iOS app Android app

Recovery

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).

Why I Never, Ever Forget To Eat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 12.24.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

There are some people that simply forget to eat out of busyness or preoccupation. I am not one of those people. I never have been, and I never will be -- and here's why.

7 Tips to Help Keep You Sober During the Holidays

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

I am currently in my third sober holiday season, and each one has gotten easier. Along the way, I have come up with my own way of dealing with being around others who drink and feeling frustrated by this. Here are seven tips to keep you sober during the holidays.

The Right Book at the Right Time

Holly Lynn Payne | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Lynn Payne

A single book had the power to lift me out of the depths of despair. It felt like Kaui Hart Hemmings had written this book just for me and my best friend. Who knows? What I had found in reading the right book at the right time was indeed possibilities, a promise, and even a prayer.

The Social Cure For Mental Illness

Allen Frances | Posted 12.21.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

As Aristotle pointed out, we are social animals who can be fully human only when interacting with others. In the US, we worsen the symptoms of our mentally ill by neglecting their needs and excluding them from society. Fortunately, the reciprocal is also true -- we can heal by simple human acts of caring and inclusion.

Daily Affirmations for the Holidays

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 12.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Tian Dayton

There Is Music in the Air There is music in the air. There is joy in the streets. There is a lilt in people's steps. Even through the exhaustion, th...

4 Tips for Facing Fear Foods in Eating Disorder Recovery

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

For individuals who are recovering from a restrictive eating disorder, one important component of their treatment is to face their "fear" or "trigger"...

Finding Love in the Kitchen, All Over Again

Lauren DePino | Posted 12.15.2015 | Good News
Lauren DePino

"You might never find love like that in any relationship again," my therapist said. "The way your grandmother loved you is rare." I sat before her ...

I Got Sober, But I Didn't Stop Being Controversial

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Just because I'm sober, aware of my actions and making a conscious effort to be a better person every day, does not mean I can't be strong-willed and outspoken. Like so much in recovery, finding my new identity was all about striking a healthy balance.

What I Know To Be True On My 59th Birthday

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 12.02.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

Today is my birthday. I'm officially 59, and these are my last 12 months before the 60s begin. As some of you will agree, by this age birthdays are more about reflection than celebration, good company than pricey presents.

Yes, I Believe in God... Except When I Don't

Anna David | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

God was never a religious idea to me, nor was it something I thought about often. I just accepted the idea of God and put it out of my head. Cars need gas. Eggs need to be cooked or you'll get salmonella. God exists.

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays Sober

Erin Bahadur | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

With the holidays coming up, it's important to know what actions will help and harm you in maintaining your sobriety. Whether you've recently stopped drinking or have been sober for many years, these five tips are crucial to surviving the holidays sober.

The Criminalization of People With Mental Illness in America: The Need for a Collective Vision

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

Americans deserve a dynamic and engaging approach to mental health care. This includes system change where governmental policy makers on every level are aware of the importance of the promotion of mental health.

5 Stretches Every Woman Should Be Doing

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

Get loose with these stretches recommended by David Reavy, founder of React Physical Therapy in Chicago. Do them three times a week, in order, before ...

Pete Carroll On Why Sleep Is Important For Recovery

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.11.2016 | Sports

Seattle Seahawks head coach and co-founder of Win Forever Consulting Pete Carroll recently spoke with HuffPost about the importance of prioritizing sl...

Millenials Open Up About Drug Addiction (video)

GVH Live | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

This night encourages aims to encourage millennials to have an honest and open conversation about their problem in order to tackle it at its roots and provide them with the tools they need to face addiction.

4 Myths About Eating Disorders Debunked

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 11.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Eating disorders are the deadliest of mental illnesses but are often incredibly misunderstood -- even by some treatment professionals. I recently att...

A New Spin On the Old

Jason Wahler | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Wahler

The majority of my experience on TV hasn't always been great. Looking back all I remember is the negativity surrounding myself while I was active in m...

The 'Hidden Truth' Mental Health Professionals Don't Always Prepare You For

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this: Recovery hurts. It is not all Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay....

Red Meat for the Cancer Survivor's Soul

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After reading my essay written this past winter entitled The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Work, a friend and supporter of mine who is of ...