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Coping with an Angry Child

Liz Morrison | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Liz Morrison

Children have very strong emotions. Anger is one of them. As a parent, you can help your child deal with his or her anger and develop strategies that...

Training to Manage Grief

Sarah Lyman Kravits | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lyman Kravits

Thank you, Flight Cadet Ensign Paul Chaplitsky, for your service. Although your training ended much too soon, you continue to serve still, as your story and your family teach us lessons in how to live.

7 People You Will Lose In Your Life -- And How To Cope | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 05.20.2016 | OWN

1. The Friend Who Let You Down We all have one of these. Some of us have more than one. By which I mean, a friend who we may laugh with, cry with, wor...

In My Marriage, Sometimes I Have To Leave So I Can Stay

Meg Conley | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weddings
Meg Conley

We're very understanding of one another - mostly. Admittedly, our mostly doesn't always work. When "doesn't always work" is doing its work, I shove my laptop into my backpack and head to a coffee shop to write.

How Your Anxiety Can Make You A Better Leader

Zach Mercurio | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Zach Mercurio

Remember, if you are breathing, there is more right with you than there is wrong with you. You are okay. You will be okay. You are a better person, and a better leader because of this. You can lead with, and through, anxiety.

From Busy to Bed Rest: 4 Tips to Manage When Life Comes to a Grinding Halt

Parijat Deshpande | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Parijat Deshpande

Source: patrisiyu/ For a successful, busy, Type-A woman, bed rest can be extremely challenging to get used to. You're used to h...

Learning How to Grieve the Loss of My Father

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Alicia Napierkowski

Being thrown back into the world with a heightened sense of self brings me to a place I can't turn back from. I am in a mental and emotional purgatory but now that I've given myself a chance to speak to all of this, I have found some clarity. I'm going to let my hard days be hard days, and thank my good days for shining light into the shadows.

Coping When It All Seems Too Much

Helen Butler | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Helen Butler

What I realized pretty quickly amongst all of my emotional and physical turmoil was that I desperately needed to care for myself just as much as or even more than I was caring for my hubby.

What Depression Has Taught Me

Destiny Contreras | Posted 02.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Destiny Contreras

It will never be easy for you or your health. Eventually you get used to it and tend to find ways to help yourself. Don't ever think you will be stuck like this forever. The pain will eventually heal.

Video Games Allow Transgender People to Be Themselves

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.11.2017 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

You get to be the hero or the villain. You get to save the world or destroy it. You can become the richest tycoon or fight real time strategy battles against live opponents. You can travel to places you've never imagined and see things we can only dream about. For transgender people it's something even more special. A dream we've held for so long.

5 Ways I Help My Children Weather the Storm

Lauren Dillard | Posted 01.31.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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 01.18.2017 | 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 01.18.2017 | 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 01.05.2017 | 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 01.04.2017 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 11.30.2016 | 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 11.25.2016 | 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 11.17.2016 | 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 11.18.2016 | 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 11.10.2016 | 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 10.29.2016 | 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.