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Making Mistakes

The Key To Imperfect Parenting

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We're not superhuman or infallible. And our kids will wear us down and find this out. When we've got nothing left, they will ask for one more story. While we're having sex for the first time in seven weeks, they will wake up and call for a glass of water. And they will call us on our hypocrisies.

There Are No Mistakes... Really?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

Do you ever make stupid mistakes that make you wish you had an undo button for your life? Things that make you cringe when you realize what you did? ...

The Right Way To Learn From Your Mistakes

Posted 02.07.2014 | OWN

We all make mistakes, but new research shows there's a right way to deal with them. By Bonnie Tsui I can remember, with aching clarity, some...

Don't Focus On The Mistakes. From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it come to bouncing back after making mistakes both on an off the ice, Olympic Gold MedalistScott Hamilton had some great advice to share. Sc...

Don't Sell The Mistake, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has a wonderful mantra we can all live by: “Don’t sell the mistake!” “Sometimes the hardest things in ...

Martha Stewart's Big Regret (VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2013 | MarloThomas

After all that she's accomplished, what's Martha Stewart's biggest regret? "I would say that I didn't have enough children," Martha says. "I have o...

5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Posted 10.25.2013 | OWN

By Amity Gaige A few key things to avoid in life, by the author of Schroder: A Novel. Mistake #1: Accepting crisis as your M.O. I have an o...

What Sin REALLY Is (The Human Propensity to F**k Things Up)

Francis Spufford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Francis Spufford

It's our active inclination to break stuff -- 'stuff' here including moods, promises, relationships we care about and our own wellbeing and other people's, as well as material objects whose high gloss positively seems to invite a big fat scratch.

How To Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

Posted 09.19.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman finds out a new way to fix our mental glitches with the help of Sendhil Mullainathan, the co-author of the n...

How To Make Fewer Mistakes (And Get The Most Out Of The Inevitable Ones)

Nell Minow | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

I'm something of a professional when it comes to mistakes. I believe mistakes can be our best teachers. Here is some of what they have taught me.

Confessions of My Imperfections as a Health Coach

Robin Hoffman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

Am I perfect? Not in any way. Do I like to be healthy? Yes. But am I also human and make choices that aren't always wise or the healthiest thing? Absolutely. And maybe, for me, it's time to start sharing more of myself.

Why Seeking Meaning Instead of Pleasure Makes You Happier

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

My greatest failure ended up becoming the best thing that ever happened to me. About one year into my time in the brig, I started learning about mindfulness meditation and immediately noticed an increase in happiness.

How To Conquer Perfectionism

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you find that setting standards too high by trying to do things too perfectly is a source of stress for you? While doing your best is certainly a virtue, perfectionism -- that is, settling for nothing less than perfect -- has a major down side.

'I Love It When You're Wrong'

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

I had hoped that my time in D.C. working on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) would go unnoticed while I took time off to teach in Korea. Google is my enemy, however, and my co-workers had a decent idea of who I am before I even stepped off the plane.

What Is the Worst Thing You've Ever Done to Someone? (WATCH)

Posted 12.30.2012 | MarloThomas

Microphone in hand, I went out and asked the people of New York: What is the worst thing you've ever done to someone? var src_url="http://psh...

Go Ahead, Make a Mistake

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business
Robyn Greenspan

Fear of making a mistake is sometimes the barrier to taking any action, but that also prevents any learning from happening too. And every lesson serves as a building block toward the next success.

Know Your Worth

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

At 18, I thought I knew it all. I had it all, too, except that I didn't know my worth.

The Perfect Mistake

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

We live in an imperfect world. We all know that. We are aware of the imperfections of those around us and they are aware of our imperfections as well. For most of us, our erasers wear out before our pencils do.

Some Mistakes Are Built to Last

Dori Hartley | Posted 11.16.2012 | Arts
Dori Hartley

George Michael's body of work may ascend to the heavens but our unforgiving memory will always make sure he is associated with that which we deemed regrettable. If some mistakes are built to last, we must also believe that some mistakes are built to dissolve.

Overcome Your Fear Of Making Mistakes

PsychCentral.com | Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. | Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Intuitively, we know that perfectionism is unrealistic and restrictive, a tyrant that steals success. In fact, there are many sayings and experts that...

Top 10 Mistakes I Hope my Girls Make

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 09.15.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

Like all parents, I have many hopes and dreams for my girls. I want them to have rich, fulfilling lives. However, I also want them to make mistakes and learn from their missteps.

Practicing With "Mistakes"

Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell

Shame may be so strong that we could tend to not even acknowledge mistakes, or underestimate them. To want the mistake to go away is a not exactly a mistake -- it's just an impossibility.

Making Mistakes

Tim Freke | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Tim Freke

On my spiritual journey I once believed that I could one day perfect "Tim" into some sort of enlightened being who was always at his best. Now it feels to me that the journey is about embracing all that I am.

How Not to Compound a Mistake

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank A. Weil

Mistakes are essential to your growth in life, if you recognize them and correct them. Do not fear them -- you need them.

I'm Sorry... Not!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

One of my New Year's resolutions is to stop saying a "sorry" that's empty, apologize fully when it's appropriate and to do my part to shift our culture of meaningless or non-existent apologies. Anyone else up for that?