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Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

When Medical Challenges Strike Those We Love, Our Positive Attitude Just Might Be the Best Prescription of All

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

After surviving breast cancer about seven years ago, my mother-in-law (Becky, an amazing individual) found out that her cancer is back and has spread throughout her body and even into her bones. Needless to say, when those of us close to her got the news, we were stunned.

Neurofeedback on Your Bookshelf: Two Great New Books

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 11.20.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., is currently at number 12 on the New York Times list of bestselling science books. It discuss...

Too Early for Flowers, Just in Time for Kurt Sipolski

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"Post-Polio Syndrome affects most survivors, in which the muscles become much weaker from overuse and I certainly am no exception. I gym daily, but use a cane often."

13 (Non-Pharmaceutical) Ways to Deal With PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Yes, my emotional apothecary for treating PTSD requires varying levels of self-work, self-care, and self-awareness, which starts off daunting (and painful) but eventually becomes indispensable.

Every Step You Take, Every Toe You Break

Roz Warren | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

What to do? Stay off my feet. Catch up on my reading. And, to hasten the healing process, try some "positive affirmations," or, as I have always thought of them, "bullsh*t."

The Healing Power Of Kindness

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Kindness should be viewed as an indispensable part of the healing process. After all, it's been in the Hippocratic Oath for over a century: "I will remember that... warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."

The Fallacy of the Calorie -- Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

Michael Fenster, "Dr. Mike," cardiologist, professional chef, and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie promises to give the reader clarity. "This is a...

Restorative Justice and the Rebirth of Chicago

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.13.2014 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

RJ is about repairing harm, not punishing wrongdoers and, in the process, saddling them with a lifelong identity as criminals. It's also about telling the truth, and building relationships with truth as the bedrock. It's about connecting.

Gratitude Speaks: Ellie Laks, The Gentle Barn

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical. Through Gratitude Spe...

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

Why I'll Never Stop Reaching Out to a Brother Who Doesn't Care

Oral Fixation | Posted 11.20.2014 | Arts
Oral Fixation

And I'll continue to provide these opportunities to connect. Because for this husband, father, son, and big brother, having my ducks in a row is all about letting go of the hurt and disappointment, and making sure my little brother knows I'm here if needs me.

Support After Suicide: How Making Connections With Other Survivors Can Breathe Life Into a Dying Heart

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

It's been 19 months since Mom died. As I reflect on the weeks and months following Mom's suicide, I realize how precariously my life hung in the balance. Back then I couldn't envision a day when the color, focus, or meaning would return to my world.

The Top 10 Lies Doctors Tell

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Sometimes the lies are to our patients. Sometimes, the lies are to our families. And sometimes the lies are to ourselves. But, nonetheless, we lie. A lot. Often daily. Want an inside scoop on the lies to look out for from your doctor?

Traveling Is Healing For Me

C. David Moody, Jr. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
C. David Moody, Jr.

Even all banged up from my bike accident, I felt the healing powers of traveling and being outdoors in nature. I knew two things: I was going to overcome my imaginary fear of going to Europe, and traveling was healing for me.

Art & the Tyranny of the New

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

I think it's time to create a market for art that deepens the spirit, not makes it shallower, a market to encourage art that taps into wisdom and truth that has lasted for generations, eons, as long as memory has served humanity.

Transforming Your Emotional Bully

Wendy Reese | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Your willingness to be with and love yourself wholly is often the missing piece that keeps pulling you back into the tidal wave of energetic stuck-ness. This does take some work and a whole lot of commitment. I promise you, though, the journey is worthwhile.

Let's Stop Using Mental Illnesses As Figures Of Speech

Rebecca Fuoco | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Fuoco

Using names or acronyms of mental illnesses to hyperbolize innocuous idiosyncrasies and experiences has become pervasive in our cultural dialogue. It is important we end this trend, because making these flippant references trivializes how devastating the illnesses can be and perpetuates myths and misunderstandings.

Secrets of Yoga Teacher Training: The Art of Getting Turned On

Jenine Durland | Posted 11.03.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jenine Durland

My apartment is quiet, so quiet in fact that after years of listening to free Pandora radio, last night I finally gave in and paid for the ad-free upg...

Child-Like Meltdown in a Grown-up's Body

Wendy Reese | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

My friends have a dog named Silent Bob. He's deaf. He's not often silent and has enormous ears, but that isn't important. He knows sign language. Smar...

When Death Happens

Catherine Okafor | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Okafor

On the evening of April 26 I received a phone call that one never wants to get. My younger sister, Keisha told me in a very soft, calm demeanor that our mother passed out. After much anxious questioning, I soon found out that my mother passed away from a heart attack.

Your Story Matters. Here's Why.

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...

Moving On

Doug Kreeger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.

Can We Make People Want to Change?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We can certainly influence others with our love, peace and joy, but even that does not give us control. A major part of inner healing is learning to accept our lack of control over others' intent to learn or protect.

Though I Walk Through the Valley

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Divorce
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Today I am still on the journey. I am learning to lean into and fully confront the depression and feelings of unworthiness that have controlled my life for many, many years. I am working to leave the lies that I have told myself about myself in the valley.