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Going Silent (Installment One)

Peter Himmelman | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

My Nom De Guerre is Peter Himmelman. That's the name everybody calls me, everyone with the exception of my mom, who will, in moments of extreme te...

How to Know You're Not Alone in the Otherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women in the Otherhood, the term I introduced in my book of the same name for those who aren't part of the expected social norm of marriage and motherhood, whether by choice, or like me, by circumstance, our friendships are key.

Improv + Entrepreneurship: 5 Ways Improv Makes You Better in Business

Erin Lindstrom | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Erin Lindstrom

I saw my first improv show back when I was in college at Northeastern in Boston. We'd trek to the North End to catch the late night show at Improv Asylum and each time, without fail, laugh our bums off.

Speak Kindly of Me

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.01.2015 | Divorce
Mary McLaurine

I thought by now, five years come and gone without you, that I had said my goodbye already; long ago and with only a lingering thought that perhaps one day, if the timing were right and the stars aligned at just the right moment that we might collide again with a new and furious passion.

Why Every Lonely Kid Deserves Their Moment of Fame

Marsha Pinto | Posted 06.07.2015 | Teen
Marsha Pinto

The most probable reason why I and so many other kids get excluded is because we are or choose to be different than everybody else. We don't conform, we stand out. We don't always say what people want to hear but instead we give our own opinion.

The Weirdo Hero: Filmmaker Creates a Movie to Show What Depression Feels Like and to Inspire Those Who Suffer to Seek Help

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Last summer when Robin Williams took his life, it invited public conversation about depression and suicide -- topics that generally are considered tab...

Social Salsa

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

What are some of the traits of people who have a healthy level of self-awareness, 'get' others and dance into our hearts?

Oh, There's Other Places Than Home for the Holidays

Patrice Bendig | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

It was the first holiday in over a decade that I did not go to bed filled with a sense of longing for a "real" holiday. Making my own agenda and celebrating with likeminded people made the day much more gratifying.

Punching Holes in the Darkness

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

We all have torches we carry -- some to help us see and others to help us be seen. Despite the fact that our cities produce so much light that the heavens are obscured nightly, far too many of us suffer alone in darkness.

These Four F-Bombs Are the Secret to Ultimate Self Love

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

I realized my pattern of staying with people who were emotionally destructive was a mirror to the pain inside my own head. I immediately put myself on a dating detox, along with a health and relationship cleanse. What I really needed was some tender love and self care.

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Drowning in Electronic Words: Starving for Touch

Robert Hall | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Robert Hall

We are a society drowning in text and starving for touch. The onslaught of electronic interactions and transactions has structurally changed how we r...

Childless So Far: Why I Choose Love Over Motherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

"You're going to hate me for saying this," says my good friend, a married mom of three, as we stand on the beach and look toward the ocean. "But you'r...

Travel, Pray, Bidet

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

I came, I saw, I "bideted." And neither the maid nor I will ever be the same again.

In Italy, Clean Toilets And Structured Panic

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

Alone on a hilltop somewhere over the coastal town of Lerici, I prayed that the insanity I felt wouldn't prove permanent. Although I'd never believed in it before, the little bit of Catholic that was left in me was given real consideration to the notion of purgatory.

In Italy, Eat, Pray, Run

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

If I make it to see another day here in Pugliola, I will write about it. At this point, the Communists running the gambling down at the bar aren't betting on it.

7 Ways To Make New Friends In Midlife

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.19.2012 | Fifty

A new study suggests loneliness is a significant factor in our overall health and well-being. According to a recently published report in the Archives...

Is Your Facebook Addiction a Sign of Loneliness?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

One of the problems with social media sites like Facebook is that people feel they have a reason to be addicted because they claim they're doing business.

Lonely. Who, Me? Yes You!

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Admitting to loneliness, telling people you need them, or expressing a desire to connect with others has become weirdly taboo.