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Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, living your all comes with sacrifice. But by getting rid of the things and relationships that make you only somewhat happy (or plain unhappy), you get to live a life filled with what you love best, and then focus on them with everything you've got.

How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.

Unhappy Father's Day?

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Kevin A. Hansen

Father's Day can be the most difficult time of the year for children who have lost their father - especially when Mom has moved on before the children are ready. Many fans of the SecretRegrets.com project have anonymously confessed their regrets about dealing with the loss of a father.

I Wish My Father Was Alive

Tom Morris | Posted 06.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

I wish my father was alive. I lost him decades ago, when he was only about six years older than I am now. As Father's Day approaches later this month,...

The 5 Most Valuable Life Lessons I Learned As A Hospice Social Worker

Grace Bluerock | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

For six years, I had the amazing gift of being able to experience with people their final days and weeks. As a hospice social worker, I got a front row seat into the lives of those precious souls. Everyone's story was different, but each held common threads and similar regrets.

Do You See What You Are Missing

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Take a few minutes today and inventory the gifts in your life. Your ability to see, hear, walk, talk, read, write, create, connect, love, and laugh. Look at the people in your life and how they add to your joy. Look around your house and really see your favorite items.

Don't Do Something You Might Regret

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregory Ciotti

Why not make decisions based on being the kind of person you want to be, and on the kind of impact you want to have -- if regret comes, you needn't worry whether or not you did the "right" thing, you'll know the outcome was simply the result of things not turning out like you expected.

Mad Woman or Healer? My Journey With the Thrive Course

Ama Nkwa | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

This week's lesson in Arianna Huffington's Thrive course is about self forgiveness and gratitude. Wow, I have been musing on this teaching all week...

Mr. Feeny and Other Celebrities Reveal Their Biggest Regrets

Kevin A. Hansen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Kevin A. Hansen

Do celebrities regret the same things in life that most people do? When I reached out to discover what the famous look back on with regret, I received responses from a very unique group of individuals.

4 Well-Intentioned Pieces of Advice That Rub Me The Wrong Way

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

We are quick to shift blame, point fingers and insist that we did nothing wrong, but I think if we're honest with ourselves, we would recognize that we all harbor some regret, and that's OK.

Everything You Need To Know About Moving Past Regret

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

And let's remember: We can't always choose what happens to us. We don't always make the right choices. But we do have a choice in this present moment about how we respond to our past and make way for our future.

On Thinking About Things Cosmically

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Kuhsel

It's important to put things in a broader perspective and take yourself out of the moment. Is the current situation going to help you in the long run? Most likely. When you think about events in a cosmic sense, it's easier to find a silver lining or lesson to be learned.

The Only Person Who Judges Me For My Abortion -- Who Matters  -- Is Me

Anna Spargo-Ryan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Anna Spargo-Ryan

No one who loves me is critical of the decisions I made then. They don't say to me, "Anna, I still can't believe you did that to your unborn child." My experience was valid. The person who needs to forgive me is me.

Rain, Rain...

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The Society of Busy

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Are you a member? There are two requirements: You have to maintain a to-do list that governs how you feel about your day, and you have to regularly me...

Finding Peace by Releasing Regrets

Ornish Living | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

It is both instructive and productive for us to remember that the act of releasing regret is more about extending love and compassion into any remaining places of pain. It is less about who or what should be blamed or shamed for the original wounding.

What We Can Learn From Nietzsche About Living With Our Mistakes

Pacific Standard | Jared Keller | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

From 2012 to 2014, it seemed America’s mantra had nothing to do with any sort of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” mumbo jumbo, or ev...

What I Wish We Talked About More

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I don't want to control all of the conversations in the world, I'd just like shift them a bit. Do you? If so, let's talk.

The Day After My Father's Funeral

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

It's not going to be easy. It will take time -- too much time it feels like, but your dreams are possible. Don't let your dreams die with you -- like they did with my father. They are in your mind and heart for a reason. We only get one life to live. Make it count.

22 Honest Portraits Attempt To Answer The Question: 'What Is Your Biggest Regret?'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts

Dropping out. Not saying "I love you" enough. Not listening. Not writing. These are the deeds that fill people with remorse. Photographer Alecsand...

10 Things I Wish I'd Said

Nile Cappello | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Nile Cappello

I'm not going to lie and say I'm 100 percent happy with the way I've handled certain things in my life. Although there are not situations I necessarily wish I'd avoided, or wish hadn't been thrust upon me, there are situations I wish I had responded to differently.

The Power of Choice

Lubna Najjar | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lubna Najjar

Prepare, Evaluate and Follow Through. Have an idea of what you want beforehand and/or try to anticipate a future decision that must be made.

Regrets

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I was listening to a discussion today that included a question to a terminally-ill cancer patient regarding any regrets that he may have now that he...

The Precipice

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

The last month has sparked some serious discussions about my lifestyle, my future, and the reality of the cost of what I've been putting my body through. Simply put, I was given two choices. Either continue doing what I've been doing and know that it could ultimately be killing me, or make some drastic lifestyle changes and learn to respect my body and get as many beautiful days as I can.

An Open Letter To My Ex-Wife

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Anthony D'Ambrosio

Throughout the years, we created the most beautiful memories. We climbed all the way to the top together, only to slip and fall as soon as we got there. And though I may have contributed to that fall, I tried so hard to hold on to you. Our relationship wasn't perfect, but I loved you so much.