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How to Handle Negative Comments

Recently Ive faced negative comments on my social media feed. While my immediate response was to forgive and delete, in time my ego got the best of me. I found myself stuck in the discomfort of negativity and personal attacks from people Id never met. I felt sad, hurt, and worst of all, defensive. But rather than lace up my boxing gloves, I chose to find the lesson in the Internet backlash. I called on a message from A Course in Miracles:In my defenselessness my safety lies. In this video I share my experience and the spiritual solutions I used for handling negative comments.

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Gabby Bernstein

Featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as "a new role model," motivational speaker, life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation spiritual seekers, Gabrielle is a #1 bestselling author of the book Add More ~ing to Your Life A hip guide to happiness, and Spirit Junkie, A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles. In 2008 she launched her social networking site HerFuture.com for young women to find mentors. HerFuture's growing community exceeds 12,000 members.

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2:04AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Thank you :)

11:23AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

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10:38AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

I have deleted all the negativity in my life

1:50PM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Thank you Gabby, for Sharing this!

9:29AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

Life is good and all is well! :)

8:03PM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

If there's something I don't like I think of Ctrl, Alt, and Delete!

7:52PM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

No matter what you do, you can't please everyone. Some people will try to get you riled up because they are cynical.

3:54PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

I try not to be negative however I do criticize but try and do it in a constructive way.

5:15PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

very very good vblog. I try never to give negative comments because that is just not me, I love the sunny blue sky, glass half-full approach. But sometimes I look or think back on what I said/wrote and SEE more negative than I intended because of the way I wrote it, or maybe due to something that happened that day that affected me. Regardless I must accept that and move on. Sometimes it's just happens when you write or speak quickly. Thanks for a great one.

8:46PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thank you.

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