My Brother, My Hero

He was her hero long before they lost their other two brothers, but now he is even more so.

The Only Elephants in This Room are Under My Skin

Having survived Stage IV Melanoma and 98 Brain Tumors, Leland Fay wants to talk about the “pink elephants” he’s encountered along the way.

Popping Pills And Other Normalities

I don’t want to die a miserable death. Who wants that slow, painful death? I don’t want cancer. I don’t want emphysema. I don’t want heart failure. I don’t want COPD.

I Remember

Chelsea Ramseur had to Start Over After a Tragedy. What she Remembers Changed Her ___ by Chelsea Ramseur I remember when my life was perfect, I remember when my life wasn’t so perfect. I remember finding out that my mom had cancer for the first time. I remember being confused, crying every night, praying to […]

10 Lessons Learned from Surviving 98 Brain Tumors

The same lessons that kept Leland Fey alive will improve anyone’s quality of living, especially the first one.

Let’s Hear It For The (Frat) Boys!

Throw the stereotypes out the window. These fraternity brothers are compassionate, caring and community minded.

New Column! This Week In Men’s Health

What’s new this week in Men’s Health? Here’s what we found.

For Evan

CJ Kaplan loses a childhood friend and gains some perspective.

When My Husband Got Breast Cancer

Losing a part of your body, or possibly your life, is traumatic for anyone — regardless of gender.

I Can Finally Forgive My Father

Comforting a dying patient helped a daughter understand her dad was hurting too.

All Was Well, Then My Fiancee Got Cancer

How are we to reconcile this? I have no idea. But based on this experience, whether it’s weddings or well-being, it’s clear there’s so much that’s out of our control.

Finding Peace With My Father’s Memory at Thanksgiving

Moving from feelings of abandonment to forgiveness wasn’t easy, but embracing compassion and gratitude made it worth the journey.

Home is Not Smelling Cherry Pie

An honest look at how our experience of home often differs from the stereotypical “happy home.”

Contemplating The Death Of My Relationship

To appreciate what you have, sometimes you have to imagine life without it.

10 Essential Life Lessons From A Fallen Father

Wade McDowell may have lost the battle for his life, but everyone can learn essential lessons from him to be the best parents and people possible.

Forever and Ever: Losing My Husband at 24

“If it turns out that this is incurable, would you marry me?” is not your traditional marriage proposal, but then again, Andy and I haven’t lived traditional lives.