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Encouragement

In Defense of Beauty

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

When we value beauty, not as something to be manufactured, but as something to be lived, then we are able to take it in, celebrate it and pass it on in a meaningful way.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

Impossible? - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Enthuse Your Way to Employee Buy-In

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A primary challenge for supervisors is to encourage others within their organization to go the extra mile and get the job done in a timely manner. In ...

3 Ways to Embrace Your Business and Workplace Fear

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

We all battle fear and nerves. Think of a time when you beat fear. You got the deal, aced the presentation or cracked the Rubix cube. You did the following in each of those cases:

Interview: Meet the Women Who Are Helping Mold the Stars of Tomorrow

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I was recently given the opportunity to conduct an interview with the founders of A-Team Studios, an artist development agency headquarted in Miami, Florida.

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.

Gen Z: How We Can Help Them Change the World

Jon Sundt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Jon Sundt

I've heard my peers refer to this upcoming generation as lazy, unsocial and completely dependent on technology; they have no drive, they have no grit. I don't buy it.

7 Steps to Effective Fathering

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

The role of father became marginalized as men moved their work from the farm to the factory. An availability and presence faded from the fields and the rap-around porches, as fathers picked up lunch pails in place of shovels and plows.

What Winston Churchill and Refrigerator Magnets Can Teach You About Getting Through Your Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 07.16.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Often, when you are going through a divorce, the road is so terrible that you feel you don't have it in you to take another step. But you have to, because if you stop, you'll only extend the amount of time you have to spend on that really crappy road.

8 Things Gay Guys Should Start Saying To Each Other (More Often)

Josh Hersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

There are so many gay men who treat other gay men with love and respect. I definitely want to acknowledge that. But we, as individual gay men, can make our lives and lives of other gay men even richer, pleasant, and vibrant by choosing our words wisely and speaking from the heart.

WATCH: Got Discouragement?

Brad Yates | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Feeling discouraged can really sap our energy... I hope this will help you feel more encouraged. If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial ...

Happiness Sprinklers Invade Street Corners in Search of Smiles (VIDEO)

HooplaHa | Posted 06.28.2014 | Good News
HooplaHa

With encouraging signs, free hugs, and endless smiles, check out all of the positivity that the "sprinklers" are spreading to make the world a happier place, one street corner at a time.

A Mother's Prayer Answered

Tenille Livingston | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment
Tenille Livingston

Tyler Perry, who has inspired audiences near and far since his debut in 1992, but even with all of his success he still remains humble and passionate about his work while continuing to wow his critics and turn heads in Hollywood.

The Gifted Speaker -- It's Not a Question

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

What does up-inflecting mean? It means you are ending your statements with a question mark. Why is that a problem? It's a problem because now you sound unsure. Furthermore, you are unsure even about your name.

My Life In One Single, Sensational Syllable

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

These are the good days, the glory days, the slow-as-molasses days. These are the fast years, the wonder years, the how-do-I-find-words years.

Happy Valentine's Day, Dad

Abby Draper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Good News
Abby Draper

Some have even dubbed it a "movie-like" relationship as it seems to be rare for a father and daughter to be so close. There are many reasons I am grateful to you, but in honor of a day set aside for celebrating love, I wanted to thank you for a few.

A Love Letter To All The Tired Mamas Everywhere

Lisa-Jo Baker | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Lisa-Jo Baker

I love that you now live in a house instead of a museum, that you have a rating system for the pain of stepping on Legos and still fight the good fight to get them to put the toilet seat down.

These Road Signs Will Give You The Direction You Need To Keep Going

Posted 01.24.2014 | 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...

It May Be Cold, But These Snow Messages Will Warm Your Heart

Posted 01.23.2014 | 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...

On Keeping the Faith

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Parenting is tough. Being married is tough. Running a household -- whether solo or with a partner -- is hard work. But I believe that I was created to do exactly what I'm doing right now. And so were you.

Change Your Shoes and Create Change... Thank You, Nelson Mandela

Kathy Andersen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Kathy Andersen

Nelson Mandela's passing is filled with so many lessons for humanity, and for each of us individually.

5 Lessons Learned From A Very Unlikely Source

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Virtues are our moral duties to each other and to ourselves. And as with any other precious element of life, virtues must be shared to be felt. Extend your highest virtues, your greatest parts of your self, and gift them to the world to feel them grow in your heart.

Yes to the Curves

Shaun Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Shaun Ross

As a male model I have always wondered about the taboo of fitness that the female model Industry holds. I have always wanted to know the stories or the truths (behind the scenes drama) to a female model"s life when it comes to looking your best.

3 Reminders for Times You Feel Stuck and Unmotivated

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

What you tell yourself has a powerful effect on what you set out to do. Talking to yourself productively by releasing the guilt, shame and frustration from your mental chatter is a great base for clarifying and accomplishing your goals.