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10 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Victim Once and for All

Cylon George | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cylon George

The spiritual sages of every tradition teach us that, even in the most difficult of circumstances, we can find things to be grateful for. Indeed, the difficulty itself can be the source of our gratitude for the invaluable lessons we can learn.

Physicians- Stand Tall Against Sexual Assault

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield | Posted 09.18.2015 | Crime
Dr. Rani G. Whitfield

Sexual assault is a tragedy with the potential for long-term medical, psychological, and emotional consequences. Victims of sexual assault who feel that their physician and staff are genuinely concerned and kind are far more likely to return for follow-up visits, seek counseling as well as treatment.

3 Pathways on the Game of Life

Michael Neill | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

In the game of "Real Life," I've noticed that there are three pathways we can take, each one of which leads to a completely different experience of and relationship with our circumstances, dreams, and goals...

Everything You've Ever Wanted Is On The Other Side Of Fear

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 05.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

Just when I thought I had it all figured out I'm blind sided with the realization that I've only just begun and, I still have a long road ahead of m...

How I Learned to Use Pain to Leverage Unstoppability

Carol Egan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Do you ever feel stuck, like something is blocking you from feeling empowered in life? You know that "over the moon" confidence and happiness that tho...

Conscious Choice: The Engine of Your Evolution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he ho...

Feeling Unappreciated, Taken Advantage of, or Overburdened?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I don't know if I'll ever be completely free of the impulse to default to feelings of self-pity and irritability when I overload myself, but for me that's no longer the point.

Kick Resistance in the Ass: 5 Things I Learned to Create My Legacy

Laura Aiisha | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

Standing up courageously in the face of fear, doubt, resistance, nerves and old limiting stories is by far one of the most dynamic and courageous human experiences I can think of.

The Observing Self: A Tool Essential to Save Ourselves and Our Planet

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

It is the observing self that grants us a sense of "agency" with the capacity to change ourselves and our world.

Living (and Almost Dying) on the Edge

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Markus had everything going for him. He could write his own ticket for the future, anything that he wanted. At 25, a world of possibilities awaited him. But all that was before the accident...

Help the Bullies

Michelle Bersell | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Michelle Bersell

In order to see bullying decline in an era where people can anonymously post hurtful words and agendas, we need kids to recognize bullying as something people do when they are not operating from a healthy internal state.

There IS Something You Can Do to Prevent Gun Violence

David C. Bohnett | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
David C. Bohnett

The sad reality is that most gun deaths result from the 300 million guns primarily owned by decent, law-abiding people who assume they are bringing guns into their homes for self protection, and not anticipating a tragic accident.

Recovery Is a Full-Time Job

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Veronica had a lot of reasons to be angry at the world. Born into a family with a history of domestic violence and incest, she never had anything even...

Bully in the School Yard

Jim Moore | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Jim Moore

When a kid, or a nation, or a community of nations, is terrorized by a bully who acts with unconcealed confidence that no one will challenge him or intervene on behalf of his victims, it is up to each kid, each nation, each community of nations, to stop being afraid and act quickly, powerfully, and decisively.

Kids On Hook For Limitless Sums After Crimes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This story is part of Double Charged, a special report on the U.S. juvenile justice system produced by Youth Radio. Ricky Brum standing near the sco...

Stop Being a Victim! Take Responsibility

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Nobody can take advantage of you if you don't let them. Someone can't take all your time unless you give it. Being nice should make you feel good, not like an unhappy victim of people who abuse your kindness.

Missing in Action: Mental Health Community Fails Fraud Victims

Bradley Foster | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

Major fraud cases grab the headlines for a few days or weeks, then forgotten until the next one comes along. We never have to wait long. Media typical...

Zimmerman's Girlfriend 'Drop Charges' Plea: Typical

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 02.15.2014 | Crime
Tanya Young Williams

George Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, is acting in a manner that is typical of many domestic violence victims. As a staunch advocate for ...

Revenge: The Act of Getting Even

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

This is a time to love and accept yourself, not to judge or beat yourself up. It's a time to express your hurt and anger in a healthy manner. Expressing your hurt and anger is a special process in itself.

The Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence is Deafening

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Tanya Young Williams

As a very vocal advocate for the eradication of domestic violence, I am greatly frustrated by the apparent indifference our culture has towards domestic violence and the cancerous destruction it has on our families.

The Anatomy of Hurt

Naomi Kehati Bronner | Posted 11.09.2013 | Women
Naomi Kehati Bronner

The jungle of relationships in which we all live is filled with opportunities to feel incompetent, unworthy, flawed and wronged. But when such a troubled and chronic dynamic evolves between two people at home or work, both make it possible.

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

Sexual Assault Rates May Be Declining, But Much Work Is Left to Be Done to Help Victims

Janine Zweig | Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime
Janine Zweig

Looking at the big picture, when only 1 in 3 victims of rape and sexual assault report their assault to law enforcement, we have a long way to go. And when less than 1 in 4 victims get the help, advocacy, and services they need and deserve to restore wholeness in their lives, there's more work to be done.

Reflections On Getting Shot

Michael Goldstein | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Michael Goldstein

First I saw a flash of fire and felt as if I'd been punched in my lower pelvis. No pain, just impact. No sound, either, though people a block away heard a crack. Neighbors also heard Susan scream, which I didn't. But I did know what had happened, and I told Susan: "He shot me!"

3 Signs Your Ex Is 'Playing The Victim'

Pamela Dussault | Posted 01.19.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

Our children depend upon us to ensure their safety and protection. Sadly for some children, it's their very own parent who victimizes them in subtle or not so subtle ways through brainwashing and manipulation.