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Sara Striefel Editor's Pick

Overwhelmed by Grief: How to Enter the Open Space of Uncertainty & Healing.

2.7
Cindy Burke

What My Dad Wants You to Know.

2.0
Carolyn Gladd

Taking Yoga Off the Mat & Onto the Skis. 

3.0
Jen Lawrence

Divorce & Toxic Relationships—Why we Need Strong Boundaries (& How to Set…

2.6
Chelsea Knowles

How it Feels to be Spiritually Conscious in an Unconscious Family.

3.9
Vivian Best

I took a Pussy Painting Workshop with my Daughter.

3.6
Julie Canning

On the Love & Loss of a Dog: A Member of our Family was Gone.

4.5
Patrice Nye

How do we Grieve the Loss of a Parent who was Never There?

1.4
Kimburlee Jo Stewart

The Truth about Parent-Child Estrangement & Cutting Ties with our Toxic Parents.

3.8
Lynn Shattuck

This Cartoon Captures All the Grief Feels.

5.2
Lucinda Gordon-Lennox

4 Essentials Most of Us Never Received in Childhood—A Trauma Therapist’s Pers…

4.8
Courtney Lyann Editor's Pick

Grieving my Father: “I Choose to Remember all of You.”

3.8
Kathy Bolte

Oh, Sleep: you Dark Temptress, you Dreamy Seductress, you Elusive Lover.

3.0
Diana Oliver

I Left my Corporate Job & this is What Happened.

1.3
Christine Fishman

10 Things our Kids can Learn from a Butterfly.

4.1
Erin Murphy

To the Children I Never Had: Here are the Lessons I would Share with You.

6.4
Waylon Lewis

Just looked at engagement rings.

2.3
Kourtni Combs

Sibling Grief: When the World Moves On, but You Don’t.

0.9 partner
Khara-Jade Warren

How to Fill the Gap in our Children’s Nutritional Deficiencies—from a Doctor.…

6.4
Laura Di Franco

5 Powerful Hug Substitutes if you’re Flying Solo & Craving Touch Right Now…

2.8
Stephanie Thomson

To Give Birth to a Child is to Give Birth Twice.

4.3
Nathan Illman

Men Suffer in their Own Way too: A Man’s Perspective on Miscarriage.

3.3
Cee McDermott

What Kids can Teach us about Mindful Living.

2.8
Peter Farrar

“It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”—Thoughts on Fatherhood from a Fat…

5.0
Caitlin McColl

How Grief Changes You: A Journey of Post-Traumatic Growth.

4.0
Julie Canning

Why I Don’t Post Photos of my Kids Online Anymore.

1.0
Doug Tomlinson Jr

The Hardest Part about Raising a Family through a Pandemic.

3.2
Nicola Beal

An Open Message about COVID-19 from a Teacher in the UK.

4.3
Keri Mangis

The (Real) Difference between Introverts & Extroverts in Times of Trauma.

7.4
Lynn Shattuck

What I Want you to Say When I’m Grieving.

9.5
Celia Kibler

How to Stop Yelling at your Kids—Once & For All.

2.1
Sheridan Ruth

“I was Afraid of Being ‘Less Than'”—Embracing my Identity as an A…

7.3
Lynn DeRose Editor's Pick

Grief will Never Let you Down after the Loss of a Child.

7.6
Melissa Steussy

How Childhood Trauma Creates a Life of Coping Mechanisms & How to Heal them.

2.0
Nicole Kenyon Editor's Pick

A Story of Miscarriage & the Lonely Grief that Follows.

4.8
Kay Vogt Editor's Pick

Tales from Late-Stage Patriarchy.

3.0
Caitlin McColl

I’d Rather be Chasing My Dreams than Fleeing My Nightmares.

3.0
Anna Cusack

Why I Quit using my Kid as a Shield (& How you Can Too).

3.3
Kelly Branyik

Reasons I’ll Regret not having Children.

1.5
Chelsey LaFleur

For the ones who Mother Everyone but Themselves.

5.1
Renee Sutton

My “Hot Mess” version of Mindfulness.

3.3
Bridget Paterson

How to Remember our Humanity, even when we’re Scared to Death.

3.8
Stephanie Thomson

This is What it Means to Be a Mother.

3.8
Julie Canning

Sticks & Stones: What it’s Like to Grow up with Body Dysmorphia.

3.6
Jean Brown

It wasn’t all Bad: 10 Things I’m Keeping from 2020.

5.8
Melissa Steussy

Starting over After Trauma: How to Deal with the Pain, Emptiness & Grief.

5.2
Lisa Silverstein

The Hidden Value of French Toast.

3.2
Monica Bower

Overcoming Fear: How Courage can Help us Reconnect with our Inner Child.

4.5
Julie Canning

Put Down your Damn Phone.

6.5
Caitlin McColl

8 Quotes to Feel more Gratitude & Connection in our Lives.

7.9
Sanmitra Chitte

Yes, I’m a Single Mother. No, I am Not F*cking Interested.

0.8
Sarah Rojas Velandia

How I Went from Wanting Drugs to Embracing a Natural Birthing Experience.

