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Overcoming Obstacles

If It's Meant to Be

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate McClanaghan

All the perseverance, promotion, and patience required of you, beyond what anyone might have initially considered acceptable, would certainly surprise the average man on the street. But then maybe that's the whole point. To stand out, you have to stand up.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

3 Clues That You Need to Regroup

Michelle Renee | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

Are you ignoring the clues telling you it is time to regroup or are you open, aware and making the changes you need to make to say yes to living a resilient, in the now, awakened life?

The Best Years of My Life

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

For all the adolescents walking the hallways of their high schools, do not let a temporary, negative situation, or the unwelcome opinion from peers impact your deeper soul and spirit.

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.

10 Reasons to Love the Obstacles in Your Life

Matthew Trinetti | Posted 07.11.2014 | Books
Matthew Trinetti

Here's a thought: What if your monsters were not, in fact, monsters at all? What if those obstacles were actually your best friends, your wisest teachers, your greatest allies? And what if instead of hating your obstacles, you learned to love them?

On Motherhood, Mayhem and Moving On

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

To every mother who is wondering exactly where she went so terribly wrong, I offer this for consideration: You didn't.

From Obstacle to Opportunity

Denis Nolasco | Posted 06.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Denis Nolasco

Disappointed and sad, I fell into my usual trap comparing myself to my peers, who had been admitted into Ivy League schools. I, on the other hand, was rejected from nine. How could I be proud of this?

My Mom Was All We Needed To Overcome Every Obstacle

Ana Roca Castro | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Ana Roca Castro

By the time my mom was my age, she was already a widow with two girls. It wasn't until I became a mom myself that I finally discovered the values and heroism of the woman that brought me into this world.

I Left My Husband Immediately After My Cancer Diagnosis

Posted 03.02.2014 | Divorce

By Lizzy Smith for DivorcedMoms.com I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2012 and immediately upon diagnosis, I...

5 Ways to Focus on Your Journey

Erin Cox | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I hear women whom I consider to be super pretty, ultra smart, and talented, put themselves down and compare themselves to others an a regular basis: ...

How to Be Happy When Life Is Tough

Erin Cox | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I have friends who have lived through cancer, divorce, and other substantial losses who claim that periods of expansive growth, newfound gratitude, and authentic happiness followed their deepest and darkest times.

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...

How To Survive The Tough Times, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

How does Martha Stewart overcome tough times? Martha says that two especially tough times in her own life were her divorce, and the legal problem whic...

Musings on a Turnaround

Yolanda J. Gorman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Yolanda J. Gorman

There was an utter and systematic failure of leadership that had all but destroyed the structural integrity of the organization. The only things that kept the school from completely losing its accreditation were the academic programs. Somehow the faculty had continued to show up and bring their best to students in spite of the decline.

Recognize Miracles

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I experienced a true miracle in September I absolutely must share. One of my best friends flew down from Alaska to celebrate her 40th birthday with m...

A Blessing In Disguise?

Amy Oraefo | Posted 12.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

The next time you do not get that job that you so desperately wanted or you were unable to purchase the house of your dreams, take a deep breath and know that this roadblock is temporary and it must pass.

Men And Women in The Arena

Philip Pumerantz | Posted 12.16.2013 | College
Philip Pumerantz

Success in any worthy endeavor is bumpy along the way. Go ahead. Randomly select a scientific or social wonder that we take for granted today, and chart its course to success. At some point -- probably at several points -- its developers said, in moments of weakness, "I give up," or "It's just not going to happen." Yet they soldiered on, and we are the richer for it.

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 ...

5 Ways to Be a Better Friend, No Matter How Busy You Are

Erin Cox | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

My friends have been my support system, therapists, sounding boards, cheering team and sisters for life. I don't know what I would do without these women who have made my life immeasurably better.

Why Pinpointing the Cause of a Low Mood Is Never the Answer

Garret Kramer | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

When you're in a bad mood, your circumstances will appear challenging, but you're never in a bad mood because of challenging circumstances.

Diana Nyad's Lessons in Mental Toughness

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Impeccable physical condition is a must for a feat of this magnitude, but more so is the mental toughness it took to make this happen. Let's elaborate on the three lessons that Nyad shared with the world once she reached the beach of Key West.

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...

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.

WATCH: Gloria Estefan Reflects On Horrifying Accident

OWN | Posted 08.03.2013 | OWN

At the end of the '80s, Latin pop star Gloria Estefan was topping the charts and selling out concerts around the world. But on a snowy night in March ...