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Making Mistakes

What's My Name?

Peter Aceto | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

I've done many self-assessments and am in tune with who I am. I enjoy achieving things but I am also quite affiliative in nature. Relationships and connections mean a great deal to me. Yet, I still have a tough time remembering people's names! I find this frustrating, annoying and embarrassing.

We All Make Mistakes

Marie Zullo | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Marie Zullo

My boys are excited when I announce that we will be meeting friends at the "carousel" park. We had gone to the park the week before for the first time. The boys had been excited to go on the carousel, but it wasn't open.

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.

How Improvising Fatherhood Made Me A Better Dad

Nate B. Smith | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Nate B. Smith

A very important part of improv is listening. I was reminded of this a while ago when my second child was only two years old. He was being fussy while I was changing his diaper. I asked him, “Is it hard being a little kid sometimes?” He said, “Yeah.” I asked, “What’s hard about being a little kid?” What he said stopped me in my tracks.

Just A Reminder That It's Perfectly OK To Be Imperfect

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

A Friendly Reminder That Your Best Is Good Enough

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

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.

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.

3 Ways to Tap Into Your True Self

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

For me it's a dream come true moment. The Aspen Festival Orchestra and the exceptional Nikolai Lugansky are playing "Rachmanoff's Piano Concerto No. 3...

5 Mistakes To Avoid During Your Freshman Year Of College

FindSpark | Posted 12.15.2014 | College
FindSpark

With fall getting colder as you settle into cruise control through the rest of your first semester of college, you may think you've already figured it all out. Perhaps you have, but chances are you are making one of these terribly risky mistakes -- if not all five.

Mistakes Happen. Deal with Them and Change

Michael Drew | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Michael Drew

Making mistakes isn't the same thing as being stupid. We have a tendency to blame ourselves, or believe ourselves to be stupid for committing errors. But this simply is wrong. When we recognize our errors, we can course-correct.

The Key To Imperfect Parenting

Brian Leaf | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We're not superhuman or infallible. And our kids will wear us down and find this out. When we've got nothing left, they will ask for one more story. While we're having sex for the first time in seven weeks, they will wake up and call for a glass of water. And they will call us on our hypocrisies.

There Are No Mistakes... Really?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Do you ever make stupid mistakes that make you wish you had an undo button for your life? Things that make you cringe when you realize what you did? ...

The Right Way To Learn From Your Mistakes

Posted 02.07.2014 | OWN

We all make mistakes, but new research shows there's a right way to deal with them. By Bonnie Tsui I can remember, with aching clarity, some of ...

Don't Focus On The Mistakes. From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

When it come to bouncing back after making mistakes both on an off the ice, Olympic Gold MedalistScott Hamilton had some great advice to share. Sc...

Don't Sell The Mistake, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | Home

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has a wonderful mantra we can all live by: “Don’t sell the mistake!” “Sometimes the hardest things in ...

Martha Stewart's Big Regret (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | Home

After all that she's accomplished, what's Martha Stewart's biggest regret? "I would say that I didn't have enough children," Martha says. "I have o...

5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Posted 10.25.2013 | OWN

By Amity Gaige A few key things to avoid in life, by the author of Schroder: A Novel. Mistake #1: Accepting crisis as your M.O. I have an ol...

What Sin REALLY Is (The Human Propensity to F**k Things Up)

Francis Spufford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Francis Spufford

It's our active inclination to break stuff -- 'stuff' here including moods, promises, relationships we care about and our own wellbeing and other people's, as well as material objects whose high gloss positively seems to invite a big fat scratch.

How To Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman finds out a new way to fix our mental glitches with the help of Sendhil Mullainathan, the co-author of the n...

How To Make Fewer Mistakes (And Get The Most Out Of The Inevitable Ones)

Nell Minow | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

I'm something of a professional when it comes to mistakes. I believe mistakes can be our best teachers. Here is some of what they have taught me.

Confessions of My Imperfections as a Health Coach

Robin Hoffman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

Am I perfect? Not in any way. Do I like to be healthy? Yes. But am I also human and make choices that aren't always wise or the healthiest thing? Absolutely. And maybe, for me, it's time to start sharing more of myself.

Why Seeking Meaning Instead of Pleasure Makes You Happier

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

My greatest failure ended up becoming the best thing that ever happened to me. About one year into my time in the brig, I started learning about mindfulness meditation and immediately noticed an increase in happiness.

How To Conquer Perfectionism

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you find that setting standards too high by trying to do things too perfectly is a source of stress for you? While doing your best is certainly a virtue, perfectionism -- that is, settling for nothing less than perfect -- has a major down side.

'I Love It When You're Wrong'

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

I had hoped that my time in D.C. working on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) would go unnoticed while I took time off to teach in Korea. Google is my enemy, however, and my co-workers had a decent idea of who I am before I even stepped off the plane.