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Robyn Griggs Lawrence

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Cancer's No Match For A Joyful Girl

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
Jenny doesn't seem terrified of this thing that is so far beyond us, this thing that none of us can now see. This same cancer took her mother, and she knows what lies ahead.
Ben Greenfield

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6 Steps to a Perfect Summer Workout

Ben Greenfield | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
The perfect workout involves more than just heading to the gym, picking up some dumbbells or hopping on a cardio machine, and working up a sweat. If you incorporate these six steps into your workout, your body will respond by becoming fitter faster, with less discomfort for you!
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

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TEDxStudioCityED: Blending Self-Regulation, Technology, and Education

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
TEDxStudioCityED was a powerful event with a select group of top leaders on blending self-regulation, technology, and education. I was thrilled and touched to be included in the line-up of speakers, and delighted to tie everything together in my talk.
Organic Authority.com

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10 Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Organic Authority.com | August 21, 2012 | Food
Summertime aka Grilling Season has arrived, and all around the country the smell of barbequed food wafts through neighborhoods as Americans take their kitchens into the Great Outdoors.
Chuck Gomez

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Surviving Quadruple Bypass Surgery: How Facebook's Timeline Became My Lifeline

Chuck Gomez | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
I came to the hospital expecting to have a stent placed in my heart. By the time it was over, I had undergone quadruple bypass open heart surgery. At one point the chief surgeon told my brother that it might be a good idea to says his goodbyes.
Peggy Andover, Ph.D.

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The Truth About Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: 5 Myths and Facts

Peggy Andover, Ph.D. | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
The very idea that someone would intentionally physically hurt himself -- to feel better -- is something that many people find difficult to understand, even unfathomable. But the reality is that non-suicidal self-injury is much closer to home than you might think.
Dr. Peter Breggin

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Military to Hold Conference on Escalating Suicides; Drugs Not Allowed

Dr. Peter Breggin | June 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
Suicides and personal violence in the military have continued to escalate since some of us first began warning about these problems and their relationship to the simultaneously escalating prescription of psychiatric drugs to active duty soldiers.
H. Gilbert Welch

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The Problem Is Relative

H. Gilbert Welch | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
Numerous studies have shown that the general public has exaggerated perceptions of the health risks they face -- as well as exaggerated expectations of the benefit of medical care.
Judith Acosta

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Negotiating With an Emotional Terrorist

Judith Acosta | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
I've known an inordinate number of people who have learned to seek refuge in being careful, who see being nice to people who are incapable of returning the kindness as a way of protecting themselves.
Deborah Burnes

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Putting It on Your Skin Does Let It in: What's in Skin Care and How It Affects Your Health

Deborah Burnes | June 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
Since we know without debate that some chemicals can and do enter your bloodstream through topical application, I you're better off doing your best to avoid all known harmful chemicals on the chance they are entering your bloodstream.
Carole Bennett, MA

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Are We Addicted to Being an Enabler?

Carole Bennett, MA | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
We are not doing our loved ones a service by living in fear of their threats, trying to be best buds, believing this time will be different or too lazy to do anything about their actions.
Jared Make

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In Sickness and in Health? LGBT New Yorkers Need Family Leave Insurance

Jared Make | August 21, 2012 | Gay Voices
Governor Cuomo was a champion of marriage equality, and his leadership on the issue advanced the rights of LGBT New Yorkers. But LGBT workers, who too often labor without a health and financial safety net, remain incredibly vulnerable in times of family need.
Dr. Craig Andrade

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Move It or Lose It: The Tin Man Effect

Dr. Craig Andrade | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
I define the Tin Man effect simply with the old expression "Move it or lose it." In this case, the less you move physically, the more you lose in health.
Derek Beres

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How Much Is Yoga Worth?

Derek Beres | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
The GLBL Yoga crowd-funding expedition, culminating with a hoped-for 15,000 yogis converging on Central Park in August, is on the receiving end of a lot of controversy.
Peter Baksa

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Are We Addicted to Drama?

Peter Baksa | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
Next time you are confronted with an opportunity for drama, ask what hidden rewards are there for you. Are you using this crisis as an excuse for not facing something else?
Kristi Blicharski

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Why You Must Forgive What You Think You Can't

Kristi Blicharski | August 21, 2012 | Good News
True forgiveness, whether it's for yourself or someone else, takes strength, compassion, and the willingness to let go.
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

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(Enjoyable) Ways to Boost Your Fiber Intake

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | November 11, 2013 | Healthy Living
Fiber is very important to health, digestion and weight loss. But there's no need to rush out and buy a chalky powder or supplement to increase your fiber intake. It's just as easy to obtain fiber through food, and so much tastier!
Lisa Guest

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Do You Need More Pleasure?

