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4 Wounds We All Walk Around With | Joann Pan | Posted 03.06.2017 | OWN

1. The Hole We Poured Our Hearts Into A few times in life, if we are lucky, we meet an opportunity that seems so right for us that we will pour our he...

Writer Beautifully Articulates Why Regret Can Be Harder To Handle Than Grief

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.17.2017 | OWN

Grief has the capacity to be a powerful, debilitating emotion. But according to Negroland author Margo Jefferson, there’s actually something that ca...

When Did Feminism Become So Anti-Motherhood?

Joanna Hyatt | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Joanna Hyatt

It's not the kids who are at fault for "ruining" their mother's lives. You can instead thank a feminist movement that has failed women.

The Power To Change Your Past

Guy Finley | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Guy Finley

So many people today are bitter, broken-hearted, or just plain angry because of what happened to them while growing up. The reasons for their resent...

The Hour

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 10.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mitch Rosenzweig

There was this hole. Not unexpected but still a vacancy on what was a busy day. I had not seen the client for weeks so I pulled up the chart, and refr...

Kenny Rogers Shares Big Regret From His Decades-Long Career

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.14.2016 | OWN

Kenny Rogers may be winding down his decades-long entertainment career, but the country music icon still understands how much drive it can take to bre...

Is Your Boss Giving You the Eye? Better Read On

Krista Parkinson | Posted 10.04.2016 | Education
Krista Parkinson

I loved the scene in We're the Millers, where Emma Robert's character is introduced to her teenage thug love interest and the glorious tattoo around h...

I'm Not The Person I Thought I Would Be. Are You?

Nicole Johnson | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Nicole Johnson

Fine, I am NOT the person I thought I would be. But maybe that's okay.

Dream Big, Lush, Vivid Dreams

Samantha Bennett | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Samantha Bennett

When you feel disappointed, you are feeling deprived of something you thought was already in motion. If you're feeling like you have an "appointment" with a promotion or a successful presentation or a new love, having that thing not work out is especially crushing because it was kind of a done deal inside your mind.

Reflecting On What Could Have Been

Craig Pace | Posted 08.23.2016 | Divorce
Craig Pace

My grandfather died in 2012. At the funeral in South Carolina, my brother and I sat on either side of my grandmother. My grandparents had split on a hot, muggy August night in 1977.

Crazy Busy? How Much Would You Pay For An Hour Of Calm?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

"What I wouldn't give for a moment of peace and calm." This was the thought I had a few days ago on a particularly hectic day running errands, running my business, and parenting my four-and-a-half month old.

For A Better Future... Detach From The Past

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Remind yourself that life choices are different for different people at different times in their lives. That other people's beliefs might not always apply.

Plagued By Parental Guilt And Regret

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.06.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Thank you for sharing these words from your heart. I know it may seem that you speak only for yourself, but believe me when I say that I don't know of a parent who doesn't feel some degree of regret over things they have said or done in a difficult moment--myself included.

How To Actually Do The Thing That Scares The Bejesus Out Of You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So those of you who regularly read this blog will know that I can be a bit of a joke-cracker. It seems there are some days when I can't get a sentenc...

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

This Is The Best Way To Overcome Regret | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Sara G. Miller, Staff Writer Published: 07/05/2016 10:48 AM EDT on LiveScience If you can't seem to let go of a regret, a little self-compassion m...

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

The Dueling Obituaries

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

Which will win? The Future Obituary of Rebecca Mckown as Things are Today Rebecca Mckown, age unknown, transitioned back to her infinite self a shor...

Regret -- Just Let Go

Heidi Allen | Posted 06.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Heidi Allen

There's been a recurring theme in the quotes my friend posts on Facebook lately. Regret. Her latest post read, "I don't regret my past, I just regre...

How To Grow From Your Regrets

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Sometimes, regret is a deadweight that we carry through life, slowing us down and making our shoulders ache. But other times, it turns into a kind of fuel; it propels rather than hinders, motivates rather than distracts.

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

How to Avoid Living a Life Filled With Regret

Ayodeji Awosika | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayodeji Awosika

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation."  -- Henry David Thoreau My mom graduated f...

Our Mistake Ended In Tragedy: Empathy To The Cincinnati Zoo Mother

Sarah Caroline Bell | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Sarah Caroline Bell

The mother at the zoo was lucky; my situation could easily have been hers. Children are fast and clever little beings, who can get out of your grasp in a second. Trust me, no matter what harsh things you think you are dishing out, the mother would be delivering even harsher ones to herself on the inside. She doesn't need to hear anything more from strangers, she knows.

8 Practices to Re-Script Your Self-Story

Dr. Colleen Georges | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Colleen Georges

Here's eight practices to RE-SCRIPT your self-story from one that limits your plot to one that continuously expands it:

8 Regrets You Don't Want To Have In Your 60s | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.21.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Here’s the reality of being 60-something: You have less time than ever before to make your life the best it can be. This is not ...