How My Life Turned Around After Our Full-term Stillborn

  Dealing with death is difficult no matter the situation.  Unfortunately, it is something my wife and I had to overcome early in our marriage. Over seven years ago we were expecting our second ...

Mental illness in teens is more common than people think

It’s normal for teenagers to be moody at times. But when are an adolescent’s mood swings a sign of something more—like mental illness? Mental illness is more common in teens than you think. But ...

Can Age-Shaming Be the Next Fat-Shaming?

I don’t want to feel bad about my neck. And so far, I really don’t. It looks totally fine. If you saw my neck, you’d agree: There’s nothing wrong with it. Nonetheless, I’ve been in an ambien...

I am not a weak person. I am stronger than most can even imagine.

It’s like an endless black hole eating me up inside. It’s consuming of both time and energy and I’m not quite sure how to handle it some days. For the most part I have it under contr...

When You Begin losing interest in life and start getting confused, you should do this

There are many good answers already. Most of the answers are focused on the action you can take. However, the most important element is knowing the cause. Without knowing the cause any action will onl...

Why You Should Prioritize Your Health Before You Meet Someone New

You want to look your best when you’re dating new people. For most of us, that means dropping a few pounds. In your head, you just have to buckle down on your calorie count for a few weeks or months...

Your Will Power Is More Powerful Than You Think

Willpower has been termed ‘the greatest human strength’, and rightly so…as it is the factor behind every single noteworthy human achievement down the centuries! With willpower, the impossible ca...

Between ego, pride, self respect and being down to earth? Which are you?

Ego is one’s own awareness of oneself, ‘I am’. Pride can be normal or excessive. Normal pride a positive self image and a sense of pleasure in what you are. However one can have prid...

Before dating a colleague at work; consider these 4 things

Because professionals spend most of their time together, it is not abnormal to hear of colleagues falling in love with each other. Before acting on that attraction, however, here are 5 questions that ...

Getting Dumped Before My Wedding Taught Me Things I Never Knew

Getting dumped a few weeks before my wedding was the most painful experience of my life to date, but how I came through it is the single proudest moment of my life. When I met with his mother four yea...

Telling White Lies. Is It Ever Okay To Tell A Lie?

Telling lies is an integral part of human nature, and often makes life a little easier for everyone. If you think back over your day today, can you honestly say that everything that came out of your m...

How I Put My Mental Health First (and How You Can Too)

  Like millions of others, I am someone who lives with an anxiety disorder, which is categorized as a mental disorder. A little over three years ago I was clinically diagnosed with having a gener...

How an Unexpected Friendship Changed My Life

We were opposites: she was loud, I was quiet. She was outgoing, I was reserved. She spoke her mind, I kept my thoughts to myself. But somehow, we became friends. And her friendship changed my life. So...

How I Got My Groove Back After My Divorce

I believe that things have energy, and that we give objects energy through the memories and feelings we associate with them. I recently admired the Rolex of a man I’ve been dating. He said he’s be...

I Used to Be Homeless—and Here’s What Everyone Gets Wrong About It

You’ve been misled by television and movies: Homeless people aren’t dangerous. Here’s the reality from a man who spent 20 years living on the streets. Homeless doesn’t always mean ...

How Writing Helped Me Overcome Stress and Become Happier

Two years ago, I had a nervous breakdown. Let me tell you how that happened. I had just moved to New York. I’ve always been dreaming about making that big step. You know those people from small town...

Life is too short to be too busy

“Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.” ~Alexandra Stoddard  Heard in the offices across America… “I’m so busy and have no time!” “How is it almost 2019...

What is your biggest fear?

…a reader asked me. Instead of writing a quick response, I took the time to reflect, not without some fear. First I dumped. I wrote down a list of my fears. 1- To suffer from terminal illness 2- To ...

How I Stopped Feeling Guilty About Doing What’s Best for Me

I remember one night, after an exhausting day at work, I joyfully looked forward to a relaxing evening. As I drove home, all I could think of was taking a hot bath, brewing a fragrant herbal tea, and ...