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Surprising Study Finds That Babies Feel Pain Like Adults

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

Many doctors believe babies' brains are not developed enough to feel pain, but a surprising new study suggests this may not be the case. According...

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Transitions Are Painful -- Six Steps to Make Them Glorious

Marilyn Tam | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

The best way to honor the transition and move on with inner peace is to give thanks. Yes. Give thanks for the pain, physical, emotional or financial challenge that may seem to be unending; it will end. Acknowledge the reasons for the grief, uncover the lessons/benefits in them.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

Are You An Emotional Hoarder?

Panache Desai | Posted 04.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Do you know people who are more committed to sorrow than joy? Do you encounter individuals so afraid to know themselves in the absence of sorrow they ...

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Krista Tippett: Pain & Good News (Video)

Travis Reed | Posted 03.27.2015 | Religion
Travis Reed

Krista Tippett reflects on the role of pain in the human journey.

What Is Palliative Care, Anyway?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Millions of Americans with a serious illness could benefit from palliative care, but many people know little about it and often confuse it with end-of-life care, or hospice.

Do You Make These Seven Mistakes in Yoga?

Annalicia Lynn | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Annalicia Lynn

Just because you did something one day, doesn't mean it's right for you body the next day. Just because you could do it, doesn't mean you should. Give yourself permission to experiment with what works best for you, day-to-day.

Dear High Heels: Why I Have To Break Up With You

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Dear High Heels: I'm so sorry but I have to break up with you. It's not you. It's me. I can't walk in your shadow anymore. It was just becoming too painful to be with you.

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

One Final Word on and by C. S. Lewis on Suffering

Greg Cootsona | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

I conclude this series with the final purpose for suffering as presented by this Oxford-trained specialist in ancient and medieval literature and philosophy: Suffering can lead us to hope in God's fulfillment.

Is It Safe?

Rich Siegel | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Years ago, I had my wisdom teeth removed. And under some mild anesthesia and ample Vicoden, it was a rather pleasant experience. But Dr. Mengele wanted to extract the tooth right then and there, using nothing more than Novocaine and some semi-rusty pliers.

Ready to Give 'Not Tonight, Dear' a Rest? The Truth Behind Headaches, Hormones and Sex

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

"I have a headache." We have all been there. Our lives often seem so over-scheduled with working, carpools, kids activities, running to the grocery st...

What's Pain Got To Do With It?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What are we doing to ourselves? When did the act of warm, caramelly, intimate sex become considered so vanilla, so mundane and outdated, that we're pushed to push the odd items into our orifices, with abandon and to our own bodily harm, just to achieve the sensation of pleasure?

C. S. Lewis: A Second Key Purpose for Suffering

Greg Cootsona | Posted 04.19.2015 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

We all know that solving the problem of pain and suffering is, among other things, intellectually excruciating.

How Freeing Our Relationships From Labels Frees Ourselves

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.

Valentine's Day -- When the Heart Is Pierced

Sonia Taitz | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Sonia Taitz

From a passionate writer in a practical world, here's my advice: Let it happen. Love is a very interesting kiss of life. And whether it lasts or not, whether it's practical or not, it's here for its own reasons, a gift of expanding consciousness that takes us by surprise.

Crack Your Heart Wide Open

Carolyn Messere, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Messere, MD

For 18 years, I met people on what was arguably the worst day of their lives. You have cancer. You have a bowel obstruction and need emergency surgery. You need to have your entire colon removed and poop in a bag for the rest of your life.

Carolyn Gregoire

How Saying 'Ow' Helps You Tolerate Pain

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.03.2015 | Science

When you stub your toe or bang your head, why is the initial response always to yell "ouch" (or something less printable)? Scientists may have the ans...

My Holiday Gift: A Stress Fracture

Amanda Dai | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Amanda Dai

I glance at my sister, seeing my surprise at the gravity of my foot's condition reflected in her expression. The questions come pouring out.

The Lesson of the Tree

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 03.29.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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...