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8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

4 Solutions for Holiday Grief: Breakups, Divorce and Death

David Kessler | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kessler

As a grief expert who has spent decades working with those who have lost loved ones, I can tell you it's so much more than one season and then you're "done" grieving.

A Pale Blue Christmas

Brent A. Strawn | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Brent A. Strawn

The presence of sorrow doesn't mean that Christmastime, even with sadness mixed in, can't be truly joyous and happy. It just means we have to redefine our understanding of "happy" and "joyful."

Holiday, Shmoliday: What to Do When Christmas Feels Blue

Beth Frede | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Frede

There are plenty of folks who just feel blue, but can't pinpoint why. So how do you navigate this time with a little more ease, grace and holiday spirit? And how can you be more supportive of those around you who are experiencing their own ups and downs?

5 Ways to Fight Loneliness Over the Holidays

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's a universally meaningful time for millions of people, and I would argue that this sense of connectedness is a large part of what makes the season seem sort of magical. Yet for many people, the winter months don't always live up to their heartwarming reputation.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

The Best Thing You Can Do When Someone Is Sad

OWN | Posted 12.08.2014 | OWN

When someone we love is sad, our gut reaction is often to do one of two things: run from the situation, or try and fix it. Episcopal priest Barbara Br...

Is There An Upside to Bullying or Exclusion?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I learned to be empathic and to think about the impact of my behavior on others because of some of my less-than-positive experiences. I learned to look into the eyes of others when I was speaking to them to see what kind of reaction I was causing.

Stigmatize Me, Fool

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

Depression isn't weakness. It's an illness. I think this message will make itself clearer as more people feel free to talk about it. So here I am, talking about it.

How to Find Gratitude in the Midst of Challenges

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

I want you to imagine a bright white light coming from above. It's the light of gratitude. Now surround yourself in that light. Get covered from your head to your toes in that white light and let it surround your fears and your pain.

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

Giving Thanks for Crud

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

I have spent a lot of tearful hours trying to figure out what possible good could be coming of this particular pile of crud. Last week, the liturgy included the line, "We give thanks for those moments that remind us that we are not in power." Being grateful to realize we're not in control?

The Necessity of Sadness

Holstee | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Holstee

Loss of any kind has the capacity to make us bitter, angry, self-righteous, indignant. Demanding an answer doesn't change the fact that sometimes there isn't one, and that's okay.

Curate Your Mood to Better Your Life

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though it's easier to believe we're the victims of our circumstances, it's empowering to take ownership of how the world around us impacts our well-being. Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, I believe that you always have a choice, and there are always things within your control that you can focus on.

3 Steps to Experience the Perfect Imperfect Moment

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Life is too precious to waste it lost in our heads, evaluating ourselves, one step removed from our own experience. We can more fully live our life by paying attention to our senses and being willing to feel what we are actually experiencing at any given moment in time.

Break Down to Rise Up: Why Failure and Heartache Are Catalysts for Greatness

Victoria Olubi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Victoria Olubi

You see, every single one of us has had a breakdown moment. Some of us have them once a year or once a month or even every day. It's imperative that we come to the realization that breakdowns are a catalyst for positivity.

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

How the Judge Wrecked My Perfect Divorce Day

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Greenberg

I was fine with the divorce but upset by what felt like a scolding from a judge. I've asked myself several times if perhaps she was simply acting like any other judge would in this situation. I don't know what the answer is.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

5 Things You Are Doing That Keep You From Feeling You Are Good Enough

Shelley Davidescu | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Shelley Davidescu

One of the foundational principles I use while helping my clients is identifying and owning their feelings of worthiness and being good enough about who they are and what they stand for. It is from this place of self-worth that your internal genius shows up so you can truly offer your gifts to the world.

Lights Go on Part XXII: Loss

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Recently thoughts about about loss began to rise from within... I have lived life, I imagine, like most of us. Periods of expansion. Periods of con...

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

10 Healing Quotes to Help With Grief

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

When we lose a loved one, the difficult part is trying to learn how to function without them. The relationship is so ingrained in our daily habits, we have to train ourselves to learn new behaviors without the loved one around.

10 Secrets Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

have been talking to your teens for over two decades. Even though trends and styles may change, teens still have the same concerns and the same secrets that they would like you to know, but just don't feel comfortable telling you.

In Celebration of the Karaoke, Vietnamese Style

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

Below is an excerpt from my book, East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres, published in 2010. Sadness and joy and yearnings and stories of broken h...