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Overcoming Adversity

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 03.20.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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?

Are You Preparing to Fail?

Garret Kramer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Jamming your head with information about an upcoming event or contest is never in your best interest. The human mind always works better when it's running on empty.

The Realization of Life

Faisal Hoque | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

"I have had my invitation to the world's festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard. It was my part at thi...

What Having a Brain Tumor Has Taught Me

Jay Platt | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

I had an MRI of the brain, and it was determined that the tumor had grown significantly and needed to be removed. And while I hope you will never face such a thing yourself, you will inevitably face adversity.

My Childhood Didn't Turn Me Into The Parent I Feared

Jennifer Ball | Posted 09.25.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Ball

My kids have known grief. They've no doubt felt anger, too. But my kids have never felt that fear I felt, they've never fled a room in terror like I did. They've never had to face an adult who has just violated their rights and listened to a pathetic, hollow apology.

A Reminder That You're Capable Of Handling The Hard Stuff

Mike Robbins | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While I don't believe that we have to necessarily suffer and struggle in order to grow and evolve in life, one of the best things we can do when dealing with adversity or challenge is to look for the gifts and find the gold in the situation as much as possible.

Overcoming Emotions That Hold Us Back

Faisal Hoque | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Emotions are a natural part of being a human being, and controlling them doesn't mean becoming a drone. However, how well we control our emotions drives how we treat others and ourselves.

Prim Siripipat: My Dreams, My Life, My Journey As a Thai-American Female Sportscaster

Prim Siripipat | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Prim Siripipat

Even the most successful people in life get discouraged, experience rejection, make mistakes and doubt themselves. In fact, adversity is inevitable, and it is those challenges that make us stronger.