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What To Do When Your Current Life Story Sucks

Tammy Letherer | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

And I don't always get to be the storyteller. Some weeks it's enough, it really is, to sit in the doorway, to wait, and to be the listener.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 6 -- What Happened When I Tried Something TOTALLY Different

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 5 -- 5 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Partner (That Won't Hurt a Bit)

Puja Rios | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

People Of Color Open Up About Their Experiences With Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.07.2016 | Latino Voices

Mental health activist Dior Vargas understands the importance of representation, especially when it comes to mental health. "When you google images o...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 4 -- 10 Do's and Dont's When Someone You Love Has a Flare Up

Puja Rios | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

Snake Oil or Miracle Cure?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Don't be taken by the promises of a quick and easy fix that will magically transform your life. If something seems to be too good to be true or promises a quick and permanent change without you having to lift a finger, someone is just trying to make money off you.

BottleRock kicks off with Franti's Do It For the Love Benefit

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 05.18.2017 | Impact
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Why would a musician give away tickets to live concerts of other artists? When I heard that musician Michael Franti and his wife Sara Agah created an ...

25 Things People With Fibromyalgia Want You To Know

Puja Rios | Posted 05.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

How Fibromyalgia Can Be Eased With Mindfulness

Vidyamala Burch | Posted 05.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Vidyamala Burch

When I first began my journey with mindfulness for health, my personal knowledge was limited to spinal and leg pain. I wasn't really aware that there are pain conditions that can affect the whole body -- such as fibromyalgia.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 3 -- Doc Appointments, You Are Your Own Best Advocate

Puja Rios | Posted 04.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

If you aren't getting the results you're looking for, I encourage you to keep fighting. Keep looking, keep an open mind and don't compromise. If you know you can do more, do it. This condition can be managed and you can live a better life.

How to Talk to a Friend or Relative After Their Cancer Diagnosis

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Last year a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately this person received treatment and is now doing well. During the anxious peri...

Sick Babies

Curtis Rogers | Posted 04.23.2017 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

I have written extensively in this forum about what a big, whiny baby I am when I am sick. It is well documented that I suck at being sick. Well... my wife calls it being sick. I think of it as a close encounter with my mortality and myself as a victim of plague and Ebola and other maladies introduced to me by my children via their poison snot. It all depends on perspective I guess.

Everything Is Fine, Until It's Not

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.22.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

You know how it is: you get up in the morning and grumble because there's too much to do. The dog wants a walk. You have to crowbar the kids off to sc...

The Daddy Diaries, Chapter 52: Why Your Baby Is Acting Like a Dude at a Phish Concert.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 04.19.2017 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Of course, the most difficult thing about being sick and injured, is you want to be babied. But your baby also wants to be babied. And last night, Michelle began feeling not so well. So for one Larry David-ish moment, all three of us were laying in bed moaning.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 2 -- Your Rheumatologist... The Secret Sauce

Puja Rios | Posted 04.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Part of my mission is to bring the Fibromyalgia Survivor community together to offer real support and encouragement to one another. You can be part of this movement by sharing your story too. Have you found the right doctor for your wants and needs? Please tell us your story in the conversation below, let's talk about it.

Your Fight Is My Fight -- What It's Like When You Love Someone Who Has Cancer

The Stir | Posted 04.09.2017 | Women
The Stir

After 30 years, I found my soul mate. I love him and will fight for him, even if he gets to a point where he can't fight for himself. I will make sure his wishes, whatever they are, are carried out.

Your Immune System Needs Its Sleep

Nora E Prindle | Posted 04.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Nora E Prindle

After two years of working in the sleep field, I've noticed that I'm much more conscious of the time I hit the pillow at night. After I began getting more sleep, I saw obvious daily improvements in my energy level and mood, and coincidence or not, I haven't been seriously ill since then either.

Surviving Diabetes

Margaret Marshall | Posted 04.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Start now. Prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes can be managed or eliminated with a healthy lifestyle. If you find eating smart and regular exercise too difficult, consider how difficult it is to live with diabetes. Living healthy is truly the easier alternative. Just ask Ester.

The Etiquette of Illness -- 3 Rules

D.D. Kellington | Posted 03.31.2017 | Parents
D.D. Kellington

As parents, we've all been in the situation when someone brings their obviously sick child to a play date or to school. These overly laid back or inconsiderate parents saunter in with a toddler whose nose is profusely running and a barky cough with little or no explanation. You are often left to panic or seethe.

Sky Above Clouds: A Triumph of Life In Death

Ben Arnon | Posted 03.29.2017 | Home
Ben Arnon

(used with permission) I recently had a conversation with an art therapist named Wendy Miller that intrigued me. She was discussing her brand new ...

Learning How to Grieve the Loss of My Father

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Alicia Napierkowski

Being thrown back into the world with a heightened sense of self brings me to a place I can't turn back from. I am in a mental and emotional purgatory but now that I've given myself a chance to speak to all of this, I have found some clarity. I'm going to let my hard days be hard days, and thank my good days for shining light into the shadows.

The Gift of Our Presence

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 03.10.2017 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Sometimes, we just don't know what to say. It happens to all of us, even career comforters: rabbis, ministers and priests. When we hear something awf...

3 Reasons I am Distinctly Abled - The Underestimation of Disability in Business

Jay Crisp Crow | Posted 02.28.2017 | Business
Jay Crisp Crow

Here's a list (extensive but not exclusive) of things I am totally rocking at that will help your business: - Using the resources I have to cr...

The 6 Grossest Things About Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.26.2017 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We've all heard the rumors of chefs spitting in customers' food, of employees ignoring the obligatory restroom signs and not washing their hands, and ...