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For the Second Time, One Van Offers an Injured Alaska Student the Gift of Mobility

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

A wheelchair-accessible van decorated by his classmates was delivered to the home of West High freshman Aron Fa'afetai on Tuesday -- the second time this year the Ford Windstar has been donated to an Alaska family facing extreme challenges.

8 Steps To Help You Rebuild Your Life After Illness

Richard L. Burns | Posted 03.20.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

There's no doubt that I've had my share of tears. But once I was able to look past my self-pity, focus on the positive opportunities and outcomes, I began to persevere. I hope that my past might provide insight into your future.

The Making of The Who: A Tale of Mod Cool, Drugs, Addiction and Recovery

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Tian Dayton

I was recently blown away by a fascinating documentary revealing the brilliance and daring of the two young men who discovered The Who and brought, dragged, finessed and nurtured them onto world stage.

Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life (Part II)

Jeff Pulver | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

I am dedicated to making this happen and to getting my body back into top shape. With the start of Spring, I plan to go back to getting in my daily 10,000 steps. Looking forward to jogging again. And to not put off the things I want to do the most. Life matters.

Our Silence Only Strengthens Our Suffering

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

If you stay silent, I can pretty much guarantee it will be difficult to find the support and love you will so need in this lifelong journey of loss and recovery.

Lessons in Self-Care

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

Even though my book was doing well and I was experiencing new heights in my career, I was confused about why I felt so stuck -- why new ideas for fiction no longer flowed as easily as they had done before. I felt like a hamster in a wheel, and this is why I started reconsidering my priorities.

Brian Williams, David Carr, and My Fear of a Misremembered Life

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

So how does someone avoid such a derailing estrangement from the events of their past, as they actually happened? As a universal matter, I don't have an answer. But for many people who are maintaining a recovery, it involves never becoming too unfamiliar with your own story, facilitated by an ongoing willingness to share it with others in some capacity.

Change: It Can Happen if You're Willing to Let It

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

As my readers and friends have no doubt heard me say before, I look back not to see how bad things were, but to see how far we've come. This mornin...

The Difference Between Beginning Again and Starting Over

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Because it is only in owning all the parts of our story; mistakes, struggles and all and practicing our recovery that we become the always growing, the always healing, best version of ourselves. Always rising ever upward.

What Everyone Should Know About Life With A Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

A TBI changes you. Literally and figuratively. My personality is different. My energy levels and sleep patterns are foreign to me. The confused woman in the kitchen staring at the oven is someone I am just now starting to understand.

What I Learned After Living With An Eating Disorder For 42 Years

Robin Korth | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

As a woman who threw up for more than four decades to control my weight, even as I needed the comfort and "cure" that over-eating provided, I have some insights on what the 'over love of food' is all about. It wasn't the problem. It was the answer.

Nina Bahadur

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women

How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make i...

How Letting Go Of Christianity Helped Save This Former Addict's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.26.2015 | Religion

During his recovery from drug addiction, Kevin Sessums decided to include a walk of Camino de Santiago, a famous religious hike in Spain, as part of h...

Disordered Eating Is Still a Disorder

Erin Bahadur | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

While "disordered eating" has not yet been incorporated into the DSM as a clinical diagnosis, it is becoming prevalent enough in society that it is attracting attention.

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

10 Things I Wish I Knew At The Beginning Of Sobriety

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I loved getting drunk because the high allowed me to forget about everything else pressing or shameful in my life. I don't have that problem today. It is refreshing to have nothing to hide from in my life. I'm proud of where I am and who I am, because I put a hell of a lot of work into becoming that person.

What Is Active Acceptance?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I actively work my acceptance of my life without kids, but do not be confused by the word acceptance. Definitely do not miss the words actively work.

A How-To For a Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

Be prepared because frustration, anger, personality problems come with the territory. Learning to face-up to a new existence is critical. And therapy, physical and mental. It's necessary to rebuild the body and the mind to operate acceptably to you and others.

Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

Ben Klasky | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Ben Klasky

The path forward for returning veterans can be bolstered by treatment, therapy, and medication; but is also too often marked by addiction and suicide. Ultimately, Brandon would find his footing in the same place that his relentless sense of adventure took him as a boy growing up outside Cleveland - the outdoors.

Daily Meditation: Your Journey

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Just Like When We Were 3 Years Old, Saved by a Nighttime Routine

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

As adults this need for winding down both the body and the brain is only greater. Our lives are demanding, we go to bed often times feeling like we didn't get enough done. Some of us may even go to bed feeling like we are never enough.

Where Do I Belong?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

It is now, as a 35-year-old woman without children, where I'm struggling, thankfully, for the first time in my life, with the sense of not belonging. I have learned there are two major things no one tells you when you begin the journey of IVF.

Lessons From A President's Day Accident

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Now a year older than Mom was when she and Dad crashed, I am more viscerally aware of life's fragility and finitude, and of the importance of savoring daily gifts.

The Antidote to Wounded Deerism: A Superwoman Named Emily

Margaret Hession | Posted 02.13.2015 | Books
Margaret Hession

Little, yet fierce. That's precisely how Emily Dickinson, a poet first appeared to me in the pages of an anthology when I was 11-years-old. She would appear again later when my life was splintering away in trauma due to divorce (and I felt like eleven again).

The Hammer

Ken McLeod | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken McLeod

When that hammer comes down, your life changes. You are not the same person. You learn things about life, about people and about yourself that you didn't know before, whether you wanted to or not.