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Unconditional Love

Warrior Status

Nina Polvanich Louie | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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...

Claiming My Religious Right

Stephanie Mott | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Stephanie Mott

It is my right to believe in unconditional love. Why is it that we are so eager to put conditions on God's unconditional love? You have to be straight. You can't be transgender. You have to be Christian. You have to believe. No! Not! None of these things! You just have to be.

This Woman Is Spreading Love Through Boston, One Act of Kindness At A Time

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact

For as long as she can remember, Cathy O'Grady has enjoyed bringing a smile to the faces of total strangers. She would treat people in line next to he...

Why Shame Sucks (Especially for Kids) and How You Can Stop It

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Children are especially vulnerable to shame. Self-centered and dependent, young humans will easily translate, "You did something bad," into, "You ARE bad." We need to be aware and careful about the messages we send.

'All You Need Is Love'

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 05.21.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

Love is not always kisses and hugs. Love is not necessarily a big, gorgeous wedding. Love is not sunshine and roses for days. Love is not everything being perfect all of the time. Love is a choice and it takes work. It takes work to truly love.

Through the Corridors of All Human Experience Has This Truth Been Echoed

Neale Donald Walsch | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Neale Donald Walsch

As we approach Valentine's Day, I thought it might be helpful for us to look at this business of love as it is seen in the eyes of God, from what I have come to understand as a result of the Conversations with God dialogues.

What Harry Chapin and Marty Taught Me About Unconditional Love

Heather Hummel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Hummel

When he brought up marriage, I changed the subject. I realize now that I didn't believe someone could love me for a lifetime when I didn't love me enough in that moment.