Shine On: We are All Broken, That’s How the Light Gets in

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We are all broken in one way or another. It’s what makes us the unique and beautiful individuals we are.

Put Your Pain Into Perspective

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Cadence Turpin felt like her pain didn’t matter in comparison to the big problems of others, until one of her guy friends set her straight.

Why I’m Grateful for Pain and Guilt

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Tor Constantino explains why he thinks pain and guilt are similar to a smoke detector – and how they can help.

Can People Change? Just Look at Yourself.

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Think people can’t change? Look in the mirror before you answer.

Anticipation of the Knife

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Masculinity is often tied to pain management. Here, Michael Walsh ponders whether one kind of pain can be used to manage another.

The Greatest Gift She Ever Gave Me

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Paul Cooper’s wife gave him the ability to trust women again. Here’s how.

Reusing Pain

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Author and survivor Cecil Murphey is reusing pain to help others.

Words Can Hurt: Recognizing Emotional Abuse

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Emotional abuse causes intense pain and leaves huge, invisible scars. Imagine if you could see them …

Thank You For All You’ve Given Us Robin Williams

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With the discussion of the recent passing of comedy great Robin Williams and what his death might mean, let us not forget what his life taught us.

How I Stayed Present With My Child Even When He Didn’t Want Me There

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Mark Stelzner shows us how to be present in our children’s lives, even at times when it feels like they don’t want us there.

Shame: Learning to Love After A Devastating Breakup

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Jordan Gray says that there’s no shame in getting over your emotional pain slowly.

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A summer cleaning project digs up a man’s painful, buried memories.

You Don’t Need a Spreadsheet to Sum Up Rejection

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No matter how you categorize it, rejection hurts and it’s deeply personal. But it can be handled with grace and aplomb.

How to Move From Pain to Healing

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Suffering is universal, but how we handle it is not. Thomas Fiffer opens the way to healing through a window in his heart.

First Rule of War: Don’t Target Civilians, Especially Women & Children

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War is insanity and brings about pain, death and misery. Peace equals life, prosperity and happiness. What do you chose?

The Ghosts of My Bullies

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The past can hurt: David Vienna opens up about his childhood experiences with hurtful bullies.