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It's Not You, It's Your Support Structure

Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Elizabeth Grace Saunders

When you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or unmotivated, it's easy to isolate yourself if you have introverted tendencies or work alone. Yet often, the best way to make it through a difficult time in your business is to reach out to others.

The Ask

Kristen Noel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Kristen Noel

I'd like to call attention to the nurturing of our creative and professional selves, an aspect not always so well attended to. We always hear about the proverbial "boy's club" in business, politics, and the professional arena -- can we do a sound check on our "sisterhood" -- can we say the same?

How Cancer Taught Me to Face My Fear

Melissa Garvey | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

In the end it really came down to acceptance. Accepting what I couldn't change, taking the situation for what it was and maybe even trying to learn something from it, and freeing myself to put my energy into things I actually could control: being positive, being grateful for the good in my life, and appreciating the love that was all around me.

WATCH: Ask for Help

Brad Yates | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

At my daughter's promotion for eighth grade this week, one of the speakers offered three points of advice about success: 1) Set Goals 2) Work Hard 3)...

10 Ways to Love a Grieving Friend

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Unless it is a cultural taboo, do not shy away from mentioning the dead person's name or talking about the situation. If he or she had been arrested, you would use their name and talk about the details. A horrible thing has happened, and many people are hurting.

Falling Up

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

We rush to superimpose our own problem-solving prowess and metrics of success on young people who benefit most from establishing their own.

Someone to Lean On

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Grief uniquely impacts each person. Listening to yourself and respecting where you are at with your journey is important. Grief is complex, and no two situations are the same.

Empathy: The Missing Link Between Parents and Childfrees

Keesha Beckford | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Keesha Beckford

Let's get something straight: My complaining about my corner of motherhood is not an invitation to be patronized or blamed from my parenting choices. It does not signify a lack of love for my children, or that I am delusional about either the big picture or the minutiae of parenting.

What Parents Really Need To Hear From Each Other

Dina L. Relles | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

If you just take a moment, you can put yourself in my shoes. We're all mothers, and we can do that for each other. At least that. We can relate.

Many or Few: What's the Best Recipe for Friendship

Janis Kupferer | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Janis Kupferer

What is the right number of friends for you, has that number changed over your life and have you found yourself wanting more friendships?

5 Ways I Made Connections in My New Community

Risa Sugarman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Risa Sugarman

Change can be scary and unsettling but my family made it through and now we are able to reap the benefits. Some steps happened to me and some I made happen, which is how life goes.

The Power of Support

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I was having dinner at an unremarkable neighborhood traittoria the other night, when I glimpsed something remarkable. The busboy, having been asked...

Why 'Getting Over It' Is A Myth You Should Ignore

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

I had been widowed just over a year and well into my own Healing Journey when my mother gave me some very wise advice (which I both follow and dole out to this day). She told me to stop and look back at how far I had progressed since that awful season in time when my husband passed away. When I actually took the time to stop and examine how far I had progressed to that point (and have progressed since that time many years ago), I started worrying less about being "over it" and started appreciating the healing that I had accomplished instead.

Why Women Should Know Their Place

Derrell Jamison | Posted 06.14.2014 | Black Voices
Derrell Jamison

Most women are conditioned to believe that their hopes and dreams should dim in comparison to a mans. How often do you hear of men quitting their jobs because their woman got a new position that requires them to relocate? What about men choosing to stay at home with their children while the woman continues to further her career? Hardly ever.

If My Wife Were a Crouton

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

How would I love her? Wouldn't be easy. But I have to find a way. Whether she's floating in soup, on top of a salad or sitting in a bag, unused, I wou...

How Transcendental Meditation Helped Me Through a Traumatic Experience

Harper Spero | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

In October 2013, my company produced a panel discussion for the David Lynch Foundation to encourage women to meditate and the reminder and importance ...

The 8 Types Of Friends You Need During Divorce

Lisa Arends | Posted 03.31.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

Hopefully you have some stalwart friends who stick by your side. These are the ones who don't run from your tears or hide from your rants. Treasure these friends. They are true.

Accommodating People With Disabilities

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

After two years of deploying every considered option, I was on a road to nowhere, all because I needed to find a way to acquire a wheelchair accessible vehicle now that I am permanently wheelchair bound.

Five Ways to Cope With Unexpected Setbacks in Business

Ute Wieczorek-King | Posted 05.08.2014 | Small Business
Ute Wieczorek-King

In business, small things that appear outside your control can happen all the time, such as the awkward customer who is never happy regardless of what you do, or the company that's not paying your invoice despite frequent reminders.

The Other Side of Cancer

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

I am no longer sick. I am well. That isn't the case for some of my closest friends and family. Because I'm 'well,' and perhaps because I'm still desperate to make sense of my own senseless diagnosis, I assign myself responsibility to them.

Let's Celebrate Great Frontline Caregivers

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

Getting to know a person with memory loss enables us to discover their unmet need in order to know how to respond and is one of the keys to providing excellent memory care.

#Moms4Moms Day

CT Working Moms | Posted 04.26.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Parenting is hard. Let's not making it harder on ourselves than we have to. We are stronger together than we are apart and on March 4th we set out to demonstrate just that!

Divorce: "You Will Survive"

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 04.22.2014 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

My advice: Cry. Often, if you need to. Get a plastic baseball bat and hit a pillow, hard. Take kickboxing or run. Dance. Do yoga. Move the feelings through your body.

V is for Velocity

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Speed is questionable, but velocity is pure gold because with velocity, right direction is generally implied. If you are going fast in the wrong dir...

Happy Valentine's Day, Dad

Abby Draper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Good News
Abby Draper

Some have even dubbed it a "movie-like" relationship as it seems to be rare for a father and daughter to be so close. There are many reasons I am grateful to you, but in honor of a day set aside for celebrating love, I wanted to thank you for a few.