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7 Steps to Being a Kinder Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.

What's Motivating You: Being Right or Being Kind?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Is your attention on being right? Do you have chapter and verse about what they have done wrong? Are your thoughts and feelings leading to the result either of you want? What is your real motivation?

How Boredom Can Lead To Failure

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

New research is demonstrating that our ability to succeed at a task may well depend on how exciting and valuable we expect that task to be.

UK and Miami: GREAT Expectations for 2014

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 03.12.2014 | Miami
Kevin McGurgan

Miami has become my home as I have lived here longer than any other place since leaving home in 1990, aged 18 to join the British Diplomatic Service. Since then I have moved 21 times in 24 years in pursuit of Her Majesty's interests.

Why You Haven't Accomplished Your Big Goal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The reality stung for a moment. But then... I felt liberated. After all, if I couldn't be the best runner around, then I could just focus on being the best runner I could be. Knowing and accepting I'd never be the best at it actually made me free.

Why I'm Resolute Against Resolutions

Erin McHugh | Posted 03.04.2013 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

A few words about resolutions. I'm suspicious of them. I put them in the same category as diets: in the main, they're doomed from the start, complete with a hefty chaser of guilt and self-recrimination.

WATCH: 6 Lessons Oprah Learned From The World's Biggest Dreamers

Posted 11.05.2012 | OWN

Do you have the courage to go after your most impossible dream? Oprah says if the road to what you want isn't difficult, then you aren't dreaming big ...

Do You Measure Up?

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I made a mental list of some of the ways I have failed: I believe in recycling, but every once in a while I throw paper in the blue trash bin instead of the green. I believe in returning the shopping cart to its metal cage in the lot, except when I am in a really, really, big hurry.

Are You Ready and Willing to Play the Money Game?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 11.17.2012 | Money
Jinny Ditzler

One of most folks' biggest goals is to reach the stage in life when you no longer have to work in order to pay the bills. The earlier you begin planning seriously to achieve this goal, the more quickly you'll reach it -- and the more money you'll have when you do.

Celebrating the Drive

Zach Veach | Posted 11.17.2012 | Teen
Zach Veach

Learning to drive is something that I think many of us take for granted. But taking the step in life to learn to drive is a major milestone and should never be treated lightly!

5 Steps to Have More Money Now

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money
Jinny Ditzler

I've been ruthless (but kind) when it comes to getting money that's owed to us. If you put your attention on making and finding money, you'll think of plenty you can do.

Set A Personal Goal And Run With It

Bant Breen | Posted 08.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Bant Breen

I am not one who normally embraces personal challenges like running a marathon. Marathon running is a cliché goal, right up there with climbing a big mountain or sailing around something. But I am buying into the cliché.

Overrated: Following Your Dreams

Christine Egan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Christine Egan

You can do anything you put your mind to! If anyone tells you that, they're either lying or stupid, or both. Sure, the idea sounds nice in theory....

What I Learned Running The New York City Marathon

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

It's hard to run if your leg is gushing blood all over the place and hurting you. Also, the blood makes the ground slippery, and other runners will get mad at you, no matter how hard you try to explain that really, it's that jerk dog's fault.