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Losing The Love Of My Life

Barbara Ehrentreu | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Ehrentreu

Hal was my rock and my lover as well as my best friend. I couldn't imagine life without him and though our marriage was not ideal, he loved me and ...

The Day I 'Died' On A Softball Field

Dave Sandler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Dave Sandler

On August 9, 2009 I took the biggest detour of my life! It was the day I died, but God was not ready to take me. While scoring the winning run in a...

3 Ways I Gained Power Over Cancer

Tom Martin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Tom Martin

"It's stage-four cancer." Those were the words my oncologist shared with me on February 16, 2011. Learning you have cancer is a life-altering ex...

My Life Is Like A Vacuum. It Knows How To Suck.

Leslie Handler | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

You could hear a giant sucking sound coming from deep inside my body. It was a loud and obnoxious sound. To make it required no effort whatsoever...

Surviving Child Sexual Abuse By Helping Others

Susan Komisar Hausman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Susan Komisar Hausman

Original illustration by Jake Reeves. When I was seven years old I was raped by a neighbor and dear friend of our family. Everyone thought he w...

Surviving The Loss Of My Beautiful Daughter Tess

Nancy Kirkwood | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Kirkwood

Original illustration by Jake Reeves. October 28, 2012 at approximately 10:30 am. Tess Senay Raynovich died in a car accident on her way to wo...

Why This Gay Couple From 'Survivor' Is Staying With Hillsong Church

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The only thing worse than a false story is a partial one. That was the real lesson behind an article published on a conservative Chris...

Hi Mom, I Got a Tattoo!

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

This originally appeared on the Gather the Jews blog Hi Mom, Please sit so you don't keel when you read this, and remember to inhale and then exhale...

The Story That Will Boost Your Confidence and Resilience

Clementine Bihiga | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Clementine Bihiga

Sometimes as humans, we are so quick to give up. How many times have we been turned down and decided to stop? How often do we take rejection as a sign...

Et tu?

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.23.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Health Care Rationing: The Roar and the Silence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No discussion means no probing, no deep thinking, no careful exchange of ideas. We do, indeed, ration health care in the United States; we just don't talk about it, with the result that we ration it altogether irrationally.

Sausage, Biscuits and Decadron

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

In a remarkable memoir, 5 Months, 10 Years, 2 Hours, Lisa Reisman writes about her diagnosis of glioblastoma, her treatment and her survival. She was 32 at the time, a lawyer who quit her job and planned to get a lipstick-red convertible and tool around the country. Instead, she got cancer.

Empowering Survivor Communities Through Commerce

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Economic empowerment is a commonly used term these days. Programs upon programs are developed and implemented with the hopes of providing disadvantaged populations with the necessary tools, skills, and resources that will allow them to improve their economic conditions.

Bestselling Indie Author Rachel Thompson Talks About Writing to Heal

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places (2015 Honorable Mention Winner, San Francisco Book Festival) and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.

When Did Being Kind Fall Away From Our Everyday?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Gregg McBride

Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.

What Emma's Mattress Means For Medicine

Jes Minor | Posted 06.07.2015 | College
Jes Minor

I am a medical student, yes. I am also a survivor of sexual violence. The recent surge of articles surrounding Emma Sulkowickz prompted me to reflect on this latter identity. I know I will always carry the mark of my trauma with me -- and I am learning how I will better empathize with patients because of it.

The Barber

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Do you know a good barber?

National CPR-AED Awareness Week: 7 Things You Should Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Mary M. Newman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Mary M. Newman

During this week alone, about 6,250 unsuspecting victims will suffer SCA, most of them (70 percent) at home. Their hearts will unexpectedly stop beating and blood will no longer flow to the brain and throughout the body.

Sail Away!

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.03.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Side by Side by..

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss



Marcia Liss | Posted 05.31.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Nothing Personal, But...

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Knowledge Is Power -- Breast Cancer Happened for a Reason

Ami Dudzinski Mehr | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Cluster of micro-calcifications? Biopsy of the breast? Pathology? I was in information overload within about five minutes. I felt trapped inside m...

From the Banisters to Here: Life After Sexual Assault

Cassie Delaney | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Cassie Delaney

Almost 18 months ago while studying nursing in London, Claire Foran was sexually assaulted. In the months that followed she struggled to confide in those close to her. Realizing that she needed to be surrounded by those she loved, she returned home only to come to the harsh realization that the trauma she experienced was not going to evaporate.

Look...Like Me?

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss