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Grief and the Loss of a Child: We Live To Love

Suzannah Galland | Posted 10.19.2016 | Parents
Suzannah Galland

Adversity is something all of us experience in our lives. We can all relate to those tough times. When a child dies, the pain and devastation of loss ...

The Little Violinist

Sherry Caris | Posted 10.18.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

I fingered the neck as I had been taught and swung my bow up and down enthusiastically, but not a peep came from my violin, and I was one of the few students never chastised by our fearless leader.

The true measure of our nation's heart -- how it treats its kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

In a speech in which she leveled Donald Trump for boasting of a history of encounters that arguably amount to an admission serial sexual assault, it ...

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

The Range Of Emotions That Go With Emptying Your Childhood Home

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 10.05.2016 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

How do you empty your childhood home? How do you bag up 54 years of framed photos, scrapbooks, baby clothes, books, cookbooks, children's art work, thank you cards, birthday cards, holiday cards, sympathy cards and letters and letters?

Gardening as a Kid Indicates that You'll Eat Fruits and Veggies as a College Student

Modern Farmer | Posted 09.29.2016 | Taste
Modern Farmer

Aside from the obvious benefits of getting outside and helping pull weeds, it turns out gardening as a kid may have benefits that are longer-lasting than you might expect.

How To Know When (And How) To Ask For Help

Connor Kozlov | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Humans are emotional and often irrational creatures. From birth until a certain age, we are taught to believe they we cannot do anything wrong. Our fe...

As You Become a Bat Mitzvah

Jessica Kahan | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Jessica Kahan

The weekend is here. The first family members have arrived. My lists have lists, which have lists. Your dad is doing his best to be patient as I try to check things off his list too.

Living Vicariously Through Our Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.19.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I hope our children take a piece of us both, but mostly, when they reflect on their childhood, I want them to perceive it as laden with opportunities and support, and less of their parents vicariously living through them.

Rubber Bands And Yamulkes

Sherry Caris | Posted 09.13.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

Being of small stature and looking young for my age has invited countless unwanted pats on my head, engendering a primal anger that makes me want to punch the head-patter as hard as I can in their face.

7 Reasons I'm Grateful I Was a '70s Kid

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.08.2016 | Fifty
Lori Ferraro

I’m a certified nut for nostalgia and I recognize that in myself; a toy, a song, television show or a glimpse of anything ever made in a ceramics cl...

5 Ways My Child Is More Ready To Start Kindergarten Than I Am

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.07.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

As much as I try to be present in each moment, I know they are fleeting. September 6 is yet another reminder of this.

Clash With Your Boss? Research Suggests Your Childhood Could Be To Blame

Caroline Beaton | Posted 08.30.2016 | Business
Caroline Beaton

Millennial business coach and content marketer Ryan Robinson noticed that neither his old boss nor his dad were "quick to dish out praise"-- even when he did great work. Their approval was, in consequence, "very meaningful" to Robinson.

The Illusion of Lack

Candace Peterson | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Candace Peterson

I think I realized that I didn't have much power when I started school. I skipped kindergarten (much to my dismay) and went straight into 1st grade at a small town, mostly white, Christian, tight knit school where everyone's parents knew each other and everyone had just finished graduating together three months before.

It's Not Whether You Win or Lose. It's How You Keep From Dying.

Sherry Caris | Posted 08.03.2016 | Comedy
Sherry Caris

It's difficult to retain one's self-confidence when it is a constant struggle to remain upright. My challenge was due in large part to my imagination. My head was usually in the clouds, dreaming of fairies, castles and Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Why Can't We Remember Our Early Childhood?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.01.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Jeanne Shinskey Most of us don't have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives. In fact, we tend to remember very little of ...

The Days Of Sand And Sea

Bryan Behar | Posted 07.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bryan Behar

I realize that in 2016, writing a nostalgic ode to a private beach club may feel as tone deaf as body shaming a child or "liking" one of Donald Trump ...

A Letter For You, Dad

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 07.29.2016 | Parents
Thomas Kuegler

Hey Dad, we just got off the phone a little while ago. You called me on your way home from work and we talked for about thirty minutes. We're 3,000 ...

Motherhood Through A Lens: Live In The Moment Or Capture It For Later

Carly Snyder, MD | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Carly Snyder, MD

On a recent vacation it occurred to me how nice it would be to have someone follow my family around with a camera to capture every special moment for posterity. Having been intrigued by 'day in a life' packages offered by photographers, only to be turned off by the costs, I instead find myself constantly taking pictures day in and day out.

When Your Daughter Has Curly Hair

Teresa Kindred | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When I was pregnant with our second child I wanted a little girl so badly that I felt guilty. Our first born was a son and I longed for a baby girl I could put ribbons and lace on. I dreamed about what she would look like. In my dreams she had big blue eyes and black, curly hair.

Little Guy Lives An Entire Life During 18-Inning Baseball Game

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Sports

Throughout life, there are highs and lows. Certainly, there are fleeting moments in which we feel as if everything might turn out all right, that it i...

My Breastfeeding Journey: To Hell And Back

Michelle Won | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Michelle Won

What does love look like to you? This is what love looks like to me. 💜 Dear baby m, When you look up at me while I'm feeding you, I melt. Every. S...

13 Things A Mommy NEVER Wants To Hear

Lisa O'Driscoll | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents
Lisa O'Driscoll

I'm sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg... what are the things that you never want to hear?

Once Upon A Boy Of Summer

David S. Simon | Posted 07.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David S. Simon

Summer has officially begun its reunion tour, performing at all the Tanglewood festivals of me and just like that the file drawer that houses my seaso...

If Your Marriage Matters To You, This Is How You Should Fight

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Love can be a battleground of mistakes, misunderstandings and conflicts. Oftentimes when we want to discuss a specific conflict with our partners, we ...