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10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

The life of a cancer patient can be summed up in one word: access. Everybody wants access to you. Whether it's the lab tech taking your blood or the chemo staff giving you an infusion, there are lots of "ins and outs" when you have cancer. You'll get used to it.

Why I Still (Kinda, Sorta) Go to the Gym

Bruce Ward | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Bruce Ward

Relationships and friendships have come and gone, illnesses have brought me to the brink of death and back to full health, medications have changed, many deaths have been mourned, careers have been thwarted and reimagined, often multiple times on the same day. But I have always kept a gym membership.

Title IX Requires Schools Be Involved in Responding to Campus Sexual Assault -- and That's a Good Thing

Lisa Maatz | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Lisa Maatz

Schools' role in responding to campus sexual assault is essential, because students' civil rights -- an equal opportunity to education -- are on the line. I fear, however, that many do not understand that these civil rights concerns stand separate from any criminal proceedings that may or may not transpire.

A Chemo Christmas: 24 Ways to Help Those Who Are in the Hospital at the Holidays

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Here are the top five most effective things you can do for your hospitalized friend and their families during the holidays, plus 19 quick and easy ways to bring Christmas cheer and holiday fun.

Moving Beyond Shame

Kaly McKenna | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women
Kaly McKenna

While the reasons for the shame are as diverse as the millions of women who suffer in this world, here are three reasons highlighting why it is so difficult for women to move beyond the shame.

Longterm Survivors: A World AIDS Day Remembrance

Bruce Ward | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Bruce Ward

For over a decade, my primary focus had been to stay alive -- one day, one breath, at a time. Everything else became secondary. I lived in the country of AIDS, on another planet, in another century, speaking a foreign language, in what Virginia Woolf described as the "undiscovered country" of illness.

Parenting Survivors of Childhood Abuse Need a Voice

Dawn Daum | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Dawn Daum

I am a mom, and I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Once being a survivor started to interfere with my ability to be a "normal" mom, I started paying more attention to how and why the two identities were connected.

Surviving Ain't Easy

Lori Lee | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Lori Lee

Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.

Survivor Todd's Shocking Relapse: The Life or Death Intervention

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

When he first appeared on Dr. Phil one year ago, Survivor: China winner Todd Herzog was battling an alcohol addiction so severe, his family feared he ...

Bystander Intervention and Double Standards of Sexual Assault During Hazing

Mike Domitrz | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

Understanding the importance of bystander intervention and how to make a positive impact using it is a skill set that is needed in every school. These alleged incidents are proof that a conversation and education about bystander intervention is needed in every school and every home in our country.

This Is Where You Left Me

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Audrey Hayworth

The words 'broken' and 'damaged' are thrown around frequently to describe people like me. Shattered, and unable to form the ashes into something, anything at all, would be how I would describe the state of mind I lived with for a very long time.

Shades of Blue, Tiger Eyes & Beyond: Chatting with Joe Bonamassa, Jim Peterik and Sondre Lerche

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Joe Bonamassa: "Well, it's always a luxury to have too many songs. At the end of the day, I wanted to have stuff that was deeper, really concentrating more on melodies."

'Survivor' Has Been Very Cruel To Jeff Probst's Privates

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

You know that frustrating feeling when you're peeing in the Australian wilderness and you get electrocuted by a fence meant to keep out kangaroos? ...

Omera

Gregory Beals | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

They fled Afghanistan through Iran into Turkey. Then they crossed the Aegean to Greece in two waves. Her father and brother were on the first boat and...

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Had A Very Different Reputation On 'Survivor'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.18.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

These days, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is best known for her feud with Rosie O'Donnell and making questionable political statements, but before "The View" a...

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

Mike Domitrz | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Mike Domitrz

If we really want to reduce sexual assault in the military and on college campuses, the lessons of respect, consent and bystander intervention need to be instilled in elementary education through high school.

On Being a Remainder

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Stolorow

The experience of being a remainder is central to bereavement. A person left behind by the death of a loved one is often called the survivor, but remainder better captures the emotional experience.

Lead Singer Of Survivor Dies

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 09.02.2014 | Entertainment

Jimmy Wayne "Jimi" Jamison, the lead singer of the 1980s arena rock band Survivor, died on Aug. 31 of a heart attack, The Los Angeles Times reported. ...

25 Years After Losing My Father to Suicide, Sadness Resurfaces

Heather Mundt | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mundt

Regardless of the cause of death, grief is the same. One doesn't trump the other in that department. Losing a loved one, for lack of a better word, sucks. Period.

Contemplating Death at Sea

Gregory Beals | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Gregory Beals

The wooden boats float on a vast sea and they are burdened with the desperate and the dispossessed. In the summer months, when the wind is calm, it ...

Deepak Chopra's "Future Of God," Pt. 2

Alex Kip | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

I have to admit after Deepak had spoken about cosmic consciousness, the big bang theory, and how we're all made out of stars, my mind was left trying to comprehend it all. Right now, maybe it's a little beyond comprehension.

11 Tips For Dealing With A Cancer Diagnosis

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

I'm the fifth generation of my family to get cancer, but only the second person to survive it. It's a journey through which I've learned about what to do, and what not to do, when dealing with disease. The following list is what I email to everyone who contacts me when they, or someone they love, has cancer.

The Quadriplegic Rockstar

Gerald Christian | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Gerald Christian

Today music has become one of the most important joys in my life -- it's the greatest medicine and therapy. Everything I have faced and accomplished in the past 14 years as a quadriplegic would not be possible without music.

When Survivor's Guilt Takes Over

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Virginia Sullivan

It takes courage to see people you love fail. Every day I was looking in the mirror and telling myself to be brave about being a single Mom. And now I had another thing I had to be brave about every day.

Cancer: It's Not All Rainbows and Butterflies

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.09.2014 | Divorce
Fiona Finn

Cancer was a mixed blessing -- proving since my husband couldn't carry me, he didn't deserve to marry me. But cancer didn't just injure my body; it destroyed me emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and financially.