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10 Things People With Alzheimer's Have Taught Me

Marie Marley | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Alzheimer's caregiving and pride don't mix! To avoid embarrassing the person or, even worse, to avoid a major argument, try agreeing with whatever they say, even if it's wrong. It takes some time to master this approach, but it is usually successful.

Spiritual Lessons from Life's Travels: Being Mindful

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

A great lesson in mindfulness from Italy, well, it looks like Italy! Check it out!

The 'Can I Pray For You' Encounter

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Sometimes I will get asked what I have. Sometimes it's just why do I have a wheelchair. Then I'll be asked if I have faith or have asked for my forgiveness of my sins and to be saved. And every time, I am asked if I am willing to accept their deity into my heart.

Ugandan Happiness

Nourish International | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

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

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Reprogram Your Brain

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Mindfulness is awareness of what is happening in the present moment, including awareness of thoughts, without any attachment to whatever you notice. Mindfulness is helpful because it creates space between thoughts and actions.

Solace With the Solstice

Mary McDaniel Cail | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary McDaniel Cail

We need months and days when we are faced with the reality of a hardship we might not share or fully understand. A few friends who join forces and give increments of time steadily can bring about meaningful relief in a situation that may provide little chance for it otherwise.

Remember How Precious Life Is

Mike Robbins | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Mike Robbins

I was deeply saddened to learn about the recent death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn.  Tony was a star for the San Diego Padres in the 19...

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.