“It’s Pancreatic Cancer…” (S.T.S.)

On September 27th, 2013 we received the earth shattering news that my mom had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The past 6 weeks have been some of the toughest in my life but almost some of the most important. I have been tried mentally and emotionally in a more intense way than I can ever describe, but my challenges have been nothing compared to what my mom has battled against on a day to day basis. Through it all, some things have become resoundingly clear. Continue reading

How to Be Instantly Happier.. Proven By Science (S.T.S.)

What if I told you watching this video could show you a way to instantly boost your happiness? What if I told you that the research is backed by personal experience and science? Would you be willing to give it a shot yourself?  Continue reading

Let Your Steps Inspire Others (M.I.F.M.O.L. and S.T.S.)

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Imagine hearing, “Please rise for the national anthem,” and being unable to join everyone in the crowd as they proudly rise to their feet to show support for our country. Dakota Forness had been unable to experience that feeling of unity with his classmates every time they heard, “On your feet for the school song,” so at his senior year pep rally, he decided to make a statement and do something he had wanted to for four long years.  Continue reading

“How to Get Flat Abs, Have Great Sex, and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps” (S.T.S.)

photo (33)There it is… the secret to happiness! Flat abs and better sex, that’s what life is all about right? In today’s highlighted article Kate Bartolotta gives a very honest account of why flat abs and great sex are not the secrets to a happier more fulfilling lifestyle.  Continue reading

A Guaranteed Smile on Your Face (S.T.S.)


Sometimes inspiration can get impeded from flourishing in our minds due to the many distractions we have in our lives.  We get so caught up in the little stresses and anxieties of day-to-day life that we lose sight of all the great things that surround us. What is the best way to bring yourself back from all the worrying? Laugh, smile, and enjoy the little things. Here is a list of things that are guaranteed to get you smiling and get the good vibes flowing!  Continue reading

The Top Five Regrets of the Terminally Ill (S.T.S.)

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When people are on their death beds what are the things that they regretted most? What things do they wish they had done, said, had the courage to try, or focus their time and energy on? Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who works in palliative care decided to chronicle what she heard from her patients and summarized them in this list.

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One Man’s Pursuit of Happiness (S.T.S.)

A great friend of mine started pursuing his dream years ago, writing his own music and then did his first ever performance of one of his songs while we were studying abroad in Granada, Spain. Now just a few years later he is performing all over North Carolina and just released his latest track and music video.  Continue reading