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What Shy People Are Really Afraid Of

OWN | Posted 04.15.2014 | OWN

Shy people have different ways of explaining their reserved personality. Some, for example, describe themselves as introverted, while others say they ...

Why Can Love Be So Painful? 6 Ways to Heal and Move On

Pragito Dove | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Find your courage and love, fully and completely. Trust and live in your heart. Love takes you from the head to the heart and nurtures, comforts and heals you. Learn from each experience, watch the ego and choose love.

Life Lessons From 'Game of Thrones': How Curbing Your Ego Can Win You an Army -- and the Crown

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Karen J. Francis

Allow your actions and your accomplishments to win the respect you already know you deserve. It is not always the loudest voice that wins the war. Invariably, it is an unyielding determination and an unwavering vision that ultimately takes the crown.

Eckhart Tolle On The Source Of All Hurt Feelings

OWN | Posted 04.03.2014 | OWN

We've all felt upset, angered or offended -- but what is really behind these negative emotions? Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth...

The Catastrophe of 'No Judgment'

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 04.03.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The teaching that we must stop judging and "shoulding" is like a tourniquet to the out-of-control ego, designed to stop the constant chatter of judgment so that the fresh air of unfiltered experience can enter. Here is where the teaching of "no judgment" turns catastrophic.

A Letter To My Son About The Only Good Reason To Get Married

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Marriages become beautiful when two people embrace the only good reason to get married: to practice the daily sacrifice of their egos.

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.

Why I Ditched a Shame-Based Faith

Heather Kopp | Posted 02.27.2014 | Religion
Heather Kopp

I often write about the power of shame in the context of recovery. But shame is a human problem, and long-time Christians are in no ways immune. I was a Christian--and a slave to shame--for more than a decade before I became a slave to alcohol.

Ugly Baby, Ugly Love and the Ugly Beauty of Life

Sonya Denyse | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

We were eating lunch. He said "Don't look." I asked "Why". He said "Sonya, do not look." You know I did. Turned my head and there they were -- a moth...

Valentine's Day Special: Conversational Intimacy

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith E. Glaser

As we communicate, we read the content and emotions being sent. Conversations are more than the information we share or words we speak. They are a way to package our feelings about ourselves, our world, and others.

Appreciate Your Age

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Mike Robbins

Because of my 40th birthday, I've been thinking a lot about this milestone and also reflecting on age in general.  40 seems like a pretty big and important number, although it doesn't feel how I thought it would feel.

Mindfulness: Has Your Ego Slipped Inside Your Witness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness is more than a social media trend. True mindfulness is a challenge that requires the fierceness of an awareness warrior, but it is a challenge that is well worth the effort.

How My Stepdaughters Toppled My Great Big Daddy Ego

Doug Zeigler | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

To me, raising sons was easy. I'm a man, and I used to be a boy. I can relate. Girls, though... Not a clue.

Running With the Bulls

Rob White | Posted 03.15.2014 | Travel
Rob White

Worse, my red and white leather running shoes were ruined; caked in mud and scuffed from toe to heel. I cursed aloud, " No shirt, no shoes, no proof -- who's going to believe me when I talk about this death-defying adventure?

Attractive and Effective Communication With People Who Have Big Egos

Michael Rooni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Michael Rooni

1. Communicate issues and propositions, not personal attacks. Personal attacks will immediately push them into a defensive and confrontational mode and they will not be inclined to agree to anything you have to say.

What Happened to Humility?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media
Malcolm Boyd

I'll call her Daphne Rouge. Her name has just been called out. She has won a new coveted international award. The crowd filling the immense hall is...

Uncovering Your Limitless Self

Nancy Colier | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Freedom and happiness appear when we realize that we are not -- fundamentally -- made of any of the hats that we wear.

It's Decision Time: What Kind of Sports Do We Want?

Ken Reed | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

On several occasions, people have asked me, "Why are you so angry about what's going on in sports?" My response is always, "Why aren't you angry?"

At Thanksgiving, What's Your Life All About?

Judith Parker Harris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Judith Parker Harris

It's amazing how the struggle in your life will decrease when you realize life is not about you: It's about everyone in the world. Prejudice and bigotry will decline when sharing space becomes more important than 'my' space.

The One Thing That's Preventing Your Growth

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

How To Keep Your Ego In Check At Work

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Our ego convinces us that we are important, needed and great at what we do. The more you control your ego, the more your life comes into balance.

7 Billion Minds, or One?

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

The ethical implications of our fundamental connectedness are profound. Because of our intrinsic oneness, health can never be merely personal, and neither can illness, poverty, or hunger.

The Secret to a Wonderful Life: Kill the 'Me' Who's Living It

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

It takes a tremendous amount of effort to uphold a fixed identity. We have to keep doing things that a "person like us" would do. We have to keep making sure that nothing happens that threatens our identity or who we have decided "we are."

The Things We Resist Most In Life

OWN | Posted 10.01.2013 | OWN

Bestselling author Steven Pressfield says he believes we all have the ability to do something spectacular, whether it be to run a marathon, write the ...

One Question You Should Ask Yourself Today

Matt Tenney | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

I see love not as a feeling, but as an ability -- the ability to respond to people, and all of life, with kindness, compassion, and equanimity.