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Jan DeBlieu

What to Say When Someone Dies -- Advice From a Grieving Mom

Jan DeBlieu | September 14, 2014 | Healthy Living
The social behavior researcher Brené Brown writes that to be fully human, we must be willing to show our vulnerable side to others. The best way to do that with a bereaved friend is to admit the obvious: "I hurt for you. I wish I could fix this for you, but I can't."
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.


3 Tips for Maintaining a Spiritual Practice While You Travel

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | September 14, 2014 | Healthy Living
Each time I glance at this little mini-altar I am reminded to pause for a moment, take a deep breath and go within for just a few seconds. These tiny breaks bring me back to my center and restore my conscious awareness to a higher perspective in an instant.
Nora Tobin


5 Exercises to Strengthen and Tone the Legs -- No Equipment Required

Nora Tobin | September 14, 2014 | Healthy Living
This workout routine helped to keep me energized throughout the day, strengthened and toned my legs and made me feel much better about myself when I got back to town. It also curbed my cravings and helped me make better food choices.


Top Tips for Trail Running Newbies

SELF | September 13, 2014 | Healthy Living
It's fall, the light is pretty, and the air is crisp -- a perfect cocktail for exploring woods or hills. But remember, this isn't like pavement. Before you head out, heed these expert tips to avoid injury and fatigue.
Bernadette Farrell


How a Nap Could Save Your Life

Bernadette Farrell | September 13, 2014 | Healthy Living
I opened the windows to let some fresh air in, but when the tiredness didn't lift, I decided I'd better pull over and take a break. I came off the motorway and found a place where I could close my eyes and take a nap.
Linda Lauren


Mobile Phone Etiquette

Linda Lauren | September 13, 2014 | Healthy Living
These simple suggestions can quickly become a healthy habit and you will find yourself in better spirits and more enlightened in your exchanges. You will also be spared anger from people who don't appreciate your intrusion.
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.


Successful Strategies to Find the Right Therapist

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | September 13, 2014 | Healthy Living
Once you've made the right choice, the therapeutic relationship can be one of the most life enhancing, rewarding relationships and experiences you'll ever have.
Mardra Sikora

My Mother, Tennessee Williams And Alzheimer's

Mardra Sikora | September 13, 2014 | Fifty
My mother is a character from a Tennessee Williams play... but without a Southern accent. I am her second child and was born when she was 16 years old. Her childhood was cut short and never spoken of in a way that imparted a sense of safety or innocence. Each man she ran away with she hoped would rescue her from the last. She gave up every child she bore to some degree.
Bill Couzens


We Thought It Was Safe

Bill Couzens | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
While the environment can be powerful, its negative effects are primarily man-made. Everything we put in the environment impacts our surroundings and inevitably, human health.


Why I Should Have Told My High School Students About My Struggle With Drinking | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
Addiction proliferates behind walls. It feeds off the delusion of our separateness. We suffer in silence and too often recover in a shroud of secrecy. Although I would never judge any teacher who is unwilling to sacrifice anonymity in order to tell their story of recovery, I also think it's necessary to be honest with ourselves about what keeps us from sharing more often. I think we'd be pleasantly surprised to see how much our students would gain when we stop obsessing so much about what we might lose.
Amanda Gore


Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

Amanda Gore | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source? I hate to burst any bubbles out there, but no one else is thinking about you. They are too busy worrying about what you are thinking of them.
Janice Taylor


A Happiness Experiment: The Good, The Bad and The Miserable?

Janice Taylor | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
I don't know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers -- an innate ability, a real knack for the "miserable." I have the power to be in a bliss state, and in a New York minute, I can and do turn supreme happiness on its ear.
David Katz, M.D.


Salt in the Wound

David Katz, M.D. | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
Hypothetically, we could find ourselves in trouble by eating too little salt. But hypothetically, we could incur injury from an excess of oxygen. That's not a good reason to stop breathing.
Megan McDonough


Your Highest and Best Self

Megan McDonough | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
Living your highest and best self requires two related states: being completely grounded in your authentic self, and stretching out beyond that place to grow into the possible. One demands ease and roots, and the other, wings and discomfort. Together, they create a dynamic, creative tension that, when fully expressed,...
Holly Robinson Peete


5 Ways to Help Your Daughter Deal With ADHD

Holly Robinson Peete | September 12, 2014 | Parents
To help other mothers and daughters develop deeper relationships and navigate through the challenges Ryan and I faced along this ADHD journey, I want to take the opportunity to share a few tips that have worked for us.
Heather Strang


30-Day Challenge to Change the World -- Beginning Right Now

Heather Strang | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
We all have the capacity to make the world a more loving, abundant place. And it needn't be heavy or hard, it can be simple and yet profoundly transformative. Try it out and see for yourself!
Jessica Bensten

20 Things a Cancer Mom Knows By Heart

Jessica Bensten | September 12, 2014 | Parents
At times, I think I was born the day Jackson was diagnosed. The world falls silent as cancer shuts out all the background noise of work stress, mortgages, that extra 10 pounds or what's on TV. It awakens a level of empathy to suffering and an awareness to what's truly important in life.
Brian Secemsky, M.D.


Let's Ban the Phrase 'Studies Show' From Medical Lingo

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | September 12, 2014 | Healthy Living
If we've read evidence supporting our management decisions, let's own it by truly referring to the literature. But if we are only vaguely aware of research that supports a questioned decision, without first taking time to read the evidence and/or supporting editorials and guidelines, let us not sugarcoat our lack of due diligence.
Pauline Hawkins


Letter to Jenny

Pauline Hawkins | September 12, 2014 | Education
Unfortunately, it is too late for Jenny. I hope it's not too late for someone else who happens to read this letter. I don't want to lose another child, friend, family member or stranger to the pain of hopelessness.
Zak Ebrahim

WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

Zak Ebrahim | September 12, 2014 | TED Weekends
Abused as a child. Bullied. Raised by a terrorist. These are true facts about the life of Zak Ebrahim. Here's another one: Today, Zak tours the world as an advocate for tolerance and peace. Watch his remarkable story, and ask yourself: What does it take to choose nonviolence?
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