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All You Need Is...

Laurie Satran | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Laurie Satran

I will always be reminded how fragile we are and how unpredictable life is. And that despite how strong and independent we think we are and we think we need to be, there will come a time when we realize, all we really need is each other.

An Update From Uganda

Nourish International | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

This post was written by Nourish International student interns from Penn State University and Duke University, currently working with Community Concer...

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 08.09.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

To alleviate suffering and cultivate compassion in our lives, one of the first things we need to do is expand our awareness of what's happening around us. Most of the time, we rush around oblivious of what challenges others are facing in their lives.

Growing Up Is So Hard!

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Joree Rosenblatt

Our minds are incredibly powerful and I am trying to impress to my daughter that her power to believe in herself is the single most influential indicator of her accomplishments, success and sense of pride.

Are You Too Busy to Be Mindful?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Being in a hurry causes you to miss out on many things, and for all you know, one of those things can be life changing for you. You wouldn't want to miss that, would you?

The One Phrase We Should Stop Using

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you've ever been on the receiving end of these words, you know that the last thing that you feel like doing upon hearing them is to drop your guard and open your heart. Ironically, that's probably exactly what the person delivering these words is trying to get you to do.

Be Aware, Make A Difference

Stephen Bell | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Stephen Bell

Deep breath in. Deep breath out. Deep breath in. Deep breath out. For 30,000 people in the United States -- children, adults, boys, girls, women and men -- breathing is what our life revolves around. For 30,000 people in the United States those thoughts are driven by the fact that we have Cystic Fibrosis.

3 Reasons You're More Stressed Than Joyful

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Wonder doesn't disappear on its own. We let it go. And we don't have to. In fact, our creativity, imagination and well-being thrive on a degree of being delighted, amused and in awe of the world around us.

Are You Happy?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Every living creature wants to be happy. Whether it is money, power or sex, you seek it for the sake of happiness. Some people even seem to enjoy mise...

Does Wearing A Robe Make You More Spiritual?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What is it that makes us stand and bow our heads when we see a monk, priest, or any robed religious teacher? What makes us more polite, and pay extra attention? What makes us feel such people are more holy or enlightened than we are?

What's Your Number? One Number Could Cost You Your Life

Meredith Prescott | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Meredith Prescott

I only had 15,000 platelets that day. I could not comprehend why that number mattered so much, until she informed me that the normal platelet range was 150,000-400,000. Suddenly, a number became a potential matter of life and death.

A Lay (Wo)mans Description; FSHD Muscular Dystrophy 101

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

At some point in time when we are in a conversation with someone who is disabled, we always come to the point that somebody will ask "What do you have?"

Building My Own ARK

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

These three pillars -- Awareness of others, Reframing the negative to a positive, and applying the Key of gratitude -- have allowed me to see success in a new light. They have helped me build my own ARK, a vessel of strength that carries me along as I redefine what really matters.

This Teen Is Choosing To Stay In A Cardboard Box For The Families That 'Must Live' That Way

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.09.2014 | Impact

Most teenagers don't choose to be homeless, but Josh Bartlow isn't like most teenagers. To the high school freshman from Illinois, a cardboard box ove...

Eyes Wide Closed

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.06.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

In a recent post appearing in MARKETPLACE, Morning Report, entitled, "Climate change: how to talk about bad news", Sarah Gardner presents the views...

Mindfulness for the Uncooperative Mind

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The only things needed for mindfulness are a mind to practice with, a willingness to try and stay present and an interest to meet yourself and your actual experience.

Career Day: The Lessons Children Taught Me

Jose Albino | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jose Albino

As we age, the braveness and boldness of childhood are challenged and tainted to such a deepening degree that it immobilizes some of us today. The greatness and the complex simplicity of the daringness of the innocent ways of our childhood were progressively juxtaposed with the defeating feelings of shame, guilt and self-doubt.

The Best Marital Advice

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.29.2014 | Weddings
Rea Nolan Martin

My advice to married couples is, "Challenge each other to grow. Challenge each other to evolve into the people you were meant to be." Growth is an essential dynamic of life, and growth requires change.

Disability Doesn't Need Your Pity

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...

The Week Is Over: The Work Is Not

Heidi Adams | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Heidi Adams

The amazing thing about awareness weeks is that warm and fuzzy feeling grows inside us over the course of the week, the power of community pulsing through our veins, the battle cries ringing in our ears, "You are not alone!" It's a beautiful thing. But only if we keep it going.

Be Who You Are and Stand Above the Crowd

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

My challenge to you is: Shine, do your best, stand above the crowd, and yes, be willing to receive negativity for your good works. By doing your best you'll also receive positive attention. Just keep going, take that next step. Joy is present.

Ending Stigma by All Memes Necessary

Jonathan Rottenberg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Rottenberg

Anti-stigma have trouble breaking through to the mainstream; their well-meaning discourse often comes across as preachy). Don't depressed people deserve as much? They are normal people who have a sense of humor who don't want to be treated like children.

Sawubona: We See You

Lauren Book | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Lauren Book

True surviving doesn't really begin until the abuse is over, when you're left to pick up the pieces. To heal. To look at what has happened and to decide for yourself: What's next?

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.