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The Right To Live -- And Die -- On Your Own Terms

Melanie Young | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

It's a shame you have to relocate to die on your terms. But for those who are terminally ill who want to focus on the quality of their rest of their lives rather than worry about the prolonged pain of dying, it is a choice they make to put themselves and their loved ones at ease.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Death. How to Handle The Living.

Jo Tinyow | Posted 10.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jo Tinyow

I know that I probably still don't have the right answers or solutions to the question but what I do know and have learnt is that, my friend, you deserve to live your life and you deserve enjoy and embrace what you have here on earth.

Is Life an Illusion?

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.10.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Do you ever wonder about the meaning of life, and in particular your life? Well, of course you do, but maybe you should ease up on the angst. There are academics who say you don't have a life. You're just an app.

Lights Go on Part XXIV: Intuition

Thomas Bähler | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Today, I have made a conscious choice to write to you, guided, as well as possible, solely by my intuition. I live under this canopy of will and...

Seasoned Friends

Jo Tinyow | Posted 10.08.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jo Tinyow

As I get older, I'm learning that friends and even partners will come and go but those that stay will be worth every moment.

Fake It 'Till You Make It

Jessica Kline | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Kline

Yes, we're going through a lot of change but if we start pretending we know how to control it all, then eventually it will hold true too.

Nothing Is Easy

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Isaac Newton's law of universal gravitation was right. At least, it feels like it was right. Bec...

IF I COULD, I WOULD... Time to Reinvent Your Life?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Do you want to live a life of few regrets? Do you want to live with passion and fulfill some of your dreams? Well, it won't happen all on its own. You have to consciously create your reality and your life to make it what you want.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

The Journey Called Life

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

This journey is the culmination of our own thoughts that are formulated by what others say or their actions towards us. That's why I feel like this journey is not one that we take alone

Are You Too Nice?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

A simple thing, but it rattled me for the rest of the day. What is it about me that made that woman think it would be all right to ask such a personal favor? Does she not know I'm a doctor and a germaphobe? What if she has a cold? A sore throat? Herpes?

The King Within the Queen

Susan Winter | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

We all want to love and be loved. We want to meet the person who wants what we want, with us. The remedy to this dilemma is to maintain the goal of partnership in our minds while actively expanding our own lives.

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.

The People of Shanghai's Old Alleys

Mimo Khair | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

Behind the glitz of modern Shanghai, is an old alley life soaked with tradition and color. There, in those narrow lanes, below masses of tangled elect...

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

Five Life Lessons From Five Convicted Felons

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Five convicted felons I met served their time and are not now out of prison. After being released, they ended up in very different life situations, ranging from bright to bleak. Regardless of your situation, these five lessons can make the difference between a promising or a bleak future.

Age is Just a Number... Until we Make it More Than That

Lindsay Henry | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Let's live. Let's not feel pressured "to act our age" or embarrassed if we act older than the age we are. Let's not be ashamed of it or hide from it or mutter the number quietly. Let's be proud of our age, no matter how young or old. Right now. Today. This year. And every year we get.

Does Medicine Need a New Language?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

The insurance companies' complications, government involvement, and economic downturn have all added fuel to this fire of discontent. But I think the problem is even more pervasive than that. It stems from our interactions. With each other and with our patients.

The Philosophy Of Calm

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

There are so many reasons to be frantic, to run from one thing to another, to be pumped high with anxiety and dread. And yet – as we know in our hea...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Confessions of a Self-Proclaimed Phone Addict

Ashley McDonald | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley McDonald

Perhaps I should put down my phone a little. Maybe we all should (fellow college students, I'm talking to you). Because yeah, life is moving pretty fast, and if we don't stop and look around once in a while, we could miss it (couldn't resist). Do they have AA groups for this sort of thing?

The Secret Lives Of Patients

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

My recent experience taught me that doctor and patient are two sides of the same coin -- and it's a toss up, literally, which side we are on. Every day.

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Kevan Lee | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, you...