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Learning From Mistakes

The Greg Mania School Of Writing Curriculum-At-A-Glance

Greg Mania | Posted 07.12.2016 | Comedy
Greg Mania

We are delighted that you have expressed interest in The Greg Mania School of Writing! Our unique curriculum offers one-of-a-kind training designed to mold the minds of the great writers/sporadically employed freelancers of tomorrow.

What's the Scoop on 'Helicopter Parenting'?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Although the term was originally used to refer to teens and college age kids, it can be referred to doing tasks of a child of any age when the child is capable of doing it alone. Toddlers and preschoolers for example may not learn to play alone because their parent is always hovering over them and playing alongside of them.

How Much Worry is Too Much Worry in a Child?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

We want our children to be polite, follow expectations, be rule followers, but not to the point where they're always afraid they'll make a mistake or hurt someone's feelings. Then they're anxiety ridden and may need our help to let them just be themselves with flaws and errors along the way.

Three Ways To Turn Setbacks Into Comebacks

Hanna Fitz | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Hanna Fitz

Often when things don't go as planned, we can become discouraged and start questioning "Am I on the right track?" or "how can I ever recover from this situation?" The path can seem dark and at times even hopeless, unfixable and irreparable; but I want you to know that there is no situation that you cannot overcome.

Why I Stopped Playing Travel Tinder

Anshula Varma | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel
Anshula Varma

Sometimes, everything doesn't look like a picture. Sometimes, pictures are edited and cropped and enhanced and not everything is what it appears to be. But that doesn't, on any level, make a place any less worth seeing.

Learning By Doing

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 03.15.2016 | Hawaii
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

I vividly recall my first year when a colleague and I dropped in to visit our neighborhood Hawaiian immersion school to discuss upcoming land development that was scheduled to take place.

An Adult Without All the Answers

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 02.19.2016 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Learning something new every day is a good thing -- it keeps my mind fresh and pushes the boundaries of my world just a little bit further. Accepting help doesn't make me less of a wife or a mom or a person -- it just makes me human.

3 Steps to Fixing an Epic Work Screw Up

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 01.22.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

The act of destroying that thing that was an embarrassment reminds me to focus on the here and now, and drives home the point that the past is transient, gone, behind me. Poof. Like smoke.

To Be An LGBT Ally Requires Action, Not An Identity

Timothy Murphy | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

If your allying with the LGBT community began and ended with a rainbow-infused Facebook profile picture, it was a posture. Acting as an ally, however, is rarely a comforting move.

Learning From Your Mistakes

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kali Hawlk

Here's what I like to remind myself of when I'm seeking out the necessary balance between using my knowledge gained through experience and stopping my past from creeping into my present.

5 Actions You Should Never Regret

Alexandra Harra | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Once we acknowledge that we must undertake these five actions with joy and without regret, we feel fully confident that no circumstance of the past can dim the brilliance of our future.

The Beauty Of F**king Up

Treva Brandon | Posted 09.22.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

Looking back, maybe you did some things in life that you're not proud of; maybe you made some poor choices or unwise decisions; maybe you did some dumb shit that sabotaged you or hurt others; maybe you acted impulsively, or didn't act at all when you should have.

Showing Up When It Matters

Corinda Lubin-Katz | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Corinda Lubin-Katz

I don't have very many regrets - and this is not because I haven't made many mistakes. I've made plenty, far more than I can (or care to) count. And I...

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

Juvenile Justice Reform in NY State: Raise the Age

Catharine Hill | Posted 06.16.2016 | New York
Catharine Hill

As educators, we understand the benefits of letting young people learn from their mistakes. By incarcerating them as adults, we set them on a path that makes further education almost impossible, condemns them to a dismal future and costs society significantly more than evidence-based diversion practices.

25 Years of Success and Mistakes

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I started Common Purpose when I was 29, I am now 57! Stuck with it all these years because I am as passionate about leadership and citizenship now as I was at 29.

A Closet Full of Learning Experiences

Lori Lee | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Lori Lee

There was probably a time in my life when I would have had serious objections to my impressionable girls having dirt on their mom. I wanted them to see me as someone who had it all together, made good decisions and set a proper example for their lives.

Contortions: Gratitude Inside Out and Upside Down

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

With my newfound commitment to live gratefully, my goal of absolute authenticity was born and I wouldn't change a thing.

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

Michael H. Brooks | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael H. Brooks

We need to focus on seeking knowledge and experience from the endless lessons we face through our existence in this world. We each have our own path to follow. Realize that you're doing the best you can with what you have at this moment, just like everyone else is.

Indecision Is a Decision Within Itself

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Indecision is a decision within itself. In life, we find ourselves making and avoiding decisions on a daily basis. Everytime we make a decision, we worry about the results, we worry about what we may have done wrong or how it could've been better.

Sometimes You Are Not a Victim - You Are an Asshole

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

I have, for a lot of my life, suffered from a victim complex -- you know the one, where everything in your life is someone else's fault. It is only now, a good six years after my second divorce that I am starting to see how I was no treat to live with.

When I Tried To Be a New Yorker

Stephanie Harper | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Stephanie Harper

New York became my solution. I'd always had a sort of romantic view of New York, and this would be my opportunity to live out this fantasy.

9 Powerful Lessons We Can Learn From Our Mistakes

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

Our mistakes and failures are gifts, gems, guideposts in our learning and growth as people. So embrace failures, mistakes, screw ups and shortcomings because they not only make us uniquely who we are, but also teach us powerful lessons like the nine below.

What We Learned From Our Failure to Launch; It's Not the Launch Date, It's the Lead Up to It That Counts

Keyon Bayani | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Keyon Bayani

"Houston, we have a problem!" How many hours, days, weeks, months, even years do we spend trying to finalise our products to get them out into the wo...

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) I w...