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Overcoming Challenges

Week Three on How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.22.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Welcome back to the final week of How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed! Previously, in the first week we spoke about how the outcome of your goals an...

How to Do More of What You Love

Marcia Wieder | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

Now is the time to make space for a deeper and more profound relationship with yourself. Ask yourself if not now, when? Stop the cycle of procrastination you may have developed over the years.

Week Two on How to Motivate Yourself to Succeed!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

All in all, it's always about learning. In this case, it's about figuring out how to work through obstacles, the expectations and routines holding you back, as well as managing stress that may come your way.

6 Tips For Holding It Together

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

To avoid the burn of acting out during an emotional upsurge, take a few simple steps to calm your heightened spirit and quiet your uneasy mind. When the moment has passed, you'll be grateful you were able to be the master of your emotions.

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.

4 Simple Techniques for Conquering Life's Daily Annoyances

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

When you apply positive strategies to everyday issues, your life will improve in every area. They may even help to prevent larger catastrophes from happening. At least, if they do happen, you will be less overwhelmed by them.

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.

Find Health by Rewriting Your Story

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

It's often not about a lack of willpower or laziness or failure to be motivated. What I see more is something heavier: that story that tells someone she is not worthy of health or fitness, that she will never be good enough.

Running and Writing, Post-Boston

Debra Pickett | Posted 06.16.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

As people, we do things sometimes that are not, strictly speaking, necessary. We do things. We rise to challenges. Though we are not all capable of the heroism of our first responders, we can all find something great within ourselves.

A Gift Wrapped In Sandpaper

Marilyn Tam | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

My mother was a gift wrapped in sandpaper -- cutting and abrasive upon contact, but when carefully examined and thoughtfully experienced, she became my most powerful and inspiring teacher.

Turning Chaos Into Opportunity; Facing Adversity, Problems and Flaws

Rob Kall | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Kall

Adversity can be both awful and wonderful. Soldiers regale each other with tales of heroism and courage in the face of adversity. Adversity shapes us slowly but steadily just as water carves out canyons and wears down mountains.

What Brooklyn's HOPE Program Taught Me -- Claire Silberman

The HOPE Program | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
The HOPE Program

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI've been involved with the HOPE Program in Brooklyn for about 15 years. Its slogan is that it teaches students to "find, get and keep a job." But the women and men who enroll in the HOPE Program expect so much more than that.

Overcoming Sustainability Challenges Requires Determination

John Friedman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Regardless of size, the most successful companies will commit fully to sustainability when their efforts are based not on short-term market trends or a desire to 'look good' but rather based on the core and foundational values that have served them well for years.

When 'Going With The Flow' Feels Impossible

Daniel Scott | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Daniel Scott

Going with the flow is easy, especially when that current feels great. The challenge is learning how to drop into a positive flow when half-swept away in a riptide of epic misfortune. No, life, I'm not waving. I'm drowning.

The Gift

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Facing the challenges and fears of this past year has brought us closer. We see each day together as a gift. Our appreciation of the simple things of life is heightened, whether it's a moment shared watching our dogs play, or the enjoyment taken in a meal before the fireplace.

How Avoidance Will Make You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Think about everything you are missing out on because of what you are avoiding. How much richer could your life become if you didn't feel the need to hide from your fears? What would you be able to do? Supposing you were not fearful, think how great your life would be.

Letter to a Young Man Named K

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Kevin Powell

"I hope you read my short letter with an open heart and mind, even though you do not know me. I've heard about your situation and wanted to personally reach out to you, because I believe in you, and because I believe in the potential and possibilities of your life."

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.

From Hurricane Sandy to Sandy Hook: Are We Totally Powerless?

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

Feeling powerlessness is real. Being powerless is real. And acknowledging it can grow us. But let it lead you not to despair or destruction, but toward honoring yourself. Channel your powerlessness to bolster your strength, resources, authority, and capacity to act.

'Where You Stumble, There Your Treasure Is'

Steven Crandell | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Please take a moment and reflect. What brings you a sense of wholeness and balance and joy? Where and how did you find it?

The Other F-Word

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

So, why are we so afraid of failure? What about the very concept of not turning out to be the winner terrifies us and stops us from even trying?

When Hardship Hits: Ask Not, 'Why Me?!' Ask, 'Why Not Me?!'

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Ann Rasmussen

We can choose to think flexibly and adaptively, rather than rigidly and maladaptively, by redefining painful life blows as opportunities to evolve. Suffering is the "rock-tumbler" of life, within which the nuggets of our battered selves get polished into our highest and best selves.

Using Life's Speed Bumps To Your Advantage

Pam Grout | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Pam Grout

Reaching any goal, manifesting any desire is a simple matter of deciding that you want it and starting to move in that direction. It's no more complicated than driving from say, Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Getting Past Hard Moments

Naima Mora | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Naima Mora

We can't hold onto things that have happened, good or bad. Life happens and it continues to happen every second of every moment of every day, changing and evolving. We must evolve with it.

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.