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Loneliness was the hardest thing I faced when I lost my husband. The people who reached out to me when I was newly widowed probably saved my life.

What I Want You To Know About Widowhood

More importantly, when we lose our spouses, even if we’re at our worst, our friends and family need to come closer, not leave us to ourselves. Try Read...
Debbie Weiss    |   06.29.17   |   SHARE
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My tendonitis has healed, but I can't risk it recurring just because I want people to like the way I look as I whiz — or amble — by.

Running, In Style: The Endless Quest For A Not-Ugly Running Shoe

I wish that function and style didn’t have to be mutually exclusive for sport. Can’t I have a running shoe that's pretty? Or at least unobtrusive? Read...
Amy Klein    |   06.28.17   |   SHARE
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Here are tips on how to transform from your worst enemy to your best friend.

4 Ways To Become Your Own Best Friend

We are all flawed. So lean into yourself — glory in your strengths, accept your weaknesses, realize that mistakes you’ve made are not dead-ends. Read...
Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW    |   06.27.17   |   SHARE
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My scars will always be at my feet, but the blame for how they got there no longer is.

Learning To Accept My Scars Means Learning To Love Myself

Perhaps the reason I’m so self-conscious about people seeing my ankles is that I’ve never been able to shake the feeling that the scars were my own Read...
Megan Zander    |   06.26.17   |   SHARE
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3. On days when I need a creative outlet, but don’t feel like using my brain — I color.

Traditional Meditation Makes Me Crazy; Here's What I Do Instead

So how do I cope with stress and anxiety? What do I do to quiet my noisy, nagging brain when I just can’t take it anymore? The simple answer is it Read...
Ally Hirschlag    |   06.23.17   |   SHARE
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For every deluge of garbage you find yourself buried under, know that this too shall pass, that no singular issue has the power to take you down, and that you will conquer each beast in time.

Life Is Hard Work. So If You Want To Eat Cake, Just Do It.

Life is hard work, and I think we all know this with varying degrees of certainty. It’s grueling, it’s relentless, it’s at times unforgiving, and it Read...
Sandy Jorgenson    |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
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Yusra Rafeeqi wants to invite you for dinner through "Dine With A Muslim Family."

Lovers & Fighters In America: 'Dine With A Muslim Family'

By bringing people together to share food and conversation, the Rafeeqi family are creating opportunities for non-Muslims to expand their knowledge Read...
Shannon Day    |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
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It was hard to gender God female because it felt like lying.

Calling God A Girl

If god was outside of time itself, how could she be restrained by modern American gender norms? Read...
Kelsey L. Munger    |   06.13.17   |   SHARE