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Acceptance.

Apprenticeship With Defeat

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 07.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Ultimately, learning to accept defeat means learning to maintain our personal worthwhile feeling helpless. I highly recommend seeking support from someone who understands what it means to affirm personal worth, helping us override the cultural imperative to be victorious at all cost.

Don't Ignore The Past, Believe In The Future

Shayne Looper | Posted 07.25.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

To accept someone as Christ accepted you means welcoming that person into your life warmly, like the father of the prodigal welcomed his son. He did not present his son with a catalogue of grievances but with a party. He made sure his son knew that he was wanted.

Think God Doesn't Love You? Please, Think Again.

Ethan Falleur | Posted 07.15.2016 | Religion
Ethan Falleur

In the student chaplaincy at Dartmouth College where I work, we say "All are welcome--no exceptions," and we do our very best to live that out. In my ...

Born This Way: 10 American Women Share Views on Race, Acceptance and Moving On

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Raquel Eatmon

I'm not ashamed of who I am...now. But there surely was a time when I lacked confidence in toting my blackness. There was a time when being called the n-word left a stain on my esteem and childhood pride.

Becoming Real

Marika Rosenthal Delan | Posted 07.13.2016 | Religion
Marika Rosenthal Delan

"What?" I mouthed to my husband through the car window, pointing to the phone still up to my ear. I'd been holding for 30 minutes and cut off twice -- I wasn't hanging up without good cause.

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

Miss Rizos Stands Up For Teen Shamed By School For Rocking Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Carolina Contreras, better known as Miss Rizos, has made headlines over the years for bringing together a community of women who embrace their natural...

The Way We Dance With Our Judgments Makes A Difference

Emily Madill | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Emily Madill

I use these three powerful questions as a way to check in on my judgments, and to help guide my dance in life. If these ideas resonate, give them a try and see if they make a difference for you.

Free Your Mind: Be With What Is

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we resist "what is" then we create more suffering for ourselves, as there's a constant, underlying dissatisfaction, otherwise known as the "If Only..." syndrome.

Why Hitting Rock Bottom is the Best Thing That Will Ever Happen to You

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Michelle Dempsey

I look back on the last four years and I am amazed at all I have accomplished. Not because they were impossible feats, but because they were life events I never felt worth enough of achieving. Marriage. Motherhood. Business Success. A healthy relationship with my family. A badass relationship with myself.

How Rejecting Gender Made Me Happier, Healthier -- Complete

Michael Whelan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Whelan

I'm not a man. I'm not a woman. I'm not trans. So what the hell am I? Indefinable. I like that answer.

Radical Acceptance For Gay Men With Tara Brach

Max DuBowy | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Max DuBowy

Have you ever felt shameful or rejected yourself for being gay? It's easy to fixate on blaming others for these experiences and feelings. In moments of shame and rejection, you're not attending to the places of woundedness by blaming others.

The Dueling Obituaries

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

Which will win? The Future Obituary of Rebecca Mckown as Things are Today Rebecca Mckown, age unknown, transitioned back to her infinite self a shor...

3 Powerful Quotes About The True Meaning Of Self-Acceptance

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.30.2016 | OWN

We all want to do better, be better and feel better. But, according to wellness activist and self-described "cancer thriver" Kris Carr, that can only ...

What To Do When Your Current Life Story Sucks

Tammy Letherer | Posted 06.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

And I don't always get to be the storyteller. Some weeks it's enough, it really is, to sit in the doorway, to wait, and to be the listener.

There Is No 'Should' In Motherhood

Meg Conley | Posted 07.06.2016 | Parents
Meg Conley

Motherhood isn’t one size fits all. Sometimes this realization is liberating. Sometimes it can make us feel like we are matriarchs without a tribe. ...

A Reminder to Humanity: We're All Different, So Let's Accept it and Move On

Sara Uzer | Posted 06.27.2016 | Impact
Sara Uzer

What if we stopped frantically attempting to put the blame on one single aspect of the shooter's life to pinpoint the motive? What if we quit identifying and analyzing the particular group of people who are being victimized in this situation, and looked at the much larger issue that no one seems to want to talk about?

Love

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

I tend to keep my posts light, but I do have something to say today that I think is very important. Here goes. Can we all just agree to love our kid...

What Are Your Happiness Strengths And Weaknesses?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greater Good Science Center

If long-term happiness is new territory for you, then you need some kind of plan that maps out a strategy for reaching your happiness goals.

How To Grow From Your Regrets

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Sometimes, regret is a deadweight that we carry through life, slowing us down and making our shoulders ache. But other times, it turns into a kind of fuel; it propels rather than hinders, motivates rather than distracts.

5 Tips To Make Coming Out Easier

Alexandra Harra | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Harra

When I was a little girl, I often wondered why my aunt--"Mama Mona," as I called her--was accompanied by her friend Allie every time she visited us. I...

Talking About Tolerance: What You Can Teach Your Child After The Orlando Shooting

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

The violence of Saturday night's mass shooting in Orlando, FL. has left many parents and educators wondering how to purposefully discuss the event, which was the deadliest attack on American soil since 9/11, with their children.

What Mindfulness Has Taught Me About Father's Day

Martha Brettschneider | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Brettschneider

With practice, we can honor the role of tough times in our lives and let the negative emotions go. Each stepping stone along the way, including the sharpest, most painful ones, shape us in positive ways if we stay open to learning the lessons.

Faith Of My Father

Ryan Phipps | Posted 06.27.2016 | Religion
Ryan Phipps

FLINT There's an experience from my childhood that crosses my mind every year on Father's Day. When I was a kid, my dad pastored in a low income nei...

How to Get Over Your Breakup - Without Playing the Villain

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You're all torn up, but you're finally ready to let go of a past love... Until those nagging thoughts intrude again, and suddenly what is true and wha...