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Life Challenges

If You Want To Be Successful, Welcome Obstacles

Forbes | Paul B. Brown | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

Let’s start with three truisms. 1. If you do exactly what everyone else does, you will never have a competitive edge. You will always be the same...

How Pema Chodron Saved My Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Divorce, death, job loss, moving, it was a monumentally, ridiculously traumatic time. Life is bitter and life is sweet. It's painful and it's scary -- and it's the only way to know that we can fly.

The Word You Need To Hear When Dealing With A Loss

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 11.23.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Why is 'initiative' such a huge word? Because initiative means taking action. Initiative takes intent. Initiative takes formulation. Initiative takes follow-up and follow-through. Initiative comes from within yourself.

Wisdom Teeth

Dr. Sean Stephenson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Good News
Dr. Sean Stephenson

For the most part, I rarely talk or think about my disability. It's something I've felt has been more of a footnote in my life. Yet, these past few weeks it felt like the title. However, I want you to hear this...My life is amazing! Why? Because I declare it so.

When We Take Care of the Details -- The Details Take Care of Us

Malcolm Levene | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

Ask yourself what it is it you can do today, tomorrow or this week that will attend to a detail, that will enable you to feel a sense of achievement.

Life Is Like Video Games: It's All About the Gold Coins

Jordan Shapiro | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan Shapiro

In other words, what we're after -- the reason we play the game -- is always net proceeds. Proceeds represent the count that remains after each failure. Without the failures, we don't proceed. We just stay still.

How Well Do You Face the Trials and Tribulations of Your Life?

Judith Johnson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Have you noticed that it isn't so much what happens to you that determines the quality of your life, but rather how well you deal with your life? It's about what goes on inside of you that matters far more than how you measure up to some external measurement of success.

Living in the 'I Don't Know'

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Life is wretched and life is glorious. It is designed that way, I think, to keep us humble. Anyone who thinks they have all the answers probably doesn't know the questions. "I don't know" is a good place to be. It isn't always fun or easy, but it is real.

What To Do When You're Forced Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Rightfully so, unforeseen changes cause distress, uncertainty, and a pressing sense of fear. So what are we to do when our habits are interrupted and our stability is tested? Keep these few truths in minds when the comfort rug is swept from under your feet.

Getting Knocked in the Head

Peri Pakroo | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Peri Pakroo

Sure, challenges are great for learning and personal growth, but what if you're trying to create in the moment and you haven't had time to process what you're going through? What if it's just too damn heavy to deal with creatively? That's what I've been grappling with.

Learning Fiscal Policy -- and Lifelong Lessons

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

We are all students and learners and teachers. I write this in tribute to my greatest teacher from a student's perspective. Maybe you will stop to think of a favorite teacher, mentor or role model, and perhaps even reach out and say hello to them.

Are You Willing to Ride the Start-up Rollercoaster?

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.27.2013 | Small Business
Julie Kantor

Learning for future successes and challenges -- it's up to you. Are you willing to step into that car alone or again with some awesome advisers and partners?

A Change In Perspective: How Adversity Adds Meaning To Life

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We are not passionate about things that are easy. We are not engaged wholly by the things we have all the answers to. We are driven by our passions in part because we haven't quite mastered them.

How To Overcome Regret

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Most of my clients this week had a theme of being stuck in regret. And I laughed to myself because I was actually in the middle of doing the same round of work on myself that I was asking them to do. Since I was so raw in this area, I was even more able to help than usual.

The Alliance of Adversity

Raymond Torres | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

Through struggle, we give birth to new features of our character. In those features, we unlock the possibility of appreciating our commonality and of realizing our most profound potential.

9 Ways To Gracefully Handle Change

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Change is in the air. Not only is the change of seasons palpable in many places, but in the case of many people I know, life changes are brewing, often showing up in dramatic ways or in the form of an unexpected curveball.

Why It's Okay to 'Make a Mess' of Things

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Sometimes you have to make a mess of things to find the joy and fulfillment you desire and deserve. And let me tell you, sometimes it's actually easier to take a sledgehammer to all that you've built up rather than waiting for it to painfully unravel over time.

Wheelchair Wisdom: 'Dance With Me!'

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Living with MS, a progressive illness, has forced me to accept sudden changes in life that are not always easy or pleasant to deal with. Accepting and loving myself -- overcoming fear, embarrassment, and self-consciousness -- was a significant milestone for me.

Finding Inspiration in Life's Toughest Moments

Karin Kamp | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

We have received well over a hundred submissions from women sharing their stories about starting a business. One of the questions we ask is what motiv...

Can't Get No Satisfaction: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Instead of panicking about a state you have not yet achieved, I urge you to live in the magic of the moment. Do not let thoughts about where you could have been, should have been, or need to be dominate your psyche.

Flow: Unlocking Creative Potential

Willow Dea | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

When we bring our students into contact with the unique spark of life that they are, by means of helping to create states of flow with them, we optimize the potential that the light will turn on for them.

The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

Judith Brisman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Brisman, Ph.D.

This young stranger put into words something I had never thought of in terms of recovery. She made me realize that in order to recover from anything, you have to stop being afraid of hard.

Does Life Always Conspire For Our Highest Good?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

You might think you know yourself. But I suspect, that like most people, you've kept your true identity a secret, not only to the larger world around you, but especially to you.

Black Children and Adults Face Family Barriers

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

A measure of the society's meritocracy is the extent to which advantage and disadvantage are passed from parents to children.

What Are You Working on? Part 3

Hillary Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rubin

How many of you are looking for the work to stop? Do you want to just breathe and erase all your problems? Are you ready to learn a tool that will shi...