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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...

Finding Art in Everyday Life

Alishia Osborn | Posted 08.28.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

Some people just know they are good at something. They find it while they are young, they find it easy and they excel. Not me. I love being creative, ...

The Power of Doing It: A Case for Living Out Our Dreams

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News
Mario Tenaglia

One of the most interesting results I have found with living out and following my dream has been the quiet and peace and rest I've experienced inside myself upon returning. I am more quiet and calm and peaceful inside. My body is relaxed.

Life Audits

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

When necessary, change isn't easy and it's just natural to try and initially resist it. What's interesting is that it's not change that's difficult to confront; it's the process of transformation that can be challenging.

What Makes Life Worth Living? Take a Moment to Ask

Miroslav Volf | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Miroslav Volf

Various forces bigger than ourselves -- perhaps most of all marketing and pop culture - shape our goals without us realizing it, guiding our lives for us, often in directions that, were we to think about it, we would want to resist. Life becomes, for instance, a series of consumer decisions based on our preferences for this or that experience, or a mad race for some vaguely-defined "success."

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

9 Things You've Done That Are Harder Than Starting a Business

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

As the world has become more complex, the logistics of exchanging value have become more complicated. But ordinary people do things every day that are way harder. If you've made it through any of these things, you've got what it takes.

The New Power Girls: What Happens After the Climb

The New Power Girls | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
The New Power Girls

The scene among the business women entrepreneurs and executives in business I have met and know has changed from what it once was just a few years ago. The dreams and goals we had and hoped for now pay the bills.

Proof There's Nothing Quite Like A Sibling Bond

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living

When I was two-and-a-half years old, my parents introduced me to my younger brother -- and only sibling -- for the first time. It was clear from the b...

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

Fighting Terminal Cancer With Life

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Doctors are taught to save people. Period. As patients, we need to be realistic about what we actually need saving from. Does months of sickness in hopes of a miracle outweigh a peaceful, beautiful time spent with family and friends and love?

Grandma's House (Photos)

Adrian Murray | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Adrian Murray

I'd like to introduce myself and some of my family by showing you a visual tale of my sons exploring this child's paradise, my home.

Krishna: The Original Avatar

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Hundreds of millions of adherents of the Hindu faith will gather together, around the world, in temples and homes, to celebrate the advent of God on Earth. This festival of the birth of Krishna is known in Hinduism as Janmastami.

5 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Here's the best part: When you detach happiness from achievement, these five things that happen are the key ingredients to success. Disconnecting happiness from achievement is the best way to achieve anything.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

Near-Death, Near-Life and Real-Life Experiences

Tom Gerdy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

I don't look forward to death because it will cramp my style, but at the same time, I don't view it as the ultimate tragedy. As I view life and death, the ultimate tragedy is living in a way that you miss opportunities to make a difference in the world around you while you are alive.

Symphony of Strength

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Velvet, brushing against august morning air, bearing our core, Our light, inscribed in pure dunes of first soil Emerging today as you and me, us and us

Don't Dismiss the Ordinary. That Is Where Opportunity Lives

Hans Hickler | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

The greatest ideas start with a simple thought, start with a simple comment made. The greatest opportunities start with a connection made, a discussion had. The greatest relationships start with a handshake, a comment.

TIME OUT! This is Your Life. Reinvention Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

If you start with this gift to yourself -- the gift of time and reflection -- you'll be on the way to creating a profound change that you never realized was possible.