The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.
Simple moments hit me the hardest: a couple of weeks ago a vet told me that he noticed it's easier for him to tie his shoes. It's something most people take for granted, but it makes his day just a little bit easier. That's huge.
The way Notes From the Underground was written itself marked a shift in both personal and professional philosophies for Dostoevsky. It must be rememb...
It's been 19 months since Mom died. As I reflect on the weeks and months following Mom's suicide, I realize how precariously my life hung in the balance. Back then I couldn't envision a day when the color, focus, or meaning would return to my world.
The process of ongoing re-orientation is a path of freedom because you shift from being at the mercy of the world around you to making conscious choices that uplift and support you. If life is full of movement, change and imbalance, you might as well use it to your advantage.
Being sensitive is often perceived in our culture as a sign of weakness and I may be sensitive, but I am most definitely not weak and I am not afraid to slay the dragons. But I only became tough in appearance because I had to be tough.
Every day we have opportunities to unlearn lies we may have learned. Many of the lies that we believe about ourselves were seeded in childhood. Especially if you grew up in violent home. A home in which the violence could have been physical or nonphysical.
One of the reasons Trista Sutter, the very first Bachelorette, has been so popular all these years is because she embodies the sexiness of a former Miami Heat dancer, the skill and intelligence of a former pediatric physical therapist and the empathy of a mother -- and she is grateful for all of it.
Even if you don't know his name, and even if you were born 30 years after he died, chances are you recognize the actor who played the creepy guy in the 1942 film Casablanca. Peter Lorre 's life ended 50 years ago this year. A few weeks ago the British Film Institute concluded a month-long celebration of his work.
The son carried diagnoses of anxiety and depression and had been prescribed the usual culprits: antidepressants, tranquilizers, antipsychotics, and probably an anticonvulsant or two from the creative thinker who deduced bipolar disorder from the mélange. The father was bewildered by all of it. He knew heroin was the enemy, responsible for all the ravages. But why couldn't his son stay clean?
For those of you completely freaked out by the Internet video featuring very young girls dressed like street-walking Cinderellas and spouting more F-bombs than one would hear in a women's correctional facility, there is a soon-to-be viral antidote.
These young people, who demanded the civil rights, have somehow fifty years later become the people who support the restriction on voter rights.
Change may not be easy, but it's possible. Habits that keep us stuck in life are made moment by moment and day by day. Undoing those habits takes the same path. Small changes daily add up to huge results.
Every time I hear a couple's relationship has fallen apart because "she isn't the same person she was when we dated," I nod my head knowingly. She (or he) did NOT change. They simply couldn't keep the lovely sales presentation going forever.
Self-esteem relates to the way that we feel about ourselves, it's a reflection of our inner sense of self value and entitlement, whereas confidence is a reflection of the way that we experience ourselves in our external world.
One hundred years ago, a 23-year-old University of Vienna medical student attended a lecture by Professor Sigmund Freud. It was a dream analysis. As...
This will be a three part series, examining creativity, which in this writer's mind, has been extremely malnourished in today's world. The first two pieces examines the life of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the great Russian novelist.
Even though it's easier to believe we're the victims of our circumstances, it's empowering to take ownership of how the world around us impacts our well-being. Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, I believe that you always have a choice, and there are always things within your control that you can focus on.
The thing is, it takes a great deal of energy and effort to combat "hot" emotional impulses with cognitive cool thinking. Plus, suppressing emotions is stressful and takes a toll physically and emotionally.
I went back to the data to uncover the kinds of things that emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid in order to keep themselves calm, content, and in control.