Posts Tagged ‘Lessons’

From The Mental Health Wreckage Of Katrina, Lessons To Help Harvey’s Victims

The damage from the storm goes beyond flooding. Healthy Living Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project […]

The Lessons Of The Oak Creek Massacre

Five years after a neo-Nazi killed six people at a Sikh temple, America can learn from how this small Wisconsin town came together. U.S. Political News, Opinion and Analysis – HuffPost Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of […]

How a Waitress Taught Me the Best Lessons About Being Likable

What are the secrets of being likable? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Lisa Kirk, Writer, Soul Forward, on Quora: I learned the secrets of being likeable from a waitress named Debbie. I was working in a high-end restaurant as […]

Lessons from a Journey Back to Intuitive Eating

While discussing childhood nutrition in my undergraduate lifecycle nutrition class, I remember being so surprised at the simplicity of Ellyn Satter’s teachings about eating. According to Satter, a child should never be forced to eat or not eat, but rather should learn to listen to their body’s internal eating cues. The parent decides when and […]

Life Lessons From King James

LeBron James might or might not be the greatest basketball player of all time. It’s a pointless discussion, for now, because his career isn’t even close to being over. He’s probably cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time – 3 championships, 3 Finals MVPs, 4 regular season MVPs, and defeating […]

Your Yoga Experience: 52 Comprehensive Lessons for Lifelong Practice

Your Yoga Experience: 52 Comprehensive Lessons for Lifelong Practice Your Yoga Experience is a practical guide to the physical, mental, and spiritual practice of yoga. You are provided with 52 comprehensive lessons which are broken down into four unique parts, including: Focus, or a yoga philosophy; On the Mat, the application of the philosophy to […]

LESSONS IN LOVE

LESSONS IN LOVE One of Chesney’s best Regencies features a young woman betrothed at the tender age of 10 to the gentleman that had kidnapped her. Her father had no idea when he arranged the engagement what a beauty his daughter would become. Original. List Price: 6.49 Price:

5 Life Lessons From the Heart

I am in my room – alone – and everything is quiet. The curtains are closed in that half-open sort of way, and my fingers are gliding across the keyboard in search of the right words to say ‘hello’ in e-mail form. Everything, in this moment, is simple. Everything except for life, that is. I […]

5 Life Lessons From the Heart

I am in my room – alone – and everything is quiet. The curtains are closed in that half-open sort of way, and my fingers are gliding across the keyboard in search of the right words to say ‘hello’ in e-mail form. Everything, in this moment, is simple. Everything except for life, that is. I […]

A Surgeon of Many Talents and a Healer of Many Gifts: Lessons in Leadership

There are millions of false promises about how to exercise leadership, as if the qualities responsible for being a leader are available in a series of shake-and-stir packets from the supermarket. Merchants can advertise and unload these items on unsuspecting consumers, while aggressive self-promoters can peddle their “secrets” (in five easy steps) to transforming even […]

6 Lessons Learned Through Divorce And Marriage

No one goes into marriage thinking they will get divorced. Most go in with bright hopes for the future and the dreams of happily ever after. For those of us who do go through divorce or struggle through marriage, I feel we all learn different lessons that we hopefully will grow from, apply in our […]

Lessons in Love

Lessons in Love Lady Lucinda Esmond’s swine of a father was forever fleecing young bucks in London’s gaming halls – until he met Captain Mark Chamfrey who, having been once cheated, would not be made a fool of again and promptly kidnapped ten-year-old Lucinda for ransom! But, when Chamfrey thought better of it and returned […]

Lessons In Love

Lessons In Love Lady Lucinda Esmond''s womanizing, gambler of a father, the Earl of Sotheran, was forever fleecing young bucks in London''s gaming halls with impunity-until Captain Mark Chamfrey who, having been cheated, does not want to be made a fool again and kidnaps ten-year-old Lucinda for ransom.But when Chamfrey has a change of heart […]

Dad And Daughter Team Up For Dance Lessons In Heartwarming Ad

A sweet ad from Quaker Canada highlights the importance of spending time with your children. The ad, titled “The Recital,” features a dad named Michael and his 10-year-old daughter Lauren, who loves to dance. Both of them say that they want to spend more time with each other, so with help from Quaker they come up with a […]

Lessons in Love

Lessons in Love Lady Lucinda Esmond’s swine of a father was forever fleecing young bucks in London’s gaming halls – until he met Captain Mark Chamfrey who, having been once cheated, would not be made a fool of again and promptly kidnapped ten-year-old Lucinda for ransom! But, when Chamfrey thought better of it and returned […]

