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Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

4 Ways To Build A Strong Support System

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Friendship runs the gamut from sisterhood to pleasant acquaintanceship. The point is to populate your life with positive and inspiring connections at as many levels as you can -- and little connections count.

Piecing Myself Back Together

MotherWoman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Kelly Coffey Motherhood: I don't know what my expectations were. The media paints a cute picture, but my life has certainly never been cute, so wh...

Alzheimer's Caregivers: 5 Tips for Dealing With Family Conflict

Marie Marley | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Having a family member with Alzheimer's disease is a stressful situation for everyone involved. The conflict typically affects the primary caregiver more than other family members.

Medicine: Finding Meaning Outside the Classroom

Ambar Mehta | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Ambar Mehta

Lost in all the memorization and constant studying, our real purpose for joining the medical field was obscured. Medicine does not mean endless poring over a textbook. Rather, our career choice is driven by the desire to connect with patients.

10 Ways to Emotionally Fight Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

I've found that no matter what age you are, it will eventually hit you. Whether you're 17 or 77 - facing your own mortality isn't easy. And it's quite the burden to carry on top of the "I feel sick from chemo" or the "I'm terrified my scan will come back showing something's wrong" days.

The Moment I Realized How Angry I Was About My Breast Cancer

Babette Hughes | Posted 07.07.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

A mother cries because she doesn't want to wear a wig to her daughter's wedding. The woman who has already outlived by a year her prognosis of imminent death talks and talks as if her unbroken chain of outpouring words are keeping her alive.

When's The 'Right' Time To Go Through Your Late Spouse's Things?

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 06.22.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

The answer to the question of when you should begin the intensely personal part of your Healing Journey known as the 'go-through' is quite simple.

The Power Of A Positive Support Group

Chris Powell | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

Surrounding yourself with a positive support group increases your odds for success. Not only that, it brings a sense of fun and celebration to your transformation.

Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don't Isolate Yourself

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 08.20.2011 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Being treated for breast cancer can be tough to endure, both physically and emotionally QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm sorry, I hope this whole post mak...

Infertility can derail friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, Your recent post Expecting...and feeling let down by friends piqued my interest. My husband and I have been trying to get pre...

Rev. Tom Brock, Hope Lutheran Church Leader, To Keep Job After Advocating Ban On Gay Clergy While Attending Gay Support Group

AP | By PATRICK CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- A Lutheran pastor ardently critical of allowing gays into the clergy is on leave from his Minneapolis church after a gay magazine re...

Friendship in a Box: What's going on?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I haven't seen anything like this on your blog, so maybe others have the same question. I have a close friend I met about two ...

Making friends when you're depressed: It ain't easy!

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, Throughout my life (I am now 25) I have had problems with friendships ending poorly, usually with friends betraying and/or aband...

Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I am reeling from the awareness that certain friends who meant a great deal to me have abruptly turned their back on me no...

Love, loss and friendship: Getting over the death of a child

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

There is no pain greater than the loss of a child. Parents who have suffered such a tragedy say that they never get over it; at best, they get through...