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Telling the Truth

Honesty Still Exists, Even at the Auto Shop

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy
Michelle Kennedy

Things I generally lie about are: my weight on my driver's license and how long it will take for me to get somewhere when I am already late. For some reason, even when I know I need another thirty minutes, I say it will only take fifteen.

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 ...

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

Pin-Dropping Profundity With a Pixie Face

Lisa Guest | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

I didn't want to have children. I knew it from a young age. I've written about this many times. In September 2012 I met a 1-month-old preemie. When I ...

One Thing I'll Never Be Able To Give My Daughters -- And What I Can Do Instead

Alexis Castellano | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Alexis Castellano

My daughters are still so young. Their greatest concerns are about wearing a dress with tights to school vs. leggings and a sparkly shirt. They'd like to string beads on a necklace, but they can't decide between pink and purple or green and blue. Please, can I just press pause?

How A Mother's Shame Can Morph Over Time

Jane Isay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Jane Isay

As I walked out of my mother's room in Mt. Sinai hospital that summer day in 1982, I ran into my cousin, who was a surgical resident on her floor. My mother was recovering from the second surgery in six months. The cancer could not be stopped.

Why We Should Tell the Truth (Even When It's Risky)

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

All friendships have limitations and boundaries, some more extreme than others. We can and do choose to happily reside within such limitations. When we are honest about what we need, the response forces us to look at the truth of the friendship, its limitlessness as well as its limits.

‘Half-Truths' That Are Holding You Back

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Being polite often means not communicating how we really feel. We swallow the truth to keep our jobs, our friends and to maintain the peace in the family. It's likely better that way, but when it comes to figuring out next career and life moves, half-truths will keep you stuck.

Why Do I Keep Turning Down Money From God?

Al DeLuise | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I'm not perfect (shocking) and I have to admit there was that split-second I thought about sweeping the money off the counter and into my pocket -- there was no one there to stop me.

If It Ain't Broke, Fix it

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics
Master Charles Cannon

Official spokespersons for the NRA are defending their reversal on supporting background checks for gun purchases because it "is not working." Let's ...

Lance Armstrong: Doped Because He Was Duped

Master Charles Cannon | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Master Charles Cannon

If we refuse to see what Lance did, and what everyone else does who craves the rewards of celebrity adulation, as a reflection of our own misguided longing, then we are the real dopes.

Truth!

Maggie Lyon | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

I cannot in my own good conscience merely write about truth, awakening, supreme peace, or presence. I must live in alignment with my very noble notions. I must personally live out and percuss with my pleas for a more enlightened way of being. In other words, I must walk my talk.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

Telling the truth comes with a sense of freedom because you have nothing to hide. There is a saying: "Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive."

6 Times To Tell The Truth (Even When It's Painful And Ugly)

OWN | Posted 11.09.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Honesty is the best policy. Okay. But honesty at exactly the right moment? An even better, less-likely-to-lose-friends policy. Leig...

Truth Telling: Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

What words are you using to weave your day, your life, second by second? Are they words that create beauty, peace and harmony? Are they offered to support or to suppress? Are they loving and kind?

Do You Unmask the Tooth Fairy?

Dr. G | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

The Tooth Fairy is a game and you owe it to your kid to say, "This is a game." I know that some parents feel that would crush the beautiful, innocent soul of their believer. I say two things.

Letting Go Of Lies: The Unbearable Beauty Of The Truth

Lisa Solod | Posted 12.25.2011 | Fifty
Lisa Solod

Telling the truth, like any act of courage, is a risk. But it is a risk that I am more than glad to take. We get very little time on this earth and to waste it either telling lies or believing in them is a terrible shame.

Me, Kirk, Blumenthal, Palin and Pinocchio: Lying or not?

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

We have to somehow learn on our own how to identify the lies for what they are and what they intend, and decide which are acceptable.

We Teach Best What We Most Need to Learn

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As I've been making my way through my feelings of remorse, embarrassment, and confusion - I've been thinking a lot about the well-known saying, "We teach best what we most need to learn.