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3 Reasons Why You Fall For Emotionally Unavailable Partners

Kyle Benson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

The highs and lows of constant uncertainty in a relationship should not be mistaken for passion or love. They may feel like that, but they're not. Don't let emotionally unavailable people turn you on.

Emotionally Unavailable, Attachment And Disappointment: A Toxic Cocktail

Tracy Crossley | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy Crossley

Photo CreditLizziliz A wicked stew! Building walls, so fucking fast while climbing into our numb cocoon aka comfort zone and telling ourselves, we'...

Insecurities: The Importance Of Awareness So You Can Overcome Them

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.05.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

I was talking to a male friend of mine the other day, and he was telling me about how he was going to reunite with a lost love from over 20 years ago....

The Truth About Asian-American Body Image

Judy Lee | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women
Judy Lee

Isn't it strange that it's second nature to pose yourself and monitor your body every couple of seconds as if you were meant to be a nice object to be looked at approvingly? I've only fairly recently found that these things aren't and shouldn't be second nature.

Feeling Secure Vs. Being Secure

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Two old meanings of the word secure are free from apprehension and free from danger. It may be helpful to identify some of the common experiences of feeling secure:

Changing Our Relationship With Fear

Homaira Kabir | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Homaira Kabir

How then do we tame our fears and move beyond the conviction of impending disaster? The answer, handed down the ages from contemplative traditions, and now tested and researched by science, is the following: We need to face our fears.

Beware When Religion Makes You Feel Nostalgic

Rev. Jennifer Wilder | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Wilder

We want to have heroes, and we want to remember the good times, but the times our Bible discusses were not idyllic, not even really good.

What Famous Women Say About Being Flawed, Insecure, and Loving It

Daniella Whyte | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Daniella Whyte

Celebrities may get to live a privileged life -- with designer clothes, hot wheels, spacious mansions, and personal assistants, chauffeurs, makeup art...

If Writing Books Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 06.01.2016 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

A debut novelist wrote to me the other day about his manuscript. I had first "met" this author a year ago through email. A friend of a friend. The email he sent me back then, I've received many times over, albeit from other writers.

Overeating Is an Abandonment Issue: How to Heal it

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I love to eat, and then eat. It's just the consequences I hate. What's a potato chip but a prelude to the whole bag? What's an M&M but a tease for ...

Top 3 Secrets to Kick Insecurity to the Curb!

Julie Santiago | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Julie Santiago

Something interesting has been happening over the past few weeks - so many of the women I work with have all been running up the same thing...FEAR. It's something that comes up again and again - for me and for the women I work with.

3 Steps To Overcome Your Deepest Insecurities

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 05.09.2016 | OWN

We all have insecurities. These self-doubts become personal battles in which we can rise victorious, but some of the deeply rooted, longest-held insec...

When You Feel Ugly: My Open Letter to the Redhead In the Hair Salon

Kelly Balarie | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Kelly Balarie

I didn't talk to you. I was afraid, much like you. What do you say after all? Do you just walk up and say, "You know what? I hate the hair salon too. It gives me anxiety. It puts a spotlight on my chair and designates me as the odd one."

How to Prevent Abandonment Issues From Sabotaging Your Love Life: 12 Things to Know on Your Path to Recovery

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

For many people, falling in love means becoming more vulnerable. It arouses our primal abandonment fear. It bubbles up from the deep, giving rise to feelings of insecurity that can cause some of us to become needy, clingy, or demanding, and others angry, frozen, or avoidant.

Why a Little Insecurity Is Good for You

Susan Winter | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Susan Winter

Why do we feel insecure about our insecurities? Why do we view insecurity as being a bad thing, when it's something we all experience at certain times in our life?

The Insecurity Paradox

Mark Matousek | Posted 02.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

Life can change in the blink of an eye. Your number comes up and you win the lotto. Your doctor calls with a bad diagnosis. Your boss kicks you out w...

Hiding My Insecurities From My Daughter

Ashleigh Wright Haslinger | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Ashleigh Wright Haslinger

I'm aware that I can't hide everything from my growing daughter, but an honest effort on my part needs to be made. She will be 10 this year and is increasingly more curious in her knowledge of a young girl's role in life. I'm trying to raise the most confident woman I can.

For The Exhausted Mamas Trying To Measure Up

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 02.22.2016 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Our day begins and ends in much the same way: All at once.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

Mark Matousek | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

Remembering that we are ephemeral beings, every moment comes alive with feeling and existence becomes vivid. Everyone who has suffered, struggled, and lost knows that surrender to insecurity, as opposed to resistance, reveals the way forward.

What's Wrong With Needing to Be the Best

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Very few of us are likely to be the "most" or the "best" anything. But success, happiness and a good life aren't really about this. They're about learning to accept ourselves and pursue what has meaning to us. That is the best standard we can hold for ourselves and the most valuable lesson we can pass on to our children.

What All Those Secret Fears Really Mean About You

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Your comfort zone consists of all the things in life that you've already experienced and become okay living with on a daily basis. The skills you've mastered? Comfortable. The success you've achieved? Comfortable. The friends you've connected with? Comfortable. Anything new you want? Uncomfortable.

When the Judgy Pants Fit

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Galla

"People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves." -- Albert Camus I was on a drive to a doctor's appointment for one of my kids, and it...

Trump: We Can't Afford to Have Insecurity Occupy the Oval Office

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

While he might be a successful businessperson as measured by money he has in his bank accounts, his insecurities are too steep and considerable that I would be wasting my expertise over my one vote in casting it for Trump.

I'm 44, I Still Bite My Nails, and I Hate It

Betsy Hnath | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Betsy Hnath

For my twentieth wedding anniversary, I got a beautiful diamond solitaire. It stands high and proud, cradled in its six prongs, throwing sparkles in every direction from the light bouncing off its the facets.

The Holidays Bring Joy As Well As Stress: 10 Ways to Make Them Happy and Avoid the Blues

Susan Anderson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The idea is to remain happy and healthy and securely connected, rather than let the stresses dampen your spirit or lead to self-sabotage.