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Legacy

Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

David Sable | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media
David Sable

In an always-on digital world, we have the two-edged sword of our "legacy cement" constantly being poured...hero to zero and back again before it dries.

She Could Have Been a Doctor, But She's Just My Mom

Rebecca Gallagher | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Rebecca Gallagher

I know she was a regular little girl, a person with her own hopes and dreams before she was my mom. It's hard for us as children to picture our parents as people. I mean, you're telling me they had lives before they devoted it all to us? Indeed.

Legacy: Read, Read, Read

Rachael Freed | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Rachael Freed

What better way to share values, to let ourselves be known to the next generation, than by sharing our love of reading?

The Fountain of Youth Springs from Within

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

The secret to exuberance at a certain age, is recapturing the feeling we enjoyed when we were 8, 10 and 13 years old, knowing that now we're emotionally stronger, wiser and smarter.

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.

The Legacy of Water

Rachael Freed | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

So is it possible for us to affect this terrible legacy we're leaving the future? The best way I know is to tap my memories and share stories with my grandchildren hoping they will value water before it's too late.

Father's Day Legacy: Jim's Love of 'Now'

Kevin Walsh | Posted 06.15.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

The following was originally published in Kevin's blog, MyMediaDiary.com Jim Walsh in the "Now" I was doing some vital, long-forgotten yard-work in...

Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

Learning Los Angeles: Judy Baca, Artist as Activist

Julia Wasson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

From 1974-1975, Baca organized, hired and trained teams of at-risk youth, many of them gang members and part of the justice system, to execute this story at a time when there were no Hispanic members on the City Council or the School Board. Today, Baca and Padilla work non-stop.

A Luminary Leaves a Legacy of Song

Sister Jenna | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Maya Angelou offered us a portal to see our lives in the form of real-time poetry. She gave birth to breaking through the cage and having the courage to talk about it. She reminds us that every day is a good day, because we never know what truths will emerge when faced with challenges.

Loneliness and Legacy

Rachael Freed | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

At a professional meeting I attended recently, we were discussing ways to reduce loneliness experienced by seniors and people living alone. "All the...

Pulling a Maya Angelou: Six Steps to Mission Accomplished

Fatima Scipio | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women
Fatima Scipio

Dr. Maya Angelou's impact on the world is a clear example that we all were created to do great things. She did her part, Now it's your turn! How are you influencing others? What will people remember you for? What will be the legacy you leave behind?

Maya Angelou and a Gift Bravely Shared

George Giokas | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women
George Giokas

Maya Angelou's passing reminded me of legacy. What we leave behind is of extraordinary importance and Angelou left an entire library of work, all a product of her soul. As I thought about it, it occurred to me that that is one of the things missing in today's dizzying world. Substance.

Climate = Opportunity

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Steven Crandell

Some people see climate change as civilization self-destructing. They're wrong. It's the opportunity of the century. Courtesy: NASA Here's why...

What's Your Memorable Contribution?

Penina Rybak | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much." -- Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States "When diverse people contrib...

How Is a Family's Legacy Preserved? If There's an Ethical Will, There's a Way

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

An ethical will communicates beliefs, ideas and life-defining experiences which, when unwritten, often go unknown.

Clearing the Clutter: Helping Those Who Hoard and Finding Personal Healing in the Process

Ceci Garrett | Posted 07.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ceci Garrett

Although my career has taken me into many hoarded homes and nightmarish childhoods like my own, I work hard to keep my children from these experiences.

Just Perfect

Amanda Magee | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

The thing I wish is that as we stutter-step to these different holidays that come with so much weight, of expectation or of loss, that we feel bold enough to roll the idea of perfect around in our mouths and taste that we may already have it.

Mothers Exemplify the Third Metric

John Brubaker | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
John Brubaker

Both my outlook on life and my career direction have been a direct result of my mother's subtle influence. I'm one of the lucky ones this time of year, my mom's still alive. I talk to her almost every day, see her every week and she still shares her wisdom and subtle influence with me.

What They Pass On, From Our Mothers

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Alexandra Rosas

My mother's life had been one far beyond anything I could ever hope to cover here, and she has remained a woman that to her last day, was intriguing and unpredictable.

3 Things I Learned About Becoming 'Unstuck' When Writing My Memoir

Dorit Sasson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Because the writer is so close to the story, it's easy to get stuck in one's head. Add the memories and the sabotaging inner critic, and it's easy for a writer to suddenly become derailed from the original goal of finishing a memoir.

Memoir as Legacy: The Power of Remembering

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.

I love the word "remember." It means to bring together the pieces of your life, your legacy, the wisdom of those who have gone before you. Whether we realize it or not, as we live our lives we're passing on traditions -- through holiday rituals, family sayings and mythology.

What to Do -- and Not Do -- to Live a Really Great Life

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Most importantly of all is the ability to appreciate the moment and to find real delight and joy in the world around you -- understanding that life is a miracle, and that our time here might well be shorter and more fleeting than we hope it will be.

What Kind Of Inheritance Do You Really Owe Your Kids?

Next Avenue | Bart Astor | Posted 04.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bart Astor “I don’t believe in inheriting money,” CNN host Anderson Cooper recently told Howard Stern on Stern...

Having the Will to Do It

Pablo Freund | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Pablo Freund

The admiral's speech summarized over 60 years ago what in my view remains society's largest problem today. The dynamics of quality of life and energy use in society are still the same.