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5 Ways I Help My Children Weather the Storm

Lauren Dillard | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Lauren Dillard

Originally appeared on As a family we have faced scary health concerns and all of the accompanying life upheaval. Naturally, parent...

5 Steps to Help You Thrive When Facing Change

Cylon George | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cylon George

Some people not only survive, but thrive during times of change. How do they learn to embrace change? Here are a few suggestions:

Helping Kids Conserve Their Self-Control

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.

From the time children are small, parents help them to develop self-control. Rightly so, we see this skill as necessary for success in life. Regulating their emotions and impulses allows kids to avoid getting in trouble at school and to behave well during religious services, birthday parties, visits to grandma's house, and play dates.

Untangling Myself From an Emotional Rock Bottom

Patrice Bendig | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

f in the future certain circumstances make staying afloat a challenge again, this time I will have the ability to prevent a full blown downward descent and successfully navigate the waves of change.

Grief Is Good Medicine

Omega Institute | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Loss is a part of life, but in the West we're generally not good at experiencing and expressing grief. Sobonfu Somé, one of today's top voices of African spirituality, recently shared lessons on grief from the Dagara tradition of Burkina Faso at a talk in Asheville, North Carolina. Here, Omega shares our top takeaways.

The One Downside Of Midlife That Never Gets Any Better

Valerie Albarda | Posted 01.05.2016 | Fifty
Valerie Albarda

Death. It is the unfortunate part of life. It's the natural progression that marks our last breath, our final tears. We don't like to think about it, this permanent elephant that has stomped its way into the room. As we grow older, so too shall the people we love, the ones we hold dear to our hearts.

4 Secrets for Surviving Tough Times | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living

By Julie Mazziotta Whether you're facing a small setback or a serious life challenge, it helps to have coping strategies on hand. Try these tactics, ...

Suffering: Necessary and Unnecessary (Inherent and Extraneous)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Suffering is inherent in our existence. But we're best served when we distinguish whether we have a modicum of control over it. Whenever possible, we should shield ourselves from distress stemming from a situation that we can't change or that serves no useful purpose.

Coming Home: How Religion Can Be a Healing Balm for Veterans

David Briggs | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Religious communities can provide important sources of social support. Personal faith can provide solace and a sense of hope to men and women who endure constant stress and may have experienced traumatic events.

How To Craft A Holiday Season Filled With Joy -- Not Stress

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.01.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

This time of year is a struggle for lots of people. The pressure and expectation can suck all the fun out of what could be a wonderful and loving few weeks. Does this sound familiar?

Terrorism and the Family -- A Thanksgiving Day Reflection

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Home
Marlo Thomas

We work so hard every day to build and sustain a tribe around us -- of relatives, of friends, of colleagues -- that we can't help but feel that unity threatened when a tragedy like Paris occurs.

3 Tips for Talking About Tragic Events With Kids

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

It is important in times like this to remember that individuals respond to grief and difficult circumstances in a variety of ways.

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

The Lessons Of Parenting Through Grief

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Bonnie Koehn

One of the biggest gifts motherhood has given me is an improved ability to deal with hard times.

Ten Questions Answered About Late Discovery Adoption

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
DaShanne Stokes

In my own experience, accidentally discovering that I was adopted was earth shattering. I found myself in an identity crisis in which everything I thought I knew about myself, including my family, my ancestry and cultural identity.

Lip Service: When I Busted My Son Doing This in Church

Jaye Watson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I busted my son in church yesterday. He's 10 years old. An altar server. A good kid. But Catholicism isn't easy. There are lots of prayers and lots of versions of those prayers to memorize, and he's still learning them.

7 Lessons to Thrive in the Cancer Journey

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Do you have someone in your life that models strength and optimism? Do you know anyone that has risen above adversity and came out smiling and laug...

Finding Emotional Balance: Are You an Over or Under Regulator?

Lara Fielding | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

But did you ever consider that over-regulation can also be problematic? Over-regulators have trouble "listening to" their internal experience. So they loose touch with their sense of interest, vitality, and connection. In either or both cases, the system is out of balance.

Broken Hearted? Join This Weekly Virtual Divorce Pizza Party!

Marie Forster | Posted 09.14.2015 | Divorce
Marie Forster

Friday nights are a good pizza night, right? It's the end of the week, no one feels like cooking. I don't have to work on Saturday, so I can have a few glasses of wine and not worry about waking up to an alarm the next morning.

How To Protect Yourself From Narcissistic Family Members

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.18.2015 | OWN

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The Not Quite Empty Nest When You Have a Young Adult With Special Needs

Kate Welch | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Kate Welch

When your child has special needs, it's a major upset to that expectation. Aside from missing Sophie, her leaving is also a stark reminder that the natural order has been disrupted. There are upsides to an empty nest, but we won't experience them.

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Whether you're on the front lines of a social movement or struggling with discrimination in your daily life, it can be difficult to survive, let alone find your way forward. Here are five important tips to help you in your journey.

Understanding Violence as a Gay Man

Daniel Kort | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Kort

I learned that sexual minorities experience alarming disparities in interpersonal violence. Knowing this fact didn't make it any easier when I became that statistic myself.

Do I Matter?

Mary Holloway | Posted 07.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Holloway

View image | Do I Matter? It's something I think about all the time. I know I matter to those that love me, but in the overall big...

8 Strategies for Teaching Children to Find Comfort in Discomfort

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

The importance of teaching children to tolerate discomfort in childhood is that children will be better adjusted and more resilient adults the more they can tolerate being uncomfortable at young ages.