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Unconditional Love

Senior Citizens Change Lives: A Lesson in Love From Working With Our Elders

Sarah Haykel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Haykel

Spontaneously, one of the elder care facility employees took a woman out into the center of the circle. Pushing her wheelchair around to the beat...

Faith and Marriage Equality: Welcome to the Party

Stephanie Mott | Posted 11.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.

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Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Looking for love in midlife? Hopefully you know yourself well enough to determine what you really need in a relationship this time around. But if you'...

Unconditional Love? Forget It. There's Something Better.

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

All adult relationships have conditions attached. Whatever your expectations are of your partner (fidelity, honesty, transparency), there's usually trouble brewing when they're not met.

Why You Need to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Elyse Gorman | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

So the next time you want something in your life in order to feel good about yourself, give a little chuckle at the folly of your reverse thinking, and decide to feel good about yourself now. Then the things you desire will inevitably be drawn into your life.

God Is Love

Debbie Davis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Debbie Davis

I have often said "It's all about the love." When I think about anything and everything that could possibly be significant: I believe it always has to do with... love.

Warrior Status

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Nina Polvanich Louie

"Nothing compares to what you've been through"is the favorite line. These days, my friends rarely share their physical pain with me. And when they do, it is always downplayed as if their pain is not real.. Every time this happens, it reminds me of my new identity: Patient. Cancer survivor.

The Myth of Unconditional Love and The Case for the 1950s Housewife

Catherine Zinger | Posted 12.07.2014 | Weddings
Catherine Zinger

What if being an "evolved" version of the 1950s housewife is by choice? When someone willingly assumes the role of pleasing one's man as her daily modus operandi, does that make her subservient or just plain wise?

Creating Fond Memories With Our Children

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

One of my friends who had also raised his daughter alone said that, "raising a daughter is the most masculine thing a man can do." From my own experience, I understood what this means.

This Is What It Really Means To Love Someone Unconditionally

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Weddings

It can be difficult to fathom what "unconditional love" truly means. Thanks to Jesse Parent's performance of "Hotbox Love" during the 2014 Nation...

The Deep End Of Love

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

Maybe life was easier before Ella, but it wasn't full, or anywhere near complete. Going back could never satisfy me as it had before, because once you experience the deep end, shallow waters aren't the same.

Life Lessons From Our Cats and Dogs

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

I wonder what would happen if we paid more attention to our loved ones' emotions and moods as our pets and focus on giving a gentle touch or hug during times of distress. Such small acts of love makes us all better human beings.

Parents of Addicts and Their Unexpected Change in Citizenship

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Parents of children who suffer from addiction are a special group. They're members of a club nobody wants to be a member of. In this case, membership doesn't really have any privileges.

My Pit Bull Turned Me into a Superhero

Imelda Suriato | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Imelda Suriato

Our pet came to us by accident. He was a skinny, ten-month old pit bull who was punched, kicked and dragged by his previous owner in the industrial part of Brooklyn, NY. As soon as the owner walked into the bodega, he was ours. That was our first rescue.

Wheelchair Wisdom: A Short Course on Perception and Projection

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Like any prejudice, our perceptions about what it means to be physically challenged are filled with beliefs and interpretations that begin in our own minds. If you understand how this works it's a lot easier to move beyond any self-limiting illusions and judgments we might have, and go forward to live successfully with your illness, injury, or attitude towards the aging process.

The Healing Power of a Mother's Love

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 09.25.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

One day while working-out at the gym, I felt some discomfort in my left arm followed by a sharp pain. The next thing I knew, I was looking up at paramedics in an ambulance and the sound of a siren! I had suffered my first heart attack. Life is very unpredictable, isn't it?

Three Big Steps to Illuminating the Real You

Panache Desai | Posted 09.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Looking to the outside world and seeking the approval of others does not bring authenticity, but discovering your soul's truest expression certainly will. Here are three steps to honor your unique gifts, ignite your soul signature, and illuminate the real you.

Her Laugh

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nina Polvanich Louie

It has been more than 40 years since that moment since fate brought my parents together in that room. I'm sure they rarely think about it -- the beginning of their love story, so full of honesty and hope.

Is Your Life Coach Conscious or Unconscious?

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

I refer to my dad as an "unconscious life coach," because he unconsciously helped me to become the fulfilled, whole and healthy, and self-realized person I am, and continue to become.

Lessons About Love I Learned From People With Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's have taught me a lot about love over the years. I learned that they may remember past love and also experience love in the present -- even if they don't talk anymore and even during the last days of their lives.

Mother Love: Molding Our Capacity For Intimacy

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

The Hindus say that "the mother's lap is the child's first classroom." Neuroscience helps us to understand just what is being taught and learned on this lap of love and it's importance not only to the child, but to society and mankind.

The Metaphysics of Mothers Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

"God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers." -- Jewish Proverb While we know that in truth the Infinite One IS indeed everywhere because It i...

Taking Care of an Elderly Parent -- and Not Loving It? How to Turn Resentment Into Patience and Joy

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

As a caregiver, you are under a great deal of emotional pressure. Emotions are not "good" or "bad" -- they're just bottled-up energy. Keep the bottle corked, and all that energy will eventually become too intense to hold inside.

Love Your Children: Easier Said than Done?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Our children are here to be as human as anyone else and their being human is not a poor reflection of us as parents.

Pretty Woman

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Halamandaris

The girl looked like nothing so much as what she was -- an awkward adolescent, with pale hair and a plump body trying to make the painful transition i...