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Aspiring Neurosurgeon Survives Brain Cancer

Dr. Lisa T. Williams | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lisa T. Williams

There wasn't much of that interview he remembered, but the one question that stuck out in his mind was what type of doctor he wanted to be when he grew up. "I want to be a pediatric neurosurgeon," he answered. Four days later, the first headache came.

All Because of George

Matt Douglas | Posted 11.13.2013 | Good News
Matt Douglas

A man told me that he lived nearby, and he gave me his phone number in case I needed help. As he left he said: "Listen: if you can't find a solution, you could always borrow my car. I don't need it this weekend." I thanked him and told him that I appreciated his offer. I thought we would find a solution.

Hope in a Human Story

Vanessa Contopulos | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Vanessa Contopulos

It turns out that we all have a lived experience of mental illness touching our lives, whether it is personally or though someone we love. It is in the courage to share our journeys that we are able to transform our pain and our struggle into a blessing, a human connection, and a shared path.

She Just Surprised Her Friend With An INCREDIBLE Gift

Posted 09.07.2013 | Teen

Chandler Lacefield, a Texas teen, just surprised her friend with a very expensive gift -- and the story behind it will warm your heart. According t...

Pieces Of Wisdom From 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz'

Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Inspiration from Jacaranda!

Kris Evans | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Kris Evans

Are you grabbing those precious moments when inspiration strikes? Or do you file them away, saying you will come back to them when you need them?

WATCH: Paralyzed Bride Inspires Us In Big, Big Way

Posted 09.16.2013 | Weddings

At just 17 years old, Stevie Beale was paralyzed from the waist down in a tragic car crash that killed the car's driver -- and Beale's best friend -- ...

Writer to Writer: A Conversation with Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Andrew Gross is the best-selling author of many thrillers including The Blue Zone, Eyes Wide Open, Don't Look Twice, 15 Seconds, and his latest novel, No Way Back.

We Are All Paula Deen

Franco Lania | Posted 09.04.2013 | Taste
Franco Lania

This is an opportunity for all of us to learn and grow from her highly-publicized mistake. We are all responsible for what we say. We can change anything in our lives for the better, but first we have to make the decision to try.

WATCH: 73-Year-Old Still Plays Hockey

HooplaHa | Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports
HooplaHa

At 73-years-old, Ben Shaw, is an inspiring grandfather who refuses to give up on his passion for hockey. As Ben says, 'We don't stop playing because w...

The Woman at the Reception Desk

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 08.12.2013 | Good News
Richard C. Harwood

There's a lot of bad news these days. But sometimes something happens that pierces all that negativity and reminds you of people's potential for goodness and deepens one's belief in humanity. It happened to me just the other day.

What Is What If...?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

If questions are asked, but no one is there to hear them, are they still really being asked? What if the power of a question, and the individual askin...

My Road To Inspiration

Guideposts | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

From the time I came across a certain old film, I've steered a course different from most television reporters. While the journalism world speeds up on Twitter and aims for quick ratings hits, I've slowed down and trusted in viewers' inherent goodness.

Celebs Come Together In Touching Tribute To Sick Teen (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 05.10.2013 | Teen

With only months to live, teen cancer patient Zach Sobiech wrote a song called “Clouds” as a good-bye letter for his friends and family and upload...

Inspiration

Donnie Demers | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Donnie Demers

"I turn 100 on August 5! That's something to be excited about! Thank you for your help with the hill, young man." As he started to walk away, I had to smile myself, because initially I had thought that I was the one doing the good deed of the day.

How a Facebook Post Led Me to My Passion as a Running Guide for Blind Athletes

Tim Scapillato | Posted 04.15.2013 | Good News
Tim Scapillato

In 1985, I was a 30-year-old non-runner who smoked a pack of cigarettes every day. Today, I'm running the Boston Marathon along side one of the most inspirational men I've ever known.

Steven: Los Angeles, Nov. 19, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

"Can I help you find anything?" he asks. "How 'bout the meaning of life?" I reply. Without hesitation, he tells me, "That's two aisles over, middle shelf, in a small can!"

Teddy: Aventura, Florida, Dec. 30, 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I thought I'd cured myself of my chronic "foot-in-mouth-itis" -- that is, saying things to people based on assumption, being totally wrong, then feeling like a jerk. But alas, it lingers.

Luminous Commute: Miami Beach, September 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Driving, I'm like a bow being pulled across the strings. Now, I am in the rondo, the third movement, where things that used to matter don't and things that never mattered do; where the mundane appears vivid and even the simplest, most ordinary routines become holy.

Ra: Miami Beach, August 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I reach out to shake his hand, and he grips my forearm as I grip his. I go to my car and find a dollar in the tray, which I give to Ra, though never did he ask for it. As I drive out I see him mounting his bicycle, ready to ride on now that I'm safe.

For My Brother

Alyssa Silva | Posted 05.25.2013 | Good News
Alyssa Silva

One September afternoon, I was receiving an albuterol treatment to keep my lungs expanded and free from infection. Suddenly, there was a knock at our door: It was a police officer to tell my mom Adam had been hit by a truck while riding his bike.

Reese and Allendya: Atlanta, Nov. 2012

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Really, all I want is to acknowledge these young women and their dreams and abilities, and hope to in some way encourage them.

Dirgha: New York City, Sept. 30, 2012

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Many people are surprised when I say thank you in their language (I have learned how to say it in many languages), but Dirgha takes it in stride and simply says "You're welcome."

Man Goes From Drug Addict To Drug Court Magistrate

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 03.19.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. Alby Zweig knows what it’s like to need a heroin fix so badly you’re willing to pawn your parents...

A Zero on a Mission

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

As a mother of a 6-year-old who has a unique learning style, I'm always on the lookout for creative books that teach fundamentals, such as the alphabe...