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What My 94-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me About Life

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

There she sat, with a soft subtle glow, sitting so peacefully. It occurred to me that my mini dramas, the self-loathing, and worrying about my next assignment are rather superficial in comparison to a lifetime of change and overcoming adversity.

Surfing the Spiritual Sport

Peg Samuel | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Peg Samuel

Over the last few years, I've taken up summer surfing in a major way. For me, it's an exhilarating and dangerous sport -- and a spiritual experience.

The Best Gift a Mentor Can Give: Words of Wisdom

Catherine Okafor | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Catherine Okafor

I have always saved the best advice and words of wisdom from my mentors in my mind and heart. It would be selfish of me to keep them to myself, so here are my favorite words of wisdom from my mentors.

Life Is a Game, This Is Your Strategy Guide

Quora | Posted 04.21.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This post originally appeared on Quora. by Oliver Emberton, founder of Silktide Real life is the game that - literally - everyone is playing....

5 Things I Would Say to My Younger Self About Having a Disability

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

When the rare invitation comes along to do something else, you might be reluctant to skip what you had planned for something that may or may not work out well. Do it.

This Is How You Recover From Valentine's Day

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Everyone tells you what to do and how to prepare for Valentine's Day, but no one says what you should do immediately following that day.

This Is Your Life, Are You Who You Want to Be?

Jane Horton | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Horton

Since losing my husband in the war in Afghanistan when I was just 25, I have learned so much. Fighting my way through challenges and hardship has caused my thought process to completely change. I wanted to share some of the greatest things I have learned in the midst of the trials and the pain.

If You Were a 17-Year-Old Out of High School, What Would You Do With Your Life?

Quora | Posted 04.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

I tested out of high school two years early, and lately I've just become so stuck and cynical of life. I don't know what I'm missing and why I'm stuck...

Life Is A Game. This Is Your Strategy Guide.

Oliver Emberton | Posted 04.09.2014 | Technology
Oliver Emberton

You might not realize, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games -- like dancing, driving, running, and sex -- but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.

Speak Up with Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Proudest Skating Win and How to Win in Life (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

In part 2 of my interview with her, Michelle reveals her proudest win in her long figure skating career -- when she says "There was no heaviness... I was simply present." She also gives advice on how everyone can win in life.

9 Pieces Of Advice Every Woman Needs

Posted 01.31.2014 | OWN

Words of wisdom on how to attract joy, let go of stress and make choices that reflect who you really are. “There's a place in you that you must...

The Importance Of Being Uncomfortable

Kamrin Baker | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I think it all started when I began watching Dora the Explorer as a child, that incessant urge to grab a backpack and slink down a rabbit hole somewhere. It was never about escaping anything, and it still isn't, but there has always been this dire need for me to go somewhere.

Live Like You Are... Dying?

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 03.26.2014 | Good News
Lauren Schuhmacher

I don't know when I will die. The only information I have about my time on this earth is 1) that which I've already lived, and 2) that right now I a...

Why I Have To Keep Reminding Myself: 'Life Goes On'

Allison Lantagne | Posted 03.28.2014 | Teen
Allison Lantagne

Being a teenager undeniably can suck. Although high school certainly can be "the best years of our lives," even an awesome year will have its lows. The best part of it all, though, is the fact that life goes on.

The 7 Lessons Life Will Teach You

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Far superior to a formal education, life is our greatest teacher, sending us down winding paths to help us gain a profound awareness of our potential. We may be tested, but by recognizing the truth of our tests and applying necessary wisdom, we can triumph over every one of life's challenges.

23 Things To Just Do

Unwritten | Posted 03.09.2014 | Style
Unwritten

There's been an article floating around Facebook over the past few weeks titled "23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You're 23". As ...

Jen Glantz: New Year, Old You?

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.08.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Some of the most valuable advice that's been shoved in my face this year was from people that I hardly knew.

12 Things Your Mom Was Right About

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

No matter how impossible it may have seemed when you were a teenager, your mom may have actually known what she was talking about. What might have...

One Stitch At a Time: Anne Lamott's Homespun Theology

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Like this startling world of ours, children don't always grow up the way you expect them to. Love and beauty have infinite forms.

The One Thing Stopping You From Having Fun on New Year's Eve

Sara Eckel | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

Whatever you end up doing on New Year's, there is often this sinking feeling that really you should be doing something else. That your true life -- the one that involves sipping great champagne, wearing an excellent dress and cracking wise with a bevy of smart, sexy singles -- is out there.

Lisa Levey: How Much Is Enough?

Lisa Levey | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women
Lisa Levey

Getting better clarity on what is enough -- in so many parts of our lives -- is deeply connected to increasing our sense of happiness and well-being

How To Overcome Life's Ups And Downs

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

See every obstacle as an opportunity for personal growth. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow reality to set in and understand not only the scope of what is happening but also the reasons behind it.

The Three Questions That Lead Us Towards Gratitude

Lolly Daskal | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

In this upcoming season, when our families will gather and we're reminded how much our relationships matter, have we taken the time to think about, and thank, those who have helped us along the way in our business?

10 Promises to Make to Yourself Today

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

If a promise is indicative of our dignity, what about the promises you make to yourself? Do you really respect your personal pledges? Take a moment to make yourself the following 10 promises -- virtuous vows that will strengthen your willpower and reaffirm your future potential.

Raise Your Hand

Charley Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

I still have my "hands in pocket" moments of vulnerability. I learned to trust my voice a ways back, but I still struggle at times to initiate hard conversations with friends and family or ask for help.