iOS app Android app

Lessons Learned

How Nurse Ratched Made Me a Better Counselor

Tara Hedman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I met some truly amazing medical personnel during my hospital stay. They were skilled, compassionate, and reassuring. And, I met some other hospital staff that... well, should possibly consider a different profession.

Lights Go on Part XVI -- Hope: Another Name for Anything Is Possible

Thomas Bähler | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I'm currently reading a wonderful book, Archetypes, by one of my favorite contemporary philosophers, Carolyn Myss (pronounced "Mace"). Hmmm... maybe...

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

Terminal C: Lessons Learned for Happiness

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Every day we have an opportunity to learn a lesson, if we listen closely and see. I am grateful to learn and for these opportunities to make my life better so I can enjoy life, and hope you can take advantage of these little opportunities, too.

10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Kindergarten Self

Natalie Bounassar | Posted 03.09.2014 | College
Natalie Bounassar

Students shouldn't be spending 17 years of their youth grappling with stress and anxiety. And they shouldn't be waiting until their last semester of school to figure out how to cope.

Why I No Longer Care About 'The Fear Of Missing Out'

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 02.17.2014 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I've always been a magazine junkie. I suffer from a serious Us Weekly addiction, as I described in a recent blog post, but my obsession goes way deeper than that.

Lessons Learned as an Educator

Paul Singer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Paul Singer

For nearly 35 years I have had the honor of serving as head of school at two private schools, one in Los Angeles, the other in Honolulu. My time as an educator has provided me with experiences and insights that I hadn't anticipated at the beginning of my career.

Is Your Sense of Responsibility Working for You or Against You?

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Have you ever considered your sense of responsibility and if it's working for you or against you in what you ultimately want to achieve in your life? ...

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Sarina Tomel | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flex...

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...

5 Things I've Learned From Downsizing Our Lives -- Part 1

Julie Kantor | Posted 11.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Julie Kantor

Yes, we are in the process of moving. From a four bedroom mid-century modern to a two bedroom rental located in one of the better school districts in the country.

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part II

Mark Baer | Posted 10.07.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Knowing how minor children may feel when one of their parents cheats on the other, shouldn't such things be taken into consideration when parents, their professionals, or judges design parenting plans?

3 Lessons I Learned After Being Debt-Free for One Year

Carrie Smith | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Carrie Smith

Being in debt is a normalcy in this society, so getting -- and staying -- out of debt is a crazy new thing altogether. You're definitely going against the grain on this path.

Lessons From a Corporate Responsibility Report Veteran

Tim Mohin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact
Tim Mohin

It's reporting season again and, as a reader interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR), you have no doubt seen many press releases announcin...

What to Expect From a Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Weddings
Galit Breen

"What about you, Mama?" They ask, their eyes wide, their bodies bookended to mine. I sink into the yellow couch, my feet tucked beneath me and really think about my life, my work and what is great within it.

Scaling Up Social Innovation - Lessons Learned

Sameer Hajee | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Sameer Hajee

In 2012, after 3 years of improving our technology and our business model, we finally started to scale beyond the pilot.

WATCH: Avoid A Big Relationship Mistake With One Of Oprah’s Favorite Life Lessons

OWN | Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

Even with all of the life lessons she’s learned, not even Oprah is immune to having a bad relationship. Many years ago, she was talking to Dr. Maya ...

5 Lessons About Navigating Change

Juliana Stock | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Juliana Stock

Change is like going on an expedition: It can be a trudge or a hike. Take it all in and enjoy the view, or focus on the faults -- it's absolutely a choice. Here are some lessons I've learned about encountering change, some by resisting it and some by jumping into it with two feet.

Lessons From Herman: A Dog's Life

Kiran Chetry | Posted 05.04.2013 | Media
Kiran Chetry

For those who met Herman even once... he had your heart. He was a clown. He had a joy de vivre that made him seem almost human.

What Every Advocate Can Learn from 'Gangnam Style'

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

"Gangnam Style" - a global phenomenon. If you haven't seen or heard of it, take a moment to watch this music video from Korean K-pop rapper PSY. Pho...

Don't Bother Me If You Stub Your Toe

Alicia Garey | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Alicia Garey

I'm still absorbing the impact and distilling the multitude of details that became the focus of last year. I'm still growing my eyelashes back (nature is funny like that), and there are a couple of fun-filled appointments with my plastic surgeon in the near future.

You Just Never Know

Jean Grossman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Grossman

On a rainy Sunday evening I returned from St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, having visited my brother, who had a heart attack the night before. The upshot -- which of course I'll make positive, since that's how I view life -- is this.

14 Life Lessons From ... Math Class?

Lisa Arends | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arends

The truth is that most of us will never use the myriad of math facts and algorithms in our post-school lives. However, that does not mean that math does not have some valuable lessons for us.

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...

Why I Don't Love Surfing, But Am Awfully Glad I Tried

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.06.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

People gushed when I said I was going to Costa Rica for three months in 2007 to write, do yoga, and learn how to surf -- especially about the surfing part. "Oh my God, you're going to love it! You're going to get addicted! Surfing is the most amazing sport ever!"