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When Your Mother is the Enemy

Gayle Kirschenbaum | Posted 10.16.2016 | Fifty
Gayle Kirschenbaum

Judaism teaches us that every descent is for the sake of an ascent. Difficult people present us with an opportunity to grow. If I did not face adversity in my childhood, I would have never learned the life lessons I have and be able to help others. When I am faced with an obstacle it is no accident and there is a lesson for me to learn. I live life with gratitude.

What's Misandry?

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

I canvased over 300 people representing a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, regarding the word denoting hatred of girls and women. Approximate...

In The Amazon, Scientists Seek A Cure For Autoimmune Disease

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.17.2015 | Science

Ten years ago, Mark Pischea, then a 42-year-old political consultant and father of five from Williamston, Michigan, was rushed to the hospital with se...

Losing my Vibrational Virginity in my First Sound Healing Session

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 10.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Probert, MPT

Artwork: Illumination, by Atousa Raissyan Sound is an incredible healing tool. More so than other modalities I've tried over twenty years as a healer...

The Truth About Moving On From A 17-Year Marriage

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 10.14.2016 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

I made a fresh start. Although it is typically advised not to make other major changes, my sons and I moved, and that was helpful. We stayed in the same neighborhood, same schools but left the family home and some bad memories. In our new house, now that we are settled, we have a fresh start.

It's Time to Forgive Yourself for Feeling 'Not Enough'

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.13.2016 | Women
Mary Pritchard

After we split, I made a conscious decision to stay single for a while -- to focus on me, to fully heal. And I thought I had. But for some reason the knowledge that he is in a new relationship made me feel rejected once again.

It's Just About... (Helping Another) Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

We all know it can happen in the blink of an eye. We just think it won't happen to us. But life happens. For nearly the past two weeks Brian Granek's life has been happening as a series of life-changing ups-and-downs, literally from one moment to the next.

Neither Said Nor Done: How Does One Express Empathy?

Matthew Rosenstein | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Matthew Rosenstein

We are choosing to become a part of someone else's life, we are choosing to use our full sense of being to make their life less painful. Thus, we do have to share a little bit of their perception of pain. Not the physical pain, but the sense something is drastically wrong. The butterfly pain, the heart racing uncertainty pain.

Disengaging the Bomb: Five Ways to Overcome Emotional Food Cravings

Nykki Hardin | Posted 10.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Nykki Hardin

The next time you find yourself in the middle of an insatiable craving, or are about to make a choice that is not in alignment with honoring your body, here are five possibilities to free yourself from the situation:

You Can Save A Child's Life

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 10.06.2016 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Without a doubt, what you are doing matters. What you are doing is truly making a tremendous difference in the lives of children in need. Though you may feel exhausted at times, and though you may feel that you are not making an impact, you are changing the life of a child.

Benefits of Three Essential Oils

Linda Lauren | Posted 10.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

I have been using essential oils to help me in my everyday life for a number of years now. While there are many synthetic products that are labeled "...

How a Little Jar of Body Butter From 'Thistle Farms' Heals Every Body

Tajci Cameron | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Tajci Cameron

I'm momentarily transported from my bathroom to the place where this little jar comes from as I visualize the hands that mixed the ingredients, filled the jar, closed the lid and packed it with a card that says "Love Heals."

Yoga Therapy vs. Yoga Class

Jennie Lee | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

Yoga therapy is a holistic form of alternative medicine that applies the entire science of yoga to effect health and healing on an individual basis. I...

3 Steps to Forgiveness

Julie Cantrell | Posted 10.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Cantrell

Forgiveness can be hard work, especially when someone doesn't try to make amends. But it is possible to forgive even when a person hasn't asked to be forgiven.

I Chose Me: Back to Yoga

Julie Pham | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Pham

I began to heal and surrendered myself to the experience. Just like yoga, life threw at me experiences that made me want to collapse but I released the need to control. I accepted it and "got comfortable with the uncomfortable."

How To Cope After An Unimaginable Loss

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.02.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

What do you do when the unthinkable happens to a close friend? When one of the things most feared by all comes true? A loss - especially a sudden one - brings on feelings of incredulity and disorientation in all who know and care for the persons involved in a tragic occurrence.

The Economic Impact of Breast Cancer: Managing a Costly Side Effect

Melanie Young | Posted 10.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

The reality is many of us need to find help and make lifestyle adjustments to upgrade the quality of our lives to stay healthy while downsize our cost of living to manage financially. It is nothing to be ashamed of, and it is a sign of strength to face the situation and seek help.

Creating Richer Relationships: Exercises to Improve Intimacy

Pamela Dussault | Posted 10.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

Here are a couple of helpful exercises that you can do together to remove your walls. You should know up front these exercises are going to feel awkward, but well worth the effort.

A Doctor-Patient Special Anniversary

Barry L. Zaret, MD | Posted 10.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Barry L. Zaret, MD

Perhaps not all physicians will celebrate over forty years of treating individual patients with serious cardiac or other medical problems. But all physicians have the opportunity to experience the rewards of doctoring and healing. As a profession we must spend less time complaining and more time rejoicing about what medicine does for our patients and for us.

A Letter To Myself On The Day My Marriage Ended

Kira Gould | Posted 09.30.2016 | Divorce
Kira Gould

Dear Me, It's all going to be okay. Things are totally crappy right now, but this moment, this feeling, is temporary.

Gaia Retreat and Spa Wins Top International Honors In Australia

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
LuxEco Living

New South Wales, Australia By Nancy Gould Chuda Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World Gregg Ca...

Addicted and Desperate: How I Learned To Live Again

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.29.2016 | Black Voices
20 Beautiful Women

Raised in a dysfunctional household, where one bad choice followed another, my descent was almost pre-ordained. I never learned to use good, sound judgment to make decisions that affected my life, in part, because I had no positive role models that had positive role models.

Through the Feelings, Toward Light

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

Today's my birthday and for the record, please note that I am not the celebrating type when it comes to this day. I prefer quiet, reflective, spontane...

Mending Our Body Image: A Win for Our Daughters, Our Mothers, Our Culture and Ourselves

Jesua | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living

I brought my beautiful girl, Arayla (10.5) with me to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland today, for the first time in a couple of years, as it's often one of m...

"The Healing of the World"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

Jesus proclaimed "The Kingdom of God is at hand!" He delivered the inwardly afflicted and healed the sick. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus heals lepers, the lame, the blind, and those suffering from other ailments, furthering God's redemptive work in the world.