iOS app Android app More

All The Blog Posts

Marlise Karlin

BIO

Pleasurable Love Education 101

Marlise Karlin | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Two people who have been educated to share love like this might find that experience all lovers search for, that love where two become one. Maybe it's time to make love an educational requirement for us all.
Gretchen Rubin

BIO

Try Not to Talk in a Mean Voice. Try Again. And Again.

Gretchen Rubin | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
I follow many resolutions meant to keep me from boiling over in this way. I'm doing better (I think). But still, many times each week, I act in this way.
Jodi R. R. Smith

BIO

Louder Than Words

Jodi R. R. Smith | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
A few weeks ago my Aunt Leona passed away. Her life is a testament to something I teach in my professional protocol seminars. Life is about actions. In both your personal and your professional lives, others make decisions about you based upon your observable behaviors.
Leo Galland, M.D.

BIO

Are Chemicals Making You Sick? The Hidden Health Problem of Chemical Sensitivity

Leo Galland, M.D. | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Chemical intolerance should not be ignored or stigmatized. It should be seen as a common physiologic response to living in a chemical world.
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

BIO

Wellness Tips for Teenagers Only

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
It's so important for teenage girls to feel happy about their bodies and to have high self-esteem. Since it's also bikini season, it's the perfect time to share a few of my practical health tips and facts on wellness for teens.
Nancy Colier

BIO

Technology: Your Mind on Crack

Nancy Colier | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Technology is breeding the addiction to distraction into the human species, just as you would breed long ears into a dog breed. It is breeding out the capacity to be with ourselves or anyone else, and worst of all, to be here, the stuff that true well-being is made of.
Cynthia Rudin

BIO

Using Data to Predict Your Future Health

Cynthia Rudin | October 1, 2012 | Politics
Have you ever gone on a trip and unexpectedly found yourself in need of medical care? What if your condition could have been predicted? Better yet, what if you already had the medicine needed to treat that condition in your luggage?
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

BIO

The Olympics' Mixed Messaging on Health

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | August 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Advertising of unhealthy foods using the image of the Olympic Games pairs poor nutrition with an active lifestyle in the eyes of the consumer. For today's youth, this is a misleading message that the international community can ill-afford to convey.
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

BIO

More Evidence Linking UV Indoor Tanning to Cutaneous Melanoma: Enough Is Enough

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Although Boniol's latest research adds to the extensive amount of data linking UV indoor tanning to fatal skin cancers such as melanoma, it is going to take much more than scientific evidence to put an end to the preventable deaths of countless individuals.
Arianna Huffington

BIO

BREAKING: Having a Family Can Be Good for Your Career

Arianna Huffington | October 1, 2012 | Women
If you haven't read Anne-Marie Slaughter's cover story in the July/August issue of The Atlantic, titled "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," you've probably seen part of the discussion it sparked. I was grateful that her article put the spotlight on an issue with deep implications not only for women, but for everyone: that by sacrificing our families -- and by extension, ourselves -- on the altar of our careers, we are in danger of cutting ourselves off from our own wisdom and perspective. Which is to say, the very qualities that are so lacking in our macho work culture. And not only is our "always on" attitude toward work unsustainable, there's ample research suggesting that it can come at a real -- and even deadly -- cost.
Imam Khalid Latif

BIO

Ramadan Reflection Day 13: How To Break Bad Habits

Imam Khalid Latif | October 1, 2012 | Religion
Be patient with yourself -- its ok to take time in overcoming a habit. If you slip up, just start again. Before you know it, a week without doing it will become a month and then a year and so on.
Lisa Haisha

BIO

Is Your Need for Attention Ruining Everyone Else's Life?

Lisa Haisha | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
The narcissist is arguably the most noticeable in the impostor family because it doesn't just expect the spotlight -- this impostor demands it.
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

BIO

Get Over It! (And Other Things That Grievers Cannot Do)

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Grief is a universal human experience that all of us will encounter eventually. Understanding what we can and cannot expect will help ease the process as it unfolds. Loss may change life as we know it, but the unknown is full of possibility.
Deborah Schoeberlein

BIO

So Good, It's Gotta Be True

Deborah Schoeberlein | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
If everyone gets along, and not in that "pleasant on the surface but back-stabbing underneath" kinda way, then a community benefits at multiple levels. Happiness is contagious. We pick up on other people's emotions and then experience, if not broadcast those feelings.
Abbie Rumbach

BIO

The Humbling of a Breastfeeding Snob

Abbie Rumbach | October 1, 2012 | Parents
I, a total breastfeeding snob, had been humbled. All of the "lazy quitters" needed to move on over and make room for company -- after, of course, I extended my apologies.
Dr. Karen Becker

