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Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

IF I COULD, I WOULD... Time to Reinvent Your Life?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Do you want to live a life of few regrets? Do you want to live with passion and fulfill some of your dreams? Well, it won't happen all on its own. You have to consciously create your reality and your life to make it what you want.

Causing Success: What Is Your Why?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Jen Grisanti

While studying the TV pilots for the upcoming Fall season, I noticed that many of them start with a set up of the personal dilemma for the central character. This gives the audience a point of connection in the story. In fiction and in life, there is tremendous value in starting with why.

Summer Turns to Fall

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

Orientations, convocations, photos being taken for ID cards, students auditioning for plays, fraternities welcoming pledges, walk-on athletes gathering up the courage to try-out, etc. That exciting time when it feels like the sky's the limit.

Q&A Session with Award-Winning Author, Sheri Booker

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sheri Booker is a teacher in Baltimore, spoken word artist, poet, public speaker, and author. Her latest publication, a memoir titled, "NINE YEARS UND...

Being a Woman Is a Privilege

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

We create worlds. We inspire communities. We ignite transformations. And yet and because of this, the divine feminine has been repressed for mill...

Has Your Sex Life Got You Down?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Knowing the nature of our sexual desire at any given time and being willing to express that preference without strong attachment or coercion is an essential element in the process of being responsible and proactive in the fulfillment of our sexual needs.

The Best Way to Arm and Engage Kids Is With Arts

Steph Thompson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Steph Thompson

He was a fighter, this one, I could see it in his eyes. Bored easily, passionate when lit. When I see them, this kind of human, I know I need to s...

Courage: A Small Dose Will Help With Your Reinvention. Do You Have It?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Where does one gain the courage to make a change? It's a great leap of faith and takes courage to define and explore your wants and needs in life. Whe...

Let's Stop Empowering and Start Inspiring

Rachel Goble | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Rachel Goble

A beautiful messy collection of broken and poor people, this word 'empower' implies a giving of my strength to your weakness, rather than a mutual exchange of dignity. Thereby degrading you and elevating me.

How to Lose 10 Pounds Without Trying

Greg McKeown | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg McKeown

The second way to think about change is to go small to go big. This model means making absolutely tiny adjustments to our daily routine so that execution becomes almost effortless. It is a counterintuitive approach. But it is through incredibly small changes in our daily schedule that real and lasting change happens overtime.

A Fourth Grade Teacher Finds Hope in the Untimely Passing of Her Student, "Emily"

Rich Polt | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

Still a full time teacher, she seeks mentoring, marketing assistance and all of the resources that will allow her to continue honoring the legacy of her former student.

How Positive Peer Pressure Could End Bullying in Your School: The Be O.N.E. Project

Toan Lam | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

Grab a tissue and watch how every single kid has 'crossed a line.' Be inspired to take action -- you will discover that you have the power to BE ONE person that is the change-maker in your community.

One Man Asks: "How Can There Be So Much Food Waste in This Country?"

Rich Polt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rich Polt

With only his pick-up truck and a few plastic storage bins for food, Arthur would routinely transport as much as he could carry to a local nonprofit. However, as Gather began to expand, a few bins turned into dozens, and the pick-up truck turned into a full-fledged refrigerated truck.

Remove 'Can't' from Your Vocabulary

Ken Budd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ken Budd

The impasse resulted from the politics of can't -- we can't compromise, we can't negotiate, we can't stop showing the nation (and the world) that we're inept.

How to Lead Like Martin Luther King

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Matt Tenney

It's pretty easy to do the right thing when the conditions are right. It's not so easy when conditions are very challenging and doing the right thing could result in serious, negative consequences in the short term for us or for our organization.

Let's Get Lost for the Memories (Pura Vida)

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.

Learning From The School Of Rock's Community-Focused Approach To Inspiring Passion

George Bradt | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
George Bradt

The art of leadership begins with figuring out what inspires the people you lead - what buttons ignite their passions, what chords touch their souls. ...

Tips for Travel and Life: Disappear

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

We plan years, marriages, trips, etc. We try to watch it with arbitrary numbers, letters and symbols for our own Western conscience. But life doesn't happen like that. Life happens in moments. Life happens now, passing in seconds, minutes and hours.

Let's Get Lost: From Ground to Glass Part I

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 09.21.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

We drink wine because it's cheap. We drink wine because it's expensive. We drink wine because it inspires, because it gives us that ruby tinge of confidence. We drink wine to reminisce lovers lost, and to reign the new.

A Life Dedicated to Putting Smiles on Sick Children's Faces

Rich Polt | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Casey Baynes understands on a very personal level that no child wants to feel like they're different. At a young age, teachers told Casey that her dyslexia would make academics more difficult.

Empowering Immigrant and refugee Women to Pursue Dreams of Entrepreneurship

Rich Polt | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

In 2001, Marga had a life-changing experience when she had to leave behind her native Romania to bring her seriously ill newborn baby to the United States for treatment.

How A 'Deadbeat' Dad Became An Inspiration To Fathers Everywhere

Rich Polt | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

Question to all you dads out there who are about to celebrate Father's Day: When was the first time you felt like a real father? Was it something that...

The Pleasure and Pain of Rejection

Leslie Goshko | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

At one time or another we've all felt the bitch-slap of rejection, I'm no exception. The following are some excerpts from rejection letters I've recently received.

Dream Big

Career Wardrobe | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Many of us have dreams to be successful, dreams to conquer and dreams to explore. Many of us feel our dreams are unreachable. Many of us often express the term 'in our dreams', many of us strive to reach our goals and dreams everyday.