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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.

The One Thing You Should Do More of Before It's Too Late

Danielle Posa | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Posa

Just hug. My Grandma died one year ago today. I don't believe anyone really truly dies, because I believe we are a spirit encapsulated in a physic...

How I Know I Love My Children

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

It's easy to love another human when life is good, but it truly is the hardest times that bring out true love.

5 Reasons Doing Dishes, Laundry and Cleaning Could Be Ruining Your Creative Flow

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.

I Was Afraid To Give Birth

Kate Fries | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kate Fries

I loved my son when he was just an idea, a mass of cells growing and shaping themselves into a person inside of me. I didn't think I would be able to love him any other way. But then he was here, and the love I felt was so much more.

To The Momma Of A Critically And Chronically Ill Child

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

You fight for your children when they can't fight for themselves. You hope for them and you stay positive for them, and then run to the bathroom just to cry in the stall where they can't see.

The Gift of Memory

Danielle Diamond | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty
Danielle Diamond

What can seem unfortunate at first may turn out to be an unforeseen blessing. Losing everything I had in that house forced me to question how much I really need to be happy.

Don't Leave Out These Women On Mother's Day

Melissa Carter | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Melissa Carter

"Mother's Intuition kicked in," Heather told me, "and I said we're going to the children's hospital and won't leave without answers. Something's going on."

Thinking Of My Mom -- And My Birth Mother -- On Mother's Day

April Dinwoodie | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
April Dinwoodie

All that I do and all that I am is wrapped up in two women. I simply would not exist without one and can't imagine life without the other. All that I know and all that I am still discovering reflect both of my families, most profoundly in my commitment to children and families.

Happy Mother's Day!

Amy Koko | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Amy Koko

I miss you guys! I know I haven't posted in what seems like years, but the thing is I have a job now, and seriously, this is some heavy shit. First of...

428 Ways I Love My Daughter

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

We've become interchangeable, my daughter and I: teacher and learner, guide and novice, master and apprentice.

Daughter With Down Syndrome Inspires Mom to Create Fashion Accessory Business

HooplaHa | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This is the ultimate story of a mothers love for her child. Boynton Beach, FL mom, Laurie Ruehlman wanted to spend more quality time with her daughter, Payton, who has Down Syndrome.

My First Mother's Day

Stacy Pelander | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Stacy Pelander

I had a baby 17 years ago, but I'll be celebrating my very first Mother's Day on Sunday. I remember the first (and only) Mother's Day gift I ever received. It was from my daughter's adoptive mother, and it was a lovely poem that she'd written for me

First Things First: Why The Best Mother's Day Gift Is Good Nutrition

Rick Leach | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Rick Leach

By Rick Leach & Lucy Sullivan A few years ago in a tiny village in the highlands of Guatemala, we met a young mother taking care of her baby and two ...

Why This Woman Says Her 'Mom's Death Was A Gift'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living

When Azaria Ulmer's mother died suddenly, Ulmer wasn't prepared for what followed. Coming from a culture that picks up and moves on quickly after the ...

Real Moms Reveal What They Really Want For Mother's Day

Sybil Brun | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Sybil Brun

I'd love to sleep in past 7 a.m.. I'd love to snuggle my baby without getting my face slapped, scratched and snatched in one fell swoop.

5 Things My Mom Loved That I Still Think About 25 Years After Her Death

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

In the 25 years since my mother's death, the pain of losing her has diminished somewhat, but nothing can replace the ache in my heart that her death created. I didn't just lose my mother, I lost my best friend.

DISPATCH: Living With Intent With Mallika Chopra

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

Hi! I'm Miriam Ava, founder of ColorsofGratitude.com and ambassador of good taste. I love sharing messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. En...

Watch Beautiful Moment A Man Sees His Late Mother's Face For First Time In 70 Years

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

A North Carolina man has finally been able to see his mother's face for the first time in over a half century. Thomas Cain lost both his parents b...

To Walk a Mile in Her Heels

Ellen Press | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Ellen Press

Women who have always been known to be great communicators seem to have a problem discussing this topic with each other. Women today need to be thankful they have a choice. Respect your choice and the choices other women have made, don't judge.

8 Reasons Forcing Creative Time Into My Schedule Has Changed My Life Drastically

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

Art changed my perspective and the scared feelings I had quickly turned into hope, joy and happiness. Honestly when I was a young single mother, I felt a bit lost. But those times I chose to paint and create, changed my path, changed my focus and literally lit me up inside.

A Daughter's Grief

Zariya Shouler | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Zariya Shouler

I am deeply thankful for the time we had together. I am grateful to have had such a mother and I am privileged to have known her.

The Homesman and My Epiphany

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Catherine Nagle

Let us remember to serve others just as the hand of God is serving us. And to keep that feeling deep down within our hearts and souls that it is His approval and birthright that we are entitled to so we may all shine as beautiful woman in the world. Hold your head higher! This story is to remind all the women who may have forgotten.

What Makes a Parent a Smart Parent

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Don't wait until you're at your wit's end before seeking advice on how to be a better parent generally and in specific situations. Part of being a smart parent is realizing you're not as smart as you think.