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3 Ways Abuse Changed Me for the Better

Marie Marley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

My life history has resulted in me being very sensitive to others who are and/or were mistreated by parents, spouses or others. I can feel the pain of these people and am more understanding when they exhibit negative features, such as losing their tempers easily.

Remembering to Forget

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

How much better off would I be if I had focused on moments while I was raising my kids, moments that seemed inconsequential at the time?

Anger Management Is Fear Management

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

There are true tigers and there are paper tigers, true threats and symbolic/conditioned threats. All of us need to learn how not to fear fear itself, in which case, anger management goes beyond fear management and becomes tantamount to mind management.

What's Your Polarity (Part Two)

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

In a desire to expand on part one of this article, I arranged to pay a visit to Carla Rueckert in order to cover more content on The Law of One. I had...

Why You Should Embrace Negative Emotions

Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living

In our relentless pursuit of happiness, it's easy to shove aside, make light of, or otherwise evade negative emotions. But the truth is that unpleasan...

When Is It Time to Give Up the Fight? When Your Child Refuses to Practice...

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nancy Colier

Being willing (and tough enough) to keep practicing something hard gives us a sense of pride and inner strength. It connects us to ourselves in a very profound way.

Give the Rules That Govern Your Relationship a Makeover

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most relationships have a set of "built in" rules. Generally the rules fit into three different categories: rules that are spoken, rules that are unspoken, and those that are automatic.

How to Stop Being Defensive in Close Relationships

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The next time the opportunity to know another's experience presents itself, try out what it feels like to listen without strategizing to keep yourself positively positioned -- without defending the story of who you are and what you have or have not done.

5 Surprising Things I Learned By Getting Angry

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

I decided to deal with my anger head on. I had no idea what I was getting into, and I learned some valuable lessons along the way. These were key for me understanding that it's OK to be mad or have someone be mad at me. There is, in fact, a healthy way to deal with anger. And once I took these lessons on as truth for myself, my journey became much easier.

Coping With the "Crazies" in D.C. and Elsewhere

Robert Hoch | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion
Robert Hoch

How do we temper "rifled" barbs and hot-tempered outbursts? Well, I suppose we begin not with the "crazies" in our offices and workplaces, but with the "crazy" in us.

Does Mood Affect Decision Making? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

People who are annoyed are more likely to use language that is harsh, defiant, violent and crude. In other words, things that happen at point "A" in your day/life can have a profound effect on how you behave at point "B" in your life, often times regardless of the amount of time that elapses between the two events.

10 Things To Give Up In Exchange For Happiness

Tamara Star | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Tamara Star

I'm told happiness is a choice. Unfortunately we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes.

Grace Under Pressure: Why Difficult Situations Speak the Most About You

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Marjorie Clifton

While in the moment, it may be hard to remember that the world can be very small and people talk. Even if not immediate, you never know how your reputation and seemingly unnoticed actions will follow you later in life.

Let There Be Light: A Mindfulness Practice to Dispel Darkness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to remind yourself that in those unavoidable moments of darkness that come with the privilege of living in a human skin, it is the nature of the light to give itself to you unconditionally.

Why You Should Love Your Enemies

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

Anger is the wish to obliterate the target. It is the hot flash of destructive momentum that makes people lash out and, in too many cases, recklessly destroy lives, destroy the environment, destroy the very way of life of those perceived to be the enemy. In the Buddhist teachings, it is said that one moment of hatred against an enlightened being produces eons of negative effects, leading the hating person into a season in hell.

Can CEOs Afford to Be Angry?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Trust me -- these issues are minuscule compared to the ones just over the horizon. You have to learn not to get tripped up by every roadblock; otherwise you'll be a hot mess 24/7.

Does Anger Help or Hurt Relationships?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Sometimes letting the steam out of the pot can be helpful in avoiding future resentment, provided both of you learn to be non-reactive, to not take it personally, and to not say hurtful things when angry or irritated.

How to Stop Suffering

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

A few months ago I delivered a TEDx talk in Hoboken. TEDx is the local version of the TED talks that are given annually in Long Beach, Calif. and that...

The Courage to Find Soul: A Call for More 'Psyche' in Psychology

David Bedrick | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

The word "psyche" is also the word for soul; accordingly, psychology could be considered to be the art and science of healing and nourishing the soul....

Emotional Rescue

Seth C. Kadish | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Seth C. Kadish

Instead of suppressing an emotion, some people refuse to let it go. They indulge themselves in it, like bathing in clean water until it turns dirty. How many of us, for example, refuse to let go of our anger and resentment, even though it's harmful to us and others?

How to Eliminate 'Hot Speech' in Marriage

Laurie Israel | Posted 11.10.2013 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

With your spouse, the boundaries are lowered. In marriage, sometimes, people act at their worst -- because they can with that one person. Spouses tend to let everything hang out. That causes a lot of problems and can even lead to divorce.

Emotional Intimacy: It Doesn't Just Come Naturally

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The less frustrated and disappointed we feel, the less likely it is that our attempts to create shared emotional closeness will be experienced as criticism by our partner, and consequently, the less likely it will be that they will respond defensively to us.

Taming Hatred With Insight

Chade-Meng Tan | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Chade-Meng Tan

I try to always be good to everybody. Because of that, people tend to be nice to me, so I seldom have the opportunity to experience ill-will towards ...

Why Criticizing Others Is a Lot More Harmful Than You Think

Donna Labermeier | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you throw negative energy at another human being, you are hurting him or her, whether you realize it or not. At the same time, you are throwing negative energy out into the universe for yourself. What you put out is what you get back.

Soothe Hot Tempers With a Dose of Forgiveness

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

In between enjoying a dip in the pool to cool off and getting involved in a road rage incident because the hot weather has your temper soaring, set aside some time to release and forgive. Your mental health will thank you for it!