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Relax, You're Going to Be Criticized

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

What are you bracing against? The Practice: Relax, you're going to be criticized. Why? The title of this practice is a little tongue-in-cheek. Wha...

Amazing Grace

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

My recovery from work addiction helped me to see that my issues were not unique to me. I was able to put things into a perspective that enabled me to recognize the cultural, social and institutional factors that contribute to the dysfunction that showed up at home and in the workplace.

The Many Faces of Judgment

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I've always believed that I am one of the least judgmental people to exist on this planet; I'd swear to it in a court of law. But alas, during a day at the beach last week with my best friends and their significant others, I saw myself in a different light.

Are You Tricking Yourself Out of Love?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

To be able to recognize and separate from destructive voices, we must first recognize that many thoughts we regard as our own point of view may not really be representative of our true self.

Talking Back To The Critical Voice Inside

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

When we become alert to our own judgments and thinking, we can slow down our thinking and talk back with a different voice, a voice that has the ability to argue and dispute.

Are YOU The Source of Our Nation's Growing Intolerance?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Intolerance is nothing new in the world. But If we don't choose to do something about it, then we may become a nation of intolerance, not just a nation with a bunch of intolerant people.

Are We Becoming a Nation of Intolerance?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I would love to see our society learn to use our critical abilities toward more positive outcomes. If we can see the fault, then surely we can also see a workaround.

Can a Friend Who Is 'Green With Envy' Really Be a Friend?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I harbor a very strong and miserable envious streak. I can't bear to see my friends be happy in their romantic relationships. This is the case no matter what my own romantic situation is at the time.