Lessons In Love

Lessons In Love Lady Lucinda Esmond''s womanizing, gambler of a father, the Earl of Sotheran, was forever fleecing young bucks in London''s gaming halls with impunity-until Captain Mark Chamfrey who, having been cheated, does not want to be made a fool again and kidnaps ten-year-old Lucinda for ransom.But when Chamfrey has a change of heart […]

The Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Chronic Pain

ASKING FOR HELP IS OPENING THE DOOR FOR LOVE I don’t like asking for help. Who does? It brings out all those uncomfortable feelings of vulnerability, loss of independence, of being a burden. It requires a level of honesty and trust I have not mastered before. Haven’t yet, truth to be told. But I’m getting […]

7 Life Lessons From Pop Culture’s Most Popular Pessimists

Perhaps life isn’t so bad through a glass half empty. Despite what we’ve been told about looking on the bright side, there’s also some solid science behind pessimism, too. Research suggests that it may help us live longer, help with anxiety and even boost our productivity levels . In reality, it’s all about balance. Negative thinking […]

7 Life Lessons From Pop Culture’s Most Popular Pessimists

Perhaps life isn’t so bad through a glass half empty. Despite what we’ve been told about looking on the bright side, there’s also some solid science behind pessimism, too. Research suggests that it may help us live longer, help with anxiety and even boost our productivity levels . In reality, it’s all about balance. Negative thinking […]

The Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Chronic Pain

ASKING FOR HELP IS OPENING THE DOOR FOR LOVE I don’t like asking for help. Who does? It brings out all those uncomfortable feelings of vulnerability, loss of independence, of being a burden. It requires a level of honesty and trust I have not mastered before. Haven’t yet, truth to be told. But I’m getting […]

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn’t quite so…traumatic. Though this adventure, dubbed Ladies Night by the boot camp that created it, certainly had some special nuances. Behold…the numbers: 29 female participants 12 hours (7pm to 7am. As in overnight.) 3 […]

5 Lessons Learned from Switching to a Vegetarian Diet

How do you spend 22 years of your life eating and craving meat, and then one day you stop doing just that. What has to happen in your life for such a dramatic change of events? Is it because you just want a change in your life? You could be doing it purely for health […]

The Power of Positivity: Three Lessons to Guide Your Day

“I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” — Martha Washington (1732 – 1802) You might be scanning the news wondering if another […]

5 Lessons We Can All Learn About Finding Balance From Yogis

Coub created with video c/o Vanessa Burger Admire your yoga instructors’ Zen attitude even more than their awesome flexibility and amazing physique? On our quest for greater enlightenment we partnered with Chevrolet Malibu to round up some yogi mind tricks so you can balance body and mind and live in the now. “Breathe yogis, breathe!” […]

Life Lessons From Being a TEDx Speaker

You may have had being a TED speaker on your “bucket list.” It’s been on mine for the past few years. So you can imagine my delight and excitement when I was asked to speak at TEDxFargo on July 23, 2015. While you may not be scheduled to talk at a TED event or even […]

Failure to Act, Regrets, and Why Inertia Can Be A Good Thing – Lessons on Choice From Barry Schwartz

Psychologist Barry Schwartz is the author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, and in 2006 he gave a TED Talk on the subject – a couple of years before TED became the internet phenomenon it is now. This TED Talk is another of my all-time favourites, and was always going to be […]

Three Days in an Ashram, Five Lessons Learned

It was a Thursday morning, and I just finished a different kind of meditation. As most of my startup friends know, I am a huge meditation buff, and try my best to do it religiously every morning. I was logging into my email to tackle the 100s of emails I get daily, and do some […]

Three Days in an Ashram, Five Lessons Learned

It was a Thursday morning, and I just finished a different kind of meditation. As most of my startup friends know, I am a huge meditation buff, and try my best to do it religiously every morning. I was logging into my email to tackle the 100s of emails I get daily, and do some […]

7 Lessons You Learn Through Life’s Challenges

This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com. 1. You need to change. There are times when things go wrong in life. Most of us try to escape it, denying the truth life presents to us. When a problem occurs, most of the time it occurs because something is not right — you got sick because you […]

8 Lessons Getting a Tattoo Taught Me About Myself

Tattoo artist: Liaa Walter “So how does one decide to become a tattoo artist?” I asked as I reluctantly settled into the sensation of tiny jabs of stinging ink penetrating my lightly tanned skin. Small talk was my way of pushing aside the heart pounding, the sweaty palms, and the out of body sensations of […]

Lessons from My Grandmother, And Joe Franklin, In How to Be More Human

I first met Joe Franklin in late November 2014 in his beautifully cluttered Times Square office, itself a “jumbled museum” of 20th century American pop culture. Amidst luminous photos of Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball, and a kitschy, colorful poster from one of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s “road films,” a coffee cup used by […]

When Fish Fly: Lessons for Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace from the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market

