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The View From My Father's Shoulders

Bethany Meyer | Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty
Bethany Meyer

I learned to dance... because he offered me the tops of his shoes and his two gentle hands. I learned to get dirty... because he encouraged me to c...

Honor, Courage, and Character

Ann Tran | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Ann Tran

This and every Father's Day, in addition to remembering my own father, I choose to honor my American father, Colonel Bill Ochs.

Slaying Emotional Vampires

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

It is easy to understand the reactions of those who respond to the emotional vampires in their lives with umbrage, anger, ridicule and pain. Those feelings are real, but in choosing to nurture them we imprison ourselves.

Fearless Forgiveness

Ree Varcoe | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Modest acts of forgiveness can help you prepare for a day when you might need courage to help yourself, or someone else, move forward from tragedy.

Find Your Motivation

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

It's time to consider the rewards and the upside to pursuing your dreams... and be specific about what you can do to accomplish your goals.

Letting Your Fearless Flag Fly

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

Those of us who use our own life experiences as material are certainly no strangers to judgment. And that alone gives us the right to fly our fearless flags high.

What My 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Fear

Sarah Chang | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Sarah Chang

I don't profess to be fearless. In fact, I'm scared of a great many things.

Embracing Inclusion Banishes Fear

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

My own fears were not about the people I loved rejecting me. They were all fears about those outside of my immediate circle of trust and love.... In naming and befriending my fears, their power to confine and define me was deflated.

Pennsylvania Catholic Group Hosts Sports Camp To Help Gay Men Remain Celibate

Posted 05.24.2012 | Gay Voices

A Pennsylvania-based Catholic group will mark the holiday weekend by hosting an annual sports camp with the reported aim of helping men resist homosex...

Tackling Shame: 'Shame's Primary Power Is to Make Us Afraid of Being Vulnerable.' Part I

George Molho | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

The beauty of vulnerability is in its expression. Its power resides in embracing it. By being unafraid to be vulnerable you will shrink shame, make a feast of fear and starve insecurities.

Expressing How We Truly Feel Is Not Easy, But It's Worth It

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeanette Cajide

I have no problem expressing discontent, criticism, and opinions, but when it comes to expressing love, I will suffer quietly, in the corner, hoping the other person is gifted with telepathy.

Raising a Transgender Child: A Star is Born

Julie Ross | Posted 06.20.2012 | Parents
Julie Ross

Eight months ago, my 9-year-old son tearfully shared with me that his whole life, he had wanted to be a girl.

Living a Courageous Life

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

Trying to live a fearless life is to set yourself up for failure. Instead, set yourself up for success by working at living a courageous life.

Courage Goes to Work

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

I was intrigued by the notion of courage in the workplace, so I asked Bill Treasurer, author of Courage Goes to Work if he would sit down and have a conversation with me about courage at work.

Changing Your Life 'Inertia' Takes Courage

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Courage may be the single most important characteristic for changing your life inertia. Making a change requires risk and risk is scary because when you risk, you may fail.

The Reinvention Exchange: Courage, Focus, Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

The process of reinventing any aspect of our lives requires courage, focus and inspiration. Is it spiritual, a relationship, or your career that needs a little shaking up?

Courage, Character, and Reactions to Rush Limbaugh

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Character is not necessarily limited to extraordinary feats of daring or selflessness. Rather, character is also reflected in the everyday choices we make about how we live our lives.

Soul-Talk: Are You Courageous Or Just Self-Righteous?

Russell Bishop | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

True courage takes many forms, few of them characterized by bravado and none of them insensitive or unkind. That doesn't mean true courage can't appear to be insensitive or unkind

For the Interim Time...

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

I learn to trust that, much like the growth that takes place beneath the earth before a new shoot appears, movement and evolution may rumble below the surface before making an obvious appearance.

Unbinding Our Hearts: An Interview With Agapi Stassinopoulos

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

As we approach February and the theme of love, I know of no better way to begin what is coming in the next few weeks than to share an interview with someone well-versed in the affairs of the heart: Agapi Stassinopoulos.

Setting Goals: Which Path Do You Choose?

Nick Segal | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Nick Segal

For my part, I'm a big fan of defining my own dreams and realities and charting the course, for better or worse, to see if I can realize my desires.

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Good relationships don't just happen. I've discovered seven choices you can make that will not only improve your relationship, but can turn a failing relationship into a successful one.

The Three Most Important Words You Can Say (Or Hear)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

At the end of the day I believe that what we are all seeking is a deeper experience of both sides of love -- the giving of it and the receiving of it. And yet, at times we are our own worst enemies when it comes to the giving and receiving of love because we place too many conditions and qualifications on it.

Connecticut Archdiocese Plans Ministry To Counsel Gays, Lesbians Against Having Sex

Posted 01.05.2012 | Gay Voices

Although New England is generally considered one of the most liberal U.S. regions, one Connecticut-based archdiocese's take on the state's lesbian, ga...

Ten Ways Life Gets Better as We Get Older

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

Awareness of our mortality conveys immediacy in everything we do. We no longer squander our time, because time is the currency that has become more precious.