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Rejection

How to Move On After the Rejection of an Adult Child

Honey Good | Posted 01.30.2017 | Women
Honey Good

How does a mother recover from the abandonment of an adult child when a piece of her life is missing? While there is not a single mother-child relati...

The Real Reason Why People Are Telling You "No"

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

Being told "no" isn't easy. Especially in business, the sting of rejection can be painful, and can undercut our confidence when taking risks or making...

Rejecting Stories: Becoming the Author of Your Life

William Kenower | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
William Kenower

For years I had two separate and apparently contradictory experiences when I wrote. Sometimes the writing was effortless. I would sink quickly into the dream of the story I was telling and find myself carried along as if in a current.

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Beyond Family Rejection: Poverty And Instability In The Lives Of LGBTQ Homeless Youth

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

"And you know how people say a mother's love is unconditional? When I was 12, I figured out that my mother's love was conditional."

7 Ways to Approach Rejection Creatively

Anna Sabino | Posted 08.24.2016 | Business
Anna Sabino

Those who get published, who are on stage and who sell their art did get rejected too. The difference is they persevered and made the most out of their rejections.

Finding Safety In Your Physical Body

Jenn Bovee | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

As a person that relates to the world with trauma brain, safety is always my number one priority. In all honesty, safety in my physical body had never occurred to me until I was at a spiritual retreat with an amazingly angelic healer.

Overcoming Neediness through Rejection and Fasting

Michael Shvartsman | Posted 08.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Shvartsman

Neediness can be destructive. We typically associate neediness with relationships and street beggars. "He's just too needy" or worse off, "Spare chang...

Do These 3 Things If You Want To Have Amazing Sex

Kyle Benson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

I'm not talking about making sex a to-do list item. I'm recommending that you create an erotic space and time for your partner and you to connect.

Asking For What You Need In A Relationship Isn't Needy, It's Sexy

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.

Rejection Is Perfection

Karena Virginia | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Karena Virginia

"Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." -- Rumi Are you feeling rejected? Can you look back at a time in the past where rejec...

How To Get Over Rejection (And Your Ex) Once And For All

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.15.2016 | Divorce

When your partner leaves you, getting over the heartbreak can feel like an impossible task. What you may need to process the pain is a change in pers...

The Surprising Way I Taught My Daughter About Success

Lindsay Ferrier | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Lindsay Ferrier

After years of summer drama camps, acting workshops, and children's theater performances, you finally faced your first major audition yesterday. You were going for the role of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, and you arrived at the audition to find that 25 other girls all wanted the part as much as you did.

How to Grow a Thick Skin and Handle Criticism

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

First, how to deal with angry criticism. Someone is mad already and now they're letting you have it. What to do?

The Rejection of Confidence

Rance Collins | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

Search for the connections in life. Persevere through the rejections. I think somewhere in the middle is where you, and I, will ultimately find that long-awaited confidence.

Accepting My Latest Rejection

Ali Wisch | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ali Wisch

Rejection is hard. I've been rejected more times than I can count. From men, from literary magazines, from colleges, from jobs, from social cliques. I...

How to Handle Rejection: 6 Ways Writers Can Cope and Grow

Angela Tung | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts
Angela Tung

"Rejections slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil - but there is no way...

How to Prevent Abandonment Issues From Sabotaging Your Love Life: 12 Things to Know on Your Path to Recovery

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

For many people, falling in love means becoming more vulnerable. It arouses our primal abandonment fear. It bubbles up from the deep, giving rise to feelings of insecurity that can cause some of us to become needy, clingy, or demanding, and others angry, frozen, or avoidant.

Want to Feel Safe in Your Relationships? Take Risks!

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Safety comes when you know that you were not dropped here alone to fend for yourself, but that you are being guided toward your peace and joy every moment of your life. True safety comes when you surrender your individual mind to your higher Guidance and allow your soul to have dominion over your body/mind.

This Unprofessional Rejection Letter Is Only Going To Make Me Work Harder

Liza Larregui | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women
Liza Larregui

To the man who wrote the rejection letter, I must thank you- you have flamed my passion even more so and I will do what I have to do on my own terms, not yours. I do wonder, however, whether or not he would have been as harsh to a male writer but I'll never know. I can only make assumptions.

God Desires Your Brokenness, Not Your Broken Promises

Dominique N. Mack | Posted 03.26.2017 | Religion
Dominique N. Mack

No matter how many times we've promised not to make those mistakes again, we're bound to do it. As long as we live on this Earth, we're going to do things we're not always proud of. We're going to do things that dishonor God and dishonor ourselves. And that's okay

Keep On Keepin' ON

RitaMarie Cimini | Posted 03.07.2017 | Arts
RitaMarie Cimini

All of us, regardless of our calling, who put our best effort forward feel the sting of rejection at some point. Start ups fail, a great idea you pro...

The World Doesn't Want Your Vulnerability -- But It Needs It

Jennifer Garam | Posted 03.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Garam

Living in a world such as ours, that does not value vulnerability, creates a terrible sense of isolation. I've had enough of it. And the only way out is by having the courage to be vulnerable -- in the face of cruel comments, heartbreak, and rejection -- over and over and over again.

The Empress: An Interview with Weina Dai Randel

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 02.25.2017 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

Weina Dai Randel is the author of The Moon in the Palace. A work of historical fiction, The Moon in the Palace, captures the early life of China's Em...

Staying Humble While Sharing Awesomeness

William Kenower | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
William Kenower

As a writer/teacher I have two basic job descriptions. The first is to share as much awesomeness as possible. The second is to stay humble. These two ...