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Taking Risks

Going Against the Flow: Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.16.2015 | College
Charu Sharma

Lynn Pasquerella is the President of Mount Holyoke College, the first institution in the U.S. to grant women college degrees. President Pasquerella is a 1980 Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College and earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1985 from Brown University.

Coming Out When You're in the Biggest 'Bro' Frat on Campus

Kevin Coop | Posted 07.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Coop

I was a closeted 18-year-old in the midst of pledging the biggest 'bro' fraternity on campus. Now what?

The 5 Most Valuable Life Lessons I Learned As A Hospice Social Worker

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

For six years, I had the amazing gift of being able to experience with people their final days and weeks. As a hospice social worker, I got a front row seat into the lives of those precious souls. Everyone's story was different, but each held common threads and similar regrets.

How Unexpected Reminders Can Change Your Life

Nancy Lang | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

Reality bites sometimes, yes. It can derail our dreams and aspirations, but whatever it is that drives us will not and cannot be ignored. We cannot lose faith that it is possible to get back on track with love and with life.

Let's Make Some Mistakes Today

Ed Gutman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Ed Gutman

You can't make mistakes if you don't try, much less make better ones. I've spent parts of the last year being overly cautious in what I choose to do next, wondering if the things I do are better than the last -- enough so that it occasionally paralyzes me in my steps. I'm done with that.

What It Really Takes To Be Happy

Alison Chrun | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Alison Chrun

I chose happiness. I fought for it, risked everything, cried, beat myself up and doubted myself. I failed, re-routed my plans time and time again, felt crazy and finally for the first time, I felt alive. I began living, passionately. Happiness didn't find me. I found happiness by answering these seven questions.

Going Against the Flow: Matt Crampton, Cofounder and CTO of Gigwalk

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.15.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Matt Crampton is the Cofounder and CTO of Gigwalk. He originally founded Gigwalk to create a marketplace to help businesses mobilize people to get wor...

Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

Charu Sharma | Posted 05.04.2015 | New York
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Newby is Crimson Hexagon's CEO. She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.

Going Against the Flow: Robby Stein, Head of Product Management for Video at Yahoo!

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Robby Stein is currently Senior Director of Product Management for Yahoo!, where he leads product efforts for video out of Yahoo's New York City office.

10 Tips For Leadership When You're Not The Boss

| Suzanne Lucas | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

When founders and CEOs look to hire and promote managers, they want people who exhibit leadership. But how can you exhibit leadership if you're stuck ...

Online Safety Redefined: The 3 Key Elements

Stephen Balkam | Posted 03.13.2015 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

Online safety has come of age. Kids now create the content we used to try and keep them away from and they do it with immensely powerful devices they carry around with them in their pockets. So it behooves us to take a step back and ask ourselves what we mean by online safety in 2015

I'm Finally OK With Letting Myself Be 'Uncomfortable'

Allison Lantagne | Posted 03.10.2015 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

Trying to shield others from our vulnerability is a disservice to ourselves and those around us. Being uncomfortable is a part of the human experience, and it's not something we should have to hide.

5 Ways to Live Fearlessly in the New Year

Fauzia Burke | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

It's important to view setbacks as just that -- setbacks. It's not a sign from the universe that you should change direction or give up. Failing doesn't mean you are a failure. Whether it's a failure, a setback or a misstep, view it as an opportunity to learn and to be wiser in the future.

The Kind Of Risks That Are Really Worth Taking

Leena Khan | Posted 02.28.2015 | Teen
Leena Khan

With a deep breath, I erased those doubts. It was time to take the risk, to live life to its fullest and with no regrets.

Need Help With a Transition? Get an Accessory!

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

Next time you are feeling stuck, like you need a change but you are not sure how to do it, look to an accessory. True to its definition, it may be just the thing that contributes to the process of making your life more useful, versatile or attractive. And maybe a little more fun in the process.

Who Has Your Back?

Janet M. Neal | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

I know that my growing up in a secure environment has helped me feel confident enough to take risks in my life. But I am well beyond the days where I look to my parents for that security.

Aloha Also Means Goodbye

Quarterlette | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Quarterlette

I said goodbye to one life and hello to another, a chapter that has yet to be written. And in the spirit of change, I was equal parts scared and excited, an intoxicating elixir of emotions that carried me across the threshold as I reinvented myself in a transformational year.

6 Risks You Won't Regret Taking

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living

In a TED talk on the benefits of vulnerability, author and researcher Brené Brown offers this one simple truth for the next time you're hesitant to o...

5 Huge Risks With Huge Payoffs You Should Definitely Take Before You Die

| Jeff Haden | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business

What is the one thing we all have more than enough of? Regret. Someday we'll all look back and think, "What if? What if I had only done that.. o...

Fear Of Falling: Getting Older And What That Means For Taking Risks

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Sarah Jacobs

The truth is, I'm kinda scared shitless. But worry never changed an outcome. And while fear is a main character in life (as is failure), it informed the plot much more when I was young and it made decisions for me.

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

Chasing a Dream

S. L. Young | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
S. L. Young

My writing journey started a little over two years ago by having a willingness to publicly risk myself. Over the last year, I've learned that achieving a dream starts with an idea, builds with a desire, increases with taking chances, and is achieved through commitment.

Christian Restaurant Owner Makes Leap Of Faith By Letting Customers Name Their Price

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion

Some say faith can move mountains. According to one North Carolina restaurant owner, it can help pay the bills, too. Dana Parris, owner of Gaston...

6 Reasons To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us think of the "comfort zone" as a relic of '80s motivational psychology and a tag line on cheesy corporate "reach for success" posters. But ...

On the Edge of the Precipice: Can I Surrender to the Flow?

Heather Martin | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

The destination was my future unfolding into the path I had to forge for myself. There was no guarantee, there was no rule book, but there was the shear satisfaction I had of knowing I was trying to live the life I had always wanted to.