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Have You Heard About The 'Fat Letters'?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Mothers are the most important and most powerful people in the world related to solving our childhood obesity epidemic. The only way an obese child can change is if the home and family changes, and that will only happen when mom says it will.

Popcorn Preview: Liv & Ingmar

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Liv & Ingmar (2013) Cast inclues: Liv Ullmann (Persona, Shame, Cries & Whispers), Ingmar Bergman (Wild Strawberries) Writer/Director: Dheeraj Ak...

How To Turn Your Shame Into A Vehicle For Transformation (VIDEO)

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Shame can be one of the most debilitating emotions -- but it can also open up opportunities for growth and transformation. This Is Your Life, Not ...

'Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, Have You Any Wool?' No, but I Have Some Shame

Michael Rohrer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I have so convinced myself that my parents are disappointed in me for being gay that I keep pushing them to confirm my suspicions. I seem unable to accept that they aren't disappointed in me or ashamed of me. You know what that might mean? That I'm disappointed in me.

James Franco Slams Hit Film For Its Depiction Of Sex Addiction And Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

James Franco took a moment during his contribution to VICE this week, which mainly focuses on hit film "12 Years A Slave," to slam another film, 2011'...

What Is Shame? How Does It Color Your World?

David Bedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Shame has been called the "master emotion" because so much of our experience is filtered through this lens. In addition, it warps and confounds our understanding of ourselves and others in a way that makes sustainable resolutions extremely difficult if not impossible.

14 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of Control

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living

If you've ever cried about getting a B+ or ending up in second place, there's a good chance you're a perfectionist. As a culture, we tend to rewar...

What Facebook Doesn't Tell Us

An Bourmanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
An Bourmanne

Sometimes we wanna do something we really wanna do. Something we really believe in. Something we really care about.

Are We Shaming Ourselves or Loving Ourselves?

David Bedrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

A love-based perspective proceeds as if what people do or feel is an expression of a profound and deep intelligence -- trying to make changes can only occur when this intelligence is discovered and supported.

This Emotion Is Weighing You Down. Here's What You Need To Know About It.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology, was obsessed with guilt. In his psychological framework, the painful emotion (a tension between the su...

Is Do-it-yourself Faith Dangerous to Your Soul?

Jacob Weber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jacob Weber

Take Madonna's Kabbalah study. Most folks see the pop icon's immersion in this obscure wing of Jewish mysticism as another narcissistic celebrity accoutrement, like Paris Hilton's dog or Angelina Jolie's children. But hold up: Could this judgement stem from our own spiritual insecurity?

Shame Excavation: Unearthing Toxic Shame

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Shame survives in the darkest recesses of one's insecure, self-loathing and self-doubting mind. Shame needs fear and negativity to survive. These "dark" forces are no match for the "light" of love, acceptance, self-respect and, most of all, courage.

'The Role Of Mirrors In My Weight Loss'

Cooking Light | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

Because being overweight is associated in our culture with failure -- moral failure, failure of will, failure to comply with social norms -- it's a matter of some shame for many. Me, too.

Unpack Your Bags -- Guilt Trip's Over

Terri Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Go back to what it what like growing up -- both in and outside the home. Think about school, social life, etc. Even in your young adult life and into adulthood, what were experiences that happened to invoke these emotions? Why?

Body Language in Sports

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Vanessa Van Edwards

Being able to read body language is an essential skill for athletes who need to think quickly on the field or court. What are some of the body language cues in sports?

Mike Ryan

How To Direct The Best Movie Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen is known for not suffering fools. The second-biggest story to come out of this year's Toronto International Film Festival concerning McQ...

3 Steps To Break The Cycle Of Shame

OWN | Posted 10.08.2013 | OWN

Shame is such a powerful emotion that it can literally overcome us. For more than a decade, Dr. Brené Brown has been researching how shame and vulner...

Public Humiliation Is The Same As Bullying

Nile Cappello | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Nile Cappello

I come from a generation -- and more specifically, a family -- for which this "parenting method' is unheard of. I put "parenting method" in quotations because what these parents are doing isn't parenting at all. It's bullying.

Shame Less

Dr. Darcy Sterling | Posted 12.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darcy Sterling

Shame is a gag. It is an internal mechanism of oppression. It relies on secrecy to exist, and so it quite literally shames its victims into keeping quiet.

The Two Faces of Shame

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Shaming punishments -- sometimes called Scarlet Letter sentences -- are making something of a comeback in recent years, raising not only legal but psychological questions as well, most notably: Do they work?

WATCH: What Oprah Learned From Her First TV Blooper

OWN | Posted 09.21.2013 | OWN

Oprah loved her first job in television, but she says she had a lot to learn in the early years of her career. Though she made mistakes, she tells sha...

Bullying, Mobbing and the Role of Shame

Janice Harper | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Janice Harper

If the goal of opposing workplace bullying is indeed to promote more humane workplace environments, decrease workplace aggression, and reduce the potential for workplace violence, shaming targets or shaming bullies is counterproductive.

No More Whispering: Talking Openly About Infertility

Tracey Cleantis | Posted 11.13.2013 | Women
Tracey Cleantis

I refuse, like Aisha, to carry my childlessness in me like a shameful secret. I want to share my story and help others learn that they aren't alone.

3 Lies That Bind Us to Guilt and Shame

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

Guilt and shame are tricky feelings that cause so much unnecessary suffering. Nearly identical in the way they work within us, guilt and shame generally form a single complex.

Trying to Lose Weight? Satisfy Your 'Real' Hungers

David Bedrick | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

The experience of tens of thousands of dieters shows that despite all the negatives that get heaped on people who are heavy or obese -- health problems, inner criticism and shame, outer criticism and prejudice -- the hungers that drive people to eat are even more powerful.