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Transition

How to Survive Change

Camia Gavin | Posted 01.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Camia Gavin

Change sucks, but it happens all the time. Ending a relationship, saying goodbye to a loved one, finding success but being scared by it. Change ha...

When Your Violin Is Supposed to Be a Cello: My Story of Transition

Ravishly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ravishly

When I was small and new to this world, my parents placed a radio beside my crib. "We used to play classical music for you," they told me. "You love...

Moving into the New Year

Marcia Meier | Posted 01.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Marcia Meier

A dichotomy at this New Year. As we pack and move and plan and organize, we also see the value in letting go and giving away. Which opens up our lives -- and our hearts -- for the intangible gifts of love, purpose and joy.

We Plan. God Laughs. Even During The Holidays.

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 12.25.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

After the diagnosis, I had been in close contact with my brother daily, but kept putting off calling my sister-in-law. What do you say to someone who has just been delivered such bad news?

Stealth Trans Houdini in the Men's Locker Room

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

It became a daily thought, to claim my body as male and to feel the liberation of congruence. I wondered what it could be like to have a body that would go unnoticed among men in the locker room; I fantasized about one day going for a swim without concern for my emotional and physical safety.

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching, Part III

Karen Musey | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching, Part II

Karen Musey | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge Point B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

Karen Musey | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge Point B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".

Trans-Exclusionary Feminists Cannot Exclude My Humanity

The Establishment | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Sometimes I imagine taking a cut of skin and slowly peeling it off, sliver by sliver until there is nothing but red. I wonder how long it would take t...

Celebrating Caregivers This Holiday Season

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

The holidays are a time of celebration, of family, of homecomings. Every November and December, when our sons come home from college, I watch my wife redouble her efforts to ensure we are comfortable. That got me thinking about those who do this on an everyday basis.

Celebrating the Ghosts of the L Train

Tom Falco | Posted 11.30.2015 | New York
Tom Falco

People have come and gone, but the subway lines are still running, on the same routes on the same tracks, among all those ghosts of happy times past.

7,289 Miles

Abeer Rashid | Posted 11.12.2015 | College
Abeer Rashid

Watching couples every season doing something special has made me cringe on the inside every time. Knowing that we cannot do many of those things now....

5 Common Myths About Veterans And Military Families

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans Day seems the right time to educate and inform the American people about who we are by refuting the myths about what veterans and military families are not. We simply cannot afford to allow the sea of goodwill for our veterans turn into an ocean of apathy.

Life, Death and Innkeeping: Murder Mysteries

Melissa Levis | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Melissa Levis

As our mom literally danced and sang through chemo and radiation, we kept celebrating at the inn. On these heals of her diagnosis came Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas and New Years, all celebrated with guests and staff and friends and family.

"The Things That You Are": The Artists Speak

Kim Mecca | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts
Kim Mecca

It was a biting cold type of Montreal winter day. Voyce* had reached out to ask me to write something to intro his upcoming album. I say something because I had no idea what he had in mind.

The Revelation Will Be Televised

Harvey Katz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harvey Katz

One of the most mind-blowing parts of my medical transition didn't happen on the surgeons' slab. It didn't happen on the other side of a needle. It didn't happen when I changed my name. Nope. It happened while I was sitting on my couch and watching The Biggest Loser with my roommate.

How I'm Transitioning Without Transitioning

Sam Schooler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sam Schooler

There my face was, with no hair to frame it. And I looked just fine. That was the start of it all. That was my marked moment, when I figured out that what people say I should look like and how I actually want to look are mutually exclusive.

Everyone Deserves Love

Justin McCoy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin McCoy

I feel like my biggest fear is that someone will be afraid to love me, simply because I'm not anatomically similar to who they "normally" date.

The Boys

Robbi Rucker | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robbi Rucker

There are four boys in my life; none truly boys at all. I don't think of them this way, especially now that they are all grown men with tremendous hea...

Escape Your '9 to 5': Have a Clear Action Plan

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

Making the leap from employee to boss requires a special commitment, a different mindset, and a clear plan of action. As you plan your "9-5" escape here a few things for you to consider.

A Few Things I Forgot... About Being A New Mother

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 09.05.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

My daughter, my eldest child, just had her first child-- a baby boy. They live in Israel, and I flew over for his birth and to help afterwards. What w...

Partnership Evolution: 3 Tips for Embracing Change in Your Relationship

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Whether your loved one is transitioning in a job, graduating from college, following a new career path, been recently diagnosed with an illness or is coming more into him or herself, our job is to embrace theses changes and welcome them. Here are a few ideas to make change more comfortable:

The Legacies of Autumn #111

Rachael Freed | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael Freed

Reflection When August's Tips&Tools about PLAY evoked so many reader responses, I decided to share just a few before we move to September's ...

'I Am Cait': Loving Someone Who Is Transgender

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

In this latest post in my series on "Being Trans and the People Who Love Them," I interviewed Anna Baxter M.A., a Relationship and Gender Counselor practicing in Roswell, Georgia.

Letting Go of the Balloon String

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 08.17.2015 | College
Ayyan Zubair

Just as surely as the days of the summer continue to shorten, so too do the days of my childhood come to a close. Leaving for college does much more than simply just changing one's ZIP code; it removes the innocent coating of childhood from us.