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A Little Birdie Told Me

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.03.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

This week I wanted to share a story that once helped give me some comfort and guidance at a time when I needed it most.

The Dangers Of Having A Baby After 35: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Allison Gilbert | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Allison Gilbert

If you have a child later in life, like I did, it only increases the likelihood that you will be parenting without your parents. I never had that maternal advice, and my son doesn't have my mom as a grandmother.

Foods That Can Rev Your Metabolism

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

If you are one of the many people in the battle to fight the bulge, you will be pleased to learn that there are actually foods that may help you burn fat.

I Don't Want My Ex Back

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Divorce
Nina Lorez Collins

When women talk about the current romantic lives of their ex-husbands, it's common to hear refrains along the lines of "I couldn't care less who he's ...

Parentless Parents: Remembering Your Dad on Father's Day

Allison Gilbert | Posted 08.19.2011 | Women
Allison Gilbert

Father's Day can be particularly challenging if you've lost your dad. I'm a mom of two young children, and my father passed away when my son, our oldest, was just 18-months-old.

Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Summer)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Central Park lights the stage in all her glory, for summer has arrived, voluptuous and steady. No longer do the denizens of the city fear nature's vacillating affection.

Parentless Parents: Strategies For A Better Mother's Day

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

The truth is, being a mom hasn't removed the part of me that was also a daughter, and sometimes Mother's Day is just a painful reminder of her absence. So what can one do to make Mother's Day less painful and a lot more joyful?

What Do We Have to Lose?

Liz Neumark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Neumark

The news this past week has been staggering as we watch events unfold in Japan and Libya in particular.  While at home we are measuring and debating ...

Grief complicated by the loss of a best friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, My best friend and I had a major falling out 4½ years ago shortly after the death of my two-year-old son. At the time I was so...

The Insider's Guide To Death

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

From his unique perspective on the "other side," my son has become our "inside man" in the afterlife. In the following channeling session with psychic medium Jamie Butler, Erik shares what death is like.

Relationship 'Seasons': How Loss Changes Your Perspective

Lynne Hughes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynne Hughes

I think when you experience a trauma like death at young age; you learn quickly that people can be taken from you. They're with you one moment, and gone the next.

Love Is Being Present In Pain

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

Today, I am able to hold a space of love for those who have passed on and for those who remain. And, I am grateful for those in my life who have shown me that love is being present in pain.

Explaining The Loss Of A Pet To A Child

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Dealing with the passing of a well-loved pet is usually a small child's first experience with death. It is a harsh reality because it is permanent and children can't fathom permanent.

Parentless Parents: Teaching My Daughter About The Grandfather She Never Knew

Allison Gilbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

My dad thought these lessons were important for me to learn, and they are now important for me to share with my daughter.

Eternal Love: Remembering My Husband and Beginning My New Life

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

It doesn't take much to get me to talk about him, to think about him, and to try to accept that he is gone from this physical world. It's the intimacy of a companion that I miss. Coming home to him or welcoming him home. Saying "I love you" and snuggling to share a good night's sleep.

Growing Pains: A Dad's Struggle

Stuart Dow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stuart Dow

You see, my suffering isn't just selfish hurt; it stems from a pain that's hers. Of course, the analytical experts say she'll adjust, that this is all very normal.

Why It's So Difficult To Grieve Our Children: A Prescription For Healing

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What makes it so difficult to grieve our children is that when they are lost, we are lost. Hope waning, so, too, is our wonder, our gaiety, our reveling in the miracle of life, the promise of tomorrow.

Unplug And Recharge: The Benefits Of Taking A Break

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

Family loss has kept me away from writing here for a while. It has not been easy to slow down, but knowing that it's a healthy choice, I have had to find a way to be okay with being still.

Why Do We Feel We Have to Deserve What We Desire?

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

It seems both sad and paradoxical to me that so often we sabotage our desires -- our forward propulsion -- with the need to feel deserving of what they might yield before we allow ourselves to accept or act on them.

The Best Christmas Present? Try Gratitude

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

I have a suggestion for a gift -- a gift that you can receive and give at the same time. It's called "gratitude."

A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

Valerie Orsoni | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Valerie Orsoni

Here is a simple, well-thought-out nutrition and exercise plan for the four-day holiday weekend to help anyone avoid guilt and stress -- and the weigh...

Letter From Paris: "The Talent of His Generation"

Beth Arnold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Arnold

The unsaid truth about grief is it never dies. Yes, the shock eventually subsides, and, sooner or later, each day gets easier to face. But part of me left with Brent, and it is a part of me that can never be found.

The Work of Mourning, by Jacques Derrida

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

True to its title, Jacques Derrida's The Work of Mourning (2001) is a haunting book, consisting in a series of 14 texts, each memorializing one of his...

The Ken Jones Honorary Yard Sale, Taxes, and Apache Lore

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

Since Kenny's death, I have become two people. One goes to work and concentrates on work matters while the other comes home and takes care of the business of wrapping up my husband's life here on earth.

Losing a Dear Friend

Phil Perrier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phil Perrier

Tony Collins was a good man. He spent his life helping people, he and his family deserve justice. Lets hope there is a homicide detective who takes pride in his work the way Tony did.