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What I Learned About Leadership From Addiction Recovery

Paul Schmitz | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

The recent loss of an important early mentor has focused that reflection on something unexpected -- how much my recovery from addiction shaped my approach to leadership and social change.

To All Who Have Lost Someone to Overdose

Buster Ross | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Buster Ross

Tyler James Carr was my best friend. We met as freshman at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I was the last person to speak to him, other than the person who came to next to his lifeless body, on April 26th, 2007.

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Awesome

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I finally love my alone time, in fact I cherish it and I need it. I also meditate! Imagine that. Everyone can benefit from alone time and here are some reasons why.

10 Reasons Sober People Are Attractive

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I've come to realize that there's a calmness surrounding people who are strong their sobriety. A certainty in who they are and what they stand for. A sense of serenity, if you will. There are numerous reasons that sobriety and sober people are hella sexy.

An Infertility Advocate Rears Her Brave Heart

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Just maybe my story will reach the person who needs it most in that moment and they will know they are not alone.

My Very Own Miracle

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.

How to Let Go of Comparison and Practice Wholehearted Gratitude

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

I need and want my gratitude to come from a place of wholeheartedness. I need and want my gratitude to come with perspective and not from comparison.

How I Changed My Toxic Relationship With Social Media

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

There are always many articles and opinions flying around about the monster that social media can be, all relevant and important. But like everything else in our lives, we each need to find our own balance, and this includes balance with social media and technology.

Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work? Plus News of the New "Sober" Dating App

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Reports, NPR, a "Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence." Plus, a recent story in the New York Times asks, "Do Alcoholics Anonymo...

15 Shocking Alcohol Statistics for Alcohol Awareness Month

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Often times, people get caught up in the glitz and glamour of alcohol. Cocktails for every occasion, drinks that smell good and look pretty, and the f...

Congrats on Quitting Sugar, Now Let Me Act Out on My Addiction in Peace

Anna David | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

So this is what I have to say to you people who are off sugar: I'm eating, as I type, a dark chocolate covered acai berry -- that's right, a superfood! It is delicious. And look, if it turns out that this is leading me down the devil's path, I'll discover that in my time.

The Patient Experience: The Importance of Care, Communication, and Compassion in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

The world is full of unknowns. We were a normal family living a happy life, and then one day, a near fatal car accident changed everything.

Life. Life. Now!

Jeff Pulver | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering f...

It's Time To Change Our Approach To Sexual Assault

Rachelle Menn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Rachelle Menn

When it was over and he was snoring loudly on the couch while I lay shivering on the floor, the last thing I thought was sexual assault.

Why It Took Me So Long to Recover

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Whatever stage of recovery you might be at, know that freedom from the eating disorder is possible. Freedom can be your reality. No matter where you have been or what you have suffered through, hold on. It gets better. There is a future with you in it that is bright and shining.

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.