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A Few Words To Those Who Owe Me An Apology

Nancy Roman | Posted 09.07.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I don't have a lot of revenge fantasies. It's not that I'm such a goody-two-shoes. Well, okay, I'm a little bit of a goody-two-shoes. I believe in the power of Being Nice. Which is why I don't have much in the way of revenge fantasies. What I have, though, are apology fantasies.

Why Revenge Feels Both Satisfying And Demoralizing

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

Revenge is a dish best served cold. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die. The...

Why Revenge Is Bittersweet

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.01.2016 | Science

Revenge may be sweet, but it also leaves a bitter aftertaste. The nuances of emotions evoked by acts of revenge are universal and profound (you’d kn...

How to Get Over Your Breakup - Without Playing the Villain

Suzannah Galland | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You're all torn up, but you're finally ready to let go of a past love... Until those nagging thoughts intrude again, and suddenly what is true and wha...

Living Well Is The Best Revenge: Lessons From A High School Bullying Victim

Kathryn Oda | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Oda

As I entered the halls of my new high school for the first time as a 12-year-old freshman, I dreamed of what would unfold in the years to come. My par...

Mary Kay Andrews Is an Easy Writer

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.28.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper THE WEEKENDERS by Mary Kay Andrews Ma...

Revenge Is Not Sweet for Adulterers' Wives

C. J. Grace | Posted 05.20.2016 | Divorce
C. J. Grace

The bottom line is this: Why waste mental space thinking about how to take revenge on your husband and/or his mistress, rather than putting your focus on how to make your source of happiness and fulfillment independent of the pair of them?

REDEMPTION ROAD Gives Readers the Ride of a Lifetime

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.19.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper REDEMPTION ROAD by John Hart The c...

When Opposites Attract: An Adjunct Takes to the Streets

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Joseph A. Domino

Kudera's imagery and language are heightened with Michael's voice as he declares near the end, while invoking Rousseau, "Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains, yes, and these chains do not always imply there are other human beings in a man's life.

8 Things You Never Want to Hear... Behind You

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 02.26.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Apparently there is some sort of 'giant elevator decorum' wherein people basically hold their collective breath and remain mute when packed into a colossal box hurtling toward the ground, hundreds of feet per second.

'What Remains of Me,' A Conversation with Alison Gaylin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.23.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Franco Vogt Bestselling author Alison Gaylin's first book, Hide Your Eyes received an Edgar Nomination. Her Shamus Award-winning novel, And Sh...

Forgiveness in a Vengeful Age

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Marina Cantacuzino

On the world's bloody stage of escalating civil war and increasingly brutal acts of terrorism, the prospect of forgiveness and reconciliation these days may seem a fanciful notion devoid of legitimacy.

'Interior Darkness,' A Conversation with Peter Straub

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.16.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Peter Straub needs no lengthy introduction. As a novelist and poet, he has received many literary honors including the Bram Stoker Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award.

Murdering Terrorists' Families: Trump's Campaign of Vengeance

Katy Woodring | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Katy Woodring

Probably contravening international law, Trump proposes we combat terrorism by systematically murdering known terrorist's parents, siblings, spouses, children, and so on, without clarifying where to stop on the family tree.

A Nation Divided by Fear: Studies Reveal How and Why We Target Muslims, Immigrants

David Briggs | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Fifty-six percent of Americans believe houses or rooms can be haunted. One in five believes Bigfoot is a real creature; about the same percentage are afraid of zombies. Yet at least until the walking dead put up their own candidate in the New Hampshire primary, those are not the concerns that should frighten us the most.

5 Awesome Acts Of Revenge That Qualify As Creative Genius | David Moye | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weird News

Getting revenge can take a lot of work, but the results can be very sweet. has compiled five ways people got back at others in ways so bri...

30 Ways to Be Passive Aggressive

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

There's a lot of disdain for passive aggressive behavior, and the disdain only drives it deeper underground. Let's compassionately acknowledge that we're all capable of it, use curiosity to understand its source, and try to find better ways of owning our power and autonomy.

The Art of Self-Forgiveness

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

As we strive less for perfection, we discover a growing acceptance for the limits and shortcomings of others. There is an abiding honoring of the human condition reflected by our own lives and the lives of others.

The End of Revenge: Our Fascination With Getting Even

Tim Suttle | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Tim Suttle

America is a revenge culture: Revenge the television series, revenge porn, revenge games in sports...vengeance is a mainstay of foreign policy and a thematic obsession for film, television, and female pop-musicians.

Why Confidence Is Quiet and Insecurity Is Loud

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 08.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Karin Luise

Sweet revenge. The need to get back at someone and make them pay ... because they caused you pain and deserve to feel the same way. Right? I get it. ...

The Psychology of Revenge

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science
Vanessa Van Edwards

Get the reward center of your brain pumping by thinking about how sweet it will feel when you meet your goals. This shifts the focus onto you and your mission and makes your perpetrator irrelevant -- which is exactly where they should be.

4 Reasons Christians Forgive the Unforgivable

Deborah Pegues | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Deborah Pegues

Nadine Collier delivered powerful words of forgiveness at Dylann Roof's televised bond hearing for his June 17, 2015 massacre of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Her mother, Ethel Lance, was one of the victims.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

Power in the Blood: Chatting With Buffy Sainte-Marie, Plus FrazierBand, Brian Lisik and Bryan McPherson Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Buffy's new new album Power In The Blood starts off with the remake of your classic "It's My Way." By kicking off the album with this track, was she making a statement about her creative approach this time out?

What is a 'Clean' Breakup? (and How to Achieve One)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.