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Appreciating Life

Appreciate Each Moment

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 03.24.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

One of the ultimate objectives of attaining inner peace is learning to live happily in the present moment. Keep in mind that life is a continuous succession of present moments.

What Tom Sawyer Taught Me About Overcoming Anorexia

Temimah Zucker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

I used to be jealous of Tom Sawyer. In one of the more memorable chapters of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom is able to attend his own funeral, as...

We're Cheated When We Say We Can't Understand

Chris Waddell | Posted 03.22.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

I've had people ask me point blank, "Did you ever think of killing yourself?" and they seem surprised when I say no. Their question doesn't flatter me or the value of a human life.

What Makes You a Good Mom?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Katie falls asleep to the sound of my laughter, knowing she's 100 percent responsible. It's been such a privilege, watching her grow up. She puts on a good show. But me? I'm a good audience. And that's what makes me a good mom.

Appreciating What You Have

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

Today, I'm thinking of how good I have it. I especially appreciate my spirituality today. I love God so much, and feel His love in return billion-fold. There's really nothing that is impossible if it's God's will. I'd taken that for granted.

Perfect Days

Terry Newell | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

For many years, I have longed for the perfect day -- the one when everything goes right. I have had perhaps 10 of these. Always, my perfect day begins with a restful sleep, from which I emerge to see the sun rising ever so slowly in its colorful canvas outside my bedroom window.

Why I'm Not Impatient For the Light to Change

Maureen Anderson | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

I don't remember who first told me life is short, but it obviously made an impression. Maybe my grandmother, who guessed I didn't think I'd ever be as old as her -- and she was younger than I am now when she told me. Remembering that has made all the difference.

The Art of Noticing

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 10.08.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I loathe when I see my classmates or friends tweet or talk about how bored they are. How can one be utterly bored in this life? To appreciate this life, one must learn the art of noticing.

Have You Treasured Your Life Today?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Those near and dear to us will feel our absence, and we trust that after we're gone, we will remain in their hearts just as those who have passed on from our lives remain in our own. And so it goes on this human journey.

Fallen Snow

David Bender | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Bender

The measure of our humanity is not found in our ability to forestall death, however courageously we fight to live. Rather, we know who we are by how we've lived.