7.2
elephantjournal.com

Elephant Journal’s Best of 2020.

6.7
Jessica Elliott

4 Behaviors that are Toxic, but considered Professional.

0.3
Advithi Kumar

Living with “Dementia Don”—Why we Must Care for our Minds.

6.1
Ana M. Gren Editor's Pick

A New Year’s tradition in Ecuador—El Año Viejo—& why it is relevant t…

0.7
Jessica C. Guberman

Lessons from an Old Soul on How to Live our Lives with Grace.

4.0
Maureen Montague

COVID-19 & a Wilderness of Doubt: Why we Need to Embrace Uncertainty in 2021.

4.8
Linda Luck

2020 Has been a F*cking Ride: What I’m Choosing to Leave Behind.

5.9
Kate Force

8 Ways Childhood Trauma lingers in our Life & Relationships.

4.7
Edie Weinstein Editor's Pick

A Reminder for all of Us: Every Single Moment Matters.

4.3
Ruth Lera

Quick & Healthy Vegan Miso Gravy. {Recipe}

5.0
Jacqueline DeSelms-Wolfe

I Hate the Pandemic, But I trust it—& Here’s Why.

6.4
Stephanie Thomson Editor's Pick

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child, or Does it?—Bringing Up Baby During a Pandemic…

3.6
Judy Walker

Dear Doubt, it’s Time for you to Go Now.

3.6
Julie Canning

10 Things that cause “Mom Guilt” (& Why we Need to Freakin’ St…

6.5
Jennifer Storm

The Raw & Ugly Emotional Mess that Addiction Provokes (& how to Help Someon…

4.2
Erin Austin

5 Ways to Serve those Hit Hardest by the Pandemic in 2021.

9.6
Rita Wehbe Editor's Pick

10 Hidden Signs of Childhood Trauma (& How they Affect our Relationships).

5.1
Julie Canning

It’s a Bad Year, Not a Bad Life—Why we Should all be Grateful this Holiday Se…

4.4
Rachael Nixon

2020: The Year we Broke Up with Certainty.

4.2
Ilda Dashi

Holidays Make me Sad: Why I don’t Celebrate Christmas & Neither Should You.

4.9
Rebecca Donaldson

For Those in Need of a Family this Holiday.

3.9
Erin Murphy

My 2020 Christmas Wish (because “Happy Holidays” doesn’t fit the bi…

4.0
Maria Elizabeth S.Ho

Spiritual Childbirth: A Story of Surrender.

3.9
Suzanne Roberts

“2020 has gone to the Dogs”—A Hilarious Holiday Card.

6.9
Kamila Jakubjakova

When the Holidays Trigger our Past Trauma & Childhood Wounds.

3.8
Leslé Honoré Editor's Pick

This is No Flu. This was a Fight. {Poem}

1.9
Jennifer Finley

It’s not my job to Fix Racists—it’s my job to Set Boundaries. 

2.7
Leah Sobon

What it Feels Like to get Promoted from Stepparent to Parent.

6.7
Eleonor Youssef

The Unthinkable Heartbreak of Losing your Mother (& the Grief that never Ends).

4.3
Rebecca Chapman

8 Signs you Experienced Childhood Emotional Neglect.

2.0
Jenn Tranmer

The Inner Battle of Defining our Boundaries with Loved Ones.

2.9
Tia Meredith

How the Pandemic Ended a 14-Year Estrangement with my Father.

4.6
Lana Goes

11 Gifts COVID gave us this Christmas—& Why it’s Not the Grinch After Al…

3.0
Antje Arnold

Oh, Sweet World, You’ve Forgotten—This is What Christmas is Really About.

3.3
Kamalyn Kaur

Surviving Christmas Alone: 4 Helpful Tips.

3.0
Julie Canning

Inside the Mind of an Anxious Mom.

2.6
Celina Barone

“Why I Never Call My Daughter Good or Bad”—How Labels are Hurting our C…

9.1
Dr. Russell Kennedy

A Doctor Explains How the Body Processes Trauma (& Why we Feel so Ashamed of It)…

5.5
Edie Weinstein

Mocking those who Mourn: How could some Trump Supporters be So Heartless?

3.7
Kayleigh Sobon

How to Help Teens to Slay their Demons (Hint: It is not Telling them What to Do).

3.6
Jodi Lawyer

On this Christmas, Remember: The Gift is in the Present.

5.4
Rebecca Chapman

6 Ways your Broken Family is The Grinch who Stole Christmas (& 3 Ways to Fix it)…

4.7
Nara Kouzikian-Khachadourian

A Letter to Exhausted Moms Everywhere.

2.9
James Ezimoha

The Secret Lives of Boys (& 6 Ways for Parents to Reconnect with Them).

2.8
Leah O'Daniel

When the Holidays are Lonely.

3.0
Celina Barone

F*ck the Pursuit of Happiness—How I Discovered Gratitude in Buddhist Teachings …

4.3
Crystal Tomlinson

Why I Won’t Let My Guard Down & Visit Family for the Holidays During a Pandemi…

9.5
Lucinda Gordon-Lennox

Narcissism is a Trauma Response.

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