Many people find apologizing very difficult. Most of them grew up in families where no one apologized. It is viewed as giving up way too much control.
For those Americans who have been materially successful, it may seem like everyone else simply chose not to follow the same path, but the reality is that most Americans don't know how to find that path.
Understanding the process of change, why we are the way we are, and how to change when you really want to, is incredibly important. The attribute of driving effective change can give you the keys to the kingdom of your success and happiness.
Innately, wholly and totally, you are an amazing human being. In fact, there is no one on this planet just like you. You have gifts to give to your friends, family, community and the world that no one else can give and you have a special perspective that no one else holds. You are uniquely and completely awesome. Yet, you forget this divine fact every day.
What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?
Therapists, coaches and yoga instructors love to tell us, "Just let go!" But what exactly is involved in the process of letting go? After 20 years of counseling clients and taking a stab or two at letting go of my own "stuff," I recommend the following strategies...
To further understand what attributes actually predict success, a more satisfying answer lies in another kind of data altogether: competence models.
For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.
What Is Sustainable, Authentic and True Is What Comes Easy To You When we effort, try and force our way into our lives, our jobs or even our relatio...
I've been doing a lot of shopping lately (this could be a manic shopping spree, although the mania is starting to come down). With my 23-pound weight ...
This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.
The most popular questions we receive at the Paul Ekman Group are questions relating to which courses and universities are best equipped to promote a career in becoming an expert in facial expressions and emotion. The answer to this question depends on what level of education you are seeking, and what topic interests you.
This week, Jews around the world are marking Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. Judaism generally pla...
Here are four reasons why putting up emotional walls is my worst trait and one that I'm openly, willingly and continually working on.
Once the initial feelings wore off, I started to look for explanations for why all this was taken from me. There had to be a bigger lesson and reason here, and not just to keep a harder eye on my belongings.
It's been about a year and a half since I first introduced my idea for making mental health care more affordable for more people. I blogged about it r...
Every princess pees and poops several times every day, if her digestive tract is healthy. So why are we being uptight about our needs? Society and ...
In any area of self-improvement -- not just in fitness and diet -- small changes in habit can lead to amazing results. Yet even the smallest change in behavior requires willpower and conscious effort -- something that sounds as simple as running five minutes a day won't be simple in practice.
Could a teenager's attachment orientation (or attachment style) -- which is established early in life through interactions between children and their primary caregiver(s) -- potentially explain individual differences in how adolescents' brains process social-emotional information?
As the third anniversary of my brother's death approaches, this is what I am left with. My dreams have irreversibly changed.