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Overcoming Obstacles

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This Teacher Is Battling Homelessness, But Finds Strength In Her Students And Kids (How To Help)

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

For Raquel Tillett, the holiday season does not bring a bounty of presents beneath a tree or a feast on a decorated dinner table. Instead, this 44-yea...

Reflections on Building a Resilient Self

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I share this letter because as part of the resiliency building process, I have built a network of support. That support has led me to find peace within and to realize all the good that came from the relationship I built and rebuilt with my mother.

9 Inspiring Quotes From People Who Made Unbelievable Comebacks

Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment

If you can find inspiration after a plane crash, 47 days lost at sea and two years in a series of brutal prison camps, anything is possible. At le...

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Step of Faith

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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.

Overcoming Adversity, a Step at a Time

Jay Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

What does taking a single step mean to you? Did you walk to work this morning, or simply walk to the car to drive to work? Did you walk to the kitchen to grab coffee or take the dog for a walk around the block?

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

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.

If It's Meant to Be

Kate McClanaghan | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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...