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.
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.
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.
My friend put her dream on hold because of financial concerns hoping that time and the right circumstances would eventually work in her favor. Her life and untimely departure from this world left an indelible impression on me to pursue my aspirations.
If you've known me for a while or followed along on social media, you know that we have a 30-year-old son with Down Syndrome. His name is Adam. And let me tell you something... that boy has taught me some of THE MOST POWERFUL life lessons over the years.
I've come to believe that parenting our kids is a lot like teaching them to ride a bike. It's a process. We begin by strapping them to us as infants and we do all the peddling. Eventually, we remove the training wheels -- and now our help is a tender balance of support and letting go.
If you can't seem to see the glass half-full, surround yourself with people that can. Find a supportive community; look for people with similar interests who understand you and will be able to provide you with the encouraging words you need to hear.
People often wonder aloud why other people choose to get up on stage at karaoke, or perform in front of other people in a play or give a speech at a fundraiser, and it's always difficult for me to see why it's so hard for them to understand.
Perhaps it was that unspoken solidarity, or the sentiment shared among thousands of heads that nodded when today's speakers recalled the challenges along their paths, or the not-so-great decisions they made that eventually brought them here today, that were the most meaningful statements of all.
Optimism has been shown to be an important part of good health and wellness. Without such sparks of inspiration or encouragement we can tend to forget that life can be more than just the daily grind of work and responsibility.
Last year, my daughter was apprehensive about starting kindergarten, and by apprehensive I mean she spent hours and hours sobbing. My efforts to console and calm her were met with no success, so I decided I'd have to bribe her by buying a nice little back-to-school gift.
At both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, The Huffington Post will again sponsor The Oasis, a sanctuary from the madness where delegates and journalists can take a break from the stress and rigors of political angst.