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Trying New Things

Why America's #1 Business Advantage is Being Ravaged by Cultural Shifts and Social Media

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

American business is fast paced, entrepreneurial and built on rugged individualism. While many nations have business cultures that run away from risk and avoid 'breaking new ground' at all costs, US business seeks them out almost like a moth is drawn to light.

Two Amazing Life-Changing Tips From Alzheimer's Patients

Noelle Nelson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

They taught me to appreciate the marvel that is every bit of our world i, ourselves included, and enjoy the astonishing, eye-popping, ever-engaging wonder of it all.

There Are Rules to Long Distance Dating -- East, West and the Middle

Candidly Kim | Posted 01.06.2017 | Women
Candidly Kim

Have you ever went out and mingled for a few and ran into to someone who was "oh so fine"? Of course you have! And the story goes: You all talked for a few, have a lot of things in common and come to find out, they don't even live in the city where you guys met.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Finish What You Start

Heather Gray | Posted 12.29.2016 | Business
Heather Gray

Get to know yourself. When are you most successful with completing things? What works for you? Are you more productive at a certain time of day? Are there things that you find particular motivating? Who are your cheerleaders? Who will hold you accountable?

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 08.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

You certainly do not need to restrict this mentality to vacation times. Committing yourself to new experiences, adventures, and intentional FUN does wonders for your body, mind, and spirit -- especially if you're someone like me who tends to keep this at the bottom of the to-do list.

Testing What

Francesca Milliken | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Francesca Milliken

I don't know how to identify myself. I can't say that I am a writer or an artist or any other neatly defined, entirely cohesive entity. But my writing belongs to me. When I listen to my words, I hear the sound of me. And if I look at all the words that are now outside of my head out there in the real world, sometimes I can even see "what" I am.

5 Important Reasons To Embrace A Little Adventure

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Where would we be without a little adventure? As Eleanor Roosevelt once stated, "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmo...

Companionable Cornfusion

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

I'm not sure what possessed me, but when a friend and I created an agenda for my visit to her home in Connecticut, I passed up regional theater in favor of negotiating a corn maze. It seemed like an interesting idea at the time.

Why I Took Up Boogie Boarding On My 50th Birthday

Candy Schulman | Posted 10.01.2014 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

I waited until the day before my 50th birthday to go boogie boarding. My plunge into extreme sports was my thirteen-year-old daughter's fault. She'd abandoned her boogie board to play beach volleyball, and I was losing interest in my book on this lovely beach. Suddenly I had an epiphany: I'd never boogie boarded in my life!

From Amsterdam to Paris

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

It was the last time I will be in the Netherlands for a while -- my year in Paris is nearly finished. This trip was more a last hurrah than anything -- and last hurrahs don't end by slinking back to the city with your tail between your legs. Last hurrahs end with hitchhiking.

Don't Just Spring Clean Your House -- Spring Clean Your Life

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

When you spring clean your house, you take stock of what you have, get rid of things you don't need, organize what is left, and clear space to bring in new things. You need to do these same things to spring clean your life. This means getting rid of things that no longer work for you.

Surfing the Spiritual Sport

Peg Samuel | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Peg Samuel

Over the last few years, I've taken up summer surfing in a major way. For me, it's an exhilarating and dangerous sport -- and a spiritual experience.

A Ritual Ties Past Lessons to Future Hopes

Suzette Standring | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

Try this unforgettable New Year's ritual that can tie past lessons to future hopes. Years ago my invitation read: A Gathering of the Goddesses The n...

The 5 Craziest Things I Tried In 2013

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Some days, I divide the world into people who go to a favorite restaurant and order the same dish each visit and those who listen to the waiter recite the chef's nightly specials and then actually try one of them. There is, of course, the group in-between: those who listen to the specials but knew from the time they made the reservation what they would be eating. At least they go through the motions of considering change.

Do What Works For You

Mike Robbins | Posted 02.11.2014 | Style
Mike Robbins

In the spirit of "doing what works for me" I decided to record my very first video blog post (a.k.a. "vlog") and instead of writing an actual article,...

Sometimes You Just Need to Get Lost

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

These seven exercises will strengthen your mental flexibility, prepare you be more resilient to change and help you be more successful at work (because nimble thinking is often rewarded). And frankly, maybe you'll have some fun doing things differently for a change.

Why the Cliche 'Try New Things' Is Sacred

Anthony Badami | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Badami

Disruption necessitates exploration and uncertainty, which means that "trying new things" is not merely a well-worn cliché but an urgent moral imperative. It is, it seems to me, sacred.

Flying Out of the Zone

Lisa Borchetta | Posted 04.02.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Borchetta

I was flying!!! And it was incredible. And in that moment -- I realized -- that I had to change how I saw myself -- because I had become one of those kinds of people who goes hang gliding.

From Proud New Yorker to Deliberately Texan: My One-year Transformation

Jayne Herring | Posted 01.21.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Jayne Herring

Physically I have changed. Of course I am most definitely wearing brighter colors, more make-up, longer and, yes, bigger hair, and higher heels than I ever thought I would or could -- at times, a conscious choice in a "if you can't beat 'em... " mindset, and sometimes I even surprise myself.

Trying Something New (WATCH)

Posted 11.09.2012 | Home

When I started MarloThomas.com, there were a few things I was sure I wanted to incorporate into the site, and one of them was comedy. I have discovere...

Why Surrendering to fear Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women
Emily Kaufman

The older I get, the more I want to challenge myself to push through fear and not allow it to interfere with my life.

WATCH: Confronting My Fear Of Snakes

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Emily Kaufman

My dad and I share a real fear of snakes. In fact, he still tells the story about how disappointed he was in himself as a young boy because in order to get a Boy Scout merit badge, he had to hold a snake... and he just couldn't bring himself to do it.

'I'm Trying 49 New Things Before I Turn 50': One Woman's Genius Challenge

Emily Kaufman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Emily Kaufman

All of these new experiences produce fear. If I didn't feel afraid of trying some of this stuff, I would really be nuts. Fear lets me know that this is real, and there are consequences, and I am alive. Feeling the fear is a good part of this journey.

That Stupid Feeling

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I hate feeling stupid. But we've all been there: That Stupid Feeling that comes when we should know what we are doing and we don't. Or worse, when we ...

Why Do We Stop Saying 'Yes' To New Experiences?

Linda Durnell | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When we are asked to be spontaneous, it can bring up a host of anxieties related to loss of control or the fear of the unknown. But we do not have to keep our lives small to be safe.