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The Magic of Intention

Leigh Koechner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Koechner

When you are clear with your intention and you share it with the Universe or even one person, magic will happen. I recently went to Aspen to visit a ...

'After 3 Months Of These Dark Thoughts, I Knew I Had To Do Something To Help Myself'

Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Diane, 28, is a legal assistant in Danbury, Conn. This is her story. Growing up, I saw my family as being loving and healthy. Then I found out my b...

A Short Break From Real Estate...

Toni Haber | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Toni Haber

Today I want to take a break from real estate to share a life experience I had with a powerful organization and strong group of women.

When You Empty Your Nest and Your Child Gets Lost

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Parents are left trying to decide how much to help. Whether or not to back away. They often blame themselves. Or go through a period of time where they deeply question what they could have done.

How Depression Inspired This Woman's Career Choice

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living

We all discover our passions in various ways. For Dr. Deborah Serani, experiencing and living through depression inspired her to choose a career as a ...

This Is How To Make The Most Of Any Weekend

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Actually give it a rest. Make a decision on Friday evening to turn off your work mode. Imagine you're stepping out of the work version of you and into the lighthearted weekend version of yourself. Be okay relaxing, guilt-free.

Why We Should Think Of Travel As Therapy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

Nowadays we’re used to thinking of travel as the ‘fun’ bit of life, but enjoyment isn’t a reason why it shouldn’t also do some very serious ...

Imagining The Pain: Robin Williams

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Lauren Cahn

Try to imagine for a moment that you're rich, successful, talented and loved. But it feels hollow. Perhaps some relationship that you really care abou...

The 2 Simple Words That Will Improve Your Marriage

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My husband has a lot more patience than I do. So he does a lot of the things around the house that require that particular virtue.

After Robin Williams: Fighting Depression

Linda S. Haase | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Linda S. Haase

Today I am battled-scarred, but proud that I fought hard for my mental health and won. Yet even now, decades past the days when The Black Dog was my constant companion, the threat of depression pursues me like a shadow, visible even on the brightest days.

'No One Can Stop Someone From Killing Themselves If They Decide To Do It'

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.12.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

When someone kills themselves, it arouses all kinds of responses. Disbelief. Despair. Anger. Confusion. Fear. Overwhelming empathy for those who loved that person. Deep sadness for the one who faced such a choice.

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

How To Overcome The Stress Of Long Distance Relationships

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

A relationship can be stressful, even when both people live in the same area, so a little distance can really complicate matters. But just because it may be difficult is no reason to think it is impossible or doomed for failure. With the right preparation and mindset a long distance relationship can flourish.

21 Ways To Let Go And Free Yourself

Joyce Marter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Therapists, coaches and yoga instructors love to tell us, "Just let go!" But what exactly is involved in the process of letting go? After 20 years of counseling clients and taking a stab or two at letting go of my own "stuff," I recommend the following strategies...

Lindsay Holmes

4 Ways Everyone Can Benefit From Therapy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By now, you likely have a go-to coping mechanism for when stress and problems arise. Hopefully it's something on the healthy side of the spectrum, suc...

Views From Down Under -- Trauma

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

I recently attended a trauma workshop for therapists and what I took from this session really made me sit up and take note. Australia is holding a Roy...

The Dark Side We Never See

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

As that realization entered my head, I began to understand that I had three choices. The first, reason I was in the rafters, was already ruled out. The other two were: I could get down and live my life the way it had been, or I could decide to change things about my life.

Mental Health: Part of a Balanced Lifestyle

Nick Holt, MSW, ASW | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Holt, MSW, ASW

Too often, we have competing interests in our day-to-day lives. With pressures coming from employment, peers, family, household chores and more, our daily tasks often become hasty, triaged decisions based in reaction rather than prevention.

Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When you're around your positive friend you connect and relate to him or her. When you're around the miserable boss, you're tense because you're picking up on his tension, maybe even trying to understand him, and it doesn't make you feel good.

What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Celebrity?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Do you ever dream of celebrities? Do you dream of becoming a celebrity? Have you ever considered that you are more like the celebrities in your dr...

The Untouched Generation

PolyXeni Kokovika | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
PolyXeni Kokovika

Everything in life has two sides, it is better to look at the positives and to embrace the advantages. Regardless of events, we need to have the courage to accept, to connect, and to share. Touching reflects directly back to us like a mirror and this instant give-and-take translates into love.

Don't Withdraw the Lure

Janet Blair Page | Posted 07.21.2014 | Style
Janet Blair Page

Here's the good news: You already know what your spouse likes. The simple truth is that what lured him or her into your marriage is your most effectiv...

8 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So often when people are anxious, depressed, dealing with relationship issues, or going through a life transition, their thoughts linger on what isn't right, their faults, and perceived weaknesses. Redirecting your attention to what you're good at and your strengths is a powerful step to bring about change.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Cats Relaxing to "Take It Easy" by The Eagles Is the Only Therapy You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 07.16.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Had a bad morning? Got into a fight? Anxious about the state of the world? Not to worry! Thanks to the some carefree cats and The Eagles, you can now enjoy the effects of what feels like an all-day spa treatment. All without ever having to leave your desk and in under two minutes.