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"I Bought a Gun to Kill Someone Tonight. I was Ready to Go."

Rodney Walker | Posted 03.14.2016 | Education
Rodney Walker

These were the words of a young man, distressed over the loss of one of his best friends to gun violence just weeks prior. But on the day he decided t...

Health Care's Undiscovered Assets

Eric J. Hall | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Most Americans are not familiar with professionally trained, board certified health care chaplains who undergo intensive academic and clinical training to bring comfort and meaning to patients and their families.

How to Love Your Husband Better

Shela Yount | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Shela Yount

In many ways, I fail my husband daily because I choose to put my needs and wants before his. Have you ever heard the term, "Marriage can't be 50/50,...

Letter to supporters for WWO events

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

Dear WWO supporter, WWO has moved to its next chapter in a wonderful 19 year history of growth and enlightenment for extremely poor children living i...

An Open Letter to Harrison Ford

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Again, thank you for shining a light on epilepsy. Having loving, caring support is astounding medicine in itself. Not only motivational and inspirational for your daughter Georgia but all who are fighting epilepsy too.

An Author's Best Support

William Kenower | Posted 03.08.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I always find the acknowledgment and dedication pages to be tender beginnings to a book. Here the author takes a moment to mention those people who stuck by her when she doubted herself and who believed in her story when no one else did.

5 Things To Say To A NICU Family

Andrea Mullenmeister | Posted 02.24.2016 | Parents
Andrea Mullenmeister

Thank you for being here for us. We appreciate everything you are doing for our family right now.

Things To Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I encourage epilepsy fighters, family and friends to take a look at both of the lists together and use these lists as a learning opportunity to think about what might be helpful and how this can offer support. It is my hope to make the epilepsy journey a little less stressful and exhausting.

When They Don't Clap

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 02.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
20 Beautiful Women

The fact of the matter is... people support who they want to support. You cannot force others to support what you are doing.

Are You Sabotaging Your Chances at Love? On Daring and Breaking Wide Open.

Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt | Posted 02.12.2017 | Women
Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt

The relationship had been relatively short, and I had been the one to break it off. Even so, I had been torn up over it for many months. I understood too late, that there had been something there. Something real that could have been more.

The Critical Ingredient to Success in Your Career, Relationships, and Your Life

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While you may meet some new friends in the process of building your support community, many of the people who are qualified to be a part of it are already in your life. Think about who they might be, and then take the first step to let them know how much you value your connection with them and how much you want to deepen it.

Bisexual Invisibility: The LGBT Community's Dirty Little Secret

The Establishment | Posted 02.08.2017 | 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 02.08.2017 | 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 02.04.2017 | 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 02.03.2017 | 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 | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

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 02.01.2017 | 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 01.31.2017 | 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 01.26.2017 | 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 01.25.2017 | 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 01.23.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 b...

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

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 01.12.2017 | 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 01.12.2017 | 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.