BIO

Nutritious, Delicious Pet Treats You Can Make in a Flash

Dr. Karen Becker | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Wouldn't it be great to be able to offer delicious, delectable treats to your pet that also provide your dog or cat with species-appropriate nutrition? Say no more!
Leda Natkin Nelis

BIO

Mega Button Blast

Leda Natkin Nelis | October 1, 2012 | Parents
When my son was a toddler, he had many fears. He was afraid of loud noises, ostriches and doorknockers in the shape of lions. But what terrified my son the most was a McDonald's dessert.
Kelley Harrell

BIO

The Shamananic Narrative of Tigger's Bounce

Kelley Harrell | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
"Bouncing is what Tiggers do best. -- Tigger, from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh Since the birth of our twins a little over three years ago, I've delved back into children's literature in an entirely new way. As someone who works as a shaman, I'm always intrigued by the shamanic...
Stanton Peele

BIO

I Disagree With the Mantra 'Ignore the Killer'

Stanton Peele | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Psychological, social, policy autopsies are our only ways as a society to get a handle on incidents that otherwise threaten to overwhelm us.
Tara Sophia Mohr

BIO

WATCH: 7 Surprising Ways to Discover Your Calling

Tara Sophia Mohr | October 1, 2012 | Women
Here are 7 simple ways that women can identify their callings -- including 3 surprising ones that nobody talks about!
Lisa Firestone

BIO

The Price of Being Strong: Risks to the Mental Health of Athletes

Lisa Firestone | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
The physical strain athletes undergo is well-documented and commonly discussed. Yet what about the mental struggles athletes face, not just at the Olympic level but at all levels?
Erica Cheung

BIO

I Wear Crocs And I Think They're Cute (PHOTOS)

Erica Cheung | October 11, 2012 | Style
These Crocs aren't the swollen, garishly colored and punctured versions my former science teachers wore. These are super cute, black peep-toe flats that look almost nothing like their monstrous cousins and make me feel like I'm walking on clouds.
Brad Yates

BIO

Stop Worrying! (VIDEO)

Brad Yates | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Let's face it: Worrying is pretty useless. If you can do something about what's causing the worry, then take action -- no point in worrying. If you can't do anything about the issue, then no amount of worrying is going to help.
Maria Rodale

BIO

Let's Talk about Sex

Maria Rodale | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Let's get things out in the open. I'm about to offend many of you. I wish that weren't the case, but for so many people, just the topic of sex is offensive. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about it. And here's why: Sex is essential to our survival,...
Donna B. Pincus, Ph.D.

BIO

Helping Kids Get Past the Fear of Trying Something New

Donna B. Pincus, Ph.D. | October 1, 2012 | Healthy Living
Being brave doesn't mean that a child never experiences fear. It means that she is learning to cope with a range of emotions, even the uncomfortable ones. She doesn't let the stresses of the world stop her from taking steps and participating in her life.
Allison Berkowitz

BIO

I Lost Weight: I Made Slow Changes and Lost 100 Pounds

Allison Berkowitz | January 3, 2013 | Healthy Living
There were all too many days while looking at myself in the mirror, I wished I could literally rip the fat from my body. But I believe these feelings -- and most others that might arise -- are totally normal and have to be cleansed like the weight itself.
Courtney Scott

BIO

5 Get-Fit Summer Getaways (PHOTOS)

Courtney Scott | December 20, 2012 | Travel
Here we are, about halfway through bikini season, and the effects of boozy weekend barbeques are starting to take shape. If you haven't planned your summer getaway yet, why not think about a vacation where the sole purpose is getting your body back in gear?
Tammy Strobel

BIO

Go Small, Be Happy

Tammy Strobel | September 30, 2012 | Healthy Living
It's been seven years since we began this journey and, slowly, we made progress to attain the unattainable. I'm incredibly grateful because simplifying my life has given me the flexibility to make choices I hadn't considered.
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

BIO

Volunteering Is Good for Our Soul... and Our Blind Spots

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | September 30, 2012 | Healthy Living
The next time we're approached by someone asking for a donation or wanting our help, let's take the time to greet them, listen to them, and consider their request. Whether we end up helping or not, the experience is sure to be good for our soul.
Intent

BIO

Don't Be Helpless, Open Yourself Up

Intent | September 30, 2012 | Healthy Living
Don't learn to be helpless. Instead, open yourself up. You might not realize it, but the change you are looking for might be within your power to create. In the darkest of places, at the darkest of times, the sunshine we are all waiting for might actually come from within.