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Bruce Jenner and All Transgender People Deserve Our Love and Respect

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

Bruce Jenner is a hero. He's now an outspoken voice that sends the message of, "You're not alone," and "It's OK to be who you truly are."

Two Actions to Take Now to Generate More Compassion Toward Others

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Jean Roney

Recently, I feel as though I have been cracked wide open. This is the first time that I have dived deep into some powerful work with a therapist. It i...

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Santilli | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

Jenner, Cox, Mock Oh MY! The Transgender Headlines

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

This 20/20 episode was more of a Transgender 101 session, educating the world on gender pronouns and showing the world a multi-dimensional family and their unconditional love for one another. This is the world I want to live in.

4 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Inner Peace

Rachael Yahne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Do whatever you have to do to find that inner peace, and keep doing it. Sometimes you might find that the best kinds of peace-meditations don't happen while sitting on the floor cross-legged.

5 Steps To Managing Self-Doubt

Brittany Policastro | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

Over the last 12 years of teaching yoga and facilitating trainings, I have been able to hone my tools of consciousness. It is these tools I wish to share with you today. Some are simple, some need to be practiced and some you are most likely already doing.

The Art of Being Uncomfortable

Iain S. Thomas | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Iain S. Thomas

Uncomfortableness isn't something to be avoided. Uncomfortableness must be embraced. It is how we achieve what we set out to achieve. I would go so far as to say that uncomfortableness must be actively sought out.

The Next Frontier For A Special Needs Princess And Her Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Why my daughter? Why my family? It's not fair. It's just not fair. I'm ashamed to admit these were the feelings that were going through my head.

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

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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 05.28.2015 | 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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.24.2015 | 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.