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Martha Beck

13 Questions You Need To Stop Obsessing Over

Posted 03.30.2015 | OWN

We're always running across lists of questions we should be asking our doctors, financial advisers, parole officers and so on. And I like those li...

The Only Way To Make Your Anger Work For You

Posted 03.27.2015 | OWN

If you're mad as hell (and not gonna take it anymore), we have good news: That attitude might just take you somewhere extraordinary. By Marth...

20 Ways To Find Your Life Purpose

Deborah Chalk | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah Chalk

You're ready to find out what you are here for, other than being able to explain every plot twist of your favorite show beside the company water-cooler. What next? Here are 20 ways to find your life purpose:

What To Do When Your Partner Relocates for Work

Deborah Chalk | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Deborah Chalk

I came to see that the martyr way doesn't work. It's a half-life, an apology. I didn't like the way there was a possibility of resentment building over time, like limescale on a kettle.

You Don't Have to Read This Blog

Mary Ann Johnstone | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Johnstone

There are so few things we actually "have to" do it's shocking. Realizing we have many more choices than we think we do is absolute freedom.

The 3 Most Annoying People You'll Encounter

Posted 11.10.2014 | OWN

Unfortunately, the world is full of annoying people. Fortunately, there are all kinds of smart ways to deal with them. (Well, okay: There are four...

How To Hold Onto An Epiphany When Real Life Makes It Hard

Posted 10.12.2014 | OWN

By Martha Beck Try something for me: Close one eye, then spend a minute looking around. Scope out the room, admire the view, scrutinize objects...

The 4 Types Of Change Everyone Experiences In Life

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Are you mostly happy with the status quo, keen on making a shift or not really sure? Martha Beck helps you decide whether -- and how -- to alter...

The Anatomy of Big Success

Linda Ford | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

But if you are in pain -- if you are stuck in the trenches of a life that feels all wrong for you -- then know that your suffering could actually be the very ticket that will catapult you into a life you could only dream about.

The Only Time When Lying Is Ideal

Posted 05.06.2014 | OWN

Honesty is the best policy, says Martha Beck -- except when it isn't. Here's how to know when to fess up, when to keep mum, and when to lie thro...

4 Ways to Defend Yourself Against Emotional Pirates

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

By Martha Beck Some people can be a little self-absorbed. Others are reliably narcissistic. And then there are emotional pirates, who plunder e...

Your Brain Will Thank You For Reading This Article

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

By Martha Beck Sure, we'd all love to trust our instincts—if only we could hear them. Martha Beck reveals how to quiet what you're thinking l...

How To Stop Taking Out Your Anger On Others

Posted 11.18.2013 | OWN

By Martha Beck What do you do when you're stressed, swamped or seriously overwhelmed? Unleash hell on an innocent bystander, of course! But if ...

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things...

Beware The Overshare: Why You Shouldn't Always Open Up

Posted 10.03.2013 | OWN

Your new friend confides something very personal. Do not -- repeat, do not -- second that emotion. Martha Beck on how to manage people who play ...

Meet Your New Therapist. He's Wise, Compassionate...And Likes To Eat Hay

Posted 09.10.2013 | OWN

On a quiet California ranch, Koelle Simpson helps people confront their greatest fears and heal their deepest wounds—by asking them to enter a p...

7 Exceptionally Easy Ways To Make Someone's Day

Posted 08.27.2013 | OWN

Want to become a spirit-lifting, mood-elevating, cheer-engineering dynamo? Martha Beck maintains that brightening someone else's day requires far ...

Martha Beck's 10 Questions To Ask If You're Overstressed

Posted 07.19.2013 | OWN

By Martha Beck Stress is ubiquitous. Every hour of the most ordinary day fairly bursts with tasks and pressures. But then there are occasions tha...

5 Pieces Of Advice Everyone Ignores (But Shouldn't!)

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

Martha Beck shares her best words of wisdom -- which could change lives if only people bothered to give them a try. By Martha Beck She gener...

How To Stop Arguing

Posted 03.23.2013 | OWN

By Martha Beck Martha Beck's simple trick to break free from the repetitive arguments in your relationship. You're mulling the night's TV op...

Self-Help Advice You Haven't Heard Before

Posted 02.07.2013 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We sifted through the season's best self-help books to help you become more clever, more relaxed, more satisfied -- and more realis...

The Wayfarer: An Interview With Martha Beck

Mark Matousek | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Martha Beck's most recent book, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, is both brilliant and filled with life-changing insights. I sat down with Beck for a half-hour phone chat about the book.

How To Figure Out Exactly What You Want In Life

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck Bemoaning the things that upset you is easy. Figuring out what would work better? Not so much. Martha Beck shares the four steps y...

5 Ways To Bounce Back From Burnout

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck It may seem admirable to work yourself sick, but the longer you burn the candle at both ends, the faster you'll burn out. If you'r...

7 Steps To Creating A Life You Actually Want

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck A simple guide to mapping out the journey of your lifetime. Odysseus just wanted to go to Ithaca. No, not the one in upstate ...