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The Alchemist

Dream Chaser's Guide To The Alchemist

Ronda Lee | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ronda Lee

The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. Then comes the fourth obstacle: the fear of realizing the dream for which we fought all our lives.

Why Do We Love Mysteries?

John David Mann | Posted 06.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John David Mann

It's a strange thing: most everything I write is nonfiction, but most everything I read is fiction. I suppose that's because reading isn't something I...

Inside Cisco's Secret Innovation Lab

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.11.2017 | Technology
Oliver Leung

Earlier last month, Cisco Systems was ranked 31st by the Boston Consulting Group's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2015. Although it may not be a ...

Opening 2016

Karen Henson Jones | Posted 01.04.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Karen Henson Jones

Reflecting on the past year, it's clear to me that my readers and friends -- and even myself -- are happy to leave it behind. The difficulties and the...

Don't Deny the Vision for Your Life!

Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse | Posted 12.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse

As we enter the final weeks of the year and you start getting ready for Christmas and holiday celebrations with your family, I want to take a little t...

10 Powerful Life Lessons from The Alchemist

Thai Nguyen | Posted 12.14.2016 | Home
Thai Nguyen

Image Credit: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history, with over 65 million copie...

The Oasis Within: The Story Behind the Story

Tom Morris | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Tom Morris

The Huffington Post has helped to create a new way of being a philosopher, and of looking at life philosophically. Let me explain. In February of 201...

An Open Letter to America's Class of 2015

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

While Commencement is a time of celebration and achievement, it is also a time when we can impart a final nugget of wisdom to all of our graduates. Here is what I would like to tell them.

Adam Bakri's 'Portrait Chinois': Discovering the Next Superstar, with Omar's Help...

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I asked Bakri to disclose a few things about himself, in the first person. Hidden within his answers is the key to his present and future success.

Paulo Coelho On The 'Real Alchemy' We All Possess

OWN | Posted 09.12.2014 | OWN

Before penning his first novel, Paulo Coelho was a young man with a dream to become a famous and respected author. Today, he is just that, with 31 boo...

The Only Question Paulo Coelho Thinks God Will Ask When We Die

OWN | Posted 09.11.2014 | OWN

As the author of the wildly popular spiritual novel The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho is often asked deep, profound questions. What's the meaning of life? W...

The Most Important Quality You Need To Be Spiritual

OWN | Posted 09.09.2014 | OWN

A strong connection with God, an aptitude for meditation, a total lack of ego -- these are just a few of the qualities many people assume they must fi...

The Inspiration Behind The Most Quoted Line From 'The Alchemist'

OWN | Posted 09.05.2014 | OWN

The Alchemist by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho holds the world record for the most-translated book by any living author. In the 25 years since it was ...

This Record-Breaking Bestseller Was Originally A Total Flop

OWN | Posted 09.04.2014 | OWN

In 1988, a little-known Brazilian author named Paulo Coelho published a book called The Alchemist, an allegory about a young shepherd in search of his...

The 7 Best Books for Getting Over a Breakup

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Some of the titles I suggest will surprise you. Only three of the books I recommended to her (and now to you) are "how to get over a breakup" books. The other four contain life-altering wisdom or inspiration that can be even more useful than specific techniques to ex your ex.

4 Obstacles to Fulfilling Your Dream

Sura | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Don't compare yourself with others. What you choose to do has nothing to do with others. When we follow what we love, we allow ourselves to be transformed in the struggle of our journey. We become the hero of our story, but we must give ourselves permission to discover our own inner excellence and channel it deeply and freely.

PHOTOS: Some Of Pharrell's Favorite Things

Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment

Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Quarterly to ship subscribers a few of his favorite things, sent in packages every few months. The first package,...

See Yourself Through Someone Else's Eyes

Intent | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living

At times, life catches up with us and  it becomes easy to forget to find time for moments of self-reflection. But it is important to remember that no human is an island. We can learn a lot about ourselves from the people we surround ourselves with and the relationships we foster.

A King Reclaiming His Kingdom: The Aleph by Paulo Coelho

Henry Freeman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home
Henry Freeman

Reading The Aleph is a bit like diving into Paulo Coelho's eyes and getting to know him better.

Art and Adventure: A Manifesto for Women and Grrrls

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

We as women and girls can't just demand more interesting and engaging female characters. We have waited too long already. We have to write the books and -- if necessary -- publish them ourselves.

PHOTOS: 10 Uplifting Books For Lonely Souls | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home

In response to Russ Marshalek’s excellent post on devastatingly sad books last week, we’ve decided to try and lift your spirits a little during th...

Fifty First (J)Dates: Alikewise: The Online Dating Equivalent to Wearing Glasses

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meredith Fineman

We're continuing on the journey/search for the expansive online dating saga, from JDate to Match to....books? I tried "Alikewise" (the name is sort of...

Paulo Coelho, Author of "The Alchemist", In Live Video Chat Today

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller "The Alchemist" is taking your questions in a live video chat today at 3pm Eastern. Please join u...

What The NYTimes Paperback Best Sellers Tell Us About Ourselves!

Eileen Stukane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eileen Stukane

Take a look at those capsule descriptions on the New York Times bestseller list. Without ever reading the books themselves, they tell a pretty funny story about our efforts to cope with what lies ahead.