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Tears

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.

Grief Is Not Broken

Elea Acheson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Elea Acheson

Grief is not broken, and it doesn't need fixing. Maybe that's why people are so scared of grief, because the word "broken" is used so often. Broken is a horrible thing. Broken is something that may mend, but will never heal. Broken will always leave scars to remind us of the pain.

The Sermon Isn't Everything

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

We both wept. As we listened to this young woman sing "Give Me Jesus" with such emotion, we wept. She ministered to us in a way that no sermon, no words could have. A year later, I remember clearly "Give Me Jesus."

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.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

The Gift of Tears

Sukey Forbes | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sukey Forbes

There is a richness to an emotional life. A gift in feeling. It is a blessing to be aware enough of that which goes on inside and around us. It is a great gift to us as human beings that we can take in, process, and express our feelings.

A New Perspective on Crying

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Well, I am here to tell you real men do cry. All these voices from my past have broken ideas of what real men are.

13 Things You Probably Don't Know About Tears

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Crying. Sobbing. Blubbering. Whatever you call it, from the time we're babies, we all do it. And, while many animals shed tears, emotional tears se...

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

Tears for My Mom

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

It would have been easy for me as the officiating rabbi to try hide my emotions. However, when I revealed a layer of my soul I offered comfort and ignited the souls of everyone in the room.

The Other Night I Cried My Eyes Out

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You see, the thing about living a life centered around joy, passion and fulfillment is that it involves tears. It involves pain and suffering because like you, I'm human. Suffering in this life is unavoidable.

Here Come the Water-Works: (Un)professional Tears

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

As a physical expansion in which the self overflows its borders; crying is an act of resistance against the boundaries that cannot be crossed. (Language, what a feeble bridge!)

Life Lessons From Tears and Tantrums

Toni Nagy | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Toni Nagy

As adults, we become aware of how our emotional fluctuations impact others, but my toddler doesn't give a care that her moods might stress me out. Her main concern is making it known that she wants her sparkly shoes and not her red ones

WATCH: What Happens When You Cry In Space?

The Huffington Post | Irina Dvalidze | Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

In space, no one can hear you scream -- at least that's how Hollywood promoted the 1979 blockbuster "Alien." But what happens if you cry in space? In ...

Crying Is No Laughing Matter

Michael Trimble | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science
Michael Trimble

The ability to respond to the tears of another is linked with empathy, and the tear is the basis of a human morality founded on compassion.

Life in Motion Blog: Pathways to Sadness

Jennifer A. Fox | Posted 03.25.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer A. Fox

My heart and brain remember all the emotions. I no longer fight it. I express it, share it with people close to me and then choose to live. I hope you do the same.

The Tissue Controversy: Tears in Hospitals

Wendy Cadge | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Cadge

When health-care providers cry -- as they almost all do, at least occasionally -- I encourage all of us as their family members, friends, colleagues, and sometimes patients to offer them an ear, a tissue, and a reminder that even though it is rarely talked about, they are not crying alone.

Tracks of My Tears

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

For many years, on those rare occasions when I cried, I'd get a headache. But when the grief is so intense, the tears wash over and seem to take out all the toxins and pain; at least, that's my non-scientific analysis.

Adele's 'Skyfall' Made Daniel Craig Cry

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment

Even James Bond isn't immune to the soul stirring effects of Adele's voice. Daniel Craig told Yahoo Movies he was moved to tears first time he hea...

Ronaldinho Bursts Into Tears, Again

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 12.08.2012 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Ronaldinho floated the ball wide from the left flank into the far top corner of the net and then proceeded to kneel and burst into tears as he was mobbed by his teammates.

What Andy Murray's Tears Mean to Us

Danny Groner | Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

Much like Durant, Murray will try to use his heartwrenching second place finish to motivate him to go all the way the next time around. And the fans, who won't soon forget it, will definitely be behind him.

Why I Wish I Were An Opera Composer

Marie Marley | Posted 08.25.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I would write the saddest opera of all time, then find the greatest voices in the world to perform it with the best orchestra in a perfect hall with the most appreciative, music-loving audience.

Friend or Enemy?

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

My best friend Michaela and I didn't realize we were best friends until junior year when I rowed from Tangier to Spain to visit her, and save her from...

Why Crying Is Good For You

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

One of the many things tears can do is remind us of our humanness, our vulnerability, our connection to one another and to things much bigger than the specific circumstances we are facing.

Have We Forgotten How To Cry?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

On Yom Kippur in traditional synagogues people would weep. They would beat their chests as tears streamed down their faces. But for many to display genuine feeling in public is an embarrassment.