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Inner Strength

The One Realization That Changed My Outlook On Life

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

No two people deal with stres the same -- and as I'm seeing now -- and many people don't deal at all. And you know what? It's all good. I believe we all get where we need to go eventually.

Pole Vaulting and Spiritual Knowing

Anthony Strano | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

One aim of meditation is to develop inner strength through attention to practice. Practice is to observe and to take the opportunity to transform knowledge into an experience that helps us in our daily life.

Can Resilience Be Learned?

Alex Lickerman, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Alex Lickerman, M.D.

An undefeated mind isn't one that never feels discouraged or despairing; it's one that continues on in spite of it.

WATCH: The 3 Ways We Handle Pressure

Brian C. Johnson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian C. Johnson

It's time to strengthen ourselves and move from being fragile to being robust to being antifragile. As Nassim Taleb tells us: "Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes the fire."

Letter to a Young Man Named K

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

"I hope you read my short letter with an open heart and mind, even though you do not know me. I've heard about your situation and wanted to personally reach out to you, because I believe in you, and because I believe in the potential and possibilities of your life."

Exposing Ourselves to Vulnerability Is the True Measure of Our Strength

Raymond Torres | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

Far from being a vulnerable trait, if used wisely, a humble attitude clears the way for one to fully appreciate more of life.

Being Your Own Means of Motivation

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

The biggest lesson I learned from JV cross-country is that motivation comes from within. It's helpful to have a team, a coach, family and friends, or cheerleaders to show support, but ultimately, the only cheerleader that matters is you.

Power Meditation and Business: Redefining 'Success'

Vivian Norris | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Failure, competition, and ultimately business is all about human experience. Power meditation can be done daily in 15-20 minutes, and goes beyond mindfulness into actually boosting self-esteem and effectiveness.

Breaking the Spell: Dealing With a Distracting Reality

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.

In a modern global world that increasingly encourages a 24/7 connected lifestyle, it is important that each of us manages to find balance, harmony, and coherence within our inner states.

From Hurricane Sandy to Sandy Hook: Are We Totally Powerless?

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

Feeling powerlessness is real. Being powerless is real. And acknowledging it can grow us. But let it lead you not to despair or destruction, but toward honoring yourself. Channel your powerlessness to bolster your strength, resources, authority, and capacity to act.

Music: The Natural Mood Enhancer

Gina Alexandris | Posted 01.06.2013 | Good News
Gina Alexandris

How quickly my disposition changed, without any attempt on my part, all because of an old familiar song that both brought me back to my high school days and reminded me of the present-day strength of my relationship with my husband.

What Makes People Strong?

Linda Durnell | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

I believe each of us has an innate capacity for strength and throughout our lives, we develop -- through conditions we find ourselves in -- the skills to be secure, passionate, formidable and determined.

Deepak Chopra On Empowerment

Posted 11.27.2012 | OWN

In an ideal world, the title of this article would be "5 Ways to Feel More Powerful." But as things stand, many people feel powerless, and the social trends that drain personal power only grow stronger.

My Life-Changing Call From an Ambulance Carrying My Baby

Erin Cox | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Erin Cox

Have you experienced the agony of seeing your child sick, weak, pale and hurting? Seeing my vibrant, silly and vivacious Elena looking tiny and pale in the hospital just about did me in... but somehow, I was able to find an inner reserve of super mama strength.

Laugh And Be Strong!

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Kabbalah's Tree of Life consists of 10 energy centers that are emanations of divine energy. Each one, called a sefirah, has many associations and qualities.

The Toughest Sissy In The World: The Moment I Triumphed Over My Bullies

Greg Louganis | Posted 08.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

Only 22 minutes passed between the moment I struck my head on the board and the execution of that dive. As it turned out, it was the highest-scoring dive of that Olympic Games. In that moment I became the toughest sissy in the world. I went on to take home the gold medal.

Does God Give Us 'Stuff'?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 08.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

The rabbis' point is that Israel could only feel God's presence when they were receiving gifts. This is a common malady; many people pray for something and if they do not receive it assume that there is no God.

VIDEO: Having Confidence In Your Dreams (And Following Through)

Nitika Chopra | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Nitika Chopra

In a world where we have more choices then we know what to do with, we can get addicted to making choices and become not so interested in actually sticking with one of them. This video is for anyone who has a dream or anyone looking for clarity in discovering their dream.

Life After Death (Almost): An Inspiring Story of Recovery

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 07.11.2012 | Denver
Kaylee Scottaline

Last year, Rachael Popejoy, now 28, bought her first house and a new car. While these might not seem like extraordinary accomplishments, it was only five years ago that doctors told Rachael's family she wouldn't survive the weekend.

Why You Shouldn't Fear Heartbreak

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

Throw your heart out in the name of your life purpose, even when you don't know what will happen.

Where Does Real Help Come From?

Gregg McBride | Posted 05.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

By now, many of you have likely seen at least a clip of the YouTube video posted by Robert, a 23-year-old man who weighs over 600 pounds and says he made the video in hopes that it will go viral and that he can get some help to lose weight.

The Voice of Conscience: Use It

Troy Roness | Posted 05.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

Just like having the support of a team, a clique, a crowd, or a family, acknowledging "being human" can be the catalyst in preventing one's path down a very destructive road. Allies of the "underdogs" play such an important role.

Courage is Having the Strength to be Vulnerable

Amy Chan | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Amy Chan

True courage is not blocking out your emotions, it's having the strength to deal with them.

The Sneaker Experiment

Lisa Gilbar | Posted 08.29.2011 | Women
Lisa Gilbar

You need immense strength to be your own person, and forge your way against the onrushing crowd. And you can use that inner strength to change -- and to get your sneakers dirty.

A Beautiful Morning

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

We do not often know when storms will come, but using what we have, acting quickly, and with peace in our hearts, we can endure them. Then, when the storm passes, we can still have a good day.