Life Is Too Short to Put Your Dreams on Hold

By day, she laid the groundwork for killer ad campaigns, met tight deadlines, and put in long, sometimes arduous, seemingly endless evenings, but she was still filled with the burning desire to create.

How Writing Became My Purpose and Passion

As a teen, I was a “closet writer” with a rich fantasy life. I escaped to a world that I had penned, one where I had the courage of my convictions, I took initiative, and “do overs” were commonplace, especially replaying conversations or acting out scenarios in my head, which often yielded better results than…

Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Relationship with Your Child

  Five years ago, when Nina Sidell was hit by an oncoming SUV while crossing Broad Street, remarkably she was able to walk away from it with just soft-tissue damage.  She was not hurt to the degree that she could or should have been. Moreover, she now understood how fragile life could be. “I felt…

5 Keys to Building a Business of Your Dreams

By Lynda Dell When business owner Rick Giandonato missed his five-year-old son’s kindergarten graduation because of his grueling 100-hour-a-week work schedule, he reached a breaking point in his career. “I am going to run a successful business,” this determined dad said,” if it takes until I die to do so.” This “do-or-die” former Marine transformed…

Reach for Your Dreams

By Lynda Dell You learn the most from your failures, providing that you actually take the risks. Sometimes things don’t go according to your best laid plans. Forcing them to happen is not the best strategy. I know, I had this great idea, but when  implemented it  didn’t yield the results that I anticipated. I…

A Soldier’s Journey to Social Consciousness

By Lynda Dell Originally posted in January 2107 BOLD + magazine Corey Taylor’s journey to mindfulness began with his own investigation of his painful, irritating episodes of psoriasis and eczema that made him feel so self-conscious and socially isolated as an adolescent. Throughout high school, Taylor tried every popular skin care product that his dermatologist…

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

I used to believe in Murphy’s Law;  “Whatever can go wrong will go wrong,” and things always went from bad to worse. It seemed like my life was caught  in a vicious  negative cycle —until I realized that I had the power to derail this runaway train. Has this ever happened to you? You shut…

Designer’s Unbridled Passion

  Amy Ragsdale was a little girl with big dreams who believed in the impossible. More than anything when she was age seven, this tenacious child yearned to have a horse—even though she had no money and didn’t live on a farm. While growing up her older sisters lectured her constantly that it was just…

Never Too Late to Discover Your Passion

Creating art is more than busy work to fill your days. Experts agree that tapping into your passions has the capacity to actually reverse the aging process, whether you are one of Beyer’s youngest students age 46 or one of her oldest students 90-years-old.