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Maxed Out Parents: 5 Strategies to Ease Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Paula Davis-Laack

Six specific sources of burnout have been identified, and to date, much of the research about these sources has been related to work; however, I am surprised at how well they translate to non-work and specifically, to parenting.

Heroin: A Life or Death Matter

Stanice Anderson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Stanice Anderson

Now, almost 29 years into my recovery, Mr. Hoffman's death reminds me that no matter how long one has been drug-free, recovering from addiction is a process not an event.

Falling: Recovery, Silence and the Church

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

My friend had been told that clergy shouldn't show weakness. They shouldn't admit to perceived failures. Somehow we have taught that Christians are people of perfection, and not people of redemption.

Trust

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

While driving three friends, four counting Chip, I listened and recognized a beautifully shared teaching for me and an invitation to humanity. Chip i...

WATCH: Tapping into Hope and Faith

Brad Yates | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Simply put, part of life is experiencing challenges. I hope this will help at such times ... If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to als...

No Flight, No Fight -- Simply Surrender

Courtney Perry | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Perry

The next time I felt the familiar foreboding before a panic attack, I said to myself, "Go ahead, have this panic attack. It's been a stressful week and this is your way of dealing with it. Nothing bad will happen, it's just going to be uncomfortable and will only last a little while."

Becoming an Elder in the 21st Century

Martha Pasternack | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

I have expanded, contracted, imploded and tried. I have tried again a million times. I have succeeded and I have failed. I have cried a river of tears. I have healed my wounds. I have been wounded again. I have suffered, and I have served. I have forgiven and I have been forgiven.

Prepared for a Purpose

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

The first place he went to was the school's front office, where I happened to be filling in for the receptionist. For the next hour, the gunman and I were alone in that office. For much of that time, I was afraid I was going to die.

An Open Letter to Future Me

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

I am showing up for all of my assignments. I am choosing to be happy. And I am choosing to love openly and honestly. Future self I am going to take big risks because I know that you know that I, that WE, need me to. I am not going to settle EVER AGAIN.

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

It Gets Better - No Really It Does

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce
Amelia Shroyer

One of the most cliché things people say when something bad happens is, "you're going to come out of this even stronger." How can something so tru...

Picking Up the Pieces of Tragedy

Sandra Walker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Sandra Walker

Everyone has a picture of their life as they see it. Certain parts of your life are a bigger part of the picture. For me, the biggest parts were my roles as wife, mother, and teacher. I have a definite "before" and "after" in my life.

WATCH: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Brad Yates | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Most of us are pretty aware of the power and value of an "attitude of gratitude." And... most of us get busy and may forget to cultivate this attitud...

Ditch the Resolutions: Try Joy-Filled-Ness Instead

Mel Sellick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

The thing with New Year's resolutions is this: We're destined to fail. So for 2014, I'm doing something radical. I'm ditching the resolutions and goi...

The 3 Ways Martin Luther King Jr. Saved Your Soul

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I would argue that in many ways, this is King's greatest legacy. His courage to proceed in a mission that, by any rational calculation would have been doomed to fail, is a lesson for all of us to learn. Without hope, without faith that there can be a better future, there will not be one.

'Letters From Iran' -- Hope for Peace and Diplomacy

Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani

It has become easy, almost fashionable for a vocal minority to demonize Iranians. It's harder to recognize the hope and opportunity that exists. Or is it?

WATCH: Expect the Best!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

As we enter a new year, it can sometimes be easy for us to look back at past disappointments and entertain discouraging thoughts. It's something we d...

The Spirit of the Holiday Season (and the New Year) - Giving Back

Jay Scott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.

Enthusiasm: Hope and a New Year

Anita Casalina | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

What will you do with your enthusiasm to make the world a better place?

Disney's Dynamic Duo

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

Disney found that these were the two humanizing components that caused audiences to identify with and connect to the stories and characters he made famous. I believe these qualities prove so effective because they tap our deepest human needs.

Forgiveness Is The Right Kind of Cash

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful scenes from the new movie, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, which is based upon his autobiography, is the speech that he ma...

On This Island in Space

Paul Steven Stone | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Steven Stone

I believe we have much to be hopeful about as we enter 2014, though on the surface of things it may appear otherwise. I believe more and more of us a...

Giving to the Future

Megan McFeely | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

I have been listening... watching more dazed and removed than I like to admit, as we unravel. Every day there is a barrage of insurmountable issues wh...

Hope for the New Year

John Thatamanil | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
John Thatamanil

If remaking the self seems a tall order, imagine remaking the world. Many New Year's resolutions seem trivial and bourgeois in light of the harsh realities that constrain others from just surviving let alone flourishing.

Hope in the New Year

Sue Shanahan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

2014 is going to be a good year. It's the year for reaping what we've so patiently sown. It's the year when our long-held dreams will be brought to fruition.