I'll approach this question from the three major roles one can play in a five-man group, regardless of race/class combinations: the tank, the healer, and the dps (which stands for damage per second, for those of you who have not reached level 100 in Being a Nerd).
I have a saying that peace is an active state of mind. We're trying to combine the sense of peace with the necessity for constant work. Peace was often defined as something languid and laid back, a state where you can fold your tent up, stop making an effort, and stop being vigilant. That's not what peace is.
Dear 17-year-old Em, I know that high school has not been easy on you. Although your peers would never know it because you are a great actress, alw...
You and I can do the same thing. We can train our ability to delay gratification, just like we can train our muscles in the gym. And you can do it in the same way as the child and the researcher: by promising something small and then delivering.
On July 4th the nation will celebrate its 239th Independence Day. Around the country citizens will celebrate with fireworks and barbeques, vacation ge...
Life has a way with circles and coincidences. Last week, I was dealing with of those waves of separation and divorce that crash down after the water h...
Inside Out is an extraordinary creation that is both heart-wrenching and so very real; if you see one movie this summer, let it be this.
The physical endangerment that intense hostility toward a group can produce is particularly unsettling when you consider the breadth of damage it can have on how the targeted group thinks about their safety.
Most entrepreneurs grow these skills throughout the process of building a business. If you don't possess one or several of these traits, note their absence as a guidepost for what's left to learn. Entrepreneurship is a lifelong enterprise. You've got time to grow. But don't dawdle.
Around age 3, my friends and I are finding, our good sleepers suddenly aren't. They want us in the room until they fall asleep. They want to climb into our beds in the middle of the night. (Actually, we find this sweet.) Or they refuse to even start the night in their beds. (Less sweet.)
The Dalai Lama's version of compassion is more muscular than Sunday-school stereotypes of a benign but soft and flabby kindness. He sees such full disclosure as one application of compassion in the public sphere, as is forceful action to right injustice of every kind.
In this modern age, I think we can take "detox" into a renewed meaning of carving out the quiet space within our busy everyday lives to get clear on what nourishes, replenishes, and supports our whole self.
I used to look at people like that with a mixture of admiration and annoyance. Then one day I asked myself, what are they doing that is different?
Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit PhotoRun.net/Competitor Group At 5'4" and onl...
You can break the emotionally abusive cycle. How? By choosing to honor, love and respect yourself. By choosing to not only eliminate people and situations that are not for your highest good from your life but acknowledging how powerful you are.
Do you have the chance to do what you best each day? Not just now and again. Not even just most days. But each and every day. Do you have the chance to do what you do best?
Narcissism can prevent us from having healthy relationships, but with the proliferation of social media sites and the rewarding of narcissistic behavior, we must be careful not to let online self-centeredness bleed into our reality.
Inside Out should be required viewing for all elementary school and middle school kids, if not all people of any age. There are wonderful lessons and conversations starters for families, especially if kids struggle with intense emotions, like Highly Sensitive Children or ADHD kids.
It was in the wake of the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968 that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a major pillar of U.S. civil rights legislation, the Fair Housing Act.
Glass half-empty or half-full? Does it really matter? As it turns out, it does matter how you explain that g...