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Acceptance

Accepting Where You Are

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

What you expect, you will receive. Become the master of your mind and not the victim of your thoughts.

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Change

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

It has been said that in a contest between a river and a rock, the river always wins. Why? Because the river is willing to follow the natural call of gravity, going over, under, around or, eventually, through the rock, to its destiny which, as with all water, is to ultimately merge with the ocean.

No Flight, No Fight -- Simply Surrender

Courtney Perry | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Courtney Perry

The next time I felt the familiar foreboding before a panic attack, I said to myself, "Go ahead, have this panic attack. It's been a stressful week and this is your way of dealing with it. Nothing bad will happen, it's just going to be uncomfortable and will only last a little while."

If I Can't Accept You at Your Worst, Then Maybe You Should Stop Being So Horrible

Matt Walsh | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Matt Walsh

Newsflash: It's not OK to be selfish, impatient, and out of control. These traits, while common, are unacceptable. They should not be accepted, least of all by the people you claim to love. This philosophy is poison, and it stretches beyond one offensive quote from a 20th century Playboy Bunny.

You Are Not Alone

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

When we actively work to connect and engage with others, we create a sense of belonging for everyone. That is the seed of meaning, peace, and resilience. And you know what? It just makes life more fun.

Coping With Contagious Affluenza: Mindful Consumption

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Do we really need all this stuff? Why are we eating so much? Why can't we focus on what's happening right now? The symptoms and effects of affluenza are plentiful, but there is good news -- relief is possible, and it can be put into action right away.

Dear Self: Do Not Fear Aging

Terry K Carr | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Terry K Carr

By 46, men stopped noticing me. Women, too. I began to understand why older people wore bright colors and stripes with polka dots: How else were they going to be seen?

6 Truths About Finding Happiness

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Dunne

I'm not saying forget about whatever it is that is bothering you. Those chapters in our lives shape us. What you can do though, is come at peace with these times. Accept them. Honor them. And move forward.

The Spirit Is Willing

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Acceptance eventually replaces resistance as the intellect finally comes to terms with the limitations of the body. Never has this been so obvious to ...

The 5 Stages of Coping With Loss -- No Matter How Small

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 03.15.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

One of the greatest lessons of Buddhism is that of impermanence -- that what comes into one's life will, at some point, leave. I'm not saying that we all have to embrace the teaching of Buddhism, but there is wisdom in this train of thought.

Stop Hating Yourself for Hating Vacation

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Something amazing happened on this holiday. It seems that all the years of spiritual practice kind of kicked in. When I stopped judging myself for the experience I was having, stopped hating myself for hating vacation, I discovered two wonderful things: humor and compassion.

The Top Four Reasons Spouses Cheat -- And What To Do About It

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Divorce
Robert C. Jameson

No matter what resolution you decide, to repair the relationship or to end the relationship, at some point in time, the acceptance process comes into play. How can you accept that your life has been turned upside-down?

2013: What's Behind the Headlines?

Amy Dardashtian | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Amy Dardashtian

A look back at the sand slipping through the hourglass that was 2013 and very few of the headlines circulating reflect on a positive year. We remember...

One-Word Resolution

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, choosing, using, and committing to your One Word in 2014 could be the best resolution you can make. If your spirit is healthy, you have lost the weight of words, and connecting to your One Word is a commitment to living your greatest life.

A Gay Man's Open Letter to Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

Dillon Couvillon | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Dillon Couvillon

Some people will call for your show to be yanked, or you to be written out of the show, I don't think that is the appropriate response and answer. Rather I think staying, shows an even greater idea.

Can You Give Up the Quest for a Happy Holiday?

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Let's all just get over it this idea that things must be ideal to be good. If you invite actual people to your holiday dinner, you can also anticipate a bit of uncertainty, chaos even. But, we certainly don't need to add more stress or drama by serving up a helping of unrealistic expectations.

12 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty Next Year

Bob Miglani | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

For me, embrace the chaos means: to accept the uncertainty of life and move forward anyway! Take action despite not knowing how things will turn out. To stop over-thinking, stop over-analyzing, stop trying to predict.

How To Overcome Life's Ups And Downs

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

See every obstacle as an opportunity for personal growth. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow reality to set in and understand not only the scope of what is happening but also the reasons behind it.

This Is What We Want All Coming Out Videos To Look Like

Posted 12.10.2013 | Good News

Coming out is a beautiful thing, but the responses it draws aren't always as wonderful. This video, however, proves that they can be. Story continu...

The Emotional Weight of the Holidays

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Grieving and Giving Thanks: How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Without a Loved One

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

My struggle is not mine alone. It is the shared challenge of millions around the world who fight to fill a heartfelt void after having lost their spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend, or worse, a combination of. A dreaded battle, at best.

3 Truths That Will Instantly Make Your Day Better

Bob Miglani | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we hit the bed at night, there's something about the months of fall that make our day feel overwhelming.

10 Seeds to Plant this Holiday Season for a Gorgeous 2014!

Ira Israel | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Happiness is like a gorgeous rose. You cannot just create that rose ex nihilo, out of thin air. You need to plant the seeds, water the soil, nurture the leaves, and make sure the plants get proper sunlight in order to create the environment for them to possibly produce the end result.

Why Accepting Uncertainty Is The Key To A Meaningful Life

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Humbled, I've watched my courageous clients tolerate the uncertainty of what is to come and leap off the mountain without looking back. Some have found great success with their next steps, while others have not been as fortunate. If nothing else they now know that they can tolerate failure, they don't have to fear it. They jumped off the mountain and they survived.