Essential Reads


The Subjectivity of Suffering: An Exercise in Compassion

By Melodie Winawer M.D. on November 01, 2017 in In Good Health
It's time to dispel some common misconceptions about people with chronic pain.

The Things We Carry: What Our Ancestors Didn't Tell Us

By Dale M. Kushner on October 24, 2017 in Transcending the Past
New research in behavioral epigenetics is revealing the way in which the effects of trauma may be transferred through multiple generations.

10 Radical Strategies for Ageless Living for Women 50+

By Fran Sorin on October 10, 2017 in Tools for Innovative Living
Is 70 really the new 50? Integrating strategies into your daily routine will help you create a healthier, more joyful and meaningful life than you ever imagined possible.

What's So Terrible About Wearing Hearing Aids?

By Cynthia Kim Beglin on October 09, 2017 in Culture Shocked
Why would anyone convince themselves they don't have a hearing problem?

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Opposites Can Attract or Repel

By Sarah Fader on November 17, 2017 in Panic Life
We've heard the expression "opposites attract," and this is true to a certain extent. We can be attracted to the qualities that we lack.
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I Was Misdiagnosed With Bipolar Disorder

By Sarah Fader on November 16, 2017 in Panic Life
I was misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder and it helped me to find out what mental health issues I actually had.

Natural Disasters: Part 4

No one wants to leave their home or go to a shelter. But if a wildfire was heading your way, what would you do?

What Should You Leave Home When You Travel? Fear

By Patricia Prijatel on November 15, 2017 in All Is Well
Fear has no place in well-planned travel. A certain amount of caution, yes, But fear, never. The world is full of Jures, of good people willing to help you at 2 a.m.
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Can Online Therapy Help Survivors?

By Sarah Fader on November 14, 2017 in Panic Life
Online therapy can help many people, but can it help survivors of domestic violence or sexual abuse?

No Cure for Mental Illness

By Ingrid Blaufarb Hughes on November 13, 2017 in Not the Whole Person
What's it like to have a son whose mental illness gets him in trouble with the law time after time?

The Concept of "Capitalism" Should Not be SO Confusing

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr. on November 13, 2017 in The Main Ingredient
I've found over the years that many people are confused about what "capitalism" is, as well as, what comprises the other types of economic systems. I've endeavored to simplify it.

Daddy Dearest: RIP

By Laura Deutsch on November 11, 2017 in Memory Catcher
Writing about my father, I’m surprised how it takes me back and reawakens a deep sense of loss that is no longer part of my daily consciousness.

The Lies Depression Tells

By Debi Gliori on November 10, 2017 in Night Skills
In the grip of depression, sometimes all we can do is hang on in there.

Repairing Our Most Vital Relationships

By Ken Brack M.Ed. on November 09, 2017 in Unspeakable Gifts
Opening a channel to indigenous knowledge will restore balance with the earth
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Mining Comedy from Tragedy

By Caitlin Caven on November 09, 2017 in Better Living Through Snark
For the Walking Sick, dark situations provide the weirdest humor. Learn to mine comedy from tragedy, and never be bored again!

How a DNA Test Can Change Your Life

By Judith Fein on November 07, 2017 in Life Is a Trip
How can a DNA test impact and improve your life?
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Am I A Writer?

By Barbara A Jaffe Ed.D. on November 07, 2017 in Journey to Healing
It wasn’t until I was older, I mean a lot older, did I accept that I have a gift—that I might even be better than just a ‘good’ writer, better than just a pleasant writer.

Getting Grit, Q & A with Caroline Adams Miller, Part I

By Hope Perlman on November 07, 2017 in Unmapped Country
I’m always intrigued by something that I learned in Overeaters Anonymous, which was, ‘Fake it till you make it’. Act like you're in recovery before you're in recovery.

The Big Con: I'm Not Manic, I Swear

By Terri Cheney on November 03, 2017 in The Bipolar Lens
When you're bipolar, acting average takes amazing insight.

The Hidden Power of Swearing at Your OCD

By Shala Nicely on November 03, 2017 in Beyond the Doubt
Cursing at OCD is empowering and it makes exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy for OCD more fun.

An Alphabet for Change

By Jessica Teich on November 01, 2017 in Dispelling Demons
How do we make this moment really count?

Natural Disasters - Part Three

Unlike tropical storms, snowstorms, and hurricanes, earthquakes give no warning. How can you prepare?
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The Strange Mind of a Half-Bright, Half Not-So-Bright Person

By Jennifer Byrne on October 30, 2017 in Lost in Space
Nonverbal Learning Disability may be the most common learning disability you've never heard of.

The Ghost Of My Mother Doesn’t Haunt Me Anymore

By Sarah Haufrect on October 30, 2017 in The Bonds We Make
It was scary enough to anger my mom when she was alive. It turned out that fear remained long after her death.

10 Easy Ways to Vanquish Your Inner Demons

By Caitlin Caven on October 27, 2017 in Better Living Through Snark
Inner demons can plague even the most hale and hearty among us. I've compiled 10 can't-miss tricks for repelling them. All it takes is a little gumption and EMS on speed-dial!

Conflict Is in the “I” of the Beholder

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on October 26, 2017 in Breaking Culture
Why leaders need to L-E-A-D-I-N to conflict.

Natural Disasters - Part Two

What would you do when encountering flooded roads?

Flag Nation

By River Jordan on October 23, 2017 in Praying for Strangers
My Daddy made it home. So very, many did not.
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Pardon Me While My Life Blows Up: A Continuation

I was finally diagnosed with SIBO, a gut issue, that has wreaked havoc and remains unresolved.
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Tips on Building Self-Esteem, From a Master Coach

By Hope Perlman on October 21, 2017 in Unmapped Country
Now, I have a teensie problem with self-esteem. I don’t know if you’ve noticed it. I hope you haven’t. Well, I have an exercise to help me with this problem, and it can help you.

Finding a Common Language For Depression

By Debi Gliori on October 21, 2017 in Night Skills
When language leaves us stranded, pictures can help show how we feel.

There Is No Point

The idea that there may be no meaning in life leads many to feel lost and depressed. However, as pop culture as well as some educated thinkers profess, this needn't be.

Writing One Word a Day

By Kendra Levin on October 19, 2017 in The Heart of Writing
Is “aim high” bad advice? How to set goals to make you happy, not stressed.