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Denial

The Number One Reason People Miss Their Goals? Denial.

George Bradt | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Some of the organizations that did not achieve their targets for 2013 started 2014 in holes. Many stayed focused on achieving the current year's targe...

The Self-Sabotaging Behavior of Denial

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

The way to love ourselves and forgive ourselves is to love others, forgive others and be of service to others. The more we do this, the more we send the message to our subconscious mind that we are good, loving beings who deserve happiness and success, and the more the subconscious mind shifts its purpose.

Why America Refuses to Face Up to Its Slave Past

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Facing the horror of slavery is a tough nut to crack not simply because it entails facing an inconvenient truth about past racial dehumanization, but because it entails facing the real truth that slavery still corrodes in big and little ways American life.

Hypocrites, One and All

Dori Hartley | Posted 03.06.2014 | Impact
Dori Hartley

Everybody is guilty of not being completely upfront and nobody on earth is pure unless they are either a newborn baby or an unconditionally removed person who lives out of society, in a place where the only thing that matters is love of nature, compassion and ultimate respect for all creatures.

I Surrender!

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

I'm trying to come to grips with certain truths about aging. Like maybe it's time to surrender and stop with all the euphemisms. Maybe it's time to stop living in denial and accept what is. And yet.

Starting Hospice Care for a Loved One: A Heartbreaking Decision

Marie Marley | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

What happens when your loved one is ready for hospice care but you aren't? I'd like to share my personal experience with this situation.

Things You Do When You're an Adult

Lindsey Mead | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

What is this about? Is it stubborn denial? Do we all still think of ourselves as 18? The aches in my back, weakness in my knee and wrinkles on my face all speak to my actual age. As do the, you know, children. And yet. And still.

Tama Lane, Psy.D.: Why PTSD Flares Up During the Holidays--And What You Can Do About It

Red Room | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Tama Lane, Psy.D. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating disorder with an estimated lifetime prevalence between 1% to 9% in the ge...

Are You in Denial?

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

It's most important to remember anything is possible and that it may be in our power to make a change to prevent a potentially undesirable situation from becoming worse.

Misguided Optimism: Living With Those Who Live in Denial

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

I hear about it weekly -- clients coming to my office, being driven to their wit's end, by parents, husbands, wives, partners and children whom I desc...

A Culture of Denial: Myths About Addicts and Addiction

David Bedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

People don't abuse substances because they are bored, looking for stimulation, stressed, or prone to self-medicating. While these are the usual suspects promoted by psychology texts, media, even bloggers, they rarely bear fruit.

Stay Alive by Staying Alert

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

The simple wisdom of this piece's title is, of course, very well known. But it is also very well and regularly overlooked. Why? And what can you do ab...

Just Who Was This Romanian, Edward Theodoru, Any Way?

Marie Marley | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed came here from Romania in his mid-50s as a penniless political refugee fleeing the brutal communist regime. All they would let him take out of the country was $100, one suitcase and the clothes on his back.

Drama as a Distraction

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

If we really want to stop the drama pattern and get off the triangle, we should take some time to be alone and really, deal with our feelings and the anxiety they provoke. Shining the light of awareness inside of our emotions can bring us far more peace than being engaged in drama.

The Science Of Trusting: How Can You Get Someone To Trust You?

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Wray Herbert

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhile some people will never offer or accept amends, it appears that others are able with time to forgive. But why is that? Is there a fundamental psychological difference between those who accept reparations readily -- or even seek them out -- and those who do not?

Embrace the Suck!

Anthony Meindl | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

What if this week, you wrote down five things that don't make you fully alive? Examine why they are at play in your life. What could you do to make changes to eliminate them?

Rising and Living

Stacey Morris | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Morris

Denial was a big part of my life back in the days when I weighed in excess of 300 pounds. And then life pulled the rug out from underneath my carefully self-constructed comfort zone.

Skull and Crossbones: Projecting Onto Folks With HIV/AIDS

David Bedrick | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
David Bedrick

People get sick but resist their own sense of frailty; people witness another's death but deny their own mortality; people age but fight against every visible reminder. As a result, they are compelled to project death and dying onto someone else, and people with HIV become prime targets.

10 Critical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Marie Marley | Posted 07.23.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Being an Alzheimer's caregiver is hard work that requires a lot of knowledge and many skills for getting along and for connecting with the person. Here are some tips to help you out on your caregiving journey.

Exercise or Denial? You Choose

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just came out with a new report. While the CDC isn't usually known as a harbinger of uplifting news, I have to admit a certain amount of deflation upon hearing their findings that 80 percent of all Americans don't get enough exercise.

Effective Communication to Effectively Persuade

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Many of us act as though we all see the same reality, yet the truth is we don't. Human beings have cognitive biases or blind spots.

5 Things Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Never Do

Marie Marley | Posted 06.02.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Let's face it. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's is hard work. You may have to deal with personality changes and difficult behaviors. What I want to achieve in this article is to offer some ideas about five things Alzheimer's caregivers should never do.

8 Ways to Tell if You Are Still in a Relationship With Your Deceased Loved One

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

When you lose your loved one, you must break apart and individuate again. That process can be extremely difficult if the bonding has been strong and enduring.

How I Accidentally Wrote a Book on Alzheimer's Caregiving

Marie Marley | Posted 04.27.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I wrote Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy as a love story. It's about the powerful 30-year relationship I had with Edward Theodoru, a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar.

Denial in Addicted Family Systems

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

When a family is steeped in denial, the person who is trying to say that "the emperor has no clothes on" is generally viewed negatively by those who are not willing to see what's really going on.