Healing

No one should ever be thankful for cancer, but I can say that I’m thankful for what it showed us.

How My Father's Cancer Made My Life Better

Cancer isn't fun or fair, but at the end of the day, life — even a cancer-stricken one — was better because we were in it together. Read...
Alexa D’Agostino    |   11.21.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Emotional neglect (CEN) happens when your parents, even if they loved and cared about you, failed to validate your emotions enough while they were raising you.

How To Be A Better Parent By Healing Your Emotional Neglect 

There are clear ways for you to heal your emotional neglect, and as you do, you will naturally become a better parent. Read...
Dr. Jonice Webb of Your Tango    |   11.20.17   |   SHARE
Families
Divorce may be an end of a relationship but it isn’t, by any means, the end of your life. (Photo by Holly Mandarich on Unsplash)

How To Rediscover Yourself And Reinvent Your Life After A Painful Divorce

Divorce requires we all rediscover and reinvent who we are on our own without a partner. That’s a good thing! Stay positive and believe in yourself. Read...
Suzanne Winchester of DivorcedMoms    |   11.15.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Image credit: Abdial Ibarra via Unsplash

How Do You Ever Heal When Life Keeps Punching You In The Face?

Healing is hard work. It will be hard today, tomorrow, next week, next month, 3 years from now. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   10.17.17   |   SHARE
#OCDame
Every time I tell a story about her, I’m keeping our memories alive, one leaf at a time.

Surviving Autumn Without My Mom

We think of holidays and big moments first when we think about death. What we don’t talk about are the little moments in between, like surviving Read...
Alaina Leary    |   10.5.17   |   SHARE
Families
Join me and free your arm fat!

Take The Cake: 4 Reasons To Free Your Arm Fat

This year has been a real paradigm shift year for my arm fat, and I’d like to offer you 4 reasons to join me in public wobbly ecstasy: free your arm Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   09.20.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
The fashion industry told me that I was not deserving of a childhood at a very young age.

How Access To Plus-Size Fashion Changed (And Saved) My Life

When we don't allow fat girls access to age-appropriate clothing, we're sending one terrible, chilling message: You're too big to deserve a childhood. Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   09.18.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
This is a story of surviving natural disasters.

Surviving Natural Disasters: An Empathetic Response To Victims

We saw Hurricane Ike coming for days before it made landfall. It was just two short years post-hurricane Katrina, and all of south Texas and Read...
Carrie Saum    |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
Minds