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Ready to Shine? How to Start Using Your Natural Talents and Light Up the World With Them

Kathy Caprino | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

If you feel off course and know you're in the wrong job or career, I'd recommend taking these three steps to move away from thinking and actions that are keeping you from reaching your highest potential and being of service in the way you dream to:

This Woman Was Told She Would Soon Go Blind. So She Joined Circus School

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

If doctors told you that you would soon lose your vision entirely and there was no treatment or cure available, what would you do? Would you fall into...

Why We Should Be Grateful For The 'Down Periods' Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living

It's easy to feel like you're on top of the world when your career is soaring, you're living passionately and you're accomplishing one dream after the...

Don't Be Lame

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Helane Fronek, M.D.

One moment, I was walking down the jetway at Chicago's O'Hare airport, lost in thought. The next moment, I was on the floor, sprawled on a rubber mat ...

Don't Quit

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Helane Fronek, M.D.

As we work toward a new goal or competence, it can be daunting and discouraging if we only focus on what we still don't know or have yet to master. Periodically it helps to turn around and look back at where we came from. What have we learned so far -- about the task, the obstacles, and ourselves?

Stop Ignoring Everyone: Why you Should Talk to Strangers

Braden S. Thompson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Braden S. Thompson

It's uncomfortable to have a genuine conversation with the person sitting next to you. I understand. I've been there. But may I remind you, you do have a choice. You can stay comfortable or you can conquer your fear and possibly brighten someone's day -- including your own.

Focus on the Spaces

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Helane Fronek, M.D.

What goal do you want to reach? Why is it important for you to reach it? Without focusing on why or how it might NOT happen, tell me about the space that will allow you to reach that goal... and then take your first step. Don't be too surprised when you see the path open up in front of you.

How I Escaped the Shackles of the Corporate World

Martin Snepp | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin Snepp

I have never been one to take the easy option. I had been surviving for 29 years, and this did not make me truly happy. I lived my life in cruise control, never experiencing much pain, but foregoing the feelings of blissful joy and happiness.

The Secret To Living A Long, Happy Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

We are often encouraged by friends, family, teachers and mentors to discover our true passion and channel it into the work we do, thus creating a life...

The Key To Finding Happiness In Any Work You Do

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us, for good reason, strive to make what we love what we do. But even if your job isn't a reflection of your passions, you can still find a wa...

Finding Freedom in Everyday Life

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Helane Fronek, M.D.

I constantly try to make everything in my life fit neatly together. If I squeeze this in today, I'll be able to do that tomorrow. And if I make arrangements for something this week, it will be ready next week when I need it. Life came along to show me that I'm not in control the way I try to be. I just can't make everything fit -- and maybe I should stop trying.

Is Happiness Really a Choice?

Brad Wheelis | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

It's tough being fulfilled if you are in a job you don't like or if you are holding back your true self to others. Don't live your life for somebody else. Choose a career path that works for you, and not because you are trying to please others.

The Power of You: One Size Really Doesn't Fit All

Ayelet Baron | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Please celebrate yourself and what you bring to the world. The label may read "one size fits all" but in reality, you are powerful in whatever size and shape you come in. Throw away the label and the expectations and do the hard work for your own peace of mind.

Not Being a Mother Doesn't Make Me Any Less of a Woman

Melanie Young | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Young

Just because I am not a mother does not mean that I am selfish or my life is incomplete. I have a very happy, fulfilling life that I embrace with appreciation and enthusiasm.

How Rethinking Happiness Can Help Cure The 'Stress Pandemic'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Generations after generations have been raised to believe that academic achievement and career success will bring them the happiness they seek in life...

The Success Formula

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Success is not limited to the workplace anymore. It rejects being measured by job titles and bank accounts. Placing well-being at the forefront disrupts traditional paradigms. As a result, this shift continues to place us on a healthier trajectory when it comes to defining success for ourselves.

3 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Life Purpose

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

That feeling that something is missing goes away when you lead a passion-filled life. The need to seek our purpose comes from a lack of passion. When you don't feel connected to your life, you lack purpose and passion.

5 Steps To Find Bliss When You're Busy

Emma Bathie | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

If you can understand the power of feeling good right now, and not wait until you've lost the weight, found the guy or girl, or got the job, you hold the key to always being able to feel fulfilled, satisfied and joyful.

Gregory Beyer

How Oprah's Most Trusted Deputies Stay Grounded While Running A Media Empire

HuffingtonPost.com | Gregory Beyer | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media

In the bedroom of his home in South Bay, Calif., Erik Logan keeps an email he once received from his boss, Oprah Winfrey. "It's a very personal email ...

One Last Shot

John Brubaker | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
John Brubaker

How different would your results be if you approached everything like it was your one last shot at it? How different would your life be?

The 'Quit Your Job' Checklist

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

Here are what I think are the major things to be considered before you make the big decision to follow your dreams. There are many more variables to consider and every situation is different, but if you choose to follow in my footsteps, review each of these steps carefully and honestly.

12 Lessons We Can Learn From Happy People

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So many people worry about what is beyond their control. Next time you catch yourself thinking this way, turn it around and think about what you can control. Take action rather than being a victim of circumstance and your own negative thinking.

How Getting Laid Off Led Me to Follow My Dream

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Michelle Shemilt

I was interested in my job but not inspired by it. I made a good paycheck but was not passionate. I filled a position but not a purpose.

Why We Should Forget Work-Life Balance And Aim For This Instead

Rebecca Fraser-Thill | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Fraser-Thill

One way to avoid workaholism is by recognizing that true work-life blend begins in one particular direction: from self to work. Work may come to inform the self over time, but work must first and foremost be designed by the individual if we are to experience meaning and flow, the bedrocks of lasting happiness.

Why I Walked Away From My Six-Figure Job... and the Surprising Results a Decade Later

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

I'd gotten a job in finance in my early 20s, and the next thing I knew, I was 36 years old and on a career trajectory not of my choosing. Yes, I was succeeding, but at what cost?