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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 10.29.2015 | Gay 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 10.29.2015 | Gay 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 10.23.2015 | Gay 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 08.19.2015 | Gay 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.

On Coming: From Anonymous Sex Into the Right Body

Zoe Dolan | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Zoe Dolan

The root of the problem was that I did not want to be in a male body; I never had. Anonymous sex provided an avenue for assuming the role in which I was comfortable, while covering up the longings I felt inside, if only for as long as I acted out.

Veteran Services Must Account for Changing Demographics

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veteran reintegration works best when it is local, tailored individually and holistically to meet the unique needs of each veteran. Put another way, what works for a man doesn't always work for a woman -- and vice versa.

Me...the Wife.

Mary Lasher | Posted 08.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Mary Lasher

Our new life has begun and we are settling into our new normal. What seemed impossible at times is now do-able without even blinking an eye... sometimes.

Crossing the Bridge

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Nina Polvanich Louie

Here I am middle of the bridge, trying not to look back and lusting for that glimpse of the light ahead. And there it is. In the craziness of this world, in the storm that rocked out worlds, a glimpse of light. What a blessing.

The End of the Unicorns & Rainbows

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 08.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Mitchell

It's November. A stark transition from the sunny beaches of my now former island, Oahu. We're holed up in a motel in Petaluma. One that accepts pets. Specifically one that accepts three dogs.

Army Layoffs Mean 40K to Soon Join Civilian Ranks

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

Veterans are not victims, nor should they be perceived as being part of a mysterious underclass. It's simply that they may need to adjust to a world around them that is very different from the military community in areas ranging from language to healthcare choices to employment.

Ease the Anxiety of Back to School

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 08.03.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

Discuss what to expect. Allow your child to express what they're afraid of, and make sure to follow-up with validating statements such as, "I know that must feel so scary. When I was a kid, I felt that way, too." If they don't open up, try asking, "How are you feeling about going to school?"

4 Things You Have to Find Out the Hard Way When You Transition

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

Did you enjoy massages? Going to the gym? Using bathrooms? Sitting in the jacuzzi naked? Guess what? This has just become more complicated.

Itching to Ditch Your Job: Here Are Some Things to Consider First

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

While you are excited about being in control, the income potential and being able to style your life, you have just as much worry about the uncertainty that comes with being a business owner.

8 Reasons Why Living on Your Own is Good for You in All the Worst Ways

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 07.08.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There will be days when the solitude weighs on your bones and the rainstorms refuse to give way. But those are the days that count the most because you survive them and realize that it is possible to have water in your lungs and still be able to breathe; it's what pushes you to swim to shore.

Caitlyn Jenner's Transition Changes Everything -- And It Changes Nothing

Nicole S. Bowles | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicole S. Bowles

I hope Caitlyn appreciates that she stands on the shoulders of people who paved the way for her. How much does she know or care about our daily struggles? Can she imagine what it's like to struggle for a job or a safe place to sleep?