The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Now, more than ever, I need to dance — to choose joy, even if only for 30 seconds. It’s a way to have a glimmer of control during this dark time. For me, it’s also a prayer for those who are struggling.
A mother gets to know her children better during the time of isolation.
A poet connects with nature during the time of isolation.
I want to know she’s safe... And maybe, too, the truth is, what I really yearn for is for her to want to know that I am safe.
How do you renovate your life? Start with your home.
What animals can teach us about staying present, facing fear, and accepting joy.
Ten things I've learned about how to let go—and go forward—with decency and mercy.
Adrienne Brodeur's new memoir is a moving, masterful mother-daughter story about the secrets we keep and the pain we endure for love.
"My intent was ... just to scribble down short love letters to my sons, little messages in a bottle they might stumble across decades after my death."
We must hold the media accountable for reporting in a truthful, non-partisan way.
Yoga is a great way to practice Svadhyaya, or self-study, and as we tune into what's going on in the body and mind, the pathways to creativity often become untangled.
I've never been the jealous type--until my cat fell in love with my husband.
I thought of paying for a child's school as a simple act of altruism that would help me as much as it helped her… but there was nothing simple about aid or Haiti.
According to the FBI profile of serial rapists, they aren’t just punishing many women; inevitably, they’re punishing one woman.
Inviting, say, George Clooney, into the bedroom can be a boom for our sex lives. And, according to experts, there's no reason to feel guilty about it.
"It’s one thing to talk about how to get rid of toxic friendships. It’s another to realize that, in fact, you are the toxic friend."
"Secrets have their own energy and power—eventually, no matter how well-hidden, how buried, the truth will come out."
Are you looking for creative rejuvenation for the New Year? Check out these suggestions from bestselling authors.
"I had to make some changes if I wanted to get out of the deep, dark hole of depression. I had to stop pretending I was superhuman."
A new book offers perspective and hope in tough times.
New book explores the “incubator doctor” of Coney Island, the first person in US to practice neonatology--and he ran a sideshow of premie babies. Altruist or opportunist? Both?
Here's how I stopped seeing myself as a victim of an abusive therapist--and learned to trust myself more.
Author Amy Mason Doan wanted listeners to be hooked on her playlist, the way they’d (hopefully) be hooked on her novel.
Graham was privy to the secrets of the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, but she had plenty of her own secrets.
There was, in this country filled with beauty and grief, a kind of permission to feel my own sorrow for the past and hope for the future. Amahoro.
Novelist Jessica Keener tells how she became comfortable with the unknown, and became more creative.
"I learned to follow my creative instincts instead of listening to everything anyone else said."
“There’s so much conventional wisdom and recycled advice out there. I'm trying to dig deeper..."
What I once labeled "a relationship" with my teacher was really sexual abuse.
I was pushing a terribly damaged man to reveal his most diseased self, while I hid behind a façade of “normalcy.”
Jennifer Haupt is an award-winning journalist and author of the novel, In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills. She has written for O, The Oprah Magazine, Parenting, The Rumpus, The Sun, and other publications.
A collection of essays and articles about finding meaning in the big and small moments in life.