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Judgement

Can Love Be a Sin?

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Amy Arndt

Ask yourself if God would judge two people who want nothing more than to have legal recognition of their union, and ask yourself if you are in the position to judge that yourself.

When You Say, 'I Hate (Fill in the Blank),' You Declare What You Are

Greg Frucci | Posted 06.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Frucci

Admit it to yourself... you've done it in the past and maybe you're doing now to me. "I hate so and so because they blah, blah, blahed to me!" I...

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The most critical step is listening -- not just listening to the words but to the story behind the words. The backstory is where we learn about other people so we truly understand where they are coming from.

Whom Do We Look At After a Tragedy?

Mike Domitrz | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mike Domitrz

Nine people were killed in an act of racial terrorism. As our country and the world continues to discuss what brings so much pain, terror, and violence into our lives, one of the common reactions after a tragedy is for people to ask, "Why?"

When Did Being Kind Fall Away From Our Everyday?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Gregg McBride

Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.

Judgy-Wudgy Was a Mom

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Eileen O'Connor

When I first started having kids, I wanted to be perfect. I wanted my little angels to be well-dressed and well-behaved. I wanted my house to be clean. I wanted them to eat healthy. Somewhere around my third child, I realized there's no such thing as perfect. I'm a slow learner.

Who Is Holding Your Happiness Hostage?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Who's the matter with you today? In other words, who might be holding your happiness hostage with your permission? If someone "special" pops up in your mind when I ask that question, consider blessing them rather than cursing them.

Taking Pause and Tending to the Roses we Have Been Gifted

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 05.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Stop and Smell the Roses The House had The rose garden that the garden club ladies made mention of on many occasion. They tended to the urban myth...

I'm a Mom, But I Prefer My Child-Free Friends

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

I get to experience child-free fun vicariously through them and they get a taste of motherhood while simultaneously remembering to take their birth control.

Is the King Solomon Story Really About Mediating or Judging?

Mark Baer | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

It's amazing how many ways Biblical text can be interpreted and the fact that the same people are willing to interpret the exact same text differently for their own selfish and self-serving purposes, as the need arises.

The Glitch in 'Basic B*tch'

Kat Cowley | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Kat Cowley

Maybe it's because I'm currently working from Los Angeles, the mecca of discriminating in the name of social demand, or maybe it's because I've heard this phrase at least a dozen plus times this week alone -- but can we talk about the term "basic b*tch," please?

'Beauty Is Something That I am Not Really Willing to Settle On'

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I suppose I am very visual. I see beauty in some really unique places. I see it inside people, and it annoys the crap out of me when the person has tried to hide or dim their beauty, consciously or unconsciously, in order to feel safe, accepted, or loved.

Skiing the Conditions of Parenthood

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

No matter how skilled you think you are, no matter what worked in the past, the best thing to do is to read the conditions and respond accordingly.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

Your Own Shoes

Stacey James | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

The older I get the more I realize everyone truly does have their own story. Who they are, where they've been, where they're going, who they are becom...

Compassion: Who Needs It Most Over the Holidays?

Catherine Zinger | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Zinger

And again I found myself guilty of having made false assumptions and was reminded that all is not what it appears to be -- that because a person is successful and admired deeply by so many, doesn't mean he doesn't suffer his own demons.

I'll Keep That In Mind

Stephanie Giese | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

I do not owe you an explanation, and I think anger is a healthy reaction to what this child has endured in his very short lifetime. As you huff and pull your children away from our "bad example," I will roll my eyes and remind myself that you do not know what you do not know.

Judging Yoga Teachers on Social Media

Jenny Ravikumar | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Ravikumar

Everyone is walking their own path just as you walk yours. Maybe it's time that you left them a fun comment on Instagram or introduce yourself to get to know them better or learn about their journey.

Happiness Can Be Learned

Cindy Tansin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Tansin

To some degree, being happy was something I worked at, but I would have to call it a labor of love. In reality, I learned. I learned how to be happy. I learned how not to be unhappy, and I want to share that with you.

Judgement: Why it Sucks

Sue France | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sue France

Although I am now a world away from that awkward little girl, I do still feel like her sometimes... but of course I do. She is me and will always be a part of me. My job is to love her and accept her, and reassure her that she is just fine as she is.

What Is the Value of a Human Life? Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die?

Janet Weinberg | Posted 12.07.2014 | Religion
Janet Weinberg

In the Jewish religion the days of awe just passed. These are the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. During this time Jews ask that their lives be sealed in the book of life for one more year.

Why Do Moms Judge Other Moms?

CT Working Moms | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Why do we judge other moms? Why do we argue with each other and cut each other down? What do we get out of it?

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

No Labels Please

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I think we need to understand that beneath the different skin colors, hair colors, languages, body sizes, shapes and our thoughts, we are all made the same way. Why, as humans, do we put a label on someone and assume that the person we are labeling is just that?

Who Is Chafing Your Chaps?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Projection always hides a feeling you don't want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you insist is present in another person, you will find...