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Making Decisions

How to Stop Overthinking

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 5 Steps to Embrace Your Process

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Life is meant to be a fun adventure. It isn't a race to the grave. Embrace and enjoy all that comes to you be it the good, the bad and the ugly. Use it to grow and become exactly who you want to be.

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.


Phyllis Berger | Posted 08.11.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Berger

Last week, my interior decorator fired me. Before I sound too fancy, let me say that our family has lived in the same house for 27 years and we have done no work on it at all except for 12 years ago when I did some painting

10 Things Every Indecisive Person Wants You To Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Sushi or Mexican? Paper or plastic? Quit your job or wait for a promotion? Some decisions in life are major and others insignificant, some obvious...

The Decision-Making Dilemma: Are You a Picker or a Chooser?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 05.06.2015 | College
Jordan Dansky

Considering that this is one of the biggest problems I've struggled with personally, I have been on a constant look-up for all wisdom, tools, or advice on how to best tackle decision-making. Personally, I see the problem as two-fold.

To Make Better Decisions, Pretend You're Deciding for Someone Else

Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl Perhaps the very last person you should turn to for advice is yourself, according to a new post from the As...

6 Decisions You'll Never Regret Making

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living

We have a lot of decisions to make in our lives: Where to live, what job to pursue, what flavor coffee to drink. Some are obviously more serious than ...

The Hardest Kind Of Negotiation Is With Yourself

Posted 12.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Negotiating is always tough, but it is perhaps hardest when you're negotiating with yourself. That familiar feeling of an internal wrestling match ...

WATCH: Why You Should Visit Your Doctor With 'Suitable Skepticism'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living

When you come face to face with a medical diagnosis, one of the biggest challenges is combing through the research and making an informed decision. Bu...

The Enlightenment That Comes From a Burning Bridge

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

When I did manage to finally light the match, it was because of a simple realization: Eventually everything must come to an end. It wasn't easy to admit that something I put a lot of myself into was over, but at least I could stop spending time and energy trying to resuscitate it.

7 Steps To Making Better Decisions

Posted 10.22.2013 | OWN

By Catherine Price I felt like punching Benjamin Moore in the face. My husband and I had just moved across the country, and after a flurry of b...

Think or Act? A Deep Thinker's Dilemma

Ryan McKeever | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryan McKeever

It's okay to be comfortable with the unknown or not perfect. Too much ambiguity is a cause for thinking. But ambiguity on small matters will hinder you.

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...

Choices in Life

James Van Praagh | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
James Van Praagh

Before making any major choice in life, I gift myself with time to sit and contemplate. I bring myself into a meditative state and bring myself into the stillness of the silence.

Under-Think Your Way to Success

Marcia Wieder | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Marcia Wieder

Most of us have, at one time or another, been guilty of over-thinking a decision; painstakingly evaluating every detail and outcome until we were so confused and overwhelmed, we did nothing.

Are You Trying to Make the Wrong Decision?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Worrying about decisions you don't have to make yet creates an anxiety-producing talk track in your head. It impedes your performance because it distracts you from being fully present and it has a chilling effect on others.

How To Ensure That Decision Is A Good One

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We make a thousand choices a day, each one a bargain in which the brain weighs expected benefits against expected costs. Therefore, it's important to make good bargains, good choices, in which the real benefits are greater than the real costs.

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.

Four Ways to Sway Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Small Business
Kare Anderson

In a world of increasing complexity and choice, we can feel stressed when the best choice is not obvious, nor simple. We either don't make a choice or, if we do, it takes longer and we are less satisfied with our choice.

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...

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?

Northeastern University's Fight or Flight Decision

George Bradt | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
George Bradt

Fight or flight choices are about survival. Knowing when it's best to make a tactical retreat and when it's time to fight is baked into our genes.