Essential Reads

Understand Your Dreams by Using Jung's “Active Imagination”

By Dale M. Kushner on October 23, 2016 in Transcending the Past
Freud and Jung arrived at quite different conclusions about the meaning of our dreams; try Jung’s “active imagination” technique to begin to understand yours.
Cynthia Kim Beglin

What Do the Japanese Do Better Than We Do?

By Cynthia Kim Beglin on October 17, 2016 in Culture Shocked
What do you do every day that could be more enjoyable if you did it in Japan? Find out what the Japanese already know.
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Love at 96

By Skipwith Coale on October 06, 2016 in Ebb and Flow
Amour is ageless. The power of enchantment can strike at any stage of life.

What Everyone Needs to Know about Geriatric Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging. Read more to learn the symptoms of geriatric depression and how to get proper treatment.

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A Really, Really Remote Place on Earth

By Judith Fein on October 23, 2016 in Life Is a Trip
A place on earth where you can leave it all behind.

Changing For a Change

Resistance to change abounds, and there are many reasons for this. However, this resistance can be combated. Understanding resistance to change and its weapons is a good start.

Surrounded By African Elephants

By Aleida K Wahn J.D. on October 21, 2016 in The View From Here
What do you do when you are surrounded by African elephants?

When Awareness Trumps Denial

By Ken Brack M.Ed. on October 21, 2016 in Unspeakable Gifts
Does anyone else feel themselves pulled on to a slippery slope by this election?
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The Power of Writing Poetry in Old Age

By Skipwith Coale on October 20, 2016 in Ebb and Flow
Helping seniors in assisted living recognize the beauty and value of their personal stories by making poems.

Fighting the Election Obsession

By Kendra Levin on October 19, 2016 in The Heart of Writing
Is election coverage on the news and social media stealing time from your passion project?

Fear in America

Feeling a lot of fear this election season? Utilizing the skills of resilience can help quell it.

The Most Common & Least Talked About Eating Disorder

By Angie Viets, LCP on October 18, 2016 in Inspired Recovery
Eating disorders are not reserved for young, white females. Who's really struggling?

Depression and Big Elections

Many people can get Election Stress at this time of year. If you live with depression, you're at a higher risk to have a relapse when national stressors are front and center.

Are Soft Skills Hard Skills to Incorporate?

By Lynne Maureen Hurdle on October 14, 2016 in Breaking Culture
Why Corporate America Needs to Consider the Push Back Conversations

Misophonia Measurement Mess

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on October 13, 2016 in Noises Off
Have you taken a Misophonia test? What you should know!

Here’s What You Need to Change the World

The world is a marketplace of ideas, opinions, and beliefs. What is the tipping point for any one of them?

The First Time Anyone Grabbed My P*ssy

By Kerry Cohen on October 10, 2016 in Loose Girl
Donald Trump thinks his "locker talk" is just words. The truth is, most of us have experienced his words, and they are anything but innocuous

Cast Away

By Jessica Teich on October 06, 2016 in Dispelling Demons
This week, my younger daughter and I went to the beach for Tashlich. Water—the idea of it, the power of it—can transform you.

Being a Person of Color in America

A number of politicians in very high places have launched bitter attacks for their political benefit.

Is It Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum Depression can occur four weeks after birth and up to one year post delivery. Learn more about this serious, but treatable mood disorder.

Six Ways to Support A Sick Friend

Need ideas for how to be supportive to a sick friend? Here are some suggestions from recovered patients.

Friendship Fights Cancer!

Family and significant others are thought of as the first line of defense for a cancer patient, but a new study finds that friends are formidable, even leading, teammates.

The Thrill of the Hunt

By Laura Deutsch on September 30, 2016 in Memory Catcher
Writing a travel essay, make sure you include sensory details that help the reader share your experience. Here is an example of a travel essay about Italy.

Rejection is a Blessing

By Sarah Fader on September 30, 2016 in Panic Life
When you start to get down about being rejected, remember that there are new and exciting things to come.

The Art of Matchmaking in Japan, Korea, and China

By Cynthia Kim Beglin on September 29, 2016 in Culture Shocked
Have you ever wondered how matchmaking in parts of Asia really works?

Can Biohacking Improve Your Mental Health?

By Anna David on September 29, 2016 in After Party Chat
I went to the 4th annual Bulletproof Conference to try to figure out if biohacking could help with mental and emotional wellness. I was as surprised as anyone by the answer.

Dreaming Our Lives: 5 Things Our Dreams Could Be Telling Us

By Dale M. Kushner on September 28, 2016 in Transcending the Past
What do our dreams mean? Jungian analysis contends that our dreams can help us solve problems and offer keys to our inner self.
Hope A. Perlman

The Joys of the Small Life

By Hope Perlman on September 28, 2016 in Unmapped Country
Is it enough to live a small life? That is the question, Readers. After all, small lives are often the subjects of books. Of big books, even.

What Every Woman Should Learn From Hillary Clinton

By Cory Martin on September 27, 2016 in Love Sick
What is the narrative we tell the women of our country when Hillary Clinton is praised for powering through despite her illness or blasted for keeping it a secret?

Travel Writing

By Laura Deutsch on September 27, 2016 in Memory Catcher
Writing a travel essay, use the same elements as in a personal essay. Here they are.

When is it Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is a serious problem that often gets misunderstood.
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Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

By Kerry Cohen on September 26, 2016 in Loose Girl
Female friendships define us more than we would think.

When the Press gets Misophonia right!

By Jennifer Brout Psy.D on September 24, 2016 in Noises Off
A Reporter goes a long way to help explain a complicated disorder: Misophonia in the News on ABC with Lynne Malcolm

True Confession: The Dark Side of Travel

By Judith Fein on September 24, 2016 in Life Is a Trip
Like dark matter, and dark internet, there is a dark side of travel.