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I've Only Forgiven Twice in My Life

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 09.17.2015 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I realize how often I've held onto pains that other people inflicted on me for days, weeks, even years. It was partly because I did not know any other way, and partly because I felt justified in my anger. But it was also because forgiveness does not always come as easily as it did in this one instance.

You Won't Find Athletic Success Without 'The Grind'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

If you're reading this article, I'm guessing you're pretty serious about your sports participation. I'm also assuming that, despite being serious about your sport, you do it because it's big-time fun.

Cannabis & Wellness: The Spa Connection

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Harding-Bond

To gain insight on what is causing the momentum, I decided to talk to Sandra Hinchliffe, author of The Cannabis Spa at Home. How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More.

Healing and Human Touch

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-b...

Comic Relief: How Comedians Give Us Permission to Be Human

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Jamie Rautenberg

As a therapist, and general lover of humanity, I'm both hopeful and excited to see us all head in the direction of our shared acceptance of one another because we are all born out of the same darkness. It's from this dark place that comedians teach us to find the lightness of our being.

7 Surprising Causes Of Back Pain | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM   If it seems like everyone you know, including yourself, has back pain, you actually might be close to the truth. "If you...

5 Steps to Turn Suffering Into Blessing

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Lee

The process of personal growth is a type of alchemy. If engaged with consciously, it is possible to transform the pain of life into great strength. ...

The Walls My Heart Built

Christina Romo | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
Christina Romo

One day, my walls will come down. But, for now, my heart remains protected and imprisoned--waiting for the day when the feelings of security are able to calm the overwhelming fears and the feelings of pain and loss are no more.

The Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Chronic Pain

Anna Lovind | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lovind

I don't like asking for help. Who does? It brings out all those uncomfortable feelings of vulnerability, loss of independence, of being a burden. It requires a level of honesty and trust I have not mastered before. Haven't yet, truth to be told. But I'm getting there, because pain makes sure I get to practice.

Bruises, Batteries and Beauty: Life Lessons From One Long Night

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself on a mountain in the middle of the night. Again. Unlike the last time, this event wasn't quite so...traumatic. Though this a...

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop That Pill

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

I still remember the day as if it were just yesterday. I was sitting in my office across from a patient who came in to see me for his intractable pa...

3 Basic Yoga Stretches That Will Get You Through The Whole Day

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.29.2015 | OWN

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For The Heartbroken: I Know What Comes Next

Sonya Matejko | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

I know you -- the heartbroken. I've been there recently, and plenty before. I know you better than you think I do. I know heartbreak as well as I know the taste of the ocean in my tears and the way my breath gets stuck in my heart instead of my throat. I know you'd assume I would say that I wish I didn't.

4 Sneaky Signs You're Lonely (And What To Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Whether it's a move to a new city or school, a breakup or a random rough patch, we all get lonely from time to time. This is pretty normal, but too m...

The New Science on the Health Benefits of Yoga | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

We dug up some of the most recently published works (all in 2015) on the perks of a persistent yoga practice.

Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.

Advance Health Care Planning Part 2: Why Filling Out Your Forms Is Not Enough

Judith Johnson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

In part one of this blog (, I discussed why every mentally-com...

One Way to Find Out Whether Someone's Got Your Back

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The Appalachian Trail is 2,175 miles long and runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. The trail was finished in 1937 and in 1...

Mindfulness: A Declaration Of Health Independence

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.

15 Things No One Tells You About Chronic Pain As A 20-Something

Erica Siegel | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Siegel

Chronic pain has forced me to see the world in a different way. It has forced me to embrace all of my vulnerabilities and genuinely be a better person. Ironically, because of my chronic pain, I am now finally able to do exactly what I always dreamed of.

Understanding the Real Source of Back Pain | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Back pain, and everything it represents, is nothing more than the body telling the host that he or she cannot load the spine the way the spine was designed to load in the position of the "S" curve.

Pain: There May Be a Difference for Men, Women

dailyRx News | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
dailyRx News

Like clothing and bathrooms, pain might also come in his and hers versions. A new Canadian study found that there may be gender differences in the way mice process pain.

Men and Women May Process Pain Differently, Study Says

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Van Winkle's

In a study published this month in Nature Neuroscience, as Science Daily reported, researchers interfered with microglia functioning in male and female mice, and found they could only block pain in male mice. While the study researchers believe that T-cells signal pain in women, they don't yet know how the process works.

Opening Wider and Diving Deeper Into the Immeasurable Beauty and Pain of Life

Jesua | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul

It's not a spiritual requirement to be fascinated by what inhibits our greatest aliveness; and somehow compelled to uncover and reveal surprising path...

This Is What Lyme Disease Feels Like

Molly Napolitano | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Molly Napolitano

There's also another side of Lyme people don't often talk about -- the anxiety, fear and depression that hangs a dark cloud right over your head. This doesn't happen because you feel sorry for yourself -- it happens because the bacteria gets into your brain.