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Love Is Love

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Everybody in every corner of the world wants to be loved, whether it is by family, friends or a spouse. No one wants to go through life alone and unloved. It's a basic human need to be loved. So why is there an issue over who one group of individuals' love?

Celebrating Gay Pride

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Being gay is such a small part of who we are, it should be the last thing that defines us -- not the first thing.

The Supreme Court Gets It Right on Gay Marriage!

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Siebold

I've been a firm believer all along that gay marriage would be legal in all 50 states in the next 10 years, and today's decisions by the Supreme Court make me believe that that is more realistic than ever and could even happen sooner.

A Forgotten Masterpiece

Richard Koch | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Richard Koch

Whether the early Christians intended the claims of resurrection to be taken literally or symbolically is unclear. But one powerful modern interpretation holds that it is about "the necessity of dying to various forms of superficial life if one is to have life abundant."

Support: A Two-Way Street

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Every now and again, when I'm at a show with Vivian, people come up to me and comment on how I'm always there for Vivian or how I'm always carrying her stuff. Some have even gone as far as saying I'm a saint. To be honest, I don't understand it. For me, supporting Vivian just makes sense.

Why You Keep Making Mistakes

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Your perceived "mistakes" may not be mistakes at all -- they're unlikely strokes of luck, catalysts for personal evolution, and pathways out of negative circumstances. And with time, you embrace the reality that, actually, there are no mistakes -- only blessings in disguise.

Kindness Is a Choice

Shawn Ahmed | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Shawn Ahmed

How we treat others should be a choice that reflects our character -- not a reaction to other people's character. So, I choose to be kind because my kindness will define me. Not my parents. Not my relationships. Not my sexuality. Not my work. But my kindness.

Pink Rainbow

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

This past weekend, three members of the Columbus, Ohio, LGBT community were attacked. To show these cowardly attackers that we stand together, a movement has been started to wear pink on Friday, because one of the victims was wearing pink when the attack occurred.

Pema and Me and the Essence of Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

This morning the chapter I was reading is called "Nonagression and the Four Maras." It talks about the night in which Buddha was to attain enlightenment and he sat under a tree.

Bringing Joy to a Person With Alzheimer's: The Little Beep Game

Marie Marley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Just seeing him smile and hearing him laugh had become more than enough to make up for losing our previous relationship. My heart had changed forever. Our love had endured, even despite Alzheimer's -- the last and most daunting obstacle it would ever face.

Degree vs. Happiness: Transferring for Transformation

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

Whereas I thought my transferring to UMD meant that I would get to spend more time with my family (something I desperately wanted and perhaps even needed), the way things actually panned out was very different.

When Other's Day Became Mother's Day

Tré Miller Rodríguez | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Tré Miller Rodríguez

When Mom presented me with the orchid corsage, it was as foreign as a lacrosse stick. Or a set of knitting needles. "But I'm not a--" "You gave birth to your daughter," my mom explained. "That makes you a mother."

Another Reason To 'Go With The Flow'

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

While I truly believe that the choices we make and even the thoughts we think all matter greatly and affect the outcome of our existence, I also believe there is also another force at work and our role is actually more of a co-creator in our own lives.

It's Not What's Happening, It's How You Respond

Tara Brach | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

One of the great teachings in spiritual life is this: It doesn't matter what is happening. What matters is how we respond. How we respond is what determines our happiness and peace of mind.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Let Go of the Loss and Move On

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Today, I still need my scooter and wheelchair to get around. But something inside me has changed. I have a sense of freedom that is in some ways more powerful and sustainable than what I felt when I could walk and dance and run and play.

Smarter Than a Second-Grader?

Jenni Levy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Parents
Jenni Levy

"I asked Daddy why he cooked all the time and he said it was because he liked to cook, but he said some people thought women should do all the cooking and women should take care of the children, and men should only go out and earn money. Why do they think that?"

What My 4-Year-Old Taught Me About Beauty

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

My daughter is beautiful and smart and funny and graceful and witty and brilliant, and for four years, I nodded my head in agreement with every Joe off the street who told me she is exactly like me... when I thought exactly none of those things about myself.

Breaking Up Doesn't Have to Be Hard to Do

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Life is a collection of missteps, mistakes and misjudgments transformed to understanding. The regret of our neglected intuition turns to awareness, as we accept the lesson within the experience.

The Squawk Heard 'Round the World

Rob White | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

My mind settled down by the time the flight attendant announced our arrival in Boston, at which point it dawned on me that Philippa was exhibiting three great human qualities: acceptance, tolerance, and forgiveness.

Want Inner Fitness?

Tina Lifford | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tina Lifford

In all your years of schooling from kindergarten to whatever year you completed, did you ever take one course that taught you how to navigate the hurts, dramas, traumas, upsets and disappointments that come with life?

The Pot Calling the Kettle Intolerant

Michael Rohrer | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

Let's talk about tolerance for a second. I'll begin with a definition. According to Random House Dictionary, it's a noun defined as: "a fair, objectiv...

What It Also Means to Raise an Autistic Child

Brenda Rothman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

For many years, we didn't travel or attend gatherings. It was too exhausting for Jack. He had to process new environments, decipher voices talking at the same time, recognize faces, absorb emotions and respond to unexpected sounds, lights and movements. It cost him too much energy.

A Beautiful Death

Lauren Cahn | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I can't say that my father was ready for death or that any of us was ready for him to go. But I believe that thanks to hospice care, and some miracle of timing and life force and will that I will never quite understand, my dad's death was as beautiful as a death can be.

Channeling The Phoenix During Lent And Easter

Amy Shiner | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Amy Shiner

The real significance of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday is about rebirth.

The Hands of Time

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.27.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

As we approach 50 and beyond, we begin to look at ourselves differently. But growing old wrinkle-free is as unrealistic as being young and wise. The two just don't go together.