When Fish Fly: Lessons for Creating a Vital and Energized Workplace from the World Famous Pike Place Fish Market The magic of Pike Place Fish is a dynamic example of what a group of people can create when they are aligned and living a powerful vision. Although simplified prescriptions of PPF have been offered in […]

Lessons From a Three-Year Everest Quest

The huge earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 23,000. An avalanche triggered by the quake swept through Everest Base Camp killing at least 19 climbers and staff, including my friend Dan Fredinburg. Rightfully so, given the scale of the tragedy across the country, the disaster […]

‘Spirtpreneur’ Lessons from V. Taybron

I’ll be bringing you exciting advice and insight from “road less traveled” entrepreneurs, spiritual business luminaries, creative professionals, and heart-centered business gurus. These empowering dialogues are from my iTunes podcast “Spiritpreneur School” and spiritual business empowerment course, “Become the Guru Bootcamp.” Whether you need a burst of inspiration or a sweet treat, V. Taybron is […]

Five Lessons from Vietnam

A decade after the fall of Saigon, President Nixon wrote, “[n]o event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War.” A generation and a half later, this remains true. Yet what lessons should we draw from our nation’s first major defeat? Consider the following: 1. Vietnam Sought Liberation from a Colonial Power. In […]

15 Things I Learned About Life From Teaching Swim Lessons

I have done many jobs in my 43 years, but the one I’ve held the longest is as a swim instructor. I’ve taught nearly every age group and ability level. Even with a military spouse, aside from small breaks here and there, wherever we lived, I found a local team or country club willing to […]

Who Am I: Top 10 Life Lessons | #OWNSHOW | Oprah Winfrey Network

Life is full of lessons. Guests of season 2 of #OWNSHOW’s digital series Who Am I, including Vivica A. Fox, Gabrielle Union and Alan Cumming, share their most personal and important life lessons. The series Who Am I delves into the universal idea of self-identity and what it means to look within oneself for insight […]

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. In Why Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics […]

Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War

Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War The U.S. government spends enormous resources each year on the gathering and analysis of intelligence, yet the history of American foreign policy is littered with missteps and misunderstandings that have resulted from intelligence failures. In Why Intelligence Fails, Robert Jervis examines the politics […]

An Explorer’s Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales

“People joke that I went straight from the ocean into the air and skipped land,” Eric Cheng says. But the joke isn’t totally accurate. Land is where Cheng obtained his two computer science degrees at Stanford, and where he trained as a concert cellist. It’s where he developed a passion for pursuits that are creative […]

On a Couch With a Dog: Lessons, Love, and Loss

It seems that despite the difficult year that 2014 turned out to be, 2015 will offer no respite from heartbreak. Internationally, we mourn the lives of those lost at Charlie Hebdo; condemn the violence that has killed thousands and forced thousands more from their homes in Nigeria; struggle with questions about the Air Asia flight […]

National Security, Values and the Terrorist Threat: Lessons From the 9/11 and French Attacks

The terrorist murders of 17 persons in France last week have led to a massive outpouring of unity and resolve. An estimated 1.2 to 1.6 million persons, accompanied by 40 heads of state, rallied in solidarity in Paris, and 3.7 million gathered throughout the nation. The French have rightfully treated the attacks on satirists, shoppers […]

8 Life Lessons From A Master Memoirist

Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from fascinating people. Learn more or sign up to receive lessons for living directly via Facebook or our email newsletter. Tamim Ansary became ‘Internet famous’ before the term existed. Three days after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, he sent a thoughtful email to a handful of friends […]

Introducing Sophia, a Project to Collect Life Lessons from Fascinating People

Think of someone you admire — a talented artist or scientist, entrepreneur or adventurer. Do you know what their great regret in life is? What advice would they share about parenting, or aging, or finding fulfillment? What book has had the greatest impact on their life? Chances are you don’t know. Which is why we’ve […]

GOP Learns Lessons From Sam Brownback’s Tax Scare – Rachael Bade – POLITICO

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will roll out “responsible” tax plans that protect against revenue gaps. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Arizona’s new Republican governor are delaying big dreams of nixing the income tax as they face budget shortfalls. And Missouri Republicans, once jealous of their neighbor Kansas’ massive cuts, are thankful they trimmed less. Politics […]

Lessons Learned From a Not-so-Merry Christmas

When you think of Christmas, you think of joy. You think of glamorous décor — bits of tinsel littering lawns and living rooms; trees bloated with shiny bulbs; strings of colorful lights draping porches and garages. You think of friendship, gift-giving, Bing Crosby, sugar cookies, Frosty. Happy, happy, happy. But not all Christmases are wrapped […]

