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Hope and Engagement, Not Control and Coercion, in Psychiatric Care

Mona Shattell | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

We as a society, and for those of us who are mental health care practitioners in particular, need to examine inpatient psychiatric and forensic nursing care and create safe(r) environments.

The Rapunzel Epidemic

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

As women, we must not be afraid to stand alone for a while. We must find who we were before we were someone's wife and mother. We had a life, a name other than honey or mom. It's possible to find love again. It's necessary, to fall in love with yourself first.

Why These Five Numbers Shouldn't Limit Your Potential

Unwritten | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Unwritten

When we remember that these numbers do not confine us, we can start creating the life we want to live. No more limitations.

6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

But while abuse often escalates to physical violence, it does not start out that way. In fact, abusers are often charming, attentive, and sweet in the beginning of a relationship.

Your Boss -- Seriously Successful or Downright Deluded?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

While your boss's positive beliefs about herself helped her become successful. These same beliefs can make it tough for her to change. The same beliefs that helped her get to her current level of success, can inhibit her from making the changes needed to stay there -- or move forward.

Controlling: Harmful or Beneficial?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Beneficial control is the control we have over choosing the intent to learn about love. Harmful control is when we attempt to control our feelings rather than learn from them, and attempt to control others and outcomes.

Stop Thinking, Just Move: Combatting OCD

Maria Senise | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I want joy, peace, contentment, hope, and happiness to be my motivation, to be my source of thoughts and emotions. I need to keep building up this sense of conquering; I need to gather my fuel. I need to keep doing.

5 Myths About Domestic Violence

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

To be sure, many men who hit or emotionally abuse their partners were themselves abused as kids, but many men have also risen above their brutal childhoods and broken that cycle. Being abused doesn't automatically make you an abuser.

When Prayer Becomes Control

Cindy Brandt | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

When senseless tragedy occurs, people of faith often rush to explain and control. As finite human beings, we are limited in our knowledge and power, which makes us uncomfortable.

Life Lessons From Burning Man

Francesca Hogi | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I don't plan to start burning my possessions or deconstructing my very home anytime soon. However, I do plan to practice the art of releasing my attachments when the time has come to move on.

The Ostrich and the Pelican

Elena Kryzhanovskaya | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Kryzhanovskaya

In late August, I start thinking about how this summer has gone and remember the highlights of summers past. When confronted with a challenging perso...

When Workers Own Their Companies, Everyone Wins

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

America is a land of ownership and democracy--and yet these values are generally ignored in the workforce. Cooperatives can change that.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

Fear, Control and Sweating Out the Crazy

Maria Senise | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I've always known it, but truly, right now, I realize how incredibly imperative exercise is to my health. Sure, my physical health benefits from it, my body becomes stronger, but more importantly for me, my mental and emotional health benefits hugely.

A Reminder To Stop Forcing Life And To Start Living It

Akirah Robinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

Here's a novel idea: perhaps life isn't about getting what we want, when we want it, especially since our awareness is often so limited. Perhaps life is meant to be lived, not forced.

When Are You Going to Stop Punishing Me?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What a great question! I wish I heard more people asking it. I want to explore the process of punishment. The process of punishment shows up in m...

What We CAN Do and What We Can't in the Realm of Health and Wellness to Combat Disease

Ann Fry | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Ann Fry

While I applaud all of the incredible offerings within corporations to help their employees get healthy, I'm flabbergasted by how many people don't take advantage.

My Smartphone, My B*tch: A Letter of Hate, Love and Balance

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

Our relationship used to be a give and take. But from now on, this relationship is a one-way street. I own you for all the great things you can bring my life, but you don't own me in return. I will look up. I will stop. I've got to re-engage in the world instead of feeling engaged to you.

Taming Your Inner Control Freak: Why Letting Go Can Help You Stay in Control

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

In business -- just as in life, we have to accept that there are going to be some things that we do not have control over. But our attitudes, emotions and behaviors -- these are the things that we can influence.

How Cancer Taught Me to Face My Fear

Melissa Garvey | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Garvey

In the end it really came down to acceptance. Accepting what I couldn't change, taking the situation for what it was and maybe even trying to learn something from it, and freeing myself to put my energy into things I actually could control: being positive, being grateful for the good in my life, and appreciating the love that was all around me.

Outsmarting Stress and Negativity

Jane Shure | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

First and foremost, do not believe that your Inner Worrier is the voice of truth. It's simply the voice of fear. Secondly, know that stress is an inevitable part of living life. Work with it, find your way to getting yourself in the driver's seat rather than allowing the worry and doubt to steer your vehicle.

The One Phrase We Should Stop Using

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you've ever been on the receiving end of these words, you know that the last thing that you feel like doing upon hearing them is to drop your guard and open your heart. Ironically, that's probably exactly what the person delivering these words is trying to get you to do.

Domestic Violence, Part 2

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

For part one, click here. Why do people stay in a relationship where there is domestic violence? There are many answers to these questions. This i...

The Art of Easing Up

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

The act of letting go could feel like defeat, resignation or even passivity, but it could also be construed as a powerful declaration of trust -- trust that the universe knows what it's doing.

What to Do When Everything Feels Like an Emergency

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Instead of making an impact, the impact is making you. Soon enough, giving your all feels like you are putting your nose on the grindstone, and you're left feeling unappreciated, unrecognized and unfulfilled.