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The Law of Response: Where Acceptance and Rejection Begin

William Kenower | Posted 11.18.2015 | Books
William Kenower

I was having dinner with my wife and two sons and fell into a discussion about respect -- about who deserved it and who did not. I was of the opinion that everyone deserved it. My oldest son, Max, then 12, was not so sure. "For instance," he offered, "I don't respect you, Dad, because you're not a success."

Angry Kids and the Parents Who Love Them

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Does your child's alarm clock turn a wake-up call into moody battle? Does your teen drop all his clothes on the floor, so you can't walk through his room? Or, do you feel like your teen is freezing you out with a steady glare in his eyes?

Virginia Pye On Books, Publishers & the Dreaded Sophomore Jinx

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.28.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Virginia Pye at the James River Writers Conference (another reason to attend what is a great conference) and we were immediately struck by how curious she was.

How Do You Attempt to Control?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All of us have learned many different ways to attempt to control our feelings, others' feelings and behavior, and the outcome of things. Discover the ...

Why Does Divorce Create Such Turmoil?

Susan Anderson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Divorce
Susan Anderson

Primal fear is what makes going through divorce, separation, bereavement, loss of a job, loss of a dream so difficult. It triggers abandonment -- our first fear -- a fear universal to all human beings. It is a feeling of being left on the doorstep, of feeling left behind.

6 Reasons It's Good Some People Don't Like You

Susie Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

When someone condemns our work, comments unkindly on our appearance, judges our parenting style or disapproves of any of our actions, it is a pure and total reflection of them, not us. Take relief and comfort that a critic's words often have nothing to do with you at all. Here are six reasons critics can be a good thing in your life:

Finding Hope in the End

Lauren DePino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lauren DePino

The burning in me, in my chest and in my gut, the heat that makes me have to write, was keeping me alive. Words were my breath. They were coming from where the pain is, the same place from where the love comes.

Overcoming Love's Invisible Barriers: 12 Helpful Preparations

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Has it ever occurred to you that love may be staring you in the face, but you just can't recognize it? Maybe the person is too easily taken for grant...

How We Killed The Word 'No'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts

All over America, people are disappearing without a trace.  Lovers, friends: here one day and gone the next, ghosts vaporizing into the mist. At...

See How Religious Homophobia Promotes Child Abuse

Carl Siciliano | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

How do we stop being complicit in the harm to innumerable LGBT youths done by the teachings of our Church? How do we create an environment in our parishes and our schools that help parents love and accept their LGBT children?

Insecure and Not Sure Your Partner Is Fully Committed? Here Are 12 Tips

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Weather the storm by using it as grist for developing some emotional self-reliance. By increasing your own stability and constancy, you gain strength and help to advance the relationship. When your partner starts treating you ambivalently, here are a few tips for handling it:

So They Rejected You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

After a while, you realize that succeeding in any endeavor isn't about having a perfect track record and getting it right every single time. It's about evolving, leaving behind what doesn't work and holding on to the bits that do.

Why I Trust Rejection

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Kara Post-Kennedy

If you are not fundamentally happy with yourself, there is nothing you can add to your outside that will make you so, nothing. But if you are okay with who you are, there is nothing that can happen to you that will convince you otherwise, nothing.

Read This if You're Going Through Disappointment or Heartbreak

Natasha Che | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Natasha Che

Since most of us cannot see beyond the immediate past and future, it takes a giant leap of faith to trust that fate is not against us. But if you at least be open to such an outlook, you'd find that your experience of disappointments drastically changes. You start feeling less victimized by circumstance and fear, and more inclined to follow the most constructive course of action.

3 Words To Keep In Mind After A Breakup

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.28.2015 | OWN

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Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.26.2015 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

So how can we, the parents, help our kids navigate this crazy arms race of elite college admissions without feeding the beast? While we may be powerless to change the system, what steps can we take to make the best of a difficult situation, for our kids, our families, and our communities?

Are You Alone, Stuck in a Pattern, and Can't Get Out? 12 Ways Out

Susan Anderson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Are you and anyone you know caught up in cycles of abandonment? Why do people keep repeating the same patterns over and over? What can they do to bre...

Do You Squash Yourself to Avoid Rejection?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Does the thought of rejection terrify you? What do you avoid to evade rejection? Len sought my help because he wanted to get married and have childre...

5 Ways The Fear Of Rejection Holds You Back

Amy Morin | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

The fear of rejection often serves as the single greatest obstacle that stands between a capable individual and enormous success. Its powerful grip can prevent you from reaching your greatest potential. Here are five ways the fear of rejection can hold you back:

How the Boyfriend Excuse Undermines You

Terri Trespicio | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

I'm going to confess to you, right here and now, that I have done feminism a grave disservice. And I'm a repeat offender. I have used the "I have a ...

Three Ways Millennials Can Overcome Rejection

Gloria Larson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Gloria Larson

When was the last time you felt a sense of rejection? Perhaps you encountered a difficult situation with a group of friends or received some negative feedback from your manager at work.

Jenny Milchman on How to Get a Book Deal After Only 11 Years of Bitter Rejection

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Jenny Milchman when we heard about some crazy book tour she was doing that seemed almost as ridiculous as the book tour we were doing.

3 Ways to Overcome Rejection

swami varadan | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
swami varadan

Today, we need to make our intention to move towards happiness and fulfillment and love. We need to get the rejection out of our heads and move towards a brand new life. And remember, when you are rejected first reflect and then redirect your life to a brighter tomorrow.

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

Prepare the Child for the Road, Not the Road for the Child

Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Kari Kubiszyn Kampakis

It's hard not to clear every obstacle in our children's path so they can be happy now - getting what they want, when they want it. But when we clear the road for a child, we make their life too easy. We don't allow them to build life-coping skills they'll need down the road to handle life's hard realities.