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For the Love of My Sister

Robin Korth | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

My sister Laurie was a year and a half older than me and always two years ahead of me in school. She was also my best friend and "almost twin." In our...

Here's One Place Where Women Can Talk Openly About Sex

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women

What happens when women aren't able to talk about sex openly? According to Melissa Tapper Goldman, director of the documentary "Subjectified: Nine ...

Humans of The World

Trish Mitchell | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Trish Mitchell

The 'Humans of' movement feels to me like a vehicle for illustrating what all of us know deep down: that we're all humans of somewhere, we all have a story and we all have something of value to say, if we're given the chance to say it.

Brenda: Northwestern Pennsylvania, September 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

"So long, it was nice meeting you," I say. "You too," she says, and once again, my day and life are enriched by having taken a few moments to hear someone's story.

5 Women Who Have 'Broken Up' With Their BFFs

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women

Romantic breakups aren't the only kind that sting. Earlier this month, after writer and editor Natalie Kon-yu shared her experience severing ties w...

What's the Lesson in the Story You Tell?

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Want to understand and share the incidents of your life in ways that make them meaningful to others? Nothing rings more real than sharing the stories that mark turning points in your life.

Creating a Relationship Legacy

Bernie Saunders | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Bernie Saunders

Our relationship stories are our lifelines with others. By sharing our stories with someone important to us, we can see the events of our life from different, surprising perspectives. Creating our mutual stories could change our view of each other in unexpected and rewarding ways.

A Story to Match Your Story

Amanda Slavin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

As someone who loves to hear people's stories and share my own stories with the world, I have found some of the stories I have continually told myself have not allowed me to listen wholeheartedly to others' stories.

The Transformational Power of Storytelling

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

While myths, as vehicles for conveying wisdom, have been around since the beginning of human history, the therapeutic use of metaphor -- the subtly structured "story with a message" -- is a more recent development.

How to Lose Weight, One Small Business at a Time

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Elisberg

If you like stories with a twist, this one is for you.

Me and My Shadow: Six Years Later

Nancy Davis | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Davis

It's very difficult to describe a disease and the overall toll it takes as in my case of stage IV breast cancer.

Week 1 of the Great Lung Run

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

We are one week into this adventure, and it is time for updates! I am still running across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

How I Quit My Job And Found Myself

Posted 08.06.2012 | Women

Julia Goldberg | Role/Reboot I spent the better part of this week searching futilely for journal entries from April 2011, the month I left my job o...

The Best Time I Went Speed-Dating

The Hairpin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women

Approximately two months after the man I thought I was going to have babies with and I broke up, I decided to plunge back into the dating scene. I had...

Finding Hope, Part I

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I am trying to create a gift. A gift for my friend. He is 38. He is in love. He will marry in three weeks' time. I am 38. I am not in love. I have been separated 21 months.

Looking Ridiculous, Giggling and Flailing on the Yoga Mat

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

In matters of the heart, finance, armed conflict and whoever's currently in the seats of power, I vacillate, suffer, howl and sink. On the yoga mat, however, I take what comes, even when nothing comes, even when what comes is pretty laughable... or damned unbearable.

Letting Your Fearless Flag Fly

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Kaylee Scottaline

Those of us who use our own life experiences as material are certainly no strangers to judgment. And that alone gives us the right to fly our fearless flags high.

Mary Kennedy's Suicide Stirs a Memory

Lea Lane | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Like Mary Richardson Kennedy appears to have been, Delia was a beloved person who died too young from terminal depression. It can happen to anyone. Even those who seem to have it all.

A Mother's Day Memory of Never-Ending Chocolates

Janice Harper | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

My mother loved her chocolates. A box of Russell Stover was her favorite, though she'd never turn down a Whitman's Sampler. Anything better was just too good to be eaten and only meant to be admired and sniffed, like the cap from her Chanel No. 5.

'The Moment I Knew Was Depressed'

Therese Borchard | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

There was never a moment when I said to myself, "Self, it's been two months since you haven't been your cheery self, and if the Zoloft ad on TV is any indication of what depression feels like, you are certainly a sad egg who can't -- or doesn't want to -- catch that damn butterfly."

A Night Indisputably Different From All Other Nights

Drew Litowitz | Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Drew Litowitz

With Passover, and the one-year anniversary of my mother's death, approaching fast, I find myself in a particularly strange situation, wondering if I have a choice in how to move forward.

Third World America: Stories Archives

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Andrea McCarren Washington DC Laid off TV journalist takes road trip around America looking for stories of resilience. Founded 'Project Bounceback'. ...