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Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Acceptance Over a Chain Link Fence

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Cooper Smith Koch

For whatever reason, while I was swinging by the office with the kids to do something I'd forgotten, she asked about my wife. I told her I'm gay and have a husband. She asked "Is your wife gay too?"

Those Better Than Me

Amanda Dai | Posted 04.10.2015 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I stop myself; I sound like a 7-year-old. No, this isn't "unfair" -- I come to training because I love it. I don't come for anyone or anything else. I could be sitting at home scraping away at homework, but how unfulfilling would my life be without rhythmic?

26 Rules For Practicing More Self Acceptance

Lauren Stahl | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

When you are in self-love there is a respect for the person you are. There is acceptance and the present moment is where the ultimate source of fulfillment and joy lives. So here are the A to Zs of self-love to start embracing today.

On Experiencing The 5 Stages Of Grief And Loss After Divorce

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 04.07.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

We loved each other once, my soon-to-be-ex and I. We had wonderful times together. We traveled; we laughed; we made a family. It's OK to cry, it's OK to be sad and to talk about it and to ask for a hug. So, when I need to cry, I just let it out.

An Easter Message of Inclusion

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Steve Siebold

The fact is America must evolve or die. So this Easter Sunday when you're celebrating the rebirth of Jesus, ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" Would he spew his hatred toward his fellow man or extend his hand in friendship and peace?

A Birthday Dinner, Autism Style

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 04.02.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lovy

When his sixth birthday rolled around, he was going through a phase where restaurants were too loud, too dark or too much fire (it's amazing how many restaurants have candles, pizza ovens or openly visible grills). The pressure was on to come up with something special.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I recently gave a Tedx talk in which I reflected on what I've seen and learned over the past fifteen years - researching, writing, and speaking about ...

Success in Relationships

Seema Kalra | Posted 03.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Seema Kalra

Recently there was a great debate around the color of a dress. People across social media were debating whether a picture depicted a dress as blue wi...

Neurodiversity Proponents Strongly Object to Viewpoint Diversity

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

Officially, April is National Autism Awareness Month, which directly follows National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March. Although a...

Recognizing the Gift Each Moment Bears is a Mindfulness Practice

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

What gift has been laid at your feet today? Perhaps now would be a great time to stop, look down, and appreciate it, because as with my roses, it may not be there forever. Appreciate the gifts that life brings you in every moment. You deserve them.

5 Ways to Modify Your Yoga Practice as You Age

Joan Moran | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I cherish more deeply my longevity in yoga and meditation and honor my body with greater awareness of my limitations. I no longer hold on to the perfect. I am simply grateful that I have so much mobility at 70. Like life, a yoga practice is constantly and perfectly in transition.

A 28-Step Guide To Falling In Love With Your Messy Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stop thinking that you have to have all the answers, or know exactly what direction you are headed. You don't. You just have to know what's in your heart, and follow it.

Cyber Suitors: Shattered Illusions Along the Information Superhighway

Josh Sabarra | Posted 03.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I was tentative about saying the "L word;" it was a big step for me -- especially considering that Lucas and I had never actually met. In person, that is. The Internet has, indeed, made the world a very small place.

The World's Most Awkward Butterfly

Stacie Huckeba | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacie Huckeba

I have to let go of all of those thoughts and doubts and limitations I put on myself personally, professionally, emotionally and physically. I have to trust that I am new. I have to know that I did the work. I have to believe in myself and my new wings as much as those that see me when I soar and glisten do.

The Role of Grief on the Journey to Accepting a Loved One's Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When Ed, my beloved Romanian life partner of 30 years, was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I was devastated. I knew in my heart I'd never be able to...

5 Kinds of Confidence

Mimi Warnick | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Mimi Warnick

Change is inevitable in life and happens a lot more than we usually like it too. However, we have to be confident that change will ultimately lead us to adapt.

Live Your Best by Adapting to Difficult Situations

Rachael Yahne | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

It is said that a powerful man knows how to build an empire with the same stones thrown at us. This is much the same, but instead of an empire, we're building a simple (tres chic marble) zen temple inside.

Avoiding Negative Self-Talk: Why the Phrase 'F*ck Cancer' Is No Longer in My Vocabulary

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Joanna_Montgomery

I'll treat my cancer wholeheartedly each time it flares up, and do whatever I can between occurrences to keep the disease at bay for as long as possible. And I'll live my life with joy and gratitude in the meantime. Because peace is less stressful and more sustainable than war, and love is more powerful than hate. Always.

How to Instantly Make Your Life Better!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Have you ever tried to change something about yourself that was out of your control? I have. It was a fruitless and vain attempt, which I'll tell you now had a happy ending not because I changed what I couldn't change, but because I made peace with it.

7 Flaws That Make You Absolutely Amazing

Alexandra Harra | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Be simple in your intentions. It's a lot of fun to live a fast-paced, flamboyant life, but remember to slow things once in a while. Living simply reminds us of our true reasons and roots us in purpose.

What I Learned After Living With An Eating Disorder For 42 Years

Robin Korth | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

As a woman who threw up for more than four decades to control my weight, even as I needed the comfort and "cure" that over-eating provided, I have some insights on what the 'over love of food' is all about. It wasn't the problem. It was the answer.

What Is Active Acceptance?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I actively work my acceptance of my life without kids, but do not be confused by the word acceptance. Definitely do not miss the words actively work.

It's Classic

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Deflated in Seattle

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The last two weeks have been rough in Seattle after "the game." Many of us can't even bring ourselves to utter the words Super Bowl; it's just "the g...