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No More Drama

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Ordinarily, in a case like this -- when someone did me profoundly wrong -- my impulse would have been to struggle to fix it. Now, for the first time, this thought did not cross my mind.

Perfectly Imperfect

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

I never noticed that they were different. And if anyone else did, they didn't say anything. They were really close, similar color and the same pattern...

Maybe You Don't Have to Like Me

Rance Collins | Posted 05.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

In Los Angeles, a city that thrives on false niceties and plastered (and often botoxed) smiles, learning to stop caring is difficult. Everyone pretends in this town of make-believe.

Stop Resisting and Start Accepting Life Today

Orly Levy | Posted 05.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Orly Levy

Here are a few ways you can begin a new practice of "accepting what is" in order to find peace:

How to Lure Greater Love Into Your Life

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Trust yourself enough to keep going and to be excited about the direction you are headed. And please take a moment to make someone else feel recognized and better also. This, more than anything else, will begin to bring greater love into your life.

How Do You Know When It's Time to Say Goodbye to a Friendship?

Dani Fleischer | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Dani Fleischer

Moving on doesn't mean I'll ever stop loving her or wanting good things for her, nor does it mean that we'll never speak again. It just means that we've both learned how to function without the support of this friendship, and that nothing feels particularly missing without it.

Perils of the Looking Good Family

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

It may be that the authentic life is never easily attained or even desired. It means we need to get straight with ourselves, learning to welcome less than exemplary qualities.

In My Marriage, Sometimes I Have To Leave So I Can Stay

Meg Conley | Posted 05.09.2016 | Weddings
Meg Conley

We're very understanding of one another - mostly. Admittedly, our mostly doesn't always work. When "doesn't always work" is doing its work, I shove my laptop into my backpack and head to a coffee shop to write.

Confidence Is KEY to Living Your Fullest Life

Tanessa Holt | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

Confidence is key in having a life well lived I believe. In order for us to be able to act upon the desires that we have, we must first possess confidence enough to allow ourselves to have such desires.

It's Time to Stop Hating Your Body

Christina Laughlin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Christina Laughlin

So, just for today, love who you are. Just as you are. Because you are beautiful. Because you are strong. Because you are compassionate. Because you are worth loving.

Dad of Child on the Autism Spectrum Writes an Open Letter to the Public Exposing Insensitive and Damaging Behavior From Grown Adults Toward Young Children

Lauren Rabin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Lauren Rabin

"Seek to understand, before being understood." -A basic principle in Empathic Listening As some of you know, I run an organization called Autism F...

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

The Process of Trust

Jenn Bovee | Posted 04.14.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

I will be perfectly honest and admit that it's not always been my definition of trust. Let me give you some real life examples and share my experience here.

'I Can't Take Criticism Because I Feel Guilty That I'm A Bad Wife And Mother'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Not Superwoman writes, I've got two interrelated problems. I take constructive criticism too personally and I'm not gentle with myself when I ...

My Tribute to Kobe Bryant: The Man Who Played Basketball

Aaron Tang | Posted 04.08.2016 | Sports
Aaron Tang

It's easy for us to say Kobe would have won more if he could have just played second fiddle to Shaq, or if he could have passed more. But for a man with that much talent, success and self-belief -- those would have been difficult decisions for him.

The Intimacy of Farting

Sherry Caris | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Sherry Caris

"You don't trust me," Peter said with sadness in his voice. He had been trying for months to get me to fart in front of him and I refused. When we f...

#TalkToMe: A Survivor's Story of Resilience

Lara Fielding | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Lara Fielding

My (future) mother-in-law is an icon of resilience! Tati, as her loved ones call her, has survived three dictators: her father, Hitler and Fidel Castro.

Overwhelmed: Why Trump Is Happening Now

Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.

I understand the instinct. I could certainly marshal the arguments behind that take on our current situation. Surveys show that Trump supporters are higher in almost every form of prejudice. But let's look deeper. As as a psychologist could I have your indulgence?

Many Dads Are Being Forced to Play "Mother May I?"

Donna Mott | Posted 04.04.2016 | Divorce
Donna Mott

Photo by Kellie Chaney Do you remember the childhood game, Mother May I? The mother directs the children to take a certain...

Learning to Feel Hurt and Disappointed

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Being creative with feeling hurt mostly means learning how to support ourselves while feeling hurt and to support our rapport to the person who hurt us. There are several steps supporting the ability to be more creative with our hurt.

Going for the Real Gold!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

In difficult times in particular, they yield returns that can be literally life-changing or life-saving! Digging deep into ourselves to cultivate our strengths, talents, and gifts, and bringing them out into the world can be a piece of work, but the payoffs for our efforts can exceed our wildest dreams!

Five Stages of Grief Growth

Barbara McNally | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara McNally

With acceptance comes the motivation to do the best we can with what we've got. Acceptance means making peace with what is, but it also leaves room for contemplating ways to making the situation even better.

Dear Divorcee: Your Future Abundance Relies on Today's Resilience and Acceptance

Bill Douglas | Posted 03.31.2016 | Divorce
Bill Douglas

Divorce rarely comes without some degree of grief, fear or anxiety. Two people do not marry with the intention of parting. When my marriage did not su...

If You Want to Change the World... Love Yourself

Jacqui Lalita | Posted 03.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jacqui Lalita

If you want to change the yourself - really love your self as though the Great Mystery were living and breathing through every cell of ...

Passengers! How Your Story Gets Programmed.

Lara Fielding | Posted 03.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lara Fielding

You knew it! It was so obvious! You've seen this sort of thing so many times before - there was absolutely, positively, not a doubt in your mind. And ...