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Acceptance

How Do We Become Strong and Confident Within?

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Inner strength and confidence are an inside job. When you get to the point where you can accept yourself, the need for challenges, adversity and complications just falls away, because you don't need to prove your worth any more to yourself.

Not Resisting Resistance

Peter Russell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Russell

So when you find something seeming to disturb your inner quiet -- whether it be a friend's behavior, some politician on TV or a passing fire engine -- pause and notice what is happening inside.

Get Good at Change: Life Lesson 101

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

When you get "good' at change, life becomes a miraculous adventure. When change comes knocking at your door -- and it will -- open up and say, "Welcome."

Reframing Relationship Fear: Living and Loving in the Moment

Robin Hoffman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I will give kisses and hugs and smiles so big that it lights up my entire soul. I will dance in the rain and laugh as hard as I can and let myself feel all the good stuff life has to offer.

The Skin You're In: 4 Notes on Pregnancy and Postpartum Body Image

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Our culture, especially among certain social classes, makes no secret of how very important it is that women "get their bodies back" instantaneously.

My Qui-Gon Jinn

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Sept. 12 was my mom's birthday. This post is dedicated to her, as well as to my dad and all those family members who stand with the LGBT community and fight alongside us.

Julie-Ann Tathem, M.A.: 'How Does Feeling Guilty Serve Me?' Permission to Experience Joy When Perfect Doesn't Exist

Julie-Ann Tathem | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Julie-Ann Tathem

Does feeling guilty on its own make you a better mother, father, spouse? Does it help with your performance on the job or in advancing your career? Probably not.

Time to Surrender

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I'm letting this fall be about surrender. About not being able to control everything and not having everything go the way I'd like it to. About learning whatever lesson my broken heel is supposed to be teaching me instead of powering through or ignoring it.

What Happened When My Son Came Out... as Straight

Lori Duron | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Lori Duron

By trying to eliminate the need for a gay son to come out, I created an environment where a straight son felt the need to come out. As I try to learn from my mother's mistakes, I may be making some new ones of my own. I guess that's how it goes with parenting.

3 Ways to Be More Efficient

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Why are you driven? If you have a packed schedule, why? What is important to you in your life? Reflect, breathe and be honest with yourself. This is your life we are talking about.

Tolerance Just Is Not Good Enough

Eliel Cruz | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

I cannot be reduced to a perverse act. My sexual orientation is a part of my identity but it is not my entire identity. You are not allowed to fantasize about the sex life, or lack thereof, that I engage in. Stop talking about me like a theory and talk to me as I am: I am Eliel.

Co-Parent Checklist

Tara Fass | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Tara Fass

If you are dissatisfied with your child's "other parent," if you need to double down on the good will to keep up the steady effort it takes to make co-parenting work, then this blog is for you.

WATCH: Iyanla's Advice For Father Struggling To Accept Gay Son

OWN | Posted 08.27.2013 | OWN

Parents Traci and Andre called life coach Iyanla Vanzant for help because they feel their two children -- 24-year-old Jovan and 20-year-old Jazmin -- ...

Wheelchair Wisdom: Follow The Flow Of Loving

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

How might we be blocking the kind of cooperation that would bring those to us? Attitude is one big factor. When we are in a state of cooperation, our attitude is one of joy. If we are asked to do something, we do it -- and then some.

The Secret To 'Fitting In'

Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen

You probably know Ze Frank best as the funny dude with the hilarious animal videos, but his latest installment takes on a more serious topic: What it ...

Tony Hale Practices Winning and Losing Emmy Speech For "Veep"

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The hilarious Tony Hale - best known for playing the mama-loving Buster Bluth in "Arrested Development" - has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy fo...

How to Find Acceptance of Your Loved One's Dementia

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

My acceptance meant that I was making room in my mind and emotions for what was already in existence. Then change could occur.

What the Chautauqua Bell Tower Reminded Me: How to Be a Christian in a Pluralistic World... and Family

Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Rev. Eleanor Harrison Bregman

This is Christian tradition at its best: not just tolerating the "religious other," but committed to fostering dialogue and relationships with people from other traditions.

Racism and the Bible

Robert L. Briggs | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
Robert L. Briggs

Biblical truth asserts the value of all people and leaves no room for racism, making the Bible's marching orders to Christians in America clear: get serious about healing the wounds of racism.

Youth Can Move the World: Just Ask Uncle Kracker

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 09.29.2013 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I'm a new fan of Uncle Kracker -- ever since my little cousin, Iman, stars in his latest video, "Blue Skies". I can't separate little Iman from his roots as his father, Faryab Lohrasbi, arrived in America in 1980, as a refugee, when he was just a couple years older than his son is now.

Free Yourself From Bullies and Attract People Who Respect You

Pragito Dove | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Be willing to be vulnerable, befriend your fears, and remember that this situation is happening for you, not to you. It's helping you step out of victim into mastery of yourself. It's helping you expand even more into who you are.

Love Is Traditional, Russia: Fighting Hatred and Promoting Acceptance

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Even if I weren't bisexual, I'd find Russia's anti-gay policies incomprehensible. I don't understand how promoting or showing love of any sort can be wrong. I don't understand how raising children to be open, accepting, and loving of their fellow human beings can be wrong.

Everyone Has a Story...

Linda Robertson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

When our four kids were growing up, I often reminded them that everyone has a story. I would tell them that no matter how grumpy, annoying or unkempt someone may be, there is always a story behind it. I reminded them to give people the benefit of the doubt.

A Wish for the Bride

Jess Wilson | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Jess Wilson

A friend texted me back in May, "Maybe I should send the [Jason Collins] article to [my fiancée's] dad. He is sickened by us getting married. Yes, he said that." I wish I could call a do-over for her. I wish I could rewrite his words. If I could, they would look something like this.

Getting Through Life's Struggles With a Leap of F.A.I.T.H.

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.11.2013 | Books
Mary Pritchard

The latest addition to my bookshelves is an interesting one. Successful model, turned alcoholic, turned real estate superstar, turned women's life recovery and empowerment coach Mal Duane tells her story in Alpha Chick: Five Steps for Moving From Pain to Power.