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Reflections

These are People. Not Stories to be Sold.

Rachel Goble | Posted 06.20.2016 | Impact
Rachel Goble

The anti-trafficking world turned 15 this year (by definition), and it seems like we're starting to, well, act 15 as well. Stories of deceit, of trickery, of allowing white lies to grow into big hairy black ones continue to emerge.

A Note To My Younger Self About My Upcoming 'Dirty 30'

Matthew Rose | Posted 06.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Rose

Usually, I'm not a big fan of my birthdays. They historically bring to mind things going wrong in my life, things beyond my control. It has become a r...

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

A Letter To My Single Self

Neely Moldovan | Posted 03.22.2016 | Women
Neely Moldovan

All too often, women are in a hurry. We want to hurry up and find THE GUY, get married, have babies, buy a house, etc. We don't enjoy the seasons of life we are in.

9 Things I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Faye Nagy | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Faye Nagy

Do what you say you're going to do. Tell the truth.

A Letter To My 18-Year-Old Self

Neely Moldovan | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Neely Moldovan

Call your mom more. She misses you, and this is very hard for her.

The Future I Wish My 15-Year-Old Self Could See

Hollis Miller | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Hollis Miller

I want to remember what it was like to be 15. Because I don't think the 15-year-old me could imagine I'd be where I am now.

Why New Year's Resolutions Fail - and Three Easy Things You Can Do About It

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Gabriella Taylor

Many people are actually more comfortable in hoping and fantasizing than actually making changes that will create lasting change. It takes a certain level of maturity and mastery to be willing to survey the landscape around us before we begin building our dreams.

These Powerful Prayers For Paris Will Give You Hope, No Matter Your Faith

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion

Stories of both tragic loss and heroism are still emerging from Paris, as the world mourns the 129 killed and many more injured during the devastating...

Through Your Lens: Reflect On These Reflections Around The World

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

It's hard not to be captivated by a puddle reflecting a huge skyscraper and pull out your phone to capture the moment. It seems that around every corn...

Prayers For Peace, Healing On 9/11 Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion

Fourteen years have passed since the devastating Sept. 11 attacks that shook the United States and communities around the globe. On the anniversary, w...

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Caregiver Comments

Allan S. Vann | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

On both my other article archive site and on this site, I have chosen to respond only to comments emailed directly to me as opposed to responding to c...

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Affection and Love

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Even though we are no longer best friends, we still love each other and I will show Clare affection for as long as she lives. And I know that Clare will show me affection for as long as she is able to do so.

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse... Acceptance

Allan S. Vann | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

I must learn how to get on with my life without having Clare by my side. I must accept that Clare and I are no longer a "we." Those "we" days are gone. I know that.

WATCH: Who's That in the Mirror? Animals React to Their Own Reflections

HooplaHa | Posted 06.08.2016 | Comedy
HooplaHa

Animals are lovable already, but they become irresistible when you put them in front of a mirror. Check out this video to see the confusion of these animals as they absorb the sight of themselves in the mirror. Their priceless reaction will put a smile on your face!

10 Incredible Photos That Will Turn Your World Upside Down

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel

Ever get the feeling that the world is turning upside down? We do, too. While a startling life event or surprise encounter is usually to blame, someti...

How Self Love Gave Me The Strength To Overcome Life's Challenges

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

The truth is you can endure any feeling. You can make decisions about who elevates your spirits and energy levels and who depletes you. You can hand select and piece together the community that will love and support you. You can create your best possible life and although it will not ever be perfect -- it can be wonderful and even surpass your greatest expectations.

Be Grateful: An Open Letter To Myself

Matt Richardson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

Tomorrow is going to be lonely if I don't do something differently today. If I don't do something soon.

DIY Burnout, Roller Skating And The Old New You

Tanya Vlach | Posted 05.17.2015 | Technology
Tanya Vlach

The betterment of humankind should be as simple as gliding around on wheels augmenting your feet. No head down obsessive gaze into a tiny screen. Out in the real world and smiling.

The Wisdom I've Gleaned From Another Passing Year

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

This year has zoomed by, and it's tough to sit with the fact that 2015 feels and sounds like it's way in the future, rather than moments away. Time, which becomes such a precious commodity with each passing year, has a way of surprising me with its swiftness. Wasn't it just July? Didn't I just turn 50?

1998

Karen Cordano | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Karen Cordano

I think a lot of us are unkind to the young women we used to be. Why do we do it? What does it achieve?

Admitting Who We Are

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

So much of our aliveness depends on how open we can remain. This piece looks at how we can let in what matters. Admitting Who We Are So how do we pa...

Beyond Measure

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Life waits irrepressibly under all the clouds that come and go. This happens within us as well as in the world. This poem speaks to our need to be where we are.

On Retreat

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

It's humbling how fear can rearrange our eyes. This piece describes a personal example of this.

Learning to Let Go

Stephanie Harper | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

Letting go is never easy. It can be painful and complicated and an ongoing process. But, if I can let go of some of the things that hold me back and weigh me down, I might just find that I can float out here in this big world all on my own.