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Unconditional Love

Baby Girl... Big Sister

Reem Kassis | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Two months. That's how long my first-born has before life as she knows it transforms forever. Her baby sister is due in nine weeks and my beautiful Yasmeen will no longer be "the baby." She will become "the big sister."

Separating Me from Them

Melissa Roy | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Melissa Roy

I carried them in my body for 40 weeks, each. My body created them from two half-cells into tiny but whole people. They are my everything and I will never stop fighting for them as they make their way through this big, wonderful world, even if I do it silently in the shadows.

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Day 1 was rough. Awkwardness oozed from my lips as I stared into my eyes -- eyes that showed sadness, fatigue, loneliness, and guilt -- and uttered, "I love you." I felt like a used car salesman trying to unload a clunker to the girl in the mirror.

How To Change Toxic Family Communication

David Kanegis | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Everyone has experienced moments of feeling smothered or frustrated by the interference and advice of a concerned family member. However, often out of a sense of worry family members tend to invade personal space. When this happens the communication dynamic changes and may become toxic.

What Does It All Mean? Does Wonder Exist?

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

Wonder and enchantment has always come when I've been willing to be open, vulnerable and loving. I have never thought, "Wow, I'm glad I was unkind the...

Google This: Jean Vanier and What It Means to Be Human

David Briggs | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

What kind of a world would it be if the stories and ideas that captured our attention reflected our common humanity? What if key search engine optimization terms were words like kindness, tenderness, forgiveness and humility?

How I Know I Love My Children

Jenifer DeMattia | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Jenifer DeMattia

It's easy to love another human when life is good, but it truly is the hardest times that bring out true love.

How to Defeat Sadness Over the Loss of Your Animal in One Easy Step

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Photo of Lucky by Greg Frucci, April 2015 "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies." -- Aristotle Even though I purchased Lucky from a ...

My Children Are My Greatest Teachers

Marci Baron | Posted 06.07.2015 | Parents
Marci Baron

It is this unconditional love for them that has taught me to accept, love and even value the not-so-wonderful parts of myself.

As His Wife Goes Blind, Loving Husband Secretly Does This Sweet Gesture Every Day

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

Unconditional love knows no boundaries. In this short film called “Blind Devotion,” produced by the Jubilee Project, we see a married couple r...

This Is What Adult Love Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living

What does it take to make a romantic relationship work? A new video from The School Of Life, a London-based organization that centers on emotional ...

Is True Love Unconditional?

Posted 02.12.2015 | Books

The following is an excerpt from On Romantic Love: Simple Truths About a Complex Emotion by Berit Brogaard. The text proposes that love can be rationa...

What Is Love

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Pappalardo

What is love, a timely question for this time of year. Most everyone wants to experience love. Yet do most of us really know what is true love? If som...

Senior Citizens Change Lives: A Lesson in Love From Working With Our Elders

Sarah Haykel | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Haykel

Spontaneously, one of the elder care facility employees took a woman out into the center of the circle. Pushing her wheelchair around to the beat...

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

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Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Looking for love in midlife? Hopefully you know yourself well enough to determine what you really need in a relationship this time around. But if you'...

Unconditional Love? Forget It. There's Something Better.

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

All adult relationships have conditions attached. Whatever your expectations are of your partner (fidelity, honesty, transparency), there's usually trouble brewing when they're not met.

Why You Need to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Elyse Santilli | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

So the next time you want something in your life in order to feel good about yourself, give a little chuckle at the folly of your reverse thinking, and decide to feel good about yourself now. Then the things you desire will inevitably be drawn into your life.

God Is Love

Debbie Davis | Posted 01.09.2015 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I have often said "It's all about the love." When I think about anything and everything that could possibly be significant: I believe it always has to do with... love.

Warrior Status

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Nina Polvanich Louie

"Nothing compares to what you've been through"is the favorite line. These days, my friends rarely share their physical pain with me. And when they do, it is always downplayed as if their pain is not real.. Every time this happens, it reminds me of my new identity: Patient. Cancer survivor.

The Myth of Unconditional Love and The Case for the 1950s Housewife

Catherine Zinger | Posted 12.07.2014 | Weddings
Catherine Zinger

What if being an "evolved" version of the 1950s housewife is by choice? When someone willingly assumes the role of pleasing one's man as her daily modus operandi, does that make her subservient or just plain wise?

Creating Fond Memories With Our Children

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

One of my friends who had also raised his daughter alone said that, "raising a daughter is the most masculine thing a man can do." From my own experience, I understood what this means.

This Is What It Really Means To Love Someone Unconditionally

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Weddings

It can be difficult to fathom what "unconditional love" truly means. Thanks to Jesse Parent's performance of "Hotbox Love" during the 2014 Nation...

The Deep End Of Love

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Maybe life was easier before Ella, but it wasn't full, or anywhere near complete. Going back could never satisfy me as it had before, because once you experience the deep end, shallow waters aren't the same.

Life Lessons From Our Cats and Dogs

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

I wonder what would happen if we paid more attention to our loved ones' emotions and moods as our pets and focus on giving a gentle touch or hug during times of distress. Such small acts of love makes us all better human beings.