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The Plus Sized Thang

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Stacie Huckeba

I hate that there is even plus-sized versus regular-sized in the first place. It's one of the last acceptable forms of segregation and judgment. Yes, I said segregation. It's only been in the last couple of years that women over a size 14 were even allowed to shop with everyone else.

Ah... Autumn!

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

The bright rays of the sun wash over us beneath an idyllic blue sky, the crisp coolness of the air kisses our skin, the sweet smell of the season fi...

Release Attachments and Finally Become Free!

Erin Cox | Posted 10.24.2014 | Divorce
Erin Cox

Attachment is a basic human emotion. Think of the way a newborn becomes attached to her mother and those who love, feed, and care for her while she is...

Mile Markers

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

A marathon reminds us to be more selfless, to be the cheering crowd for those around us. Life is not all a competition of aggressiveness and speed to reach the next mile. There is only a personal best that truly matters. We all have our own pace that we know we want to keep, and it is the support that we give as well as feel that makes the run enjoyable.

8 Things To Remember When You're About To Judge Another Parent

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Just because we parent differently doesn't mean one of us is wrong. In the end, we all want what's best for our families, so why not support one another in that pursuit?

Grace

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

What if you made a point to recognize more love in your heart and life? What if you made a point to accept the moment as it is? If you do, I bet your moments of grace would increase tremendously.

A Moment Between Mothers

Wendy Cray Kaufman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Wendy Cray Kaufman

Someday, I will be the old woman in a parking lot who walks up to an overwhelmed mother juggling two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won't stay put.

A Letter To My Pre-Mom Self

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I am only two measly years ahead of you, but rest assured: I have learned more about motherhood in these past two years than I did in the 26 years leading up to that first positive pregnancy test.

Grit and Integrity

Sarah Walton | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Walton

I encourage you, and all of us, to make promises that we know are in our best interest. To be on time, to be where we say we're going to be...to show up for life. Because when we show up, the world inevitably meets us half way. And more often than not, it even produces magic.

In Defense of Beauty

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 09.28.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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 09.20.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Enthuse Your Way to Employee Buy-In

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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 09.08.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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.