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When Health Care Isn't Healing

Dr. Jeffrey McCombs | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey McCombs

The patient-centered model needs to replace the practice-centered model. The patient's health should be a higher priority than the doctor's rush to keep moving and fit as many people as possible into his schedule and his practice goals.

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

How to Recover From a Breakup the Healthy Way

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I am single again but something feels different this time around -- I'm content being alone for the first time in my adult life. I've decided to use this period, unattached to a male counterpart, to break the cycles I've been repeating for years.

The Magic of Intention

Leigh Koechner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Koechner

When you are clear with your intention and you share it with the Universe or even one person, magic will happen. I recently went to Aspen to visit a ...

Life Lessons From Our Cats and Dogs

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

I wonder what would happen if we paid more attention to our loved ones' emotions and moods as our pets and focus on giving a gentle touch or hug during times of distress. Such small acts of love makes us all better human beings.

5 Reasons No Relationship Is A Waste Of Time

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.27.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.

The Secret to Being Popular

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times in your life have you watched someone with a tinge of envy -- wishing you were like them? People surround them, with adoring looks o...

When Sleep Is Spiritual

Rubin Naiman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rubin Naiman, Ph.D.

Beyond all the scientific complexities associated with it, falling asleep can be understood as an act of faith. The submission to sleep requires extending trust to something greater than ourselves. Sheep, of course, sleep best in the company of the flock and shepherd.

How Zumba Empowered Me to Move Forward

Gina Ryder | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina Ryder

Zumba's slogan is "join the party." One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the party. There is rarely a "maybe later" in life or dance. Moving in the moment is the only way to heal sometimes.

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

How a Nature-Loving Peacenik Came to Love the Military

Cassie Premo Steele | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Cassie Premo Steele

On an August Sunday morning at the age of 23, just a few days after the Gulf War started, I sat by myself on the steps of the state capitol in South Carolina where the Confederate flag still flew and instituted a one-woman protest against the war.

How To Break A Toe In One Easy Step

Roz Warren | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

When friends and family consoled me with their own Toe Break Tales, I learned that there are more ways to break a toe than you could possibly imagine. Intrigued, I turned to my Facebook friends.

The Sermon Isn't Everything

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

We both wept. As we listened to this young woman sing "Give Me Jesus" with such emotion, we wept. She ministered to us in a way that no sermon, no words could have. A year later, I remember clearly "Give Me Jesus."

Robin Williams: Genie in the Lamp

Alex Kip | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Kip

As an actor, suicide seems all too rampant in this profession and it scares me a lot. It scares me because I know that so many actors are putting on masks, becoming other people, yet never truly knowing themselves. I've been guilty of it too

Gather Ye Rosebuds: Remembering Robin Williams, Hoping for Healing Today

Gareth Higgins | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Gareth Higgins

Some folk -- a little older than me -- are Star Wars guys. I think I'm a Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King guy, or at least it feels that way today.

The Point of a Health Challenge Is What We Make It

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Since first encountering his work, I have been a great admirer of Larry Dossey, M.D. -- a New York Times bestselling author of several books, as well ...

Pope Francis, Ray Rice and the 'F Word': How Faith Communities Can Help Trauma Victims Heal

David Briggs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

So how can faith communities help trauma victims on their journey to a state of healing that may one day enable them to reap the benefits of true forgiveness? Here are three ways suggested by research and those with experience in working with survivors.

Healing Anxiety or a Broken Heart: The Tools Are the Same

Jenine Durland | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jenine Durland

I've accepted yet another invitation from my teacher, and will be heading out on a new journey, one that takes this place of love and light and suffering -- the heart center -- as a starting point, and charts the course of movement, breath, and awareness into a realm of unknowing.

How Will You Spend Your Heart Today?

Julie Genovese | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

The dragonfly's work has dominoed and is done. She lifts off the page, hovers for a moment and then zips toward the open water, taking some of my black and white BS with her.

I Am OK. Now what?

Stacy Bare | Posted 08.01.2014 | Good News
Stacy Bare

I don't do drugs anymore. I'm sober. I'm able to sleep through most nights, but waking up can still be a challenge. I'm in a stable job doing work t...

10 Healing Mantras For When You Need A Pick-Me-Up

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Your soul knows the best way for you to heal. Part of removing the pain is to allow yourself to listen to the grief and move through it with attention.

Patient Checklist: 10 Ways To Make The Most Of Every Visit

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Nearly 10 million newly insured Americans will visit doctors' offices this year. The average time you -- or anyone -- has with a primary-care doc is 15 minutes. What's a sick person to do?

Let the Light In - Today's Buddha Doodle!

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Key to Freedom, World Forgiveness Day

Jacob Devaney | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jacob Devaney

Forgiving others does not fix their mistakes. We forgive them to release ourselves from the heavy burden of holding grudges and carrying bitterness...