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The Importance of Moms Supporting Each Other

Jessica N Ernst. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Jessica N Ernst.

Seeing that you are not the only person experiencing the imperfections of motherhood is absolutely incredible. It is uplifting beyond words. We have created a group where we are allowed to be ourselves, and there is no judgment.

Slapped in the Facebook

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

Can you imagine a life without Facebook, let alone remember a time before it? It's now a part of our daily routine. We share our experiences, political views, photos and losses -- exhibiting ourselves for "our friends."

Does Flextime Lead to Better Health and Less Burnout?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Without question, more and more employees are asking their employers for more flexibility, but does flextime really decrease rates of burnout and lead to better health outcomes? What do you think?

Friendships May Play A Huge Role In Depression Recovery

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.22.2015 | Science

It's not always easy to know how to help a friend who's struggling with depression. It turns out that just being there for that person might be the b...

Saying No to Affluenza: 5 Ways Faith Can Help Parents of Teens Raise Healthy, Caring Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 07.14.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

How can parents help their own children say no to affluenza? Or to become caring young adults, forsaking refuge in addictive behaviors? One answer may be right down the street: Their local church, temple or mosque.

Wellness Programs: Paternalism-Based, Impersonal Medicine

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil S. Greenspan

In recent years, many corporations, universities, and medical centers have initiated wellness programs for their employees. The presumption is that s...

The Well-Meaning Friend

Carol A Miele | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol A Miele

Is the term "well-meaning friend" an expression to signify one who does unintentional harm while providing acts of kindness and sincere concern? Or......

4 Ways to Build Resilience in Business

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

The pressures of modern business life are often draining. We juggle priorities -- work, family, friends, interests -- and often the pace feels overwhelming. Whether you are going through significant changes at work, or just in life in general, here are some tips to build your resilience.

AntiCancer Living: The Mix of Six

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and Alison Jefferies, MEd Cancer is a leading cause of death in the world. In the United States one in two men and one in three...

2 Key Ingredients for Finding Happiness

Kate Mayer Mangan | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Mayer Mangan

Without repetition, even the best suggestion for health or happiness will not take root. But practice isn't enough. Most of us need another ingredient -- other people.

I Want Girlfriends But I Don't Get Along With Other Women

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

To conclude, here are my recommendations: explore why you may feel uncomfortable around "typical" women, by thinking about your childhood and likely, in particular, your mom. Then, find things you like to do, meet women at them, psych yourself up to ask for their contact info, and then contact them and hang out.

How Hugs Can Help You Fight The Flu

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.19.2014 | Science

We know that hugs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. And this feeling, it turns out, could actually ward off stress and protect the immune system, ac...

Troubled #hearts -- in 140 Characters

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.20.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that aggregate Twitter patterns might also be revealing in some useful way? Could Twitter offer snapshots of communities as well as individuals? A team of scientists has been exploring this possibility.

What Robin Williams Can Teach Us to Do for Each Other

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

And we want to help. And we're afraid to. We're afraid of not knowing what to say. We're afraid of looking too closely into the deep and bottomless well of someone else's unhappiness, afraid of how those dark waters may beckon to us.

5 Support Systems Entrepreneurs' Staff Need to Thrive

Marissa Brassfield | Posted 10.26.2014 | Small Business
Marissa Brassfield

Imagine if every entrepreneur had at least one key team member who could self-manage, continuously become more effective, communicate efficiently and excellently and still have the time and energy to lead a fulfilling life.

Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.23.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, not enough sunshine, and lack of family support.

My Cousin's Inspirational Journey With Breast Cancer

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When my cousin Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer, she approached it with a skier's mentality. She knew it would be an uphill battle with bumps along the way. And, although downhill is a good thing to a skier, she looked forward to the next pinnacle in her life.

Reaching for Support

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

A traditional Danish proverb states that, "No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor." This in essence is true of everyone. There is a point in a...

Well On My Way: Transforming a Hike to Captivity Into a Walk to Freedom

Farah Mawani | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Farah Mawani

"I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after ...

5 Ordinary Acts That Make You Extraordinary

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

I have no outward sign of my disability. I don't have a guide dog, a white cane or dark glasses. But I am a fraud. I am passing. My truth is that I was blinded by an accident 3.5 years ago. And even though I, at my core, remained the same, how I relate to others and the way others relate to me has changed.

The Key to a Successful Relationship: Have One With Yourself First

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

In short, you want to get on the path to loving yourself. Do things for yourself that feel good. When you feel good, you radiate goodness. Everyone else wants to be around you and you do not lose yourself in relationships.

'The Intensity Of My Own Anguish In Leaving My Last Child At College Was Breathtaking'

Ann Rasmussen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Rasmussen

Being called an 'empty nester' defines you exclusively by what you're NOT: that societally valued active parent. It makes me feel like I should just step out onto the proverbial ice-floe with the other Eskimo geriatrics and let nature take me out of everyone else's misery...!!)

7 Signs of Emotional Wellness

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

When I meet new people in social settings, the conversational question of, "What do you do for a living?" often leads people to ask me the follow-up question, "So are you analyzing me?" While it's said in a fun, playful manner, I think it speaks to a deeper question that all of us face.

Legacy of Newtown: New Communities for Mental Health

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2013 | Religion
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

It took the Newtown tragedy -- along with Virginia Tech and Aurora and Gabby Giffords -- to get us thinking about mental illness in this country.

Coping With Divorceaphobia: What To Do When People Turn On You During Your Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.04.2013 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When you are trying to get through one of the toughest ordeals of your life and you suddenly become a social pariah and you have no idea why, it can do a real number on your self-esteem.