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Keeping the Peace

Janet Blair Page | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

Make sure that when you communicate, you are not adding extra hurt or complications to the topic you are addressing. The point is to achieve better understanding and harmony after every conflict or conversation.

Safety Planning To Prevent Suicide

Barbara Stanley | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Stanley

While suicide risk may last a few months, the actual time that a person plans a suicide attempt before acting is quite brief -- often a few minutes to an hour. The Safety Planning Intervention helps people recognize when they are entering this danger zone and provides ways to deescalate to prevent a suicide attempt.

Revolution Is Actually Condensed Evolution

Jenny Florence | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.

Dogs in Asia: Doctors Not Dinner

Jill Robinson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Jill Robinson

In a continent where dogs are often regarded as food, a change in attitude is palpable as the science behind the healing powers of canine therapy is being embraced by animal lovers and doctors alike.

Being Ridiculous Is Absolutely Necessary

Maria Senise | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.

Successful Strategies To Find The Right Therapist

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Once you've made the right choice, the therapeutic relationship can be one of the most life enhancing, rewarding relationships and experiences you'll ever have.

Coming Out, Again: A Singer Battles Depression and Stage Fright

Doug Kreeger | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

Words have meaning and intent, and denial of this fact is ignorant. I believe that in the great cage match of life, enlightenment destroys ignorance, and enlightenment is my truth, my whole truth, and nothing but my truth, in whatever way I choose to illuminate the darkness of my own tightly-locked closet.

I'm Sorry

May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
May Benatar, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

We read and hear a lot about the importance of the balm of forgiveness, how it heals the giver and as well as the given too. But I think we don't think enough about the power of of asking for forgiveness, to knit together what feels irretrievably broken.

The Kind Of Therapy Every Teen Needs

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

Though at times it may not feel like it, we're not as isolated as we imagine. Reading about characters who confront and overcome similar predicaments and hurdles reminds us that there's always a way through and that we can all survive, and actually enjoy, our teenage years.

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...