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Survival

Coping With the Loss of an Addicted Family Member

Dennis C. Daley, PhD | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Dennis C. Daley, PhD

Most of us survive and do well over the long run. There is no need to suffer alone as recovery is a "we" and not an "I" process. Many people are willing to support us. All we need to do is open up and let them in our lives.

How To Survive The World's Most Treacherous Race

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Why Poor Americans Die Younger: How To Overcome The Health Adversity Of Poverty

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The challenges of being poor are greater than we generally appreciate. Poverty requires both social and personal commitment to live longer and prosper.

Why You Don't Have To Win The Writing Game

William Kenower | Posted 07.05.2016 | Books
William Kenower

I cannot begin to write until I forget about the fearful and uninspiring business of survival. To write I have to forget about winning and losing, success and failure, and even dying and living.

An Interview With "Survivorman" Les Stroud: How Survival Skills Can Enhance Your Spirit

Omega Institute | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

A modern day Renaissance man, Les Stroud is a musician and the award-winning producer, creator, and star of Survivorman. In this interview, he talks a...

15 Survival Skills Everyone Needs To Know

The Active Times | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

People should be aware of other methods and tricks they can apply to stay out of danger in a dire situation over which they have no control. All they can do is act smart and adapt quickly.

How To Tell Your Kids You Have Cancer

Lisa Johnson Smith | Posted 06.06.2016 | Black Voices
Lisa Johnson Smith

"Mrs. Smith, you have breast cancer." Pure shock overcame me. Those aren't words I thought I'd ever hear in my lifetime.

American POWs Are Heroes

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Zachary K. Pearce

Growing up, I heard the story of my grandfather's odyssey many times; it was an odyssey which made me proud and continues to make me proud of my grandfather and so many veterans like him, who served their country and the cause of this nation so nobly.

Survival of the Cooperators

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

The sun could not shine if the clouds didn't first step back and allow its rays through. Cooperation is the key to surviving.

I Met Belize's Next Dictator

Robin Blades | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Robin Blades

It all began one afternoon. I had just gotten on a plane leaving Belize, when a woman sat down next to me... with a one year old baby. At first, I was...

Surviving Parenting With Self-care (or Selfishness?)

Laura A Boggs | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Laura A Boggs

I've become a master of no, of boundaries, of polite regrets. Hello? You want me to bake how many vegan, gluten-free cupcakes--for what? I'm sorry, I ...

If You Can Keep Breathing: On Watching UNDERGROUND and Surviving

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Where would we be without the survivors? Even if we forget the ancestors, they are always with us. They can't be outrun. They live in us. Their traumas are ours. Art like Underground helps us read them, and ourselves.

The Other Three S's: Advice for My Son

Glenn Rockowitz | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Glenn Rockowitz

There are no bad days, my Danny boy. Only hard ones. So show up, stand up and stay humble. The rest will fall into place.

The Four Hardcore Survival Skills You Can't Live Without Are Simpler Than You Think

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

Who knew that mental health first aid was as simple an inspirational wall hanging? Survival -- Simplified. Surviving -- and "thriving" -- throug...

15 Novels About Survival

Dennis Miller | Posted 02.19.2016 | Books
Dennis Miller

With the popularity of The Revenant, The Martian and The Hunger Games, survival is as popular as ever. In these 15 novels, men and women are forced to pit their strength, skill and brains against the forces of nature, evil and each other.

How Do You Survive Life?

Michael Feeley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

We all run into pain, misfortunes, challenges, obstacles, stress, insults, unhappiness but dig into yourself and climb out of the dark hole any way you can. Things do change. The hard times do make you stronger and wiser and hopefully kinder too. You'll heal and grow and very often, out of the pain, comes something so much better... more wonderful and... surprising.

Touching the Void of Grief

Monique Minahan | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Monique Minahan

There is a way deeper into grief, deeper into the black hole of nothingness and fear; the last place we want to go. At first it may seem better to stay here, frozen in time and alone than to face the darkness and unknown of what's below.

Cancer Patients Tell Us What's On Their Mind

Outspeak | Posted 02.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Outspeak

With this video, vlogger Radiant Racheli aims to bridge the gap between those battling cancer and those who are not. By sharing these small tidbits of struggle and survival, she hopes to educate and empower people to stand and fight together.

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

Winter Survival Kit: 20 Items To Save Your Life

The Active Times | Posted 02.11.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

Imagine that you're visiting friends in their country house and you get a flat after spinning on ice. It's the countryside so the reception is not goo...

Castaways Return Home After 41 Days Lost At Sea

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.03.2016 | World

Two men have returned home to Papua New Guinea after surviving nearly six weeks lost at sea. Their three companions, including a pregnant woman, did n...

Hey, Pink Ribbons: You Missed This One!

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

In return for our good fortune, each of us who is a breast cancer survivor or caregiver can join Barb in her tireless efforts to raise funds for IBC research and press for solutions to its mysterious and high mortality rate.

Parents Of Difficult Babies: Here Is Your Life Raft

Holly Klaassen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Holly Klaassen

My heart feels heavy today as I think about the realities of life with a high need or "difficult" baby. Every day I talk to parents who are desperate...

Everyone Knows Someone, Right?

Suzanne McGee | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Suzanne McGee

I. The Diagnosis He eats healthy and is tall and athletic. She was a 3.5-year-old toddler who is full of energy and full of laughter. They hav...

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."