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Oprah, Are You Listening?

Melanie Young | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

When people say you should be doing this or that, how does it make you feel? Do you take it as a compliment or criticism or neither? And how do you respond?

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

The Overachiever's Guide to Junior Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 08.26.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

Identify a second faculty mentor for research. Meet at least once a semester with both of your faculty mentors to explore research opportunities, including paid summer experiences. Also, if you plan on applying to graduate school, request letters of recommendation.

What Greek Dancing Can Teach Us About Life

Michael Neill | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Worst case, we enjoy the journey. Best case, we enjoy the journey and arrive at some fun and interesting places. Either way, we are having fun, learning heaps, and dancing each day from a place of comfort and well-being inside us.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

4 Things We Must Change to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.

The 7 Magic Steps of Achievement

Honoree Corder | Posted 09.17.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

There are simple yet not-so-easy steps that can accelerate you on your quest for achievement. In fact, when you "have your act together" you can by-pass all of the folks who are showing up without a plan, hoping for success, all while living mostly in reaction.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

The Children We Mean to Raise

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

The problem, based on our observations of and conversations with parents, seems to be that the volume and power of messages that prioritize achievement and happiness are drowning out whatever messages we send about the importance of caring and responsibility for others.

Why Do So Many Youths Today End Up Struggling in Life?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Joseph W. Gauld

We parents, along with our schools, are providing our youth with the weakest preparation for life that I've ever seen.

No More Excuses. Reaching Your Goals Can Be Easy

Emily Williams | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

Is there something you've been talking about, thinking about or even dreaming about, yet you never seem to actually do it?! I promise there's nothing wrong with you; however, there's no reason for you to stay stuck. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you finally make "it" happen.

Speak Softly & Carry a Big Stick: Fail Forward, Quickly.

Seun Oyewole | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

Milennials have come to fear failure like a dead phone battery, and tend to stray away from bold circumstances worrying that our missteps may discredit our prior accolades.

11 Traits That Block Success for High-Achievers

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

For as long as I can remember, I have been driven and achievement-oriented. It started when I was six, playing tee-ball for the first time. I got a ...

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

How Good Can You Stand It?

Allan Hunkin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Allan Hunkin

What is your current level of self-esteem? Is it helping or hindering you in moving you closer to your goals and dreams? People often use the words "...

5 Easy Steps to Turn Your Vision into Your Reality

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

As a small business owner, no doubt you have a vision for your business. To launch any new business endeavor takes vision, focus, determination, persistence, and a ton of perspiration.

Don't Quit

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Helane Fronek, M.D.

As we work toward a new goal or competence, it can be daunting and discouraging if we only focus on what we still don't know or have yet to master. Periodically it helps to turn around and look back at where we came from. What have we learned so far -- about the task, the obstacles, and ourselves?

8 Steps to Parenting the Art of Dreaming Big

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Resilience is fundamental to success. It helps us to adapt and become independent and self-confident.

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.

What to Do About the Cranky, Miserable People Around You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.

Six Degrees of Education

Melanie Young | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Melanie Young

This month around the nation, dignitaries and celebrities are sharing words of wisdom with eager graduates at high school, college, and university commencements. I am still waiting for my invitation to speak. But, if I were asked, here is an abbreviated version of what I would say. I call it "Six Degrees of Education."

A Tale of Two Kindergartens -- Well, Three Now That I Think About It

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

In conversations about education, there is a lot of talk about "higher expectations," and it isn't always clear what that means. But in the last few ...

Stairs!

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Paula H. Noe

I am very happy to be back in Florence, which for me is a vibrant, dense and welcoming city. Moving was, once again, very challenging, and it involve...

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.