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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.

Motivation at Its Maximum

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Brian volunteering at a Red Cross event in Connecticut before the Hartford Marathon When we are born, we are given the gift of a lifetime. However,...

Psychiatry and Hearing Voices: A Dialogue With Eleanor Longden

Allen Frances | Posted 11.27.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

This could be one of my most important blogs. It is an attempt to find common ground between psychiatry and the Hearing Voices Movement (HVM) -- a growing international grassroots effort to help people find meaning in their troubling experiences.

At the Intersection of Addiction and Grace

Heather Kopp | Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion
Heather Kopp

Who used to live in dread of being exposed as an alcoholic and would rather die than declare it from a podium? The only explanation is that Noah and I are walking, talking miracles -- living proof of God's goodness and grace.

Finding Peace and Gratitude in PTSD Recovery

Matthew Hoh | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Matthew Hoh

Throughout the 20 months of my own recovery, it has been others sharing their stories; telling their tales of suffering, often embarrassing and humbling, but with recognizable themes and events that motivated and strengthened me when I was weak.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: A Highly Valuable Contribution Despite Major Flaws

Ron Unger | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Unger

I hope to see future versions of ACT which acknowledge this and which help people find value in, rather than just tolerate, the experiences they once felt compelled to avoid at all costs.

ReThink Review: Thanks For Sharing -- Sex Addiction Goes Mainstream

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When I saw the trailer for Thanks For Sharing, I wrote it off as a fluffy ensemble rom-com questionably based in the world of sex addicts in recovery. But I'm happy to admit that I had this movie totally wrong.

Is Miley Responsible for Drug ODs?

Anna David | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Miley Cyrus didn't kill them. The Zoo Festival didn't kill them. But our society, which glorifies the use of drugs and alcohol and stigmatizes addiction and even recovery -- that expends outrageous amounts of energy on shaming Miley Cyrus while ignoring many of the issues worth getting upset about -- does play a part

My Journey to Hazelden: 50 Days That Changed Everything

Tommy Rosen | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

When I arrived in rehab, I was acutely aware that all my thoughts, words and actions up to that point in my life had led me to this place. This was the result of the sum total of all my activities. What I could not realize was that I had hit the jackpot. My authentic self was awakening.

Participated in the Malibu Triathlon in Honor of My Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Good News
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Malibu triathlon, which is a race that I've always wanted to do ever since I entered the sport.

Creating Dialog on Approaches for 'Psychosis' in New Jersey

Ron Unger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Unger

What would happen if professionals opened their minds about the nature of madness? What new possibilities might be created if they questioned labels ...

Bad Times Mean Good Times Are Coming

Varda Epstein | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Varda Epstein

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen things are bad, I prefer to see them as they are. For, really, what good comes from following a trail you've been led to by self-invented lies of optimism?

Victim or Survivor?

Heidi Cave | Posted 10.31.2013 | TED Weekends
Heidi Cave

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI was confused and continued to sob until the door swung open and my boyfriend of just six weeks came into the room. He stood by my bed. "Heidi. You have to fight. You have to decide. Do you want to live?"

Spiritual Colonic

Edie Weinstein | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

I wear many professional hats: journalist, author, therapist, speaker, minister, healer, radio show host social worker, PR goddess, reiki master and ...

Not Another Recovery Memoir

Heather Kopp | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Heather Kopp

I needed to read a recovery memoir that was actually about recovery. I was desperate to hear a newly sober person talk about joy. And if possible, to hear from a person of faith who had succumbed to addiction, quit, and come out the other side without losing God in the process.

What if You're Doing Better Than You Think?

Heather Kopp | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Heather Kopp

One of the hazards of Christianity--or for that matter, any path of spiritual formation--is that we get so focused on change and growth that we forget that we're okay right now. God isn't waiting for us to finally get it all together so he can love us more.

How to Scream for Help

Heather Kopp | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Kopp

As soon as we give up hope that we can save ourselves from ourselves, as soon as we're willing to put down our pride and cry out for rescue, God shows up in a yellow shirt. And we are saved.

No Vacation For Busy Small Business Owners

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 10.21.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK — Jerome Cleary was on the verge of taking a trip to Hawaii this month when he started getting emails and phone calls from potential cl...

The Value of Intervention

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 10.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

If you are reading this and someone you care about is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction, my heart truly goes out to you. No one wants to be the bad guy and no one wants to point at the elephant in the room. It's not how any of us were raised.

Dr. Drew Opens Up

Anna David | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

"The only thing going on in an active addict's brain is, 'I've got to use.' And as a non-addict, I have to get re-directed on that all the time."

Celebrities and Drug Addiction: A Perfect Storm

John Tsilimparis | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

As an addiction therapist, in the past 15 years of treating many different types of chemically-dependent individuals and their families, I have observed significant reasons as to why celebs and drug addiction seem to come together so often.

The Absence of Presence

Francis Levy | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Have you ever had the feeling that someone is not really there? It could be them or you. Either the person in question is quite distant and removed b...