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The Lesson of the Tree

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 01.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Halamandaris

Like the tree, we are all at times challenged and pushed to the limits of our existence. If we are to survive and grow, we must reach deep and draw on the best part of ourselves. Those who cannot find a purpose in their pain are diminished by it. Those who do are enlarged and strengthened by the process.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

How I Learned to Use Pain to Leverage Unstoppability

Carol Egan | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Do you ever feel stuck, like something is blocking you from feeling empowered in life? You know that "over the moon" confidence and happiness that tho...

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

Old Pets Die Soon and Other Aging Myths

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.12.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Don't assume your senior pet is going to die soon or falsely conclude your veterinarian cannot help your older pet. Your veterinarian has the knowledge and skills to help you and your pet through this illness.

Pain Entered My Life Unannounced -- Now, I Manage Chronic Pain With Mindfulness

Vidyamala Burch | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Vidyamala Burch

Mindfulness has helped turn my life around. Even though I still live with constant pain, have partial paraplegia in my lower body and spend a lot of time in a wheelchair, my life could well be filled with suffering and misery, but it isn't.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

How Love Lifts Us Over the Hurdles of Life

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexia Parks

These "teachable" moments that some might view as setbacks are also one way that life reminds us to slow down and take a deeper breath, to pace ourselves. Renewed, we stand up once again. Once again, we speak up about things that matter most in life to us.

Book Review: The Roll Model, a Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body

Eden G. Fromberg, DO | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden G. Fromberg, DO

At a glance, The Roll Model, a Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility, and Live Better in Your Body, by Jill Miller, is a beautiful, wel...

Marathon Training: Lessons in Pain and Empathy

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

A marathon is 26.2 miles in distance and takes the average runner approximately four to five hours to complete. In that amount of time and distance, a runner will shed roughly two pounds of body weight. Running a marathon is hard. Training for a marathon is even harder.

Writing Through Chronic Pain

Annie Chagnot | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

NPR has not called to interview me about chronic pain, by the way. Recently, the "NPR Asks" question was, "What is your experience with chronic pain?"...

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

When the Holidays Hurt: 'Tis the Season... to Pretend There's No Season at All

Ravishly | Posted 12.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ravishly

Listen. I'm not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole "let's be jolly" thing.

Ambiguous Loss

Tara Hedman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Hedman

Ambiguous losses are complicated when it comes to acknowledging grief. All forms of grief can be dizzyingly painful. However, the emotions associated with ambiguous loss are often tricky to name.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

The Pain of Absence and Presence

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born. As an old-schooled mom, I wasn't familiar ...

Moving Beyond Shame

Kaly McKenna | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Kaly McKenna

While the reasons for the shame are as diverse as the millions of women who suffer in this world, here are three reasons highlighting why it is so difficult for women to move beyond the shame.

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

By increasing our understanding of our identity, we can increase our Mojo. We can learn how to get Mojo, how to keep it, and how we get it back if we lose it. We can let go of what does not create happiness and meaning in our lives, and strive for what really matters to us -- we can live a life full of Mojo, meaning, and purpose!

Pecan Pie Couldn't Heal My Pain

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

Thanksgiving is the annual day of group gratitude but every day can be the day of personal gratitude and mindfulness.

Chronicles of Health Creation: Joint Commission Issues New Pain Standards in Response to Integrative Medicine Team

John Weeks | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

A Nov. 12, 2014 announcement from the principal accrediting agency for health care organizations could significantly impact access to integrative pain...

How My Wake-Up Call Helped Me Discover My Inner GPS

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harrison

Something called for me to turn inward. I started to meditate and was immediately presented with what felt like every feeling I had suppressed over the past few years, every emotion that I had pushed aside, and every need that I had neglected.

How to Find Gratitude in the Midst of Challenges

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

I want you to imagine a bright white light coming from above. It's the light of gratitude. Now surround yourself in that light. Get covered from your head to your toes in that white light and let it surround your fears and your pain.

How a Cat and Squid Helped My Son Heal

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Domino Renee Perez

We began to untangle a host of medical issues, pulling at each thread carefully, all the while logging on and tuning in for more Stampy, more Squid, more laughter.

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

Four Weeks and a Funeral

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I've been a professional writer for several decades and never intended to reach international status by passing gas. It definitely was the fart heard around the world, and I was amused at being the "air to the throne."