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Lissa Rankin's picture

Who Are The Friends Of Your Soul?

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I used to think that friends were the people who unconditionally comforted you when you felt wronged, showed up for you when you felt needy and insecure, joined you in righteous indignation when you felt angry, and validated you when life isn’t going your way. I thought friends would be unconditional cheerleaders, and you would always feel better after being with a friend. But lately, I’ve realized that my most valuable friends are the ones who stand for my soul, even when that means saying something my ego doesn’t want to hear.

Bernie Siegel MD's picture

Deceiving People Into Health


Many years ago one of our children brought home a canvas he had decorated in his school art class. He had filled the entire canvas with the word words. As a surgeon, what immediately struck me was that you can kill or cure with a sword, or scalpel. But that you could also kill or cure with words when wordswordswords become swordswordswords. Physicians are not taught how to communicate with patients and due to their fear of being sued tell people all of the adverse side effects of therapy and never mention the benefits. Every time I hear a TV commercial mentioning how the pill being advertised can kill you I wonder why anyone would try it.

Midge Greentree's picture

They Only Look Like Thunder Thighs To You

"Thunder Thighs!"

You wouldn't believe what I heard back then—I don't believe it either, now. Good thing for me.

What sorts of names were you called as a kid? I imagine there were as many names called back then as there were kids. Perhaps you were a name caller and not a recipient. I was both at times.

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How To Heal After A Break-up


By: Kelly Seal

After a break-up, it’s normal to want to hide from the world, to wait until the pain goes away. We all handle it differently – maybe you curl up on the couch with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s or a bottle of wine, or maybe you lose yourself in work. Whatever the case, it’s easier to avoid the pain, to try and forget what happened.

Danielle LaPorte's picture

A Celebration Of The Stop Doing List


On the path to defining your own version of success, what you stop doing is just as important as the things you start doing. Read that twice, please. Because this concept could change everything for you — if you let it.

Stop and… liberate.

Melanie Bates's picture

Hysterectomy? Or No?

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Bright and early Monday morn, I head to the doctor to discuss my proposed total hysterectomy. The doctor wants to talk with me to find out if he will tackle the procedure or, due to my case history, pass it along to another surgeon. I guess it’s a hot mess up in there and he’s not so sure he wants to don his scrubs.

And… I’m terrified.

Lissa Rankin's picture

Two Simple Steps To Radical Compassion


In my personal life, I keep dancing around the concept of heart protection. Living an open-hearted life comes with so many gifts that it seems worth making the heart vulnerable. But how do we live open-hearted lives without being at risk of feeling hurt or disappointed all the time? Are we supposed to keep the heart open at all costs, knowing that getting hurt or disappointed is simply a side effect of living an open-hearted human life? Or are we meant to protect the heart exactly because it is so vulnerable without armor?

Laurie Erdman's picture

Don’t Give Up On Your Dreams Of Prosperity


Owning your own business is hard. You get to come face to face with your money issues, your beliefs around work and your thoughts on prosperity. It’s not always pretty. So why would someone leave their job? For me it was because I had given up on my dream of prosperity and that was killing me.

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Beware Of The Energy Zappers

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By: Abby McDonald

Mayday, Mayday!!!  Beware of Energy zappers.  They come in all kinds of forms.  They're quite clever and they'll creep up on you when you least expect it and totally throw you off your game.