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Hopelessness

What's Wrong With Being Right

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The practice of open-mindedness and reflection is enormously valuable particularly in our close relationships. But I won't kid you, it can be very difficult for those of us who have been attached to being right. It is freeing, but humbling.

# 7 Dispirited Liberal America

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Disconnection from the spirit is also at the root of Liberal America's weakness. This points to a cure for our hopelessness that also can strengthen us to fight and win this battle, however challenging it may be.

How I Found My Way Out Of The Most Hopeless Place

Posted 09.26.2014 | OWN

One woman finds a way to escape that cold, dark, hopeless place. By Elizabeth Gaffney Once, I lay down on the grooved rubber flooring of a cro...

3 Steps to Pull Yourself Out of Hopelessness

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

The secret is to ask, and then release. You don't have to keep asking. Asking of the universe is a lot like going out to eat. You wouldn't drive up to a fast food window and ask over and over for your order.

Rant for the Litter

Arnie Reisman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Arnie Reisman

Children the world over pour onto the endangered species list. Meanwhile, compassion lies bedridden with an IV drip in the House of America's elected leaders.

Is Your Life Plagued by Loneliness? Tips to Overcome It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Life is too short to waste on suffering from core loneliness. Please heed to my suggestion: Open up, take a chance and access the hidden part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your childhood wounds. Learn to love yourself and eliminate loneliness from your life!

Expectations, Despair, and Amazement

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 12.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I met a sweet soul for the first time this morning. In the end, I have no idea how our conversation might help him, but it prompted this reflection, for his sake, and for the sake of many, many others.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

Frederick's Table

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Paula Gordon

I find myself anchoring my grief over the loss of this remarkable man in simple objects ... little things, like our kitchen table. That may seem odd, given that Dr. Ferré was the world's leading Constructive Post-Modern philosopher, but therein lays the eternal magic of his inspiring legacy.

In Guantanamo, Obama's Promise of Hope Has Transformed Into Hopelessness

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 03.29.2013 | World
Peter Jan Honigsberg

Over the past several weeks, the media has covered hunger strikes in Guantanamo. The coverage suggests that the military has interfered with the detai...

What The Bible Says About Hope

Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

While defined as an emotional state of being, hope can also be a spiritual disposition of the soul. The Bible says a lot about hope including stories ...

You Are Not Helpless: How to Bring Light to the World

Holly Sidell | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

How do you light up the world? How do you bring light to another person's life? Each of us has the power to make the world a little bit brighter. Each of us can choose to shine our own light, transforming the darkness one flicker at a time.

Depression: Medicate, Meditate or Both?

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Working with mindfulness and meditation in this way is only one approach that is showing encouraging results in studies for preventing relapse in patients with depression. However, there may be other ways that are supportive to you.

Suicide And The Search For Green Pastures

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

There are too many people in our communities who find themselves in the middle of a life journey that does not seem to lead them to places of peace and comfort. One of those persons was a former neighbor of mine who took her life a few weeks ago.

The Role Hope Plays In Change

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Hope gives a glimpse of possibility not seen in the darkness. Hope shows the way, but for an instant only. We must act on it or it becomes nothing more than a pleasant memory, a feel-good moment.

When Desperate Times Turn Into Desperate People

Carey Fuller | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

As budgets get stripped down to nothing and programs simply evaporate in the shadow of elusive living wage jobs, don't be surprised at what people will do out of desperation.

Recent College Grads: From Frustration to Clinical Depression

Dr. Victor Schwartz | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Dr. Victor Schwartz

Even though college classmates and friends might no longer be part of your daily support system and there are limited opportunities to join a workplace, this should not stop graduates from growing their own connections in a post-college world.

What Do You Do if You Are Jobless? Insights About the Business Brain

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

When jobs are scarce and hopelessness is rife, what can you do in a down economy where you cannot see any obvious options for return to work? How does brain science and psychology research help us deal with this?

The Shame About Shame: If You're Feeling It, You're Not Alone

David Leibow | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Leibow

Shame makes your problems seem bigger than they are. It makes you bury your head in the sand and pray that the problem will miraculously disappear. This is especially true in college.

The Imposter Syndrome: A Clue To Why People Stop Living Long Before They Die

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Have you ever wondered why your achievements in life reached a plateau when they did - how you were on the path of your dream before something got in the way and stopped the surge?