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New Year's Resolutions: 6 Ways to Achieve Lasting Change

Robert Weiss | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

Despite the burning desire for chocolate, extramarital sex, blackjack, cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes, and the like that usually shows up somewhere arou...

Putting an End to Starving for Love

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

Unable to change, no matter what I tried, I wanted to evaporate, disappear, melt away. With each passing year, I punished myself for each sexual indulgence by trying to starve the gayness out of me, and maybe even slowly kill myself.

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

An Attitude of Gratitude: What This One Little Emotion Can Do for Your Life

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Whatever your motivation, whether it's feeling better right now, getting along more easily with others or achieving your goals with less wear and tear, gratitude appears to be worth considering as a strategy. Why not grab a pen and make a list; there's no time like the present!

Blood Donation: Giving the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

As a former ICU patient, I experienced this first hand by observing the love and support from my parents, family, friends, and medical team. In my darkest moments in the hospital, they were there to help guide me through, and they did.

2013's Most Important Charts

Economic Policy Institute | Posted 12.21.2013 | Business

This post originally appeared on EPI.org As we say goodbye to 2013, the economy is still failing ordinary workers. What is being done to make it...

Helping to Make Free Rehab a Reality

Anna David | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Lauri Burns had the sort of early life that you tend to assume a person wouldn't survive: She was abused, institutionalized, addicted and in a success...

For Young People Addicted to Painkillers, the Path Less Taken -- Why?

Stephen J. Pasierb | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephen J. Pasierb

While no one treatment approach is right for every teen, it is clinically sensible -- but not easy -- to find comprehensive care. We tell families to look for three things.

Broken Lives and Open Hearts

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

This week will mark the 34th anniversary of the accident that resulted in my quadriplegia, and I have been reflecting about how life happens and then ...

The Economy Is Growing Faster Than We Thought

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in almost two years in the third quarter while business spending was stronger than pr...

Harley & Me: The Power of (a Dog's) Love

Tracy Strauss | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact
Tracy Strauss

I'm in therapy to cope with PTSD, which I have as a result of childhood sexual abuse. Harley is not a certified therapy dog -- he is simply my therapist's dog -- but he's been sitting in on my sessions for almost two years now. His presence is a comfort. But it wasn't always.

Are You 'Exactly Where You Are Meant to Be?'

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

You are exactly where you are meant to be if you are filled with peace, acceptance, compassion, and love for our fellow humans.

The Boy in the Boardroom: When Sexual Abuse and Manhood Collide

Chris Carlton | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Carlton

Who's in charge of prioritizing man-rules? Aren't there exceptions? Where do we draw the line between ordering chicken wings when our health requires a grilled chicken salad, and abandoning healthiness and happiness altogether to protect a notion that none of us are obligated to defend?

Grace

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Being chronically ill is learning about love. Whether I believe I can recover or not, I am blessed.

It Wasn't Escapism. I Was Rescued.

Dean Trippe | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Dean Trippe

I was in the darkness. The story of Batman helped me realize I could wrap it around my arms like a security blanket. Or a cape. The yellow symbol on my chest was my light defended by a black creature more powerful than anything crime could throw at me.

What Is a Secret to the Success of Indiana Manufacturers?

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

My own experience in business and as a writer has convinced me that it is the team of people that make up a company that is the key to its success or failure. These stories are examples of achieving the American dream of being a successful entrepreneur.

A Not-So-Mindful Retreat

Kevin Griffin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Kevin Griffin

On my first Buddhist meditation retreat over Thanksgiving weekend, 1980, the teacher, a Buddhist monk, took away our car keys, watches, and jewelry at the beginning of the retreat. The idea was to keep us from running away, stop us from thinking about time, and make us let go of physical adornment.

Don't Become a Survivor: 8 Resilience Behaviors That Help You Move Beyond Trauma

Kathy Caprino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

When you can hold life's so-called imperfections in that light, you'll find that what makes you magnificent is everything you've previously believed is wrong with you.

My Birthday Wish

Ben Haygood | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ben Haygood

Sir -- I AM Jersey Strong. It's just that my local post office doesn't recognize "beach behind the dunes" or "Toyota behind the Wawa."

Recovery, Redemption and Professional Wrestling - One-Dimensional Scoundrels and Mystified Addicts

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

If we addicts want to make real changes for ourselves -- socially, politically -- we must stop participating in our own degradation. Painting ourselves as uncanny abominations who see things that normal people cannot see -- all of this simply plays into the ongoing marginalization of addicts and drug users everywhere.

Bieber Drops 'One Of The Most Important' Songs

Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber released a new song called "Recovery" this week, as a part of his ongoing Music Mondays series. The 19-year-old singer took to Twitter t...

Obama's Top Economic Adviser Tells Democrats They'll Have To Swallow Entitlement Cuts

Bloomberg Businessweek | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

This morning, Gene Sperling, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, appeared before a Democratic business group for what was bille...

Confessions of a Recovering People-Pleaser

Whitney Fisch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Whitney Fisch

Cheat on me with my good friend? Let me take you to the movies! Lie to my face? Can I buy you dinner?

BLS Says Job Numbers... Are Not Available

Roger Hickey | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

On the first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the unemployment numbers -- but not this month.

Can a Book End Addiction for Good?

Anna David | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

They recommend 12-step work, but they also point out the large role that trauma often plays in addiction development, trauma which is not worked through by using the steps.