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What Is It Like To Live In A Retirement Community?

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

"It is windy today!" "No it's not Wednesday today; it's Thursday!" "You're thirsty?" If you live in a retirement community, you may have heard a sim...

Why Social Workers Are Amazing

Shari Medini | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Shari Medini

March is National Social Work month, and it is important that we take the time to appreciate all that they do in our local communities on a daily basis.

4 Ways Cancer Patients Can Benefit From Yoga

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

Prioritizing daily yoga can be life affirming, whether you are a cancer patient, survivor or supporting someone who is fighting the battle of his or her life.

Compassionate Cops Pool Their Own Money To Help Homeless Family Of 6 Get Off Streets

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News

One of the best ways to earn a person's trust is to lend them a helping hand when they least expect it and need it most. While Kim Washington hesit...

How I Got Into Techstars, Was Almost Kicked Out, and Fought to Stay in

Sherman Lee | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Sherman Lee

How are you different from your competitors? Investors tend to shy away if your market is crowded and if theres nothing that separates you from everyone else.

Community-Based Approach Necessary to Preventing Suicides Among Military Families

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Ron Avi Astor

After 12 years of war, our national policy and national mindset should move toward creating welcoming and supportive civilian communities that will be there for the long run.


Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

Over 33 million people saw Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg as the President cited his exemplary, not only for his heroism, but also for never giving up. Why did a not uncommon use of a personal illustration in a State of the Union address occasion a nearly two-minute standing ovation and launch a national conversation?

Why YOU Need to Unleash Your Inner Fundraiser

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Most of us are raised with definite ideas about money. We're told that asking for money is taboo and that it makes people uncomfortable. Many of us ar...

Tragedy in a Community: The Balance of Support and Privacy

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

When tragedy strikes it is our natural spirit to want to do something to manage our own feelings of helplessness and compassion. But perhaps in addition to what we do we need to focus on what we don't do as well.

What Happens When Boulder, Colo. Loves Veterans?

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.31.2013 | Good News
Stacy Bare

All veterans -- all Americans -- need to be able to feel a part of a community, and if Boulder, Colorado can do it, so can your hometown.

Everyday Heroes

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 01.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, here on Long Island, we all recognize the heroes who came to our aid. But what about the everyday people?

Recovering From Sandy: Now What?

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

The adrenaline rush is over. The long rebuilding and recovery is ahead. The urgency of surviving gives way to the sadness of personal loss and infrastructure devastation and day after day of work. What is the spiritually intelligent response? Here are some of my ideas. I welcome yours.

How To Cultivate Gratitude During A Crisis

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

There are strategies for cultivating gratitude -- even during times of epic disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. With practice, even under the most difficult circumstances, the ability to be appreciative will strengthen you.

To Fire Island With Love

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Jane L. Rosen

Often when I watch other people on television who live in areas severely affected by storms I wonder why they live there. And I know that people watching my island on the news may now be thinking the same thing.

5 Ways To Feel More Fulfilled Today

Nicole Glassman | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It is interesting how a time of apparent scarcity brings about awareness. We may feel the strain of the power outages and the lack of convenience in our lives, but in being disconnected from our daily routines, we are actually more connected than ever before.

GPS -- Please Guide Me to NYC!

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.01.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

It is an incredible thing to feel that unconditional love and support from people all around the world. It reminds us of our common bond -- our basic humanity.

Career Stress: Your Job (Or Unemployment) Doesn't Define You

Noah Kass | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

When someone we know loses their job, we must be mindful of the profound emotional stressors they face. We can encourage them to stay connected to their personal communities by socializing with friends and staying engaged with professional networks, as well.

Support Solutions to Going Plant-Based

Meg Wolff | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

The benefits of a potluck are many. These get-togethers are a great way to see how others make major life changes work in their own lives. They provide time to reunite with old friends and meet new ones, to be inspired and made hopeful.

'Independence' Is The Scariest Word: My Life With Learning Disabilities

Quinn Bradlee | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Quinn Bradlee

So many folks with learning differences are too afraid to tell their story. I'm willing to tell mine. Maybe if I open up about my problems, no matter how embarrassing they might be, other people with learning disabilities might feel free to open up about theirs.

Ramadan Reflection Day 19: Know People Deeply

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Knowing one another means beyond simple acquaintanceship -- you need to know people deeply. People go through some real tough things and even if it doesn't seem like it's that serious to us, pain is very subjective.

Broke Is the New Rich

Penny Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Love

This week I was the recipient of a Barn Raising, but instead of building a place in which to put my cows, it was more along the lines of preparing the place to try and sell it to avoid foreclosure.

Monastery Mustard (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

From a very old family recipe, that remains a closely guarded secret, this mustard is hand-made by the Benedictine Sisters at Queen of Angels Monaster...

Indiana Community Raises Funds For Dying Girl's Funeral

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sierra Cooper is losing her battle with muscular dystrophy. At 21, she knows she has little time left and since she is ineligible for life insurance, ...