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Why Living Life to the Fullest Really Isn't so Cliché

Unwritten | Posted 04.18.2014 | Women
Unwritten

As cliché as it sounds, we all really do take so many parts of our lives for granted. As much as we've heard it, we need to remember to appreciate the little things -- whether it's as simple as eating that delicious burrito bowl from Chipotle or something as critical as family.

Disability Doesn't Need Your Pity

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.

Don't Solve Your Problems, Transcend Them

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

We don't need to solve our problems as much as we need to transcend them and see the truth about them. Solving problems in the world gives us a momentary high and then an empty place for the next problem to fill; transcendence gives us freedom.

Africa in the Eyes of Westerners

Audrey Cheng | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Audrey Cheng

Beyond being unfair to the third world, 'first world problems' also is cruel in that it offers no empathy to those in the first world suffering from problems we deem as 'third world problems.'

Why Women Should Know Their Place

Derrell Jamison | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
Derrell Jamison

Most women are conditioned to believe that their hopes and dreams should dim in comparison to a mans. How often do you hear of men quitting their jobs because their woman got a new position that requires them to relocate? What about men choosing to stay at home with their children while the woman continues to further her career? Hardly ever.

Worried About Not Making It in Life? 5 Reasons to Relax and Think Twice

Andrea Haupts | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Haupts

Have we finally made it? The answer to this question is very much dependent on our personal standpoint; however, we have a tendency to consider ourselves successful only if we measure up to general standards of success -- and it can be quite frustrating when we feel left behind.

Why You Can't Find What You're Looking For

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Whatever you are looking for in your life, I wish you good luck on that journey. Keep your perspective as broad as possible and then learn to enjoy the wait. After all, life is really about learning how to live with uncertainty and find meaning even when all seems lost.

One Last Shot

John Brubaker | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
John Brubaker

How different would your results be if you approached everything like it was your one last shot at it? How different would your life be?

After Losing Son To Cancer, Mom Finds Joy She Never Thought Possible

Julie Guillot | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Julie Guillot

We found our way into the mountains and, despite being outnumbered by two small children, I got them fully outfitted and into their lessons. Then I made a radical decision.

On the Hard Work of Finding Love: 3 Things I Learned on the Way to My Mr. Right

Cara E. Jones | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Cara E. Jones

I have no answers for why people fall in love when and how they do. Paths to romantic bliss are as different as the people who walk them. I can only say that, for me, the following experiences facilitated my journey to the love I've always wanted.

After the Fall: How a Little Trip Put My Life Back on Track

Rachel Chang | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Chang

It's easier to go down the rabbit hole than it is to pull yourself out of it. And on the way up, you may stumble (literally). It took a helpless fall for me to take control of my own life -- and to speak up and fight for myself instead of sitting back and letting the drama floating around get the best of me.

Big Deal or Little Problem?

Raluca State | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

The teacher, in a calming, warm voice, said: "Big deal or little problem?" He thought about it for a second. His eyes focused squarely on hers. His hands relaxed motionless by his sides.

A Body's Betrayal: Woman's Fight Against a Deadly Disease

Courtney Perry | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Perry

Twenty-year-old Brynn suffers from a disease that could debilitate most people, but Brynn finds healing and purpose in educating others about her life-threatening and incurable illness called mast cell disease.

Lemonade

Kristen Noel | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

Tucking our experiences away doesn't make them disappear -- it just allows them to pile up and expand in girth. Why collect and harbor this stuff when you can spring clean and clear space for something new? And better yet, while you are at it, help someone else out.

The Big Question That Changes Everything

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Then I asked the pivotal question, "How would you want this handled if you were one of the performers?" That changed everything. Instead of firing people, they decided to clarify expectations, to see if the people even knew what was expected of them.

How Going Undercover Reminded Me to Appreciate My Privilege

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Katy Wolk-Stanley

My non-consumerism relies heavily on the community I live in. If I were in more of a low income area, my food shopping options would likely be limited, and our safety would not be a given. I have opportunities that many other Americans do not.

Journey to the Center of Your Grief

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

We all experience loss. When faced with the loss of a loved one, we are faced with great challenge. The sheer shock and utter sadness we feel most cer...

How I Stay Motivated to Meditate

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman

I believe meditation practice on the cushion is exactly that -- "practice" for the rest of life. When I sit down each morning to meditate, I hone my power of concentration.

Get a Perspective

Dhairya Pujara | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Dhairya Pujara

People call me 'social entrepreneur.' What I really think they mean is an entrepreneur with perspective that drives him towards social change. Opinions can be formed based on reading and learning, but perspective comes from empathy and wisdom.

Stressed Out? This Will Help You Focus On The Bigger Picture

Posted 01.28.2014 | 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...

Bad Times + Enough Time = Good Times

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Here's one secret to life. Shorten the time between having a really bad day and knowing you'll have a really good story.

Perspective Is Everything in 2014

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

In 2014, make the choice to change your thoughts and you will change your world. Remember, what you think during times of adversity will determine how long you remain there.

Egocentrism and Negotiation Failure

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Negotiations and disagreements are difficult for many reasons. We set them up as antagonistic, and so we assume that when we win, our rival loses and...

The View From Inside Out

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

As the day begins, the dim light slowly exposes the wondrous nature that surrounds me. A little later, the sun will peek over the mountain range and a...

WATCH: Daring Attempt To Ride A Motorcycle In A Flash Flood

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Michael Henao is a daring guy, but risk doesn't always reap reward. When Colorado was hit by historic flooding in September of 2013, Henao tried to...