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Dependence

The Care and Management of Mortality

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Dr. Atul Gawande's Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End provides healthy doses of reality - the realities of disease, deterioration, debilitation, decline, dementia, dependence, despondency, and demise.

How to Make Disability Mainstream, Today

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

This is my theory, and why I advocate for those with disabilities. I completely believe we have the ability to wipe out disability -- today. How you...

In Case People Yank Your Chain

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boykin

Each time you react to others by changing the way you would otherwise behave, you give them control over your life. This is true even if you act in defiance to the other person. In fact, this is probably ESPECIALLY true in that case.

Breaking Free From the Myth of Independence

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest gifts available among the many that great relationships offer, is the assistance that our partner provides in the face of the challenges that life inevitably serves up to us. We can meet those challenges with confidence, and can afford to take on those that are bigger, grander, and more exciting, resting into the assurance that we are fully supported.

Accept Dependence

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Accepting dependence brings you into harmony with the way it actually is. All things, from gophers to galaxies, arise and pass away in dependence on all other things. Dependence is nothing to be ashamed of, in spite of our culture's hyper-emphasis on independence.

The Power of Dependence

Richard Koch | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Richard Koch

"Christianity describes the capacity to accept dependence as a mark of moral and spiritual health." What Alain de Botton says is true -- but is depen...

The Tragedy of the Betty Ford-Hazelden 'Alliance'

Anna David | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

I do know that as major treatment centers start to move away from abstinence-based treatment, what I -- and many people I know and love -- received when we were desperate for help is in jeopardy.

The Parental Balancing Act

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2013 | Parents
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

By maintaining a balance between love and support with developmentally appropriate boundaries, children will grow up to be successful in navigating the world and accepting the realities that come with adulthood.

Modern Love: The Trophy Wife

The New York Times | Posted 11.02.2011 | Women

ONE balmy evening in Shanghai, my boyfriend and I were strolling home from dinner when two boozy blond men called to us. Expecting a plea for directio...

Why Getting Old Is A Lot Like Being Young

Rhoda P. Curtis | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Rhoda P. Curtis

I have been thinking about what it means to "age gracefully" and I wonder whose opinion seems to matter. Does the aging person feel "ungraceful"? Or is the person viewing the aging person deciding whether or not the aging person is graceful or not?

The Partner Paradox: 'Outsourcing' Self-Discipline

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that having a supportive partner might have the opposite and paradoxical effect, actually undermining effort and commitment to health and fitness goals over the long haul?

How Independent Are You?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Fourth of July is a great time of year to ask yourself, how independent are you? Are you Dependent, Pseudo-independent or Independent?

How To Lose Your Addiction

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Addictions are a double-edged sword. They offer a form of comfort that, unfortunately, does not last and often leads to pain and discomfort. If we know this, why do we repeat harmful actions over and over again.

The Kids Are All Right -- They Didn't Become Addicts

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The Kids Are All Right is a joint memoir by four Welch children after their parents died in the 1980s. The book is spearheaded by the second eldest daughter, Liz, a journalist who now lives in Brooklyn.

Dependence Grows As Independence Day Nears

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

We are more dependent than ever despite all the flag waving and bluster of our politicians.

Ohmigod! Drinkers Think Better for Longer! Hide This From Children AND Adults!

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

How much is less than 1-2 drinks? Maybe put a touch of alcohol on your tongue every other day with an eye dropper -- no cheating and putting two drops while we're not looking!

The Shrink Society

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The more we go to therapists to deal with our issues, the more incapable we become of dealing with our problems, and the more intolerant we become of others suffering.