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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.

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.