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How Does It Feel To Not Give To Charity?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Adam Hoffman Giving makes us feel good. But how does not giving make us feel? A substantial body of research has repeatedly suggested that spend...

The Apology I Still Fantasize About Giving

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 06.28.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

I've always been fascinated with apologies. Both giving them and receiving them. And in looking back at how they've punctuated my life, I'd like to share this story. It's a story about regret, shame, the American educational system, disrespect, and the importance of self-advocacy.

How To Reclaim The Sexuality All Of Us Were Born With

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

You weren't born hating your body. You weren't born sexually numb with low libido. You weren't born with shame around your genitals. You were born naked.

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!

Things I'd Like Men To Know About Periods

ReeRee Rockette | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
ReeRee Rockette

Most women have come to terms with the hassle of dealing with periods. We've figured out how to keep the blood contained, whether by a pad, a tampon or a mooncup. I'm just working on finally shaking the shame, I'm far too old to be carrying this baggage.

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

We Must Stop Money Shaming Now

Nichole Sylvester | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Nichole Sylvester

Shame is heavy. Shame whispers to you when you are all alone and tells you that you're not worthy and you'll never be good enough to have this or have...

On Being a Bad Mom

Micah D.R. Bower | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Micah D.R. Bower

Find your safe space, wherever or whatever or whomever that is, and rest there often. Voice your fears, concerns, failures (which are probably more like "failures"), frustrations, and angers. Say them out loud to someone who will listen without judgment. Don't let those things fester and rot inside your soul. Get them out and get on with your day.

Just Another Manic Monday

Leona deVinne | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

I don't usually dread Mondays, I actually like getting back to work and this Monday looked glorious, I had a day free from any obligations and I was g...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Sibs Jocelyn & Chris Arndt Set to Break Out; Easy to Buy into Cellars

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

You love them. You hate them. Sometimes those feelings can turn on a dime. I have no idea what that expression means by the way. I've used it a ton of...

Shh. Don't Tell Anyone!

Vanessa de Largie | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Vanessa de Largie

I'm a freelance sex-columnist. I pay my rent each month by writing articles about my love of sucking dick. Sex-writing has changed my life.

Shameless: Broad City Takes on Period Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 05.18.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

I was ten when I read Judy Blume's now legendary novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret where Margaret and her friends ride the emotional pendulum...

Coming to Terms: Shame, Sex and Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

In honor of it being National Masturbation Month, I thought it was important to share a masturbatory moment that made me question myself.

Shame and the Single Mother

Sonya Rowell | Posted 05.12.2016 | Divorce
Sonya Rowell

I'm a single parent and I'm not ashamed. I ended a relationship of 10 years. I didn't want to "work on it", "choose to love" or whatever other cliché people are trotting out this week and I feel great about it.

Why I've Stopped Trying To Have A Thigh Gap

Pamela Madsen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

I don't have a thigh gap. And in this moment I'm not working toward having one. Stunning. I know. Imagine that. I get it, it's not news that women are held to impossibly high standards when it comes to what our bodies are suppose to look like.

3 Ways to Manage In Divorce When Your Ex Is A Narcissist

Cherie Morris | Posted 05.10.2016 | Divorce
Cherie Morris

In general, a narcissist is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, and is mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and others.

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.

What I Learned From Being Called What I Despise

Michael Salas | Posted 04.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Salas

A well-known sexuality researcher had falsely called me a reparative therapist on a well-known online platform. The wind was knocked out of me. I thought, "How could I be accused of being something that I had so strongly advocated against and despised?"

Dealing With Envy: What Envy Teaches You

Pam Bauer | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Pam Bauer

What other people have and do becomes so much less significant. Comparisons won't matter. And you'll be happier when you are focused on your life, rather than on the lives of others.

My Journey of Freedom from the Betrayal of Abuse

Peggy Oliveira | Posted 04.21.2016 | Women
Peggy Oliveira

I lived my entire childhood and young adult life feeling incredible hopelessness and shame. I lived with constant worry and self-doubt. I couldn't imagine ever feeling differently. I couldn't imagine having someone in my life who would be able to love me.

'Game Of Thrones' Star Had A 'Shamefully' Awkward Fan Encounter

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.21.2016 | Entertainment

Some people just have no shame. On "The Late Late Show" Wednesday night, Cersei Lannister, aka actress Lena Headey, said the reaction has been mixed s...

Ditch The Tarzan Persona

Chava Tombosky | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

There is a social stigma that comes with allowing ourselves to ask for help once we are grown up.

The Cost of a Pervasive Culture of Shame

David M Kirby | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
David M Kirby

Humanity collectively perpetuates shame, a self-regulating mechanism to forcibly coerce others into conforming to society's norms. On a basic level, s...

Combatting Law of Attraction Shame

Jenn Bovee | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women
Jenn Bovee

In both my personal and professional life I love the Law of Attraction. I am dedicated to empowering each of my clients with the skills necessary to navigate the Law of attraction.

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.