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6 Things I Wish I'd Known About The First 6 Months Of Having A Baby

Emily Hatch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

The first six months of being a parent can seem endless at times, but ultimately, they're gone in a flash, and you can't ever get that time back. Capture every moment.

The Difference Between Tolerance and Acceptance

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Often, I see the words "acceptance" and "tolerance" being used interchangeably. The LGBT community often talks of building a tolerant society, but it is by no means enough.

To The Lonely Freshman: Your Isolation Is Not Permanent

Matt Camarda | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Matt Camarda

Your isolation may feel permanent; it may become hard to imagine a future in which you've found your place. It may feel like cold comfort to hear that adjusting takes time, but it's the truth. I've been there.

What Robin Williams Can Teach Us to Do for Each Other

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

And we want to help. And we're afraid to. We're afraid of not knowing what to say. We're afraid of looking too closely into the deep and bottomless well of someone else's unhappiness, afraid of how those dark waters may beckon to us.

Understanding Depression

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

In my role as a minister, I have counseled many who suffer from depression. But I speak from personal experience as well, for I have dealt with depression off and on all of my adult life.

Individuation and Isolation

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Ideally, individuation is a life-long process. As we make choices, we develop our talents, gifts, and interests and find like-minded people with whom to share.

Elder Abuse and Older Americans Month: A Tribute to My Immigrant Mother

Robert Espinoza | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Espinoza

Two residents at my mother's nursing home in northern Colorado began overcrowding her table at dinner time, making it uncomfortable for her to sit or eat. And when she complained informally to a staff member, the couple launched a full-on assault.

Meet the 'No, Thanks' Generation

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

We believe we can do everything ourselves because we have Google. Because if we desire human interaction, we have our online dating inbox. And when we don't, when we'd rather not make small talk with a guy at a bar, we just say no, thanks and binge on "House of Cards."

Aging at Home: Will You Be Lonely?

Rachel Adelson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Most people say they want to age at home, but there's a funny thing about that. Although folks want to stay in familiar surroundings to be near friends and family, too many people as they get older find themselves stranded in their own neighborhoods, suffering from a shrinking social network.

National Sibling Day: The importance of Siblings and the Care That We Must Provide Them

Jay Scott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In life, there are only a handful of people who can say they have known you for your entire life. Among them, of course are your parents, but also those who stand beside you, your comrades, your siblings.

Why Is My Kid Shutting Me Out?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

When we resist what our children feel, we reject them. They learn their emotions are bad, they repress them and then reject themselves.

Finding the Right Distance

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

If I'm to nurture a more fulfilling life based on authentic connections with a broader circle of family and friends, I believe there are a few challenging questions I need to ask myself before deciding to end a relationship or push someone away.

Letter to My Generation: 6 Reasons Why You (Just) Might Want to Reconsider Joining a Synagogue

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

If you make time each week to slow down, stop and reflect on the joys and challenges of the past six days, you live at a different, more modulated pace.

Ballet Class Makes Me Cry: A Message to All Mothers in the Thick of It

MotherWoman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
MotherWoman

All kinds of seasons were cycling around me and I couldn't breathe. I couldn't keep up with how summer had turned to fall, how my baby had turned into someone who was big enough to be perceptive of emotions, into someone who handed me a leaf when I was sad.

Is Your Life Plagued by Loneliness? Tips to Overcome It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Life is too short to waste on suffering from core loneliness. Please heed to my suggestion: Open up, take a chance and access the hidden part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your childhood wounds. Learn to love yourself and eliminate loneliness from your life!

Lonely Street of Dreams

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

It is a cruel irony that some students may find that this time in their life when they have the most social interaction is also the time when they feel most isolated. The holiday season offers parents a unique opportunity to gauge their student's adjustment and provide support before they return for second semester.

What is Going on With Our Teens? Teen Suicide & Violence

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am proposing that we are raising a generation of teens who feel lonely, disconnected and misunderstood.

How Loneliness Can Harm Your Diet -- And Your Health

Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty

You are what you eat -- but apparently, who you eat with is pretty important too. Research shows that eating alone means eating a less nutritious diet...

Why Devices Aren't Ruining Experiences and Relationships

Simone Collins | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

People have always augmented their real-world experiences with "devices," be they cards, newspapers, books, cameras, or tour guides. There is no reason to become alarmed about this activity now.

You Can Take It With You But Might Not Want To

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Surprisingly, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying is not a depressing book. It illuminates ways in which even during the final stage of life, there can be redemption and acceptance through the expression and openhearted exchange of honesty and gratitude.

Curing Isolation and Loneliness Through Hospitality

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

When people become part of a church they begin to develop relationships. Their number of confidants begins to increase. Their loneliness is replaced by friendship and they do not feel quite so isolated.

ICE Blacklists Community Visitors

Sarah Shourd | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Sarah Shourd

Recognizing the visitation movement's growing power, ICE began to crack down on three Southern California visitation programs, Friends of Adelanto Detainees and two Orange County programs.

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (June 28-July 4)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of isolation, preference, and intention for you to ponder and practice this week.

Loneliness vs. Solitude: Why Its Important To Remember The Difference

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Arzu Kaya Uranli

We should remember that loneliness is the pain of being alone, yet solitude is the splendor of being alone, and that to have long-lasting happiness we should remember the difference in between.

So, Are You Still an Island?

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

How does one conduct herself each day among such partisanship, isolation, domestic and international disasters, and what seems like the daily fracturing not only of our nation, but also of our relationship with other nations? It's been a harrowing week trying to figure all of this out -- here's what I've established.