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Judgement

No Labels Please

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I think we need to understand that beneath the different skin colors, hair colors, languages, body sizes, shapes and our thoughts, we are all made the same way. Why, as humans, do we put a label on someone and assume that the person we are labeling is just that?

Who Is Chafing Your Chaps?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Projection always hides a feeling you don't want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you insist is present in another person, you will find...

On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

Daniel Leighton | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as I write this.

The Grown Woman Series: Defining Womanhood

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The only reason we perpetuate these restrictions is to bring some sense of order to our own worlds. We enjoy the comfort of categorizing people. Grown women make decisions for themselves -- not for other women nor based on other women.

Having Confidence Is Not As Hard As You Think

Christine Hassler | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Christine Hassler

The instant you stop judging yourself and stop looking for all of the ways you should be more, better or different you will experience confidence. You do not feel confident because you are not accepting yourself fully for who you are.

Real Housewives: Stay the Course or Create a New One?

Desiree Michael | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Desiree Michael

HuffPost blogger Rachel M. Martin recently asked, "when did making fun of each other become OK?" Unfortunately, it seems that it became OK when Hollyw...

The Catastrophe of 'No Judgment'

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.18.2014 | 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.

The One Thing Turning 40 Brought Me

Amanda Magee | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Amanda Magee

I want to go toward happy. I think that a lot of us do, but for whatever reason we get tripped up in what we're supposed to do. How we're supposed to look. What people think.

Salad Shame

Alexandra Silver-Fagan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Silver-Fagan

I certainly know that my choice is my own, but the act of eating is social and thus the choices we make have become social topics. What upsets me the most however, is the fact that most people believe eating healthy translates to being uptight and/or mentally sick is preposterous.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Understanding How the World Lives One Answer at a Time

Juan Vasquez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Juan Vasquez

From that single exchange I learned how useless it is to judge others based on: appearance, personality, experiences, residence and more. Every single person has something to teach others, and more importantly, every single person sees life through a different lens.

The Devastating Truth About How We Judge Other People

OWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | OWN

Dr. Brené Brown, a professor who's spent the past decade studying vulnerability, says you may be judging people without even realizing it. To prove h...

The Thing I Do Regularly That You're 'Not Supposed to Do'

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

No matter how small or little your progress is, you absolutely must acknowledge all of it. Celebrating the little wins, accomplishments, shifts and gains is so important to building a life you love.

Blurring My Own Lines

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Religion
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

What is lost when religion feels oppressive? A sense of tradition, of existing in a continuum of culture, a community. As someone who loves traditions and community but hates conformity and judgment, I've always struggled with religion.

Slowing Down My Snap Judgments

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2013 | Celebrity
Deirdre Maloney

In the end, we're all just people. And so maybe we all just need to chill out and recognize that the only people who truly know what someone is living with, thinking about, and going through is that person's closest circle, and, ultimately, really just that person alone.

5 Reminders To Be Kinder To Yourself

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Self-criticism leads to negative thought patterns, self-doubt, and anxiety, which in turn can wreak havoc on the heart and the immune system, and prevent us from leading the lives that we truly deserve.

The Price of One Negative Thought

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Positive thinking is a good thing. But without being vigilant about the power of negative thinking, all the good thoughts in the world will not defeat negativity if you give it space to flourish.

When Good Parents Grow Ugly

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Who says that the second we have kids, we're supposed to behave like saints, suddenly free of the baggage we've carried around for years? I personally wish someone had pulled me aside at a young age and explained that parents are just trying to find their way as they go.

It's REDBOOK's No-Judgement Day! And While We're at it, Let's Ease Up on the 'Friendly' Advice

Jill Herzig | Posted 01.30.2013 | Parents
Jill Herzig

I've discovered that friendly advice can sometimes make a small problem look enormous, and a decent mother feel like a bungler.

I'm Not 12 Years Old, But Thanks For Asking...

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

So, next time you meet someone new, remember to be aware of your actions and aware of how said actions can impact others.

Yoga's Dark Side

Erin Motz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Motz

There's a giant pink elephant on the yoga mat, and I'm just gonna come out and say it. How come when I go to any new-to-me yoga studio, or hang out with a group of "yoga people," I feel more judged there than anywhere else?

How We Judge: The Observer Vs. The Ego

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Hanaan Rosenthal

Judgment has become known as one of the top spiritual sins one can commit. No doubt, judgmental statements that serve no purpose do drag us down. But when you think about it, how much of what we say is not judgmental?

Who Are You To Judge ME? (Maybe, Someone Who Cares)

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

It might well be time to rethink our outlook toward judging and being judged. Particularly in the Church, the mistaken attitude that we have no business judging other believers is so pervasive today that I think it's time to re-consider what it really means.

The Real Reasons We Judge Other Moms

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Why do parents, in particular mothers, judge each other so frequently and harshly? In order to help turn my own behavior, I decided to delve more closely into why mothers criticize, instead of support each other.

3 Steps To Accepting Negative Judgment

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 09.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

This week's vlog is about accepting and releasing those who harm us. When we feel attacked or judged by others our immediate response is to attack back. This never works.