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I Don't Look Sick in Big Earrings

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Cancer takes away a lot, but it doesn't take away everything. The day I was diagnosed, I didn't become my cancer. I simply gained a new mission in life to fight cancer. My identity didn't change because of my diagnosis.

What It's Like To Be A Caregiver On The Front Lines

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.17.2014 | Fifty
Alisa Schindler

He's waiting for my call. I can see him, crouched over on his bed, trying to rouse himself out of his stupor; hoping a call from me will do the trick, maybe give him some reason to wake up. I don't want to call.

WATCH: Expecting to Be Afraid (Anticipatory Fear)

Brad Yates | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's uncomfortable enough when we experience fear in challenging moments... and we often make it worse by experiencing that fear when we are anticipat...

A Divergent Morning Tea Experience

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Alessia ROSSI

Hope is what keeps us going every single day and which lingers deep down in all of us, even in the most tricky and challenging situations on earth. Hope is like the taste of Matcha tea, it is confusingly astringent and sweet.

DWI: My Parenting Philosophy

Darah Zeledon | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

As a veteran mom of five -- no, I'm not retiring yet! -- the moniker of my long-standing parenting philosophy is: DWI. No, it doesn't stand for driving while intoxicated. Rather, it stands for: DEAL WITH IT.

# 7 Dispirited Liberal America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Disconnection from the spirit is also at the root of Liberal America's weakness. This points to a cure for our hopelessness that also can strengthen us to fight and win this battle, however challenging it may be.

Beyond Borders: An Unexpected Trip to Mexico With a Dying Man

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I didn't expect to be on a flight to Mexico. I thought I would spend most of today completing multiple unfinished writing projects that I have long neglected. Things changed when I met Ramon.

WATCH: 'Should' You Feel Bad?

Brad Yates | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the reasons we tend not to feel as good as we could as often as we could is that we have a lot of training in how to feel bad. Not only are we...

Q&A About Boozing

Bill Manville | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Manville

Sobriety is in the title; sobriety is the way I've run my life for over 20 years. My qualification is I've been through it myself. This is my second life. I represent no bullshit hope.

'A Bridge From Misery to Hope'

Anita Casalina | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Take a minute the next time you're stuck behind that school bus to be thankful that you can read and participate in our society fully. Make time to read to children. Consider volunteering for the adult literacy program in your area. And read something fun, just because you can.

The Power of When

Angela Vitaliano | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics
Angela Vitaliano

A few days ago, I was listening to an Italian friend of mine who was talking about one of his projects and, every now and then, he kept saying "if". If this happens, if I will do that, if things work out: a long dissertation where the "if" word was like a refrain.

Transgender Faith Tour

Stephanie Mott | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

So, why did I feel the need to do a transgender faith tour? I ran out of fingers and toes (and hairs on my head) as I tried to keep a count of the number of times I have heard LGBT and Christian represented as an either/or proposition. You can be Christian or you can be LGBT, the story goes, but you can not be both.

Social Media: Epic Power, Beauty and Terror

Max Benavidez | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Max Benavidez

Do you remember the shock wave in January 2009 that shook the media world when a tweet broke the hard news story that a plane had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River? That's social media in action.

A Story of Acceptance in an Unlikely Place: How Coming Out for the Second Time Renewed My Faith in People of Faith

Lauren-Joy Goss | Posted 10.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren-Joy Goss

I connected immediately to the messages of strength, forgiveness, love and finding wisdom. I got involved in the vocal team and started singing during service on Sundays. It wasn't until a few months in that I realized I had never mentioned I was gay.

WATCH: Your True Value

Brad Yates | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of my favorite pieces from the great Zig Ziglar goes like this: How many of you have a million dollar race horse, may I see your hands please? N...

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.

To Hope Again

Cara Dixon | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Cara Dixon

My job is to listen. The steady stream of situations that entangle, grieve, and dampen a person's spirit are entrusted to me. Each begs for interpreta...

Rays of Hope in California

Lisa Bennett | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Living in California is one of these hopeful things for me because even as we experience a serious drought (widely thought to be, at least in part, a result of global warming) we also are the nation's leader in the most essential climate solution: the transition to renewable energy.

The Sunday Series, (The Lucky One), with Mark Brodinsky

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Brodinsky

The courage to move forward. A dedication which inspires us all. The hope for a better tomorrow. September marks National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and today the story of one young lady who is finding her way out of the darkness.

WATCH: Differences of Opinion?

Brad Yates | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Wouldn't it be lovely if others always saw things our way...? Nah... probably be pretty boring, actually. But even though it would be dull and stifl...

I Didn't Count Her Toes

Mama Bean | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Mama Bean

I lost more than blood at half past six on that summer's evening. I lost what I assumed was my right to claim those first hours of my daughter's life outside of the womb.

WATCH: Enhancing Prosperity Consciousness

Brad Yates | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

What we focus on expands. Wouldn't it behoove us, then, to let go of any lack mentality we might have and trade up for an abundance mindset? Yeah... ...

We're All Marketers: Living On Hope

Michael Drew | Posted 09.23.2014 | Small Business
Michael Drew

It's as if we've accustomed ourselves to being marketers and being marketed to. We always want what we don't have, and are lured by the promise of something just over the temporal horizon.

GOD Speaks: What Are You Here to Be?

Maria Portas | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a magnificence that you have here, that has been given to you, and yet you do not see it right now. There is nothing that you are not being given to push you towards your Greatness.

Dealing With Anxiety On A Daily Basis

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

Even though anxiety is still an ongoing issue in my life, it's something that, like my depression, I have been able to get a better grasp on. Mental illness is different for every person, but these are some ways that I have found to be effective in helping to manage my anxiety.