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Never Limit Where Running Can Take You

Brian Boyle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

To be able to not only walk, but to run is a beautiful thing.

The Warm Embrace From the Club I'll Never Belong To

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Justine Brooks Froelker

I am practicing my patience, some days with gritted teeth and total white knuckles, but I am actively practicing it trying to relax in the hammock (I ...

The Dichotomy of Life

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

What I am figuring out is that this ever upward recovery I fight to live every day will always be filled with the dichotomy of life.

When We Become a Mother or Father

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I will never get full understanding from everyone, let alone validation. But, I will still speak my story. I will own all the parts of my story. And, I will continue to fight and break the shamed silence that surrounds infertility, miscarriage, infant loss and recovery.

Are You Reacting Rather Than Responding to Your Life?

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

For years I have talked with clients about choosing to not live their lives from a place of fear. Fear is often something we suffer through, push dow...

Why You Don't Have To Be An Addict To Benefit From Recovery

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living

"Addiction" has easily become one of the most stigmatized words in the English language. It invokes a sense of severity. It signifies a medical diagno...

Stop Running and Race Faster -- Wait, What?

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

She told me that triathlon training is tough and the racing season is grueling. No surprises there. But, what did surprise me is her emphasis on rest. Complete and total rest for a period of one month. No scheduled workouts, no expectations, and no pressure.

Defining Our Enoughs and Everythings

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Defining our everything and our enoughs in order to let go, embrace and move forward. I think we can apply these questions to many areas of our lives that we are struggling with.

Why You Absolutely, Positively Must Have Shameless Sex Post-Split

Julie Morey | Posted 12.02.2014 | Divorce
Julie Morey

During my sexual post-divorce journey, for the first time in my life, I discovered my own boundaries. I claimed what I wanted and disregarded what I didn't. I gave myself permission to make choices and not be attached to the outcome.

An Apology and Thank You to Bobbie Thomas

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

Thank you for your realism that this doesn't always work. Without even knowing it, you had my back in that interview. Thank you for supporting what needs to be the message.

Thanksgiving: It's Not Just About the Food!

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

If food is your largest cause of anxiety, having an entire day focused entirely upon that subject feels like entering a bad dream.

Our Infertility Rap Sheets

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

As men and women suffering through infertility treatments we are identifying ourselves, sometimes completely, through how many treatments we have endured. We are so much more than this.

7 Tips For Surviving The Post-Marathon Blues

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

Without a doubt, the easiest way to avoid a crash after the post-race high is to pick a new goal. Decide what you want to tackle next -- whether it's getting faster, going further, being more consistent with your training, trying complimentary workouts, or maybe even setting your sights on a different sport altogether -- and put a plan together for how you'll go about achieving it.

Accepting Change: Letting Yourself Fall in the Flow of Your Life

Jeff Pulver | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

Growing up I have been reminded to not let days slip by and not to put things off. My dad often reminded me that the cliché "Youth is wasted on the young" is something he didn't want me to regret too.

Hope and Engagement, Not Control and Coercion, in Psychiatric Care

Mona Shattell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

We as a society, and for those of us who are mental health care practitioners in particular, need to examine inpatient psychiatric and forensic nursing care and create safe(r) environments.

What If You Saw Me Along the Way?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

An unexpected gift of running is that when you challenge yourself, and you dig deeper than you ever thought possible, you not only become immensely proud of yourself but also those who love you bear witness to the inner strength you have unearthed.

A Letter to the 14-Year-Old Girl Trapped in the Darkness of a Body Cast

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Trust that you will thrive through this and that this isn't the end of your story; because, I promise, it is not even close. And try, to hold onto that light just a little, knowing and believing that someday it will flicker again.

The Authentic Therapist

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

I struggle, and I am a therapist. I am a therapist, and yet I am also a perfectly imperfect human myself.

Too Early for Flowers, Just in Time for Kurt Sipolski

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"Post-Polio Syndrome affects most survivors, in which the muscles become much weaker from overuse and I certainly am no exception. I gym daily, but use a cane often."

Drug Use Is Criminal?

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Elaine Pawlowski

As long as individuals are considered criminals for using drugs, and are not included in advocacy for drug education, harm reduction and recovery, stigma will continue to drive policy, access to health care, research and treatment options.

Two Poems Post Veterans Day: One of Death, One of Life

Matthew Hoh | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Now I have two poems to read each Veterans Day. One to ensure those who have suffered never leave my purpose and my life, and the second, to remind me that this is my purpose and that this is my life.

Making a Family Just Isn't That Easy - Part 3

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

When it comes to family planning, fertility, infertility, miscarriage, infant loss and recovery, there really can't be too much love.

Psychiatry and Recovery: Complementary or Competitive?

Allen Frances | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

My clinical and research experience and reading of the literature convince me that medication is essential for most people with severe and chronic symptoms. It is equally clear that medication is way overused in many people who don't need it. The controversial question of coercive treatment also has to be understood in context.

The Paradox of Letting Go: 5 Things We Continuously Hold On To

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Justine Brooks Froelker

Letting go is an art we must grapple with, I think, throughout our entire lives if we are going to have any sense of peace, contentment and happiness. A practice really. A practice, that I will admit, I must continually put effort into, sometimes daily.

Parenting, An Unexpected Trigger

Dawn Daum | Posted 01.12.2015 | Parents
Dawn Daum

I don't know what people picture when they think of someone who would dare admit that she was molested as a child, but I don't think it is me. Nor do I believe it is the face of the several female and male friends of mine who are also survivors living "normal" lives.