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Unconditional Love

The Healing Power of a Mother's Love

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 07.26.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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.

Vulnerable Children Really Need This Holiday Season

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

During the holiday season, people always ask me what these children really need to thrive. And I wish it were something we could find at a toy store.

William Wynne: What Dogs, War, and Life Can Teach You About Celebrating the Holiday Season

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By William "Bill" Wynne I learned a lot from my yorkie Smoky during my 18 months of combat in the SWPA and the Far Pacific during World War II. She m...

The Joy and Grace of Loving

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Love is not something that is generated from within us. Love is what enters our mind and heart and soul when we open to it. Love is what we live in -- it's the intelligence of the universe and the life force that keeps us alive.

If It's Conditional, It's Not Love

Sheryl Paul | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

Love is a grace we give one another. Love is sometimes effortful, but it's not based on someone else's effort. Love is what happens when we open our hearts and allow the love that naturally lives inside to flow forth.

We Cannot Be Silent

Linda Robertson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

When those of us who call ourselves Christians stand by in silence as someone, speaking with the authority granted to pastors entrusted with teaching the Word of God, uses the Word to cultivate disgust toward individuals made in the image of God, we tacitly concur with his conclusions.

Tragedy Stopped by Unconditional Love

Sean Meshorer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sean Meshorer

Given our societal tendency to want to solve violence by ramping up our own violence in response, Tuff's authentic heroism reminds us that the best, lasting solutions to our challenges is by meeting violence and hatred with kindness, compassion, and unconditional love.

14 Days of Summer, a Meditation: Day Three

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Sunshine: Unconditional Love For some people, summer is a chance to complain about the heat or lock themselves into air-conditioned habitats. But o...

While Your Child Is Still Alive: A Letter to Parents Who Aren't Ready to March in the Pride Parade

Linda Robertson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

While your child is still alive, don't worry about what your friends will think. Twenty years from now, your friends' opinions won't keep you up at night. But your remorse about not loving your child while you still had the chance will. Trust me on this.

How to Find the Happy Magic in the Bubbles of Life

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

When was the last time you noticed and appreciated a bird building a nest, the color yellow, palm trees swaying in the wind, an extra 15 minutes when a meeting gets done early, sleeping in, stories from a senior citizen or hitting every green light?