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5 Narcissistic Behaviors You Might be Missing in Your Man

You can't swing a cat without hitting a narcissist these days, and unfortunately many of us have ended up with, or are currently in a relationship with one. Narcissists are pretty obvious when they're in their full glory, but what you...Show More Summary

Needles, Not Knives, to Treat Sports Injuries and Degeneration

My first pair of running shoes were men's shoes because they didn't make them for women in 1974. That's how many years I've been pounding away at my joints. The first sign of wear began around 1994. On the urging of an orthopedic surgeon, I quit running and started hiking and yoga. Show More Summary

How to Stop Dreading Exercise and Start Enjoying It Instead

By meQuilibrum The ultimate exercise killer is the word "should." You know this, right? I should go for a walk. I should hit the gym after work. I should make my run a little longer. I should finally open that Pilates video. The "shoulds" rarely work. Show More Summary

11 Things Creative People Have In Common

By Laura Lifshitz As a creative person, I've had a slightly different life than my other friends, who have walked a more traditional path. I can't tell you how many times people have stared at my resume thinking, "That's interesting," or called me into a job interview just to see who I was. Show More Summary

"I Had A Stroke at 38 Years Old"

How one woman turned a life-changing event into an opportunity to thrive. As told to Kristin Canning By Kristin Canning, SELF (Photo: Courtesy of Merideth Gilmor) I wasn't supposed to have a stroke. I was 38 years old, a mom in "perfect" health. Show More Summary

Healing, and Human Touch

Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-borne business), complicated by viral meningitis. The latter was likely due to the immunosuppression of the primary infection. Show More Summary

10 Ways Hiking Can Help Your Writing

The smartest thing I ever did as a writer was hire a retired conservation agent to blaze a hiking trail for me. It's nothing fancy--just a narrow path that meanders for a little over a mile through the woods near my home. But that trail...Show More Summary

Three Ways to Get Out of a Rut

Have you hit a plateau in life? Do you feel like you're going through a phase that lacks significant progress? Have your passionate pursuits somehow faded to mundane routine? Some people refer to this as being "stuck in a rut." I just call it stuck. Show More Summary

National Breastfeeding Month's Official Movie!

The Milky Way: Not Just Another Breastfeeding Documentary August is National Breastfeeding Month. I am very proud that Jennifer Davidson asked me to be one of the doctors in her film. In America, the pervasive effect of formula industry...Show More Summary

How to Stop Perfectionism in Its Tracks

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a perfectionist in recovery. Throughout the years, I have come to the realization that in addition to fear, perfectionism is something that has held me back from living my life fully. As an individual...Show More Summary

6 Ways to Break Your iPhone Addiction (That Actually Work)

By: Wil Fulton Credit: iStock/Minerva Studio The average smartphone user checks their phone a whopping 110 times a day. This thought echoed through my mind as I was eating breakfast in my apartment the other morning, the smooth sounds of Lionel Richie permeating the air, my trusty phone in hand. Show More Summary

Middle-Aged Women, This Is How To Get Your Sex Drive Back

Do you find yourself suddenly needing to mop the kitchen floor or organize the recycling when your spouse suggests it’s time for bed, hoping he or she will have fallen asleep before you get there? Do you find yourself wondering whatever...Show More Summary

The Universe Is Testing You

No matter what you do in life, it is always a test. If you have that mindset and the understanding that a life of accumulated tests leads to a fulfilling and meaningful existence, things can go a lot easier for you. In daily life it is hard to have and maintain this attitude. Show More Summary

8 Ways to Stop Feeling Miserable and Start Being Happy

We all have our bouts with the blues. You know, those times you just want to sit in bed all day, covers overhead, door locked shut. We've all been there. Being miserable is, well.. no fun. The worst part? We don't talk to each other about it. Show More Summary

10 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope With Their Traumatic Brain Injury

In a recent conversation with my fellow TBI survivors, we were discussing ways that people can reach out and help us. The first few months after a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) are critical. I know for myself personally,...Show More Summary

Brianna Is No Typical College Freshman

Like thousands of other teens, Brianna Barker of Washingtonville, New York, left home last week to start an exciting new chapter in her life, that of a college freshman. Also like many others, she settled into a campus -- Penn StateShow More Summary

7 Ways To Avoid 7 Common Chronic Diseases

In the next few decades, people worldwide can expect to live much longer. And if you make it to 65, data implies that you can potentially live another 20 years. That's the good news. The bad news is that those living another two decades after that age will likely live with at least one chronic condition. Show More Summary

Hollywood "Takes Care of Its Own," Unless You Are Trans, Part 2

Recently I blogged about some of the challenges that trans people who live out here in Hollywood, a.k.a. America's Liberal Dream Factory, face when it comes to health care. Let me underline exactly what those challenges mean. First, let's look at the big, broad, macro level of Hollywood optics. Show More Summary

How Can You Be Authentic? A Fun and Easy Test!

Are you authentic? The same person wherever you are -- with your closest friends, at work and then with strangers? Maybe it doesn't matter to you but most people care about being one way; being the same person in every aspect of their lives; being who they truly are. Show More Summary

One Man. Talking About His Life. And Wanting to End It.

"I'm ready to tell my story. It's time." That's what I heard from Stuart Walker, owner of Clubhaus Fitness. A tall, muscular guy with a boisterous laugh and incredibly busy schedule. He knew I was working on Perfectly Hidden Depression. Show More Summary

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