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The Value of Family Presence in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I often reflect back on my time in ICU as a team effort, between myself and my care team, and also with my parents, family, and friends. Having my parents there with me in the hospital meant everything to me. Growing up, they were my role models, my friends, my supporters -- and in the hospital, my guardian angels.

5 Things That Real Love Isn't

Grace de Rond | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Grace de Rond

We're all looking for real love, all the time. Whether we're creating a special dinner or starting an argument, it's what we're after. So then, why aren't we all living it? It's because we're doing some things that block it.

10 New Uses For Old Phone Booths

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 09.14.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

Yep, that was the winning entry in their contest with a theme of how to repurpose old phone booths. But wait, here are ten of my own unique ideas!

What Every People Pleaser Needs to Realize About Themselves

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

So what can us people pleasers do about this, you ask? Well, there are a few things...

Are You Afraid to Look Stupid With Men?

Kavita J. Patel | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Kavita J. Patel

The more you let yourself make mistakes and look stupid, the better. When you are with the right man he will see that as the most endearing quality you have.

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us bec...

Student Writing: Another Race to the Bottom

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.11.2015 | College
Joseph A. Domino

Think education isn't broken from top to bottom? What follows below is real college student writing at the first- or second-year level.

3 Things My Sons Taught Me About the Perfect Meeting

Jeanne M. Stafford | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Jeanne M. Stafford

We're so often trapped trying to balance work and family lives, we sometimes miss how one can inform the other. YES! A "family" experience can communicate to the work world -- and vice versa!

10 Tech Truths From Parents That Teens Need to Hear

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

You can come to me. I can handle it. I will help you. Even if I'm unsure, I will still help you. Even if I have feelings of anger or sadness or uncertainty, we can figure it out. We are stronger together. I understand.

9 Things Only Passive-Aggressive People Do

Amy Morin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

While an occasional passive-aggressive approach to life's problems isn't unusual, for some people manipulation and indirect communication are a way of life. Passive-aggressive people often go undetected in the office and in their social circles--at least initially--because they disguise their seething hostility with a pleasant demeanor.

Being Mindful of What Children Hear You Say

Susie Wolbe | Posted 09.08.2015 | Parents
Susie Wolbe

When was the last time you heard someone say, No one ever listens to me! I want people to care about what I say! Apparently, those people don't have little children around, because kids listen to every word that comes out of the mouths around them. Especially the things we'd prefer they not overhear.

Where Are All the Men Ready to Love, for Real?

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Scott Stabile

Where are all the men courageous enough to reject their conditioning and allow themselves to be vulnerable for real?

Breaking Bread, Changing Lives

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

This video captures one of the first events in a movement to help combat addiction. Drugs Over Dinner is an online tool for planning community dinne...

The 'Set of the Sail'

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I remember several years ago I asked my Bible Study teacher "please explain The Holy Spirit to me as best you can." She pointed me in the direction of the Book of Acts in the Bible, which I read and she said "The Holy Spirit is the voice that talks within you, our Counselor and our Comforter.

5 Steps to Getting Your Partner On Board with Your Startup

GoGirl Finance | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
GoGirl Finance

You've decided to start your own business -- opening a shop, taking on consulting clients, writing that book, or any of a hundred other business ideas out there -- congratulations! You know it's going to take time, money, and a lot of hard work, but you're ready to go.

How to Talk to Your Mother

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

...or your boss, or your child, or your colleague. I want you to learn how to communicate with anyone. Have you ever wondered why your Mom won't stop calling you? Or why teens today speak exclusively in emoticons? Or your Dad STILL writes "Dear Vanessa" in his text messages?

Moving Beyond Old Movie Plots

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 09.02.2015 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

In the movie, as in real life, the couple find themselves being challenged to interpret what is going on before them. Do they respond to each other with trust? Do they inquire, or assume? Do they believe, or doubt?

12 Quick and Effective Tips to Resolve Work Place Conflict

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

View conflict as an opportunity to expand and grow your thinking and business. Can you think of a time when conflict actually grew your business once it was productively discussed and resolved?

Why Listening is the Better Half of Communication and Why Dads Should Listen More Often

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Of all the lessons that we as dads--as parents in general even--can demonstrate for our children and one another is that listening is more often than not the better half of communication, and furthermore, it is a skill that most of us could stand to improve.

The #1 Relationship Problem, According To Therapists

SELF | Posted 09.03.2015 | Divorce

Whether you're a year into matrimonial bliss or celebrating a decade of wedlock, you'll benefit big-time from this romance wisdom. In fact, you don't even have to be hitched to learn a thing or two about love.

Growth Can Be a Killer

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

Growth is good and should be the ultimate goal of just about every company. "Build it and they will come" to your corporate field of dreams. Just be careful that you know how to keep the weeds out.

Stefanie Posavec: Material Data (VIDEO) | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2004, with an MA in Communication Design, Posavec shifted her focus from book design and text visualization towards a more immersive and experiential dimension.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

Why School Superintendents Should Act More Like CEOs

Joel Gagne | Posted 09.01.2015 | Education
Joel Gagne

One of the main critiques of schools that I hear is that they need to be "more like the private sector" when they are running their school districts. This is true in one regard. Superintendents need to start acting like the CEOs they are instead of the educator that many were trained to be.

The One Thing You Should Never Text or Say to a Man

Kavita J. Patel | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Kavita J. Patel

One day Maya felt bold, so she texted Ryan telling him how she felt about him. She revealed that she enjoyed his company and was starting to like him, which is bold and courageous. And then she made one fatal mistake.