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Healing Your Heart: 3 Ways to Cope With Loss and Grief

Pamela Dussault | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

Losing a loved one -- whether it's through separation, divorce or death -- is never easy. It is painful, sometimes so painful that it may feel much b...

Making the Most of the Waiting Room

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

You have just arrived at the doctor's office or medical facility. You have an appointment, and you take a seat in the waiting room. Most likely, the ...

Touch Restores Life

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Sure, I knew at 23 how crucial stress was and how destructive it could be, but little did I know stress would be my life's lesson, not just one tiny t...

The Cost -- and Rewards -- of Speaking Out About Abuse

Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty
Linda Joy Myers, Ph. D.

Why do people feel the urge to attack victims, to hate them, and to wish them to die? What is this dark shadow that comes out?

Chronic Pain: A Blanket of Darkness

Jim Moret | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

I understand how people can become so desperate for relief that they will try just about anything. After all, when traditional avenues are all but exhausted, what choice does a patient really have? All our son wants is relief from his debilitating pain so he can enjoy the normal life of a teenager. Every day his mom and I pray that something will finally work so we can, at long last, lift the darkness and bring him back into the light.

Could Letting Go Be the Secret to Happiness in 2014?

Kathleen Restifo, Ph.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Restifo, Ph.D.

Like compassion, forgiveness is also an act of letting go. For what is forgiveness if not letting go of the hold of anger which imprisons our hearts? Only by letting go of our emotional albatross and embracing compassion and forgiveness can we begin to heal ourselves.

How We Heal

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Condie

"It's not at all what happened," she explained through tears, hardly touching her cappuccino. "I would never say such a thing." I knew she wouldn't....

Ditch the Resolutions: Try Joy-Filled-Ness Instead

Mel Sellick | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

The thing with New Year's resolutions is this: We're destined to fail. So for 2014, I'm doing something radical. I'm ditching the resolutions and goi...

Bereft of Democracy

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.16.2014 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I'm convinced that the human impulse toward democracy is powerful and deep; it's bigger than Chris Christie's lust for power and will outlast our current capitulations to celebrity and wealth. A democracy movement has quietly taken root in this country and around the planet, and it's growing.

Learning From Life's Big Classroom: Taking Stock in 2014

Aviva A. Perlo | Posted 03.16.2014 | Crime
Aviva A. Perlo

Herein lies a personal story and some of what I learned from it. The story is not just mine. Unfortunately facing mortality applies to all of us.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

The Power of Perspective

Christine Hoh | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

Like most, I've been a victim of anger, hatred, sadness, and fear. I've been hurt by those who are closest to me. I've been hurt by those who were suppose to protect me. But instead of absorbing the anger and spitting it back out to others, I decided to look at it differently.

A New Way Forward: The World Five Platform

Jim Prues | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Jim Prues

We can end war, repair our broken government, create thriving communities, revamp our food system, and replace propaganda and distraction with understanding. The real challenge is for we, the people, to rise up and create the change we wish to see.

The Labyrinth: An Ancient Path Leads to a New Documentary

Cintia Cabib | Posted 03.09.2014 | DC
Cintia Cabib

On the rooftop of the American Psychological Association's office building in Washington, D.C., meditation teacher Klia Bassing leads class participan...

Healing, Healers and the Whole Damn Thing

Adrian Brooks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrian Brooks

I was at a party in Marin Country, just north of San Francisco, when a woman came up to me. Attractive, well-dressed in the laid-back style one would ...

Forgiveness Is The Right Kind of Cash

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

One of the most powerful scenes from the new movie, Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, which is based upon his autobiography, is the speech that he ma...

Putting an End to Starving for Love

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

Unable to change, no matter what I tried, I wanted to evaporate, disappear, melt away. With each passing year, I punished myself for each sexual indulgence by trying to starve the gayness out of me, and maybe even slowly kill myself.

Giving to the Future

Megan McFeely | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McFeely

I have been listening... watching more dazed and removed than I like to admit, as we unravel. Every day there is a barrage of insurmountable issues wh...

The 5 Things Black Women Must Do in 2014 to Live Happier, Healthier, Healed Lives

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

We look so good on the outside. But some of us are badly broken on the inside. And we are killing other black women with our venom.

Wreaths and Darkness, Doorways and Light

Annie Finch | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

The amazing part is that I walked through many of them, whether frightened, confused or exhilarated, only to find myself waiting, shaken but strong, on the other side.

Throw A 'Healing Shower' For Your Loved One With Cancer

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

When Eloise Laws was diagnosed with breast cancer, her friends and family took a novel approach to move along her recovery -- they threw her a "healin...

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

One Year Later: How The Painting Table Is Helping Newtown Heal

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

The Painting Table allowed the citizens of Newtown to explore grief and hope -- without boundaries. When hurt is shared, even if it is with paints or canvas, healing can begin.

Harley & Me: The Power of (a Dog's) Love

Tracy Strauss | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact
Tracy Strauss

I'm in therapy to cope with PTSD, which I have as a result of childhood sexual abuse. Harley is not a certified therapy dog -- he is simply my therapist's dog -- but he's been sitting in on my sessions for almost two years now. His presence is a comfort. But it wasn't always.