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Federal Lawsuit Highlights The Environmental Consequences Of Immigration

Robert Hardaway | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Robert Hardaway

It is perhaps not surprising that the issue of the environmental impact of immigration has been almost completely ignored in the strident rhetoric emanating from the presidential candidates.

Know Thy Self

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's a valuable thing to know yourself. The other day, as I was talking with a friend about my reaction to my husband wanting to put a hot tub in our ...

Are You Ready for Some Football - I Mean an Election?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Gerrod Lambrecht UCF Forum columnist Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Game Day! The election is just days away and the news is all abuzz this morning about "ri...

History Repeats Itself

Ellie Newman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

History repeats itself unless we learn from it and do things differently next time. And if that's not ringing any bells, think about the old cliche, "Insanity means doing the same thing and expecting a different result."

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

Father Loss And More

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: The father plays a major role in who we are and who we become; his absence may occupy the center stage of a person's life.

4 Ways to Be a More Compassionate Person

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

If this issue matters to you, here are the guidelines I'm learning. As you read my suggestions, consider how you're doing or think about what you can do to be more compassionate. They're written in the first person to make them easier to adopt as your own if you wish.

Images: How They Help and Hinder

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Success often depends on our ability to present a socially acceptable image. Ideally, our social image aligns with our authentic self or essence.

5 Accountability Strategies for Entrepreneurs That Actually Work

Lisa Larter | Posted 03.17.2017 | Business
Lisa Larter

Google "accountability strategies for entrepreneurs" and you'll get over 40 Million results, that's how popular accountability is. The reason you end...

7 Pieces Of Parenting Advice You Really Should Ignore

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2017 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you get advice that doesn't feel right to you, even when going against it feels counterintuitive because you've heard it so often?

What's a Play or a Musical Without Actors?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Film, television and theater all require the collaboration of dozens to hundreds of artists. Film and television, however, rely on sound and images, both of which can be digitally created. Theater requires the actor.

Sometimes Not Helping Really Helps!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Think about that the next time you find yourself trying to rescue yourself or someone else from the consequences of their actions. Learning how to learn from our experiences may be one of the wisest things that we ever do. It sure beats the alternative!

You Are the Variable

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

It's all on you for your life and it's all on me for mine. So, what's it going to be next time you end up in a less than desirable situation, are you going to turn inward and take responsibility for how you got there? Or are you going to lash out? The choice is yours, no one else's.

Ten Terrific Tips for Unlocking Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you wonder what to do when your child has some puzzling, even distressing behaviors? Do you wonder why he acts the way he does? No need to panic--the key is to find the meaning behind the behavior. If you don't understand it, how in the world can you know what to do?

Injuries and Violence: Human, Economic Toll Too High

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

If you were standing beside me during just one of my ER shifts, you would see--up close and personal--how injuries and violence damage mothers, father...

Stepparent Pain

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I feel like you should think about all surrounding circumstances of a child's behavior or actions before you decide on how to approach a situation. My husband is a "react now, feel guilty after thinking about it later" kind of guy.

'Darkness the Color of Snow,' a Conversation With Thomas Cobb

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Darkness The Color of Snow begins one icy cold night, when rookie police officer Ronald Forbert pulls over an old high school chum for speeding. The car is filled with drunken friends, and when Forbert attempts to arrest the driver for DUI, a freakish accident leads to the driver's death.

The Truth About Lying

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

Of all the virtues, honestly might be the trickiest. As a parent, I can understand the mentality of, "thanks for telling the truth... but you're still in trouble for you bad behavior." Being honest doesn't excuse bad behavior. But should it?

Some Small Truths About Brian Williams' Big Lie

Michael J. Formica | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

While Mr. Williams' didn't really do anything differently than what we apparently all do every day, his cultural standing amplifies his indiscretion, making his actions seemingly all the more egregious.

Permission and Prohibition

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.

This Is What Happens When We Forget That Speech Has Consequences

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I'm only advocating for a world in which -- no matter how many new social media portals open before I'm finished typing this sentence -- we recognize that the bottomless pit into which we throw our words does indeed have a bottom.

Hindsight, Now Sight and Foresight

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

I now know if I want to get there that I have to do the things that keep me on course, and I can't do the things that take me off course. Life is expanding. My vision is expanding. I know how to get there -- one step at a time.

The 'I' Word

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I try, not always successfully, to live in integrity with the truth of my experience not because I want to be a good person, but because it's the best thing that I can do for myself. It's the most direct path to my own heart and to the hearts of others.

Republicans Want Smaller Government? Opt-Out of Those Dirty Socialist Programs - What Is Stopping You?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.

NSA's Actual Reach Exceeds Its Constitutional Grasp

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

Article II, section 4, the Constitution of the United States: "The President, the Vice President and all civil officers of the United States shall be ...