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Forgiving My Alcoholic Father: Better Late Than Never

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Forty-plus years of resentment and hatred toward my father, and it all disappeared in what my wife described as "a God moment." I always thought my dad would die and I would feel the resentment and hatred until the day I died. But that all changed in a few seconds when I told my dad I loved him -- and actually meant it.

6 Helpful Tips For Those Looking to Move To Hawaii (Part 2)

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 09.19.2014 | Hawaii
Kimanzi Constable

Moving here was one of the hardest things our family has ever experienced. We did a lot of research before moving here, but what we found is that a lot of the information was dated.

Your Highest and Best Self

Megan McDonough | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Living your highest and best self requires two related states: being completely grounded in your authentic self, and stretching out beyond that place ...

The Problem With Work

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Prevost

The happiest people I know intensely and relentlessly bring their full self to many activities. Although sometimes manic and stressful, they are really good at maneuvering between different circumstances with enthusiasm.

6 Lessons Moving to Hawaii Taught Me About Life

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

Stop waiting for permission to live the life you want to live. You have the power inside you to make whatever change you want to make.

How To Overcome Regret

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

What hurts more than those pangs of regret? It's one of the worst feelings in the world, right? But I've got a surprise for you — regret can be a...

10 Healing Mantras For When You Need A Pick-Me-Up

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Kaiser

Your soul knows the best way for you to heal. Part of removing the pain is to allow yourself to listen to the grief and move through it with attention.

7 Things You Should Be Doing In Order To Live Without Regret

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

I can tell you from personal experience that chasing your dreams is hard work. There are many ups and downs. There are many days when you want to quit. The best thing you can do is to take it one day at a time. Instead of focusing on the big changes you want to make, focus on waking up and doing what you have to do that day. You'll look up after a while and realize you're there.

Why Men Should Wholeheartedly Embrace Baldness

Dan Levitz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Dan Levitz

I'm pretty bald and I like it. I would never have said that twenty years ago when the shocking exodus of follicles began: unrelenting, unsentimental and with a cold hasty finality.

My Failed Attempt at a Summer Romance

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

We sat on the edge of Berehaven harbor, a fishing port on the southwestern coast of Ireland. Looking out into the misty water as a light drizzle began to fall onto empty boats, I wanted Charlie to kiss me even though I had a boyfriend back home.

90 Percent Of People Say They Have A Major Regret. Here's How To Move Past It

Happify | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Regret: It's one of those things that we all experience, much to our universal chagrin. But while regret certainly has its downsides, it can go far in...

Why Time Seems To Speed Up As We Get Older

iDoneThis Blog | Janet Choi | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

One unnerving aspect of getting older is how life seems to start speeding up. Feeling that whoosh as time rushes past you can be disheartening as you ...

Life Happens Fast

Stacey James | Posted 08.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Stacey James

Not often enough do we take the time to stop. Always going, going and going, it seems so much harder then it should be to just STOP! Life happens fa...

Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Regret Bad Choices

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

Just as humans lament not pursuing a lover or bemoan having eaten that extra slice of chocolate cake, rats may experience feelings of regret, too, ne...

If I Could Do My Marriage Over Again, This Is What I'd Do

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Divorce
Karen Ann Kennedy

If you're really contemplating divorce, take the time to think about all the consequences. Think about how your partner will feel, and how you will feel. Think about what you're leaving behind and ask yourself the tough questions, like, "Is it worth it?"

The One Selfish Thing Each Busy Mom Should Do Now to Have No Regrets Next Year

Kat Bern | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Kat Bern

Think of the first step you would have to take for your dream to come true and then do it! Putting your dream on the to-do list will actually ensure that you are not going to forget about it or put it on the back burner.

The No. 1 Key to Living and Dying Well

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

As long as we live, it is never too late to be ourselves and to make peace with our choices and the people in our life (past or present). So, if you want to live and die really well, befriend, honor, and love yourself madly and deeply.

10 Ways You Definitely Screwed Up As A Parent

Chris Routly | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

These are the things that should keep you up at night with worry about how you -- yes, YOU! -- broke your child. Or at the very least, made your job a heck of a lot harder.

How Guilt Plays Tricks On Your Mind

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Recent studies demonstrate that guilt is more of a trickster than we realized. Guilt influences our unconscious as well as our conscious minds. The ways in which it does so are quite surprising.

Regret and Her Horrible Twin, Guilt: A Parable about a Hidden Force that May Be Keeping You Stuck

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

While there's always room for improvement, toddlers fall down many times before becoming proficient at walking. They may cry but they don't feel ashamed. Instead they get up, make adjustments, and try again.

6 Quick Tips To Get the Most Out Of Your Life Before You Die

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Brian Hanley

The fact is, in 2014, with the world becoming hotter, flatter, and rapidly more crowded, we're caught inescapably in a crippling blizzard of choices. And the problem is, we don't even know what we want anymore.

The Only Resolution

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Nayia Moysidis

This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.

The Future Is Now

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

The problem is that we all look at people in their pivotal moments and wish or dream of being in the same position. But we lack the experience to understand that these moments do not just appear.

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

The Upside of Starting Your Career in a Recession

Adam Grant | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.