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Acceptance

This Is The Key To Satisfaction In Later Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Buddhist teachings on happiness have long held that accepting that which cannot be changed or controlled is key to reducing suffering. Now, this ancie...

Beyond Labels and Limitations

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Suza Scalora

Chris Waddell's motto is "It's not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you," and he lives his words.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Process of Creation

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Because I am an artist, my tremor reminded me of Auguste Renoir who, because of crippling arthritis, strapped brushes to his hands and painted with longer, more fluid strokes, resulting in some of his best works.

What I Need To Finally Face For The Sake Of My Girls

Amanda Magee | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Somewhere, between mom and woman and dressing room and dinner table, I need to once and for all shake this idea that I am supposed to be a way other than I am.

How to Talk to That Cute Guy or Girl With Total Confidence

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

How many times have you passed up the opportunity to talk to a stranger, held back by a fear of rejection?

4 Simple Techniques for Conquering Life's Daily Annoyances

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

When you apply positive strategies to everyday issues, your life will improve in every area. They may even help to prevent larger catastrophes from happening. At least, if they do happen, you will be less overwhelmed by them.

Time for Rebirth

Laura Bushnell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

Rebirth can be anything you want. You can create your life. If you simply wake up from the dream and find yourself more at peace, it will change the way your life unfolds. It will enhance your journey.

Forgiveness

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Forgiveness means that you are choosing to release the grip you've continued to allow people and situations from your past to have over you in the present. It is a gift of acceptance you give to yourself; the very gift that allows for true freedom from all that has come before.

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.