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Helping Should Strengthen Relationships, Not Hurt Them: 3 Perspectives (2 of 3)

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

The more I have learned about the hundreds of families I have tried to help in my 35 years in the social sector, the more I realize that most low-income parents or guardians should be approached with admiration and respect.

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Why You Should Get Help For Your Fears and Anxieties

Stan Popovich | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Remember that you are the person who is suffering and not your friends and family. Don't let the opinions of your peers prevent you from getting your life back. Your health is the most important thing and must be your number one priority. Do what is best for you.

Rescuing 'Victimhood' for Victims (Letting the Sharks Take Care of Themselves)

Christopher Murray | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher Murray

Victim isn't a bad word. It shouldn't imply that someone is a loser, a weakling, a malingerer or a chronic sad sack. For most people, being a victim is a stage in response to experiencing something traumatic that had a victimizing impact on them.

8 Tips For Dealing With Mental Health Stigma In Today's Society

Stan Popovich | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

In some cases your friends and relatives might give you a hard time regarding your mental health struggles. Here eight suggestions on how to deal with mental health stigma from your peers.

This Is How To Make The Most Of Any Weekend

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Actually give it a rest. Make a decision on Friday evening to turn off your work mode. Imagine you're stepping out of the work version of you and into the lighthearted weekend version of yourself. Be okay relaxing, guilt-free.

6 Tips That Prove Meditation Is Way Easier Than You Think

SELF | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Unlike some types of meditation, you don't have to say a mantra or try to picture your "third eye" during mindfulness practice. Instead, you're focusing on the here and now -- thoughts, sensations and emotions.

Healing Vigilante: Do Something Other Than Nothing

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

"I can't," said Rosa. "You can't, or you won't?" I asked. "Uh both." I looked carefully at Rosa, who seemed irritated. She was pretty but with ...

Lifestyle Medicine and the Parable of the Tiny Parachute

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A commentary was published last month on the blog site of the prestigious British Medical Journal telling us, in essence, that lifestyle medicine is ineffective. Specifically, it said that screening for chronic disease risk factors in the general population, and addressing them with lifestyle counseling in the clinical setting, is of no value.

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Ira Israel

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

How does one alter one's perspective to perceive that being obligated to show up someplace for 15-20 hours per week is a tremendous luxury?

10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Ira Israel | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Hats off to Bob Morris for his ruthlessly whitebread, antiseptic article in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times! Glamorizing ayahuasca with celebrity quotes and citing the LA Weekly in calling it "exceedingly trendy" is irresponsible on so many levels!

Kids of Divorce Turn Out Just Fine

Honoree Corder | Posted 08.10.2014 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

You have two choices: you can spend your time worrying about what might happen, or you can get busy doing what would make a the biggest and best positive impact.

5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When your child attends summer camp, he learns how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance and develop decision-making skills. All of these life skills create a foundation that will serve him and that he'll stand and grow from for the rest of his life.

Does Jesus Have a Penis?

Tara Hedman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

One of the most essential things he taught me is the understanding that the penis isn't the problem. If there is a problem, it's the man's soul, his heart, his character... not his genitals.

3 Reasons Clergy Need a Healthcare Planning App

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Clergy members are often asked to serve as a formal healthcare agent (also called a healthcare proxy or medical power of attorney) for parishioners like Alice.

8 Questions Every Couple Should Answer Before They Get Married

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Success in marriage needs to ride on more than the high-spirited emotions of dating that drive two lovers together. Take turns asking these tough questions.

What You Need to Know About Therapy

Peter Field | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

Recognizing the need for help and doing something about that need, far from being a sign of weakness, is an indication of maturity and strength.

3 Steps To Successful Co-Parenting

Caroline Choi | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's important to look at the big picture in your divorce and focus on what is in the best interests of your children. When you get along as co-parents, your children will likely be happier given the difficult circumstances that they are already facing with the divorce.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How Learning About Your Mind Can Help Your LIfe

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

Talking about all of the parts of your mind -- conscious and unconscious -- helps put together the full story of your life. Understanding how and why you came to be the way you are can help you to move forward in your life in new ways

Behavior Change: If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Be Doing It

Brad Stulberg | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

America's collective risk for chronic disease could be cut by up to 80 percent with lifestyle changes. And although numerous studies have quantified ...

A High School where Every Counselor is College Ready

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It' s time to make good on a debt. Last fall, I challenged America's school counselors to improve college advising in their building by requiring eve...

How Nurse Ratched Made Me a Better Counselor

Tara Hedman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

I met some truly amazing medical personnel during my hospital stay. They were skilled, compassionate, and reassuring. And, I met some other hospital staff that... well, should possibly consider a different profession.

Becoming the Healing Vigilante: Part 2

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

"You know what they say, if their lips are moving, they're lying," Barbie snapped at me. Introducing antagonist number three -- in just my first ...

The Myth of 'Closure' -- One Year After the Boston Marathon Bombings

John Tsilimparis | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

Whenever our sense of safety and security is shattered by these types of events, restoring that emotional stability is not a simple undertaking. The central nervous system needs time to reset and process the loss of that very same safety and security that was taken away.