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Drugs Are Not the Problem

M/R Johnson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
M/R Johnson

What do you say to a person with an addiction? How do you address the social issues of mental health disorders without making others feel uncomfortable?

Learning to Live Happily Even After

Katherine Woodward Thomas | Posted 08.28.2015 | Divorce
Katherine Woodward Thomas

None of us think, when walking down the aisle to pledge life-long devotion to our one true love, that we will one day wind up on the wrong side of that tenacious 50 percent divorce divide.

Looking for Your Purpose? Look No Farther!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Everyone has a purpose in life ... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we...

THE FIGHT: Stigma vs. Shame

M/R Johnson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
M/R Johnson

WELCOME TO THE BOXING MATCH OF Behavioral Health Disorders Introduction of Opponents: In the right corner we have the opponent Stigma weighing...

Empathy and Decision Making

Mark Baer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.

This Is Why Shame Isn't Working For You

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 08.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

If we're going to be accepted by the world, we've got to learn to accept ourselves first. And to do that, we need to get over feeling bad. If we're going to do it, if we're going to give up feeling bad, we need to dispense with this foolish notion that shame and feeling bad are helping.

How I Turned My Shame Into Success

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

Have ever had something in your life that you were ashamed of? That you probably don't tell people or when you do, wish that part weren't a part of your story that you had to share?

Let's Talk Recovery... Mental Health Disorders and Addiction

M/R Johnson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
M/R Johnson

I'm an addict -- wrong, right or indifferent, I will always be an addict. Yet what makes me understand my addiction more is that I suffer with a men...

There Is No Such Thing As a 'Real Man' @huffpostblog

Jeffrey Platts | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Platts

The only thing I care about is: Are you embracing and expressing the unique flavor of your own masculinity? That's the real question.

Rising Above Failure

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Have you ever experienced a failure that left you feeling humiliated and worthless? I'm sure you have since failure is just part of our normal lives a...

Finding Om in a Room of One's Own

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

"A photograph I took some years ago. It shows a picture of the room I know. I sit and wait alone in my room. The walls are white and in the night The ...

How About This Subversive and Revolutionary Idea? Who's With Me?

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

I have decided to enter a judgment-free zone but not because I am a perfectly judgment-free person but because I am tired of people shaming other people for this, that or the other thing.

Everyone Should Be Required to See "Inside Out"

Mark Baer | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Baer

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.

Living With An STD And The Shame Game

Richard Cordova | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard Cordova

Making an effort to learn from a past choice (and its consequences) is healthier and more productive than wasting your time berating yourself (or anyone else) for something that happened in the past.

Stop in the Shame of Love

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Darryl's self-serving relationship with math should have been the first sign of trouble. After all, his snow white comb-over and liver-spotted hands belied the age he claimed in his online dating profile.

An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health

Minaa B | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Minaa B

I was raised to be a strong, black woman who could handle her own emotions -- not ask someone to help me sort them out. How dare I need treatment for feeling worthless and for being bullied when I come from a lineage of ancestors who used strength and endurance as a way to survive?

Why Are Women So Vicious Toward One Another?

Melissa Mae | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Melissa Mae

Everywhere I look lately on social media I am inundated with women tearing one another down. Whether it's an article on the Kardashians, the newest Victoria's Secret campaign, or the hottest Instagram sexy selfie seductress--we women are downright vicious in the comments sections.

Opening Wider and Diving Deeper Into the Immeasurable Beauty and Pain of Life

Jesua | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

It's not a spiritual requirement to be fascinated by what inhibits our greatest aliveness; and somehow compelled to uncover and reveal surprising path...

When Did Being Kind Fall Away From Our Everyday?

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Gregg McBride

Next time we see someone in the media who we think deserves our critique, our judgment, or even our hatred, let's take a deep breath in and let a deep breath out -- and be reminded that we're all struggling to define ourselves and to live our lives in the happiest ways we know how.

Lessons Learned From Being The 'Fallen' Daughter of a Pastor

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.04.2015 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

I was one of those girls who looked down on teenage moms and women in the church who had children out of wedlock. I couldn't imagine what on earth could convince someone to make such a stupid and embarrassing mistake. I was sure that I would remain a virgin until marriage.

Breaking Free of Silence and Shame

Dani Bostick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Dani Bostick

At 36 I walked into a police station and reported a crime that happened nearly three decades ago. In doing so, I gave voice to the voiceless child who endured years of sexual abuse by her swim coach.

How to Stop Being So Self-Critical: ANGTFT

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

"But about a month before my friend Pammy died, she said something that may have permanently changed me. We had gone shopping for a dress for me to we...

The President's Tweets and the Future of Shame

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Last week the new Twitter account @POTUS of President Obama became a lightning rod for the worst in social media behavior. Within minutes of its setup...

Are You Addicted to Judging Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I'm such a jerk. How could I have said that?" "I'm a loser. I'll never get anywhere." "I'm so stupid. I should have learned this by now." "I don't fi...

Shame and Me

Esby Rain Duncan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Esby Rain Duncan

I have been running from myself my entire life. That is the truest statement that I know. It's hard to say, hard to take into myself. But there it is....