Here is some collaborative thinking and ideas that might motivate you and help you find your path to the Reinvention that you are seeking.
I was among those invited by the White House to be part of President Obama's historic visit to Havana over the past couple of days. While the President's entourage was largely a congressional delegation, representatives of various business concerns, and Cuban-Americans who have lived the pain of separation from their families all these long six decades, it was my honor to be recognized as a non-Cuban who cares deeply that the hope to reunite our two peoples is on the near horizon.
Swimming in total blackness for hours, lit only by her cap's red light and the slight illuminated path provided by her team (to avoid luring unwanted sea life to her path) friendship and trust is a common theme in every story.
Take some time to create a list of ways to make shifts in your life that will help you put your happiness at the top of your priority list. This is the path to creating your most joyful, successful life and to being the very best you can be for those you love and for all you have to offer the world.
Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"
My swim from Cuba to Florida, aside from the personal challenge to make endurance history across a wild, epic ocean, was always meant to also make a statement of hopeful reconnection between our two beautiful nations.
When I stood on the Havana shore for the fifth time and looked out at the faraway horizon, to be honest, I was intimidated.
Nested in the hills of the Hudson Valley, a group of men took the stage to talk about what it means to be a man. The conversation continued throughout the weekend and was the first time men were invited to the annual conference Women and Power.
Diana Nyad, America's most celebrated long-distance swimmer, tried and tried to cross the Florida Straits. On her fifth attempt, at age 64, she made it. If she runs for the presidency in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could echo if not exceed the scope of Ms. Nyad's achievement.
At first blush, competing on DWTS would seem a frivolous blip on the radar screen for me. But, au contraire, it was yet another chance for me to live out loud my philosophy of tackling every challenge with no room for regrets. I didn't "win" on DWTS, but I lived out loud. No regrets.
Some behind-the-scenes snapshots from this morning's Good Morning America announcement of this season's cast of Dancing With The Stars.
Of course there are the stories that revealed the brutal and often ugly nature of the games and their athletes. These are the stories that can stay in 2013 and hopefully never come back. But let's start with The Good.
Recently two celebrities offered us mirror textbook cases on how not to talk about the belief -- or lack thereof -- of another.
Yes, you can be well-intentioned and still do harm. That, at least, is what television personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey learned when she apparently and good-naturedly dismissed Diana Nyad's claim to being an atheist.
I recently had the distinct pleasure of meeting -- and giving two big hugs to -- Diana Nyad at a fundraiser for Creative Visions Foundation. Crea...
That second night, throwing in a few laps just easy backstroke kicking for some relief, I would look up to see the Empire State Building towering into the clouds. That was the ultimate metaphor of how grand the experience was for all who participated, in the pool and out.