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When You're Hot, You're Hot

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Having a hot temper is a burden. When anger overtakes volition, it works against us. We release what has been pent up and let the other person have it...

Bern the Witch-Hunters

David Trumble | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

In the absence of name-calling, smear campaigns, misogyny and conspiracy theorizing by Bernie, his supporters have compensated by doing it all themselves. The Sanders campaign has no need for attack ads, their supporters write infinitely more toxic slurs and accusations in countless blogs.

Angry Old Men -- Quo Vadis America?

Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Dr. Dr. phil. Immanuel Fruhmann

It is not the USA that is in decline, but it is their rule, and an America of the past, in which they were in charge.

My Son Called Me The Hulk, And I'm OK With It

Danielle Slaughter | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Danielle Slaughter

I was so caught up in my sadness about him seeing me as angry that I did not think of the bigger picture.

Does Your Compassion Disappear When Someone's Angry?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Renee saw herself as a very compassionate person. She could easily feel into her husband Jeff's feelings when he was sad or scared.

Why You Still Want to Kick Someone's Butt Even Though You Meditate (And Why It's Okay)

Lynn Hauka | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Lynn Hauka

Embrace every single one of your emotions. Welcome them as a reminder of your essential humanity. And be ready to discover how completely juicy and rewarding life will be.

The Globalization of Time: The Anatomy of the Time-Warp in International Business

O'Brien Browne | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Time is as richly complex as culture itself. For task-oriented people, such as the Swiss, time might be seen as linear -- rigid, plannable, organized into blocks, systematic.

Setting Yourself Free

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I often hear my clients say to me, "I can't do what I want to do because he or she wouldn't like it." How often do you find yourself limiting your own...

Where Are We Headed in 2016? 11 Predictions

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business
Marian Salzman

As we move into week one of a year when international news won't be "all bad, but much of it is," according to NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel's 2016 forecast, let's see what's in store closer to home.

The Herod Complex

Amylynn Smith | Posted 01.04.2016 | Religion
Amylynn Smith

On the way home from Mass last Saturday night, I asked my husband what he took away from the Mass. He shared and then asked me the same question. I am sure he wish he hadn't asked because I went into a long discourse about the biblical character King Herod.

Setting Yourself Free

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you are limiting your freedom due to fear of someone else's violent behavior, then you need to find a way to leave the situation. Again, it is you who are trapping yourself by being in a relationship with someone who verbally or physically violates you for your choices.

Calming Ourselves Down

Terry Newell | Posted 12.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

The overwhelming attention to presidential polls and political catfights, for example, has relegated serious discussion of education, jobs, the environment and the vulnerability of infrastructure -- to name a few issues -- to the back burner in our national discourse.

5 Tips to Have a Functional Dysfunctional Divorced Family Christmas

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 12.23.2015 | Divorce
Allison Toepperwein

With a divorce rate in America hovering around 50%, chances are you, your sister, brother, or friend is either going through or made it through one. Because of that Christmas I'd like to forget, I want to help those of you dysfunctioning families function around the holidays.

Why I'm Grateful for the Pain of Divorce

Divorce Magazine | Posted 12.23.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

The holidays are a tough time for anyone who has been through a divorce, will be going through one shortly, or who is locked in the ongoing process. Friends and family will say platitudes to you for a while, but then comes the hard part: "Why can't you just be grateful?"

When You're in a Relationship With a Blamer

Nancy Colier | Posted 12.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

There is no better time for growing than the holiday season. And not just growing in the belly, but in the heart and mind as well. Family interactions, particularly those that go on over a period of consecutive days, offer profound opportunities for self-awareness, learning, and evolution.

Want to Let Go? 5 Ways Not to Even Pick It Up

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

You can do the same with your irritating and demanding relatives: Take no notice of the negative but just reply with a positive. It's fun to see what happens! Here are some other ways we can help ourselves.

December Can Zap Our Happy, Joy, Merry and Cheery and Make Us Dread the Holidays Instead of Long for Them

Martha Pasternack | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Martha Pasternack

Wow, can you believe it is the middle of December already? For me the Winter Solstice is the day I most look forward to. I look forward to the other...

The Power of Gratitude in Times of Fear

Barbara A. Bernard | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barbara A. Bernard

Gratitude enters in when I step back and realize what occurred is not the sum total of my experience. What I see as a source of grief or loss also contains an opportunity to explore a different way of being in the world. With a shift in perspective, gratitude guides me to create meaning.

Daily Meditation: Releasing Anger

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.09.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can ...

One Easy Way to Feel Ten Times Better

Julie Morey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Divorce
Julie Morey

The key is that you are not bottling up your emotions, but also not letting them rule you, or run you ragged. You let it out and then when the timer goes off, you get up, take a deep breath and commit to moving forward in a positive, intentional way.

The Keys to Dealing With Hard Times and Challenging Emotions

Leona deVinne | Posted 12.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

Life's like a box of chocolates... You never know what you'll get You bite into one and you're not quite sure what's there -- emotions are like tha...

Mom, I Always Knew You Were a Lesbian

Lori Sokol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lori Sokol

It had been six years since I delicately disclosed to my teenage son that I was dating a woman for the very first time. But my surprise announcement was quickly eclipsed by his sardonic response. "Mom, I always knew you were a lesbian!" he quipped, without a hint of surprise.

Time, Sweat, Tears: Ways to Channel Your Anger

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

How can we lighten the emotional weight of anger and re-route it into strength? Here are a few tips to move that anger into a lighter, more positive and productive mental space.

How You Can Live With Both Fear and Compassion

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 12.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We know how easy it sounds to be kind and loving, how great, what a cool idea. But in practice it's rarely so simple, like when someone says or does something that is personally dismissive, derogatory or hurtful. Can kindness still flow when the ego-mind is upset?

Breaking the Cycle

Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H. | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marianne Kuzujanakis M.D. M.P.H.

Forgiveness is breaking the cycle. Forgiveness isn't giving up and waving the white flag. In fact, forgiveness is perhaps the most courageous thing a human can do. It's arriving at a point of understanding. It's moving forward in time and closing one's anger to the past.