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Stop Being "Positive" & Start Getting Real (Joy) In Your Life

“Oh yes, I just to need to be more positive," says my friend sarcastically, between sips of her latte. "I’m thrilled my house needs more repairs and I...

Aimee DuFresne
November 12 2013

6 Stories To Make You Believe In The Power Of Your Mind To Heal You

My book Mind Over Medicine is full of data scientifically proving that the mind can heal—or harm—the body. But data can be dry, and sometimes what...

Lissa Rankin, M.D.
November 8 2013

Woman Writes Her Own Obituary & It Goes Viral

Seattle journalist and humor writer Jane Lotter wrote her own obituary, and it begins this way:

August 7 2013

5 Cliches You Should NEVER Say To Someone Who Is Grieving

Like many of you, I was shocked to learn of the passing of Glee star Cory Monteith. My heart goes out to his friends, family, and his girlfriend, Lea...

Aimee DuFresne
August 7 2013

7 Lessons I've Learned About Life & Love From Loss

Death. It's a word many people don’t like to discuss. However, death is inevitable for each and every one of us, and it's something that should be...

Michelle Bland
July 31 2013

I'm Not Afraid Of Death Anymore, And I Have Yoga To Thank

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but the other day I was driving to work and I thought to myself, "I could die right now and be completely and...

Sara Courter
July 15 2013

Why You & Everyone You Know Should Stop Eating Meat Now

We buried my mom on Mother's Day weekend of 2008. At the time, my son was two weeks old and my daughter was 14 months old. It was a confluence of...

Kate Murray
May 24 2013

What My Dying Mother Taught Me About The Power Of Silence

From November of 2011 to February of 2012, I had a surreal experience. My mom was suffering advanced stage ALS, living past her life expectancy and...

Rebecca Butler
May 21 2013

What My Mother's Death Taught Me About Grief

A sliver of time. A hesitation. A glance. And in a heartbeat, life divides into "before" and "after."

Shelly Beach
April 17 2013

What I Wish More People Understood About Having A Miscarriage

On a steamy summer night, I was awakened by pain that most women relate to those "time of the month," cramps. Not too severe, yet annoying enough to...

Blair Shackle
April 6 2013

How Yoga Helped Me Deal With My Best Friend’s Death

It had been almost 10 months since her shocking death: my young, beautiful, vibrant, life-loving, 25-year-old best friend, gone in an instant. The...

Amy Velasquez
February 21 2013

How My Father's Death Saved My Life

The memories of my father will never leave my heart. Although I never got to say my official “goodbye” to him, I was fortunate enough to be by his...

Kelly Higgins
January 9 2013

5 Powerful Wellness Lessons I Learned In 2012

My 2012 started off with disease, drugs, and death but that's not how it ended. Here are five powerful wellness lessons I learned this past year:

Jason Wachob
December 28 2012

Going Through The Stages Of Grief

My mom loved people. She loved to gather around friends and family and share stories and laugh really loud.

Morgan Turley
December 19 2012

Yoga, Loss and the Holiday Spirit

My father passed away on a breezy, clear June day. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about holiday lights or mashed potatoes or stockings. But as summer...

Lisa Horvath
November 27 2012

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

Play pretend with me and fast-forward to the day you are on your deathbed. (It's morbid I know, but humor me here.) You look back on your life and ask...

Chinh Pham
October 11 2012

What I Learned from Heartbreak

I came across a wonderful Rumi quote the other day. You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens. This really resonated with me. After the...

October 10 2012