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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 05.22.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.25.2015 | 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...

Damn, Sam: Reaction of a Kansas Activist

Stephanie Mott | Posted 04.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

He does not speak for Kansas. He does not speak for God. Hate is not a Christian value. Hate is not a Kansas value. Hate is not an American value. The greatest possible gift I can give to this world is to be my true, authentic self. Sam Brownback has no power to change that.

Snow-Blanketed Buddha: A Meditation

Ellen Frankel | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Frankel

I realize this is a meditation moment. I sit down in the sunken living room next to the Tibetan prayer wheel by the fireplace, arranging myself into a lotus position. I breathe in gratitude for the cycle of seasons in New England, refusing to complain about record snowfalls, instead focusing on the preciousness of just this moment.

Surviving the Winter Waiting Game

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

This is a time of agonized waiting for many high school seniors. They have submitted their college applications and supporting materials. Now their fate lies in the hands of admissions officers who are busily reading through applications.

Lessons Learned in Loss: How to Prepare for the Unpreparable

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Loss makes you ache in places you didn't even know existed. Familiar landscapes become unrecognizable. No matter how hard you try, there is no way to fully prepare for the emotional wreckage it leaves behind. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try, just a little.