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Giving Thanks for Crud

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

I have spent a lot of tearful hours trying to figure out what possible good could be coming of this particular pile of crud. Last week, the liturgy included the line, "We give thanks for those moments that remind us that we are not in power." Being grateful to realize we're not in control?

Hardship in America, 2013: Getting By Has Gotten Tougher

Arloc Sherman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Almost 1 in 5 American families struggled to meet one or more of nine basic needs in 2011. These included difficulty meeting essential expenses, not paying rent or mortgage, getting evicted, having utilities or phone service cut off, not seeing a doctor or dentist when needed, or not always having enough food.

Community and Faith in the Face of Hardship

Laura Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Laura Reed

Friends were going door to door. Office Max was donating cards to pass out. Where was I? Sitting on my floor crying. I don't understand it all, and I don't think I ever will, but I am blown away by the power unity.

Making Good Use of Your Suffering

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

While it's true that everything is impermanent, sometimes to really move on, we need to take the time and space to be fully present with our suffering.

5 Lessons I Learned From Surviving Cancer And Divorce

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Andra Brosh

I never had the intention or goal of being a "survivor." I only wanted to siphon what I could out of the devastation and disillusionment I was experiencing.

Ramadan Reflection Day 9: Understanding Our Responses to Challenges

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

There is a sense of achievement that should stem from completing a day's fast during the intense heat and long hours of the Summer, but the process and challenge of the fast can yield much more than that.

The Reality of Hard Times

Dori Hartley | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Dori Hartley

Somewhere between abject poverty and those who can afford to go out to dinner (or lunch, or breakfast), there's an invisible little segment of society called, We Who Are Very Broke.

Every Day the Sequester Continues, Obama's Power Grows

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

For the avoidance of doubt, I oppose the sequester, and I oppose budget cuts at this time in our economic recovery. One cannot help but observe, however, that the sequester is a political minefield for Republicans.

Catherine New

Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of me...

How To Get Stronger Through The Storm, By 'Push Girl' Auti Angel

Auti Angel | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Auti Angel

Whether it's financial, the loss of a loved one, a health issue, or any other hurdle in your path, I find that if you take a step back and change your perception of the situation, you just might bounce back and prevail.

Relief Around The Corner: Reflections From Circling The Kaaba

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Walking around the Kaaba, I was at a vantage point to know that the jams I would get caught in were temporary -- they would end, literally, around the corner. This helped me be patient even when the pressure was greatest.

Is Life An Ordeal Or A Joy?

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Here's a test: Can you ever find a moment of wonder in watching light reflected through ice cubes in a glass? Or do you hardly ever savor the little sparks of mystery and magic all around you?

Know Your 1,138 Marital Privileges, Courtesy of the Feds

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The report also makes it clear that some of the 1,000+ laws identified "may not directly create benefits, rights, or privileges" for married people.