How to Answer Your Critics

They WILL come knocking, so decide now how you’ll handle them.

So, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, Now What?

Exploring imagination, triggers, criticism and habit, Paulette Bibeau discovers the power of thought to affect her relationship.

Don’t Let Your Negative Circumstances Define Your Worth

No matter what life throws at you, or what others may say, you are valuable.

3 Steps to Hearing Criticism

We can’t grow without feedback, but there are helpful and hurtful ways to criticize. Trish Everett helps us understand the difference.

How Male Voices of the Past Spoke to My Hard-to-Reach Boys

These underachieving teenage boys were desperate for good male role models in their lives—and I certainly didn’t fit the bill as a woman.

The Protestant Work-Ethic Aesthetic

John Faithful Hamer on an unsatisfying criticism of Jackson Pollack.

4 Ways to Create Kindness With Your Partner – Before the Criticism Leads to Divorce

Kindness is essential. Kindness is the building block of empathy and understanding — of not taking everything so personally. How do we think that we can voice contempt for our partner, and have a good relationship?

This Guy Really Hates Me: A Guide to Handling Criticism

If isn’t meant to be helpful, then learn from it. If it’s meant to be hurtful, try not to take it to heart.

Why Having an Opinion Isn’t the Same as Thinking

Does the sheep really care that the lion doesn’t care about his opinion, and other challenges you’ve probably never considered.

Ignoring Your Inner Critic

What does your inner critic say to you? Does it whisper sarcastic compliments or does it scream insults? As a writer, I have both fans and critics. It’s expected and accepted. What many writers deal with, however, is something a bit different. It’s an internal critic who is often ruthless and harsh. Imagine if all of […]

How to Empower Yourself and Make Others Accountable

Trying to get something done? Learn how to ask the right questions.

The Four Reasons Relationships Fail

Did you just break up with someone? Chances are, it’s for one (or more) of these four reasons cited by emotional intelligence expert Dr. Travis Bradberry.

Criticism vs. Constructive Feedback: The Art of Empowerment and Affirmation

Ross Rosenberg makes the critical distinction between damaging criticism and constructive input.

It Is Not the Critic Who Counts

We all fear being criticized, even ostracized, by others. Three questions to help you stay true to yourself in the face of that fear.

A Dad Shares His Most Shameful Judgments, Without Shame

Stephen Hurley loves to judge people. He shares a few of his favorites.

A Man’s Guide to Dealing with Criticism

5 surefire ways to make criticism work in your favor.