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Celebrating Life

The 4 Stand-out Traits of a 40-Year-Old Woman

Naomi Cahill | Posted 12.30.2016 | Women
Naomi Cahill

Two thousand and sixteen saw me wave goodbye to my thirties and tentatively step on to the descending side of 'the hill'. As milestone birthdays go, t...

Tribute to my Friend

MaryBeth Cichocki | Posted 12.10.2016 | Women
MaryBeth Cichocki

You are coming home. In my denial I let myself think everything will be back to normal. We will return to us and our friendship will continue. I'm standing on my deck when I see the ambulance pulling into your driveway. I hug myself as the sobs come. My beautiful friend, my rock is home.

What My Flawless Holiday Card Says About Me as a Mom

Heather Mundt | Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents
Heather Mundt

If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that parenting is one of the most competitive sports on the planet. And nothing seems to say, "I'm a better parent than you/my kid is more brilliant, hilarious, talented and handsome than yours," than a flawless holiday photo.

6 Steps To Survive The Holiday Season After Loss

Donna Mebane | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Donna Mebane

The first year, I didn't cook Thanksgiving dinner or shop for Christmas presents. I had other children, sure. But I didn't have Emma, and that defined me

Letter to the Class of 2014

Harold Lloyd | Posted 03.04.2016 | College
Harold Lloyd

I recently sent a letter to the Class of 2014 at Wake Forest University School of Law. On the chance that it might be useful to others, I post the le...

How to Survive Your Birthday

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Today, on my 26th birthday, I'm finding myself in cahoots with the 8-year-old version of Jen Glantz. She's sitting on top of a bean bag chair, wearing sparkle pants and stuffing her face with a slice of pizza.

Meet The Woman Bringing Birthday Parties To Children's Hospital Rooms

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact

Rhode Island event planner Stephanie Frazier Grimm makes a living by helping her clients feel special on their big days. But she recently discovered i...

Hey! Your Life Is Great: 5 Steps To Start Celebrating

Susanna Bair | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

The attitude of celebrating your life is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Not only that, but upbeat people attract other upbeat people, so by changing your attitude, you can set in motion positive reinforcement for a new and improved outlook. How great is your life already?

"Cheap Funeral and Good Party": An Amazing Final Gift

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Although we still had some hope, we knew the end was getting close as she penned her final messages to us. The first was "Go get beer and pizza on me." The second was "I was lucky to have all of you." As we got ready to leave the hospital, my mother gave us her last gift.

What I Realized When I Looked At An Old Family Picture

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It can take moments like I had at that baptism to hit you up the side of the head and make you see that not only has time passed, but that you are wiser and better for it.

Celebrate a Little Victory Every Day

Nancy Deville | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

You can liken celebrating a little victory every day to positive childrearing -- in other words, by praising yourself and acknowledging your little victory, you're being your own nurturing adult.

Celebrating CNN Sportscaster Nick Charles

Alex Pattakos | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

What kind of role model are you today? And what kind of positive and meaningful "soulprints" are you preparing to leave behind?