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What To Expect After Having Kids

MotherWoman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

I'd like to offer an alternate spin on what to expect after having kids -- one that errs on the side of gain rather than sacrifice; one that I didn't hear much about while I was pregnant and pondering what life would be like after children.

7 Ways To Become A Better Work Friend

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Happiness at work often lies within the company you keep. Whether you spend free moments catching up at the coffee pot or laughing at your latest vira...

New Moms and Depression: Where to Go? What to Do? Whom to Call?

MotherWoman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

Moms with postpartum depression cannot wait for care and treatment when faced with depression and other perinatal emotional complications. The impact on both Mom and her infant can be serious. But in Massachusetts there is a new model that is providing hope for these mothers and changing the landscape so that providers can provide the care that is needed.

Facing death: How religion matters

David Briggs | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

A young woman held captive for months by ISIS wanted to make one point clear in a brief, handwritten letter to her family. "I remember mom always t...

How Choosing to Go Public With Your Life Challenges Can Change the World

Kathy Caprino | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Kathy Caprino

Claire's story reinforces a fundamental truth that is so important to remember but so easy to forget: Everyone you meet is fighting a hidden battle that you know nothing about. Be kind, and live from your heart, and share your love and support.

Outliving Ourselves: Long-Term Survivors of AIDS Come Together

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

For some of us, AIDS was a call to action. We created support systems, or stormed the FDA with Act Up. We stayed fully in the mainstream of our lives. We continued to work, to have relationships, to build a future around a "new normal." Some of us lost our way.

Finding Language for Femme Partners of Trans Men

Georgia Kolias | Posted 01.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Georgia Kolias

Part of being a good partner to a trans person is being supportive of their gender expression, however that might take form: physically, emotionally, spiritually. But the truth is that partners go through their own transitions, too.

The 6 Injustices of Cancer

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Remission does not mean recovery. The medical community pronounces patients "done" once their final treatments of chemo, radiation or surgery are over. However, for most people with cancer this is where the real challenges begin.

16 Ways Women Succeed in Sisterhood and Society

Geneva Fonda | Posted 01.27.2015 | Women
Geneva Fonda

So whether we are entrepreneurs, employees, stay-at-home mothers, students, relatives, friends, or business associates, as women, our genuine affinity to one another need not be the exception. It should serve as the inspiration everyone else uses to reset their beautiful circles.

How to Move On When You Can't Ask 'Why Did This Happen?'

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Give up asking "Why?" in the first place. It is a rear-view mirror approach to tackling the obstacle. It proves you are still looking backward looking for the nail that popped the tire, instead of forward for where you need to steer to. Either way, you've got to pull over for repairs.

Sometimes Change Is Exactly What You Need

Shelby Doherty | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

You know that quote "if you love something, set it free?" That's ridiculous. If you love something, hold onto it, cherish it and make sure it knows yo...

Want To Be A Lot More Successful? Marry The Right Person

| Jeff Haden | Posted 02.26.2015 | Small Business

Your customers are hugely important. And your key employees. As well as the industry you've chosen, politics, macroeconomics, and education. And lu...

We Need to Talk About Suicide Prevention

Lynn Keane | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Keane

Talking about suicide prevention begins with understanding mental illness. The majority of people who take their lives have an unidentified mental health disorder. Many of those people were unable to share their emotional pain because of the stigma associated with the disease.

What Really Happens When Two or More Agree?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

The Comments A Cancer Survivor Doesn't Want To Hear

Rachael Yahne | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachael Yahne

Unfortunately, when the time comes to begin the intimate and sometimes awkward conversation of "I have/had cancer," it will produce mixed reviews. While the majority of feedback will be positive and supportive, the brash among us will offer slightly hurtful responses instead.

6 Easy Ways to Win With Your New Year's Resolutions

Diane Passage | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

It's that time again! New Year's resolutions are almost a running joke, if they're not already. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Find love. Recycle. Take a ...

January Is the Month for Personal Renewal

Margaret Marshall | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Diet is a good word. Diet only means the way you eat. If you eat donuts all day, you have a diet of donuts. If you eat healthy, you have a healthy diet. Diet does not mean deprivation or starvation, it means choosing food items.

Boomer Season's Greetings and Fond Memories!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As we all enjoy the holiday season, let's keep in mind what's most important in life. While I can't speak for other Baby Boomers, it's my guess that for the vast majority of us, family and friends are what count most.

10 Characteristics Of Lasting Friendships

Adrienne Partridge | Posted 02.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Partridge

If I am defined by the friends I keep, then I am humbled because that means I can define myself with kindness, hilarity, adventurousness, curiosity, compassion, a driven nature, openness, and intelligence. If you can be defined by the friends you keep, then how are you defined?

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

Why You Should Curb Your Instinct to Judge Homeless Youth

Ariel Zwang | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

When you see a homeless young person like Mike on the street, you don't see the trauma he has suffered after years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Give a Gift to Yourself This Holiday Season

MotherWoman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

By Annette Cycon The Holidays. What comes up for you when you hear those words? Joy and excitement? Dread and avoidance? Most moms we speak to feel ...

You Don't Need Empathy to Support a Depressed Person

Karen Zainal | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

One thing I've come to realize over a few cycles of depression is this: depressed people don't need you to empathize; they just need you. A depressed person would rather have you say all the worst possible things, rather than not have you at all.

It Takes a Village

Wilamina Falkenhagen | Posted 02.06.2015 | Small Business
Wilamina Falkenhagen

Whether it a children's clothing line, a handcrafted rocking chair business or an indie author, a village is vital in getting startups off the ground. Just like small children, new ventures need nurture, love and support.