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What to Make of Bernie Sanders' Democratic Socialism?

Jon Wisman | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Jon Wisman

The Occupy Wall Street movement and now Bernie Sander's embrace of democratic socialism claim that anti-government politics have gutted the American dream, created inequality in income, wealth, and privilege not seen since the 1920s, and led to economic dysfunction.

Promoting Inclusion in an Aging World

Kim Samuel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Kim Samuel

Imagine you find yourself living on your own, after years of being surrounded by loved ones and friends. Your house is devoid of conversation. The television is your closest companion. Even an encounter with a salesclerk would be a welcome relief from the solitude.

The Biggest Mistake Pet Owners Make at the End

Jessica Vogelsang | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Jessica Vogelsang

If I had a big huge red pen and could permanently strike five words from the Standard Veterinary Dialogue, it would be this: "You'll know when it's time."

Surprise: A Renaissance of Art and Culture in the Robotic Age

John M. Eger | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

It is time to think about life in a robotic future, the role of government and the opportunity to design an alternative, creative future for all of us.

When Your Purpose is Out to Kill You

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

Establishing healthy boundaries may be, hands down, the single most important step toward reaching this goal. The feeling of working harder than ever often comes from pecking away at previously established boundaries.

Fear of Missing Out: My Journey From the Spotlight to Small Business

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

There comes a time, no matter what industry you're in, whether you have a steady and ready desk job, whether you live the exciting life of a traveling food show host, or whether you stay at home, you make a choice. You feel as if you are prepared to do more. You can stay where you are and do more there or you can do more in another separate arena.

Helping the Overwhelmed Working Woman Put Down Her Super Cape

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Maria's message was clear. She was totally overwhelmed, exhausted, and felt like she just wasn't good enough... good enough at anything. Being anything less than superwoman felt like failure. The more I listened to Maria, the more I knew the time had come... the time for Maria to put down her super cape.


Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"This is going to be hard" "This is going to 'suck'" "I'm going to have a terrible time" "I'm dreading going to work" Sound familiar? When we...

Dementia 101: Therapy Can Help

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Choosing to participate in psychotherapy can be a difficult decision. It's easy to make a list of excuses to put it off -- it costs too much, I don't ...

With vs. For

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

When I work with people, I never consider them working "for" me, or me working "for" them, but "with" me as part of a team. I now understand why I've been met, time and again, with disappointment or frustration.

Why Waiting for Your Vacation to Unwind May Be Hurting You

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

If you're waiting for your next big vacation to truly de-stress, you may be putting yourself at risk for burnout. Here in the U.S., we don't even guarantee paid time off for all, making us the only advanced country leaving our workers with zero time to regroup.

Moral and Business

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

The interesting fact that this pope is using his stature and visibility to raise topics such as individual and collective responsibility for our life on the planet is something worth paying attention to.

Oregon State Senator Wants To Improve Quality Of Life For Domestic Workers

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

When Oregon State Sen. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis) learned that domestic workers were often not afforded the labor protections enjoyed by workers in oth...

One Powerful, Easy Way to Change the Quality of Your Life

Michael Feeley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Choose to honor life -- not to disparage it. It's the deepest and most natural and pleasurable thing in you. It's who you truly are and you owe it to yourself and others to live life fully with goodness and generosity. Go for it! You can have real and lasting happiness.

Policing as a Public Health Crisis

Michelle L. Odlum | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices
Michelle L. Odlum

The public health crisis continues into the lives of police officers as well. My realization was surprising. I had not perceived officers as victims in the traditional sense, but there are vulnerabilities that need to be addressed to improve policing.

Is Meaningfulness the New Mindfulness?

Meredith Barnett | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Meredith Barnett

Few would disagree that mindfulness has been a favorite buzzword of the past few years. A term that has its roots in Buddhism and other Eastern philos...

Bruce Jenner: Conformance and Judgment

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

I commend Jenner for opening a much-needed area for discussion, and, hopefully acceptance for many. After all, Who says we can't all live together in harmony and enjoy life?

Would You Rather Be a 'Valued' or 'Valuable' Employee?

John Friedman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
John Friedman

One of the best ways to value employees is to allow them to use their unique expertise in making the contribution. Allowing employees to use their skills also helps demonstrate the value that the company brings to the community.

What Is Palliative Care, Anyway?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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.

Is Bipolar Disorder Really the Cause of Your Mood Swings?

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...

The Case for a True Health Coalition: Who Hears Whom?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With the strength of unity, a signal of what we truly do know can rise above the din and discord.

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: Take My Life, Please

Seporah Raizer | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Seporah Raizer

In January I had my regular scans. Scanathon, as I've come to call it, as it's an all-day process. Scanathon consists of a CT and bone scan that I usu...

Bridging the Loneliness Gap: Making a Happier and Healthier Future for the Elderly

Bruno Vanhaelst | Posted 03.14.2015 | Impact
Bruno Vanhaelst

Roughly one in five people are believed to suffer enduring loneliness and the incidence of loneliness tends to grow -- and is increasing -- among older populations.

It's Patrick Lynch, Not Mayor De Blasio, from Whom an Apology Is Due

James Meyerson | Posted 03.13.2015 | New York
James Meyerson

Mayor de Blasio never ran for Mayor of the City on an "anti-police" platform; once elected, Mayor de Blasio has never thrown police officers under the bus; and Mayor de Blasio most certainly does not have blood of the fallen officers on his hands.

10 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Life in 2015

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There is no greater an energy sucker in life than negativity. Whether it is your own negative attitude, spending time around negative people or being ...