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Patty Lost 100 Pounds: 'You Can Turn Bad Days Into Good Data'

Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Patty Loeffler A...

Complain to Me, Please!

Jane Roper | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Roper

Perspective is important. We should all keep in mind that our problems could be worse, and that all suffering is relative. This can help us feel less overwhelmed by our own challenges, more grateful for our many blessings, and more compelled to empathize with and help others.

Pop-Up Yoga

Annie Stein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Annie Stein

I see so clearly now how a sense of community is perhaps what we now need more than ever, as more of our time is spent plugged into some technological device or other and the world seems more unstable than ever.

Why It's Important to Connect and Have a Conversation

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Summer Rayne Oakes

The two forms of communication -- virtual and physical -- can work in tandem, but the physical kind obviously takes a bit more effort, but most often results in a far more meaningful experience.

Want To Tap Into Your Inner Resilience?

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

It's this ability to stay connected, to stand by each other, that has kept the people of Boston strong during one of the worst weeks in the city's storied history. But they're not the only ones who have the ability to shore up resilience. You do. I do.

How To Ask A Friend For What You Really Need

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

What is it we really need when we are in pain? I believe that it is much simpler than we imagine. We need to be heard, understood and cared about. We need a friend to hold our pain with us, for a moment, without judgment, to hear and care about how we are, in truth.

A Boston Doctor's Ode to Her Fair City

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

A hometown tragedy is at once a painfully personal and strangely depersonalizing experience. The images on television aren't just places, they're my places. That's my street with the barricades. That's my library in the background.

People Are the Only Thing That Matter

Shelby Doherty | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

The worst thing you can do in this life is let someone think that they don't matter. People need each other, and we have the power to inspire others. Everyone wants to feel that someone cares about them.

Who Are You Letting Into Your Head?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Your mood, productivity, opinions and ambition are affected by the people you let into your life, and your head.

4 Keys to Developing and Maintaining Friendships

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

We need friendships in our lives to supplement our existing romantic, marital or family relationships. Yet most adult friendships are based on proximity rather than on a purposeful pursuit.

Chronic Pain and Your Social Life: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Clients with whom I've worked suffering from chronic pain symptoms often articulate to me that the most frustrating aspect of living with chronic pain is the unpredictability of the symptoms themselves.

Gentleness and Co-Dependence

Mark Nepo | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Since life can be abrupt and harsh, it's a constant challenge to meet experience without shutting down. If we're too guarded, we're never touched by what matters. On the contrary, it seems that to be touched by what matters, we need to develop our gentleness.

Purge Fear-Mongers From Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When people come to see me for business coaching and to make personal changes in their lives, one of the first things I ask them to think about is who in their life is supportive of their goals, and who isn't.

'Please Love Me'

Tara Brach | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether grieving the loss of our own life, or another's, we each have the capacity to see past the veils of separation. If our hearts are willing, grieving becomes the gateway to loving awareness, the entry into our own awakened nature.

7 Smart Ways To Cope When Times Are Tough

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

It's easy to feel defeated and sorry for yourself when challenges in life arise, however, you can take another approach. While you may not be able to always control what happens in life, you can always choose how to react to it.

Friends, Sensors, and Anticipated Needs

Irina Raicu | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Irina Raicu

Do your best friends know where you are in space and time, continuously? If not, apparently they haven't been doing their job.

Your Sweet Heart: A Survivor's Story

Tracey Conway | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

Nothing is more important than cherishing and understanding the amazing organ that is your heart. Honor it, pamper it, and lovingly protect it. Make this Valentine's Day a special one for your sweet heart. The one inside your chest.

5 Tips For Making Lifelong Friendships

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Holding yourself to these five standards will help you develop within yourself and will expand your potential to grow meaningful friendships throughout your life.

When You Really Love a Friend

Susan Winston | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Winston

There are many of you who are going through the pain of dealing with the illness of a loved one. You need to keep your energy going the same way we do to help your person pull through. There is something strong about positive thinking, meditation, and the power of family and friends.

The Importance of Applause

Randi Miller | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

People often wonder aloud why other people choose to get up on stage at karaoke, or perform in front of other people in a play or give a speech at a fundraiser, and it's always difficult for me to see why it's so hard for them to understand.

The 10 Secrets To Making Lasting Change

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 03.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

Learning a sound strategy about how to strengthen the behaviors that support and nourish our wishes to be healthier, happier, and more connected puts us in a position of greater personal power.

How To Stay Healthy Through The Holidays: 4 Essential Tips From Dr Dean Ornish

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Even though the word "holiday" is supposed to evoke images of carefree fun and frolic, we all know the truth: The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.

Helping Grieving Parents

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

During the first week or so following the death of someone's child, we are pretty clear about how to help that parent. I am concerned, though, that in our culture, we are at a loss for how to help these parents once the first week or so has passed.

Blogging Friendship Leads to Weight Loss

Nina Badzin | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nina Badzin

The road to clean eating is paved in blog posts. Okay, that's probably not the case for everyone, but it worked for me.

Faking the Holiday Spirit

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Conversations that include difficulties as well as blessings bring people together. Once sorrow is expressed and comfort is received, we tend to feel better. As the burden of faking it is lifted, there is so much more energy and connection available