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After Divorce Dear Valentine

Kerry Neville | Posted 02.12.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

Yes, this is self-addressed, so no need for the stamp. Maybe you will allow for a momentary grace period so that your kinder, sweeter (though not Confectioner's sugar sweet) voice can speak on this day given over to L-O-V-E.

The Leg Up My Whiteness Provided Me In My Addiction Recovery

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

There was a time when I attributed my recovery from addiction solely to God or a "higher power." I was grateful to have been saved from the hell of l...

Joy After Anorexia: The Marie Kondo Method

Kerry Neville | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Kerry Neville

Last night, I saw a picture of myself at CrossFit on a friend's Facebook page: I am mid-deadlift and my growing muscles strain at the weight. My expression is one of intensity and fear. Will I die? Not anymore. I'm certain that after I set the bar on the ground, as always, my muscles trembled with the righteous fatigue of joy.

5 Reasons Why It's Never Too Late to Quit

Deni Carise | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Quitting drugs and alcohol can save your life. Literally. And there are plenty of reasons to want to stick around.

Unhelpful Labels

Kathleen B. Duncan | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathleen B. Duncan

My son served five years in the United States Marine Corp, including two tours in Afghanistan. David still serves in Marine Reserves while enrolled at...

Why I'm On A Mission To Make A Positive Impact In Healthcare

Brian Boyle | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Boyle

I am not a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, specialist, EMT, paramedic, or healthcare professional. However, I do have some medical knowledge -- an...

3 Reasons Why I Am Out of the Closet About My Recovery

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

I have been asked many times to explain why I have chosen to be so "out of the closet" and open about being a person in long-term recovery from a subs...

Interview: If Yoga Can Save Me, It Can Save Anybody

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

I got the chance to sit down with local donation-based yoga teacher Amanda Reh to talk about life before yoga, practice, vision and how her kind of ...

Symptoms of Withdrawal

Wendy Adamson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adamson

Let's face it: Any way you look at it, detoxing is not an easy thing to do. Whether you're coming off cigarettes, sugar, alcohol or crack, who wants t...

Finally, You Can Now See Recovery -- and Not Just Addiction -- on the Small Screen

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

Recovery Road is a long overdue show that will finally give faces and voices -- and a primetime slot -- to the struggles of millions of Americans whose story is too seldom told, but too often told through the lens of stigma, shame, embarrassment and otherness.

The Invisible Children: It's COA Awareness Week So Listen Up, This Matters

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Great strides have been made in bringing the shame of addiction out of the shadows and getting America and the world to believe in recovery. However, ...

Psychiatric Medicines Are Not All Good or All Bad

Allen Frances | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

Far too many people who need drugs don't take them -- either because treatment is unavailable or because they don't realize or accept the fact that they need it. So we are trapped in the cruel, dumb, and sometimes tragic paradox that the wrong people often take meds, while the right ones don't.

Inside the Mindset of an Eating Disorder

Temimah Zucker | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

We can brush aside the harsh reality that is mental illness. We can reduce it to that -- just a harsh reality. Or we can work to help one another understand. To create clarity and enlightenment to not only provide much-needed support, but to prevent further mental illness, like these deadly eating disorders.

Divorce: Happy (Dis)Anniversary

Kerry Neville | Posted 01.12.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

I was driving with my daughter, Sophia, a forty-five minute ride of monotony. She was lost in the world of Instagram and YouTube, and I wanted to ...

Alcohol Was But a Symptom

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Everything fits together like a puzzle now. Sobriety has shown me that alcohol was just one symptom of my disease of "more." Today I'm grateful for my struggle with drugs and alcohol because it pushed me to my breaking point. This allowed me to find recovery.

The Wrap-Up: North Carolina and Recovery Oriented Sustainability

Tim Rabolt | Posted 01.08.2016 | College
Tim Rabolt

Recovery is exciting, empowering, and essential. The movement that's happening nationwide attracts more support every day. 2016 truly could be a turning point for the recovery movement as momentum builds from 2015 and our country turns its attention towards the next presidential election.

My Son Is A Heroin Addict, And I Am Without Answers

Allyson Aabram | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Allyson Aabram

Every day, I wish and pray this chapter of our life will pass. But I cannot control when the page turns. I can at least put the secrecy behind me. I believe our power cannot be usurped by things outside of our control. However, shame can immobilizes us when we hold it close.

My Goal for 2016: Celebrate Enoughness

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

We're into the first week of 2016, and my youngest son just turned 20. How can that even be possible? Damn. The older I get the faster time seems to g...

WATCH: Warrior Expeditions Help Soldiers Heal and Have Fun

HooplaHa | Posted 01.06.2016 | Good News
HooplaHa

After soldiers fulfill their acts of duty, what happens next? Do they go on vacation? Do they have time to heal and decompress? Not usually. In today's age, military personnel are thrown right back into their lives. When does the healing come? When do they get to process everything that happened oversees?

My Name Is Tony, and I'm Living Well With Depression

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

If more people shared their stories of illness and eventual recovery, it would have a profound effect on those who are suffering in silence. I recentl...

How to Find Your Happy Weight

Z Zoccolante | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Right now you may be stepping on the scale and vowing to lose weight in the New Year. It's great to want to look and feel your best, but keep in mind that how you feel about yourself, and your body, is more important than it "looks."

It Could Have Been Me

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Sarah Galla

I often think about sliding doors. Well, more the concept of missed tragedies and missed opportunity than actual sliding doors. There is a movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that is about a woman who has a split second slip up, and misses catching her train just as the doors are sliding shut.

How One Man Is Out-Running and Out-Climbing Cancer, One Step at a Time

Tammy Letherer | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
Tammy Letherer

Four years ago in the shadow of Chicago's Aon building, surrounded by 40,000 people, Chicago marathon runner Jeff Goad stopped thinking about cancer a...

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.

Virtual Project Managers as an Innovation for Managing Operational Risks

Ella Thuiner | Posted 12.29.2015 | Technology
Ella Thuiner

Future project managers will work on a virtual basis that enables them to better focus on what matters as well as to monitor and control operational risks mindfully. The picture below shall illustrate the business-related processes behind a financial instrument (for instance, as used by hedge funds).