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Views From Down Under: Puppy Love

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

Puppy of course has completely changed the dynamics of the household. My eldest son says he now has an excuse to come home on weekends -- thanks very much. Shoes, bags and valuables once left lying on the floor now seem to be mysteriously put away.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Hawaii and Aloha Spirit | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Jimmy Nguyen

Brook talks about why she loves Hawaii, its tourism, the differences between its islands, and what makes Hawaii unique from other island groups.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Perfection of Imperfection

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Most humans tend to integrate these two distinct actions and view them as one, which, going back to Buddhist philosophy, causes them to suffer. But suffering is not necessary. New possibilities can be created when we separate these phenomena.

5 Ways to Make Peace With Money

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Managing money includes the mental action of spending and saving.  We all have some type of living expenses so that is of first concern when it comes to managing finances. Ensuring we live within our means and have money left over for savings is one way to create greater peace of mind.

7 Ways Congregations Can Embrace People With Disabilities

David Briggs | Posted 09.14.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The larger society may be moving forward in its understanding and inclusion of people with disabilities. But the above stories reported in a study of more than 400 parents of children with special needs illustrates how far behind many religious congregations are in this effort.

LGBT Month Celebrated in Federal Prison: A Validation for Lives Dismissed

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Zoukis

Prison is an odd place to be celebrating LGBT issues. To us non-LGBT prisoners, it can feel as if this celebration causes more problems than it solves. But if we look within ourselves and focus on the real issue then I think that we can come to the agreement that celebrating LGBT month in prison really wasn't a bad idea at all.

Loving Yourself Means Warts And All

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Just to be clear: Loving ourselves is not done as an expression of the ego where we centralize only on ourselves, but as a genuine appreciation of our humanness in a world that is constantly changing.

I'm a Homosexual and There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with That

Michael Rohrer | Posted 08.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Gay people have to be courageous to accept ourselves, be honest about our feelings, and live our lives. I struggle with that courage every day, but when I read the bull**** that people say, I just want to stand tall with my chest puffed out and say, "I'm a homosexual and there ain't nothin' wrong with that!"

I'm Glad My Son Ate Cat Poop

Dr. Jessica Michaelson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jessica Michaelson

The remainder of the turd -- or the part that had drooled out of his mouth as he savored his current mouthful -- was next to him, and undeniably, it was poop.

Calling Life a 'Journey' Makes Me Nuts -- But I Loved Katrina Kenison's 'Magical Journey.'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Katrina Kenison is a writer with a following. That she was previously unknown to me is a function of the kind of writer she is and the kind of following she has.

8 Incredible Ways That Cities Are Showing Their Acceptance For Gay Pride

Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices

June marks the 45th anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots in New York City, an event that helped crystalize the modern-day LGBT rights movement ...

The 'Can I Pray For You' Encounter

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes I will get asked what I have. Sometimes it's just why do I have a wheelchair. Then I'll be asked if I have faith or have asked for my forgiveness of my sins and to be saved. And every time, I am asked if I am willing to accept their deity into my heart.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Living the Fearless Life

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

What concerns me is not the way things are, but rather the way people think things are. -- Epictetus Here's another example of transformation: I hav...

Acceptance and Choice

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Fortunately, most of us don't suffer from an incurable disease and simply have to modify our attitudes to overcome setbacks. In our daily lives, the big question is: What should I accept and what can or should I choose to change?

Past, Present or Future...

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

So if the past is what has made me the person I am, and the future is what I am working for -- what does the present or "the now" mean to me? How could I just believe and make today my friend? I was lost.

Is Your Life Coach Conscious or Unconscious?

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

I refer to my dad as an "unconscious life coach," because he unconsciously helped me to become the fulfilled, whole and healthy, and self-realized person I am, and continue to become.

How to Really Achieve the Perfect 'Beach Body'

Katie Hoffman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Katie Hoffman

I want to fill you in on a little secret that you may have forgotten between pomegranate and plyometrics: You already have a beach body. Believe it or not, you're in it right now.

Walk Toward What's Resonant With You: Like Attracts Like

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Everything is resonance -- everything is vibration or energy. Each one of us emits a frequency, and we transmit that frequency like a transistor radi...

Acceptance Is Not Resignation

davidji | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

We can keep complaining about the rain or accept that it's raining, find an umbrella and dance in the cleansing fall. We get to choose. We are choice-making beings. No one can ever take that away from us -- not even ourselves. We just need a little reminder now and then.

How Cancer Taught Me to Face My Fear

Melissa Garvey | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

In the end it really came down to acceptance. Accepting what I couldn't change, taking the situation for what it was and maybe even trying to learn something from it, and freeing myself to put my energy into things I actually could control: being positive, being grateful for the good in my life, and appreciating the love that was all around me.

Still We Rise

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

Mental illness does not fight fair. For many years, it paralyzed my life, relationships, and health. Thankfully I'm well past that period, and the path of recovery inspired me to go to school for and work in the mental health field, helping others heal.

Bathroom Manners: How I Learned to Stop Being Helpful

Tricia Elam Walker | Posted 08.05.2014 | DC
Tricia Elam Walker

Liberal, open, curious, that's me, I shouted silently. But if that was true, how could I have made such a mistake?

For My Daughter With Cerebral Palsy, "Tolerance" Just Isn't Enough

Patrick McClenahan | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Patrick McClenahan

Through her tears, she spoke about her son's intellectual disability and explained that her husband will not accept him because of his condition, "because in my country, the belief is that we did something wrong ... our son's condition is a curse."

Thriving Through Acceptance of Self

Mari Lyles | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

I love my looks, and quite frankly, I could care less if it matters to anyone else. It took me many years to reach that place of confidence, despite irregular features. But my own concept of beauty allows me to be as beautiful as I want to be, and I've noticed that the world responds on my terms.

Losing My Fears for My Gay Middle School Daughter

Sandy Roffey | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sandy Roffey

Middle school kids can be dramatic, and over-sensitive, but sometimes they get a bad rap. Sometimes what we expect out of them is far less than they are capable of, especially when it comes to empathy and compassion. Sometimes they even outdo the adults around them.