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Bisexual Invisibility: The LGBT Community's Dirty Little Secret

The Establishment | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Despite the overwhelmingly negative statistics, there are ways that both mental health professionals and the LGBT community can be more inclusive to the bisexual community. The Bisexual Invisibility report lists several recommendations to improve bisexual inclusion.

How to Support a Loved One Who Is Ill

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

This is the same person you have loved and love still, so be there for her by listening closely rather than just hearing what she has to say. Remember that her actions speak louder than her words... and this is never more true than when faced with a health crisis.

3 Ways to Get What You Want While Building Your Compassion Muscle

Laura Jack | Posted 02.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Jack

By giving people the benefit of the doubt, sharing what is going on for you, and asking for what you need, you build compassion for yourself and others, and you are more likely to have your emotional needs met during these moments of inevitable heartache.

The One Thing That Makes My Heart Hurt...

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Leigh M. Clark

I'm mostly writing this piece because it's honest. Life isn't always fair, and things don't always unfold the way you think they will. So often we see the "highlight reel" of our friends' lives online; it's rare we talk about the tough stuff. I want to be someone who shares the whole journey, not just the good parts.

When You Don't See Me: A Letter to My Patients

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I carry you with me. I am your nurse. So when you don't see me, please know that I'm near. Your life is my responsibility -- your livelihood, my pride. We carry you with us: on scribbled notes in pockets, through aching within worn bodies -- forever in our minds.

The Sisterhood in Motherhood

Shana Swain | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Shana Swain

Being a mother is the hardest yet most rewarding responsibility I have ever had. I'm sure many mothers would attest to that sentiment. And as I am living through the fear, anxiety, faith, and love of motherhood, I often contemplate my relationships that have strengthened with women in similar positions.

10 Life Lessons From Aerial Circus

Kylie Dunn | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Kylie Dunn

It took me a long time to be able to do anything substantial or significant by myself -- there was a lot of assistance provided by the instructors for months. Five months actually; it took me five months to be able to get up onto the trapeze unassisted.

Go Easy, We're All Doing The Best We Can Here

John Pavlovitz | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
John Pavlovitz

Take time to really see people. They are always in more pain than you think they are. They have always been through more than you know. Their stories are much more tragic and beautiful than you can tell from a distance.

The Beauty of 'Difference'

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Having been catapulted into the world of special needs almost exactly 6 years ago, I have several close friends who have children with DS, and many of them have taken an active and passionate stance against some media's one-sided portrayal of this new test as an unequivocally "good thing."

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

7 Reasons Your Budgets Don't Work and What You Should Do Instead

Merideth Bisiker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Money
Merideth Bisiker

It's OK to admit defeat with your finances. And you are brave to ask for help. Do what's right for you, find a trusted support team, and start taking the little steps that move you forward. You deserve to have financial peace, and with a little diligence and a lot of push through, you can achieve it.

Bosom Buddies -- The Day Before a Biopsy

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jenn Sutkowski

Not the kind of thing you like to see, generally speaking. The document I had to sign that said I would need a biopsy. I signed it while lying on my...

How Practicing Sisterhood With Your Yoga Makes You a Better Woman and a Better Yogi

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Women
Angela D. Coleman

There's a tangible energy that resides in a room where people come together to practice, and it ebbs and flows between each session. It fluctuates as the days pass, as emotions are brought into the room and released.

Inside the Mindset of an Eating Disorder

Temimah Zucker | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

We can brush aside the harsh reality that is mental illness. We can reduce it to that -- just a harsh reality. Or we can work to help one another understand. To create clarity and enlightenment to not only provide much-needed support, but to prevent further mental illness, like these deadly eating disorders.

Bring Out Their Better Side So They Support Yours

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Rather than making yourself the victim or the hero in the stories you tell, describe a daunting time of loss, crisis, or criticism or where you made a mistake or acted badly, yet you were eventually able to learn from it.

Man With Alzheimer's Makes Heartbreaking Plea For Visitors

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.07.2016 | Fifty

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Grief and Support

Leighton James Young | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
Leighton James Young

We all need support. In dark days, we are at times in our collective lives that seem only to bring sadness and frustration in our movements.

Unfinished Thoughts

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

In a way, these half-written blogs and unfinished reflections sum up the past six months pretty well: a collection of emotions and experiences with few clear ends or answers, with dangling ellipses and uncertain next chapters.

If It Takes a Village, Then I Need Two

Rachel Brehm | Posted 12.18.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I was at an appointment with the twins today - who were conveniently on their worst behavior - and it was one of those train wreck moments where they ...

10 Things You Should Do If You Are Diagnosed With Cancer

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim Thiboldeaux

If you, or a loved one, are newly diagnosed, following the steps below can make a tremendous difference as you begin your cancer journey.

Breaking the Silence For Mothers With Postpartum Depression

Beth Clark | Posted 12.10.2015 | Parents
Beth Clark

My pain does not minimize your pain and your pain should not cancel mine out. Motherhood is hard. No more "but at least you have children," or "but at least they are healthy," or "but you will miss this stage."

5 Reasons Why Feedback Is Important

Karen Naumann | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Karen Naumann

It's the end of the year, which means feedback and year-end conversations are coming up for many of us. Do you actually remember the last time somebo...

The Toll Fertility Issues Take on a Couple, and How to Support Both Partners

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.02.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

It feels like being supportive of each member of the couple, and meeting their unique needs, could at least help save the union of some of these couples. That seems well worth the time and effort it would take to simply be a supportive person in each of their lives.

A Special Gift for the Holidays: A Home and Family

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 11.09.2015 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

Picture yourself at home for the holidays, the smells of dinner coming from the kitchen, the sound of laughter throughout the house, family members on...

Faith and Chicken Fricassee

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Heather Gillis-Harris

We all want to matter in this life. Some might call it a need for validation. Not everyone is going to make a huge impact, like the Pope or President. Not all of us will become world known like Oprah. But for me, Mary Louise Gillis certainly left her mark.