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Mike Nichols Saved Our Lives!

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

Mike was a mensch. He was the wittiest man I ever broke bread with, and he was a quiet philanthropist who saved lives while he was influencing "the American century." He improved the quality of life of countless men and women, many of whom died, but many of whom, gratefully, live on.

It Doesn't Matter What You Say: Lessons Learned from Maya Angelou and Pema Chodron

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

I learned that life isn't about how much money you earn. It isn't about your status, how many houses and cars you own. It is about how you roll when life hands you challenges -- because it will. Trust me.

Write for Your Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.14.2013 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

In 2009 I went through almost the entire list of life's most stressful events. To say I got hit by what felt like a tsunami of loss would not be an exaggeration. I was in so much pain, I could barely take a deep breath.

Finding The Right Question

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty
Robin Amos Kahn

I've gotten an advanced degree in the school of hard knocks. I learned what you always hear, that it isn't up to anyone else to make me happy. It isn't up to a man, or my daughter, or my friends -- it's my responsibility alone. I never would have known it, really understood it, if I hadn't lived through these years of struggle.

The Gift of Caregiving

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Robin Amos Kahn

It is a great service to show up for someone and go with them through the last chapter of their lives. And though at the time, it feels as if your own life got lost somewhere, it eventually turns up again.

How Your Loss Can Transform You

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Truth: Your loss will transform you. This is the experience, and it is what it is. The transformation is often for the better. Not always, but usually -- especially if we find ways to get out of our own way.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Soufflé

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

The quality of one's life is not determined by the circumstances. Is life perfect? No. I still manage to hit rough patches, or as friends say, "Oh great, another f-&*king growth opportunity."