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What Just Happened?!

Katie Schwartz | Posted 05.24.2014 | Comedy
Katie Schwartz

Though friends speculated about the true nature of our relationship, I don't recall a moment when sexual tension or chemistry crept between us. From the day we met, it never occurred to either of us to be more than friends.

Sexual Harassment... Welcome to My World

Adam Delbridge | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Adam Delbridge

For the first time in my life I started to understand the psychological stress that sexual harassment causes. I 'get' why people feel they cannot do anything to stop it. It's a sly, evil form of abuse that is as carefully thought through as any well-planned crime.

Dancing in Second Place

Robin Korth | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I now choose to dance in first place in my own life. This has taken courage, self-love, determination and a pure-hearted willingness to go through big, big growing pains. But I am worth it. A happy, joy-calling life is worth it. I know this now. Even though for so many, many years in my life I did not.

Two Strangers on a Plane

Robin Korth | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It was late afternoon in Portland, Oregon -- around 4 o'clock. For me, it was closer to 7 p.m., as I had been flying all day from the East Coast of ...

Too Much Internet News Can Drive You Crazy (or Why I Decided Putting a Microwave on the Toilet was a Good Idea)

Emma Nicholson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Emma Nicholson

I came to the realization I was reading too much internet news recently. I skimmed past Taylor Swift's latest romantic woes and the article detailing '10 Ways to Properly Cut Your Toenails' and searched for something that piqued my interest. Then I saw 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.

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.

Wigs Are My Superhero Costume

Salon | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women

I was sitting at my kitchen table with a guy I’d met earlier that night. It was some dark hour beyond midnight, maybe 2 a.m., maybe 4 a.m., and I wa...

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.

I'm Letting Go Of My Pregnancy Dreams

XOJane | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women

I've always dreamed of being pregnant. I mean that literally -- during a brief period when I thought I might have been rendered sterile by a bout of c...

When There Was Nothing Left to Do, I Fed Her Ice Cream

Gilt Taste | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women

Cape Cod, where I grew up, is practically the ice cream capitol of the world, and my mother took full advantage of her adopted home. Unlike many women...

My Sister Had The Perfect Life -- And It Made Me Rethink Mine

Salon | Posted 07.05.2012 | Women

"We bought a new house," my older sister said a few months ago, in one of our rare phone conversations. "I’m so happy for you," I said, though I'...

A Personal Story: One Woman Takes On The Iron Girl Triathlon - At 58!

Posted 06.14.2012 | Fifty

I love a challenge, so loved this story about a woman who took on a formidable physical challenge at – 58! --MT marlothomas.com By Rosemary Manni...

Beware 'Story Lock'

Matthew Dowd | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Matthew Dowd

One of the best things we can do in life, both personally and professionally, is at regular moments to drop the etched stone tablets of our stories to the floor, allow them to break into pieces, and look at things with a fresh eye.

Steve Jobs -- What Makes it So Sad?

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

What exactly is it that makes Steve Jobs death so profoundly sad? It wasn't just that he was the Thomas Edison of our day, the creator of so many cool products. It wasn't just his innovative brilliance.

Accidents Happen. Luckily So Do Miracles.

Karen Latimer | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Karen Latimer

I believe in miracles. I got mine. I am not counting on there being another one in the cards for me, so I will be doing what I should've done before. I am looking for accidents before they happen.

Pray for Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck's predictions that health care reform would lead to government bureaucrats euthanizing people like his daughter are dead wrong, but we at Sojournors agree with Glenn on this point: God is the giver of life.

Searching for Bobby Fischer... and Bobby Neugeboren

Jay Neugeboren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Neugeboren

The parallels in the lives of my brother and Fischer are often as remarkable as they are sad, and I've tried here to tell part of the story: