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Overcoming Adversity

The Deadly Wake-Up Call That Changed Everything

Carline Bejin-Dye | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Carline Bejin-Dye

I discovered that I had been living a life according to what other's believed was the norm. I learned that every experience is part of the journey and realized that my journey was my life's purpose.

Overcoming Obstacles With Stacy Keach

Barry Kibrick | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Barry Kibrick

My conversation with Stacy has a lot to do with overcoming obstacles. No one escapes facing detours but some seem more adept at overcoming them, while others appear to be overcome by them.

Though I Walk Through the Valley

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Divorce
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Today I am still on the journey. I am learning to lean into and fully confront the depression and feelings of unworthiness that have controlled my life for many, many years. I am working to leave the lies that I have told myself about myself in the valley.

Overcome Failure and Walk Forward in Faith

Heather Martin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

I was here on this earth to learn some really important lessons, some wisdom that I could live by and share with others, and sometimes wisdom comes with a price tag. My price tag felt like incessant failure and that was hard to face.

The Number One Question We Should Be Asking Low-Income Students

Isa Adney | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Isa Adney

One of the faculty who had worked with an elementary school where the teachers visited the homes of each parent shared how they start each meeting with a simple, yet profound question: "What are your hopes and dreams for your child?"

It's Not Lack of Skills, Stupid

Ira Wolfe | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

We have dumbed down requirements to get an "A," graduate from college, and even write a resume. We have prepared people to get an interview and a job, but not to work.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Step of Faith

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.10.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My favorite scene in the third installment of the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is when Indiana must complete 3 tasks to reach the Holy Grail.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Hating to Loving Vulnerability

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Last time, I wrote about how traveling the road between employment and entrepreneurship is just one way to grow and develop as a person; to connect with the essence of who you are.

Love, the Glue That Holds Us All Together

Soren Petersen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Soren Petersen

Once in a while someone enters our world that makes us feel especially loved. Everyone feels blessed by their presence and their love provides the glue that makes families and friends unite, colleagues gather and whole communities rally around common goals. Such a one is my sister-in-law, Sophie.

Overcoming Obstacles: Rejection, Noes, and Lack of Support

S. L. Young | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

The use of these types of questions, a choice, and a subsequent decision -- to proceed or not -- can aid in a thorough evaluation of multiple considerations to reach an informed determination prior to any action.

'Reflections From Losing My Mother on 9/11'

Ed Tseng | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed Tseng

Meet Amish. He lost his mother on 9/11. She worked for Marsh & McLennan on the 97th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, right in th...

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

Sheer Ambition - Going for Gold in Blind Tandem Cycling

Amy Eskind | Posted 11.07.2014 | Sports
Amy Eskind

Hundreds of athletes from more than 40 countries gather in Greenville, South Carolina, over Labor Day weekend to compete with the best challenged cyclists in the world.

How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Although certain phases pass more smoothly than others, recognizing the tides of life grants us the inner fortitude to confront our circumstances with awareness and acceptance. After all, hope is a simple reminder that momentary sorrow is a prelude to lasting joy.

4 Shades of Childless Women, Part II

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

Choose to be mindful, conscious and attentive about one of your life's most important decisions. Tune in to both sides of your inner dialogue. Bust through the beliefs based on distortion, fear and limitation. Clarity will emerge... just stick with it.

Life Is Uncertain, But These Things I Know For Sure

Heather Martin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

Uncertainty in life often feels like the greatest hurdle to our happiness, but it is actually a huge blessing, we just need a better understanding of its nature and how to move through it. Here are some lessons I have learned about our elusive friend, uncertainty.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Should You Be Traveling This Road

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.

Why Suffering Is The Secret To Success

Business Insider | Dan Waldschmidt | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

You will do just about anything to avoid suffering. That's just how you're wired. Problems and pain and potential risks are scary. And when you ...

The Miraculous Sound and Story of James Day

Diriye Osman | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

It's important that we support our artists and thinkers in order for the culture to move forward. James Day is a remarkable musician and, just as importantly, a resilient individual whose sound and story is nothing short of miraculous.

Overcoming Challenges

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

Adversity is part of life. How you overcome that adversity and rise to the challenges in your life can really start to define you as a person. For better or worse, that is something I learned early at a very early age. While some may find that tragic, I find it empowering.

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

Ed Tseng | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.02.2014 | 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.