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Peace Is Not What You Think

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Meditation is about making friends with ourselves, just as we are. When we're at peace with ourselves then we'll be at peace with our world. That's one less person suffering and one less person causing suffering to others.

5 Ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

The best example you can set for your students is to be a great leader. Use inclusive language, make the classroom a place for safe dialog by allowing students to have conversations that presents questions, but is without judgment.

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

3 Ways To Escape Boredom

Jennifer Taitz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Taitz

In the same way we hopefully wouldn't run out of the airport when we hit an unpleasant wait, we can find strategies to change our relationship to our fear of boredom.

Perfection Is Overrated. Be Happy Instead

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Debbie Gisonni

Perfection is like a carrot on the end of a stick mounted to your head. You keep thinking you can grab it if you run hard enough, and sometimes you can get a little taste of it, but it's never quite enough.

4 Ways to Accept a Compliment

Katie Markey McLaughlin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Katie Markey McLaughlin

If you constantly feel like you're not good enough or that you don't deserve whatever great things have come your way in life, try changing the way you respond to the compliments you undoubtedly receive.

Today My Arms Really Ache

Bridgette White | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

As I take in everything about him, my sweet nephew, I start to feel that ache from deep inside scream out to me again

How I Learned To Love Myself For Who I Am -- Not The Size I Am

Ally Del Monte | Posted 10.04.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Some people might look at this photo and see a fat girl. I see a girl who fought many demons, dealt with many medical problems, wanted to give up on life but crawled her way back inch by inch to see that life is wonderful, and in fact, decided to# BeBrave and believe in herself.

The Moment I Stopped Being Perfect: What Beauty Really Is

Erin Dullea | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Dullea

I've spent many moments staring at another woman in awe of her appearance and then -- somehow -- finding myself feeling less than. But then, Monday happened.

Why I'm Finally Sharing the Photos I Hid for Years

Ali Lambert Voron | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Lambert Voron

When I lost all of my hair, it was difficult to adjust to being bald, but what proved to threaten my confidence even more was the loss of my eyebrows and eyelashes. These features add contrast to our faces, and without them, I suddenly looked drastically different.

You Don't Have to Conquer the World by 25

Unwritten | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Unwritten

I'm guessing we are all going to have boring, ordinary weekends filled with Netflix and laundry. Because we are human beings. And that's life. It's not very Tweet-worthy, but we don't have to conquer the world in the next year or two to be successful.

Views From Down Under: Puppy Love

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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?