So if the message is hopeful, why call the book The Fault in Our Stars? Possibly because this book is not about blind hope; it's about acceptance and perseverance in the face of reality -- a modern realistic fairytale of sorts.
Turning our attention to our mental state -- otherwise known as self-awareness -- allows us to manage ourselves well, even when rocked by disturbing feelings. This is a skill that helps children become better learners.
While small, positive changes offered moments of color, like dappled light they quickly faded when the every day reality of my job invaded. Until I had three big a-ha moments that forever changed my life.
Consider even the mundane phenomenon of self-serve frozen yogurt. The reason frozen yogurt has become so popular may not be entirely due to its taste, but to the opportunity for constrained creativity.
Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there, and most of it isn't very simple to digest.
The business world loves metrics. And in an era where data has never been more valuable, many executives believe there is a direct correlation between employee productivity and a high Emotional Intelligence score.
We hear so much about respecting boundaries that we tend to forget there's a world of difference between violating them and simply testing them. Every breakthrough -- whether in science, in art or in a one-on-one relationship -- involves crossing a boundary. And not all boundaries are as hard to cross as they seem.
Most of the e-mails I get echo the same sentiment: "I wish I could follow my passion." These people write to tell me they've been stuck in a boring...
Many of us hunger for special experiences, things none of our friends have done or will do. But do these adventures really make us happy in the long run? Are they worth having?
Various forces bigger than ourselves -- perhaps most of all marketing and pop culture - shape our goals without us realizing it, guiding our lives for us, often in directions that, were we to think about it, we would want to resist. Life becomes, for instance, a series of consumer decisions based on our preferences for this or that experience, or a mad race for some vaguely-defined "success."
There are many people with bipolar disorder who are highly creative, high-functioning people. They can have lives that are not governed by their illness and live happy, loving, productive lives. But there's no cure. And there are some that are not so lucky.
Your problem isn't finding time to clear your backlog, your problem is building behaviors to manage your pipeline. When you focus on a backlog, you're working the symptom instead of targeting the cause, looking backward instead of forward.
My time coaching has helped my client Phil, but he also has taught me things -- like sending me an exercise I could share with you about how to get out of being trapped by our own low expectations.
Over the past five weeks, I have garnered two psychiatric hospitalizations and about a dozen ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) treatments. What's funny is that at first glance, I look "normal," just like everyone else. Truthfully, I could not even define "normal."
Zumba's slogan is "join the party." One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the party. There is rarely a "maybe later" in life or dance. Moving in the moment is the only way to heal sometimes.
With their laid back attitude and multitasking approach, the tech-savvy Gen Y might be the hardest generation yet to manage in a corporate environment. Organizational psychologist Kathy Turner offers insight on how to optimize the performance of your Gen Y workers.
Divorce fiction is hot. There are categories for women's divorce fiction and teen divorce fiction and kid divorce fiction and even men's divorce fiction. Parents buy kid divorce fiction to help kids cope as their lives get turned inside-out.
We can all use a bit of Lisa's courage, boldness and empowerment (yes, even men). Or as she said best, "Live with a vengeance! Embrace the weirdness and rise above it all!" Oh yes, Lisa, I intend to!
The truth is, the life of your dreams doesn't happen by chance. It doesn't even happen by working doggedly hard to experience it. And it isn't only available to "lucky" people or people who somehow have an "easy" life.
True love-ability is an attitude. It's a way of being. It's the way you show up in the world. And because it's not based on the reactions of others, it is the deepest security, created from the only thing in life you can totally control, i.e. your own spirit.