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Penciling in Hope: Life After Suffering a Suicide Loss

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

While I have no plans to live on Mars, I would like to start living more fully on planet Earth. I'm sure I'll still have to "take a minute" from time to time as my head and my heart continue to sync up. But in the meantime, I'd like to work on getting back to looking forward. I'd like to pencil in some hope.

Stop Perceiving People With Alzheimer's As 'Idiots'

Amy Aves Challenger | Posted 08.21.2015 | Fifty
Amy Aves Challenger

When I approach my father, who has Alzheimer's, with an open mind, I see all that he is today. Each poem he sends me, every phone call, each bowl he spins on a wheel -- surely is a blessing. Each day he lives, he offers me a gift that spreads its wings to share with you.

Support Our Troops, Support Our Veterans

Stacy Bare | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Stacy Bare

In all the times I've asked people, many who were not veterans themselves and other than me, did not know a single other veteran, to "support our veterans", no one ever responded with the phrase, "support all people."

How I Took Control Of My Life And Now It's Your Turn

Unwritten | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Aliza Vaccher. The last year and a half has been hard for me. And, it's not easy to admit that. It's difficult t...

A Friendly Reminder That Divorced Women Need Casseroles Too

Shari Lifland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Shari Lifland

When my husband and I first separated, I made a point of regularly posting pictures of myself on social media showing how fabulous my newly single life was. However, the real story was that I wasn't doing very well.

Burden

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

If you have epilepsy and if you're thinking about your independence, if it hurts that there are some things that you need a little help doing since becoming diagnosed, don't allow it to consume you not a second longer. It's okay to ask for help.

5 Tips for Making New Girlfriends

Julia Wells | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Julia Wells

Almost every woman I've talked to agrees that they'd love more friends, but have a hard time finding and making new friends as an adult.

Can You Create Changes That Last?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to creating the changes you really want to make in your work or in you life, do ever find you have difficulty making this last?

The Gift of Labor Support

Jennifer Mayer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Mayer

Enlisting my team for support was the biggest gift I could have given myself during the labor and birth of my son Oliver. It felt as though all the support I've provided as a doula over the past years was shown back to me 100-fold.

Finding Recovery on Social Apps

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.10.2015 | Media
Joe Putignano

In my opinion, recovery programs can work in a similar way, because when some people stop participating in them, they relapse. This is why the majority of us in recovery have to create a strong support network.

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

We've Decided to 'Dance Our Way Through Cancer!'

Tenille Livingston | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tenille Livingston

Two sisters, in two different states, and four hundred and sixty one miles apart, but not even the distance could keep them from supporting each other...

Adam Lyons Wants You to Get "Ice Cold"

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Adam Lyons is a little emotional. It's now midnight in London and June has turned into July. He is sitting in his London flat and received the e-mail. His debut album is now available on iTunes.

Having Faith and Picking a Partner in Prime

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Even the skeptic folks in my life are opening at least one eye to the magic and manifesting and now made mainstream wonders we read and hear about eac...

Work. Life. Summer.

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The sooner we put our guard down and stop pretending we do not need others to have a harmonious family life, a clean home, and flawless customer service response, and a profitable business, the sooner we can thrive. Yes, thrive.

A Father's Day Card That Made a Difference

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Norma Cook Everist

One more thing: Relationships themselves can be transformed. No matter what the nature of our human relationships, we are transformed across generations, across the miles, around the world, connected in order to love and support one another on Father's Day and every week of the year in times of health or sickness.

How to Care at the Beginning and End of Life: Lessons on Laboring, Loving and Leaving

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

The more time I've spent in the company of pregnant women and their partners, studying ethnographies of midwives, and hearing freshly trained doctors' accounts of delivery clinics in various parts of the world, the more I've come to understand that our collective birth narrative is by no means a universal one.

Stop Subtweeting, Start Engaging

Alex Lyman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

By using feminism and the female community as a way to seek and give support, we are creating our own circumstances for success. We could empower a woman to find the cure for breast cancer, completely shatter the glass ceiling and have our first female president. It's up to us.

How To Avoid Toxic Friendships

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

We tell our teens to surround themselves with true friends who promote positivity and healthy self-esteem. Shouldn't we practice what we preach? Spring is here, and it's the perfect time for taking emotional stock and ridding ourselves of winter's cobwebs.

There's Always Something We Can Do To Help

Rachel Zoe | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Rachel Zoe

My greatest dream for the future is for an environmentally sound world. I wish for universal acceptance and understanding of all beliefs, religions and cultures. I want to envision the world in 2030 as a peaceful place, where individuality is embraced and people are not judged and persecuted for their differences.

Marilyn Mosby: America's Newest Rosa Parks

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

She's the voice of a generation, my generation who desperately needs to be heard. My generation is excited to see Marilyn Mosby front and center because she helps dispel the myth that Millennials don't recognize the importance of fighting for civil justice.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

#IWILLLISTEN: NAMI-NYC Metro's Mental Illness Stigma Fight Goes to the Midwest

NAMI-NYC Metro | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
NAMI-NYC Metro

Most mental health campaigns ask those with mental illness, one out of five Americans, to speak up and tell their story. #IWILLLISTEN asks people who do not have mental illness, four out of five Americans, to listen with compassion and patience when a friend or family member talks about his or her condition.

The Armenian Genocide and Non-acknowledgment

Ervin Staub | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Ervin Staub

Denial, whatever its form, has harmful consequences, not only for survivors but for the perpetrator group.

Married to a Machine

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Rym Tina Ghazal

My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...