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The Myth of a 'Good Death'

Judith Johnson | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Looking at the pain and suffering of living and dying within this context suggests that a "good death" for example might not be the one that looks peaceful and isn't messy, but rather the one that accomplishes what that soul needed to have happen to complete its work in this lifetime.

Open Letter to Barack Obama on Your $1.1 Billion Opioid Initiative: The Imperative for Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Act affirmatively. Change the nation's therapeutic order in pain care. What a fine legacy -- for people in pain and for health care in the United States.

50 Shades of Namaste: Exploring Yoga and Sadomasochism

Jill Lawson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Style
Jill Lawson

The first time is terrifying, yet life changing. You will be instructed to take off your shoes and strip down to your bare essentials. If you have the...

Approaching Love With Logic and Cynicism

Christina Scribner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Christina Scribner

You can't wholeheartedly love anything or anyone without accepting the good with the bad. You've gotta love the fights, breakups, tears, and loneliness just as much as you love the candle lit dinners, chance meetings, and roses.

Pregnancy, Delivery and the Pain Level You Never Expected

Josephine Dries | Posted 02.02.2016 | Parents
Josephine Dries

Yes, having these two precious babies is the most empowering, spiritually enlightening and -- dare I say -- most fulfilling thing I've ever done. It has also been the most difficult and painful thing I have ever done.

I Have Terrifying Large Insects Sting Me, For Science

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.22.2016 | Science

Over the past 40 years (but in reality since I was five years old), I’ve been fascinated with insects and their ability to sting and cause pain...

Are You Accidentally Letting Your Pet Suffer in Silence?

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Jessica Vogelsang

If I had a nickel for every time a person said, "Oh, my dog isn't hurting, I can tell because he doesn't cry" I could retire. It makes me nuts, becaus...

MLK/David Bowie Tribute: Thoughts on Suffering and Truth

Annaliese Neale | Posted 01.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annaliese Neale

Ongoing depression. Bad breakups. People pleaser. Stressed about money. Estranged relationships. Anxiety. Burdened by the suffering of others. Having ...

Too Much, Too Soon...

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dan Duffy

The punches never stop coming, and while we always keep fighting, eventually we're not going to be able to defend an onslaught. But I think I've learned that it's okay to stay down for the ten-count and embrace the knockout.

A Pain That Few Know...

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Bryan Cain-Jackson

As I sit here and prepare to tell you the story of a handful of our fellow friends and family members - the ones we may doubt or think are crazy, ...

Helping Chronic Pain with Yoga

James E. Porter | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
James E. Porter

My yoga practice may be helping me manage my chronic pain by allowing me to turn off the pain circuits that normally couldn't be turned off.

Sleep and Pain at the Consumer Electronics Show

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Half of our health status is bolstered through lifestyle and daily choices; only 20 percent of our individual health destinies are attributable to gen...

The 2 Most Common Ways We Offload Hurt

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.08.2016 | OWN

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Wise Women: On Resilience

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

These women eloquently describe the combined beauty, strength, and grace of what can live on the other side of hardship. Resilience is evidence of the internal reset button-not a rewind, but a reset. The willingness to move through the world in one's current, altered form.

Embrace the Sweet and the Salty

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 01.06.2016 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I am a big snacker - always have been and probably always will be. My most favorite snacks involve combining the super sweet with the super salty.

What's Driving Your Buying Decisions?

Tova Payne | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

I was chatting with a colleague the other day, Tad Hargrave - a Marketing Mentor to conscious green business-owners, who said to me: "I'm starting to ...

What You Need to Know About the Connection Between Sleep and Pain

Rosie Osmun | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

Does pain keep you up at night? How do you handle your pain? Does your mattress play a role in your pain management?

When Forgiveness Isn't a Virtue

The Establishment | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
The Establishment

My own lived experience and the experience of reading hundreds of letters from survivors of abuse has led me to this conclusion: You don't have to forgive anybody ever. Further, forgiveness can be bad for you.

The Man in the Wheelchair

Camila Mendoza | Posted 12.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Camila Mendoza

It was there, as I sat clutching my ear in pain, in a rundown hospital in Madrid, that I met the man in the wheelchair.

Push Through The Pain

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Erin McKelle

All change and growth involves pain. Every new horizon is unfamiliar to your mind, whose job it is to keep you safe. It wants you to stay where you are, or where you came from, so it can feel at home, even if that home isn't what you want.

Terrorism and the Family -- A Thanksgiving Day Reflection

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.25.2015 | Home
Marlo Thomas

We work so hard every day to build and sustain a tribe around us -- of relatives, of friends, of colleagues -- that we can't help but feel that unity threatened when a tragedy like Paris occurs.

An Open Letter to My Depression: 4 Ways I Defeat You Every Day

Liv Raimonde | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Liv Raimonde

You may always be a part of my life. I will give you that. But you will never define me. You do not make me who I am. I will have good days and I will have bad days but that is okay, because no matter what I will wake up every day and value the beauty of life that you shielded from my view for so long.

10 Reasons to Add Joy to Your Life

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Trilby D. Johnson

Source GraphicStock Where does your compass lead you? Does it point to struggle, doubt and ill health with sporadic spurts of happiness and clinging...

Sensory Issues Can Predict Future Abdominal Pain for Some With Autism

Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD | Posted 11.20.2015 | Science
Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD

Gastrointestinal (GI) problems are common in children with autism. That is not an earth-shattering statement and I have blogged about that before. Studies have shown GI problems to be prevalent in 24-70 per cent of the autism population.

Are Our Plates Too Full? A Nation Confronts Addiction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yesterday evening, thanks largely to the influence and convening power of Mehmet Oz, the nation was invited to talk about addiction. Among those weigh...