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Entries by Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. from 12/2012

Aiming for Failure

| Posted 12.09.2012 | TED Weekends

Most people tend to run from failure as though it were some kind of disease -- a life sentence. Yet, it is anything but that. In order to change the system, to help the "square peg" kids, our national conversation needs to be turned towards failure.

The Christmas Presents They Will Never Get

| Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

Let us do something different this time. Let us craft a plan that reduces, not increases, the numbers of guns in our schools. Let us open a discussion about better awareness of, and less fear and stigma of, mental illness, so that we don't isolate individuals who have the potential for this kind of violence.

5 Quick and Easy Tips for Change in 2013

| Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living

Change doesn't just happen; we have to make it happen. And the first hurdle to change is inertia. So, how do you get past this? Easy.