themselves financially? What will happen with family members? And, most immediate, how will they remove themselves safely from the situation?

Plane Crash Survivor: 'An Aura Was Leaving Their Bodies'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.06.2016 | OWN

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How to Use Business to Address Domestic Violence

Alexandra Ostrow | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Alexandra Ostrow

I first read about Meathead Movers in September when LA Weekly wrote about their free moving services to those fleeing domestic violence. As the founder of a corporate social responsibility and cause marketing firm, I was inspired. Curious about their program's origins and operations, I met with Aaron B. Steed, co-founder and CEO of Meathead Movers, while he was on a trip to NY.

And The Winner Of 'Survivor: Second Chance' Is ...

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

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Why Survivor Is Still Popular After Thirty Seasons

Quora | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

How has Survivor managed to last so long when so many other reality TV competitions have come and gone? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge s...

Why Does 'Survivor' Continue To, Well, Survive?

Aimee Chan | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment
Aimee Chan

Yes, after 31 seasons I am more obsessed than ever with the granddaddy of reality television shows. Long after giants like Idol have fallen, Jeff Probst is still out on a deserted beach somewhere, standing around painstakingly rustic looking props, filming a group of people competing to win a million dollars.

Why I'm the Captain of TEAM HEART 4 RICO

Plumfund | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact

Rico's health problems started in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. His doctors diagnosed him with a weak heart muscle (CHF) and an enlarged heart (cardio myopathy). After the initial diagnosis, his health gradually declined until 2009, when Rico fell into a coma and was hooked up to a ventilator for 30 days.

Time to Vote Ben Off the Island?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.06.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Every few months, a candidate is voted off the Island. By election time 2016, we've winnowed the field down to The Final Two. (What great ratings we're going to get for this one. Better than the Superbowl).

A Love Letter to Those That Are Here to Rise

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Gabriella Taylor

We are the women who may appear successful, well put together, attractive, happy and living good lives -- because we are. And we have earned it. What you don't see are the battle scars.

AMANZA - Ep.20

Spottoon | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

How would it feel to be suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 26? Crossing between a cancer patient who struggles to beat the disease and his virtual world in the forest where he seeks for the king of the desert, a touching story about the true meaning of life is brought to you.

Light Me Up: Chats With Bronze Radio Return's Chris Henderson, Steve Forbert, and Martin Turner, Plus a Slaughterhouse-Five/James Franco Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five gets the James Franco treatment on Audible Studio's audiobook version of the classic. Vonnegut's breakthrough masterpiece brought him international praise and cult status, and Franco's read personalizes the adventures of Billy Pilgrim with a mix of innocence and eventual world-weariness.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known About Life After Cancer

Kimberly Fink | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Fink

There are some things I wish I would have known; things that would have allowed me to see the possibility of the future without how it relates to the past me. These things would have allowed me to let today in, and tomorrow, and the next day. If I could go back to before cancer and tell myself what I didn't know I would feel, this is what I would say.

What Every Survivor of Sexual Trauma Needs to Know

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Awareness of the impact that trauma can have on an individual is spreading, however there is still a lot of misinformation and stigma that many survivors experience. Although everyone copes with trauma and the healing process differently, the following are some universal truths that I wish every survivor of sexual trauma could hear.

America's Favorite Reality Show...

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Tamara Jacobs

It's time for The Bachelor to move over. CNBC made its contribution to the hottest new reality series Wednesday night with The Candidate, better known as The National GOP Debate from Boulder, CO.

Jury Duty Notice Provoked My PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

The simple piece of paper with a jury summons notice was enough to erase every moment of healing I've accomplished since the then and now. This piece of paper made me want to flee the country that caused me so much damage, like I ended up doing in 2002 after my suicide attempt.

How to Launch a $100 Million Business Out of a Van.

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
Natalie Pace

After five years of being dead broke, of living out of a van, and yet another night of getting kicked off of a college campus without selling any t-shirts, most entrepreneurs would be ready to throw in the towel.

5 Life Lessons That Only Took Me 42 Years to Learn

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

It's been a rocky 42 years, but I am pleased to report life seems to be turning itself around. It wasn't for a lack of trying, because I have always been a scrapper. Rather, it was for a lack of understanding.

How Being Sick Has Made Me Stronger

Anna Snapp | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I know now, that I can stand on my own two feet and deliver my one woman show with confidence because I survived all of it.

What Does a Brown Skinned, Country Music Loving, Conservative Christian Have in Common with Lady Gaga?

Aysha Ives | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices
Aysha Ives

If I'm not really familiar with Gaga and our interests are probably quite different, what in the world could I possibly have in common with her? The commonality that links me and Lady Gaga is this: We were both raped. And we both seem to find some healing in the telling of our story.

Living In Fear That The 'Big C' Will Return To My Body

Honey Good | Posted 10.04.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

It's always something, darlings! Learning I had lung cancer and a melanoma in one phone call eight years ago was a real something, darlings! Did I survive my ordeal. Yes! Was it easy for me? No!

Survivor Frontman Says Kim Davis Can't Use 'Eye Of The Tiger'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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#IAmMoreThan My Scars

Shantonia Wayne | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Shantonia Wayne

I have always risen above my circumstances and my leg has never stopped me from pursuing my dreams, it may have slowed me down but never took my hope away.

An Open Letter To My Friends and Family: I Am Surviving

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

I want to tell you what it feels like to wake up in a bubble. To wake up and look around to find the world is far away and your pillow is not real, or not as real as it was when you went to sleep. When you thought to yourself, "Great day. No blips on the radar. Everything's alright."