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Healing

5 Insights on Depression From Someone Who Suffers

Diana Whitney | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Diana Whitney

Here are five writers who have helped me survive -- poets and spiritual teachers, some who have known depression intimately. Use their words as you like. Disregard what doesn't speak to you. This is not a self-improvement program, only a suggested reading list. Ask for help. You are not alone.

Jesus, Demons, Slavery and Freedom: A Day in the Life of an InterVarsity Staff

Jonathan Walton | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

If we were just here to feed the hungry or visit the sick, then there would be no difference between us and the next NGO. But this is the outpouring of a life lived in pursuit of God's redemption and renewal of all things.

An Open Letter to My Ex-Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News
Jennifer Twardowski

This is likely a letter that you have never in a million years expected to see. We haven't been friends in so many years that you probably thought I had never thought about you anymore. Clearly, based on the fact that I'm even writing this letter, that's not true.

Recognizing the Gift Each Moment Bears is a Mindfulness Practice

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

What gift has been laid at your feet today? Perhaps now would be a great time to stop, look down, and appreciate it, because as with my roses, it may not be there forever. Appreciate the gifts that life brings you in every moment. You deserve them.

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

Healing From Within

Linda Lauren | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

You heal the body and mind by administering to the spirit. It sounds simplistic when you speak it aloud, but the strength behind this statement is a ...

5 Steps to Forgiveness

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Regardless of who it is that we need to forgive, the act of forgiving is equally beneficial. When we forgive, we free ourselves and others from the binds of pain and hurt and open ourselves to true healing and love. Through the power of forgiveness, we open ourselves to the a new way of being, which allows us to attract and create more loving relationships in our lives.

Why Doesn't God Always Heal? Prayer and Incurable Cancer

J. Todd Billings | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
J. Todd Billings

I don't know why God allows cancer. But I do know that we should pray in the face of illness and death. And while I've appreciated the many prayers for healing that I've received, I sense that often they could be enhanced by combining them with prayers of lament.

Honoring a Wounded Yoga Body

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

The cough had been present for a little over two weeks. It had begun to improve, then took a turn for the worse. I was awoken in the middle of the nig...

The New Now: Pause, Love, Smile

Annie Buckley | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

It may not be as obvious, but we all live in a now embellished with a question mark. Rather than seek certainty, I try to use the question mark as a reminder that every day is a day to feel the sunshine, wonder at the universe, marvel at trees and laughter and a million magic moments, connect with friends, make mistakes, and laugh.

Happy Birthday, Jack! Anna Whiston-Donaldson On Losing a Child

Melanie Bishop | Posted 03.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Today Jack would've turned 16. Had he not been swept up by a flooding creek in a friend's backyard in September of 2011, Jack would be with his mom and dad, sister and cousins and friends tonight, celebrating his sweet 16.

Move From Cope to Hope: How Connecting to Others Supports Mind-Body Healing for Cancer Patients

Omega Institute | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

While many people may lack the words to describe their experience with cancer, a gentle yoga practice can help patients to breathe and be in touch with all the sensations in their body.

In Brokenness, Beauty

Monica Stevens-Kirby | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Monica Stevens-Kirby

There is a visceral and magnetic power of babies to express profound and concentrated emotion in experiences adults take for granted

How to Heal: The Art of Breaking Open

Jenine Durland | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

We squeeze and breathe, feeling that support, and then the release as we both let go, laughing. We walk out of the studio to the soundtrack of birdsong, our chests lifting up towards the morning sun.

The 11:11 Miracle

Karena Virginia | Posted 03.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

Do you believe in miracles? I do. I have witnessed so many unexplainable situations over the past few years, and this morning I awoke early with a...

Make It Happen for Women Affected By Torture and War

Curt Goering | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Curt Goering

Make It Happen, the theme for 2015's International Women's Day, is an aspirational call to act. The message going out from organizations and government groups around the world is to take steps to advance women's rights and celebrate women's achievements.

It Was a Worthy Wait

Christine Carter | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News
Christine Carter

I have been challenged in countless ways during this season of healing, and yet the greatest obstacle of all has been waiting.

'Hey, Can I Trust You?'

Heather Hollander | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Hollander

When you have trust you have truth, and when you have truth you have love, and when you have love -- well, you have it all.

When a Cold Isn't Just a Cold

Wendy Reese | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Breaking through upper limit problems require you to show up and keep showing up fully, no matter how scary or challenging it may be. When you become aware of hitting your upper limit, pivot. Be willing to look at the real issue.

Kindness Matters -- Even on the Internet

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Wolfe

We are all on this life journey together. We all have a voice. I use mine to communicate, to understand others, and to make the world a kinder place to live in. By spewing your commentary, it makes me wonder what else you do in life that pushes us all backwards in anger, instead of forwards in compassion.

Demons of Perfection

Barrett Pall | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

Whether it's your weight, your sexuality, issues with your parents, or whatever it is that you beat yourself up for deep down inside, know that you're not perfect. You'll never be perfect. You're not supposed to be perfect. But you will be ok.

Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

Ben Klasky | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Ben Klasky

The path forward for returning veterans can be bolstered by treatment, therapy, and medication; but is also too often marked by addiction and suicide. Ultimately, Brandon would find his footing in the same place that his relentless sense of adventure took him as a boy growing up outside Cleveland - the outdoors.

The Phone Call No Parent Wants To Get

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

It was the phone call no mom wants to get -- the call that says your baby is hurting, your baby needs you, and you're 600 miles away.

How Freeing Our Relationships From Labels Frees Ourselves

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.

How I Healed After A Pregnancy Loss

Andi Wickman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

As most of these stories go... in the beginning all was good. November 19, 2010 was the day it all turned horribly bad. I remember being super freaked out while driving with my husband to the 19th week ultrasound appointment. I shook it off as being normal and pushed my fear way down.