5 Life Lessons I Learned From Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, the statistics are startling. Cancer is claiming more and more lives every day. The numbers tell us that over 1.6 million people will have been diagnosed by the end of 2014 — a diagnosis that can rock the foundation of anyone’s world. In November 1999, that’s what it felt […]

Lessons on Loss: What Two Sisters Have Learned From Losing Their Mother To Cancer… So Far

A few months ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to write an article with tips that I learned while caring for my mother, who was entering the hospice stage of her cancer journey. To my surprise, I received numerous emails and messages from people who could relate, who learned something, and who were appreciative […]

A Modern Day Renaissance Man Shares Lessons On Happiness, Habits, And Health

That Jamie Metzl has completed nearly 50 extreme endurance events, including Ironman Triathlons and ultramarathons, is not mentioned until the very final line of his personal biography. It is, apparently, the least notable of his accomplishments. More prominent highlights include senior roles with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the State Department, and the National Security […]

7 Life-Changing Lessons I’ve Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Lessons are learned every day — or at least they should be. Whether positive or negative, life is full of daily experiences that change us and affect us. Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you aren’t […]

Powerful Lessons in Gratitude

As I write this, I am coming to terms with the death of a good friend of mine who was killed in a tragic accident over the weekend. The last 48 hours have been very difficult. My emotions have been on a roller coaster. However, I realize that even in death we have the opportunity […]

5 Lessons I Learned in My 20s

As friends have joked with me recently, I’ve come of middle age — a few months ago I had my 30th birthday. This made me think, what did I learn in my 20s — and the answer was a lot. Why? Because I’ve made lots of mistakes (how I learn most of my lessons) but […]

Life lessons from Charlotte’s Web

“She DIED???” my 7-year-old son said incredulously, tears filling his eyes. How did I not remember that Charlotte died in the end? After all, it had been a mere 30 years since I last entered the magical world of Wilbur and Templeton, Fern and Avery. Charlotte’s Web is a children’s classic, and all children’s stories […]

8 Lessons I Have Learned Since Giving Up Television

The day my cable was turned off for good, I was lying on my bed in the midst of the afternoon watching a reality show about people with odd sexual compulsions. As the cable guy cut my connection, a guy describing his fetish for smelly feet was interrupted mid-sentence. “God took my cable away,” I […]

Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris

Career Day: The Lessons Children Taught Me

Childhood was a period of purity and wonder. It is where our true character was built and our core values took shape. It was a time where we were free and wrote on our blank slates, way before we were infected and paralyzed by outside expectations or the thoughts others had of us. As we […]

Masters of Habit: Rituals, Lessons and Quotes From Marcus Aurelius

Masters of Habit is a series of mini-biographies on the daily rituals and routines of great athletes, artists, and leaders. Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. Known as the last of the “Five Good Emperors,” Aurelius was not born into power, but rather was adopted (his biological father died when he was […]

Respecting the Past and Embracing the Future: Lessons From Downton Abbey

As a therapist in D.C., I have worked with many clients struggling to adapt to the Internet revolution and its transformation of the print industry. D.C. is obviously a career-driven town, with many journalists, writers and researchers who must figure out how to make their professional way in this almost paperless new world. Change is […]

Happy 92nd Birthday, Betty White! 6 Lessons From Our Favorite ‘Golden Girl’

Never change for a guy: Rose is giddy when she meets her soon-to-be serious boyfriend Miles, a college professor. Worried she's not smart enough for him, Rose backs out of their date one night, convincing Blanche to take her place. After learning that Miles had a miserable time without her, Rose summons the courage to […]

Top 5 Love Lessons Learned from the Bachelor: Juan Pablo, Ep 2

(Bonus tip: If you have a job that requires you to use debate skills – like, we don't know, say, a trial lawyer? – then there's no shame in employing some of those skills on a date to make your case. Yahoo Shine – Women’s Lifestyle | Healthy Living and Fashion Blogs GREAT MEAL & […]

Beauty Rules: Fabulous Looks, Beauty Essentials, and Life Lessons for Loving Your Teens and Twenties

Beauty Rules: Fabulous Looks, Beauty Essentials, and Life Lessons for Loving Your Teens and Twenties Used – From bestselling author and famed makeup artist Brown comes the definitive book that empowers teens and twentysomethings with age-appropriate makeup tips, style secrets, and self-esteem boosters. Full color. Price: $ Sold by Alibris (UK)

Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World

Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World <P>Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of incredibly complex behavior, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity– personality, language, childcare–with completely different […]

Bobbi Brown Beauty Rules: Fabulous Looks, Beauty Essentials, and Life Lessons

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Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World

Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World Insects have inspired fear, fascination, and enlightenment for centuries. They are capable of incredibly complex behavior, even with brains often the size of a poppy seed. How do they accomplish feats that look like human activity— personality, language, childcare—with completely different […]

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