Inspirational

Punk-Rock Frontman Finds Sobriety After Decades of Addiction

Drug Abuse in the Punk-Rock Scene  When it comes to the fast-paced, subculture of the 'punk-rock scene,' drug usage is common, if not rampant. And why wouldn't it be? The movement is made up of young people who take it upon themselves to stand against the social norms of society. For those who truly believe in the punk rock ideology of anti-establishment, the over-consumption of alcohol and usage of illicit drugs is regarded as a...

Punk-Rock Frontman Finds Sobriety After Decades of Addiction

Drug Abuse in the Punk-Rock Scene  When it comes to the fast-paced, subculture of the 'punk-rock scene,' drug usage is common, if not rampant. And why wouldn't it be? The movement is made up of young people who take it upon themselves to stand against the social norms of society. For those who truly believe in the punk rock ideology of anti-establishment, the over-consumption of alcohol and usage of illicit drugs is regarded as a...

Teenage Beauty Once Bullied for Her Onyx Skin Tone, Now Makes a Living as a model.

Teen Bullied For Her Incredibly Dark Skin Color Becomes A Model, Takes The Internet By Storm It wasn't long ago that Koudia Diop was bullied for her incredibly dark, beautiful complexion. Now, the Senegal native is making a living off of her onyx skin tone. The once-bullied-beauty now wants to use her story to inspire others who feel as though they don't fit in with the "crowd." Playground Woes Everyday harassment takes a toll on a c...

Recovering from Broken Happiness: Recovery Capital

Your Unique Happiness Do you know what makes you happy? Are you happy? Were you once happy, but have not been able to reclaim it? Happiness is unique to each of us, we call it subjective well-being. Your “feeling” of being happy is very unique and specific to you! As a result, the science of happiness or life satisfaction is understood by collecting self-reports and identifying what makes people feel happy. What we do know ...

Employee Happiness: How One Company is Redifining Prosperity

At Mimecast Its not just about the bottom line.  Some companies, like Mimecast,have created a high performance culture by caring about their employees emotional and physical well-being.  Yoga and guided imagery? Yes, Mimecast does care about the bottom line, but their methods are unusual. Their goal is to produce high performers by creating a healthy culture through real means. Mimecast employs a "sleep room" and a "collabora...

A Good Mood Can Change Your Outlook

To change a terrible situation, you need to only change the way you see it.  Instead of being miserable in a bad situation, be happy that it is not permanant.  The most important decision is the one that will move you forward and not backward. ...

We'd All Be Better Off In A World That Treated Mental Health Like We Do Physical Health

Addressing The Real Problems People Face If, as the mental health parity law requires, we're bound by law to treat mental diseases with the same focus and interest as physical diseases, then why don’t we look at them in the same light?  A person, on the outside, may look like a completely normal person, but in fact may be plagued by a debilitating condition. We must recognize the hipocracy of only treating diseases and condi...

All You Need Is (To Learn How to) Love

I am a great example of how your relationship with your parents can affect your adult relationships more than you think. Growing up, my mother and I were always head to head. Screaming matches, demands for respect, grounding, the works. We had every single communication problem under the sun. She didn't hear me and in return, I didn't hear her. So how did this affect me as I went out on my own and tried to build relationships with other...

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10 Things Happy, Confident People Dont Really Believe

There are often lists of the secrets of "happy" people and what they do--but what about what they don't do? Are there some things they really try to not indulge in?   1. “I’m not as good as they are.”  It really doesn’t matter. If you’re not doing just what someone else is, it doesn’t make your contribution any less valuable. You can’t measure your success by comparing it to someone...