Essential Reads

When Healthcare Does More Harm Than Good

By Marissa Moss on June 21, 2017 in One True Self
When is healthcare not caring?
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Are Our Friends Better for Us than Our Families?

When it comes to living a long happy life, who are the most important people in your life?

The Prom Date

Four decades earlier, we'd danced the night away to Abba - but what were we now?
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Unstuck in Time

We all carry memories, along with a perspective that reflects the timeline of our experiences. But, what happens to our perceptions if a single life event overshadows all others?

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It Is Never Too Late To Set Ambitious Goals

By Aleida K Wahn J.D. on June 20, 2017 in The View From Here
It is never too late to set ambitious goals. These octogenarians show us how.

Sometimes I don't want to talk about my problems

By Sarah Fader on June 20, 2017 in Panic Life
For an over-analyzer like me, it's imperative that I have the tools to turn off that portion of my brain like a light switch.

How Worries Dissolve at the City of the Gods

By Judith Fein on June 19, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
How Worries Dissolve When You Visit the City of the Gods.
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A Poignant Conversation

Today, the older version of myself (the grandmother), patiently and loving talks to the young mother I once was.

Find Your Theme, Free Yourself

By Jessica Lourey on June 18, 2017 in Discover Your Truth
Use the story lines you're drawn to like a witching stick to discover where your personal transformation lies.

Finding Your Niche

By Laura Deutsch on June 18, 2017 in Memory Catcher
I was so busy being a Renaissance Woman that I forgot to find my niche. Finally in my fifties I found my passion and my gifts — my niche.

You Think You're A Good Parent?

Most parents feel they've done a good job, and wonder why their offspring aren't grateful. Many offspring have been hurt by their parents and wonder why they've never apologized.
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How Anxiety Impacts Relationships

By Sarah Fader on June 15, 2017 in Panic Life
Anxiety impacts my interpersonal relationships.
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Let's Talk about Domestic Violence

By Sarah Fader on June 15, 2017 in Panic Life
Domestic violence (DV) is a pattern of behaviors aimed at gaining control and power over another.

Middle School

How would your kids deal with friends who are trouble?

Ouch! I Ran for Class President, Ran Into Politics Instead

I learned the true nature of politics when I ran for office in the student government of my college.
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Depression and Anxiety: Two Sides to a Coin

By Sarah Fader on June 10, 2017 in Panic Life
There are many ways to combat depression when you've run out of steam from anxiety, but the most important thing to remember is that you are NOT alone.

10 Powerful Habits For a Life of Well-Being And Joy

Would you love to experience more well-being and joy in your life? Integrating some powerful habits into your daily routine will transform your life.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Writing a Novel

By Jessica Lourey on June 09, 2017 in Discover Your Truth
Want to process your past so you can make way for a new, better future? You hold the power in your fingertips.

The Bike Ride

By Meg McGuire on June 07, 2017 in A Mother's Journey
He jumped on his bike and pedaled up the highway to prevent an earthquake.

Plain Failure

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on June 07, 2017 in Breaking Culture
Plain Failure - The Conflict of Trust, Race and Diversity

4 Reasons Why Pet Loss Matters to The Helping Professional

Should helping professionals equip themselves with the skills and understanding necessary to support their clients in the intricacy of pet loss? Here are 4 reasons why they should.

The Five Things My OCD and I Learned in the South of France

By Shala Nicely on June 05, 2017 in Beyond the Doubt
How I threw OCD off its game and had a great vacation in the process.

My Mental Illness Is as Valid as my Physical Illness

By Maggie Lamond Simone on June 05, 2017 in In a Panic
I used to think my headaches were more valid, somehow, than my depression or anxiety—that somehow physical illness was real, and mental illness wasn't. That's finally changed.

The Power of Words

At an early age, I learned that what was said was not always what was meant, and this became my first lesson in the power of words.

Middle School

Getting your tweens and teens to talk with you about drugs and alcohol.
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The Right to Boundary

Boundaries are about owning all of you.

The New Buzz Word: Compassion

By Terri Cheney on May 29, 2017 in The Bipolar Lens
Let's take the fight against stigma to a higher place.

When a Family You Know Is Hit by Mental Illness

How you can help when a friend’s child, sibling, or partner has a breakdown

Revisiting the Myth of Narcissus and “Healthy Narcissism”

Let's take another look at the Myth of Narcissus and take pains to distinguish "healthy" from "unhealthy" narcissism.

What Guilt Has to Do With Embracing Your Authentic Self

Guilt is part of having a conscience and of being a loving, caring person. Screwing up and then making peace with yourself is exactly what it means to be on a spiritual journey.

Proactive Ways to Deal with Depression

By Sarah Fader on May 23, 2017 in Panic Life
Living with clinical depression can feel exhausting. I know firsthand how hard depression hits people, and I can empathize with this feeling of exhaustion and hopelessness.

What My OCD and I Are Packing for Our Trip to France

By Shala Nicely on May 23, 2017 in Beyond the Doubt
I have yet to go on a vacation where my OCD didn’t want to come along. If I want to have fun, there are four fact, four keys...that I do not want to leave home without.
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Life Lessons I Learned From Ants

By Judith Fein on May 22, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
Instead of killing ants, talk to them. It really works.

Are You Even Being?

Most people are detached from either themselves, nature, or even their close relationships. Others are treated as objects. This results in what existentialists call non-being.