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Following Your Dreams

Thinking About Following Your Dream? Just Double Up on Your Lexapro (Part 2)

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

When I told my wife, Caron, that I wanted to start a chocolate factory and quit my law practice she looked at me calmly, lovingly and asked, "Can't you just double up on your Lexapro?" "No," I said "it's not that simple.

Follow Your Dream or It Just Might Kill You (Part 1)

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

I liked all chocolate, basically never met a dessert I didn't like. I was not a connoisseur of anything, did not know how to manufacture or fix anything, beyond a paper jam in our copier. But, I went for it.

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of Magical Thinking

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Life is not fair. Fear is cheap. Our dreams are what keep us going through the cruelty, darkness and soft bigotry of lowered expectations that is, unfortunately, all too much a part of our daily lives.

Oprah Dreams Do Come True

Emily Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

In September, my father-in-law is making my dream of being in the same room with Oprah come true. But more importantly, he has taught me the power of sharing my purpose with the world.

3 Magic Things: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 06.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

Heed the words of business philosopher Jim Rohn, make small changes, with consistency and you can change your life. I know, because I'm living it.

Realizing Dreams

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Megan McDonough

Whether you're leading a Fortune 500 company, a mom-and-pop store, or an entrepreneurial start-up, realizing personal and organizational dreams can raise (instead of sacrifice) your whole person well-being.

Seven Lessons I Have Learned From The Dying

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

There is wisdom that comes when a person faces his or her own mortality. The best way to honor the lives that we have lost is to learn from them and make our own lives even better.

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Keep on Truckin'

Heather Martin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

How many of us in our 30s, 40s, 50s, or even 20s, think that we have hopelessly lost our way? I certainly hope it doesn't take me until 60 to live a defining moment, but if it does, I would rather spend my life pursuing my passion than settle for something that is less than what I want.

College Bound: Changing Lives Through Education

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As grown-ups, we forget the power that we have to influence the adolescents that look up to us. We sit behind our televisions or computers and complain about the state of young America. However, we rarely lift a finger to change the existing condition or make a real difference.

It's Impossible!

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Karen Fitzgerald

So, I'm outing myself here. Here is my impossible dream: I want to inspire people, with the coaching, the shows, with every gift and talent I have

How To Overcome 7 Big Blocks To Success

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Everybody has a dream in their heart. They stem from our unique gifts, which are part of our higher purpose here on this earth to share with the world. When the life we're living is not in alignment with this calling, it can result in feeling less than happy and fulfilled.

How to Survive Your Birthday

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Today, on my 26th birthday, I'm finding myself in cahoots with the 8-year-old version of Jen Glantz. She's sitting on top of a bean bag chair, wearing sparkle pants and stuffing her face with a slice of pizza.

A Cellist in the Clouds

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Adele Scheele

When I asked him what he did, his answer ignited another kind of magic -- his journey as a talented musician to the world renowned orchestra. How could I resist interviewing him?

Are You Fearless Enough to Build an Ark?

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Good News
Dr. Marcia Hootman

Some of us follow our dreams and live our divine purpose, while others give in to the fear of disapproval from important people in our lives. Yet those are the times we really should be following our heart with purpose, with determination and with fearlessness.

The Secret To Really, Truly Being Happy

Justina Sharp | Posted 05.16.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

Don't ever apologize for what you love. If it makes you happy, do it. Only photograph birds in pine trees or become the greatest makeup artist Instagram has ever seen. Don't edit your happiness, because it may help someone else find their own.

A Letter of Hope for Those Who Dread Their Jobs

Allison Vesterfelt | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business
Allison Vesterfelt

You hate your job. You try to pretend like you don't but you do. You get in the car every morning, with your coffee in hand, and take a deep breath.

How I Turned My Magazine Dream Into A Reality

Jane Han | Posted 05.14.2014 | Teen
Jane Han

After drafts after another, I realized that this entire process was not an easy task, contrary to what I had initially thought. Every step of making an idea realized requires hard work, persistence, patience and control.

Life After Divorce: My Unexpected Epiphany

Ivy Allen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce
Ivy Allen

Creating a thriving family puts grounded souls, solid citizens, and loving humans in the world. It gives us a feeling of belonging and lessens the isolation that leads to fear, anger, and violence.

Dear Filipino Olympian Michael Martinez, Outside-the-box Big Dreamer

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Bino A. Realuyo

I am sure when you return to the Philippines, people will praise you for all the wrong reasons. Who doesn't love a modern-day Cinderella?

Gratitude for a Friend

Jeremy Shure | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Shure

Night after night we'd stay up on the phone talking about ways to better the world, with me doing a lot of the listening and Anna talking about challenges as if everything was achievable with a mix of passion, intelligence, and hard work.

Don't Date a Girl Who Wants to Change the World, Join Her

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Like everyone else, she has her flaws, but that doesn't matter because she defines her own definition of beauty -- you know, the real raw beauty that exists in all of us, that we sometimes often hide from others, in order to blend in with the norms.

Soul of a Drag Queen

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

If I had had the soul of a drag queen when I was young, I would have thrown caution to the wind and gone after what I loved, not what was expected of me. See, to me, that is what drag queens do: They go after their dreams, their passion, and they put themselves out there and take risks.

Make 2014 Your Year!

Gail Federici | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Gail Federici

Let's make 2014 the year of you. The year you make the things happen that you've always wanted to but somehow they've eluded you. What does it take to...

Music and Daydreaming: Achieve Your Dreams Now

Omar Akram | Posted 02.19.2014 | Arts
Omar Akram

The answer seems obvious to me. Find your music, find your voice. Believe it or not, the world is actually waiting for you to achieve your dreams, so you can give your unique gifts away.

Did It's a Wonderful Life Get It Wrong?

Todd Klick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Todd Klick

George's decision thwarts Mr. Potter's greedy attempts to control Bedford Falls, and improves the lives of George's family and friends. But what is the cost to George and the rest of us when we let our heart's desire wither and die?