The Birth of My Fourth Son Awakened My Faith

Lisa Bevere on how her son catalyzed her leap of faith into Christianity.

My Husband’s Death Taught Me Something Profound: Gratitude is the Answer to Every Question

I keep pushing the wheelchair, trying to take deep breaths without being obvious. He repeats, “We have so much to be grateful for, don’t we?”

The Power to Transform Feelings of ‘Hate’ Into ‘Love’ Is Yours

John Schlimm on how to direct your energy positively.

4 Things Family Teaches Us About Being Leaders at Work & in Life

Being part of a family has provided all of us with more leadership skills than we realize, and the things we’ve learned at home can transfer seamlessly into our business lives.

Starting Over? Why Healing is Always an Inside Job

“I’ve learned that in order to heal, I have to fearlessly and intimately sift through the wreckage of my past.”

6 Tips for Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in a Self-Absorbed World

Entitling confidence, love, and empathy are just some of the ways to make your kids more conscious of the world, others, and less self absorbed.

Resilience: The Greatest Gift Parents Can Give Their Children

In conducting interviews with highly resilient people, whether professional athletes, Olympics heroes, survivors of devastating injuries, or devastating home environments, they all revealed the drive to bounce back was an essential element in successfully overcoming adversity.

3 Guideposts for Making Peace With Suicide

The suicide of your loved one irrevocably changes you. The process of profound, complicated grief leads you deeper into your heart. The three mileposts of acceptance, forgiveness, and compassion become your pathway to peace. Dr. Adele Ryan McDowell assures you that the day will come when you can once again take a full breath and your newly pieced-together heart will remain intact.

Free Time: Why it’s Important for Our Kids to Have it

Undirected play opens up a new world to children where they can solve problems both imagined and real. Unstructured play drives children to be creative, learn and play at their own pace, and removes some of the stress created by the pressure to follow adult rules.

My Insecurities as a Stay at Home Dad

My son will never know the man who was once a driven writer for a major lottery corporation. My son will not know his father as an educator who enthusiastically prepared literature lessons for high school students

How to Remove the Stigma of ‘Failure’ From Divorce

You’ve grown up, and the constraints are clear. You would not dress a child in the same pants and shirt year after year. So it is with relationships: if they remain the same shape and size, after a time, they just don’t fit.

What a 20-Year Marriage Taught Me About Romance

Jan Ellison on falling in love and keeping the romance alive for 20 years.

Who Will You Choose to Be…A Victim or A Hero?

Michael Feeley on his story of growth.

6 Practical Steps for Transforming Loss

What does self care after loss really mean? Judith Burdick walks us through the steps.

10 Ways to Comfort a Grieving Heart

Kelly Buckley on dealing with the progress of life after her son’s death.

The Secret to Raising Happy Children

When parents devote themselves completely to their children without tending to their own needs, it raises an important question: What are we teaching our children by living a joyless life?