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Approval

Approve of Yourself First: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan

Anthony Silard | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. -- Hermann Hesse Do you ...

Are You Addicted to Approval? How to Get Past Insecurities in Your Relationships

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

Strive to become comfortable in your own skin. It's a journey, but having confidence in your decisions, values and who you are as person will help you lead a more fulfilling life.

Whose Terms Are Those, Anyway?

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.22.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Some of us meet the world's expectations only to realize that it failed to give us the fulfillment we sought within ourselves; some of us burnout mid-way trying to fulfill them; some of us realize that there has to be another way to find what we truly seek.

The Cost and Benefits of Emotional Honesty

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the main factors that sets great relationships apart from merely good ones is the depth of emotional intimacy. There are, of course other factors that contribute but authenticity, vulnerability and deep emotional connectedness are right up there at the top of the list.

The Price We Pay When We Want to Be Liked by Everyone

An Bourmanne | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

Living their dream and abandoning yours is exhausting, unfulfilling and such a pity. You are so much more than you give yourself credit for. There's no need to hide what makes you YOU. We need your one-of-a-kind brilliance.

GOP Shutdown: A Game of Shameful Politics

Jim Moore | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Why I'm Pretty Sure My Husband Is the One

Maureen Anderson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Darrell and I click in most of the important ways, we rub each other wrong in a couple of ways, but mostly we crack each other up constantly. We stayed up all night the night we met, talking -- and that isn't a euphemism for anything else. We talked.

Feeling Empty Inside? How To Fill Up

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Inner emptiness does not come from a lack of something external -- not even a lack of being loved by someone else. It comes from a lack of one thing only: a lack of awareness of the love that is the energy we live in.

Addicted to Yardsticks

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

People aren't measurable items, unless we are measuring them by the number of times they've seen Star Wars. We do not lend ourselves to measurement. If you want people do exciting things, stand back and let them explore the environment alone and together.

STOP the Obedience Insanity

Nancy Sherr | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

We cannot get through life without someone expressing their opinion about what's best (or not) for our life. Opinions are not the problem; everyone has them, and it's actually healthy to express them. But what's not healthy is allowing other people's opinions to dictate the decisions we make.

The Best Apps For Discerning Foodies

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology

I have Ivy League-educated friends who spend more time researching where to eat than they dedicated to their entire academic careers. There’s interv...

Summertime... And The Conversation Ain’t Easy

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology

Ah, summer: the season of weddings, BBQs and interminable small talk with strangers. As someone deeply afraid of silence, I cram for conversations...

In Targeted Republican Districts, Voters Turn on Congress and Their Own Members

Margie Omero | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

It's long been a truism of polling that voters hate Congress, but like their own Congressperson. Well, in targeted Republican-held Congressional districts, that's no longer true.

Approval Is Highly Overrated

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

The biggest reason I have found why people don't dare to bring forth their unique gift, to sing their song loudly to the world, is our addiction to approval. Or to put it another way, our deadly fear of disapproval.

Self, How Did I Get Here?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With each choice we make, our life picks up a little bit of steam, until, sometimes, before we know it, we find the life we're living is one that's being driven by inertia, heading off in some direction we never planned.

How I Stopped Judging Myself

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

As I became more and more aware of how often and how harshly I judged myself, I finally made the connection: Disapproving of myself led to needing others' approval.

Pick a You, Any You: The Emotional Cost of Living Online

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.18.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Where did we become convinced that the faux is any more acceptable than the real? And why do we so readily buy into the idea that the images everyone else is presenting are any more real than our own?

Why Candidates Win: Tactics vs. Fundamentals

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Today's NYT news analysis by Jeff Zeleny offers a classic example of how journalists attribute political success to tactical strategies.

Who Holds Power Over You?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

How often have your sacrificed your own self-approval in favor of that short-lived approval from another to whom you have assigned power over you?

Groups Versus Swings in Elections

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

The implication in Emory professor Alan Abramowitz's finding is that politicians spend too much time worrying about targeting specific groups and too little on what moves support up and down across groups (principally, the economy).

Takeover Takeaways

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.

The F Word: Learning from Roosevelt(s)

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The President has a Rooseveltian opportunity, columnist Frank Rich wrote this weekend. Teddy Roosevelt was on his mind: stand off against the Titans o...

Would You Like To Stop Worrying About What Others Think?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

There is one specific belief that anyone with this problem almost certainly has: "What makes me good enough is having people think well of me."

3 Types of Perfectionistic Hunger

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Ask yourself: What am I hungering for? What am I chasing: perfection, approval, certainty, validation?

Digging In To Obama's (And Republicans') Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama continues to ride a wave of public support as we approach the magic "100th day" of his presidency. Since I wrote about his 100 days (94 ...