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Acceptance

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.

A Day of Being 'Stuck' (And How to Deal!)

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

t's plain and simple: sitting behind a desk all day can deplete your energy, leave you uninspired, and inhibit your productivity. Incorporating mental and physical exercises into your day allows you to take steps (literally!) towards a healthier you, rewarding workplace and a happier life.

How To Turn Your Bad Day Into A Positive Experience

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

You have a full day ahead of you and you'd prefer to stay on good terms with your loved ones by not subjecting them to your foul mood shrapnel. (Thank you very much!) How to turn it around? Try these seven tips to help shift your occasional bad mood to a happier place.

My Relentless Pursuit Of 'Cool'

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I believe that some of what follows may be universal, and some of what follows undoubtedly was shaped by my own life experience. I am eternally grateful to have grown up in a loving family in a middle class suburb on the southwest side of Chicago in the 1970s.

Dear Men: You Are Already Good Enough

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

All those open letters telling you how to talk to women better? Maybe we could take some time learning how to listen to your quiet, how to learn from being with you instead of throwing words at every problem.

12 Universal Truths To Live By

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Life is hard. But there are people out there who seem to have an idea of how to stay optimistic in these changing times.

What Is Real Love?

Gigi G. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

So next time you are with the one you love -- each day you have a chance -- give them this wonderful gift of acceptance. The gift of real love.

One Person, Multiple Roles

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

As champions of multitasking, we all think we can have our cake and eat it too, and sometimes, we can! But oftentimes, it takes long-term vision, planning, and managing your roles to truly feel satisfied with each one. When considering all you do, it's important to understand what you want and need from each role.

Time Is Not The Enemy

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Time does not need to be our enemy, but it will always be our moderator of life. If we learn to treat time as the precious commodity it is, and allow it to bestow us with blessings in the right moment, we begin to acknowledge that we can have exactly what we want.

6 Questions Your Future Self Would Ask You Right Now

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

If you were to take a mental field trip and visit your future self, the one who is no longer struggling with the situation that is currently causing you the most stress, what advice would he or she give you?

Why Maria Kang Is Not the Problem: Love Yourself Enough to Change

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I don't think this was a premeditated attempt to ridicule women that don't wear a size 2, nor was it an attack on men that lack the presence of washboard abs. This is merely an instance where her motive was misrepresented. Maria Kang is not the "real" problem -- self-acceptance is.

4 Reasons We Get Frustrated and How to Cope

Donna Labermeier | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

There are no random acts -- there is always meaning even if you do not see it -- so try not to waste your energy taking issue with whatever happens. Just go with the flow.

I Attracted the Right Person, Now What?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Listening without judgment and speaking without defensiveness is easier said than done, but with practice, mutual support and the willingness to share responsibility for the relationship that you co-create, you and your mate can create the partnership of your dreams, no matter who they are.

52 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.

Gaining Control Over Your Life Takes No Effort

Nancy Deville | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

We all have experienced feelings of imprisonment and loss of control at one point or another. Still, the one thing we do have control over is our thoughts.

A Tooth Fairy's Loving Rejection Letter

Andrew Arakawa | Posted 11.27.2013 | Hawaii
Andrew Arakawa

As I sat there rubbing his feet on that early school morning, I realized that my boy is growing up. It made me both sad and happy. He is so full of questions, wanting solid answers, and yet still filled with the mysteries of life, like wanting to ask the Tooth Fairy for a flying potion.

Breaking Good

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Walter White -- as I see it -- is not a bad man: he is a man trying to take care of his family and doing his sucky narcissistic best.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Psychosis: A Highly Valuable Contribution Despite Major Flaws

Ron Unger | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Unger

I hope to see future versions of ACT which acknowledge this and which help people find value in, rather than just tolerate, the experiences they once felt compelled to avoid at all costs.

How Do We Become Strong and Confident Within?

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Inner strength and confidence are an inside job. When you get to the point where you can accept yourself, the need for challenges, adversity and complications just falls away, because you don't need to prove your worth any more to yourself.

Not Resisting Resistance

Peter Russell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Russell

So when you find something seeming to disturb your inner quiet -- whether it be a friend's behavior, some politician on TV or a passing fire engine -- pause and notice what is happening inside.

Get Good at Change: Life Lesson 101

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

When you get "good' at change, life becomes a miraculous adventure. When change comes knocking at your door -- and it will -- open up and say, "Welcome."

Reframing Relationship Fear: Living and Loving in the Moment

Robin Hoffman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I will give kisses and hugs and smiles so big that it lights up my entire soul. I will dance in the rain and laugh as hard as I can and let myself feel all the good stuff life has to offer.

The Skin You're In: 4 Notes on Pregnancy and Postpartum Body Image

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Our culture, especially among certain social classes, makes no secret of how very important it is that women "get their bodies back" instantaneously.