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Ishtar and Tammuz

Austen Petersen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Austen Petersen

Yesterday, I told the story of Ishtar and Tammuz as our Wisdom Story. You've probably heard of the Ishtar Gate, currently in the Pergamon Museum in B...

An Unforgettable Lesson in Forgiveness

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Forgiveness is a process, not an event. It doesn't occur in a single moment, but rather over time, and often not as quickly as it did for Ashton. Perhaps if we were all more able to see the world through the eyes of a little child, it would.

What I Never Want to Forget...

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Tammy L. Coia

To located a specific memory becomes difficult as I am finding my cerebral cortex becoming hazy. Out of the millions upon millions of memories, my retrievals are becoming less and less.

I Couldn't Stop

Tammy L. Coia | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Tammy L. Coia

I couldn't stop. The tears were streaming down my face, I couldn't breathe. I was stuck. Literally stuck. Was this a panic attack? Panic attack? I don't have panic attacks!

Why Do My Eyes Tear Up When I Yawn?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 09.02.2015 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

When you see someone yawn, you might yawn too and something else may also happen. You might shed a tear or two.

Girl Realizes She's Going To Be A Big Sister, Dissolves In Happy Tears

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents

It took just 10 words to trigger an outpouring of emotion from Lilia, a girl in the U.K. who celebrated her seventh birthday last week: "Lots of love ...

Here's Scientific Evidence That Crying Can Be Therapeutic

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Feeling bad? Sometimes having a good cry is all that it takes to lift your spirits.    New research shows that while shedding a few tears l...

Just A Butterfly Drinking Some Turtle Tears

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2015 | Science

When you can't find unicorn tears (and who can these days?), take a page out of the butterfly playbook and seek out the nearest turtle. These Julia bu...

Thinking and Tears

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The thought of young mothers discovering poisons in their breast milk froze me in place while tears filled my eyes. The young mothers are not alone. The entire world is worthy of tears.

15 Feelings That Are Best Conveyed By This Steve Ballmer Vine

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Sports

We are all Steve Ballmer.

An Effective 'Workout'

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deb Carlin Polhill

In these times of health, wellness and fitness... where everyone is clocking their steps, movements, repetitions, gym hours and/or yoga positions......

One Rabbi's Response to the Chapel Hill Shootings

Rabbi Eric Solomon | Posted 05.24.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Eric Solomon

Originally, I had grand visions of how our Muslim-Jewish dialogue would change the world. But, suddenly, on a soccer field turned funeral chapel, I realized that "world-changing" was beside the point. I was there simply to deliver God's love to friends in agonizing pain.

Crying Isn't Just For Babies

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

There's a powerful cleansing release that comes with tears. I am not embarrassed or ashamed when I cry, and the only reason I won't speak at my mother's funeral next week is because I don't want the snot running down my chin to be a distraction.

Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

Grief Is Not Broken

Elea Acheson | Posted 10.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

Grief is not broken, and it doesn't need fixing. Maybe that's why people are so scared of grief, because the word "broken" is used so often. Broken is a horrible thing. Broken is something that may mend, but will never heal. Broken will always leave scars to remind us of the pain.

The Sermon Isn't Everything

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

We both wept. As we listened to this young woman sing "Give Me Jesus" with such emotion, we wept. She ministered to us in a way that no sermon, no words could have. A year later, I remember clearly "Give Me Jesus."

Growing Pains

Anthony Romeo | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anthony Romeo

To say that the life of Robin Williams affected only those in my age group would be incorrect. But for 20-somethings like myself, the passing of our most memorable and iconic comedian is a blow to the childhoods we'll now never be able to reclaim.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

The Gift of Tears

Sukey Forbes | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sukey Forbes

There is a richness to an emotional life. A gift in feeling. It is a blessing to be aware enough of that which goes on inside and around us. It is a great gift to us as human beings that we can take in, process, and express our feelings.

A New Perspective on Crying

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Well, I am here to tell you real men do cry. All these voices from my past have broken ideas of what real men are.

13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Tears

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Crying. Sobbing. Blubbering. Whatever you call it, from the time we're babies, we all do it. And, while many animals shed tears, emotional tears se...

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

Tears for My Mom

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

It would have been easy for me as the officiating rabbi to try hide my emotions. However, when I revealed a layer of my soul I offered comfort and ignited the souls of everyone in the room.

The Other Night I Cried My Eyes Out

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You see, the thing about living a life centered around joy, passion and fulfillment is that it involves tears. It involves pain and suffering because like you, I'm human. Suffering in this life is unavoidable.

Here Come the Water-Works: (Un)professional Tears

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

As a physical expansion in which the self overflows its borders; crying is an act of resistance against the boundaries that cannot be crossed. (Language, what a feeble bridge!)