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Struggle

Interview: Meet the Women Who Are Helping Mold the Stars of Tomorrow

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I was recently given the opportunity to conduct an interview with the founders of A-Team Studios, an artist development agency headquarted in Miami, Florida.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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.

We're All in Recovery -- Here's Why

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

Recovery takes many forms and has many causes, but the common denominator is realizing the need for change. It's the most powerful and human ability -- the ability to be aware, to choose, to change, to recover (and repeat). It's essentially the will to grow every day.

Success, Failure and Mastery

Tom Morris | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Sarah Lewis helps us to reorient our thinking around the concept of mastery and the process that develops it. And it's the process that seems to be her real interest, because the process of growing in mastery of anything inevitably involves uncertainty, courage, failure, persistence and struggle.

Is This the Life You're Living?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

You trust in saving graces like this. You trust that one day soon, you'll be able to laugh about this -- life's tragedy and consequent comedy. Because, at nearly 31, all you can do is accept that this is the life you're living.

Stairs!

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Paula H. Noe

I am very happy to be back in Florence, which for me is a vibrant, dense and welcoming city. Moving was, once again, very challenging, and it involve...

The Art of Easing Up

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

The act of letting go could feel like defeat, resignation or even passivity, but it could also be construed as a powerful declaration of trust -- trust that the universe knows what it's doing.

Easing the Struggle

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We are struggling. We are taught that life can be understood, secure and predictable if we have the right education, right employment, right financial...

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

I contemplated what exactly I'd say to women, how I would reach out now given my condition. Would I give recognition to it or let my bloodied and wired mouth speak for itself?

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

Courtney Perry | Posted 05.18.2014 | 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.

Happiness Can Be Achieved By Leaving THIS Struggle Behind

Tova Laiter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

An old hippy seeker once told me that after investigating all religions and beliefs, he came to the conclusion that life is about the daily struggle within ourselves to conquer our temptations: i.e. to let our better natures overcome our baser instincts... Since I was too lazy and pre-occupied to check it out myself, I accepted his conclusion and tried to live by it.

Struggling to Change What You're Given

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year's winners of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio's Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family.

How I Reclaimed My Health

Harper Spero | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

Over the past year I've started to take control of my own health. I've been going to yoga three times a week, eating healthier, making juice every morning and figuring out like-minded alternatives to living a better lifestyle with an immune deficiency.

Prepared for a Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

The first place he went to was the school's front office, where I happened to be filling in for the receptionist. For the next hour, the gunman and I were alone in that office. For much of that time, I was afraid I was going to die.

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

It Gets Better - No Really It Does

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce
Amelia Shroyer

One of the most cliché things people say when something bad happens is, "you're going to come out of this even stronger." How can something so tru...

3 Gays. 3,000 Miles. 13 Cities. 30 Days.

Jordan Pease | Posted 03.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jordan Pease

"There's only two types of people in the world. The ones that entertain, and the ones that observe." -- Britney Spears Dear Britney, I'm scared shitl...

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears.

A Tribute to My Hero

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Tarun Sakhrani

My real hero lived in my hometown, in India; my hero was closer to me, closer to my life and more real than reel.

What Facebook Doesn't Tell Us

An Bourmanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

Sometimes we wanna do something we really wanna do. Something we really believe in. Something we really care about.

Through Darkness Comes Light, Through Fear Comes Love and Through Pain Comes Triumph

Mary Paleologos | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

What you overcome in life makes you richer in every way. When you are in that dark place looking for a way out of your hardship, you are faced with two choices: give up or tap into the inner resources that you didn't even know you had.

A New Perspective of 'Jihad' in Christianity and Islam

Craig Considine | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

The hype in America and abroad over "jihad" has brought me to consider the term through a Christian perspective. In this piece I seek to explore how forms of "jihad" are present in Christianity and pinpoint different ways of looking at "jihad" in Christian and Islamic texts.

Got to Get Down to Get Up: Things I Don't Want You to Know

Bethany Pearson O'Connor | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Bethany Pearson O'Connor

The good thing about hitting a super-low is that it forces us to make changes in areas we've been ignoring. When you find yourself sinking and blinking through weighted water that threatens to suffocate you, you have two choices, homefries: Move or die.

Wealth

Christine Eilvig | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It's really not about the money. Our relationship with money and wealth is a reflection of the issues we have going on inside about ourselves and the world in general. The world is as we are.

Life Is 'Brutiful'

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.01.2013 | Good News
Mike Robbins

As awful as the bombings, shootings, and manhunt were (and still are), there was (and still is) so much bravery, beauty, connection, and love that has come out of everything that has happened; which is often the case when something horrible like this occurs.