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You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Justin Constantine | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Justin Constantine

Over the last eight years I have tried to lead from the front and serve as a role model to other wounded warriors. Not only does that ensure that I am pushing myself in the right direction, but it also motivates others around me.

Life With a TBI: Please Don't Think I'm a Flake

Amy Zellmer | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

There are times when I pull up google on my computer to look something specific up. By the time the page is loaded, I have forgotten what it was that I needed to look up. It is incredibly frustrating for me, and telling me i'm just being a flake doesn't help the situation any.

547 Days

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

I had a new identity now, marked by this journey that I had traveled, and I could not be ashamed of it. This was the new me: short hair, a little confused, trying to love myself. In that moment, as my hair dropped to the floor, I accepted this new identity.

Presidential Candidates, Would You Accept This Rose?

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.18.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

As the lines of politics and entertainment become even more blurred, one can only wonder what the 2016 crop of presidential hopefuls will resort to as they campaign for the nation's highest office.

5 Life Lessons From 'Survivor' Winner John Cochran

Robin Hall | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Hall

A few weeks ago, whilst slowly waking up, I was reflecting on what a fantastic season of "Survivor" it was when the underdog, John Cochran, came back from a defeat in his first season to claim victory on his return.

The Question That Changed My Life

Francesca Hogi | Posted 03.09.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Asking myself that question literally changed my life. In response, evidence that I was wrong about myself began to appear. I went from a "no-talent" recovering lawyer to a person who made it my mission to uncover what talents I truly possessed.

Life With a TBI: What I Wish I Had Known When I First Hit My Head

Amy Zellmer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

It has been 13 months since my fall, and I am just NOW starting physical therapy for my injuries and occupational therapy for my cognitive issues. I feel like I am late to the party, that I should have been here months ago. Late is better than never, but I have never been one to be fashionably late.

5 Things Every TBI Survivor Wants You to Understand

Amy Zellmer | Posted 03.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

Every single thing we do, whether physical or mental, takes a toll on our brain. The more we use it, the more it needs to rest. If we go out to a crowded restaurant with a lot of noise and stimulation, we may simply get overloaded and need to go home and rest. Even reading or watching tv causes our brains to fatigue.

What Everyone Should Know About Life With A Brain Injury

Amy Zellmer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Zellmer

A TBI changes you. Literally and figuratively. My personality is different. My energy levels and sleep patterns are foreign to me. The confused woman in the kitchen staring at the oven is someone I am just now starting to understand.

Still Here

Bruce Ward | Posted 02.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Bruce Ward

Hope. Before 1996, just saying the word -- just thinking it, imagining it -- was thought of as naive. Foolish. A clutching at straws. While never letting go of hope, even in my darkest moments, I nonetheless knew that I would die from this disease. And that my time was limited.

I Never Asked His Name

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

My bus came into view and I said goodbye. As I got on the bus and sat down, the young man smiled and waved at me. I waved back and wondered what his life would have been like if he had received the kind of support and opportunities I was lucky enough to have obtained.

High School Takes On Week-Long 'Survivor' Competition

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Teen

"Survivor" may be in its 30th season, but a high school just put a whole new spin on it. On Jan. 29, Oregon City High School kicked off its own ve...

Biosphere 2: Real Life Reality TV

Findery | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Findery

The 30th season of Survivor, premieres on February 25th. For 15 years, I have indulged in my guilty pleasure of watching castaways try to outwit, outlast and outplay each other for a million dollars.

Surviving Mars and Surviving Loss Are Not So Different

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Cleantis

Let me just start off by saying that I am decidedly NOT a science-fiction fan. Klingons and Trekkies and books and films involving planets, wormhole...

A Problem With How We Treat Cancer -- and How to Fix It

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, LICSW

What's missing, and what is so needed during this time, is a fifth phase of cancer, or the social, emotional, spiritual and psychological support for life after you are sent home to recover.

The Best Season Of 'Survivor' Ever, According To Fans

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

CBS Watch! magazine is releasing a special "Survivor" collector’s edition in anticipation of the premiere of Season 30 on Feb. 25 -- and in the issu...

The Heart Inside My Chest Is Not My Own

Jessica Katz | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Jessica Katz

I quiet myself down, take deep breaths and listen to my heart beat. Sometimes the world can seem so chaotic, that only breathing can bring me back to the center of who I am.

Why Nobody Ever Really Loses Their Battle With Cancer

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

The word "losing" has so much stigma. Nobody wants to be called a "loser" for any reason or in any context. So why is it so often used to describe someone who's fought cancer? While I wouldn't call cancer a "winning" situation by any means, those who have to fight it are giving it their all.

What Being a Reality Show Loser Taught Me About Winning at Life

Francesca Hogi | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Francesca Hogi

It's hard to say which subjects one to more derision -- being a contestant on a reality TV show, or failing miserably as a contestant on a reality TV show. As far as losing on national television in front of millions of people goes, I have special expertise.

How I Found Humor As A 35-Year-Old Quad Amputee

Oral Fixation | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Oral Fixation

When situations like these occur, we are all faced with a psychological challenge. I could have become really embarrassed and closed off and decided never to go out in public to prevent my leg or wig from falling off or to prevent hearing the words "she has no hands." But wouldn't that be avoiding life?

Leaning In With Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

Lean In Circles | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Lean In Circles

What is the stereotype of a girl engaging in prostitution to you? A drug addict? A teenager looking for trouble? A reckless runaway? Or a young girl, lost, manipulated, scared, confused, alone, fighting to find her voice to scream for help?

And The 'Survivor' Winner Is ...

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment

After 39 days of battling the elements and competition in Nicaragua, Natalie Anderson walked away with the million dollar prize and the title of sole ...

10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, LICSW

The life of a cancer patient can be summed up in one word: access. Everybody wants access to you. Whether it's the lab tech taking your blood or the chemo staff giving you an infusion, there are lots of "ins and outs" when you have cancer. You'll get used to it.

Why I Still (Kinda, Sorta) Go to the Gym

Bruce Ward | Posted 02.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Bruce Ward

Relationships and friendships have come and gone, illnesses have brought me to the brink of death and back to full health, medications have changed, many deaths have been mourned, careers have been thwarted and reimagined, often multiple times on the same day. But I have always kept a gym membership.

Title IX Requires Schools Be Involved in Responding to Campus Sexual Assault -- and That's a Good Thing

Lisa Maatz | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Lisa Maatz

Schools' role in responding to campus sexual assault is essential, because students' civil rights -- an equal opportunity to education -- are on the line. I fear, however, that many do not understand that these civil rights concerns stand separate from any criminal proceedings that may or may not transpire.