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The Year None Of My Dreams Came True | Joann Pan | Posted 12.16.2016 | OWN

This was a year where I'd hoped to get pregnant, to publish my next book, to move countries, to get fitter, to start a website, to learn Italian and p...

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Raj Raghunathan Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control. Several studies show this need serves at least two importa...

When Life Laughs At Your Best Laid Plans

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot ...

Dream Big, Lush, Vivid Dreams

Samantha Bennett | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Samantha Bennett

When you feel disappointed, you are feeling deprived of something you thought was already in motion. If you're feeling like you have an "appointment" with a promotion or a successful presentation or a new love, having that thing not work out is especially crushing because it was kind of a done deal inside your mind.

DADS - An Acronym Gone Wrong

D.J. Wilson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Divorce
D.J. Wilson

Where once, we as dad's were idolized and could do no wrong, we inherently become pond scum when our children realize we are profoundly human and subject on occasion to fail without notice. The aha moment when Superman is not so super after all.

How to Make the Happiness Balloon Less Easy to POP

Cate Montana | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

Knowing you're in the driver's seat doesn't mean life doesn't suck sometimes. It does. But sucky moments don't have to define us.

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

Dealing With Disappointment

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 02.16.2017 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

We all know there will be times in our lives where you have to face and deal with public failure. The kind that literally knocks the wind out of our sail. The key is knowing it's okay to be disappointed, you just can't stay there.

10.5 Hot Tips on Handling Disappointment

Cate Montana | Posted 02.12.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

I'm not going to get into an explanation of why such masochism is enjoyed let alone pursued. There is none beyond "the madness of art and artists." But I've collected more than my fair share of rejections so far this week, so listen up.

Expectations: Why You Should Have Them

Melissa McCarty | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Melissa McCarty

When I think about past friends who mocked my expectations over the years, I noticed a common thread between them, their lives remain stagnant. There's no growth because they don't push themselves or others around them, and they're not happy.

An Olympic Champion's 3 Holiday Gifts: #1 -- Disappointment

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.11.2016 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Accepting this different perspective on your disappointment--"I know it feels bad right now, but how can it fuel me?"--gives you the power to minimize the harm that your disappointment does to you in the future.

Four Disappointments I'm Thankful For

Courtney Patterson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Women
Courtney Patterson

What about showing gratitude and thankfulness for the things in our lives that may be challenges, disappointments and let downs? How do we handle those?

Opening Pandora's Box of Emotions Is Actually Good for Work

Anne Loehr | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Anne Loehr

Let's talk about managing disappointment. I don't mean disappointment in a movie or new restaurant. I mean bone crushing, can't get out of bed disappointment in achieving a big dream. When you try everything to conquer a big goal and it falls flat.

20 Ways Not to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter - Then How to Fix Things

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teenage girls are sensitive to the way people in authority talk to them, especially their mothers. They are easily wounded, feel criticized, and vulnerable when they sense or get outright disapproval. However, mothers are only trying to shape them up to be young women and don't understand their sensitive narcissism.

Stiff Upper Lip

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.20.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Rising Above Failure

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Have you ever experienced a failure that left you feeling humiliated and worthless? I'm sure you have since failure is just part of our normal lives a...

I Went to a Cuddle Party and Nobody Wanted to Cuddle With Me

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

I've never been to an orgy, but I have to believe it's less awkward than a cuddle party. With orgies, you know what you're getting into.

6 Ways to Overcome Disappointment

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Setbacks are a natural consequence of taking a risk. You won't hit a home run every time, but putting yourself out there and becoming vulnerable makes you ahead of the person who does nothing.

Still an Angry Christian

Cindy Brandt | Posted 05.29.2016 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

We have to fight for these things because they are hard to come by in a world with broken systems and insidious evil and finite humans. Striving for wholeness is an uphill climb on mountain after mountain of personal tragedies and communal pain. Life truly is searching for hope.

When Sorrow Attacks: Three Conscious Ways to Face Your Pain

Panache Desai | Posted 05.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

Courageously facing your pain can be terrifying. However, when you allow your past and present sorrows to flow through you, pain releases its grip. You're then free to walk away with greater awareness, love, and gratitude for the lessons that came from your experience.

Overcoming Disappointment

Susie Wolbe | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

While training our brains to stop the negative narratives is a simple thing to do, that does not mean it is an easy thing to do. In fact, it takes time and a commitment to follow through.

Just My Imagination

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

3 Things to Remember When You've Been Screwed Over

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Do you still find yourself wanting revenge and you need to let go of it? Do you still find yourself wanting to control this person to change their mind? Are you struggling to really accept how you can change yourself so this doesn't happen in the future? Share it in the comments below!

Stop Waiting on Happy

Harper Spero | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

This isn't someone else's agenda for your life, this is putting your time in crisis aside and focusing on the present and what it is that you want in your future. You have the power to change things, to take control of your life, and really, to stop waiting on happy.