Inspiration

We Are Not a Type

  by Elizabeth Comeau, digital editor at Runner’s World and Zelle I was a gym rat. I was the woman who took every wacky class my gym offered; I swam laps in the morning with masters swimmers; I lifted weights with the frat boys in the afternoons; I did TRX in the corner by myself. […]

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Live, Laugh, Love

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a gorgeous spring day 17 years ago, I met a new patient. Wearing a stylish wide-brimmed hat, which hid the early regrowth of her post-chemotherapy hair, as well as her signature strands of pearls, Michele sat calmly smiling. […]

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Where True Quality of Life Comes From

The following is an abridged version of the speech Maria Rodale delivered at the United Nations on Monday, December 8, 2014, upon receiving Auburn University’s International Quality of Life Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding global citizens who have made a significant contribution to improving the lives of people worldwide. Past laureates have included Archbishop […]

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The Top 5 Business Books I Read This Year

  I don’t usually read a lot of business books. My primary reading time is right before bed, and reading books about business right before going to sleep not only doesn’t feel right, but it also leads to unnecessary weird dreams. So my situation of choice for reading business books is strapped in to an […]

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Bringing Our Money Back Down to Earth

  Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted with permission from the pamphlet “Commons nth: Common Sense for a Post Wall Street World,” by Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money. Over the past five years, more than $38 million has been invested in 350 small food enterprises via dozens of local Slow Money networks and […]

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In Defense of the Selfie

It’s popular for people my age to complain about selfies or call people who take them narcissistic. And I’m sure, as with every single thing on this planet, people can take them to an extreme, including the famed “duck face” of selfie culture. But I was thinking about it the other day while looking through […]

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Celebrating the Harvest of Middle Age, or Becoming a Peach

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships This is the season of harvest when all of the hard work, intention, and magic of the spring and summer have come to fruition. There is such abundance that we are overflowing and can […]

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Coming Home

In the past few weeks I’ve traveled to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Philadelphia, New York City (many times), and Maine (for college visits). While all my travels were amazing and inspiring, and I have no horror stories from the road (other than the strange fact that I constantly seemed just a few short steps […]

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