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Vine Fame and Preferred Pronouns

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 01.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

Most of us who are over 20 grew up with strict rules, with ideas about the "right" way to be a man or woman. Kids don't see it this way! At least not the kids I talk to... and that is truly amazing.

3 Common Communication Conundrums and How to Handle Them

Caryn Chow | Posted 01.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caryn Chow

The secret to communicating -- and more importantly, connecting, is to open your heart up more. Be open to being vulnerable.

What Losing My Wedding Ring Made Me Realize About My Daughter

Susan Fishman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Susan Fishman

When she's tested, when she's standing face-to-face with fear, these are the things I'd like to tell my girl to not only hold on to, but to OWN

Look Out, I'm Hugging

Robin Hoffman | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

As my mom sits in a Philadelphia area hospital recouping from open heart surgery, I now see these as the many small moments that gave me strength, a deep sense of loyalty, and a hearty appreciation for the odd.

Overcoming My Cool Kids Complex

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

My cool kids complex is nothing but a story I've told myself about myself. It's simply the vestiges of adolescence that I unconsciously continued to build upon. It's way past time for the complex to be disassembled.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.27.2015 | 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.

Are You Addicted to Blaming Others?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Charles consulted with me because his wife of 18 years had threatened to leave him if he didn't stop blaming her all the time. He admitted to frequent...

WATCH: Change Your Mind (About Success, Money, Love, Memories, etc.)

Brad Yates | Posted 01.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got" -- and if you always think what you've always thought, you're gon...

The Body Is A Poem

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Loren Kleinman

I take solace in the light on my face. I take solace in the light on my skin, on the fat that creases and bulges. I love my body.

Will Yoga Ruin Your Career?

Paula Vital | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Vital

I recently saw a video of Asthanga teacher Richard Freeman on how yoga ruins your life. The phrase that stood out for me was that it will ruin your ca...

5 Ways Thinking Like a Ballerina Can Bring Balance to Your Life

Julia Erickson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Julia Erickson

The rigors of my craft and small business require constant balance -- sometimes quite literally -- both on and off stage. Along the way, I've honed strategies that can translate to anyone striving to achieve balance in their lives and create room for personal passion and creativity.

5 Ways to Harness Your Inner PR Team

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Whether it is a raise, a new job position, or a particular romantic relationship, here are five ways to become more comfortable publicly supporting yourself so you have a better shot at getting what you really want...

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Alexis Meads | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Alexis Meads

A client told me how she noticed the color and taste of everything in a way she doesn't normally notice, and felt a profound gratitude for life. We've all known these moments. And the beautiful thing is that you don't need a lot of time to find the eternal in a common moment.

I'm Not Pregnant. It's Just My Belly

Brittany Policastro | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

As we continue to integrate in a world that so often tells us how to feel, how to look, and has a very precise definition of beauty, it is so important for each one of us to check in and see if we agree with these standards. It is time for us to create our own standards. For me, this begins with speaking our truth, loving our bodies and rocking our bellies.

What a Month of Yoga Did for a Regular Person

Grete DeAngelo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Grete DeAngelo

I told myself that I would commit to just 15 minutes a day, nothing crazy. In the process, I started to feel better physically (less tension in my neck and shoulders, no more back twinges) and I learned some new things about what I could accomplish.

Learning to Love My Selfie: Confessions of a Supposedly Psychopathic, Narcissistic Gay Man

William Dameron | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I probably post more selfies to social-media accounts than the average male. According to a recent study this would indicate that I may be more inclined toward psychopathic and narcissistic tendencies with a dash of self-objectification thrown in for good measure. I suppose that's fine by me, considering that, not so long ago, I despised the face staring back in the mirror.

What Is Missing in the Lives of Young Women

Angie Andrews | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Angie Andrews

Young women need to be shown how to love themselves for who they are, in each and every moment. Each one of us was put on this earth for a reason. Simply by being here we are enough. Each one of us represents a drop of the divine and infinite potential.

The 3 Things to Do When You Want to Get Hotter With Age

Rosalie Puiman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosalie Puiman

I can't say these didn't help me at all, but looking back I realized there where only a few things that really had a profound impact on finally accepting who I truly am:

Feeling Desperate? Don't Worry. No One Can Tell

Sara Eckel | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

People mean well when they try to reconfigure our emotions and our personalities to meet the cultural ideal of a desirable romantic partner. They just want us to be happy. But not only do these "rules" make us feel terrible, they also don't hold up to scrutiny.

On Dealing with Drunk Guys

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Kathleen Buckstaff

I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. I recently read a story that confirmed that women have been dealing with drunk men for thousands of years.

The Thing You'll Never Hear A Woman Say About Her Hair

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

Why is it that women are forever coloring their hair -- curling, ironing, extending, feathering, crimping, pulling, twisting and bending it? I have a dear friend who, for the 26 years I've known her, has been trying to undo the curls she naturally has, while I have always coveted her spectacular head of curls!

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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.

Letters to Hadley: Little Things

Liz Olson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My favorite little things are these: The way your sweaty skin feels right after you wake up from a nap, the way your little kid breath smells when you come in close for a nose kiss, the way you inspect my whole face -- pushing on my nose, noticing everything with your curious eyes.

Worrying About Sex (In Your 40's)

MiddleSexy | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
MiddleSexy

I worry that my husband may not want to bone me because, well, I'm not in good shape right now. Yes, I said it. I'm a few or 10 pounds overweight and I'm not even finding myself attractive.

Is Being Happy All the Time Possible?

Christine Hassler | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Do you find that you have taken on the expectation that if you are doing this personal growth work "right" you are supposed to be happy all the time? ...