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A Healthy Send-Off to College

Risa Garon | Posted 03.09.2016 | Divorce
Risa Garon

Children are the ones who suffer when parents have had little or no communication; when one parent has borne all the education expenses; when a parent refuses to disclose financial information, necessary for receiving financial aid.

David Bowie, My Minister Of Strange

Austen Petersen | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Austen Petersen

David Bowie made me feel so much less alone and so much happier than I ever would have been without his existing. I miss knowing he's on the planet. He was my minister of strange, my muse of alienation and made looking like an androgynous alien look classy, fun and ever so attainable.

I Won't Be Shamed for Crying Over My Children

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 10.14.2016 | Parents
Alexandra Rosas

I will not be shamed for crying tears over my children as they grow their own wings. My tears celebrate their life, because I know every memory, hope and wish that exists in each hot drop that falls for only them.

What 3,000 Miles Feels Like

Lauren DePino | Posted 10.13.2016 | Women
Lauren DePino

Exactly one month ago, I boarded a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. It was overbooked. When I waited at the gate, an airline attendant offered me a $500 voucher to not take the flight. I considered it. I've never left home in my life.

Graduation, Not Goodbye

Mackenzie Long | Posted 06.12.2016 | College
Mackenzie Long

UCLA is this massive experience. Like a force of nature, it happens to you: impressing on you a lifetime of memories and stories that will remind you of the kind of love that lasts forever.

What To Do When Someone Calls You the Wrong Name

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2016 | Women
Jen Glantz

Yesterday, someone on a work conference call called me Jessica. I didn't know they were talking to me at first, but then I realized the question that was asked was directed to me, and only me.


Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

So Empty Is My Nest

Bushra Alvi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Bushra Alvi

A parent's love for a child is the strongest and purest bond of all humanity and for this reason one of the hardest things for a parent to do is to wave goodbye as their child leaves for college.

A Love Letter to New York City

Andrea Wien | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Andrea Wien

Take a moment to kick around why: almost everyone in the world never leaves their hometown radius and I get to run around an adult playground 365 days a year.

EdTang: Why Not Live Till You Die?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

EdTang tells it like it is: Seize the moment because the moment is all we have. He is a folk singer with a raspy voice similar to Tom Waits. And what comes out of his gritty voice communicates the message to contemplate less and act more.

No Etiquette for Saying Goodbye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

In middle age, we might have the mistaken notion that we'll be better at breaking up, more mature about it, able to face it and do it well.

Letting Go: A Series

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

"Letting Go: A Series" The books on my bookshelf represent my passions and dreams books read and unread centering clay button history diagnostic man...

Madonna.. Mark Twain.. J.D. Salinger.. Rasputin.. Oscar Wilde.. Hemingway.. Peggy Lee.. Richard Nixon: How They Met, How They Parted, How They Bitched

Liz Smith | Posted 09.18.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I am going to tell you about a book coming in August from Simon & Schuster and compiled by Craig Brown. He is the "Private Eye" columnist for the Daily Mail and has been called "the wittiest writer in Britain today." The work is titled "Hello, Goodbye, Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings."

Who Are We Without Our Titles?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

Too often, we define ourselves by our jobs in this world: "I work at X," "I'm so and so's mother, ____'s wife." But when those relationships have expired, matured or evaporated, what's left?

Seeing The Good In Goodbyes

Roger Housden | Posted 01.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Roger Housden

All too often, we can't find the words to say goodbye. Can we stand to gaze into the heart of our loss, the preciousness of what we are losing, and not look away?

The Song Remains the Same...Only Different

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As Iron Man 2 approaches, I question why another medium doesn't go the sequel route. Film and TV do it, but why doesn't the music industry?

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Letting Go of Loved Ones and Airplanes

Rebekah Sanderlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebekah Sanderlin

The only thing I have ever done that came close to being as scary as jumping out of that airplane was saying goodbye to my husband before each deployment.

Why Do We Hate Good-Byes?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

Our distaste for good-byes is a reminder of our unfathomable mutual dependence. An individual self cannot come into being, let alone endure, absent the recognition of others.