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Rejection

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

This Top Sales Book Was Rejected More than 50 Times

Dorie Clark | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Dorie Clark

Trying to get a book published can be a disheartening task. In 2009, I resolved to get a book deal, and it took me two years of rejections -- and an extraordinary amount of effort expended on 'platform building' -- to sign a deal for my first book.

How to Keep Writing When No One Gives a Sh*t

Jennifer Garam | Posted 01.18.2016 | Books
Jennifer Garam

I don't have an agent or an editor expecting the completion of my manuscript, no publishers are wooing me with six-figure advances for a book deal, and nothing I've written has ever gone viral.

Preparing for Rejection; What to do if you Don't get Accepted to Your Dream School

Jessica Payette | Posted 01.15.2016 | Teen
Jessica Payette

Whether it's from the hot guy in class or your favored university, rejection hurts. As many high school seniors anxiously await acceptance letters fr...

There Is No Such Thing as Failure

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.08.2016 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

In a world that prizes how fast something can be done, we are no longer allowing ourselves to sit in the middle of a mistake or a failed attempt and mull it over, view it differently, or to even make a mistake at all.

5 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Karen Naumann | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Karen Naumann

Rejection sucks. It hurts. It feels personal and very uncomfortable. It is demotivating and hurts our ego, self-esteem, self-image, and challenges all those nice attributes we've manifested and which got us going. Rejection can crash our dreams and even make us lose faith.

Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 12.21.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

View post on imgur.com HA! I know how that dude feels! My husband, Randy, is two years post double lung transplant. A double lung transplant is a ve...

5 Ways You're Rejecting Love

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's important to notice patterns in our behavior that push away love. We can take an open stance and consider all the ways we may be withholding, shutting down, being overly critical, focusing on form or picking fights with our partner.

6 Ways to Keep Your Groove During a Ring of Rejection

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Raquel Eatmon

My first sting of rejection came in junior high school when the popular girls denied my letter of inquiry to join their group. The larger, more humiliating boulder of exclusion hit me in high school after a handsome college freshman went M-I-A minutes before dinner with my parents.

On Rejection and Resiliency in the Life of an Actor

Rebecca Strong | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Rebecca Strong

On the whole, it seems that actors spend more time looking for their next gig than actually working on one. It's one of the many peculiarities of ...

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 12.17.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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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