Lisa Guest | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
In order to process my cancer, I'm attempting to heal emotionally and spiritually what is dysfunctional within me physically, I've written a book about my relationships with men. Included in this expose is my relationship to sexuality.
Chade-Meng Tan

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Learning to Let Go From Eisenhower

Chade-Meng Tan | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
I cannot create success, but I can create the conditions favorable for success and then allow those conditions to come to fruition as and when they want to.
Michelle Renee

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Multiple Sclerosis: What Jack Osbourne and My Daughter Have in Common

Michelle Renee | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
I didn't know anything about multiple sclerosis (MS) 6.5 months ago. On Dec. 8, 2011 I got a crash course when my 18-year-old daughter had a severe sudden onset that paralyzed her on her left side, and left her blind in her left eye and unable to speak or swallow.
Jaimal Yogis

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Fear Lies! And Other Reasons Not To Listen To Your Inner 'Fear Factory'

Jaimal Yogis | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
If you're a naturally go-with-the-flow type person, or just shy, you may have, like me, interpreted an instinctual fear of rejection as a reason you shouldn't talk to that cute girl or approach Joe Cool. You've developed a habit that transforms fears into subtle lies and excuses.
Lisa Belkin

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Anne-Marie Slaughter: Why One Woman Reached The Top, Then Left

Lisa Belkin | August 21, 2012 | Parents
Women have done all the contorting that they can possibly do to cram their dual desires for work and children into the workplace as it exists. Now it is time for the workplace to cram, contort and change instead.
J.B. Brocato, JD, CPC

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Do We Want a Happy President?

J.B. Brocato, JD, CPC | August 21, 2012 | Politics
Happiness is relevant to our consideration of both Obama and Romney in November, as it provides keen insight into the potential and likelihood of each of these men to possess the emotional intelligence to aspire to great heights in office for the good of the entire country.
Molly Fedick

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Fearless Dating Advice: 'How Can A Rich Girl Avoid The Gold-Digger Label?'

Molly Fedick | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
I worry about maintaining independence while "letting the man be a man." If I offer to pay for anything, I worry I've emasculated the guy, which is the last thing I want to do. This, in turn, makes me wonder if I should stop offering. But then I worry: Will he think I'm a "gold digger"?
Maria Rodale

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Reform the Farm Bill

Maria Rodale | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
by guest blogger, Susan Prolman, of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition This week, the full Senate is working through the Farm Bill.  The Farm Bill spends $1 trillion over 10 years and sets food and agriculture policy for our nation. The bill's title is the Agriculture Reform, Food...
Laura Berman Fortgang

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Envy and Jealousy: Apps for Your GPS

Laura Berman Fortgang | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
The mean, green monster is an opportunity to grow. If it visits your door, face it head on and heed its message. It's the quickest way through it.
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

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Look, See, Be

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
One of the core principles of Tibetan Buddhism is that all phenomena, all experience, is essentially free of enduring, sharply delineated characteristics. We have the potential to experience anything. And anything has the potential to arise within our experience.
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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Are You Hiding a Secret?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
In my work with my clients, I've often wondered why some people jump right in to learning and growing and take off with it, while others seem to keep getting stuck. I've discovered that harboring a shameful secret is one of the reasons.
Sonia Choquette

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10 Tips for Quickly Relieving Stress

Sonia Choquette | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
It's helpful to have a few stress-busting techniques to reach for when stress starts to creep up on you and take you hostage. Here are a few of my favorite busters. Try them yourself and see if you find them as helpful for relieving stress as I do.
Tenzin Norbu

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The Spirituality of Patience

Tenzin Norbu | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
We often harm others when we act out of anger, but we always harm ourselves. Suppressing anger can cause psychological problems, but eliminating the causes of anger always results in psychological and spiritual health.
Manning Sumner

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Never Too Late

Manning Sumner | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
The next time you think about grabbing a bag of chips and sitting on the couch, remember it is never too late to jumpstart your fitness -- no matter your age, weight, size or workout history.
Jessica Goldman Foung

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Summer Travel Packing List for Special Diets

Jessica Goldman Foung | August 21, 2012 | Healthy Living
With summer months come summer vacations. And for those with special diets, the packing list has a few extra items to tend to -- mainly, preparing food for every meal of the day.
Quora

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How Does One Overcome Anxiety?

Quora | August 20, 2012 | Healthy Living
This question originally appeared on Quora. By Nan Waldman, Quora User Consider reparenting yourself. Imagine an ideal parent loving you completely -- and unconditionally.  What would that parent say to you when you begin feeling anxiety or fear? S/he would...