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Perseverance

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

Harshada Rajani | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

In most cases, being a survivor is better than being a victim, but arguably, not in this case. The immense pain and unrelenting heartache of a stroke lies in its aftermath, not in the injury itself. One goes through so many unbelievable challenges, large and small, as a result of having a stroke.

Perseverance in the Face of Violence

Avital Zeisler | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

In my own personal work with victims of violence, I wanted to share some of the messages that have helped women find the confidence to break away from the cycle of abuse.

4 Action Steps to Take When Times Are Tough

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When a family faces challenging times -- illness, loss of a job, the end of the marriage, financial stress or a myriad of other problems life sometimes throws our way -- parenting can be even more difficult, especially when there is just not enough time, energy or resources.

Passion, Perseverance and Our Expanding Definition of Success

Robert 'Reb' Rebele | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert 'Reb' Rebele

If you have a clearly identified passion that already fits well with the rest of your life, grit seems likely to work in your favor. For the rest of us, though, the answer is less clear. We may first need to spend some time understanding our own definition of success.

The Toughest Race My Daughter And I Ever Ran

Andi Sligh | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Andi Sligh

It's hard to believe that it was so hard for her, when in the past it's been (relatively) easy. But when the pain of the day had subsided just a bit, I recalled one of the mantras of slow distance runners: "Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start."

When Your Sense of Security Is Gone

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

When you experience something so traumatizing, so hard, something so unbelievably difficult, something that takes your control from you: how do you then get it back?

LOOK: This Is What It Truly Means To Persevere

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The Terrible Silence Between Breaths

Harshada Rajani | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

I learned to breathe on my own about a month after my stroke. But, actually learning to breathe on my own was the single most significant and terrifying experience of my life.

The Major Component Of Communication We're Often Forgetting

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Old habits don't die easily, but they do eventually dissolve, although the process usually takes longer and requires more practice than we think it should. Along the way, however, we get to cultivate other necessary qualities and strengths that serve us greatly, not only in our relationships, but in all areas of our lives.

Goodbye, 2013... Hello, 2014

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Maria Grazia Pozzi

We await to see the new year blossom and we will take one last look at the year that was, full of hard work and challenges, steep climbs and furious descents, but in the end that's what makes us say that life is worth living!

Quitter

Julie Gray | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Gray

That was what the man, my boss, whispered into my ear, his hot breath fluttering the hair on my young neck. I was a "personal assistant" for a D.C. bi...

Walk the Talk!

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Erdika Wirengjurit

In my previous post, I've mentionned the burgeoning idea of a certain project of mine after I've attended a One Young World summit. Not only was my in...

The New York City Marathon: 26.2 Miles of Inspiration and Self-Discovery

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The events I had just witnessed, combined with my own exhausted state, and the triumph of finishing my first marathon were almost too much. What a glorious world we live in and how thankful I am to be alive to experience days like this.

Is a Failed Goal Better Than No Goal at All?

Laura Brady Saade | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Brady Saade

For me, probably the biggest motivator to go for it is regret. I don't want to look back and regret not trying something. I don't want to be "alone with my dreams of yesteryear," thinking coulda, woulda, shoulda. While I may never be juggling fire or swords, at least I gave it a shot.

5 Lessons I Learned From Surviving Cancer And Divorce

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

I never had the intention or goal of being a "survivor." I only wanted to siphon what I could out of the devastation and disillusionment I was experiencing.

The Chicago Marathon That Changed My Life: Stories Left Behind Must Be Shared

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Todd Kestin

Look around you and you'll see adolescents and young adults who look to you to learn how you rise above the flood. To take your tools into their own arsenal. To build on your experiences.

The Moment I Stopped Making Excuses

Amanda Dai | Posted 11.27.2013 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I run through every excuse and explanation I can think of and come up empty. There really isn't any reason I can't do it; only I think I can't do it.

What Leaders Can Learn From This Surprising Source

Lisa Arie | Posted 11.25.2013 | Women
Lisa Arie

'All teenagers feel horrible at some point and when you feel horrible, it's natural to want to make it go away, even if it means going numb.'

Champion Character

Rory Vaden | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Consistent confidence isn't based on fickle forces or worldly circumstances, it is grounded in knowing that -- in any situation -- you will deliver everything you have. That is why the champion always performs, always executes and why he ultimately, always wins.

Our Biggest Hardships Can Lead to Our Happiest Days

Erin Cox | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Stay strong and persevere. Don't let the hardships steal your joy or purpose. Experience the sadness, anger or whatever emotions that need to be expressed, then ask for clarity and direction.

Failure Makes You a Winner

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

There are drawbacks to the hero's journey, of course. Once you've faced down a particularly difficult challenge, you will have grown so much you might hardly recognize yourself. But the advantages to developing grit are great, and the "boon" is almost certainly worthwhile.

Karen Black: Hollywood, May 24, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I like to find spots of light and feeling around a location, and have made some mental notes already. We move around the theater, and in each spot, she intuits the essence and poses in perfect accord to evoke the feeling of the moment and space.

Getting Back on the Horse

Esther Lofgren | Posted 09.23.2013 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

In our final at the Lucerne World Cup last Sunday, we were in fourth place coming into the final few hundred meters. We called our final sprint... and seconds later, I heard a sickly crunching sound and the boat pulled hard to the side.

Is Your Child Ungifted?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn't seem too concerned: "I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hat...

Renee Jain: Teaching Children the Third Metric of Success

Renee Jain | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Renee Jain

Perseverance and passion matter at least as much, if not more, than other cognitive qualities. As I see it, grit is a tool that levels the playing field.