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How To Move On (When There's No Place To Move To)

Janice Harper | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

By learning to control our thoughts, we slowly, ever so slowly learn to control our emotions -- without sacrificing our capacity to feel. As we control our emotions, we ever so slowly alter our perceptions.

Women and Pornography: Fifty Shades of the Same Old Color

Robert Weiss | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
Robert Weiss

Ultimately, the Fifty Shades phenomenon is opening up a very healthy dialogue about female sexuality, not just in the therapeutic community and among BFFs on their coffee breaks, but between women who've read the books and their intimate partners.

SISTER GIANT: Consciousness and Politics

Marianne Williamson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Impact
Marianne Williamson

Would our legislative priorities be what they are today -- tending always in the direction of serving those with economic leverage first -- were those legislative bodies anywhere near gender equal? Would the "war on women" exist as it does now?

Resilience, Recovery and Optimism

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Nothing is black and white, and no one -- not even the most fortunate among us -- makes it through life unscathed. So what questions do we need to ask ourselves in order to find that invisible line between too little and too much focus on a painful past?

Losing Control, on Purpose!

Maggie Lyon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

What's amazing is that when we consciously release our misery-inducing, controlling ways, we feel better! By this I mean, freer, more at ease, relaxed, and reassured in a manner that can only come from profoundly letting go.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Adult children of alcoholics (ACoAs) can and often do suffer from some features of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are the direct result of living with the traumatizing effects of addiction.

PHOTOS: Girl Mauled By Pet Raccoon Gets First Donor-Supported Surgery

Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

After Charlotte Ponce was mauled by her family's pet raccoon 10 years ago, the brave girl is finally receiving the treatment that she deserves. The...

The Mind-Blowing Deception My Husband Pulled Off

Lisa Arends | Posted 10.02.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

My husband was a brilliant and talented man whose skills included creating and maintaining a separate existence.

Three Years Into Recovery, A Huge Majority Of States Haven't Recovered

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Three years since the recession ended, 43 states have yet to regain the jobs they lost in the downturn. The figure is a reminder of how ...

Planes, Buses, and More Buses: How an Olympic Athlete Travels

Erin Cafaro | Posted 09.19.2012 | Sports
Erin Cafaro

The tricky part about traveling for athletes is that you need to be up and ready to train and/or compete once you get to your destination, yet the travel can wreak havoc on your body.

Veterans' Health: Beyond PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury

Margaret Stone | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Stone

Countless veterans have suffered for decades with PTSD, pain and addiction, afraid to ask for help. Whether they served in Vietnam, Desert Storm or Iraq, these veterans need compassion and comprehensive treatment for these serious wounds.

The Social Capital Generation Machine

David Brancaccio | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
David Brancaccio

A better economy may start with the relationships that are forged within communities. It is these kinds of links that can lead to wider policy changes that are also necessary to create a new kind of economy that lifts up the well being of more people.

Watch What You Pray For, Mitt

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

The obstruction of the Obama recovery may be tactically effective in the political short-term, but as a long-term strategy, it is nothing short of Republican murder-suicide on the grandest scale imaginable.

Lessons From the Side of the Sea

Janice Harper | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

They say if you're lucky enough to live on the beach, you're lucky enough. And I have to agree, living so close to the side of the sea that if I fell out of bed I'd drown.

A Holistic Approach to Health in Early Recovery: Diet and Nutrition

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

I've found that the proper diet, along with targeted vitamin supplementation, can work miracles in the lives of early recovering addicts and alcoholics.

The Case for Better Alternatives

Howard Meitiner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Howard Meitiner

I applaud politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who have recognized the need to invest in halfway houses and other treatment programs versus prisons. That being said, a treatment program is only viable as an alternative to incarceration if it lives up to its promise.

Are We Addicted to Being an Enabler?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

We are not doing our loved ones a service by living in fear of their threats, trying to be best buds, believing this time will be different or too lazy to do anything about their actions.

Removing The Anesthesia: A Reflection On Step 6

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

We can't and shouldn't demand perfection of ourselves, but we must always keep moving ahead, challenging ourselves to move past our personal zones of comfort.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Bud Clayman on OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie

Dan Persons | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You could say that a documentary with the title OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie is maybe biting off more than it could chew, but no more so than the filmmaker who found himself coping with all those afflictions.

A Holistic Approach To Health In Early Recovery: Withdrawal And Insomnia

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

For the alcoholic or addict who's just put down their drink or drug of choice, it seems like life is about to end. What they will eventually realize, if they stay sober, is that life is just beginning.

Why We Sweat The Small Stuff (And How To Stop)

Ellie Knaus | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellie Knaus

Some of us would rather pretend our hard battles don't exist and invent a war over the trivial instead. Half the time, we don't even know we're doing it. But there's hope.

Too Sexy For My Shirt

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

I am not a member of the Mile High Club, but I once made a crash-landing because I was making out with the man who was supposed to be manning the controls -- not man-handling the passenger.

The 'Very Sluggish' Housing Market Recovery

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

(Adds details, market reaction, quote) NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices edged higher in March, the second m...

How Well Will I Get?

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

Even adults who have struggled with anorexia nervosa for years can get better -- but do they ever recover completely?

Never Fear, the New DSM Won't 'Create More Addicts'

Deni Carise | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

The new DSM will not cause more people to be diagnosed with addiction. Instead, more people who may not yet be addicted (but whose substance use is nonetheless unhealthy) will be able to access very inexpensive but proven effective treatment earlier and more easily.