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Hope, Voting and Creating the World You Want to Live In

Paul Loeb | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We live in a contradictory world. Dispiriting events coincide with progress for human dignity. Bombs fall on children. The gay rights movement makes unimaginable gains. But when change occurs, it's because people find ways to act even in demoralizing times or when all the doors seem closed, and open up new possibilities by doing so.

Daily Meditation: There Is Hope

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Stuck in Time: Forgiving and Forgetting

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Forgiveness wasn't this huge benediction bestowed on the evildoers in my life. It was the sure knowledge that I wasn't like those people and didn't want to be like them. This gave me hope.

Welcome to Midnight: Welcome to World Suicide Prevention Day

Jamie Tworkowski | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News
Jamie Tworkowski

Welcome to Midnight. That's what we say when the ball drops and a new year begins. I like that moment because beyond the fireworks and resolutions, beyond the kisses and celebration, is the quiet hope that something can be new.

From Green to Black: What Happens to a Revolution Without Support

Hind Kabawat | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Hind Kabawat

It had been a hot August day. I managed to get my passport stamped by the Turkish authorities, and head to the bus loading area, where I would begin my journey back home, into Syria.

WATCH: Crappy Benefits

Brad Yates | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Perhaps you've heard this: Human beings do what works. Every action we take is because we believe it benefits us in some way -- as illogical as that ...

The Contagious Disease of Happiness

Jon Vaughn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

Being a dad is not always easy, and the life balance of being a single parent teeter-totters between my children's happiness and my own. I've heard parents say, "As long as my children are happy then I am happy." That is false. In order for my children to be happy, I must be happy first.

3 Million and Counting

Gregory Beals | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

With Syria's war well into its third year, another depressing marker has been crossed - now more than 3 million men, women and children live as refu...

My Breakup Letter To Depression

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

Even though you have been a part of my life, you are not my life. I am a smart, strong, independent person and I have the power to control where my life takes me. Maybe I can't do that completely on my own -- I might need the help of a prescription, or the advice of a therapist, or a good cry session every now and then. But I'm stronger than you.

Sometimes We Can Look to the Smallest Revelations as Proof That We Haven't Given Up All Hope

Gregg McBride | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Growing up heavy (okay, fat), I quickly learned the best way to pose for pictures. After all, I knew I was very large, but on some weird level, I must...

A Short Break From Real Estate...

Toni Haber | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Toni Haber

Today I want to take a break from real estate to share a life experience I had with a powerful organization and strong group of women.

11 Scientific Studies That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

Reading a lot about the science of human behavior can make you cynical, sometimes deservedly so, but cynical nonetheless. On this blog I try to be ...

WATCH: Step Into Your Power!

Brad Yates | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Marianne Williamson famously said, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." It woul...

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

Happiness Is the Truth: Fighting Despair

Julie Gray | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Julie Gray

It used to be that "end times," apocalyptic thinking was solely the purview of the crazies. You know, the fundamentalists, the recluses, the paranoid, the kooky guy holding a "The End is Near!" sign on the street corner.

Parents of Addicts and Their Unexpected Change in Citizenship

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Parents of children who suffer from addiction are a special group. They're members of a club nobody wants to be a member of. In this case, membership doesn't really have any privileges.

There Is Still Some Time

Jamie Tworkowski | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Jamie Tworkowski

You are not alone in these places. Other people feel how you feel. You are more than just your pain. You are more than wounds, more than drugs, more than death and silence.

Lisa D'Amato Shares Her Personal Story: Abuse and Trauma Build Character and You Can Break the Cycle

Heather Martin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

We can all use a bit of Lisa's courage, boldness and empowerment (yes, even men). Or as she said best, "Live with a vengeance! Embrace the weirdness and rise above it all!" Oh yes, Lisa, I intend to!

Let's Focus on Hope: Robin Williams, Depression and Suicide

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

We can speculate, and we can mourn. In fact, it is important to mourn. It is also important to learn -- to learn from this devastation so we can help ourselves and our loved ones.

When Asked If They Could Have Anything, They Asked for Toothpaste

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 10.19.2014 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

Clutching a teddy bear in one arm and a balloon in another, the little boy with a deep scar under his eye looked up and asked in Arabic, very gently... almost a whisper: "Khala (aunt) Rym. Can I have toothpaste for my sisters and I?"

London To Los Angeles: Emigration Tales

Sophia Stuart | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Sophia Stuart

What could go wrong? I had a work visa, a job at a digital agency, a studio apartment, which looked very nice in the pictures I'd seen online. It was true, I only knew one person -- but he was a Hollywood agent, so that was a good start.

Our Nation Has a Problem (or "Imagine It Is Your Family")

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?

An Intimate Portrait of Depression and the Desire to Commit Suicide

Marie Marley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The news of Robbin Williams' tragic death by suicide caught me off guard. It took me far back into my own life and my experience with severe depression.

What True Love Feels Like

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Sometimes it takes someone else showing you where there's hope to be able to see it, and sometimes it helps to look at an old situation in a new way to see what's growing out of the ashes.

Sex, Shame and Suicide: One Man's Path to Open-Heartedness

Bob Schwenkler | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Bob Schwenkler

My heart, my soul, my truest self had been put on lock down. I'd learned from the world, in a million different ways that who I was was not ok. This is how shame operates.