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Your Story Doesn't End in Pain

Paul Perkins | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Don't be like me and go years without resolving an injury. Listen to your pain and engage it. And don't forget to ask for help along the way. You will find healing and it will leave you stronger.

The Power of Presence

Ellen Magnis | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion
Ellen Magnis

To deepen and heal our relationships he guides us to say (to ourselves) as we sit with our loved ones, "Darling, I am here for you. Darling, I know you suffer, and I am here for you."

Telling My Story

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

I believe that stories have the power to transform lives. In October 2013, I had the great privilege of telling my story at TedxColumbus. My story ab...

Why Doctors Should Be English Majors In College

Sethly Davis | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

When someone dies, literature can explain what happens -- more memorably, more compellingly and even, sometimes, more truthfully than my EMT and pre-med textbooks do. The best stories give readers insights into human frailty, and reading them shows the readers, in their turn, how to be more humane.

Free Cancer Retreats: Altruism Lives in Harmony Hill

Judy Silk | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact
Judy Silk

From the moment I set foot in the great lodge, I felt like a cradled soul. The counselors and house Moms took my symbolic hand and led me. Over the course of three days, I joined with other people who had lost their spouses.

What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.

Stop Thinking, Just Move: Combatting OCD

Maria Senise | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I want joy, peace, contentment, hope, and happiness to be my motivation, to be my source of thoughts and emotions. I need to keep building up this sense of conquering; I need to gather my fuel. I need to keep doing.

The Healer vs. the Skilled Technician

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

I'm beyond grateful to finally be in touch with the inner guidance my heart provides and the beautiful healers who support me through doing the same.

Inspired by Moments of Emotional Brilliance -- Tender and Tuned In: Part 2

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

If our child cries more than we sense is warranted by a current experience (be this a physical tumble or an emotional hurt), it could be that some stored-up feelings are finding release.

7 Empowerment Tips From a 'Professional Patient'

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

If you live with a chronic disease, you may be able to relate to me. Everyone wants to feel good. After all, it's hard to check off our bucket list and accomplish life goals if we can't get ourselves out of bed. So how can we obtain our best health and health care when battling a chronic and/or incurable illness?

My Sweetest Songs

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

It's war torn and sepia-colored now, parchment like, but the little scrap of paper containing this verse has long been a treasure of mine, a template for any poem I write.

Secrets Suck

Maria Senise | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Has anyone heard the song "Secrets" by Mary Lambert? Lyrically, it's one of my new favorites. Here are a few of the most poignant lines, the ones that...

10 Things I Learned While Dealing With The Death Of A Loved One

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

I've realized that everyone processes death in a different way. Knowing this means that you don't have to second guess your thoughts, feelings and actions. This is your personal journey, and you're allowed to feel, think, say or do whatever it is that you need to heal.

The Universal Message of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Ron Kronish | Posted 10.05.2014 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Any Jew who has just finished attending many hours of worship services during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ought to know that the liturgy of these holidays is not just about us. Too many prefer to see these holy days only through separatist lenses.

The Cancer of Violent Extremism

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We're bombing Iraqis again, and Syrians. These new campaigns will slaughter more civilians (a large percentage of them children) and further radicalize the opposition. It will also spread more toxins, poisoning land, air and water. We can pursue war or we can pursue healing. We can't pursue both.

This Woman Is Helping Other Cancer Patients Find A 'Silver Lining'

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living

While undergoing treatment for cancer, no matter how bad things got, Hollye Jacobs always made a point to look for the silver lining. Then one day, sh...

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

How Social Media Helped This Ballet Dancer Return To The Stage (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

When Kathryn Morgan, a soloist in the New York City Ballet, was diagnosed with a thyroid condition in 2010, she was forced to leave the dance world fo...

How Not to Talk to Someone Dying of Cancer

Allen Frances | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

We overtrain our doctors on the overvalued technical aspects of medicine and under-train them in the undervalued relational skills that have always been at the heart of healing.

5 Tips To Cure The Blues And Feel Happy Again

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

So you're cranky. You don't know why exactly, but you're running on a short fuse. We all have those days -- days when we're worried, stressed out or angry. I definitely know those days! The below five steps are methods I've used get out of a funk, and they may help you as well.

Self-Care in Times of Suffering

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

There are times in life when things fall apart, when we lose something deeply important, something that makes us feel connected, grounded or safe. Som...

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.

Zumba: How I Got My Groove Back After Trauma

Tracy Strauss | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

Nervous, I stood in the back of the room so as to not be noticed making what I anticipated would be a fool of myself. I'd left my contact lenses at home so that I wouldn't be able to see myself in the mirror, but I could still make out the shape of my body in the distance.