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Guilt

How To Survive A Suicide

Alex Lawrence | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Lawrence

tell myself that while my feelings of anger, guilt, and selfishness are normal, they aren't where I should live my life. I love her. And that's enough. Love is always enough. It's a lesson that will probably take another 10 years to just begin to understand. So for now, when I hear those words, I'm ready to start accepting it for what it is, an act of grace and love.

5 Habits We Need to Break Now

Kali Rogers | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

What should your life look like at 22? What should it look like at 30? What should it look like at 40? 45? Get a good idea. I know you've thought about it. Ok. Got it? Good. Now, put a big fat "X" through that picture and spit on it.

Why It's Time to Banish Dessert Guilt

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Apparently, women should feel so guilty about eating cheesecake and donuts, sneaking around to do so is a must. And from what, pray tell, are we sneaking from? The world's judgment? Ourselves?

Stop Trying To Make It Perfect; Make It Good Enough

Ashlee Gadd | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Ashlee Gadd

I step out in front of the full-length mirror and lather my entire body in cocoa butter lotion, staring at the unrecognizable shape in front of me. I find three small stretch marks underneath my belly button and feel guilty for even noticing.

Why We Go on Dates We Know Probably Won't Work Out

Samantha Joel | Posted 10.03.2014 | Science
Samantha Joel

How far might people be willing to go to avoid rejecting someone?

Stop Feeling So Guilty! A New Prayer for Yom Kippur

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

On Friday Jews around the world will confess their sins. One of the central prayers of the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) worship service is Ashamnu, which means "We have sinned." The prayer consists of 24 lines describing sins we have committed.

5 Reasons She Might Not Want More Kids

Kim Schenkelberg | Posted 09.26.2014 | Parents
Kim Schenkelberg

I cannot speak from a man's perspective, but I can absolutely appreciate why a woman is reluctant to journey down the pregnancy path while holding a toddler on her hip.

7 Truths Women Are Afraid To Share

Traci Bild | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

Truth be told, we're exhausted. While it's easy to discuss how busy we are at work, the vacations taken over the summer, and which sports the kids are participating in this fall, it's not easy to talk about the stress, anxiety and guilt that surrounds our everyday existence as women.

The All-Encompassing Exhaustion of Motherhood

Lauren Cormier | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

I am good. I am better than good. I am blessed beyond measure. And I know it. But lately, what I feel more than anything is tired. Not physically tired, though there's always that. No, I mean tired in the full, all-encompassing sense of the word.

Why You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About 'Me Time'

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

You won't always have time for a 90-minute yoga session so remember that wellness comes in different shapes and sizes. You can do something as simple as reading an entertaining blog for 10 minutes or finding a healthy recipe to try this weekend.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

The One Time In Your Life It's OK To Cheat

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 09.22.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

For over 20 years, mom has made weekly trips to see Deb, her hair dresser. Often my mother would regale me with tales of woe. Not her own, but poor Deb's. My mom, a psychotherapist by training, had great empathy for Deb, a single mother whose history was marred by misfortune. But there was only one problem with this relationship. Deb could not cut hair.

6 Ways To Lighten The Weight Of Guilt

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

It's a simple truth that we're prone to making mistakes. While we'd all like to avoid that sinking feeling we get when we've dropped the ball, we're o...

Navigating Early Intervention

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Before the outburst, I'd told myself I'd stay cool. We were doing what was best for C and that is what mattered. This whole thing was not a value judgment on him or on our parenting. And yet, suddenly, I was the parent who did not want to hear it.

Miracle Message at the Corner Store

Lisa Guest | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Lisa Guest

We are never really alone. No matter what trial awaits us or causes us grief, other friendly souls with just the right ingredient for the moment appear to make the recipe work.

7 Ways To Actually Relax On Your Next Vacation

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's vacation season and the time of year to step away from work to recharge and refresh. Sadly, many people don't take all the vacation days they earn. Others who take vacation end up working during their time off which defeats the purpose entirely.

11 Traits That Block Success for High-Achievers

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

For as long as I can remember, I have been driven and achievement-oriented. It started when I was six, playing tee-ball for the first time. I got a ...

Bombs Are Medication For Guilt, Not Peace, In Iraq

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

This civil war in Iraq is a war caused by our invasion and nearly decade long occupation, no doubt, but it is a war that will only worsen if the United States once again returns and takes a side. As with so many modern wars, a solution lies not in killing, but in compromise.

Thriving, Not Surviving

Heather Martin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

I'm not quite sure how I will get from surviving to thriving. Life didn't exactly provide a road map. But I assure you, I am still breathing, and therefore will continue to try.

Visiting My Father and the Cross on the Hill

Amy Flory | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Amy Flory

Climbing the desert landscape to pay our respects on this sweltering day, my mother wonders with a smile, would my father enjoy the extra effort it takes to brave snakes and extreme heat in the summer, and below freezing temperatures and snow in the winter, just to say hello? We decide that he would. He enjoyed watching people squirm. I am like him in that way.

A Baby Boomer's Liberal Guilt Regarding Edward Snowden

Carol Smaldino | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

In being an advocate of the Civil Rights movement in this country, in being an advocate of peace during the Vietnam War, there was a sense of rightness about it, perhaps one could even say righteousness

I'll Take What I Can Get -- Me Time

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

It's a sad fact that I now consider a trip to the dentist as "me" time. I pray I don't get the chatty hygienist and that I can just close my eyes and have 30 minutes of quiet.

Dad Guilt

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

These thoughts keep coming and coming. Am I prioritizing my career over my kids? Why do I feel so guilty? What am I doing wrong? Am I doing enough?

Optional Obligations

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Lita Smith-Mines

There's something about the making of plans and the scheduling of meetings that doesn't seem as concrete as it used to be. Have you noticed it as well...

THE 80/20 VIEW OF GUILT

Richard Koch | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Is guilt useful or an unhealthy hangover from medieval Christianity? I've been thinking about this and would like to present a new 80/20 view of guil...