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Making Choices

Bossy Kids? 8 Ways to Flip the Order of Command for Everyone's Sake

Tamar Chansky | Posted 03.17.2017 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We have all had that aha moment when we find ourselves searching in the closet for an elusive shin guard while our child stands there tapping their feet impatiently, like an imperious supervisor, disappointed in our performance. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to be in charge?

What Is This Thing Called Denial?

Diana Grycan | Posted 11.09.2016 | Parents
Diana Grycan

When my children were small, the phrase "Not MY child!" could be heard from even the most effective and devoted parents. I must confess, I can be included in the list of those parents.

One Question To Ask Yourself Before Making Any Decision

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Dr. Phil compares life to a river, explaining that they're both always moving and can't be damned up for long. "I want people to understand that choic...

When Is Racism Just Your Perception?

Tina Lifford | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Tina Lifford

Our minds get to choose how we see what we see. I believe in always taking the point of view that affirms our worth. This way, no matter how many rude, racist or otherwise unkind people we encounter, we do not have to let their bad behavior into our hearts.

10 Things You Should Never Ever Do In Midlife

Lori Osterberg | Posted 06.19.2016 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

As we travel through life, we regret many things. We regret jobs we didn't take, moves we didn't agree to, relationships we didn't pursue. Yet by the time we reach midlife, we have something we didn't have when we were younger ... we have perspective.

A Reminder You Might Need If You Feel Stuck

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Marisa, 22, who's working as an escort and says she feels alienated from her family, wants to know: "Am I fixable and worth helping, or am I a lost ca...

Too Many Options? Four Questions Every Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur Should Ask Themselves

Denise Banks-Grasedyck | Posted 02.03.2015 | Small Business
Denise Banks-Grasedyck

Too many options are apparently the kryptonite of the multi-passionate entrepreneur, because life really can be tough when you have so many choices.

Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

Lillian Schneider | Posted 01.12.2015 | College
Lillian Schneider

Everyone my age has some dangling worry trailing around after them everywhere that they're somehow not doing everything, that what they're doing is not altogether the right thing, that they are missing out. The doubt is natural, and everyone you know -- yes, even that person -- carries it sometimes too.

Why We Don't Trust Our Business Decisions

Alex Charfen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Small Business
Alex Charfen

Your customers choose you over a competitor, because you have shown them time and time again that your product is truly worth their dollar-you have earned their trust.

Playing It Safe Is Too Often Risky

Ayelet Baron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Life is as difficult or easy as we decide to make it. We can stay safe or we can blow things up and get rid of barriers. Whatever path you choose, do it mindfully. And know that no one has the answer for you. You also have the ability to choose simplicity over complexity.

Always Learning How to Choose Wisely

Patrick Hess | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Patrick Hess

I can only hope that some day he will recall the problem-solving process I went through to arrive at a safe solution. He will definitely need that skill to survive in the music business.

Your Best Mantra for 2014

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

What truly can't be changed, you can choose to accept, which simply means no longer blaming yourself or others and releasing all of that toxic anger that is directed both inward and outward.

Jacqueline Howard

Can Neuroscience Teach Us To Make Better Decisions? | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science

Day in and day out, we make decisions--some tough, some trivial, some good, some bad. And as Yale University neurobiologist Dr. Daeyeol Lee told The ...

Tough Choices And Pursuing Bigger Priorities

Randy Hain | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

More and more professionals around the country are choosing career paths that allow for a realignment of priorities and a focus on what is truly important. This flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which for so long has placed career success at all costs.

Bali Spiritual Experience: Making Choices

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 10.08.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

This morning, just past dawn, when my coffee and I walked out of my villa here in Bali, a huge grey egret was standing by the pool. Perhaps he was exa...

Decision-Making Strategies Of The Uber-Successful

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Jena Pincott For any one of the 70 decisions you make daily (especially the biggies), these eight research-backed strategies take you way beyond...

6 Ways We Get Sidetracked or Swayed

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Frame a situation around a much-cherished goal and you are more likely to stick to that goal and/or sway others to seek it too. That's one of many stories with lessons for sticking to a plan that psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino offers in her new book Sidetracked.

This Will Help You Make Better Descisions

Raul Valdes-Perez | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Raul Valdes-Perez

Every day, both in life and at work, people make wrong decisions that could have been avoided. Or they make right decisions, but lack the confidence that lets them do away with stress and proceed with vigor. Are these inalterable facts of life, or is there a remedy?

The Many Choices

Christine Eilvig | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Decisions and choices give momentum and then we are rolling. From there, energy can move and things can land. The choice is ours. We can't do anything wrong, and we can always make new choices. Things are rarely so serious and final as they seem.

3 Essential Choices That Reduce Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

You can't avoid the 171 varieties of cheese at the grocery store, complex work situations, or the challenges of raising a family. What you can choose to do each day is only put yourself in situations where the stress is worth it.

5 Signs That You're Making The Right Decision

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2013 | Teen

When it comes to making big decisions -- "Should we break up or be together?" "Should I go into debt to attend a private college?" -- you might find y...

Know Your Worth

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

At 18, I thought I knew it all. I had it all, too, except that I didn't know my worth.

3 Ways To Discover What’s Next (WATCH)

Sura | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

One of our greatest gifts is our power of choice. But what happens when we don't know what to do?

How You Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (And How To Stop!)

Daniel Gulati | Posted 08.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

A relentless quest to accumulate more options might be sabotaging your career and harming your well-being. Here's why.

How Young Is Too Young To Teach Kids About Money?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 05.15.2012 | Money
Beth Kobliner

Moms have been asking me this age-old question for years. The short answer: start when your child is old enough to say, "Gimme!"