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External Validation

Escaping the Need for External Validation

Hannah Massarella | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Massarella

Chasing validation, gaining it, quickly losing it and getting back into the race is something I've done repeatedly up until this point. So the next piece is choosing to change, choosing to change for the sake of living a joyous life.

Whose Terms Are Those, Anyway?

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Some of us meet the world's expectations only to realize that it failed to give us the fulfillment we sought within ourselves; some of us burnout mid-way trying to fulfill them; some of us realize that there has to be another way to find what we truly seek.

The Problem With 'I'm So Proud Of You' (And What To Say Instead)

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

My sister told me something that I vowed to share with as many parents as possible: "When my kids were small, I made a conscious decision to never say, 'I'm proud of you.' Instead, I have always said to them, 'You must be so proud of yourself.'"