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Passions

What Is 'Having It All'?

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Deborah A. Kahn

More attention needs to be given to alternatives to the societal assumption that the definition of "having it all" is full-time career and children. Let each of us define what choice and path makes us happy and feeling successful. Let each of us applaud, not denigrate, another's life choice.

The Raw Truth About Overnight Success

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

Both successful businesses and actually making your dreams come true takes action, dedication, focus and time. Only time can give you what you need. So roll up your sleeves and have fun on the adventure of life. Those who embrace the journey are the ones who see the huge results.

7 Steps for Transitioning Out of the Corporate World to Find Your Bliss

Renee Lo Iacono | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Renee Lo Iacono

Transitioning out of the corporate world to pursue other personal or professional goals may be challenging, however, with a little focus and perseverance it's definitely doable.

We All Need Reminders to Follow Our Passion

Chris Waddell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

We have an amazing ability to persevere, to adapt and to dream, but sometimes we need someone else to jumpstart those dreams, someone to allow us to believe that our dreams are something more than idle thoughts.

What it Means to Be Financially Disadvantaged in College

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.15.2014 | College
Audrey Cheng

As a college student with almost full-financial aid, I work four jobs to pay for my tuition, housing and other activities. And I love it.

What To Do When You're Stuck In A Rut

Erin Cox | Posted 10.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Sometimes we get really stuck in our lives or businesses. That just might be when it's time to call in outside reinforcements. There is no shame in this!

The One Question You Should Never Ask A New Friend

Therese Borchard | Posted 05.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Upon meeting someone new, part of me hopes I will never hear the dreaded four words (what-do-you-do) because then I wouldn't have to assess how I am going to respond -- with my pragmatic communications-consultant role, or with the idealistic wanting-to-save-the-world profile.

Beyoncé Again Brings Her 'A Game'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

When we are stuck in safety, we confuse the fatigue of simultaneously trying for and resisting our goals with the energy and effort that would otherwise be going powerfully toward achieving them.

How To Tell The Difference Between A True Calling And A Whim

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

We're all put here with different personalities, passions and skills. If you feel called to make art, then you were put here to make art. If you feel called to write, record, build, design, speak or explore, then you were put here to do just that.

Stories

Charley Johnson | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Charley Johnson

Amongst my friends, being happy isn't enough. Being successful doesn't cut it. Being in a loving relationship is but part of the plan. They want to leave a mark on the world. It is one of the reasons I love them.

Tributaries of the Mind: An Interest in Angling

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

What is a hobby in the human mind? What's going on, psychologically, when we develop an interest and pursue it? Scientists have actually studied this kind of interest and have some insights.

For Passion or Paycheck? Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Stop wasting your time defining the word passion. You know what it means! They don't think you care enough. Perhaps they're not "seeing" your efforts. When they can't witness these efforts time and again, they can't witness an obvious "financial win."

'Passions' Star Files For Divorce

TMZ | Posted 10.01.2012 | Celebrity

"Passions" star Brook Kerr is pulling the plug on her marriage, TMZ has learned ... but unlike her character on the show, her husband isn't also her s...

Your Start-Up Life: "Find What You Love to Do"

Rana Florida | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle is a modern day super hero. His beneficiaries aren't just animals but people too, who can achieve a better and truer kind of humanity by changing the way we treat the creatures we share the planet with.

Can The Honeymoon Phase Last A Lifetime? New Study Says Yes

Posted 02.02.2012 | Weddings

Can those butterflies at the beginning of a relationship really last a lifetime? Yes, according to a new study released online Wednesday. Resea...

WATCH: How To Make A Successful Career Change

Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

The Today Show hosts Katie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb spoke to Today Financial Editor Jean Chatzky, and career website The Grindestone's Editor At Larg...

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 10.01.2011 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The beauty of career reinvention is that you can change direction at any time. You should feel comforted that you have the power to control your care...

The Secret To A Life Of No Regrets: Live Before You Die

Joe Robinson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Joe Robinson

The false belief that all value comes from output -- "I produce therefore I am" -- is a lousy measuring stick for self-worth but very effective at squelching your life.

Remembering Childhood Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

There was a point in my freestyle skiing career when I started getting sidetracked by the allure of the dollar. But when I stood on my makeshift podium as a five-year-old girl, it was the medal I dreamed of.

Does Pursuing Our Passions Really Make Us Happier?

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

A passion doesn't just plug you into a dependable source of rhapsodic moments each week, it also provides the best kind of happiness: gratification, a lasting sense of fulfillment that the instant mood upgrades can't.

Growing Bolder in 2011: It's Not About Age. It's About Attitude.

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

The stereotypes of ageism -- propagated by the mainstream media are embedded in our national psyche -- make many of us dread what can be the best days of our lives.

Are You Sure You Want to Write a Book?

Rick Foster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rick Foster

Pretty much everybody wants to write a book. I know this because I've co-written a book, and everywhere I go, people emerge from the audience to tell me about the book they, too, are writing.

Romantic Relationships Are Hotbeds for Serious Lies

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

The BIG lies, the ones we consider most serious, are usually told by and to the people with whom we are most intimate.

Marital Mentality #2: The More Profound Historic Change

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Why should you have to be any kind of a couple to have access to basic rights, protections, dignity, and respect?