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On Motherhood, Mayhem and Moving On

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

To every mother who is wondering exactly where she went so terribly wrong, I offer this for consideration: You didn't.

Mother's Day: "The Best Piece Of Advice Mom Ever Gave Me"

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.09.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Like all moms, my mother gave me some wonderful pieces advice over the years, the most valuable being her encouragement to follow my own course and seize the career I wanted. She'd left her singing behind when she'd decided to marry and raise a family; and so I think she poured much of that passion into ensuring that my sister and brother and I never lost sight of our own dreams. I've never forgotten that about my mom -- and so this year, I thought I'd turn the tables around and ask you: What piece of advice did your mother give you that has had a lasting impact?

Advice For Those Who Want To Change The World

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

The world needs changing in all sorts of urgent ways: the great question is how to do it. The most popular and appealing answer has long been that one...

The Common Career Lesson This High-Powered Editor Thinks Is Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

While we may think we have things figured out by the time we're 20 years old, there's always room for wisdom from someone who has been there, experien...

Why Smart Professionals Are Stupid Daters

Susan Winter | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

Why do smart, confident and successful professionals become stupid when it comes to romance? Why is it that we throw away our known talents, experience and skills is this particular arena of life?

5 Things That Could Be Stealing Your Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Listen to yourself all day today -- are you an uplifting, inspiring, positive person to be around? Or you point out what is wrong with everything? Are blaming, judging and criticizing your default patterns? Do you focus on people's weaknesses? If this is you -- STOP IT!

The Power Of Stopping For No Good Reason

Inc | Jeff Haden | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

The first thing the old man said to me was, "The cows don't come by here anymore." A few years ago, I liked to ride my bike on the roads that snake...

3 Ways Failure Can Help Build a Business and Mistakes to Avoid

Jason Grill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Life is a journey and not a destination. Failure and mistakes are going to happen along the way.

18 Ways To Live a Successful Life (That Have Nothing To Do With Money)

Alexa Cortese | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexa Cortese

Who doesn't hope to be financially secure? Most of us probably do, but to make money, power, and possessions your sole goal in life is to ignore the deeper purpose of the human experience.

Life-Changing Story Tools

Jen Grisanti | Posted 06.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

You've heard of the phrase "Art imitates life." Now, I want you to think about "Life imitates art." Understanding these three story tools will help you to change the story of your life:

6 Cliché Phrases That You'll Never Hear Me Say

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

As soon as a catastrophic injury like mine happens, people look to you for strength when they see that your life altering event didn't totally break you. But I'm not your typical motivator. And I don't spew your typical cliché advice.

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

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | 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.

What 40-Year-Old Me Would Say to 25-Year-Old Me

The Unappreciated Pastor | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
The Unappreciated Pastor

I was 25 when I became a senior pastor. That was 15 years ago. Time has gone by so quickly. I have been reminiscing about life in the ministry. In looking back I have come to the conclusion that it would have been great if there were a mentor in my life to prepare me for ministry.

8 Pieces Of Life Advice From Women Who've Been There

Posted 03.24.2014 | Women

Everyone needs a little guidance sometimes. In a recent Reddit thread, user confessionberry asked older women on the site what advice they would of...

On the Hard Work of Finding Love: 3 Things I Learned on the Way to My Mr. Right

Cara E. Jones | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Cara E. Jones

I have no answers for why people fall in love when and how they do. Paths to romantic bliss are as different as the people who walk them. I can only say that, for me, the following experiences facilitated my journey to the love I've always wanted.

Grandfather's Brilliant Final Letter To His Grandkids Offers Life Lessons For The Rest Of Us

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.17.2014 | Fifty

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're revisiting a post we ran originally in 2012 in which an Irish grandfather wrote a letter of advice to his five gr...

7 Ways to Overcome Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

We naturally want to regain the things or people we've lost. But there's a fine line between doing your part and pushing fate.

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...