When life gets difficult, it's easy to find all the reasons, outside your control, that made it that way. You're doing the best you can, right? When things get hard, it's not your fault. Is it?
As we wind down from a month exploring love and human connection, the concept of dating, relationships, marriage -- even divorce -- can evoke feelings...
As men are now being called upon to spend more time and participate in the direct care of their kids, they often find themselves emotionally overwhelmed trying to balance work, relationship and family demands.
There are people in the world who, outwardly, seem to be doing quite well, and yet inwardly are living an unhappy life encumbered by stress, health problems, and family dysfunction. Conversely, there are people who are far from wealthy, yet they're joyful, at peace, and buoyed by the love they give and receive.
Doing these two things -- setting an intention each morning and reminding yourself throughout the day to listen more and speak less -- will help you reprogram your brain for better empathy and understanding.
Humans are social creatures of habit and to feel happy, whole and loved by others, there is no substitute for live human interaction -- the kind of human interaction that is not established by detached, online affiliations and carefully chosen representations of ourselves.
We've all encountered them. Try as we might in the hiring process, one or two might slip in and become the dark storm in our work environment. Is there a way to avoid toxic people? And if they're a part of our business, how do we manage them?
I wrote down these parenting tips around 20 years ago, as little reminders to myself when my sons were quite young -- they are 28 and 25 years old now. Yet, these observations still feel as true to me today, as they did back then.
On our way to Auschwitz my mother said something I never forgot, she said: 'We don't know where we're going. We don't know what's going to happen. Just remember, no one can take away from you what you put here in your own mind.' My mother had the biggest impact on me.
According to psychological scientist Edward Lemay of the University of Maryland, our desire to bond with another person in a close, committed relationship is so strong that it can bias our thinking, distorting attention and memory and interpretation so that we see and believe what we want to be true.
If you're working to cement new habits but having a hard time, it could have less to do with the habits themselves and more to do with how they're arranged. Try looking at each from a perspective of the habit loop -- cue, routine, reward -- and find opportunities to rearrange them so the reward -- or tangential result -- from one helps to create the cue for the next.
It's one of the biggest fears anyone who has ever agreed to meet up with someone on an app has -- what if your date is lying to you?
Don't judge people by their majors. Genuinely ask them what aspect they want to use their major for, and if they aren't quite sure, don't get all crazy on them. Be accepting, that is all.
There are many career choices that involve varying numbers of years of formal education, specialty training and supervised field placements. It's important for young people to understand the differences in order to know what career path best fits them.
Most of us are never educated about feelings. Instead, we're expected to learn socially acceptable ways to deal with feelings by watching the people around us. But the truth is, many people don't role model healthy ways to deal with feelings. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about emotions...
We know that we need good business acumen, but we also need to have the emotional intelligence that allows us to effectively serve and care for team members. We also need to be competent, and we need to be able to inspire others with a positive vision of the future.
The story of Vivian Maier is a wonderful reminder that we all carry some brilliance inside of us. But perhaps it is an even better reminder that nobody owes it to you to put your work out into the world.
My viewpoint is this: it makes you stronger, not weaker, to open your mind fully to the idea of meds (and therapy, for that matter). It makes you a better parent if you have the insight and self-awareness to say, "I am not the parent I want to be. Maybe nothing will change this, but I am going to try.
One of the most difficult aspects of being tangled in a narcissist's web is learning to set firm boundaries with them.