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Overcoming Obstacles

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 ...

Care to Swap Reading Lists?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Books
Maureen Anderson

Of anything my husband and I are proud to have inspired in our daughter, voracious reading is near the top of the list. I'm not talking about magazine...

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.

Vanessa Hardy: What Is Success?

Vanessa Hardy | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Vanessa Hardy

Living looks really different than it looked three years ago. There's a difference between being physically alive and truly living.

WATCH: Debbie Gibson's Miraculous Reunion With Fan Who Beat Cancer

HooplaHa | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
HooplaHa

It was Meghan's dying wish to meet popstar Debbie Gibson. In 1989, Debbie paired up with Starlight Children's Foundation to give a girl with terminal ...

WATCH: Inspiring Woman Living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

HooplaHa | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

When Alyssa was just 5 months old, she was diagnosed with a genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). The doctors told her family that she...

Take Control of Your Fears, Take Control of Your Life

Jay Platt | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

I guess I could have just gone home and taken it easy, as was recommended to me by most medical experts. They'd told me that my best years were far behind me; that I'd never be able to do the kind of things I once had. But I chose to not listen to all of that.

What's Getting In The Way Of Your Passion?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Even a small step in the right direction can have a snowball effect in bringing you closer to the joyful, purposeful life you are meant to live. I hope you will make that small step today!

4 Practices to Triumph in Any Trial

Claudia Chan | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Claudia Chan

I am a firm believer that challenges are what exercise our hearts, minds and bodies to build up stamina for the greater things we will encounter and pursue in life.