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What Are Your Metaphors for Success?

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

How's that for a rich lesson? In real life, flexibility is synonymous with playfulness and open-mindedness. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." Sounds a lot like rigidity, if you ask me.

10 Years After The Iraq Invasion, We Are Still Morally Responsible For War

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

Unfortunately the Iraq War isn't over. Not only is the Iraqi insurgency still going strong and wreaking havoc, but the American veterans returned home from duty are still dying, still suffering, still looking to God for answers.

An Important Message For Anyone Looking To Grow Up

Charley Johnson | Posted 05.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

The propensity to get lost in what should have been or what might be one day is an escape from what is. Being present, being mindful, being intentional about what matters to you is a daunting task even without technology grabbing your attention like it is entitled.

What's Getting In The Way Of Your Passion?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Even a small step in the right direction can have a snowball effect in bringing you closer to the joyful, purposeful life you are meant to live. I hope you will make that small step today!

Top Three Ways to Move Through 'Stupid' to Stupendous

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women
Kathy Caprino

As a women's career and leadership coach, I work with hundreds of women each year helping them reclaim the direction of their lives and work, and find...

Trustee Leadership

Bruce Leslie | Posted 05.12.2013 | College
Bruce Leslie

Given the enormous changes, challenges and opportunities facing the entire educational industry and every individual college, a critical foundation of effective organizational stewardship that will foster the imperatives of change is harmony.

Reinvent Your Surroundings -- Be Open to New Colors, Shapes and Styles

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 05.11.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Pick a "project" -- a room, a closet, your wardrobe, your food habits -- and give it some serious focus. What can you do to bring change into your life?

An Urban Refugee's Dress on International Women's Day: Undocumented and Unafraid

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Given her life experiences, her most recent courageous move had more to do with her choice of attire: wearing her Congolese Kitenge openly in her neighborbood has been her way of "coming out" as a refugee in Tanzania and facing xenophobia head-on.

Keep Going

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Sue Shanahan

Harriet Tubman always remembered to ask for direction and then listen for the answer. The way was always made clear. What stands between me and that kind of guidance? Remembering to ask.

A Letter to My Nephew

Charley Johnson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

In 14 quick years, you'll enter high school. It might not seem "quick" to you, but trust me, 14 years is nothing. Regardless, don't sweat it. It will be fine. Even when it's not, even when the air feels so thick it is hard to breathe, know that you'll come out the other end and do great things.

Redefining Courage

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

When a friend spoke recently about doing one's duty and quoted Kipling, I was a bit jolted by the tone. I know the poem and believe in being dutiful, but I would not have spoken of myself as being called by a sense of duty.

An Edited Life

Charley Johnson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

Writing is just one manifestation of this tension, this nagging, lifelong struggle to be you or be perfect -- to live a messy, real, vulnerable life, or an edited one. In writing, you get to arrange things just so, like a museum curator piecing together the perfect exhibit.

Okay, Smartie

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

Besides referring to dancing, what "bust a move" means is get off your butt and go do something. So that's what I'm going to go do.

WATCH: Oprah: 'The Only Courage You Ever Need Is...'

Posted 02.01.2013 | OWN

In this clip from a recent episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," Oprah talks about the importance of setting goals and having dreams. "The only courage you ...

Why You Must Indulge In Your Friendships Today

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.03.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

When was the last time you gathered a group of your various close friends together? Just stopped the madness and everyday stuff and took a step back to enjoy the people in your life that you forget to make time for so you can rekindle that spark, a conversation, the interest and the escape.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - National Day of Courage on Rosa Parks' Birthday

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

The first Day of Courage is taking place on Monday, Feb. 4, which would have been Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. Rosa had courage in excess although she probably didn't realize it until the support for her rose up from multitudes of individuals.

To Do: Stop Dwelling On The Past (Here's Why)

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

It's important to honor and acknowledge your past, to tease lessons from the stories that make you, you. But at some point the past becomes a crutch, something to fall back on when you're uncomfortable in the present or fearful of the future.

'There's Courage in Trying' -- Especially in Midlife

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

When I ran into my own life crisis around age 49 -- a divorce and losing my job for the first time ever -- I took the time to sit and consider what I wanted more of in life. I decided I wanted more fun and meaning, but I did not realize at the time how much courage these goals would require.

Is Hollywood Really 'Courageous'?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

At this year's Golden Globe Awards, we couldn't escape hearing the word "courage" again and again. I'm a big movie and TV fan, and we all love a good awards show, but should we consider Sunday night's honorees examples of real courage?

The Faith Of A Mother Whose Son Was Trapped In A Cave

Guideposts | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion

"Pray that Logan has the strength to help lift himself out," he said. "That's the only way." Then he was gone.


Charley Johnson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

I learned that this struggle to break from a routine -- to find passion in what you do, to find your voice -- is something we all go through. There is something reassuring, beautiful even, in how human this is.

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.

Is Your New Year's Resolution a Thought or a Commitment?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 03.02.2013 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

How do you plan to approach the New Year? With all the good intentions of reinventing some part of your life and a huge commitment that in the back of your mind you just know you'll have a hard time sticking with?

A Lesson About Less

Ree Varcoe | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Life doesn't always work out just as we'd like, but I believe it does happen according to "some plan," whether grand or otherwise. The one thing we can do is remind ourselves to consciously work toward making it the best we can -- and let go of the little things that don't actually matter.

The Art of Putting Yourself Out There

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You can't control anybody -- all you can do is speak your truth and hope for the best. For you to be healthy and happy, to have a chance at getting what you want, you have to put yourself out there without the slightest idea of what will happen.