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How I Learned To Talk About My Son's Death

A few weeks ago, I was on the phone with a business acquaintance. As our conversation unfolded, she cautiously asked about my son’s death, and so I...

Paula Stephens
June 26 2014

5 Reasons Thinking About Death Will Make Your Life Better

There's a narrative in our culture that we find clarity when we face death. We come closer to our values and consider what's truly important to us....

Megan Bruneau, M.A.
June 7 2014

20 Life Experiences Everyone Should Try Before They Die

As a travel writer, I gain inspiration from the world: places, people and the experiences we suck in to live a full, rich life. Most people have some...

Shannon Kaiser
June 6 2014

Are Toxic Relationships Killing You?

Have you ever had a fight with a friend or partner, and afterward felt like you'd been beaten up? It turns out that the mental stress of relationship...

May 16 2014

What I Learned From My Dad About Dying & Living Happy

My dad liked to tell stories. He grew up in Vancouver with his mom, his dad died flying a plane in the Royal Air Force during World War II. In the...

Michael Taylor
May 13 2014

Breakdancing 'Monks' Celebrate Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (Video)

If you happened to be walking around New York City's Union Square on Friday, you may have noticed something unusual: four 'Tibetan monks'...

May 8 2014

9 Ways To Up Your Chances Of A Long & Healthy Life

Are we doing everything we can to live long and healthy lives? According to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

May 7 2014

9 Ways To Find Balance Before Completely Losing Control Of Your Life

We often hear from spiritual gurus who have been down a dark road, often with drugs and alcohol, and clawed their way back to a balanced life. But I...

Emily Nolan
April 18 2014

World Health Organization Says Air Pollution Kills 7 Million Annually

You may hear so much talk about toxins — in your food, your water, your beauty products — that it can be easy to forget about the most prevalent toxic...

March 25 2014

How To Make A Healing, Nourishing Buddha Bowl

On a yoga retreat years ago I was introduced to the Buddha Bowl. A meal-sized bowl filled with simple pure food and enjoyed with deep gratitude. After...

Betsi Iris Mufson
February 21 2014

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Preventing Heart Disease

There are constant reminders that the number-one killer worldwide remains a pressing problem despite advances in medical technology. It's shocking to...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 13 2014

Are You Letting Others Steal Your Happiness?

Lately I've been feeling like I've been letting "them" stress me out. You know "them."

Jennifer Pastiloff
February 13 2014

The One Question To Ask If You Want To Lead A Fulfilling Life

It was a year ago this month that I sat across from my cousin who lay in a hospital bed, his body riddled with cancer. Forty-eight years old,...

Sonia Lopez Simpson
February 10 2014

Why I Won't Let My Genetic History Of Cancer Conquer Me

I've always been anxious about my health. My mum was taken seriously ill when I was 10. I never really knew what cancer was ... I can imagine it's a...

Jenny Drew
January 24 2014

What Does It Mean To Age Gracefully?

I'm 42. I know it's not old. Every time I slip into believing the cultural lie that I'm getting old, I flash on my grandmother when she was in her...

Sheryl Paul, M.A.
January 17 2014

Want To Be Less Neurotic? Think More About Death

William James provided a nice little description of neurotic behavior: Imagine it's winter and you’ve woken up in an ice-cold room under a nice warm...

Dr. Paula Watkins
January 17 2014

8 Things You Don't Have To Worry About

If you're anything like me, you don’t need any more reasons to worry. You need a few reasons to stop worrying, so below are eight big sources of...

Tina Williamson
January 12 2014

How I Cope With Grief During The Holidays

I feel like I can divide my Christmases into two categories: 1. Christmas before Josh died, and 2. Christmas after Josh died. Josh was ... is ... my...

Jamie Perry
December 21 2013

How To Honor A Loved One Who Has Passed Away

Three months ago, I lost my father to cancer. In the wake of his passing, I was shoved into the throes of grief. I’d never lost anyone close to me and...

Lily Velez
December 17 2013

10 Regrets No One Has At The End Of Life

Life is fleeting and for most of us, the time we pass away is unknown. When the time comes to depart this life, wouldn't you want to have experienced...

Alice Nicholls
December 10 2013