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Judgment

How to Be Less Judgmental

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

By not assuming that your initial thought about something is truth, it allows you to consider potential alternatives that explain an appearance or behavior. Therefore, you should give people the benefit of the doubt.

Three Big Steps to Illuminating the Real You

Panache Desai | Posted 07.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Looking to the outside world and seeking the approval of others does not bring authenticity, but discovering your soul's truest expression certainly will. Here are three steps to honor your unique gifts, ignite your soul signature, and illuminate the real you.

How Stereotypes Take Shape

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

Unfair and offensive as they may be, stereotypes are ubiquitous. Logic tells us it’s ludicrous to label all, or most, members of a particular ethnic...

Being Mindful of 'Good' Judgment

Jennifer Howd | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

"We don't really think about this much, but judgments can come in the form of praise, as well..." Cue needle scratch/time freeze moment.

What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

Coming from someone who spent the better part of my 21 years trying to be someone I wasn't, I can without a doubt say that the day I stopped caring was the day that everything began to fall into place. Here are the beautiful things that happen when you stop apologizing for who you are.

Healing Vigilante: 3 Quick Steps to Get Out of the C.A.J.E (Criticism, Assumption, Judgment and Evaluation)

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Funnel that inner dialogue into simply what is happening in the moment -- no criticism, assumption, judgment, or evaluation.

Virtuous Cycles: Night Owls and Early Birds

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists are very interested in "chronotypes" -- a jargony label for early birds and night owls. Now, it appears, our sleep and waking habits may actually shape our character, influencing our very judgments of right and wrong.

Armchair Analysis: Was Your Relationship 'Good' Enough to Warrant So Much Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

If you're wrestling with what to share or not share about your relationship, here's what you should know: The reality is, everyone has imperfect relationships.

Empathy: The Missing Link Between Parents and Childfrees

Keesha Beckford | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Keesha Beckford

Let's get something straight: My complaining about my corner of motherhood is not an invitation to be patronized or blamed from my parenting choices. It does not signify a lack of love for my children, or that I am delusional about either the big picture or the minutiae of parenting.

What Parents Really Need To Hear From Each Other

Dina L. Relles | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

If you just take a moment, you can put yourself in my shoes. We're all mothers, and we can do that for each other. At least that. We can relate.

Letter to 10-Year-Old Self: Don't Get Rid of Wonder Woman Underwear

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

Put on your Wonder Woman underwear, even if they don't fit, and vow to keep them forever. Wear them in times of difficulty. Hold on to your 10-year-old self and feel the wonder that is in you and be the wonderful that you are. You are and will forever be a Wonder Woman.

To Be or Not to Be Judgmental -- That Is the Question

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We will need to remain aware of the status of our self-esteem as well as holding compassion for others and ourselves. We can then find our way out of the knots of hierarchy, honoring of our uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.

The Psychology of a Memorable Lunch

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Our choices have implications, not only for how much we enjoy lunch today, but also for longer term goals like fitness and health. But how do we choose? What are the basic cognitive processes that lead from initial hunger pang to this soup or that sandwich?

23 Things I Have Learned As A Little Person

Mathew Myers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Mathew Myers

I learned to have a thicker skin. I have learned how to tell the difference between innocent curiosity and a person who is intentionally being disrespectful. I have learned that every person and every day is beautifully different.

F*ck Judgment

Sarah Fader | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

Parenting is stressful enough as it is. So do us all a favor and can the judgment. We're all in this together, y'all.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.

Cancer or Not, When Did Making Fun of Each Other Become OK?

Rachel M. Martin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Rachel M. Martin

You and I and all the women have this opportunity right here, right now to look at the women in the room with you at work or at preschool or at church or at Target or in the parking lot waiting for kids to leave school and you have the opportunity to not judge, but rather to love.

How I Finally Learned to Stop Judging Myself

Denise Ullem | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Denise Ullem

Each time I come to my mat I am amazed at how long it takes me to join my physical body in the present. And once I am fully present in that stark yoga studio, tears often come.

Mrs. McJudgerson At The Mall

Julie Cole | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

We mamas have to stick together and commit to not letting the Mrs. Judgy McJudgersons' voices silence ours. We will continue to take our kids on outings and refuse to listen to any parenting poison.

The Damaging Way Women Respond To Distress

OWN | Posted 02.25.2014 | OWN

"My stomach looks so bulky." "My job is stupid." "I'll probably never find someone." We frequently hear people verbalize these types of self-critiq...

When Barbie Meets Real World

Ko Im | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Ko Im

Mattel stirred controversy because Barbie got a photo shoot and spread in the latest swimsuit issue for Sports Illustrated. (Who wouldn't want to change places with her or a tan, globe-trekking supermodel for a day?!)

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 ...

Premature Opinionation and Three Considerations on How to Deal With It

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Misha Lyuve

The humanly natural process of creating opinions, even premature ones, would be merely entertaining, if we didn't relate to our opinions as the truth. Imagine what kind of a mess we end up in when this happens.

Little Authoritarians: The Closing of Young Minds

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

The scientists predicted that children of parents high in authoritarianism would be more sensitive to cues of conventionality -- that is, that they would be more trusting of unfamiliar adults who appeared to respect conventions. And that's just what they found.

The Non-Christians' Favorite Bible Verse

Rick McDaniel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

The recent Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty controversy brought it up again. Bill O'Reilly quoted it on Fox News; Don Lemon quoted it on CNN. The favorite...