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The Healing Potion of Hope

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.31.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Some days when I feel defeated, hope is the only thing that can coax me out of my mindset. It has a way of challenging me to consider the best possible outcome of my dilemma.

Changing the Story of Our World

Abhi Nangia | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Abhi Nangia

You've heard this story before. You know that there are millions of people making a living in trash dumps. You know that most youth don't have access to healthy, nutritious food. To safe drinking water. To toilets. You know that most youth don't make it past 30 here.

There's a New World Superpower -- And 4 Other Things I Learned at Netroots Nation

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Ruairí McKiernan

I had barely touched down in California when it was time to take off again. This time, to Detroit, to attend Netroots Nation, billed as the United States' biggest annual gathering of progressive activists, organizers and online social justice innovators.

I Don't Have My Shit Together

Micah J. Murray | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Micah J. Murray

Do I need to censor this, because I'm a Christian writer? No. A thousand times no. If that's what it means to be a "Christian writer", count me out. I'm done with writing from the heart and then hitting backspace until it feels safe again.

The Sunday Series (Get Your Motor Runnin') With Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 07.21.2014 | Good News
Mark Brodinsky

When life comes at you on a curve, you adjust your swing, change your approach, maybe alter the way you live your life and the way you share that life with others. You show courage, channel hope and inspire by your example.

Love Lessons From a Little Clam

Shelley Gazes | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Shelley Gazes

There are some people who want love, but who close themselves off; their shells are closed. For a long time I counted myself among them. Then finally, after any other combination of things, we find ourselves dunked in the kind of situation that makes us finally open up.

WATCH: Seeing Things as Bad

Brad Yates | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Chances are you've heard the expression, "It all depends on how you look at it." This tends to be true with how we feel about something that has happ...

An Open Letter to G-d

Mimi Minsky | Posted 07.17.2014 | Religion
Mimi Minsky

This letter is a reminder; a reminder for myself. A reminder that there is a bigger picture than the picture we're certain we've seen before. This here is reminder that there is more to life than dollar bills and shiny cars. A reminder that we still have so much more living left to do.

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

WATCH: 'My Team Lost!'

Brad Yates | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Well, the World Cup has finally come to a close... and I can start focusing on work again. While many are rejoicing, many are also licking their wou...

A Glimmer of Hope in a Seemingly Hopeless World

Leena Suleiman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Leena Suleiman

In a world where it has become exceedingly common and even trendy to be apathetic towards a different people's struggle, you are, by default, already doing something by feeling what you're feeling.

Invisible Illness: How to Sustain Hope?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Imagine a world in which it's extremely hard to find doctors who take seriously that your discomfort is really physiological, a world in which the right treatment for you is elusive. That's the world of autonomic disorders.

How 'Hope' Became Obama's Fight Against Cynicism

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear President Barack Obama describe it, there's a creeping case of cynicism setting in across the country, leading Americans t...

Join the Revolution -- It's Not What You Think

Valerie Kausen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Valerie Kausen

When I look around at the state of the world: the wars, the debilitating addiction to technology, massive species die-off, ocean destruction and overu...

American Hope

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Sue Shanahan

"Children are hopes" -- Novalis I began work on the above illustration in 1999 through the advice of my then agent. It was all over the news at the...

WATCH: What's Missing?

Brad Yates | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Often, what bothers us -- keeps us from enjoying life more fully -- is just the feeling that something is missing. I hope this will help with that. ...

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Scott Stabile | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

I've learned -- over and over again -- that when I resist making necessary changes in my life, life itself usually makes them for me. It gnaws and pushes and drags me out of my resistance, as I groan and claw and struggle to hold onto a reality I know needs transforming. This usually hurts a lot more than it needs to.

The 5 Things to Do When Sh*t Hits the Fan

Kara Kamenec | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kara Kamenec

A month ago I was on cloud nine, and then it happened. Like God punishing me for only he knows what, piece after piece of my life started to shatter. ...

Last Conversation With Nelson Mandela: Silver-Lined Life Struggles

Mary Morrissey | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Morrissey

We were permitted to ask him questions, but I had only one. Knowing how he had been imprisoned for many years and had gone on to become the president of South Africa and an instrumental leader in the movement to end apartheid, I only wanted to know one thing: "How did you do it?"

5 Ways to Deal with Dating Burnout

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

It's very hard to feel positive about dating if you're burned out. You don't have to deny that you're having a hard time. In fact, it's helpful to validate your own emotional experience, rather than beat yourself up for feeling down.

The Sunday Series

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 06.23.2014 | Good News
Mark Brodinsky

The stories I am looking to share are those of tremendous courage, hope, inspiration, education and joy. In other words, those people who face great challenges yet find a way to overcome.

Hope Lives in Books

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

We not only read to be entertained but unknowingly used it to work out the anguish we lived with. Books were one of the bright spots in a bleak childhood.

Jump, Bubby, Jump

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Pauline Hawkins

He had so much pain in his life already. How could my husband put Ian in more danger? Didn't he realize that Ian's life was so precarious right now? Didn't he realize that the doctors couldn't guarantee that Ian would see his fifth birthday?

Runway To Recovery: Watch GLAM4GOOD Help 8 Homeless Women Feel Beautiful

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

Rachel hit bottom. She was no longer taking care of her children or talking to her family. "I was pretty much living on the streets doing things I never imagined I would be doing ... stealing, lying," she said. "I hated myself and was absolutely miserable. I wanted to die."

Hope for USA Auties and Aspies From UK

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 06.13.2014 | Education
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

As a joint blog answered commenter Russell's first question last week I'll just address his second question, which was, what do I mean by solve the au...