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Lessons in Life

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

Posted 10.14.2013 | OWN

By Martha Beck In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things...

What a Scene From Ferris Bueller Can Teach You About Yourself and Your Husband's Ex-Wife

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.22.2013 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Stepmamas -- you are Jeannie. And you are pissed off and irritated because you think your stepkids' mom is doing something and getting away with it. And you're not doing what she's doing because you play by a set of rules that she doesn't play by.

Rules For Life: The Child's Version

Posted 05.02.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Kids, listen up. Leigh Newman shares a little wisdom about multiple-choice tests, stuffed animals and the secret hidden in every bo...

The 5 Heartaches Everyone Needs To Have

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman looks at a few crucial lows that ensure we'll reach the higher, more glory-filled peaks. 1. The Time They...

4 Totally Surprising Life Lessons We All Need To Learn

Posted 01.25.2013 | OWN

By Brené Brown As unique as we all are, an awful lot of us want the same things. We want to shake up our current less-than-fulfilling lives. We wa...

Trust the Struggle, But Don't Make It Home

Ginnie Love | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

When something is out of our grasp and is perceived too enormous to bear individually, we fall into the belief system that we are the victims of some grand cosmic scheme.

Legacy: Sharing Life Lessons

Rachael Freed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

One significant purpose for writing our legacies is to extract the lessons we've learned from our experience, from our "stories," to pass them forward to future generations.

6 Life Lessons To Reach Success And Fulfillment

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

We need a society that offers opportunities to care for ourselves and our families. However, those who live only for money and power are usually miserable in all aspects of their lives and bring deep unhappiness to all those who rely on them.

Whitney Houston and the Perfectly Imperfect Life

Tom Davis | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Davis

Growing up, I wanted to be the greatest at whatever I did, the guy who'd rise above the troubles of my family. I wanted to become the Muhammad Ali, even the Whitney Houston, in my corner of the world.

Certain Uncertainty

Laura Munson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Munson

The constructs upon which I co-built my family are different now. We have been through upheaval in more ways than one. We have learned that upheaval is the natural course of life. It doesn't have to be "bad" or scary or resisted.

Valuable Lessons of 2011

Amy Chan | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

You will lose your job. You will have your heart broken. The person you admired will disappoint you. You will make mistakes that you'll regret. You will fall. And you will get up. Life's curveballs are inevitable, therefore position yourself so that the "getting up" part is not so crippling.