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Legacy

Transformational Leaders Leave Purposeful Legacies

Terri Wallin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

While legacies are often talked about relational to one's death, I have come to appreciate that legacies occur in the work environment and are given when a leader leaves.

South Africans Celebrate Twenty Years of Freedom and Democracy: A Reflection on Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Joy Ngoma | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Joy Ngoma

Photo credit: Biography (Nelson Mandela) Johannesburg -- This year South Africa commemorates the 20th anniversary of the attainment of freedom an...

Successful Aging: The Challenge of Regret and Guilt

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Some people associate pride with doing something great or unusual, with something that distinguishes them from people who have lived ordinary lives. But we don't have to be extraordinary to take pride in our past.

How A Fallen Mountain Climber's Legacy Will Live On Through His Artwork

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

On July 27, 2013, the world lost one of it's most renowned mountaineers, New Zealander Marty Schmidt, as well as his 25-year-old son Denali, in an ava...

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

The Best Life Advice From My 99-Year-Old Grandpa

Jen Reeder | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jen Reeder

This year on the Fourth of July -- just three days before he turned 99 -- Grandpa donned an Uncle Sam outfit created by my late aunt Susie, hopped on a tricycle my mom decorated with red, white and blue streamers, and rode in the Claremont parade.

James Baldwin: My Uncle and His Love Life

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

Harlem wasn't just a regular setting in the corpus of his work; it was more like a pantomime Greek Chorus. For Uncle Jimmy, Harlem was a unique holy ground of sacrificial sensibility.

Lebron, Brazil, and Legacy

David Sable | Posted 09.13.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.16.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.03.2014 | 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 08.03.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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 07.27.2014 | 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 07.27.2014 | 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.