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Healing

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.

Lessons From A President's Day Accident

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Now a year older than Mom was when she and Dad crashed, I am more viscerally aware of life's fragility and finitude, and of the importance of savoring daily gifts.

The Hammer

Ken McLeod | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken McLeod

When that hammer comes down, your life changes. You are not the same person. You learn things about life, about people and about yourself that you didn't know before, whether you wanted to or not.

The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Returning To Work

Bret Hoekema | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

So, when do you think you'll be ready to go back to work? For quite some time now friends and family have been asking this question. I know why they ask. I know why others don't ask even though they want to. I know why I don't always feel comfortable answering.

In Rejecting Measles Vaccination Are You Defying God's Will?

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.12.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

If one believes in the doctrine of creationism--that God created man--one should also embrace its corollary: that God's creation of humans includes the manifestation of human intelligence to improve life on this planet.

2 Steps to Self-Love

Wendy Reese | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

These two steps are the way back to loving you. When you do, you open the doors to be loved fully. You no longer need that validation that you are lovable and enough from outside. You simply know. Any love that arrives only expands your knowing.

Mortality

Loren Kleinman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Loren Kleinman

That first night, when everyone buzzed around the hospital, I thought about whom I'd give my books to. I thought about who'd miss me the most. I thought who'd take care of Doris. No one. Nothing. Blank. Blank.

You Should Fall For Someone Who Doesn't Love You

Wes Janisen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Wes Janisen

Perhaps you think I'm crazy for suggesting anyone let themselves fall into this pit of despair, that I'm an emotional sadist of the worst variety. But darling reader, I assure you I'm not, because eventually something happens to every single person who loves someone who doesn't love them back: they manage to stop being in love.

Telling Our Medicine Story

Jesua | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

The older I get and longer I live, I notice that from my soul's perspective the essence of my life's lessons can be narrowed down to a sacred handful ...

#VaccinesWork: Open Letter to Parents & Families From Faith Leaders

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

A disease wiped out has returned because of choices that put the nation's health in jeopardy. More responsible choices are demanded.

A World of Kindness: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

I have the privilege of making seed grants to social change leaders around the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our community of givers supported this week.

Does Spiritual Duct Tape Hold the World Together?

Edie Weinstein | Posted 02.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

Today, I was listening to one of my favorite people on the planet share his life-learned wisdom and music at an interfaith community where I have atte...

Youthful Exuberance Softens the Corners of Aging

Sukey Forbes | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Sukey Forbes

Exuberance, joy, laughter and optimism come naturally when we are young. The experiences of those feelings are forever stored in the reservoirs of memory. Wisdom earned through the trials of time gives us all the more reason to hold in a tight embrace the uplifting and awesome moments as they occur.

Healing the Criminal Justice System

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.29.2015 | Crime
Robert Koehler

What we're doing isn't working, justice-wise, order-wise, sanity-wise. The state of Illinois is bankrupt and yet its jails are full to bursting, at a cost, per occupant, equal to or greater than the cost of luxury suites at its ritziest hotels.

My Yoga Body: Finding My Way Back Into Life After Sexual Assault

V.K. Harber | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
V.K. Harber

Pregnant and preparing for another birth, I found myself once again feeling out of control as my body did what it needed to. Now, seven months postpartum, I am still getting to know my now twice-changed body, struggling to breathe my way into acceptance and embodiment.

How to Move On When You Can't Ask 'Why Did This Happen?'

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Give up asking "Why?" in the first place. It is a rear-view mirror approach to tackling the obstacle. It proves you are still looking backward looking for the nail that popped the tire, instead of forward for where you need to steer to. Either way, you've got to pull over for repairs.

The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Whether we're doctors, nurses, med students, or health professionals in other arenas, I can tell you that we went into this for the patients. Someone along the way touched our hearts and our souls and we decided that nothing else but helping patients would put the fire in our bellies.