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Making Decisions

The Hardest Kind Of Negotiation Is With Yourself

Posted 12.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Negotiating is always tough, but it is perhaps hardest when you're negotiating with yourself. That familiar feeling of an internal wrestling match ...

WATCH: Why You Should Visit Your Doctor With 'Suitable Skepticism'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living

When you come face to face with a medical diagnosis, one of the biggest challenges is combing through the research and making an informed decision. Bu...

The Enlightenment That Comes From a Burning Bridge

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

When I did manage to finally light the match, it was because of a simple realization: Eventually everything must come to an end. It wasn't easy to admit that something I put a lot of myself into was over, but at least I could stop spending time and energy trying to resuscitate it.

7 Steps To Making Better Decisions

Posted 10.22.2013 | OWN

By Catherine Price I felt like punching Benjamin Moore in the face. My husband and I had just moved across the country, and after a flurry of b...

Think or Act? A Deep Thinker's Dilemma

Ryan McKeever | Posted 12.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryan McKeever

It's okay to be comfortable with the unknown or not perfect. Too much ambiguity is a cause for thinking. But ambiguity on small matters will hinder you.

Decision-Making Strategies Of The Uber-Successful

Posted 07.10.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott For any one of the 70 decisions you make daily (especially the biggies), these eight research-backed strategies take you way beyond...

Choices in Life

James Van Praagh | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living
James Van Praagh

Before making any major choice in life, I gift myself with time to sit and contemplate. I bring myself into a meditative state and bring myself into the stillness of the silence.

Under-Think Your Way to Success

Marcia Wieder | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Marcia Wieder

Most of us have, at one time or another, been guilty of over-thinking a decision; painstakingly evaluating every detail and outcome until we were so confused and overwhelmed, we did nothing.

Are You Trying to Make the Wrong Decision?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Worrying about decisions you don't have to make yet creates an anxiety-producing talk track in your head. It impedes your performance because it distracts you from being fully present and it has a chilling effect on others.

How To Ensure That Decision Is A Good One

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

We make a thousand choices a day, each one a bargain in which the brain weighs expected benefits against expected costs. Therefore, it's important to make good bargains, good choices, in which the real benefits are greater than the real costs.

This Will Help You Make Better Descisions

Raul Valdes-Perez | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Raul Valdes-Perez

Every day, both in life and at work, people make wrong decisions that could have been avoided. Or they make right decisions, but lack the confidence that lets them do away with stress and proceed with vigor. Are these inalterable facts of life, or is there a remedy?

The Many Choices

Christine Eilvig | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Decisions and choices give momentum and then we are rolling. From there, energy can move and things can land. The choice is ours. We can't do anything wrong, and we can always make new choices. Things are rarely so serious and final as they seem.

Four Ways to Sway Others

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Small Business
Kare Anderson

In a world of increasing complexity and choice, we can feel stressed when the best choice is not obvious, nor simple. We either don't make a choice or, if we do, it takes longer and we are less satisfied with our choice.

3 Essential Choices That Reduce Stress

Jon Wortmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

You can't avoid the 171 varieties of cheese at the grocery store, complex work situations, or the challenges of raising a family. What you can choose to do each day is only put yourself in situations where the stress is worth it.

5 Signs That You're Making The Right Decision

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.21.2013 | Teen

When it comes to making big decisions -- "Should we break up or be together?" "Should I go into debt to attend a private college?" -- you might find y...

3 Ways To Discover What’s Next (WATCH)

Sura | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

One of our greatest gifts is our power of choice. But what happens when we don't know what to do?

Northeastern University's Fight or Flight Decision

George Bradt | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
George Bradt

Fight or flight choices are about survival. Knowing when it's best to make a tactical retreat and when it's time to fight is baked into our genes.

Finding Yourself and Your Pants

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

It's important to not second guess the choices we make once we're submerged in different circumstances. Situations change, and we forget the tiny details that solidified our ultimate resolutions.

Lingering On A Decision Breeds More Indecision

| Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living

By Christie Nicholson (Click here for the original article and podcast) What's more important, a decision with life-long consequences, like gettin...

Why Thinking Isn't Always Good

Lisa Haisha | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

It's a good idea to think things through, especially for major decisions. But sometimes people over-think a situation, even when the decision is relat...

Do You Fall Into This Happiness Trap?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

It's very easy to fall into the happiness trap of false choices -- of thinking you can either do X or Y, and that's the choice you have to make.

Do You Have Trouble Making Decisions?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Making decisions can be difficult, but we make it especially hard when we try to decide from our mind, rather than from our inner experience. The arrogant mind often thinks it can figure out the "right" answer.

When Can Making Medical Decisions Be Hazardous To Your Health?

Matthew D. Erlich, M.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew D. Erlich, M.D.

A doctor's decision-making abilities may be related to the time of day. Making decisions seems highly affected by what social psychologists call "decision fatigue."

When Tough Decisions Cause Grief

Susan Morales, M.S.W. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Morales, M.S.W.

When we make a choice, especially a difficult one, there is a loss, no matter which decision we make. Grieving is painful, and some of us avoid it to our own detriment. I call this the "Trade-off Dilemma."

Why You're Not Really Making Your Decisions Yourself

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 08.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

Most people think they discuss, debate or figure out the best action to take and then they take it. Well, it's not quite that simple.