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Adversity

23 Things I Have Learned As A Little Person

Mathew Myers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Mathew Myers

I learned to have a thicker skin. I have learned how to tell the difference between innocent curiosity and a person who is intentionally being disrespectful. I have learned that every person and every day is beautifully different.

Adversity 'Becomes' You: Spiritual Life Coaching Blog

Patty Kogutek | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

Adversity becomes you, making you who you are, adding to your desirable qualities, building character. You grow stronger, more reliable, consistently resilient, and creatively resourceful. Your ability to overcome obstacles defines who you are.

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When a family faces challenging times -- illness, loss of a job, the end of the marriage, financial stress or a myriad of other problems life sometimes throws our way -- parenting can be even more difficult, especially when there is just not enough time, energy or resources.

The Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Hope of President Barack Obama

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

For Black History Month, we honor the lives of African Americans that worked diligently to create a better America in the name of equality. Though the...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Stop the Busyness and Smell the Roses

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Yes, I was still the same seated figure moving through a crowd in a motor-powered vehicle. Yes, all my physical limitations were just as they had been previously. But my mind, my soul, and my feelings became liberated.

LOOK: This Is What It Truly Means To Persevere

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

U.S. Ski Racing Star Mikaela Shiffrin Says It Best: Embrace Adversity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approaching, more attention is being paid to the sports that don't get the attention they deserve during the three years between quadrennial competition. One such sport is alpine ski racing.

The 2014 Banished Words List, On Steroids

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.03.2014 | Comedy
Chris Weigant

One has to indeed wonder if taking a selfie while you're twerking is even physically possible (at least, without the use of mirrors). I mean, is there a hashtag for #gotwerkyourself yet, out there in the Twittersphere? Or a fan base, for that matter?

New Study Says There's An Upside To Experiencing Hardship

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

Here's some good news for divorcés: new research suggests that people who have experienced hardships in the past savor things more in the present. ...

The New Face of Adversity

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

Adversity does not discriminate. It does not care about your race, religion, sexual orientation or net worth. It can happen to anyone at any time. No one is protected and no one is exempt.

The Model Definition Rethinking Beautiful Embracing Differerences

Mike Spradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mike Spradley

I had always been segregated from people who were different. But look at what is happening in today's society. The younger generations are friends with their classmates who are "different," and even making them prom queens and kings.

The Most Important Decision We Can Make

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

The point is that no matter how many times we fall, we can choose to get back up. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Manifesting Our Destiny With Imagination, Devotion and Courage

Faisal Hoque | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

We repeatedly find ourselves in stormy waters, strong tides, and facing fierce winds. But that elemental energy can be harnessed and converted into productive, sustainable, and positive relationships and outcomes.

Bad Times Mean Good Times Are Coming

Varda Epstein | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Varda Epstein

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen things are bad, I prefer to see them as they are. For, really, what good comes from following a trail you've been led to by self-invented lies of optimism?

An 'Ah-Ha' Moment that Led to Diversity

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

People are unique and it is that diversity that excites me. Too many times people fear what they don't know instead of noticing the opportunity to learn from it.

3 Ways Meditation Helps You Deal With Adversity

Jeanne Ball | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Ball

Meditation can be a tool that anchors us to the inner side of life, the side that is beyond the ups and downs of change, that is eternal, timeless and untouched.

The Gift Of Adversity

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.

How often have you heard people say, after sustaining a major trauma, "It was terrible at the time, but it turned out for the best?" Can this really be true, or are they kidding themselves? Was it really a change for the better or just a rationalization to make them feel better?

The Realization of Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

"I have had my invitation to the world's festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard. It was my part at thi...

Ramadan Reflection Day 9: Understanding Our Responses to Challenges

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

There is a sense of achievement that should stem from completing a day's fast during the intense heat and long hours of the Summer, but the process and challenge of the fast can yield much more than that.

Of Yodas And Yo-Yos

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.11.2013 | TED Weekends
Tamsin Smith

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's one thing to master oneself by overcoming fear, doubt, and insecurity. All mythical heroes must pass this threshold test. But BLACK takes it to the next level.

Hard Knocks: Tisha B'av

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

On Tisha B'av, we weep while recalling the most difficult moments in Jewish history. So how are we supposed to deal with adversity in our lives?

A Reminder That You're Capable Of Handling The Hard Stuff

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While I don't believe that we have to necessarily suffer and struggle in order to grow and evolve in life, one of the best things we can do when dealing with adversity or challenge is to look for the gifts and find the gold in the situation as much as possible.

Overcoming Emotions That Hold Us Back

Faisal Hoque | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Emotions are a natural part of being a human being, and controlling them doesn't mean becoming a drone. However, how well we control our emotions drives how we treat others and ourselves.