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Acceptance.

Why Phrases Like 'Dream, Believe, Achieve' Never Stuck With Me

Chanel White | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

I myself believe strongly in the power of miracles, however, I will not put my life on hold for something that may not manifest itself in my lifetime. I would much rather be prepared for the wreckage, than live in fear of it.

Self-Love: Six Ways to 'Fake it' Til You Make It' and Become Your Own Best Friend!

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?

Expect and Accept

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

He acts six. He is two. Most of the time, I forget he is two. Nacho has a composed nature that is, for lack of a better word, old! He isn't wiggly and silly, nor is he easily distractible or apt to bark. He does not strain toward or away from cats, birds, or other dogs most of the time.

Different vs. Better

Noelle Nelson | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

One of the keys to happy, healthy relationships is accepting and appreciating difference, yet, it is one of the hardest things for humans to do. No wonder so many of us find relationships difficult. Accepting differences is doable if you keep the following guidelines in mind.

Is Love Really All You Need?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Love asks more of us than to simply feel a strong attraction to another person. It asks (or demands) that we put our own desires and preferences aside and replace them with a desire to serve the desires of our partner, not always, but probably more often than most of us would want to.

Caitlyn + Kaitlyn and the Big Bad Bullies

Brittany McDonald | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Brittany McDonald

I can't seem to pinpoint a moment in history in which we placed more focus on everyone else's lifestyle choices rather than our own, as we do now.

Stripping Down to What's Real

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

There's been a promising trend online and in advertisements towards loving the skin we're in. From the just released MAKERS series #YourBodyRules, f...

Breadwinner Moms are Change Experts (Let's Apply That Expertise to the Rest of Your Life!)

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

We've been through changes a million and one times, but it still doesn't feel simple. With every change we find ourselves gripping the bar ahead of us on the roller coaster of life. What will be at the top of this hill? Will I make it over and around, upside down and finally to the end without throwing up or giving up?

Living in Gender Purgatory: The TransMan Dilemma

Mac Scotty McGregor | Posted 07.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Mac Scotty McGregor

I'm a transgender man who passes; only I don't. What do I mean by that? What I mean is that I can walk into a men's bathroom and no one blinks because I have my clothes on. But once I drop my shorts; there is a lot of explaining to do.

'Back-Wise' -- My Project of Looking Back at Myself for Wisdom

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

I recently found several of my old journals. As I started reading them, and looking at my own drawings, three things became clear: 1. I was a decen...

What Turning 50 REALLY Feels Like

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I've heard that with age comes wisdom; I'm more apt to say awareness. My appreciation for the good things that have come my way has grown. My understanding of the part I've played in some of the bad things has deepened.

Is it Mandatory to Like You?

Linnea Molander | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Linnea Molander

Are you navigating though life by trying to figure out what everybody else thinks, wants and likes, in order to do, be and give that to them so they'll like you? This is very common, but certainly not unproblematic. Here are a few reasons why.

My Own Pace

Ali Wilkinson | Posted 07.06.2015 | Women
Ali Wilkinson

I felt self-conscious for slowing everyone down, even though my dad and brother were nothing but encouraging as we climbed. But mostly, I missed my mom. I missed having her in the back with me, asking me questions, singing songs. I missed the lightness and easiness of it.

Dying, Death and Divorce -- Good Grief!

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

Life has a way with circles and coincidences. Last week, I was dealing with of those waves of separation and divorce that crash down after the water h...

Your Three Genders

Alan Christianson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Alan Christianson

Even though we see the world through the filter of our own gender combination, we can at least acknowledge that other combinations exist.

With Liberty and Justice for All

Cathy Brooks | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Cathy Brooks

It caught me entirely off guard. It's not like I've never said the words before. When I was a kid going to public school in the Main Line Suburbs of Philadelphia, we regularly said the Pledge of Allegiance in class at the start of the day.

'Inside Out' Movie Teaches Emotional Acceptance To Kids (And Adults!)

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Inside Out should be required viewing for all elementary school and middle school kids, if not all people of any age. There are wonderful lessons and conversations starters for families, especially if kids struggle with intense emotions, like Highly Sensitive Children or ADHD kids.

When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's -- Realization vs. Acceptance

Marie Marley | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

When a loved one has Alzheimer's it's critically important to overcome denial and realize that they have it. And it's even more important to accept the diagnosis and all it means. These are to two entirely different things.

Lights Go On: Part LXV -- Free Will

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

How many times a day do we choose? we choose what time to arise we choose how to start our day what to drink what to eat what to wear who to ...

Gay Marriage, Racism and Obamacare: The Challenge of Caring

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

Racism, homophobia, and disregard for the poor are just examples of a common set of processes. We have a psychological problem in our country and in our world. We know some of what it is. It is time to solve it.

Beyond Sex: What Is Gay?

James Owens | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
James Owens

Defining and embracing a true gay culture, which goes well beyond sexuality, is the next stage. We see organizations like gay softball leagues, gay choirs, and gay running clubs. They are institutions meant to build strength and support between one another because we do share so much in common and we understand what it took to become who we are more than anyone else.

My Choice to Live: Part III

Jay Michael | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Michael

Jay Michael continues his story about living with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Read his previous posts in "My Choice to Live: Part I" and "My Choice ...

WATCH: Fear of Rejection

Brad Yates | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Far too often folks hide their light under a bushel for fear of being rejected. In doing so, we deprive the world of our unique gifts and talents - a...

Acceptance: The First Step to Reclaiming Control

Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha

In life, we all come across that point when the truth (we have been denying) stares in our face and we are left with no choice but to accept it. There...

The Magic They're Missing

Mary Hickey | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

To Jack and all the magically different children who are struggling to fit in -- we need you. You color our world. You will write the songs and stories that will inspire us. You will create beautiful art for us to enjoy. Thank goodness we will have your comedic genius to make us laugh when there is so much to cry about in the world. You will create the things we never knew we needed, but then can't live without.