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Don't go to Chinese restaurant for nachos

Christine Hassler | Posted 10.27.2016 | Women
Christine Hassler

I have a question for you: if you were craving nachos, would you go to a Chinese restaurant? My guess is your answer is no because you know that in a...

Are You a We or a Me?

Cara Bradley | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Cara Bradley

I have a dream that as more and more people wake up from their own narcissistic slumber they'll start showing up for each other, someday the "wes" will outnumber the "mes."

"Am I Getting It Right Yet?"

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 09.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Countless American males are living in committed heterosexual relationships driven by the question: "Am I getting it right yet?" Our culture continues to drive home the message if males are emotionally bankrupt, then they are real men.

How You Can Help Someone With Mental Illness: What to Do First

Farsh Askari | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

Instead of an assessment (which implies judgment) and advice (which implies expertise), what someone who's mentally distressed, in any context, needs first, mentally and emotionally, is some acknowledgment and support.

Why It's in Turkey's Interest to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

David Tolbert | Posted 06.24.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Denial is the final fortress of those who commit genocide and other atrocities. It not only damages the victims and their communities, but also promises a future based on lies, sowing the seeds of more conflict and repression.

Beyond the Development Plan: 5 No Cost Ways to Inspire Others to Greatness

Laura Berger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

Now in a new year with performance planning in the rear-view, as c-level executives and leaders, what more can you do to cascade a culture of achievement throughout your organization?

Bowing to the Happy Marriages: Superhero Territory

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I am lucky to be surrounded by loving couples all of whom deserve more acknowledgment. I consider them all superheroes.

Why You Need to Be Seen

Craig Dowden | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

In our offices, we are so consumed with working through the seemingly never-ending volume of work that we can forget to even acknowledge people walking by.

Loving Leadership

Megan McDonough | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Megan McDonough

Imagine a big fan of yours, the universe, your spouse, the divine, or some other positive person or force acknowledging your efforts, and start writing so you can hear the difference you are making. You matter.

99 Reasons

Kristin Armstrong | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Kristin Armstrong

We are purposefully placed together to help each other grow, that is the essence of family. God whispered "You are enough" into each of these folded papers, quieting the questioning voice inside me, constantly wondering if I will have what it takes when they need to take what I have.

The 2-Minute New Year's Resolution

Eric Roberge | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Roberge

If there's one thing I'd like you to take away from this story, it's this: Don't put off until someday all the things you know you should do today. Life is short enough, and circumstances can easily derail us from our true intentions at any moment.

Shannon Williams: Atlanta, November 6, 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

All of which leads me to meeting Shannon, a young man of strong spirit and presence, who gives me wheelchair assistance from the landing gate to ground transportation at Atlanta Airport. On the long trek, which involves a train ride, we chat.

Christina: Aventura, Florida, October, 2013

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I then ask about her career and life aspirations, again out of curiosity and care. She doesn't reply with a specific career choice but instead with this unique thoughtful response: "I want to find something I enjoy doing that gives me stability and enables me to raise children in a good way."

How to Feel Real

Denise Cummins, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Denise Cummins, Ph.D.

Accept that everyone everywhere -- no matter how successful -- experiences the self-doubt that underlies imposter syndrome. It is part and parcel of becoming accomplished and successful. There is nothing unusual or wrong about feeling these things.

How Can We Benefit From Grateful Leadership?

Kyle Dowling | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Dowling

The idea that others not only need us but also see the good both in and out of us, as well as our value, is imperative to sustain a happy, pleasurable life. Sadly, too many have discovered that our at-home selves are often more esteemed than the at-work versions of us.

Brenda: Northwestern Pennsylvania, September 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

"So long, it was nice meeting you," I say. "You too," she says, and once again, my day and life are enriched by having taken a few moments to hear someone's story.

The One Thing You Can Do To Make Your Adult Kids Happy

Donne Davis | Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty
Donne Davis

We would all do well to remember Mother Teresa's wise words: "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."

Stand Tall

Laura Bushnell | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Bushnell

Mothers -- you are powerful. Stand tall. You are full of grace. Stand tall. Join together and stand tall. Be as a Redwood tree. Stand tall.

Acknowledge the People in Your Life... and Watch Relationships Transform

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

There's an epidemic lurking throughout society that's debilitating many people and I'm not talking about Vitamin D deficiency: We've forgotten to let others know when we really get them

Two Secrets To A Better You

Jack Canfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Canfield

Self-acknowledgment and -appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.