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Self Criticism

I'm A Failure!

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 09.13.2016 | Education
Brian Harke Ed.D.

During my career in Academia, I have noticed an unhealthy trend among students. It's the obsessively self-critical thinking that happens when students do something that doesn't go "right." They fall into the judgmental trap of thinking they are a failure or something is wrong with them.

Self-Compassion

Roxanne Hobbs | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Roxanne Hobbs

Self-compassion is one of the most important modules in The Daring Way intensives that I run, and also a theme that comes up time and time again in my...

Letting Go Of Shame And Self Criticism

Homaira Kabir | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Do you struggle with an inner critic? What have you tried, what has worked, and what would you want to do differently? I'd love to hear back from you!

Are You Too Hard on Yourself? This Study Explains Why

Health.com | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Health.com

By Jessica Migala When you screw up--think misplaced keys, missed deadline, missed opportunity--do you accept it as a misstep and move on? Or do you...

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?

Letting Go of Shame and Self-Criticism

Homaira Kabir | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

We're all works in progress, often driving with the brakes on. To let go and unleash our full potential, we've got to take the whole of us along on the journey, brakes, accelerator, fears, gifts and all.

5 Ways You're Destroying Your Self Confidence

Claire Campanella | Posted 04.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Claire Campanella

We are naturally drawn to those who display self confidence. We admire people who seem to have it all together, who have a strong sense of self worth, and who respect themselves. However, this desirable quality is not a given.

This Guide Will Help You Transform Negative Self Talk

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the p...

How to Win the War Over Self-Condemnation

Amy Crumpton | Posted 02.12.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

God made us to be awesome, but it doesn't always feel that way does it? Problems block our path and trap us. Often, one of our biggest obstacles isn't outside of us, but within us.

How I Outnumbered My Inner Critic

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 12.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kimber Simpkins

When I fall on my face, my inner cheering section makes all the difference in being able to pick myself up, dust myself off, be kind about my pratfall, and get ready for whatever comes next.

No One Glorifies the Grind Because It Sucks

Brooke Warner | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Brooke Warner

You're not alone, and if that's all your writing process is to you -- a grind you're dying to get through -- that does not make you less of a writer.

The 5 Negative Thoughts You Need To Banish Forever

Margaret Manning | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Many people are struggling to find happiness in life after 50. On the surface, you might think that our inability to be happy comes from our complex lives. But, despite the fact that we share similar challenges, some of us are much happier than others. The question is, why?

My Body Is My Best Friend

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 09.21.2016 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

Relating to my body like a best friend changed everything. For so long, my mind was a loud, critical, bossy perfectionist who treated my body like a disobedient servant. My mind had to shift to seeing my body as an equal, a peer, a wise being with needs and longings and a tender language all its own.

Hindu Pride and the Future of Hinduism

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

We are not flawless and the Hindu past is not unblemished. The future of our tradition, however, is not contingent on a perfect past or on immunity to criticism in the present. It depends on its ability to address human problems and to promote the flourishing of all human beings.

Loving Your Body Doesn't Mean What You Think

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

The mind is afraid that if you love the body as it is, you will no longer listen to it -- you'll no longer listen to reason. But the not so secret truth that the mind likes to conveniently forget is that it's not separate from the body.

Omitting the 'Obnoxious Roommate'

Naomi Firestone | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Firestone

Once I understood the alien point of view toward myself, I had to expel it! It has been extremely helpful to make the voice conscious.

Judgement: Why it Sucks

Sue France | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sue France

Although I am now a world away from that awkward little girl, I do still feel like her sometimes... but of course I do. She is me and will always be a part of me. My job is to love her and accept her, and reassure her that she is just fine as she is.

33 Days to More Well-Being: A Special Offer for HuffPost Readers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Wherever I go around the world, I see the same hunger to live our lives with more meaning and purpose and less unnecessary stress and burnout. This is the goal of "33 Days of Awakening Through Loyalty to Your Soul," a new online course being offered by the University of Santa Monica, which I'm delighted we have arranged to offer free for HuffPost readers. The class is designed so that on each day of the course, the intention for the day is supported with meditations, videos, podcasts and other resources that help us go deeper. Each day's email has a theme: clarifying our intentions, accepting what we cannot change, putting our thoughts in writing to help us forgive ourselves and others, writing out a gratitude list, dropping grudges and -- my favorite -- realizing that the way we deal with the issue is the issue. When we make these habits part of our daily practice, we can view ourselves and the world with more awareness and more gratitude.

The Right Answer I Almost Didn't Give My Daughter

Karen Mangiacotti | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Karen Mangiacotti

My brows furrowed, my mind raced. Are you kidding me? I thought. Are you really setting the bar that low?

How To Silence Your Inner Critic

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Self-doubt lives in nearly all human beings, but we need to keep it in check and have some strategies in place to move forward despite those thoughts and feelings.

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 2)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Our bodies are intelligent. While we spend much of our time trying to get our bodies to conform to our desires, we actually need to spend more time having our desires conform to the wisdom of our bodies.

Why Diets Fail: 7 Things You Should Know (Part 1)

David Bedrick | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Through my research and work with clients, I have learned seven essential insights about people who pursue a weight loss goal. In this three-part series, I discuss those insights and begin answering the question no doubt on many of your minds: What to do instead of diet?

A Broken Collarbone on the Path to Inner Peace

Shayne Hughes | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Hughes

My bike crash came at the tail end of the most distressing six months of my professional career. As my dad and I later discussed his outburst, I recognized that feelings of inadequacy and powerlessness had literally pushed me over the edge.

Renee Jain: Why Being Selfish Is the Most Unselfish Thing You Can Do: The Martyr Mentality Myth

Renee Jain | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women
Renee Jain

By making space for the imperfect, to recognize that we won't always be able to 'hold it together,' we are better able to feel connected to others when we fail or go through a period of suffering

Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.