Tag Archive: inspiration

The Sole to Persevere:
Lessons from the World’s First Armless Pilot

Jessica Cox was born without arms and shares about her experience of overcoming obstacles in this incredible video. She says that having a positive attitude and being creative is crucial -- there's always a solution if you're creative. Instead of seeing herself as a victim, she sees herself as empowered. Jessica is the world's first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association. So inspiring!

Difficult to Speak Truth

Does Your Truth Hurt?

How hard is it for you to say your truth? What happens when you see something you are in complete disagreement with? Do you squirm yourself to silence, inside? Or flick out the truth like you were tossing a handful of coins in a fountain? And how about the truth of the way you feel? Like—let’s say—when you feel scorched with jealousy? Or unhappy with the way your lover is treating you?

Aimee Mullins Redefines the Word “Disabled”

The thesaurus might equate "disabled" with synonyms like "useless" and "mutilated," but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she shows how adversity -- in her case, being born without shinbones -- actually opens the door for human potential.

The Top 10 Benefits of Spiritual Practice

The Top 10 Benefits of Spiritual Practice

What is spiritual practice? Furthermore, do you have one? Simply put, I define spiritual practice as something you do every single day that draws you deeper into who you really are by connecting you with your divine self. Please don't be put off by the word spiritual here! Spiritual doesn't have to entail -- though it often does -- meditation cushions, prayer beads, chant books, yoga mats or any other such paraphernalia. A spiritual practice might be baking, gardening, running, knitting, playing piano, painting, hiking, meditating, golfing, doing yoga, tai chi or calligraphy. It is not so much about the form but about the profound and connective quality of the time spent within it.