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Rejection

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.

When Losing Is Winning

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

None of our efforts in life are ever wasted. We can't always see the reverberations of good intent, but they ripple forever outward just the same. Doing something out of love for another is no small thing.

WATCH: Fear of Rejection

Brad Yates | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Far too often folks hide their light under a bushel for fear of being rejected. In doing so, we deprive the world of our unique gifts and talents - a...

What First Impressions Do You Make in the Gay Community

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?

'The 36 Questions' for Falling in Love: What Makes Them Work?

Susan Anderson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The world is full of love-worthy, eligible people looking for a way out of involuntary singleness. They want to put an end to their cycles of abandonm...

I Was Blindsided After Two Dates -- WTF?

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Trespicio

Q. I went on two dates with a girl, both of which were really fun, so I asked her out again. And out of the blue, I get a text message from her declin...

Why the People We're Attracted To Don't Like Us Back

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

We want to make this person the center of our universe and really show them just how amazing they truly are... but this person just doesn't want to be with us. Honestly, I don't blame them.

Why You Should Get Rejected More

Terri Trespicio | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Failing isn't a mistake or something you shouldn't have done. It's something you should be doing more.

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

Nudging Your Way to Oblivion

Francis Levy | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The roulette wheel is spinning. Maybe it will be your lucky day. Before the advent of the internet, the manila envelope with its SASE was the proxy for your hopes. Now everything is faster. You hit a button and your attachment is released into posterity.

How to Deal With Rejection

Jamie Rifkin | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Jamie Rifkin

Everybody experiences rejection. As a small child you learn almost automatically that you don't always get what you want and sometimes life isn't fair. Even with this awareness, rejection still sucks.

What Your Rejection Letter Really Means About The College That Sent It

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

We all know rejection hurts but here is what the college rejection letter really tells you about the college rejecting you.

The Hidden Benefits of Rejection

Isa Adney | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Isa Adney

In the deepest darkest moments of grief over your rejection, remind yourself that you are not alone, that this is normal and that this experience doesn't have to be a waste.

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Be Happy

Elisabeth Duckett | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Duckett

You want to keep from them the agony of failure, the pain of rejection and the self-conscious awkwardness of not fitting in. You want your child to walk through the world believing they can do anything and be anyone and that they are special. I get all that. I just disagree.