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Judging Others

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

I Refused to Get Off the StairMaster

Tony Posnanski | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I have no problem proving people wrong. I am glad I was able to today.

My Response to Dear Abby on an Overweight Woman

Tony Posnanski | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Dear Abby, Yesterday a woman wrote to you asking advice about wearing a bikini. She was a plus-sized woman (about 60 or 70 pounds overweight), who wore a one piece bathing suit in public and a bikini top/shorts at home. You responded, and you did something that bothered me.

Women Need To Stop Blaming Other Women

Geraldine Estevez | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Geraldine Estevez

The perception men have of women is skewed, but the perception women have of each other, I dare say, is even worse.

So What's 'New' About the New Testament?

Neal Wooten | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

Believe it or not, the answer can be summed up in one word. Unfortunately it is the most misunderstood word in the English language. It is simultaneously the most fragile and the most enduring trait of human nature.

Why I Don't Judge The 'Pretty Girls' At The Gym Anymore

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

I realized that I have been judged my whole life, and what I did was wrong. She had nothing to do with people calling me fat, stupid and lazy. I did by not standing up for myself.

Would Your Parenting Pass the Scrutiny of a Video Camera?

Nicole Dash | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Nicole Dash

Should we be forced to parent as if we're on reality TV? Should our decisions and protectiveness of our children come down to what others will think or do, rather than what makes sense for our family or our child?

Can We Stop Judging Each Other When Our Tots Play With Tablets?

Today's Mama | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

I think the best thing any good parent can do is be aware of the research and the opinions of experts and use their best judgment. Just try not to pass that judgment onto anyone else.

Two Strangers on a Plane

Robin Korth | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It was late afternoon in Portland, Oregon -- around 4 o'clock. For me, it was closer to 7 p.m., as I had been flying all day from the East Coast of ...

Want To Kill A Conversation? Ask Someone What They Do

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

When you're introduced to someone for the first time, after you shake hands and exchange names, what's the first thing you ask? More likely than not, ...

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...

Judgment Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

So I was at a party and an old acquaintance came up to me and we were talking. He said something to the effect of "Nice party" and then dropped this...

Everyone Has a Story...

Linda Robertson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Linda Robertson

When our four kids were growing up, I often reminded them that everyone has a story. I would tell them that no matter how grumpy, annoying or unkempt someone may be, there is always a story behind it. I reminded them to give people the benefit of the doubt.

The Many Faces of Judgment

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I've always believed that I am one of the least judgmental people to exist on this planet; I'd swear to it in a court of law. But alas, during a day at the beach last week with my best friends and their significant others, I saw myself in a different light.

The Mommy War Industrial Complex

Kim Siegal | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Kim Siegal

Apparently, we are fighting over everything. It starts pretty much right away when we are at our most vulnerable. Most neurotic. Most pregnant.

Jealousy, Judgment and Motherhood

Francesca Kaplan Grossman | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Francesca Kaplan Grossman

I find myself a little bit jealous of other women a lot of the time. When they are a little more together, a little more successful -- in their jobs, in wrangling their children, in their wrap dress -- than I am.

Why Judging by Appearance Can Be Harmful

Raymond Torres | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

Instead of making hasty and inconclusive judgments about the nature of our experience, wouldn't it benefit us to suspend judgments until we have measured and analyzed the underlying nature of the phenomena before us?

A Judgmental Jerk

Misha Lyuve | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Misha Lyuve

The lake seemed so big and mysterious when I stood right in front of the water. But from the top of the mountain, it felt innocent and easy to embrace; tucked, like a child, between the woods.

Try It: Train Your Brain To Judge Less

Kripalu | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

I've learned that the less I think my thoughts define who I am, the more I expand into the truth of my being. As I unstick me from my thoughts -- which is sometimes tender-painful, like peeling bare thighs off a hot seat in summer -- then the mean-girl stuff just floats away.

What A Bill Murray Monologue Taught Me About Parenting

Jenn Horton | Posted 12.08.2012 | Parents
Jenn Horton

I'll mess up. My kids will too. And thank God for that, because how else will we learn?

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?

Past Moi Hates Current Moi: When Judging Parents Blows Up In Your Face

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 06.10.2012 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Suddenly, right there on that episode of Supernanny, I was watching a scene that played out nightly in my house. I was aghast. How could I be watching a reflection of my own life on the show I watch to confirm I'm an amazing parent?

Why You Should Stop Making Snap Judgments

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Snap judgments are a form of positional thinking -- right/wrong, good/bad, desirable/undesirable. Energetically, each time we make one of these judgments, we are either accepting or rejecting someone or something.

Do You Judge?

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

Why is she so thin? She must be devastated over her marriage. Is she on drugs? Everyone seems to have a question or comment when someone famous is going through a rough patch. It is so easy to assume or come to a conclusion on what the story is.

My Prayer: Who I Want To Be

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

May my words and actions remind us both that not only are you enough, but so am I. And so is this world. There is enough joy for both of us.