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May Is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month -- Help Spread the Word

Paul Laurent | Posted 05.17.2016 | Parents
Paul Laurent

NF has so many variations and the severity and manifestations can vary greatly, even among family members. Sometimes the manifestations of NF are invisible, and with many with NF, you might not know someone has it, unless you know what to look for.

Why Participate in Clinical Trials?

Kyle Bryant | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

Participating in clinical trials makes me feel extremely hopeful. Any study promises a chance of therapeutic benefit, but to me, none of these drugs work until proven, so therapeutic benefit is not my expectation.

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

Marjorie Woollacott | Posted 05.09.2016 | Science
Marjorie Woollacott

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function...

Do You Want Self-Discipline or Self-Liberation?

Pekka Pirhonen | Posted 05.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pekka Pirhonen

What happens if you turn the being genuinely myself -button to full volume? Or do you want to skillfully combine discipline and liberation? What kind of self-leadership strategy serves you and our environment best?

This Mother's Day, I'm Making a Pact to Avoid the "Who's Busier" Trap

Emilie Davidson Hoyt | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Emilie Davidson Hoyt

Have you fallen into the "who's busier?" trap? How do you stay sane when life becomes overwhelming and busy? Mother's Day is the perfect time for me to be more conscientious and stop overcommitting, over-stretching, and comparing my busy-ness to other moms.


Ger Renton | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Ger Renton

Imagine ..May 15th If you are a parent reading this, or an aunt, uncle, grandparent, cousin, sibling, friend, school teacher, a GP, a nurse, ...

How to Share Your Story for Mental Health Month

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Amy Oestreicher

How will you take care of YOU this month? (And every month?)

Kick-start Your Commute!

Nesrin Everett | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Nesrin Everett

It's so easy to take the same route to work day after day and fall into a routine. Of course there's nothing wrong with routine, as long as it's serving you well. Routine can help give us structure and stability.

The Apathy Epidemic

Natasha Puri | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Natasha Puri

Sure, many of us may relate more to people in Paris or Brussels, but we are fundamentally no different than those in Kabul, Syria, or Turkey. There is a barrier that prevents us from this realization.

8 Big Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?

How to Survive a Crisis: 5 Steps to Shift Your Mindset

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Here is a five-step strategy for a "mindset makeover" to help you look at life's challenges with the serenity, courage and wisdom you need to survive:

8 Ways to Enjoy Yourself in 5 Minutes or Less

Gregory C. Buia | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Gregory C. Buia

We do so many things to try to make life more enjoyable. How about we just try to have more fun? Here are eight things you can do right now to get there in five minutes or less.

Life By Drift or Design

Terrie Upshur-Lupberger | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Terrie Upshur-Lupberger

Are you living and leading, right now, by drift or by design? Are you conscious and intentional and designing the actions needed to take care of what you most care about? Or, are you too busy reacting to circumstances, events, and what other people want for and from you?

My Son Has the Type of Autism That Is NOT a Hidden Disability

Miriam Gwynne | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Miriam Gwynne

He is unmissable. He is loud. His tongue is more out of his mouth than it is in. He is handsome, cheeky and adorable. I don't hide him and I don't hide his autism. He doesn't hide his diagnosis either.

Girl With Autism Tells Fellow Students 'I Am Like You' In Powerful Speech

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.18.2016 | Good News

One girl broadcasted some perspective to her fellow students. Keira Meikus, a 9-year-old student at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School in Homewood, ...

Form Follows Consciousness

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.23.2016 | World
Otto Scharmer

It seems to be a signature of our time that old-style nation-states built on mono-ethnic and mono-cultural contexts are being infused with ethnic and cultural diversity from around the world--thus prompting countries like Germany to shift their national identity from shared blood to shared ideas.

How Drowsy Driving Left This Man Paralyzed

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Russ Burris had been awake for at least 36 hours when he got behind the wheel of his car in 1990 and ended up in a crash that left him paralyzed from ...

Does your Influence style help you or sabotage you?

Gabriela Mueller Mendoza | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Gabriela Mueller Mendoza

INFLUENCE MATTERS In a fast moving and interconnected world, it will increasingly matter in the future. At some point, we all need to convince / pers...

Women First

Melanie Contreras | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Melanie Contreras

While Women to Women by Julia encompasses a number of areas, no one area has quite captivated me from a young age as much as health.

4 Questions to Reshape Your Life

Alexandra Harra | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If you're seeking to reshape your life, reflect on the answers to these four questions to increase your awareness, expand your mindset, and change your outlook:

Self Love Rising #lovesaveslives

Kajal Pandey | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Kajal Pandey

The one thing we can't learn is Love. We can only truly feel Love. This powerful energy transcends every limit, challenge, suffering and hateful act...

A Moral and Legal Imperative to Act: Remembering and Recognizing Genocide

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Stephen D. Smith

Genocide is never the same thing twice, but its consequences for the victims and the survivors are chillingly similar. Comparing human suffering between one genocide and another serves no purpose and to my knowledge there is no meter for human pain.

I Will Forever Never Judge Another Mom Again...

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

Of course, we're taught not to judge a situation unless we've been through it ourselves; however, where parenting is concerned, once that baby is out it's pretty hard to look at other parents the same again.

The Simplest Way to Love Your Life

Amanda Johnson | Posted 03.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Johnson

All we need to do in order to love the life we have is choose to love it. And then express that to others. It's that second part that is currently tripping me up.

Healing Through Our Voices: What to Say (and Not Say) to a Survivor of Sexual Assault

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

Everyone has a place in sexual assault prevention. According to RAINN, an average of 68% of assaults in the last five years were not reported.  Toget...