How to Be The Best Dad In The World to Your Daughters

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One month ago, my dad left our physical world to be with us from the other side. He was a good man and the best dad I could have hoped for.

What We Can Learn From Falling

How to Fall by Alyssa L Miller

Katie Vessel uses the metaphor of falling to develop a philosophy of resilience.

How to Be There When Someone Is Grieving

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A friend’s unimaginable loss led Ty Phillips to reflect on his Buddhist training—and to appreciate his own blessings.

Stay With the Pain, Don’t Shut It Out

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Not all of Tyler Durden’s advice in Fight Club was sound, but this piece has merit.

Ultimate Frisbee, Family, and A Way of Life

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Father and son Robert and Ian Zeitlin team up – both as authors and on the ultimate frisbee field – to show just why Ultimate Frisbee is so special.

Are You Raising Resilient Kids?

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Psychotherapist Mel Schwartz helps parents push past the obstacles to raising strong, self-sufficient children.

Three Days and Four Choices

Four Days by Kyle Pearce

Jason Pockrandt tells the story of how he lost his father at 17.

The Simple Message That Brought a Middle School Class to Tears

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Former pro wrestler turned anti-bullying crusader Marc Mero puts to rest once and for all the idea that men don’t have emotions.

They Loved Their Son So Much, They Killed Their Daughter: a Requiem for Leelah

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The death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has stunned America and leaves many questions. Writer Rob Watson compares the reaction to that of the slain Matthew Shepard, and pays tribute to a young life, gone too soon.

How to Recover From the Worst Year of Your Life

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10 years ago T. J. Sullivan had his worst year ever. What he learned about resilience became a road map for facing challenges.

Sometimes, All You Can Do is Hug Your Kids

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It’s been two years since Pete Wilgoren covered the Newtown, CT tragedy for a news station. He takes us back to how he felt that day and what he did.

How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

How to Be a Dad After the Loss of a Child

Adam Crawford’s daughter passed away when she was nine months old. This is what he’s learned about moving forward, as a father and as a man, after an unspeakable tragedy.

Why Do We Need to Blame Victims?

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Why victim-blaming is perfectly natural, even though it’s not necessary or perfectly OK.

Fallout From Ferguson II: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

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David Shechtman urges us to look at what we can create out of Ferguson, and gives four action steps for how we can move forward together.

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All Vietnam veterans have stories. Allen Fraser Clark’s involves a child, a game, and a tragedy.

Little Kyden Entered The World On Thursday. On The Same Day, His Mother Left It.

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A father is now left to raise his son alone. A sad news story from Australia.