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Acceptance

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.

How I Found Acceptance and Inclusion Despite Having an Intellectual Disability

AJ Fry | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
AJ Fry

I have been involved in sports, like track, cross-country and soccer for a long time because I enjoy playing them. But when I was growing up, I never felt like part of any team or group. I always felt like a loser, just because I was different.

My First Father's Day Without Dad

Susan Vernicek | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Susan Vernicek

I lay in bed at night thinking of my dad and how each day I feel is getting to be too "normal and routine."

Are You Addicted to Approval? How to Get Past Insecurities in Your Relationships

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

Strive to become comfortable in your own skin. It's a journey, but having confidence in your decisions, values and who you are as person will help you lead a more fulfilling life.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Everything You Need is Already Inside You

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. --James Russell Lowell ...

A Tender Alzheimer's Love Story

Marie Marley | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed, my Romanian soul mate of 30 years, had Alzheimer's. And I knew I'd never be able to accept it. It was so bad I couldn't have a meaningful two-way exchange with him. He couldn't advise me about my problems or praise me for my successes as he'd always done.

4 Truths About Our Post-Baby Bodies

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Beauty abounds in the most unexpected places, making the minor and mundane suddenly magnificent. The trick is to include yourself in this expanded version of beauty.

How Contemplating Death Can Help You Truly Live

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Many of us avoid facing the reality of our own mortality. But others, who contemplate death and accept its inevitability, often find themselves capabl...

Getting Through It: A New Church Service for Recovery

Lindsay Henry | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Lindsay Henry

To get through, you decide -- maybe after you get past some stubbornness -- you want help. Maybe, despite your initial beliefs, you really can't do this alone. Coupled with courts and classes, and the therapies, maybe someone suggests you "go to church."

The Real Problem At The Dinner Table Isn't What I Thought

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Eckhart Tolle says stress is what happens when we want to be in a different moment, a different place, or a different circumstance. And, sitting at the dinner table, I know he's right.

Confessions of an Adult Grudge Holder

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

We can't go back. We can't change it. We can learn from the past and make better choices, or let the past keep us from growing. For me, those feelings have no place in my present.

The Effects of Bullying

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

At the end of this month, the Von Bs are joining forces with several friends and businesses for an event to benefit Michael Morones, the 11-year-old My Little Pony fan who was bullied so severely that he attempted suicide. All the planning has gotten me thinking about bullying and how it has affected me personally.

You Don't Have to Live by Your Label

Shelby Doherty | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

Don't let what people label you, define you. Just because someone calls you a word doesn't mean that is what you are required to be. Instead, go out and define yourself. You'll find that you have so much more to offer than you ever imagined.

How to Deal With Life's Little Lessons

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

So rather than hiding under a rock, I have learned that processing each lesson the universe sends me is essential for my well-being. I have learned that if I don't want to have to learn that lesson again, I need to do three things: Eat it, digest it and eliminate it.