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Courage on the 60 Freeway

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

You're driving on the freeway. A car in front of you bursts into flames and there are people inside. What do you do?

Leadership: Always for and Sometimes Within

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

It is a true ongoing test of a leader to stand always for and sometimes within their community, judging each moment and determining an appropriate response, acting with devotion and temerity, even and especially when it is uncomfortable.

Ted's Story: From Tragedy to New Beginnings

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

As a young man, Ted Wiard had an ideal life. He married his high school sweetheart, worked as a schoolteacher and tennis coach in his picturesque hometown of Taos, New Mexico, and became the father of two beautiful daughters. Suddenly, everything changed.

Make More Than a Resolution

Happiness Is Now | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Happiness Is Now

We all respond to crisis differently. Catastrophe strikes and some of us wallow in pity, others live in denial, while others handle it all with grace. Of course, if we're lucky enough to get through it, we all tend to go back to living life as if nothing ever happened. But perhaps this is the problem.

12 Photos Of Bravery To Remember The Struggles Fought In 2013

Posted 12.24.2013 | World

Courage comes in all shapes and sizes. You find it in the hearts of relief workers who help typhoon victims find shelter and food, in the hands of...

The 8 Bravest Things You Could Ever Say

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Everyone has had their moments of courage, when they stood up for what they knew was right or when they bucked the tide. Sometimes being brave is just a matter of overcoming long-held positions; it can take guts to do or say something you know won't be popular. Sometimes it takes courage to say things when you fear the repercussions. Here's my list of the eight bravest things I ever said:


Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice for those who hadn't, wouldn't or couldn't? Now that was terrifying.

DOs and DON'Ts: How To Talk To Your Child About Bullying

Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents

“They’re just words.” “It’ll only make you stronger.” “Just ignore it.” Chances are, these are the messages your child has received ...

Ping Pong Skills That Could Kill

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2013 | Weird News

Paddling knives instead of ping pong balls is a good idea ONLY if you are part of the Swedish show Tumba Ping Pong. The group, comprised of DJ Coolman...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remembering 9/11

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.

LOOK: Asiana Flight Attendant's Heroic Rescue Of Passengers

Posted 07.12.2013 | Good News

The image of a flight attendant carrying people on her back away from Asiana Flight 214's smoldering remains are going viral, thanks to photos taken b...

How Criticism Can Change Your Life

Shayne Traviss | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Traviss

Every challenge in our lives presents us with a choice point, an opportunity to make the most suitable decision possible for our highest good. We can choose to react, which creates war or we can choose conscious action, which creates peace.

My Brain Injury Taught Me to Be Brave

Serena Lee | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Serena Lee

In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.

Embargo of Hope

Mike May | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Mike May

I heard a tragic story on NPR a few weeks back. This has been a work inspired by it.

Why Divorce Takes A Certain Kind Of Bravery

Monique Honaman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

We often think of our soldiers fighting wars overseas as being brave, or firefighters entering a burning building as being brave, or police officers knowingly confronting dangerous criminals as being brave

Beyoncé Again Brings Her 'A Game'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

When we are stuck in safety, we confuse the fatigue of simultaneously trying for and resisting our goals with the energy and effort that would otherwise be going powerfully toward achieving them.

WATCH: Former Sex Slave: 'I Just Want To Help' Others Escape

Daniel Littlewood | Posted 01.18.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Growing up in war-torn Cambodia and separated from her parents, a young Somaly Mam was easy prey for a human trafficker, who eventually brought her to...

The Legacy of Newtown

Candy Spelling | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Candy Spelling

With the last few days of the year quickly flying past, I think it's safe to say many of us are feeling a bit wistful, compiling a mental list of our regrets and resolutions for the New Year. Whatever our losses in 2012 or our fears in facing 2013, we have seen the bravery that is possible.

Lessons From Lincoln: See the Big Picture

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Not one of us will know the pressure that Lincoln did, but the lesson of taking a bird's eye view on our lives is priceless for overcoming fear and anxiety -- no matter how small the issue is.

With a Pen in My Hand, I Can

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 01.20.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I've seen what happens when you put a pen in a child's hand. It's like a match to the imagination. The beauty and bravery that come forth in poems is simply breathtaking.

Road Trip Tests A Boy's Bravery Without Mom -- Or His Teddy | Carroll McKibben | Posted 09.05.2012 | Healthy Living

A tottering old bus, something of a chicken coop on wheels, screeched to a stop where I waited hand-in-hand with my mother. I was about to take my fir...

LISTEN: Teaching Your Children Bravery | The Brian Lehrer Show | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Donna Pincus, director of the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at Boston University and the author of "Growing Up Brave: Expert...

Lessons In Fearlessness: 'Courage Can Be Learned'

Phil Stutz, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Stutz, M.D.

Like the rest of us, therapists tend to see courage as some sort of mythic power, existing only in heroes who are beyond human fear. Heroes like that exist only in the movies. Real courage occurs in normal human beings -- people with the same fears we all have.

Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Yes, we communicate via Facebook. The Jacksons fought through the press, we talk through Facebook.

'Game of Thrones' and True Bravery

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

Fear can be extremely negative. Fear keeps us from living our dreams, makes us scared of people who are different, creating war and racism. It lies to us about our potential. We want to be fearless, right?