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Veterans Finding a New Outlook Outdoors

Ben Klasky | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Ben Klasky

The path forward for returning veterans can be bolstered by treatment, therapy, and medication; but is also too often marked by addiction and suicide. Ultimately, Brandon would find his footing in the same place that his relentless sense of adventure took him as a boy growing up outside Cleveland - the outdoors.

5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively unscathed, while others are still self-conscious about the very issues that we got teased about back then

Divorce Confidential: Using Mental Health Professionals In Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

The goal in enlisting mental health professionals in your divorce is to help you move forward. Remember, there is no shame in asking for help, especially if it will get you to a better place emotionally and spiritually.

The Dream of the Perfect Marriage

Mark Matousek | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Matousek

When you've been down the aisle and really bombed, it's hard to believe you'll ever have a happy marriage. When you've put on the tux, chosen the rings, picked out the invites, the flowers, the music, written the vows, made up the guest list, said, "I do," then wound up in the marital shitter.

How to Get Free Therapy From Your Friends

Jill Dahl | Posted 02.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

We all have untold stories. Stories that our closest friends know bits and pieces of, but there never seems to be enough time or space to finish tell...

How Freeing Our Relationships From Labels Frees Ourselves

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.

How Bono and U2 Can Save Us From Despair: Hint, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Margaret Hession | Posted 02.13.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Food and Dreams: How Eating Habits Can Impact Sleep and Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If you want good night's sleep, maybe you should think twice about that big glass of milk before bedtime. Or that bowl of ice cream, or the cold slic...

For Couples Who Hate Valentine's Day... Do This to Give the Best Gift Ever

Susan Kraus | Posted 02.10.2015 | Fifty
Susan Kraus

Think of it as a "State of Our Union" conversation, in which you address the state of your union. From habits to behaviors, attitudes to aspirations, this is your opportunity to focus on how to love each other better.

A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 01.28.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.

Here's Why You Should NEVER Start a Support Group!

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

After they left, I was exhausted, but stayed awake all night tossing and turning. I toyed with starting another support group for women with insomnia. But when would we meet?

8 Brutally Honest Lessons I Learned About Love From My Therapist

YourTango | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

If you've never sat on a stranger's couch with a box of tissues in your lap, bawling your eyes out as a kind-eyed man smiles without judgment or criticism, then you don't know what you're missing.

My Therapist Assaulted Me -- And I Passed A Law To Keep It From Happening Again

xoJANE | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
xoJANE

Each therapy session he would cross the boundaries a little bit more and each time, I told myself that it was me who had the problem. He was a professional with years of experience, education, and training. He knew what he was doing, and I was the one that needed help.

8 Elements Of A Sincere Apology

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Next time you're in a position to apologize, do it the right way even though it might be difficult. The gain far outweighs any anxiety you may have over saying, "I am sorry."

5 Things You Must Do If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What is narcissism? A terribly inflated ego or sense of importance. People who believe the world should revolve around them. Who are impatient and critical. Who lack empathy. Will blame you for all problems.

Why Middle Age Is The Best Time To Seek Therapy

High50 | Posted 01.03.2015 | Fifty
High50

We like to think of aging as the route to wisdom, even serenity. The older generation was necessary, valued, at the top of the family tree. We knew the way the world worked, and we could offer sound counsel, and solace when it was needed.

How I'm Surviving in Survival Mode During a Severe Depression Relapse

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

Looking back, the cause of that depression was my inability to let myself take time to process major life events. Coming back from that dark place required months of work in therapy, adjusting my medications and learning how to be more honest about my feelings.

How to Understand Your Partner's (Or Your Own) Sexual Abuse History

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

After reading this post on a woman who hates sex because of her childhood sexual abuse history, a reader suggested that I write a post for partners o...

Home for the Holidays Survival Guide

Lauren Zander | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

Most of us arrive at holiday events so emotionally unprepared we might as well be un-showered and in our pajamas. I am referring to people not mentally designing how they want the holiday to go and believing they have NO control over what happens. That's not true!

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

The New Allure Of Sacred Pilgrimages

The New York Times | Bruce Feiler | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

ARMY Staff Sgt. Juan Roldan was on patrol in Baghdad in 2006, when a warhead struck his vehicle, killing two colleagues. Sergeant Roldan suffered a bl...

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

Being Depressed Did Not Make Me an Innocent in Hell

Karen Zainal | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Zainal

Yes, maybe it was never my fault that I was depressed, but I am in many ways flawed, just as you are. I am not innocent, just as you're not. The only difference is that the depressed feel the weight of their flaws far more intensely than those who are not depressed.

8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.09.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

When I was in graduate school we were taught that individuals are either born with the magical quality of resiliency or not. These days we have learned that resiliency or the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and even how to handle tricky situations can be taught. Here's how...

3 Ways to Stop the Fictional Stories We Tell Ourselves

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Gornto

By offering your presence, you increase your odds of learning the facts, thereby lessening your need to make up stories, and likely decreasing your anxiety level. The gauges can work in tandem, but it takes intentional practice to learn how to read and adapt to your particular levels.