The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned From My Father


After getting fired, the lesson her father taught her helped her move forward.

The Courage To Listen


Put simply—listening creates vulnerability, vulnerability that scares us. No one likes to be vulnerable. Nobody likes to feel uncertain. None of us likes to even consider being wrong.

Overcoming Fear And Letting Love Win

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Waking up to the power of fear can be liberating if one chooses to see fear for what it is and what it is not. Either way, the choice involves recognizing the difference between light and dark, fear and love, authentic and false.

I’m a Black Woman and I Don’t Want a Black Son

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This may sound morbid. I fully understand and accept that this is not every woman’s reality, but it is my reality. It is the reality that I am reminded of when I watch news coverage of yet another rally to protest yet another killing of another black man.r

Dear Friends: Please Forgive Me for ‘Ghosting’ You

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Sometimes Sandy Roffey disappears from her friends’ lives without explanation or doesn’t engage at all. Here’s why.

Rise, a Warrior


“We are all great warriors, searching for peace.”

Can You Make Yourself Rejection-Proof?

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Patrick Sallee may have found the secret to successful dating.

The Good Side Of Bad Dreams

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Do your bad dreams about your boss stress you out? Well, they may actually have a positive effect on your mental health.

He Lost Two Limbs to a Shark, But Paul de Gelder Is Still Swimming

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“I tried all those things you see on Shark Week,” says Paul de Gelder, describing his attempt to fight off a shark while diving. “But nothing worked.”

Touch Me: When Uncertainty Outweighs Perception and Stigma


This man has HIV. Sheltered from human contact, he takes to the streets of Helsinki to challenge the power of stigmas.

3 Things To Remember When You’re Falling In Love

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Jordan Gray says that love can be scary… and you’re allowed to be feeling a lot of big feelings.

5 Real Ways To Manage Your Crippling Anxiety


It’s not easy to reprogram our brains, but understanding how and why panic attacks happen can help us manage them.

4 Emotions You’ll Have Before Your Daughter’s First Dance


Tor Constantino shares a father’s heart regarding a rite of passage for his oldest. Last week my oldest daughter successfully completed 8th grade and proudly declared, “Yeah, now I’m a high schooler.” In all honesty the looming specter of high school palls in comparison to what I felt two weeks ago regarding her first formal […]

Critical Habits of Mentally Tough People

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Dr. Travis Bradberry shares strategies for how to be mentally tough and take action, especially when you feel stuck.

Where Do Men Go When They Are Afraid?

If men are supposed to be fearless, what do we do when we’re afraid?

Are You Overcoming Fear or is Fear Overcoming You?

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Maybe it is time to go do something that scares you.