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A Thanksgiving Stuffed With Guilt

Jaye Watson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

I probably shouldn't have said it. I just blurted it out when I realized he wasn't there. My 8 year old had handed me a Thanksgiving card she made ...

Why Progressive Leaders Feel Like Imposters

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

I once coached the leader of a progressive political organization about his tendency to micromanage everyone around him to the point that he procrastinated in developing a vision for his organization and in making bigger decisions about strategy.

How to Not Beat Yourself Up After Screwing Up

Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

Here are four (or five, for you overachievers!) steps to help you be a good friend to yourself even when you've missed the mark and fallen short of your own expectations: Identify, Unify, Pacify, Emulsify, Clarify.

"Live and Let Live" Has Two Parts

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.

The Unfinished Business of Caring

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Books
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I know plenty of working dads who go away on boys' weekends. They don't feel badly about it. My wife makes time to be away with her friends. The biggest dilemma that presents the girls is finding a half marathon in a city with decent après-race shopping.

The Art of Self-Forgiveness

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

As we strive less for perfection, we discover a growing acceptance for the limits and shortcomings of others. There is an abiding honoring of the human condition reflected by our own lives and the lives of others.

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Overeating

Anne Ricci | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Anne Ricci

This feeling of guilt that washes over you after having one or more pieces of chocolate cake, scoops of ice cream or handfuls of chips, and that can stick around even after you're no longer dieting and counting calories.

How To Deal If You're On A Divorce Guilt Trip

Karen Covy | Posted 11.02.2015 | Divorce
Karen Covy

Guilt doesn't care whether you twisted over the decision to divorce for weeks, months or even years. Guilt doesn't take into account the amount of courage it may have taken you to finally decide to divorce yourself from a marriage that had been already been dead for years. But guilt is not the truth.

'The British Lion,' A Conversation with Tony Schumacher

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The British Lion is a sequel to his first novel, The Darkest Hour. It continues the alternative history tale in which the Nazis have emerged victorious and occupy Great Britain.

A Gynecologist Tells Her Story About Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

Spiritual Tips for Maximizing Your Energy: Give Up Guilt

Alison Campbell | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alison Campbell

The truth is that, in the scheme of things, it doesn't really matter which choice you make. The key is that you make a decision and move forward with gusto and the confidence that you're making the best choice for yourself in that moment.

Discouraged? You Are Not Alone.

Shandra Carlson | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Shandra Carlson

Talking to ourselves sounds foolish but it most certainly isn't. We all have conversations in our heads. We tell ourselves stories -- truth or lies -- and we believe them. How do we manage to overcome it so it doesn't suck us into the vortex of hopelessness?

Stop Feeling Guilty With These Five Acu-points

Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

Guilt is heavy. Ever get a sinking feeling in your abdomen when you feel like you didn't live up to your own standards? Or experience a sensation of...

The Housewife Zone

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 10.06.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Smith Molinari

You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension of not only dust and dirt, but of lost minds. A journey into a chaotic, lawless land, bound on...

The Husband-Son Hybrid

Hina Husain | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Hina Husain

There is a class of men that exist in society. They may look like normal men, they may act like normal men; in certain aspects they may actually be pretty normal. However, if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that these men live under very peculiar circumstances at home with their families.

Parents Who Are Screaming on the Inside While Being Calm on the Outside

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Once your calm is felt by your child, it's sometimes startling how the child perceives your love and care. They know their behavior upsets you and sense your huge effort to be there for them. That's when they may begin to share that something is troubling them.

Choosing Not to Feel Guilty

Dani Matthews | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dani Matthews

Although guilt is a habitual feeling I think we can choose whether or not to let it impact how we live our lives. There is a mindful way of living in the present and not the past or future. When I'm back with Ethan I am present, giving him my full, energized self.

4 Ways to Ditch Guilt for Good

Sarah Jensen | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jensen

Guilt -- it's toxic, it eats away at you and it can stay with you for a lifetime. It's often a mix of many different emotions like sadness, hurt, anger, frustration, fear, jealousy, pride and shame.

Avoid Guilt and Burnout With These 2 Questions

Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

Part of love is service. It feels good to help out, and what that does for your spirit can often make up for a deficiency of physical energy. But (for me, at least) those delicious feelings dry up under the harshness of overextending out of obligation.

How I Overcame Working Mom Guilt

Lantern | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

Yes, I always left the office by six o'clock so that I could be home to hear about my kids' days, help with homework, and just hang out with them. But when they asked why they were the only ones who had a babysitter, rather than their mom picking them up from school, it killed me.

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Parenting, Goodnight Guilt: How To Be A Better Parent Than You Have Ever Been

Margaret Hession | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Margaret Hession

To somehow yoke the term parenting with the concept of an obstacle course of terrors seems somewhat frightening, and honestly an unlikely partnership of sorts. And yet, ironically, this description actually comes close to describing the profound mystery of parenting Americans are faced almost every day.

How Can You Tell If Your Partner Is Having an Affair?

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Ayesha Vardag

Last week, Ashley Madison, a dating site that explicitly targets people who want to have extra-marital affairs, was hacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team. The hackers claim to have gained access to the company's entire database of clients.

2 Secrets to Receiving Gifts Without the Guilt

April Julson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
April Julson

You love to give gifts, right? It feel ah-mazing in your heart to give, to surprise someone, and to do or say something meaningful to someone you love. But how comfortable are you with receiving gifts? How about compliments?

Working Moms Inside Out: Guilt Gone Wild

Alyssa Westring, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Alyssa Westring, Ph.D.

The central message of Inside Out is that all emotions serve important functions in our lives, even those that we would prefer not to experience. So, what role is guilt playing in the lives of working mothers? And how can we use that knowledge to help manage it?

Hanging Up the Cape: Letting Go of the Superwoman Role

Janet M. Neal | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

As a reformed Superwoman, I am living proof that not only is this Superwoman model an unsustainable one, but one that can only lead to burnout, frustration and mountains of guilt. It's time for a new model.