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Denial

Relapsed Alcoholic? This Is for You

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

I could not save my sister any more than I can save you -- only you can do it for yourself, with or without the help of rehab, therapy, medication or a higher power. But I can be on your team on the road to recovery. It doesn't matter how many times you've tried before. Do it again. Do it for yourself.

Global Opinion About Islam and Muslims Is Shaped by Our Own Actions

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 01.19.2016 | Religion
Raza Habib Raja

We as Muslims are correct to complain that it is unfair to bracket ordinary Muslims with extremists, but at the same time we need to understand that our negative reputation is not merely due to fringe organizations like ISIS, but also due to our behavior in general.

5 of the Most Critical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

The journey for every Alzheimer's caregiver is different, but it is always challenging. With this in mind, here are some of the most critical tips for Alzheimer's caregivers to remember as they take on the important, yet daunting task of being a caregiver.

Overcoming Denial When a Loved One Has Alzheimer's

Marie Marley | Posted 01.09.2016 | Fifty
Marie Marley

All too often loved ones of people with Alzheimer's are in denial. Hence they spend their time trying to get the person to 'act normal.' Trying to get them to remember and do things they will never be able to remember or do. This only leads to anger and frustration for the visitor and often for the person with Alzheimer's as well.

Why Pakistanis and Muslims Need to Be More Vocal in Condemning San Bernardino Shooting

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 12.15.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

A flurry of recent incidents involving Islamic extremists - the latest being the shooting in California involving a couple of Pakistani descent - has ...

Getting Mindful About Self-Loathing

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Desiring to improve a relationship with ourselves is very similar to bettering a relationship with another person. It would be meaningless to simply begin uttering positive statements about one another without addressing where it is that the relationship has been breaking down.

Paris Attacks and Problematic Reactions

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

At this juncture the West and the Muslim world need to work together because organizations like ISIS are our common enemy as they have targeted both of us.

How Denial Is Compounding Intolerance in India

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

Today India is making the headlines due to wrong reasons. While India may compare favorably to Pakistan, nevertheless since last year it has witnessed deterioration when compared to its own past.

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

Denial May Deprive Alzheimer's Caregivers of Joy

Marie Marley | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Alexandru was a close relative of Ed -- my beloved Romanian soulmate of 30 years. Alexandru was visiting Ed from out of town. One evening they had a long talk about a wide range of topics -- most of which concerned Alexandru's professional issues. The next day Ed had no memory of the visit, let alone what they had discussed.

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

My Transgender Life: Denial, Betrayal, Abandonment and Other Monsters Under the Bed

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

Change is not a bad thing. Especially when we can change our monsters into peaceful companions.

Prejudice: A Dangerous Defense Mechanism

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

"Prejudice is a great time saver: You can form opinions without having to get the facts." -- E. B. White Prejudice is described as an unfavorable o...

What Moderate Muslims Need to Understand

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Raza Habib Raja

In my opinion, the biggest problem confronting Muslims is their state of denial about the presence of extremists in their midst and their complete inability to self introspect.

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.

Open Letter to Deniers of Transgender Existence

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

I have learned to let the light shine into my soul. Believe as you choose, but please do not block the light. It is very important to my ability to exist in this world. If I don't receive the light, I can not share the light with the world.

Why Being Judgmental Is Really All About Me

Robin Korth | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What is it about judging you that makes me feel so good? It's really pretty simple: I get to feel better about who I am by beating the hell out of who you are. I'm scared and resentful. I'm angry, arrogant and uncomfortable. And I want relief!

What if It's Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Alzheimer's is, above all, an insidious illness. It begins with very mild symptoms -- things we all do from time to time, such as forgetting to turn off the stove, temporarily forgetting an acquaintance's name, or misplacing the car keys. But for the person with dementia, these events will become more frequent, and with time, more serious symptoms will appear.

The 12 Things Sigmund Freud Got Right

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science
Blake Fleetwood

It has been more or less 100 years since Freud wrote many of his groundbreaking books and papers on the human mind. And while some of his theories have been discredited, many major ideas have been borne out and are still relevant today.

The Armenian Genocide and Non-acknowledgment

Ervin Staub | Posted 06.27.2015 | World
Ervin Staub

Denial, whatever its form, has harmful consequences, not only for survivors but for the perpetrator group.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

Do You Fear Your Loved One May Be Developing Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Some people get lost driving home and end up bewildered and many miles away. Some leave the house in their pajamas and some fail to recognize a close friend or family member.

WATCH: A History Of Famous People Denying Bad Things

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

For years, public figures have been perfecting the art of denial. From politicians to celebrities to athletes, every scandal is met with a press confe...

A New Play, Looking for Parcifal, Tackles Death -- With Humor

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Bernard Starr

If you heard that a play was about illness, death, and dying you would not be inclined to think comedy. But joining the two themes is possible.

"Things" May Not Change in 2015, But...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

At that point, I was moved to share one of my favorite sayings with her: "Things don't change, we do. With that in mind, always remember, wherever you go, there you are!"