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How to Raise a Resilient Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

No matter how closely parents try to manage their children's lives they can't possibly protect them from life's trials and tribulations. Indeed, parents shouldn't protect their children from those things. Parents should guide their children instead in how to effectively manage the challenges they'll face on their own.

The Heart of Parental Intelligence: A Divorced Mother and Son Build Their Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

One afternoon a nine-year-old spent a great afternoon playing outside on a warm Saturday in November. He came inside after several hours grimy, hungry, and exhausted and his devoted mother fed him and gave him a bubble bath that he loved. I know this mother well and she shared what soon ensued.

A Surprise Pregnancy In My 40s Taught Me An Important Lesson About Life | Joann Pan | Posted 11.17.2015 | OWN

Several summers ago, I found myself living a story I hadn't anticipated, the first line of which was: "I'm pregnant." This news came as a total shock...

A Daughter's Touching Letter To Her Mom With Alzheimer's

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

Mom, as I sit down to write my letter I wonder how I can possibly start to share all my feelings with you. So much has changed since you developed Alzheimer's 11 years ago. As I gather my thoughts I realize that you will not be able to comprehend most of what I say.

Inside Out: How the Pixar Movie Depicts Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

The Pixar animated movie, Inside Out, depicts in a remarkable way the threads behind the new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in...

How to Raise a Charitable Child

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

What's the secret to raising a charitable child? It's simple. Talk to them about charitable giving.

The One Question I Wish I Could Ask My Mom

Lisa Hirsch | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Hirsch

I yearn to hear my parents tell me all about their lives. Without realizing it, I took for granted that my parents would always be around to tell me about their dreams, their desires and their lives. Mom can no longer tell me much about anything since she now has Alzheimer's.

6 Reasons Why Moms Make The Best Friends

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I have no shame in admitting that my mom is one of my best friends. We text throughout the day and talk on the phone a few times per week. It's been that way ever since I left for college and continues to be that way after graduating and moving out of the house. It will probably always be that way, and that's perfectly OK with me. Here's why moms make the best friends.

What I Learned From a Somalian Refugee, Mom of 8 Kids

Spela Kaurin | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Spela Kaurin

Her children are really a happy bunch. Not only that, but they have been given the opportunity to have a much richer and freer life, and they are growing up with a strong example at their side.

Magic in Yiayia's Steamer Trunk

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

It was painted in battleship grey so many times, whenever a layer chipped, you'd be able to see the next layer of slightly-more-faded grey underneath....

Looking for Joy in a Jar of Peanut Butter

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Oakes-Ash

Yes, it has come to this, occasional weeping behind sunglasses in dark corners of an upmarket Colorado ski town in between envy inducing photos of adventures posted on my social media feeds that belie these not so happy moments.

The Muse and Her Director: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sanjay Gupta Talk 'Jazbaa'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

In Cannes this year, the actress was there to promote her upcoming film Jazbaa, the feature directorial debut for Bollywood mega producer Sanjay Gupta, and her return to acting after a five-year hiatus.

30s Are The New Confident

Gina Finstad | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Finstad

With a looming birthday in the wings, I have recently begun thinking about my life and its state of affairs. At the age of 37, I've been able to experience a few major life events, a plethora of not-so-major events, and in between I've found a way to learn from them all.

Exquisite Grief

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion
Lisa Pullen Kent

I know now losing my mother hurts like hell; her absence incarnate is like a light gone out and it will be dark for a while. But in the darkness, I awaken. Holding hands with divinity, I glimpse that I, too am divine.

River Said

Marquita Smith | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Marquita Smith

From the time my son River was two years old, he has been "dropping jewels" on me. These lessons sometimes warmed my heart with unbelievable joy, and other times he had me asking myself, "Who am I?" and "Who do I want to become?"

The Ted Cruz Problem Is the Reason Trump Ducks -- and Must Duck -- the Obama Birther Question

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Trump cannot answer the Obama place-of-birth question because he would either have to lie outright, or state that Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for president. Trump likes Cruz. He does not want to have to say that. But, he must, or admit that his entire Obama birth certificate campaign was a complete scam.

Why Your Negative Patterns Aren't Going Away

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
20 Beautiful Women

After six years of intense spiritual study and meditation practice, I thought I understood what it meant to be a spiritual woman. That was until earlier this year when I became angrier than I had ever been at my mom.

10 Warnings for All Working Parents

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Shelly Lopez Gray

I've said this before, and I'll say it again, you don't know what tired is until you're a parent. Exhausted doesn't even begin to describe it. It's kind of like every ounce of energy has been sucked out of you, leaving you fighting a constant state of exhaustion.

A Rare Einstein Thought I Hope Never Comes True

David Sable | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
David Sable

In a world where social and sharing are automatically thought of as digital...where liking has no emotional component and where experiences are often assumed to be digital - I worry that we are losing our ability to affect life as we should.

The Struggle And Surprising Upside Of Parenting While Depressed

Joe DeProspero | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe DeProspero

People with loving families, millionaires with houses on each continent, nobody was immune to the all-consuming soul-suck known as depression. Having my own children taught me this, but I never could have imagined that it would simultaneously hold me back and push me forward.

Menopause Life's Cycle and Loss

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

My beloved Mother lived a sharing, caring and charitable life with effortless grace and tremendous modesty. Although she was petite, refined, and delicate, she was strong and wise.

Becoming a Trans Godmother

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

This journey into becoming a trans godmother has much more to offer than I can begin to imagine. Our discussions have included the maybe-one-day events of seeing my goddaughter get married and start a family of her own. Who knew? Who could have known? I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Blessed be.

Every Time Mom Sneezes, This Baby Laughs And Can't Stop! | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News

There's just something beautiful about the joy that a mother and her baby can share with each other in perfect moments like this.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

I Wasn't In Love With My Children At First

Ashley LeCompte | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Ashley LeCompte

Motherhood was an assault on my life. I thought that all of the pieces would seamlessly click into place once my baby came. That when I saw him or her, the slate would be wiped clean, and I would be new.