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Support After Suicide: How Making Connections With Other Survivors Can Breathe Life Into a Dying Heart

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

It's been 19 months since Mom died. As I reflect on the weeks and months following Mom's suicide, I realize how precariously my life hung in the balance. Back then I couldn't envision a day when the color, focus, or meaning would return to my world.

The 8 Best Things You Can Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Truth be told, grief makes a lot of people uncomfortable. It's hard to see someone you care about torn up emotionally. It's natural to want to fix them, but that's just not possible. Therefore, the most helpful thing you can do for someone who is hurting is to offer to just be there for them in whatever capacity they need.

8 Things Not To Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

I'll admit that before I experienced grief firsthand, I, too, was at a loss for words. Now that I've been on both sides, I'd like to offer a few suggestions for what not to say to a newly grieving person.

One Congregation, One Family

Street Sense | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact
Street Sense

The eight representatives from DC faith communities are engaged in a fierce debate over whether or not to buy an expensive pair of NIKE shoes.

The Place Where You Belong

Jessica Watson | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Jessica Watson

When I was 16 and pregnant and covering my stomach with men's sized t-shirts in hopes of avoiding second glances, a group of our old neighbors, women whose children I had grown up with, offered to give me a baby shower.

Most Important Thing To Remember When Dealing With A Loved One's Addiction, From Valerie Bertinelli (VIDEO)

Posted 03.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When dealing with a loved one’s addiction, Hot In Cleveland actress Valerie Bertinelli had some great advice to share. Valerie told us that the m...

Near Dweller: How I Wound Up in the Arms of My Neighbor

Danielle Ariano | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Danielle Ariano

"She's gone, Dani," he said just before bursting into loud sobs. His hand rose to cover his face. We had never shared any kind of physical contact, but I didn't hesitate to reach out and touch his shoulder; it seemed the most humane of all my available options.

The Sandwich Generation: Caring for Children and Parents

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.24.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

We want to be there for the people we love, but it can be draining. When we are left dry and exhausted (physically, emotionally or financially), what can we possibly give to others?

It's Really Not You, It's Them

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When you surround yourself with passionate, positive and inspired individuals, there is nowhere to go but up. These people are possibility thinkers, idea generators and love to give and receive support.

What People in Crisis Need

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

After writing this blog (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-meekhof/the-moment-i-knew_25_b_3414936.html ) on The Huffington Post, I received some b...

Faith And Mercy: Who Among Us Is Most Likely To Forgive?

David Briggs | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Many religious people count on God's forgiveness, but it is far more difficult to put aside human feelings of bitterness and resentment to pardon others. New research, however, shows the two spiritual goals are related.

Helping After the Great East Japan Earthquake: When Money May Not Be Enough

Sophia Slater | Posted 02.21.2013 | Teen
Sophia Slater

We as human beings have the responsibility to help the survivors come to terms with their tragedy and current situation. We don't need to push our help onto them, nor do we need to tell them what we think is best. We just need to be there for them.

The Importance of Applause

Randi Miller | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

People often wonder aloud why other people choose to get up on stage at karaoke, or perform in front of other people in a play or give a speech at a fundraiser, and it's always difficult for me to see why it's so hard for them to understand.

Surefire Stress Relief, Part 5: Coping Through Crises by Connecting With Others

HeartMath LLC | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

The good news is that you can create a psychological turnaround and increase your ability to cope effectively during a crisis if you work through your challenges with the help of others. One of the most important things you can do is to communicate your feelings to someone.

Dr. Toy's Tips on Toys and Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Regardless of circumstances, children often need comfort and reassurance. Play can provide them with both and more.

Creating a Supportive Environment: Why it Is Essential to Health and Not Just a Luxury

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If living a long and healthy life is one of your goals, just remember to put more attention toward your environment, the people and relationships you have in your life, relaxation, daily activities that make you feel supported and happy, and your diet.

Can Your Friends Make You Sick?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.25.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

I remember being bedridden with writhing stomach pain in 7th grade when Lisa K. decided that I was an "undesirable" and that none of the girls in my English class should talk to me.

Making Family Into a Blessing

Sadhguru | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

When a child is born, it needs nurturing, training and molding. So the need for family arose. Family is a very supportive base for a human being to grow. But for many people, family does not become a support, it becomes a hurdle.

A Revolution in Healing: Introducing 'The Communer'

Raphael Cushnir | Posted 10.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Raphael Cushnir

I'm constantly looking for new ways to touch base with my clients in between sessions. I want, as much as humanly possible, to be available to them at these pivotal moments. Still, it's not enough.

The Partner Paradox: 'Outsourcing' Self-Discipline

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Is it possible that having a supportive partner might have the opposite and paradoxical effect, actually undermining effort and commitment to health and fitness goals over the long haul?

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Finding Your Support Structure

Troy Roness | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

When it comes to getting healthy, separating the 'vultures' from the 'sparrows' in your life is crucial in the battle of getting your life back on track.

How to Survive - And Thrive - in the Face of a Crisis

Brian Whetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

We can let our fear turn the challenge into a crisis, or we can acquire enough support to turn the challenge into an opportunity.