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How To Help Your Brain Recover From Grief

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.13.2016 | OWN

In early 2013, my son, Ronan, died of Tay-Sachs disease, a rare neurological disorder with no treatment or cure that slowly destroys the brain. He was...

Forget Heartbreak, I Want To Know Love Again

Sonya Matejko | Posted 08.24.2016 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I want to know love. And until I do, you'll find me staring up at the moon. Wishing. Believing. Waiting, for you.

How I Finally Decided To Walk Away

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 08.18.2016 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

I used to see the stars in your eyes. But I never imagined that one day they would fade away. For years, we journeyed through this life and created ...

For Womxn With Shattered Hearts

Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora | Posted 08.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora

Mujer, who told you that you were born to endure heartbreaks? 1. Was it my biological father? (Does he even deserve the title? Un padre cría sus ...

Tainted Glasses

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 07.25.2016 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

My husband of 22 years walked out in January. So my future is completely unwritten, right down to my health insurance and the financial part of my livelihood.

The Truth and Nothing but the Truth

Monique Douglas | Posted 07.19.2016 | Women
Monique Douglas

It's the 21st century. You are free to do things that were illegal just 17 years ago. You can even marry someone who's of the same sex as you if you choose, how liberating is that! This is a time to live in your truth and speak it without remorse.

Believing and Bouncing Back

Monique Douglas | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Monique Douglas

I have to figure out how to stand in the median when it comes to love. I have to learn to accept that people cannot always live up to my expectations and won't, and that should be okay. I also need to learn to stop thinking that when one falls short, that that's it. It's over. Instead, I need to breathe. Find ways to bounce back and recover. Not hold a grudge.

7 Science-Backed Ways To Get Over An Ex

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Let’s be real: Breakups, without a doubt, are one of the worst human experiences you can endure. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t see it coming o...

Why I Never Meet My Matches From Dating Apps

Jessica Katz | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
Jessica Katz

Breakups suck. There are the tears, the awkward conversations with family members, sometimes even the exchanging of boxes in the mail filled with each...

Burlesque, Beyoncé, and Healing from Heartbreak

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 06.16.2016 | Women
Sara Avant Stover

"You gonna wear heels?" she shouted from beside the stereo in the back of the darkened studio. Her brown eyes locked into mine in the mirror. Pausing to think, I pursed my lips together. "No, I think I'll be barefoot. In stockings," I called back, nodding my head to myself as I envisioned the fishnets, the garter belt.

A Thank You Note to the Terrible Thing That Happened

Melissa Palmer | Posted 06.13.2016 | Women
Melissa Palmer

Because without you I'd never know that I am capable of coming back from the worst darkness I could ever imagine. And I don't just survive, I come back stronger. You helped me realize the greatest thing I'll ever know.

A Letter to the New Love of His Life

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Jessica Winterstern

Photo by Laurent Levy I was going through my files the other day, when I came across a raw piece of writing I had journaled several months ago. It ha...

Making Peace With Taylor Swift

Melissa Palmer | Posted 06.08.2016 | Women
Melissa Palmer

Okay, so I will admit something terrible here. I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift, rather I wasn't. For years I mocked her openly on Twitter, said the snarkiest things about her lyrics. And it always ended with something along the lines of, "Why is she being so terrible?"

A letter to the broken-hearted.

Carlie Maree | Posted 06.06.2016 | Divorce
Carlie Maree

Everything hurts right now, I know. That person who vowed to stick by you has let you down. It hurts to breathe. It's hurts to remember. It hurts to...

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani: Unexpected Love?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Country star Blake Shelton revealed that his current love, Gwen Stefani, was "the last person" who he expected to have his back after his divorce from Miranda Lambert. They've only been together for six months, but already he's crazy about her.

Love's Redemption; It Saves and Destroys

Melissa McCarty | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Melissa McCarty

It is not the intense adrenaline rush that makes me feel sick, it's not anxiety forcing me on bended knee or the mood and tone changes of my man that draws tears. Instead it's calm, it's safe and it's the perfect fit.

Overeating Is an Abandonment Issue: How to Heal it

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I love to eat, and then eat. It's just the consequences I hate. What's a potato chip but a prelude to the whole bag? What's an M&M but a tease for ...

How to Restore Your Broken Heart

Z Zoccolante | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Z Zoccolante

And remember God loves you, and is for your highest good. Keep joy, love, and hope in your heart. God can make all things new and beautiful, and better than they were before, inlaid with gold that shimmers in the sun.

An Open Letter To My Husband's New Girlfriend

Carlie Maree | Posted 05.26.2016 | Divorce
Carlie Maree

We don't know each other yet but as you are now a part of my husband's life, you are also a part of mine. Its important to me that we start out on the right foot and can establish some kind of understanding as our lives may be tied together for years to come.

The Heart Breaks Open

Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo) | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Woo Du-An (AKA Rob Whitesides-Woo)

Truthfully, I can't claim to know when it's best to allow my heart to break all the way, or when I would be better off to abide within my protective reflexes. I sometimes can't tell when I am not ready to surrender or if feeling too much would be damaging

Single, Dating and Double Mastectomy

Caren Siegler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Caren Siegler

Yes, we're all eternally grateful to be cancer free, this is a separate issue. This is the issue of life after the surgery and chemo and radiation. Now we have to live the after life that breast cancer gave to us. This is what true survivors are made of.

How the Sea and a Mermaid Fin Can Inspire a LIFT

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Baptism by salt water. We magically float in salt fluid in the womb, before we announce ourselves to the world. Salt was the cache, the cash, the cu...

To The Heartbroken: Where Does Love Go When We Break Up?

Demetra Gregorakis | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Demetra Gregorakis

People are confusing heartbreak with anger, sadness, or 'obsession' of past love gone. Let me correct you, this world is obsessed with love: you, me, ...

Silly Poem of the Week: About Being in Love

Ovadya Batat | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ovadya Batat

Hear me reading this Silly Poem: