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Judgment

Why Not To Judge Your Writing

William Kenower | Posted 02.01.2016 | Books
William Kenower

The worst thing I can do as a writer is to believe in good writing and bad writing. Actually, the worst thing I can do as a writer is to believe in good and bad period. The concept of good and bad, of right and wrong, is anathema to creativity.

WATCH: Needing to Find Fault With Others

Brad Yates | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

I know... I know... we all love to do this. But if we really look at it, it comes at too high a price. You deserve better. If you are new to tap...

Don't Talk Judgmental

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Children and teens need respect. We hardly know we do it, but as parents we often sound like we are always judging them, accusing them, criticizing th...

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 ...

How to Change Through Inspired Action

Jeff Singh | Posted 01.10.2016 | Good News
Jeff Singh

Original Image by Scott Cresswell Numerous articles are written on how to change extolling the powers of will, goals, and visualization, even advis...

Judgment: What to Look for When Looking for a President

Terry Newell | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Terry Newell

Judgment is not the same thing as intelligence. All presidents are smart, but not all blend that with a deep understanding of history, people, places and politics.

When it Comes to Reputation, Judgment Trumps Algorithms

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 12.29.2015 | Impact
Chris Komisarjevsky

Reputation defies a formulaic approach. Protecting, rebuilding or mitigating risk to reputation -- whether a proactive initiative or one following a crisis -- does not come in a neat, data-driven box, with a clear-cut solution, mapped out for all to see.

Don't Call Me a "Sanctimommy" Just Because I Care About My Kid's Food

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Over the weekend, Salon published a provocative piece, "Stop telling me I'm poisoning my kids": Food crusaders, sancti-mommies and the rise of entitl...

6 Ways to Have the Best Holiday Season Ever

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Love is about connection, and a strong connection requires three things: emotional honesty, a lack of judgment and an open heart. Here are six ways you can put love back into your holidays.

Coming Home: How Religion Can Be a Healing Balm for Veterans

David Briggs | Posted 12.02.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Religious communities can provide important sources of social support. Personal faith can provide solace and a sense of hope to men and women who endure constant stress and may have experienced traumatic events.

Rough Day for Your Teen? Give Him a Smooth Finish with Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When you understand his mind, then quite naturally solutions will emerge. You don't really know the overarching problem yet. The grades are just the behavior that is sending a message. It is your job to decipher that message. That's using Parental Intelligence.

Grace Beyond the Noise

Craig Luekens | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Craig Luekens

True humility doesn't erase our differences, it respects them, tries to understand them, and listens even when there's mutual exclusivity.

Angry Kids and the Parents Who Love Them

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Does your child's alarm clock turn a wake-up call into moody battle? Does your teen drop all his clothes on the floor, so you can't walk through his room? Or, do you feel like your teen is freezing you out with a steady glare in his eyes?

The No. 1 Most Important Relationship Skill -- And How to Learn It

Nancy Colier | Posted 10.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nancy Colier

I received an outpouring of feedback on my recent blog, "What We Really Want and Almost Never Get," about the profound importance of listening in rela...

Learning to be More Like Jesus (It's Not What You Think)

Amy Crumpton | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Amy Crumpton

We were gathered for a monthly Bible study at the mountain retreat center. I sat looking out the full-length windows at the hardwoods filling the hills. My mind drifted away from the lesson as I daydreamed about a weekend kayaking trip on the river running below.

Instant Stress Relief: When You Realize No One Notices or Cares

Terri Trespicio | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

It was a teeny-tiny and impermanent change. Just another drop in the bucket of thousands of hair cuts I have had and will have over the course of a lifetime. I was itching for a change, and I got it, and it was very much a personal experience because it affected not a single person other than myself.

Taking a Knee and Clanking Helmets: It is Possible to Shift a Narrow Perspective by Watching Football

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Kay Tacke Morse

The camaraderie, the devotion to team work and touchdowns, the knee they take when a man is down. My perspective in regards to this sport has shifted radically in the past few years. Football helmets clanking still sends a chill down my spine, though.

Remember Jeremiah Wright

Craig S. Keener | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Craig S. Keener

What was done to Jeremiah Wright served no one well, simply further debasing political discourse. Whether such attacks come from the right or the left, they attempt to win an argument ad hominem by simply poisoning the waters.

Let's Talk About Sin

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

When I was taught the word sin, it was tasked with the job of explaining the predicament of humanity, revealing a desperate need for a Savior, and point to the redemptive power of God in Jesus. It was supposed to make me more Christ-like, but it failed, so I fired it.

My 'Inner Mommy War' and the 5 Things It Taught Me About Identity

Reem Kassis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

When I became a mother, my four most dreaded words became "What do you do?" Prior to motherhood, I had a professional identity, an easy way to present myself. Now as a mother, I find no easy way to present this new identity and what I do.

The Last Visit

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I only met Juan Garcia once. I was asked to visit him on September 15. For a couple of hours in a cold room in Livingston, Texas, we talked. With an unforgiving deadline approaching fast, the last things were at the forefront of our minds.

Why Little Things Are Worth Getting Upset About

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

... and why they can torpedo your relationship. Take it easy. Chill out. Relax. Cool down. Don't stress out. Lighten up. You're making a mountain out...

What A Dead Russian Composer Teaches Us About the Opinion of Others

Catherine Zinger | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Zinger

This morning over coffee my husband told me about a broadcast he'd listened to on the BBC--about the story behind Sergei Rachmaninov's First Symphon...

5 Perfectly Good Reasons You're NOT a Bad Mom

Julie Maida | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Julie Maida

I don't believe there is such thing as a "bad" mom. We are all just doing the best we can with the tools we have. If your mind immediately jumped to, 'Yeah, but what about those moms on the news who...' understand I mean those moms too.

Who's the "Mentally Ill, Homeless Man" Down the Street?

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Matt Hartman

The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.