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2013: What's Behind the Headlines?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Amy Dardashtian

A look back at the sand slipping through the hourglass that was 2013 and very few of the headlines circulating reflect on a positive year. We remember...

One-Word Resolution

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, choosing, using, and committing to your One Word in 2014 could be the best resolution you can make. If your spirit is healthy, you have lost the weight of words, and connecting to your One Word is a commitment to living your greatest life.

A Gay Man's Open Letter to Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

Dillon Couvillon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Couvillon

Some people will call for your show to be yanked, or you to be written out of the show, I don't think that is the appropriate response and answer. Rather I think staying, shows an even greater idea.

Can You Give Up the Quest for a Happy Holiday?

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Let's all just get over it this idea that things must be ideal to be good. If you invite actual people to your holiday dinner, you can also anticipate a bit of uncertainty, chaos even. But, we certainly don't need to add more stress or drama by serving up a helping of unrealistic expectations.

12 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty Next Year

Bob Miglani | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

For me, embrace the chaos means: to accept the uncertainty of life and move forward anyway! Take action despite not knowing how things will turn out. To stop over-thinking, stop over-analyzing, stop trying to predict.

How To Overcome Life's Ups And Downs

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

See every obstacle as an opportunity for personal growth. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow reality to set in and understand not only the scope of what is happening but also the reasons behind it.

This Is What We Want All Coming Out Videos To Look Like

Posted 12.10.2013 | Good News

Coming out is a beautiful thing, but the responses it draws aren't always as wonderful. This video, however, proves that they can be. Story continu...

The Emotional Weight of the Holidays

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Grieving and Giving Thanks: How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Without a Loved One

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

My struggle is not mine alone. It is the shared challenge of millions around the world who fight to fill a heartfelt void after having lost their spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend, or worse, a combination of. A dreaded battle, at best.

3 Truths That Will Instantly Make Your Day Better

Bob Miglani | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we hit the bed at night, there's something about the months of fall that make our day feel overwhelming.

10 Seeds to Plant this Holiday Season for a Gorgeous 2014!

Ira Israel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Happiness is like a gorgeous rose. You cannot just create that rose ex nihilo, out of thin air. You need to plant the seeds, water the soil, nurture the leaves, and make sure the plants get proper sunlight in order to create the environment for them to possibly produce the end result.

Why Accepting Uncertainty Is The Key To A Meaningful Life

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Humbled, I've watched my courageous clients tolerate the uncertainty of what is to come and leap off the mountain without looking back. Some have found great success with their next steps, while others have not been as fortunate. If nothing else they now know that they can tolerate failure, they don't have to fear it. They jumped off the mountain and they survived.

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

How To Turn Your Bad Day Into A Positive Experience

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

You have a full day ahead of you and you'd prefer to stay on good terms with your loved ones by not subjecting them to your foul mood shrapnel. (Thank you very much!) How to turn it around? Try these seven tips to help shift your occasional bad mood to a happier place.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Dear Men: You Are Already Good Enough

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

All those open letters telling you how to talk to women better? Maybe we could take some time learning how to listen to your quiet, how to learn from being with you instead of throwing words at every problem.

12 Universal Truths To Live By

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Life is hard. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times.

What Is Real Love?

Gigi G. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

So next time you are with the one you love -- each day you have a chance -- give them this wonderful gift of acceptance. The gift of real love.

One Person, Multiple Roles

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

As champions of multitasking, we all think we can have our cake and eat it too, and sometimes, we can! But oftentimes, it takes long-term vision, planning, and managing your roles to truly feel satisfied with each one. When considering all you do, it's important to understand what you want and need from each role.

Time Is Not The Enemy

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Time does not need to be our enemy, but it will always be our moderator of life. If we learn to treat time as the precious commodity it is, and allow it to bestow us with blessings in the right moment, we begin to acknowledge that we can have exactly what we want.

6 Questions Your Future Self Would Ask You Right Now

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

If you were to take a mental field trip and visit your future self, the one who is no longer struggling with the situation that is currently causing you the most stress, what advice would he or she give you?

Why Maria Kang Is Not the Problem: Love Yourself Enough to Change

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I don't think this was a premeditated attempt to ridicule women that don't wear a size 2, nor was it an attack on men that lack the presence of washboard abs. This is merely an instance where her motive was misrepresented. Maria Kang is not the "real" problem -- self-acceptance is.

4 Reasons We Get Frustrated and How to Cope

Donna Labermeier | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

There are no random acts -- there is always meaning even if you do not see it -- so try not to waste your energy taking issue with whatever happens. Just go with the flow.

I Attracted the Right Person, Now What?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Listening without judgment and speaking without defensiveness is easier said than done, but with practice, mutual support and the willingness to share responsibility for the relationship that you co-create, you and your mate can create the partnership of your dreams, no matter who they are.