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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...

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.

To Cross The Street You Must Trust

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Gillis-Harris

Trust. Where do you pull from when your mental file cabinet is full of so many painful memories? When you have been lied to, used, hurt and the woun...

I Felt Betrayed

Heidi Allen | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heidi Allen

So why had I been so quick to think that I would never want to open my heart again? The possibility of getting hurt is never enough reason to not help someone. I can't let one person change me like that. I will never turn away a friend in need.

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

Learning to Feel Hurt and Disappointed

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Being creative with feeling hurt mostly means learning how to support ourselves while feeling hurt and to support our rapport to the person who hurt us. There are several steps supporting the ability to be more creative with our hurt.

Why I Stopped Hating the Church

Steve Austin | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Steve Austin

Instead of allowing the shepherd of my soul to heal me, for so long, I smeared my pain on the Church's steeple and dared it to question my response.

Are You Sabotaging Your Chances at Love? On Daring and Breaking Wide Open.

Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt | Posted 02.12.2017 | Women
Kristyn Caetano MPH, CHt

The relationship had been relatively short, and I had been the one to break it off. Even so, I had been torn up over it for many months. I understood too late, that there had been something there. Something real that could have been more.

The Broken Crib -- Future Loss Experienced Through Divorce

Leah Dillon | Posted 02.05.2017 | Divorce
Leah Dillon

Rivers of tears. Rivers and rivers, accompanied by some sniffling, and a wet hand trying to smear away the bursting streams that flooded - refusing to cease. My tears.

Stop Getting Drunk on the Drama

Mary Holloway | Posted 01.18.2017 | Divorce
Mary Holloway

A decision that someone made hurt me deeply. I spent a small amount of time in a pity party of my own making. I was exhausted, and I didn't have the energy to do anything about it, so I just let it wash over me for a time.

The 2 Most Common Ways We Offload Hurt

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.08.2016 | OWN

Think about the last time someone truly upset you, and you reacted by not reacting. You brushed it off, rose above it and completely moved on with you...

Sometimes Not Helping Really Helps!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Think about that the next time you find yourself trying to rescue yourself or someone else from the consequences of their actions. Learning how to learn from our experiences may be one of the wisest things that we ever do. It sure beats the alternative!

Giving Voice to Grief

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

It goes without saying that no two people grieve in the same way. Everyone's needs are different at a time of loss, as are everyone's emotions. But in giving voice to one's own grief, others who have not been given the chance to express themselves can likewise find their voice.

Do You Dare to Pop This Question?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Be careful what you ask, you may get an answer. After an evening of sharing the living room sofa together while they watched a romantic movie, Brandon...

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

The Incredible Way Your Emotions Are Causing You Physical Pain

LittleThings | Posted 05.29.2016 | Healthy Living
LittleThings

We spoke to some experts in order to find out more about the relationship between emotions and pain in specific areas of the body. Scroll through until you find the pain you've been experiencing to see what emotions might be causing the pain!

Mean Girls Are Hurting The Most

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 06.20.2015 | Women
Kristina Tsipouras

Cruelty comes from those who are the most insecure, who are not yet comfortable in their own skin, have not developed a strong sense of self-worth and who have yet to make major shifts in their lives to access inner peace and happiness.

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).

5 Ways to Learn From Troubling Times

Kathleen Pasley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Pasley

Most of us dread and despise difficult times -- whether it be financial woes, relationships breaking down, marriages ending, losing a job, fighting wi...

Looking for Trust in All the Wrong Places

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships don't begin with trust. Trust is built day-by-day by two people who demonstrate trust-worthiness through their words and actions.

When Being Wrong Is Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When people hurt or frighten us and the differences between us erupt in anger, we have an opportunity to practice and strengthen these qualities.

If You Really Loved Me, You Would...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We control to get love and avoid pain, yet by controlling rather than loving ourselves and others, we create the very pain we are trying to avoid. The negative aspects of your relationship and your expectations are fertile areas for exploration within yourself and with your partner.

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.

Why 'It's Not You, It's Me' Isn't the Worst Breakup Excuse

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sometimes a person will sacrifice their happiness to make a better future for the both of you. This is called bravery.

Domestic Violence, Part 1

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

What is it? What are the stages? And, how can it be prevented? Domestic violence is a nice clinical name for a battering relationship or a relati...