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Active Listening to Improve... Everything

Susie Wolbe | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

How often do you listen to the woes of a friend of family member, and do only that: just listen? While many of us want to try to offer a solution and help solve problems for others, active listening may just be the biggest gift you can offer to someone else.

The Power of Friendship and Why You Need Your Girlfriends

Tamara Grant | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Tamara Grant

As women, we wear so many hats and we strive to give one hundred percent to each role that we play in life. It's damn near impossible to do everything well all of the time. And that's okay. But who do you talk to when it seems like that nightly glass of wine is not going to be enough to wash away the stress of the day? Your girlfriends.

How to Have a Playdate

Well Rounded NY | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Well Rounded NY

Start making play dates as soon as you feel confident navigating the outside world and the pediatrician says all is well. Your baby is born ready to make friends, and like a sponge will take in all the sights, sounds and smells of new people and places.

Do All Caregivers Matter?

Feylyn Lewis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Feylyn Lewis

Yes, all caregivers matter. Yes, caregivers of every age need support and recognition. The young will one day become old. In our fight to raise the profile of caregivers, let us not forget that specialized attention for some does not diminish the importance of all.

A Taxi to There

Mark Myers | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Myers

"Oh, you can't go back. Back is to the pain. Back is where life broke things. What you knew before the pain is gone and 'back there' is no place you want to be. You want to go 'there,' not 'back there.'"

Veterans Homeless...In America?..YES

Dwayne Paro | Posted 04.21.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

Can you imagine giving all you have honorably to your country, coming back and not knowing who you are or what to do and then finding yourself on the street with no food or roof over your head? To me this is not only a scary thought but unbelievable that this is happening and on a large scale.

Loss Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

To keep our aging population living the best quality of life possible, we need to understand the issues that can make individuals vulnerable to a sharp decline. Honoring loss and building strength wherever possible is what we must strive to do.

Muted Joy: Learning to Live, Love and Laugh Again

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Mom's hearty laugh and gentle voice didn't just lead me to the stage; it lead me back to love, life, and heart-healing laughter.

5 Things I've Learned at SPA Day

Barbara McNally | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Barbara McNally

Women never have it easy. We've made huge strides over the years and are no longer viewed as mere objects of beauty destined for homemaking. (That i...

Staying the Course for Hope and Humanity in Health Care

Susan Northover | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Susan Northover

Health care involves a great deal more than medical care. It involves safe and stable housing, access to healthy and affordable food, and tools and resources to stay connected to other people and a wider community. It involves humanity and hope.

A Young Mother's Wish

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 04.18.2016 | Parents
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

"I am not scared to die. I am scared and saddened to think that my death could somehow hurt my perfect, happy, baby boy."

Veterans Lives Matter...As a Nation we owe it to them!

Dwayne Paro | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

Our Nation is facing an epidemic situation of grand proportions with the level of suicides happening in our Veteran population. While our Veterans ma...

We Must Tell Our Stories -- Here's Why

Pam Bauer | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

Yet so often we go through our days with a shiny veneer of "I'm fine!" while hiding a sadness, grief or struggle that inevitably shows up in our lives. When everyone walks around presenting the image of having it all together while we are struggling, we feel lost and alone. And it's a big fat lie.

Blueprint for Families to Help Loved One in Addiction Recovery

Sam Cohen | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Sam Cohen

Drug addiction or alcohol addiction can lead to many subsequences and if that addicted person is a near and dear one, it becomes difficult to handle s...

Please Stop Calling My Life With A Disability 'Inspiring'

The Establishment | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
The Establishment

When you start to say something well-meaning or congratulatory to a person with disabilities, something like "you're so brave" or "I'm so inspired by your determination," stop. Think about it. Would you say something like that to a non-disabled person?

Why Is This So Hard?

Leona deVinne | Posted 04.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

Asking for help is hugely vulnerable... we all want to be seen as independent, self sufficient and needing help can feel like weakness. Sometimes it's also a way to avoid rejection or hurt, when what we ask for help with isn't met with the openness and cooperation we long for.

Reducing Veterans Unemployment.... There is a Solution!

Dwayne Paro | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

As large numbers of Veterans separate from the military they run into employment issues that sometimes seem daunting as they attempt to make a success...

How to Build Your Support System in 3 Easy Steps

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

If you feel stuck and alone, and have no clue how to get out of it, I have great news. The answer is not as difficult as you think. You don't have to get through this alone. But first, you need to be brave enough to ask for help.

The Balancing Act: Creating Balance Between Your Business & Personal Life

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

At the end of the day, as people and as professionals, we only desire the best for ourselves. We must remember that being the best in multiple arenas is possible if we plan and prepare for it.

How I Tackle Anxiety

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hawkins

If you're suffering from anxiety, the most unhelpful piece of advice anyone could ever give you (especially if you have OCD too) is "just don't think about it" or "think about something else." Wouldn't it be amazing if it were that easy?

Not Everyone Is Okay Even When They Say They Are

Rubiena Duarte | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Rubiena Duarte

Sometimes being a Supermom means we have to look out for those other Supermoms as well. Letting each other know we are not alone and sometimes taking an extra 10 seconds to really find out if someone is okay or not could make a world of difference.

Veterans... Americas Greatest Asset... Yet...

Dwayne Paro | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

Who would not agree that our Nations Veterans are our greatest asset? Yet we fall down miserably as a Nation in providing for them once they return f...

The Importance of the Birth Debrief

Lauren Derrett | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Lauren Derrett

Women all over are holding onto sad, sad memories of their previous labors and birth, and if not worked through, they are taking them with them to the next birth and the one after that, never freeing their mind to the idea that it could be different next time.

What to Do When the One's You Love Don't Support Your Dreams

Carla Da Costa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
Carla Da Costa

For me there is nothing more inspirational than watching somebody pursue what they are passionate about with gusto. However not everyone in our lives necessarily embrace or are supportive of our dreams.

Learning to Feel Hurt and Disappointed

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Being creative with feeling hurt mostly means learning how to support ourselves while feeling hurt and to support our rapport to the person who hurt us. There are several steps supporting the ability to be more creative with our hurt.