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Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Choosing Sadness: The Irony of Depression

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

My depressed friend wanted relief from his misery, sometimes desperately. He struggled, yet ironically, he often acted in ways that maintained -- rather than alleviated -- his misery. Apparently he's not alone in this sad choice.

On Experiencing The 5 Stages Of Grief And Loss After Divorce

Jenny Kanevsky | Posted 04.07.2015 | Divorce
Jenny Kanevsky

We loved each other once, my soon-to-be-ex and I. We had wonderful times together. We traveled; we laughed; we made a family. It's OK to cry, it's OK to be sad and to talk about it and to ask for a hug. So, when I need to cry, I just let it out.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

An Effective 'Workout'

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

In these times of health, wellness and fitness... where everyone is clocking their steps, movements, repetitions, gym hours and/or yoga positions......

When It's Spring But You're Living in an Emotional Private Winter

Abiola Abrams | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Abiola Abrams

They say that we plan and the Divine laughs. I was so excited for this year. I had a self-love speaking tour lined up and a new empowerment program fo...

Stop Waiting on Happy

Harper Spero | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

This isn't someone else's agenda for your life, this is putting your time in crisis aside and focusing on the present and what it is that you want in your future. You have the power to change things, to take control of your life, and really, to stop waiting on happy.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger -- Does It, Really?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

The idea that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger is based on the theory that by going through difficult experiences, people build up their strength for the next, possibly more painful event that may occur.

Deep Breaths and Tantrums

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Amanda Magee

He had me in his arms before I'd finished asking. I had to decide to unlock myself, which isn't something that I can always do, but I saw my moment and I reached for it.

Good Grief, Charlie Brown

Tom Morris | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Recently, I asked readers for some topics they'd like to see me blog on. I got lots of suggestions. I've written on two of them already. Today, I'll t...

Where the Hell Is Heaven or Hell?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 03.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

The concept of heaven and hell is such a big part of our world religions. Growing up we are taught that we have to do certain things and it will allow...

Things You Learn When You're Lost on a Big, Fat Mountain

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Today's post is a bit different. It's a somewhat intense tale. Get ready. And please don't judge me. It begins after a good dose of "you can do it D...

An Optimist Who Was Six Figures In Debt

Michelle Bersell | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Michelle Bersell

Being in debt is bad enough. Being six figures in debt puts a choke hold around your neck. How did I arrive at the astronomical number of being six fi...

One Snowy Night in a Little Country Town

Mary McLaurine | Posted 02.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary McLaurine

A few years ago while living in Western Maryland, otherwise known as "The Land of Never-Ending Snow," my boyfriend and I were suffering from cabin fev...

What Is the Evidence That Confirms a Person Has Achieved Enlightenment?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News
Terry Mollner

My best friend Johnny and I were on the way back from seeing the movie Wild. During the drive home, while for a few moments sitting in silence in the passenger seat next to him, I became aware that I was feeling sad.

Passages

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

5 Ways to Learn From Troubling Times

Kathleen Pasley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Pasley

Most of us dread and despise difficult times -- whether it be financial woes, relationships breaking down, marriages ending, losing a job, fighting wi...

The Secret Medicine of Heartbroken Kindness

Jesua | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesua

It is easy to be kind when we are feeling wonderful about life, when we're feeling buoyantly inspired, or luminous in love, or poignantly connected to...

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

Personal Image: Positive and Negative Signals

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.22.2015 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When dealing with other people, it's important to be able to read their expressions. But it's just as important to understand what your facial expressions may be saying to others.

This Is What Grief And Loss Feel Like

Susanna Sung | Posted 03.07.2015 | Divorce
Susanna Sung

Grief is not sadness. I get sad when I break a nail, or when the shoe I want is not available in my size. I get sad when someone calls my son a wimp. But this feels different. Grief is so much more complex.

What's the Cure for a Holiday Hangover?

Lauren Stevens | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

I was left with a fatigued sense that, somehow, things had gone horribly wrong. Christmas was supposed to be an exciting and enchanting experience for our little one, yet I had the distinct feeling that he had ruined it.

I Found Heartbreak in a Tinder Place, Too

Serena Piper | Posted 02.27.2015 | Divorce
Serena Piper

I had always promised myself the next time I had to face heartbreak, I would get closure so that moving on would be easier (like it ever is). This time, even though I got my closure, moving on is still difficult as ever.

5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress and Enjoy the Festivities

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

The holiday season can be a fun and exciting time of the year with festivities and great food. For many people, however, the holiday season causes inc...