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Vital Tools to Increase Intimacy During Conflict

Ornish Living | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Learning how to communicate with dignity will help us to give and receive, share and listen, and ultimately create a bridge to one another across the white water rapids of our perceived differences.

WATCH: How To Know When To Move On From Your Relationship

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-02-03-ScreenShot20150203at4.00.04AMsmall.jpgIn my latest video on relationships, I speak about how to effectively figure out when it's time to move on from a relationship and how to do it in the name of love. I describe how we can know where our stuff ends and our partner's begins, as well as the unique challenges that can come up for gay men when it comes to drawing the distinction.

What Price Do We Pay for Keeping Peace in the Office?

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

You know you've been there; you leave a meeting or read an email where the company's strategic initiative is laid out -- and you just shake your head in wonder! Unfortunately, you are not the only one who will not speak out against what you believe to be the wrong direction.

The Impact of the Ukraine Conflict on the Country's Children

Marianna Glynska | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

How should adults help the children overcome such fears if they feel insecure and scared themselves? During the conflict in Kosovo, I experienced it through media, and it didn't affect my friends or relatives, but I had this disturbing feeling of uncertainty and fear.

The 2 Wolves That Live Within Us

Jesua | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul

We learn to choose love, grace, and forgiveness from receiving the painful slap of the alternative, and sometimes from delivering that slap, and experiencing firsthand the painful taste it leaves in our hearts.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

Life of an Israeli Soldier After the Battlefield

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Home
Anav Silverman

Five months ago, Nufar Gross was on the battlefield treating wounded soldiers. The 33-year-old IDF paramedic spent her summer providing medical treatment to both wounded soldiers and civilians during the Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days.

Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

Psychological Polishing

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

The same way we would 'spring clean' our homes, we should also take some time to spring clean our lives. Our minds can get cluttered with things we don't need, accumulated dust, disorganized dimensions, bad habits, and previously formed ideas and impressions that should be thrown away or at least reconsidered for accuracy and consistency.

The Power of Vulnerability

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

ost of us go through life pretending to be strong, even when we don't feel that way. We do this because we're afraid if we let other people know that we're angry, sad, or unsure that they won't want to be around us. But the truth is we all feel this way from time to time and that's what makes leading with vulnerability so powerful.

Do You Engage in Conscious Combat or Are You Just Fighting?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's been said that living with an open heart requires a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. Sometimes that seems like an understatement.

Courageous Conversations: How to Handle Difficult Conversations in the Workplace and in Our Personal Lives

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

We all face difficult conversations that need to be handled. And we all dread them. We can call those Courageous Conversations, because they oftentimes require so much courage to handle.

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How Fear Of Terrorism May Put You At Risk Of Long-Term Disease | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Terrorist attacks like the one in Paris this Wednesday can create a climate of national anxiety -- and such a climate may come with health risks that ...

3 Ways to Disagree Without Sounding Disagreeable

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Good leaders can develop bad habits. With careless phrasing, they can give the impression that others' opinions are invalid. The result? This poor communication may harden into habit, causing good employees to exit, feeling as though their contribution no longer matters.

How To Deal With Aggressive People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Dealing with people who have these tendencies can be quite draining and, without a solid balance of both assertiveness and empathy, can create a lot of tension in our relationships with them.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

South Sudan's Leaders Must Act Now to End Suffering

A View from the United Nations | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

In October, the Government signed a joint communiqué with the United Nations in which it agreed to concrete measures for the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence.

Smart Power Through Inclusivity in an Increasingly Volatile World

Melanne Verveer | Posted 02.14.2015 | Home
Melanne Verveer

Focusing on women, peace and security does not mean shifting focus from "hard" to "soft" issues. Women constitute half the world's population. Incorporating their perspectives is not merely the right thing to do, it is also the smart and strategic thing to do.

4 Steps To Diffuse An Argument Before It Even Starts

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Remember to be open and receptive. Don't necessarily expect an apology or a reconciliation right away, as that will take you out of a place of love and back into ego. But simply remember to be open and ready to receive so that if it does happen naturally then you are ready to receive it.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

Saving Culture Is Essential for Building Peace

Irina Bokova | Posted 02.02.2015 | Home
Irina Bokova

I went to Erbil, to stand with the people of Iraq, to defend their unique heritage and diversity and to say that this matters - not just for Iraq's future but for all women and men. We must defend the idea of a shared humanity wherever it is challenged. This is our struggle.

9 Tips for Ending Family Feuds And Christmas Chaos

Elinor Robin, PhD | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Elinor Robin, PhD

It's often easy to allow resentments, misunderstandings, disagreements and unmet expectations to get in the way and destroy the bonds that connect us. Don't let that happen to you! Instead, follow these nine tips and have a great holiday season.

Changing the Face of Lebanon's Population

Mimo Khair | Posted 01.31.2015 | Home
Mimo Khair

Humanitarian organizations work tirelessly to find solutions to what could be a humanitarian disaster in a region that is weary of endless years of war and struggle. It hurts to see my home in pain.

This Graphic Will Show You What We Have to Be Thankful For

John A. Tures | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

I am frequently bombarded by similar comments from people; I read other columns telling me that doomsday is upon is, as there is more war now than there ever has been in history. Surely the "end of times" must be upon us, right?

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.