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Christmas With Cancer: What Matters Most

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

In the end, I would much rather live a life of abundant joy no matter what circumstances I will face. I don't want to spend one holiday bitter, angry, or aggrieved. I refuse to allow the junk in my life to decide the amount of joy and happiness that floods my heart.

A Beautiful Reminder

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

A few weekends ago I experienced one of the most beautiful three days I can remember. The temperature was perfect and the color of the changing leaves...

Why I Don't Miss My Breasts Anymore

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Women
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Shortly after my double mastectomy 12 years ago, my oncologist asked me how I felt about losing my breasts. I told him I was sad and afraid I would feel this way forever. "How you feel will keep evolving," he said.

Climb Our Inner Mountains

John Murphy | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
John Murphy

Just finished reading an extraordinary short book Mount Analogue, written by Rene Daumal. It is ostensibly about mountain climbing but it is about far more than that.

I Almost Died Twice -- Talk About Perspective

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.09.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

As we gain experience, our perspective matures, our insight into what is truly important, matures. But we can accelerate that; we should accelerate that. And it doesn't take shocks to the system to do that.

Too Much Attention On the Sideshow in Oakland: Enough Is Enough!

Lee Bycel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Media
Lee Bycel

Most people are good, hard working and caring people. We want to know about both the good and the bad, the cutting edge events and the problems -- but come on, "breaking news" stories about the sideshow in Oakland is over the top.

5 Things I Used To Judge About Divorcees (Until I Was One)

The Stir | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
The Stir

Never let anyone tell you God doesn't have a sense of humor. Or that pride doesn't go before a fall.

The Upsides Of Self-Pity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon; you were nine years old. Your parents wouldn’t let you have any ice cream if you didn’t do your maths homework. I...

Start Where You Are

Sister Jenna | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Do you ever look into the future by starting with where you are? There's a saying, "As it is for you right now, well that's your tomorrow." This is...

'What Do You Do?' How to Deal With a Stay-at-Home Mom's Most Dreaded Question

Reem Kassis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Women
Reem Kassis

The next time I find myself about to label or judge, I will take a step back and remember this woman's answer. I will remember the kind of world I want my daughter to grow up in and I will play my part in creating that world.

10 Life-Changing Things Doctors Actually Said To Me

Jessica Bensten | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

The bottom line is, sometimes there is no good news. But all news should still be delivered with kindness and compassion.

Culture Sh*t to Cultural Shift: Identifying Filipino Norms That May be Hindering Our Growth

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Jonha Revesencio

The challenge is for every Filipino to ask ourselves - "Am I subconsciously limiting myself by blinding following culture norms?" "Am I robbing myself of exponential growth because I think of others highly and belittle my personal strengths?"

The Moment That Made Me a More Compassionate Mother

Amy Heinz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Amy Heinz

The other day, I was walking through the grocery store parking lot with all three of my kids. Because I was distracted by the usual chaos of reminding everyone to hold hands, look for cars and get their fingers out of their noses, I was surprised to hear a voice behind me.

We Don't Know What We Don't Know

Hans Hickler | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Organizations go through change -- growth, market dynamics, Customer demands, stakeholder pressures. An organization's ability, and readiness, to face that change, and to create real sustainability is paramount. All too often, the unknown plays a crucial factor.

It Took A Devastating Diagnosis To Help This Woman Start Living For Today

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living

For as long as she can remember, Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue took an active interest in her health. In college she studied exercise physiology and worked...

Understanding 'Understanding'

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

We are all a person in a situation. As much as we want others to understand our situation, we should try to understand theirs. Maybe even the slow driver of the minivan who got his food before me had a very good reason for driving slowly. Probably not -- but maybe.

We Must Recover America's Hopeful Spirit

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Shammas

While we used to feel inspired by our country, we now feel disenchanted. While we used to hope, now we doubt. And rather than listening to leaders who unite us, too often we pay heed to demagogues like Rush Limbaugh whose sole source of profit comes from division and discord.

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...

Calling All Minds: Table Talk With Benjamin Moe

Maya Horgan | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Maya Horgan

Benjamin Moe, 21-year-old co-founder and editor-in-chief of Table Talk, sneaks about the dimly lit corridors of a coal factory in rural Jaipur, tacking CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to the factory's rusty insides.

Your Friends Are Dying

Zach Dean | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Perspective is a funny, fleeting thing, and the lens in which we view our world is ever changing. Often we stumble upon a perspective we like -- a perspective of playfulness, appreciation, or positivity -- and it transforms our whole world for a few moments.

For Happiness, the Delete Key Is Your Friend

Valerie Alexander | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Recently, I had to ask a friend for help. This person is in a position to help me, with very little sacrifice, and yet, he said, "No." He had a long e...

A Whole New -- And Necessary -- Way To See Your Messy House

Glennon Melton | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

In terms of parenting, marriage, home, clothes -- I will not be a slave to the Tyranny of Trend any longer. I am almost 40 years old and no catalog is the Boss of Me anymore. I am free.

Seeking a Bit of Normalcy

Stephen Bell | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephen Bell

Cystic Fibrosis requires attention. Constant attention. And for me, for everyone with CF that is normal. And in less than two weeks I'm getting married. To a girl who is anything but normal. And our relationship is anything but normal because it takes a girl who is anything but normal to marry me.

Exploring the Great West: Regaining Perspective on Health, Wealth and Worry

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

This excursion gave me the phenomenal opportunity to pause and set aside my "critical" daily activities to reflect on my great blessings. I spent time with my husband, laughed until our sides ached while enjoying our country's spectacular beauty with our adventurous bus companions.

A Wake-Up Call: It's Just Water, It Will Dry

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Lammersen

Today, remember: Even the things that happen in your life that feel cold and icy, let them soak you, submerge yourself in them, because they are just water, they will always dry in the end.