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Overcoming Adversity

Basketball Player: 'Losing My Arms and Legs Was One of the Best Things That Ever Happened to Me'

Ed Tseng | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed Tseng

Rayna embraced the struggle. When she faced adversity on the basketball court, she stepped up her game. She embraced the struggle. After contracting bacterial meningitis and losing her arms and legs, Rayna also stepped up her game (in life).

Determination Defined: The Carmen Rodriguez Story

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The lesson to learn from the "Carmen Rodriguez Story" is that through hard work and dedication you can achieve your personal goals. Though life may hand you obstacles, you can turn them into opportunities.

Going Through Hard Times? Keep Going

Heather Martin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

People who haven't been through hard times consider themselves smarter and wiser for having avoided the wall you hit. But what they don't understand is if we garner the necessary wisdom and lessons from this experience, those of us who went through hard times can actually be better off.

Whoopi Goldberg Keeps It Real at Prison College Graduation, Discussing Her Shortcomings

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Dominic Carter

Whoopi Goldberg has been in a lot of movies. The Color Purple, Sister Act, and I'll admit, one of my favorite Goldberg movies, when she played the f...

Are Sweatpants the New Lingerie?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

If you were to plot your relationship on graph, you'd be able to see how romance tends to wax and wane, but intimacy is the coal that keeps the fire of love burning. I've been reading a lot recently about the different stages of relationships, and it's helped me to identify four distinct stages in my marriage.

Interview With a Philosopher: The Crucible of Adversity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

How do you view adversity? What role does it play in your life? Do you always seek to avoid it? Or will you sometimes take on a challenge that you sus...

When Your Back Is Against the Wall... Push!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

You have two choices... quit or move forward. Since quitting is not an option, you must push forward. Sure, the uncertainties of life can overwhelm you, but you are equipped for the task! It is important to stand in your reality.

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When a family faces challenging times -- illness, loss of a job, the end of the marriage, financial stress or a myriad of other problems life sometimes throws our way -- parenting can be even more difficult, especially when there is just not enough time, energy or resources.

9 Ways To Handle Work Stress Like A Soldier

: Inc. | Bill Murphy Jr. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Small Business

Great leadership seems easy when things are good and everybody's happy. When times grow tough, however, a leader's true colors are revealed. Te...

College Runner Fights World Hunger While Making Comeback From Injury

William Lambers | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
William Lambers

Her 2013 cross country season was obviously over. Luckily, her career was saved just in the nick of time. Now with the right diagnosis she could get healthy.

Shirley Temple: The Passing of an Icon

David Kanegis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let Shirley Temple serve as an example to all of us. We make of our lives what we choose. Let's opt for success, and happiness. It's a great way to live.

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.

How I Got Through My Tough Times, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.30.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to getting through hard times, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, had some great advice to share with us about bein...

The Three Keys to Survival and Entrepreneurship From Genocide Survivor and Educator Emad Rahim

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"I got sick -- some people told my mother to bury me because I looked so pale and was extremely weak. I was crying a lot and people worried that my cries would be heard by the Khmer Rouge."

So She Says, 'OMG, My Life Is Falling Apart!'

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

We can get caught up in the "why upset the apple cart" type of thought patterns and convince ourselves that it's okay to stay within the limitations of our current experience of "success." Playing it safe has its downside; it keeps us smaller than we are meant to be.

Knocking Out Adversity With Boxing Champion Terri Moss

Erin Havel | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Erin Havel

As a young adult cancer survivor, I personally believe we need to hear as many triumph stories as we can find. It helps to know others have made it through difficulty and succeeded in their goals. I recently had the privilege of interviewing female boxing champion, Terri Moss.

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.

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.

Nelson Mandela: His Life Was His Message

Margie Warrell | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Margie Warrell

Mandela's life story is one of overcoming adversity and embracing challenges that seemed to many to be both unsolvable and insurmountable.

Happiness No Matter What

Sandra Fecht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Fecht

This is about being able to sail your unique, personal ship of life through the roughest storms and come through to a safe harbor. It is all about learning how to navigate the rough waters and enjoying the storms as much as the calm.

11 Daily Rituals for Self-Empowerment

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Daily life can drag us down and make us weary of our circumstances. The repetition of routine becomes mundane and mediocre, and we often wonder where to turn for a bit of liberating distraction. So what would you do if you discovered your fountain of inner energy? You can unlock your own unique force through daily exercises aimed at establishing your tenacity and capacity.

21 Golden Rules To Live By

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

I've committed my grandmother's invaluable wisdoms to memory and recall them whenever faced with uneasy decisions. It's amazing how a few simple words which we believe with conviction can enrich us with an incredible power to act and an unimaginable strength to recover.

WATCH: The Advantage Of Adversity

Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Roadblocks have a way of stopping people from achieving their goals. However, according to author and psychiatrist Dr. Norman Rosenthal, adversity is ...

The Secret to Raising a Resilient Child

Renee Jain | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Renee Jain

Our natural instinct as teachers, parents and caretakers is to protect children from hardship, yet we know walking between the raindrops of adversity is not possible. Instead of sidestepping challenge, we can teach kids to cope positively, to learn and grow from adversity.

The Gift Of Adversity

Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.

How often have you heard people say, after sustaining a major trauma, "It was terrible at the time, but it turned out for the best?" Can this really be true, or are they kidding themselves? Was it really a change for the better or just a rationalization to make them feel better?