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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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.30.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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...

Why I Choose To Write About My Divorce

Jessica Kahan | Posted 04.20.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

I am not glamorous like the women who star in The Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce. But, guess what? Neither are most of the women going through this. When I write and women respond, it's because I am just regular and so are they.

Dear Moms, Here's Why I Don't Care If You Work

Julie Maida | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Julie Maida

I care about who you are, how we relate to one another, and what motivates you. I care about what matters, and I really don't care about the rest.

What It Really Takes To Combat Childhood Obesity

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living

It goes without saying that the United States' childhood obesity rates are beyond problematic -- approximately 17 percent of kids and adolescents in ...

Have You Heard of Sisterhood?

Nishma Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Nishma Shah

This last week opened up the wounds I have been holding to for years. I must have kept most of it deep down! I just spent a week on a retreat with a group of warmhearted women all looking to excel in their business and personal life.

Jason Katims, Breast Cancer and the Get In Touch Foundation

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

The Get in Touch Foundation is awarding it's first ever Jean Stapleton Award to Jason Katims this year in honor of his depiction of breast cancer on his show Parenthood (anyone with a beating heart will understand how emotionally poignant this show is).

Dr. Brent Fogel: Santa Monica, California, January 18, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

It was one or a combination of Fate, Destiny, Kismet, Serendipity, Chance, Luck or other that brought Dr. Fogel and I together. I had been searchin...

6 Ways to Constantly Feel Supported

Lauren Stahl | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

Feeling loved is the one thing we all want. It provides a safe and comforting feeling. With intimate and genuine relationships, our world is opened up and we don't feel alone. With this support, we don't value material possessions as highly and feel more centered and grateful.

What To Expect After Having Kids

MotherWoman | Posted 04.28.2015 | 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 04.20.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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, LICSW | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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.