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Letting Go Of My Need To Be In Control

The list of things which I cannot control seems endless at times. I cannot make the cat's nose not cold, nor can I control his seemingly primal desire to greet me cold nose to bare skin. I cannot cont…


Do You Need a Body to Do Yoga?

From the confines of a hospital bed, what options do you have to move around? Wires, tubes, sheets, and monitors all conspire to keep the body still and safe, but the inactivity can be agonizing. Man…


Are You Rocking The Red Tent?

"What's your problem? You on the rag?" I was in seventh grade the first time a boy dismissed reality by saying that I was having a fit of hormone-driven hysteria. He was teasing a classmate and bei…


Do We Have The Courage To Grow And Change?

It was not my intention to write a 9/11 piece this year but this morning, I read a few of the many that are floating about and nothing quite hit the spot in my heart. I went searching for the one I wr…


Where the Silence Once Lived (Poem)

Once, our hearts were broken and we've carried those wounds inside us for many, many moons. When those old emotions rise up and threaten to carry us away, it is tempting to fight, or disconnect, or…


Dig Deeper To Resolve Conflict

It is easy for a conversation to get out of hand. One person reacts to another, and then that person reacts to the first. It's a predictable cycle with a toxic nature and almost always declines in qua…


When Is It Time To Make A Change?

Several years ago, I ended a very rocky off again/on again relationship. I quit eating meat. A couple of years later, my daughter decided she didn't want to eat meat anymore either. My wife, who never…


I Have A Cold Sore, I Am Not A Bad Person

That last part is for me... the "I am not a bad person" part. Or, if I am, it's not because of the cold sore. But still, I feel so incredibly ashamed when I get one. Shame. It's a powerful thing. I do…


Think You Can’t Afford It?

I can't afford it... These words are quite complex and they've been popping up  a great deal lately - both for the women I work with and in my own head. I've noticed that we are quick to claim "I …


The Pineapple Shortage (In My Head)

I wish I felt like a writer right now. There are so many things happening in the world that move me, a long line of people whose stories I believe would heal your heart and open your mind, but I just …


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Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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I had an organic garden----besides the grubs---the attacks on my squash that shrivled up the blooms …

Read a book. Takes your mind off whatever is stressing you out.

Holy Hell, what is the matter with kids just having fun! Right now, Halloween is trying to 'lure' k…

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