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Death and Friendship

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.01.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

Think about all you go with in 25 years and remember to balance out all the amazing high points there has to be a low point here and there. However, even during those lows, we both knew that no matter what, that love of our sisters by choice would always remain.

Why Are Joy's Eyes Blue?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

The message of Pixar's Inside Out is clear: there is no such thing as "pure joy." Instead, even in our most joyous times, there is often sadness mixed in.

Overturned And Inside Out!

David Trumble | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
David Trumble

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Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

To the Everyday Heroes: Thank You!

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dragos Bratasanu

Appreciate your loved ones. Appreciate your parents. Appreciate your children. Appreciate your friends and colleagues. One day in the future, not too far from today, everything else will not matter anymore.

Speak Kindly of Me

Mary McLaurine | Posted 06.01.2015 | Divorce
Mary McLaurine

I thought by now, five years come and gone without you, that I had said my goodbye already; long ago and with only a lingering thought that perhaps one day, if the timing were right and the stars aligned at just the right moment that we might collide again with a new and furious passion.

In Praise of Sadness

Sherman Yellen | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherman Yellen

"Dad is sad Very, very sad He had a bad day What a day dad had" -- Dr. Seuss in the immortal "Hop On Pop!" I can't recall how often I read those rhym...

How I Learned to Manage Bipolar Disorder

Dan Seider | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dan Seider

Five years ago I was going into the second year of my undergrad at the University of Guelph. The semester was going well. I was living with friends an...

Does A House Have A Soul?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

Does a house have a soul? Yesterday my mom closed on this house in Montgomery, AL...a home she and Daddy, along with a lot of young children and in...

Help Kids Express the Sadness That Comes With Divorce

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

When divorce happens, much changes. For kids, it often means a disruption in their routines and changes that are unwelcome. Some things won't feel right for them; their discomfort might be expressed in resisting new routines or exaggerating what was positive in how things were before.

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

How to Ignite Your Happiness and End Suffering

Pragito Dove | Posted 05.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pragito Dove

Happiness is your essential nature. So why are so many people suffering? Is it because they have learned that suffering will bring them love and a...

15 Feelings That Are Best Conveyed By This Steve Ballmer Vine

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports

We are all Steve Ballmer.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

How to Defeat Sadness Over the Loss of Your Animal in One Easy Step

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo of Lucky by Greg Frucci, April 2015 "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle Even though I purchased Lucky from a ...

Maxwell Strachan

Too Many Americans Treat Politics Like Just Another Sport

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Sports

And it's causing problems.

Mean Girls Are Hurting The Most

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Kristina Tsipouras

Cruelty comes from those who are the most insecure, who are not yet comfortable in their own skin, have not developed a strong sense of self-worth and who have yet to make major shifts in their lives to access inner peace and happiness.

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

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.13.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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.