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Sadness

Am I Allowed To Forget?

Elea Acheson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

I bicycled 1,200 miles of this coast in the fall of 2009. My 6-year-old son died that summer, and I was alone for the first time in my life. Not the alone that you find in a quiet moment with a cup of tea and a book. I mean the alone that follows you into crowded rooms and pushes everyone away.

Insight Into the Mind of Someone Suffering From Addiction

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

I thought about throwing the note away, but part of me said to keep it -- not so I can dwell on the past, but so I can have another reminder of how far we've come.

21 Ways to Deal with Sadness

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Depression gets a lot of press and attention these days. But sadness is a different thing. Sadness is the feeling that comes from an unhappy event. ...

Learning a New 'Brand of Brave' As My Son Spreads His Wings

Margie Warrell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Margie Warrell

At the core of what I've learnt from Lachlan leaving home is that there are many different ways we are called to be courageous throughout the course of our lives.

Beginning or Ending? When Our Kids Go Off to College

Madeline Levine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Madeline Levine

Our college-bound kids know full well that they are leaving their childhood and embarking on the extraordinary journey of crafting their future adult selves.

A Candid Effort to Help

Phu Nguyen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

My happy days don't give me immunity from depression, nor does my very abundant life. Beauty, money, fame, and even hordes of admirers don't keep anyone safe from this mental illness. It can affect anyone, and when it does, we need help.

Hard Times: A Friend or a Foe?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

The lessons that we learn in life are from the hard times. The times when we lost our way, when the path ahead felt broken, when the gray skies covered our vision and when we didn't have the strength to even take and once more step, those are the days we learned the biggest lessons.

Love in the Age of Sadness

Dylan Brody | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dylan Brody

Depression lies. It lies in all sorts of ways. Depression tells you that you are worthless and that nobody needs you. It tells you that it cannot be treated. But if you are lost in the darkness, keep calling out. Someone will respond, I promise.

Finding the Face of Depression in a Mirror

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Craig Tomashoff

Then came the Robin Williams news, and a profound sadness as I pictured him in his final moments, believing that the darkness of the world was too much to bear. He gave me hours of happiness for so many years. The least I could do to repay him is to not let his tragic death be in vain.

What True Love Feels Like

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Sometimes it takes someone else showing you where there's hope to be able to see it, and sometimes it helps to look at an old situation in a new way to see what's growing out of the ashes.

Growing Pains

Anthony Romeo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anthony Romeo

To say that the life of Robin Williams affected only those in my age group would be incorrect. But for 20-somethings like myself, the passing of our most memorable and iconic comedian is a blow to the childhoods we'll now never be able to reclaim.

The Monster Strikes at Midnight

Bridgette White | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

Depression isn't something to be taken lightly or that can be "willed away" by people who love you. Sometimes all the good, wonderful things in the world aren't enough.

When Anger Is Good For You

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Anger. Sadness. Self-delusion. These are emotions and characteristics we generally regard as inherently negative, and with good reason: Too much anger...

10 Healing Mantras For When You Need A Pick-Me-Up

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Your soul knows the best way for you to heal. Part of removing the pain is to allow yourself to listen to the grief and move through it with attention.

Sadness: You're Doing It Wrong (Why I'm Mad at Crying)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

It's not for me to judge how you process any disappointment you may have experienced as a result of the narrow-minded approach to emotional health evidenced by that test. But when it comes to the emotional intelligence you evidenced by your quiz answer, you get an A+ in my book.

The Reasons We Grieve On Social Media

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology
Lexi Herrick

What role does social media play in the grieving process? By studying trends, some researchers have been able to understand the motives and psychological focal point for this kind of activity.

Jennifer Weiner On Finding Her Way Back From Sadness

Posted 07.07.2014 | OWN

By Jennifer Weiner The author of All Fall Down and best-sellers such as Fly Away Home and Good in Bed shares how she gets herself through the worst...

Heartbreak: The Club You Never Wanted to Be In

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 08.16.2014 | Women
Jenna Amatulli

In becoming a member of the club, there's suddenly solace. It's like an enormous billboard indicating: "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." And, truly, isn't that what we all want to know? We are not the broken, irreparable beings that we sometimes think we are.

Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

Amy Barr | Posted 08.10.2014 | Women
Amy Barr

My father had a huge number of friends, many of whom he had known since high school. He served as the best man in no less than nine weddings. Yet like many comedians, my father's humor hid an inner sadness, part of which I now understand, part of which is still a mystery.

"Aren't You Ashamed to Be a Muslim?"

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Tami Shaikh

"I don't want to offend you but can I please ask you a question? It must be hard to tell people you're a Muslim; I mean they are the ones going around...

You Went to a Funeral and Then You Went Home

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

Once the funeral was over and the day was done, you went home. Back to life, back to love, back to those who make your world complete. You went to a funeral, and then you went home.

I Can't Make You Love Me If You Don't

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Jenna Amatulli

We had been on this carousel together since 2011 -- a seemingly insignificant period of time in, but at present, that's a substantial era of my life. I sit here trying to recount the bad memories but I can barely find a handful. You've made it impossible for me to hate you.

Feeling Lost

Rebecca Pell | Posted 07.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Pell

I'm not sure where this is all heading. I guess, if anything, I was looking for a miracle. This blog was my attempt at putting a note in a bottle and throwing it in the ocean; hoping that something miraculous would happen.

5 Ways Dwelling On The Negative Affects Your Well-Being

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

While it is natural to reflect on upsetting experiences, brooding involves replaying the same scenes in your mind and reliving the emotional distress you felt at the time. Once you are in the habit of ruminating, the urge to brood can be easy to trigger and difficult to ignore.

How Loss Affects Our Daily Lives

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 05.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recovering from loss takes time but there are ways to treat our psychological injuries. Caring for our emotional wounds will help accelerate the recovery process so we emerge from our loss with our lives, identities, relationships, and beliefs intact.