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Hypersensitivity To Guilt May Be At The Heart Of OCD

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living

Nobody likes to feel guilt. But when a fear of doing harm to others and feeling guilty as a result gets too severe, it can become pathological. Excess...

Trump: The Absolver in Chief?

Celia Wexler | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Celia Wexler

Like millions of other voters, I've been trying to understand Donald Trump's narrow Electoral College victory. There are many reasons, and writers far...

Dear Subway Station Baby

Christina Romo | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents
Christina Romo

I will never know the truth of what happened when I was abandoned in a subway station in Seoul, South Korea over 30 years ago. I struggle often with r...

What's the Difference Between Guilt and Shame?

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

"What's the relationship between guilt and shame, and are they related?" (I got asked this question in response to my blog post, Shedding Shame.) My a...

So What If My Problems Are First World? Yours Are Too.

Laura A Boggs | Posted 11.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura A Boggs

Wells Fargo opened three phony accounts in my name, my Samsung exploded, and, to top it off, my salon's now charging extra to blow dry my hair. Seriou...

How Can We Liberate Parents from Guilt?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Diana Divecha Pressure on parents today is endemic, and, for the first time, stress levels among youth have eclipsed those of adults--something p...

How I'm Battling My 'Mom Guilt'

Jennifer S. White | Posted 10.24.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

She smiled up at me. The sun hit her face, and half of it was white-lit, the other half shadowed and displaying the temporary tattoo we had given her ...

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction: The TEDx Talk

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 10.18.2016 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Anthropologist Robin Dunbar says that that number of people with whom we can maintain stable, ongoing interaction is approximately 150. That's it. Beyond that point, most of us lose our ability to relate in a meaningful way.

The Effects Of Guilt-Driven Parenting After Divorce

Donna Mott | Posted 09.06.2016 | Divorce
Donna Mott

Let go of what you cannot truly control and just make lots of memories. Turn your house into a home.

UnBEARable Stress

James E. Porter | Posted 08.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
James E. Porter

I've never encountered a stressor like this before. I have a summer house in a small community of 100 houses in the mountains of upstate NY. In that c...

Remembering My Father Before His Dementia

Elizabeth Smith | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Elizabeth Smith

Photo by cocoparisienne via Pixabay My father is one of the good guys, a true gentleman and an exceptional husband and parent. But there is another p...

When You Have No Idea How To Comfort Someone

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty
Wendy Lustbader

There are times in life when we are called upon to be comforting but words fail us. Not knowing what to say, we don't pick up the phone or pay a visit when someone we know has suffered a devastating loss or a loved one is enduring an incapacitating illness. We feel guilty.

7 Keys To A Fantastic Marriage

Terri Britt | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

I let go of what a marriage is "supposed" to look like and, instead, created a different way of loving the man in my life. I'd like to share with you seven keys that I believe are the foundation of a fantastic marriage.

Guilt Lets Us Do It Again

Grace de Rond | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion
Grace de Rond

The summer that I was nine, I begged my parents to let me attend our church’s residential camp. The requirement for a discounted rate was to read Th...

Banishing Mom Guilt To Find Joy

Jennifer S. White | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

Mother guilt creeps up silently and throughout my day. It's an ugly feeling and one I'm embarrassed to even acknowledge. But the thing is, I don't want to be perfect. I want to be me, and I want to be real and genuine about myself with my kids.

The Psychological Price Of Emotional Labour

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 06.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

There are a plethora of emotional and psychological layers in relationships. Some are closer to the surface, such as what's tangible and the more expl...

5 Reasons Americans Need to Stop Feeling Guilty About Owning SUVs

William Morrow | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
William Morrow

Image Source With summer gas prices around the $2.25 mark, it's a lot easier to swallow a trip to the pump than it was back when fuel prices were hove...

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

The Will - Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 06.09.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

A bar napkin, a touch soggy. I leave all my regrets, guilt and anger to this napkin Legally binding A signature, the date, lipstick sealed. An in...

On Being a Bad Mom

Micah D.R. Bower | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Micah D.R. Bower

Find your safe space, wherever or whatever or whomever that is, and rest there often. Voice your fears, concerns, failures (which are probably more like "failures"), frustrations, and angers. Say them out loud to someone who will listen without judgment. Don't let those things fester and rot inside your soul. Get them out and get on with your day.

Where Guilt Comes from and What Leaders Can Do about It

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

or entrepreneurs, creators, writers, parents, and others who wear multiple hats or share multiple responsibilities, it's easy to feel overwhelmed or frustrated with guilt about everything that needs to be done or what should be done.

The Guilty Father

Nathan Timmel | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Why had I let her meltdown, allowing her to cry and lose control of her emotions instead of just reading the book in the first place? Was I trying to be a firm-hand parent? Saying no for the sake of no, so she would learn she doesn't always get her way or what she wants? I don't know, but I felt awful the entire time she slept.

Me, Myself and Mom

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

When I was a kid, I tried everything. Soccer, baseball, football, basketball, rollerblading, it didn't matter. In 6th grade, I learned the trumpet; in 7th grade, I started dabbling in guitar; and in 8th grade, the junior high marching band lost their tuba player so I stepped in.

Balancing Sin and Forgiveness to Improve Mental Fitness

David Briggs | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

The desire to live up to divine standards can help many religious individuals cultivate successful, lasting relationships and avoid harmful addictions, some research suggests.

Shut Down the Critical Mom with 5 Simple Truths

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

You need to give yourself a break. Forgive yourself for all the things that you see as a flaw or a mistake. If you have a rough day, instead of focusing on what you did wrong use this as an opportunity to change how you do things to improve.