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Do Challenges Devastate You Or Define You?

Judith Johnson | Posted 12.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Judith Johnson

As a life coach, I spend a lot of time helping clients to pay close attention to their autopilot reaction to challenges in their lives. What you consider to be challenges and how you respond to them are defining factors in the quality of your life.

Rough Day? Here's How To Save It, Even In The Last Minute

Polly Campbell | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

In these chippy moments, it's easy to let the negative vibes take over and fall into a pattern of fatigue-and-frustration-induced nagging, yelling, and complaining guaranteed to create enough drama to ruin dinner and probably the day.

It's Okay to Be Angry

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

I'd talk myself out of my own feelings because they seemed so out of place to where everyone else was. So I'd simply go along with it and only express my frustrations vaguely to a few select people in fear that my irritation was somehow "wrong."

WATCH: 'What's Up With Me?' (Questioning Behavior Rather Than Attacking It)

Brad Yates | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Too often, we get frustrated with ourselves about our behavior without considering that part of us believes there's a good reason for that behavior. ...

Do You Know Your Dog's Emotional IQ?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

I believe that training isn't about dominance and control; it's about parenting and responsibility. Parents direct children, children listen (most of the time) and feel safer when they have a good role model at the helm. Training boils down to teaching our human language as a second language to dogs.

Why I hate my new Chase Slate VISA card

Tom Falco | Posted 12.14.2014 | Money
Tom Falco

This morning, it took me one hour to link my new JP Morgan Chase Slate VISA card with my current Chase accounts so that I could easily pay the bill on...

Don't Settle For A Sad 8%

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

In what other part of our society would we accept 8% approval without demanding change - change that we control?

The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to ...

The Knowledge That Gets Me Through The Toughest Moments With My Son

Robyn Passante | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Robyn Passante

First they learn words: "Dada!" "Nana!" "Milk!" Then they learn how to use them: "I do it?" "Mine!" Then they learn how to use them against you: "Go away!" "I don't love you anymore." "I hate you."

My 9 year Old Has Fits When We Say "No"!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My nine-year old is angry all the time. She has terrible meltdowns when we tell her she can't have what she wants, and takes our her frustrations out ...

The Genius of Marian: Remarkable Alzheimer's Documentary

Marie Marley | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The Genius of Marian is an intimate, poetic documentary about Pam White and her family as they all struggle to deal with Pam's Alzheimer's disease.

Help! I'm a Digital Immigrant!

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

Yes, it's true. It turns out there's a name for those of us who were born before computers became an integral part of daily life. Your grandchildren? They're digital natives. They were born understanding the finer points of tablets and smart phones.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

Ease Parenting Challenges With These Two Simple Words

Elycia Rubin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Elycia Rubin

I'm not claiming "No Biggy!" is foolproof, but it's definitely been an effective tool for everyone in our family. Sometimes, a little levity is all you need to change your perspective.

What to Do About the Cranky, Miserable People Around You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Even when you don't do it, when you sit there quietly, they drain your energy. They create a cloud that surrounds you for hours. The good news? There's something you can do about it. You can walk away. No, really. Whether literally or metaphorically, you can extract yourself from these situations.

The Completely Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Promise that we will -- literally and figuratively -- take our foot off the gas pedal when we feel ourselves getting sloppy. Which will help us avoid hurting ourselves, our reputations, and our beloved modes of transportation.

What This Husband And Wife Love To Hate About Each Other

Amanda Magee | Posted 06.29.2014 | Weddings
Amanda Magee

When something really annoys me, I'll say that it makes my ribs itch. I'm lucky, because all things considered, Sean understands what annoys me. He'll get a wicked grin and say, "You itchin' yet?"

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

The Perpetual Frustration of the Political Vanquishment Fantasy

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

We all suffer because we imagine how wonderful the world will be when we vanquish the opposition and are finally able to achieve our political goals and enjoy the benefits of a society that lives by our values -- but this is a fantasy.

The First Noble Truth of Politics Is Frustration

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

If now and then you find yourself a bit frustrated by politics, you are not alone. Politics is inherently, profoundly, maddeningly frustrating for al...

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Apparently, the Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way. The first arrow is the actual bad event, which can can, indeed, cause pain. The second arrow is the suffering. That's actually optional. The second arrow represents our reaction to the bad event.

The Big Lesson About Jealousy I Learned From My Daughter

Doug Zeigler | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

Jealousy can be lots of things. It can be a show of how much you love someone and desire to protect them. It can also be a horrid thing where you envelop them instead of trusting them and letting them grow into themselves.

The Crucial Truth I Learned From A Father-Daughter Ritual

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

When it's hair time, I can be as patient as a proverbial saint. The trick is in trying to mirror this lesson the rest of the time, especially in moments of conflict.

One Apology I Will Never, Ever Regret

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Thanks to snow, a delayed flight, and the selfishness of others, I had the chance to make things right, to set in motion a lifetime of redemption for my children.