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Hardships

Why Do American Soldiers Miss War?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenara Nerenberg Sebastian Junger is a former war reporter, the author of several best-selling books, and co-director of the Oscar-nominated docu...

Advice Column: How To Move On From A Lying Ex

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Your letter is not about your ex being a d*ck. If he were a d*ck, you would have stopped thinking about him by now. But you are thinking about him. Almost a year later, and you're reaching out to me, too. You said you shouldn't be thinking about him though. Has someone told you that? Often our friends do.

Going Deaf Has Never Been So Loud

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

New York City, the vibrant place I'd once fallen madly for, became a nightmare. The streets were humming, whirring. Tractors moaned, ambulances screamed, the click of lighters and the hiss of brooms brushing cafe floors were torture. I heard everything on one side and nothing on the other; it drove me mad never knowing where each sound came from.

Powerlessness as the Path to Spiritual Awakening

Katie Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion
Katie Mitchell

I was dragging the kids through Target on a Sunday afternoon to buy end-of-the-year teacher gifts and follow that errand with a grocery run, and my phone rang. It was my mom, and she was on the way to the hospital to meet my grandparents there.

We Must Fight For The Lives We Are Created To Live

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

After sending out a blog post recently, I opened my email to find a note that bruised my heart-  like a UFC champion fighter kicking me hard in my chest.

We Can See God Best In The Darkest Of Times

Arman Islam | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
Arman Islam

Disclaimer: I was not literally stuck in a dark forest, the scenario is metaphorical I was resting my back against the bark of a tree as my bottom m...

The Boy Who Dared to Be Great

Richard Paul Evans | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Richard Paul Evans

I had a somewhat traumatic childhood, but 1970, the year I turned eight, was especially difficult. A Tsunami of misfortune hit my family. My father lost his job and couldn't find work and my mother began to exhibit the first signs of severe depression.

I'm Grateful For Nothing

Jennifer Bosse | Posted 11.24.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Bosse

Nothing gave me a lot of Somethings. It gave me a deeper compassion for the human struggle. I understand poverty from the ground floor.

You Never Know Your Own Strength Until You Go Through A Hardship

Hope Kumor | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Hope Kumor

When life challenges you with a difficult decision, you either sink or swim. You either complain or deal with the situation thinking how much you have learned/grew from the experience.

How Does A Transgender Person Navigate The Dating World?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Do Transgender Women Of Color Have A Harder Time Being Accepted?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

How Long Does A Gender Transition Take?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Do Transgender People Still Need To Take Hormones After Their Reassignment Surgery?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Isis King Talks About Caitlyn Jenner Coming Out

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Tips From Isis King On Being Transgender

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

When Did Isis King Feel Safe Enough To Reveal Her True Self?

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Isis King's Advice To Those Who Feel They Are In The Wrong Body

Posted 09.15.2015 | Home

Model, actress, and designer Isis King may have been born biologically male, but ever since childhood she knew she was woman. Establishing a transgend...

Mondays With Marlo - Transgender Model and Designer Isis King

Posted 09.21.2015 | Home

We love sharing stories that help us promote acceptance of all types of people, and we had an incredible opportunity to do so the other day, when the ...

A Chronic Pain Disorder Took Everything Away From Me

Erica Siegel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Siegel

On June 20, 2013, the first pain specialist I had ever seen told me, "You are entering the beginning stages of the world of chronic pain." And I bawled my eyes out. I was 23 years old and felt like my life was spiraling out of control.

What I've Learned by Living on the Streets for a Week, and Why You Should Care

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.11.2016 | Impact
Dragos Bratasanu

The first week in Bucharest after I left home for college was tough. I was an acutely shy and scared 18-year old freshman roaming alone, lost in the crowded and polluted metropolis.

Is Your Life Today Not How You Want It to Be? Read This Comeback Story

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

(Photo used with permission by Shannon Marie Quirk) This post is to hopefully inspire you to never give up on your dreams. I am a professional big ...

No Car, No Home -- Yet Truly Abundant

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Whatever is not serving you anymore will drop away. New space will be created to allow greater abundance in all of its expressions in your life: From more joy, to more creativity, to more forgiveness and peace of mind to more money, loving relationships, career success and anything you truly want.

How My Progressive Disease Taught Me That It's Okay To Be Human

Kristin Duquette | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Duquette

Facts are facts, there's no doubt about that, but the human spirit is truly immeasurable. No matter how immobile a person may be, the human spirit can light up a room. The human spirit is more powerful than the adversity we face. My spirit is bigger than a scientific diagnosis and weak muscles.

Excuses Get In The Way Of Success

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

In each of those cases, there are two stories. One you can control, and one you can't. If you focus on the story you can't control, you'll spiral towards failure. But if you focus on the story you can, you'll spiral towards success.

How to Find Gratitude in the Midst of Challenges

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

I want you to imagine a bright white light coming from above. It's the light of gratitude. Now surround yourself in that light. Get covered from your head to your toes in that white light and let it surround your fears and your pain.