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Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: The Power of Acceptance

Accept—then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it ... This will miraculously transform your whole life. — Eckhart Tolle When my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I heard the words, but it took me several ye...

Advocate Leeza Gibbons Reminds Caregivers to Be Kind to Themselves

I often speak of caregivers as being heroic. I refer to them as warriors and say they are fierce and fearless. I believe it. I see evidence of it every day while working with our communities of courageous caregivers at Leeza’s Care Connection, where we provide free support, tips, tools a...

Dr. Sara Gottfried Shares Tips On Keeping Your Brain Sharp With Age

My granny blinked behind her glasses as she drove us to her home after school, trying to conceal her panic. It was 1975. I was seven years old, and she was fifty. Granny wasn’t sure where to turn her Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme next. The distance between the school bus stop and her home w...

Bestselling Author Mitch Albom Offers Glimpse Into Next Person We Meet in ‘Heaven’

Mitch Albom’s new book, “The Next Person You Meet In Heaven” is a sequel to his 2003 worldwide bestseller “The Five People You Meet In Heaven.” It follows the story of Annie, a little girl who was saved from an accident at an amusement park when she was a child – an accident that...

The Burden of My Survival

For several years now, I’ve looked forward to October 26th. I’ve been fortunate to be allowed space on mariashriver.com on this date each year to share my story, and to be included among Maria’s pantheon of Architects of Change. Given the company I’m in — people whose lives, lesson...

Cristina Ferrare’s Healthy Brownies

When I started to experiment with the brownie recipe, I wanted to add nuts into the batter because I love nuts in everything! I needed to find out first if the brownie would be moist, and the texture would be pleasing. These brownie delivers that and more. It has a rich chocolate taste sure to...

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper: The Power of You

When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. — Honore de Balzac My friend Martha said something to me the other day that stopped me cold. “I have an idea for you,” she said. Having no idea what her idea could possibly be, I said, “Go for it. Tell me.” Now, Martha know...

Filmmaker Sara Hirsh Bordo Shows Us the Power of Young Women Speaking Their Truth

“You belong more in an apron than an office.” That is what my former female boss said to my face when — after a year of having my confidence undermined by her — I resigned from my job at a Hollywood film studio. The pain of this still stings because I come from a long line of wome...

Elizabeth Lesser Reminds Us the Power of Hope to Awaken Our Spirits 

 I spent all of yesterday at the Eleanor Roosevelt home, Val Kill, in Hyde Park, New York. Every year an award is given to several women and men whose work and lives echo Mrs. Roosevelt’s values and legacy. This year one of the recipients was a beloved friend of mine, Loung Ung. Loung is ...

We Must Allow Ourselves to Dream

“In a dream you are never eighty,” Anne Sexton wrote. Whatever happens to the body, what toll age takes on the physical, the spirit does not grow old. In our dreams, in the way we ourselves see ourselves, we are forever becoming. Our dreams are always the vision of a younger self, a se...