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The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

The Right To Live -- And Die -- On Your Own Terms

Melanie Young | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

It's a shame you have to relocate to die on your terms. But for those who are terminally ill who want to focus on the quality of their rest of their lives rather than worry about the prolonged pain of dying, it is a choice they make to put themselves and their loved ones at ease.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

The Dark Secret Haunting One In Four Teens

Posted 09.24.2014 | Teen

The ugly side of prescription painkillers—and how you could get hooked. By Elizabeth Foy Larsen The afternoon of her grandmother’s funer...

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

Beyond the Clothes

S. L. Young | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
S. L. Young

It's often said that clothes make an individual, but this old adage isn't always true -- as there are many talented individuals who don't dress as expected and still have a lot to offer. The reality is that sometimes individuals who appear to be different don't always get a chance to prove their worth.

See You on October 2

Jacques Attali | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Jacques Attali

By this date, in fact, our country at last will have to make the choices that it has stubbornly refused to make over the last 20 years, in spite of all the advice, the books and the talk.

Too Many Choices

Michael Drew | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Michael Drew

For some people the change of seasons is depressing, even overwhelming. I can see why - especially if a person reads one of the endless season previews of the arts that show up in the newspapers (at least the ones that are still big enough to have arts coverage).

7 Decision Making Styles

Jeff Shinabarger | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Jeff Shinabarger

I encourage you to read each of the descriptions for the seven decision making styles. You will learn more about yourself, and you may begin to see your team members, coworkers, children, partners or spouse in a new light and appreciate the unique contributions they can each bring.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

Are You Numbing Yourself With Busy?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Start paying attention to the choices you make and don't let anyone else dictate what is valuable to you. If you need to go for a walk and breath, just do it.

Needing to Belong and the Joy of Being Different

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Imagine, who you could be if you let down the walls. I know too many people who believe they are stuck and cannot leave their prisons. The biggest prisons we have today are not institutions... they are ourselves.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

7 Things You Should Be Doing In Order To Live Without Regret

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

I can tell you from personal experience that chasing your dreams is hard work. There are many ups and downs. There are many days when you want to quit. The best thing you can do is to take it one day at a time. Instead of focusing on the big changes you want to make, focus on waking up and doing what you have to do that day. You'll look up after a while and realize you're there.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

The Road Not Taken: Regrets?

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

Sometimes, I wonder about the road not taken. I stop for a moment and imagine what my life would be if I'd taken the other path. I feel regret and sometimes an overwhelming sadness. I focus only on what I may have missed. I feel the void - as real as if that which I did not choose had been torn away from me.

Into the Tunnel We Go: Life and Death in the Boomer World

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

I find myself grappling more and more with the prospect of death. Mine, yours, his, hers, all of ours, in this land of over 50. To tell you the truth I should say, the land of late sixties, because that's where I am now.

How to Handle the Other B.S.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Pay attention to the B.S. in your life. Dream of new things, and get excited if it's authentic to you. Allow others to dream big, too. And if you want to offer some careful advice to others, keep the B.S. out of it.

The 11 Most Important Choices You Can Make in Life

Richard Koch | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Koch

Most of reality doesn't matter, but a few things -- in this case choices -- matter a huge amount. In other words, there is a very small number of choices that will determine the great majority of results.

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.

Reflections of a Life Not Lived

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

What is it in life that leads us to one decision over another? And why is it often the "wrong" one?

10 Tips to Live More Adventurously, Even With a 9 to 5 Job

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Alastair Humphreys

Almost everybody would like more adventure in their life -- to enjoy more sunsets, swim in beautiful rivers, cook on campfires and sleep under the stars. Here is how you can do all this, even within your busy life of work, commuting and family.

Reverse the Curse: How to Stop Being a Victim in Your Relationships

Pamela Dussault | Posted 08.03.2014 | Women
Pamela Dussault

When I was a victim of emotional and verbal abuse, I used to believe it was all my fault. I believed I must have been seriously defective as a person. Why else would my ex treat me this way? Finally, I built up my confidence, courage and inner-strength to leave that relationship. Here's how.

The Best Thing I Did While Battling Cancer

Karen Sewell | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Sewell

That evening when we got home, Sean said something that became a game-changer. Instead of worrying about the "what-if's" in life, it became clear to us that we were the decision-makers.