The Skill of Self-Forgiveness


Shaky Shergill talks about how he discovered one of the most important practices for emotional well-being.

I Could Have Slept With My Professor


A proposition leaves a young man feeling conflicted, regretful.

Soul Upon Water


The heart of a man is laid out in Carlton Fisher’s visionary poem of death, dreams, and regret. A must-read for anyone who ever ponders missed opportunities.

Why We Have Regret


Why regret eats many of us alive.

“Accept reality & embrace it, don’t wish it was something else”


What Do We Do With Regret

What Do We Do With Regret?

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Leo Babauta talks about why we have regret, how we can get past it, and agrees, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Staying Home


Mike Fiorito dreams of his father, and all he wants to say to him

Why Men Experience Post Orgasm Regret

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Dr. Stephen Petteruti explains the brain science behind the emotional downside of the male refractory period.

Divorced Man Gives Great Advice In Letter About The Importance Of Loving A Woman To The Fullest


A humbled man gives epic advice to other men, on how to really love a wife.

Saying Goodbye: Why it’s Okay to Leave Some People in the Past

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Yael Kaufman on handling the loss of relationships

Looking Back and Letting Go with Safety Not Guaranteed


Safety Not Guaranteed mixes deadpan comedy, love, and scifi to look at how our past can cast a shadow on our present, but only as much as we allow.

What Do You Do If You’ve Wrecked Your Life?

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George Davis once wrecked his life. And he shares what he has learned about the way to climb out of the wreckage.

Gallifrey Falls No More: How Our Greatest Moments are Born from Our Deepest Regrets

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How the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Who taught Anthony Doubek about regret.



Nothing says “sorry” like a fist.

When Being a Parent Makes You a Bad Person

World of Hurt

Michael Noll had to learn—the hard way—that raising children comes with the risk and the temptation of becoming a bad person.

It’s a Saturday, and Your Granny is Dying


“Your dad sent you an e-mail asking if you had photos for the DVD they’ll play at the funeral; your aunt has asked you to go ahead and write her obituary. You don’t write it yet. You are absolutely incapable of writing about her in past tense.”