"Health and wellness" is something we all want at some level. But when push comes to shove, it's easy to prioritize everything else over it-work, social time, "down time" in front of the TV or browsing the Internet. The intention is good, but something gets in the way of acting on it.
When anyone hears stories of domestic violence, it's almost always physical abuse, death and even murder suicides. Most people, though, fail to understand how emotional abuse can also be domestic violence.
One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.
At the heart of American pride is the dream that anyone can bootstrap their way from rags to riches. Unfortunately, despite belief and hope, this dream is statistically rare. Research by Pew's Economic Mobility Project shows that 70 percent of people born in poverty never know anything different.
No purchase is void of emotion. Brands have spent millions attempting to connect positive feelings to a product, from De Beers equating diamonds to affection to McDonald's insisting that their customers are "lovin' it."
"It's like we're designed to make choices around pleasure." -- the late Dr. Candace Pert, Molecules of Emotion Through the social and emotio...
This is a great question and something all of us struggle with to a certain extent. Here are my ten ideas.
I don't have children of my own, but my sisters are eighteen and twenty years younger than me, respectively, and I've worked in childcare and education. Interacting with other people's children is easy when they're angels, and challenging when they're ... well, normal.
I don't want to be a writer, but life wants me to be one. This is an embarrassing question to have such a detailed answer for. But, right now, writing it is my only way of carving Adam was here into the tree.
Do you love scaring and being scared? Do you cherish the memories of Halloweens past? Do you collect decorations and costumes all year, waiting for...
Today, a tweet, a post, or a blog is enough to alert millions in seconds of a dreadful restaurant, an unsafe toy, or a polluting car company. We can share our market experiences in real time. This narrows the space for phishing.
Breadwinners beware. The more financially dependent a husband or wife is on their spouse, the more likely they are to cheat. Most people assume the op...
Travel has a way of making you look at the world with fresh eyes. Think about all the photos you take on vacation vs. on a normal workday--being in a new place makes you more likely to notice sensory details.
This little conversation reminded me of why I hate "fear-based decision making" and got me thinking about the importance of overcoming fear. Let's talk about how you can get past fear and self-doubt and do the things that you want to do.
Do you have trauma and unhappiness in your life? Are you scattered, unorganized, fearful, and anxious or have financial difficulties? Empower yoursel...
I have a master's degree in education, traveled the world, written numerous articles, have hundreds of friends and taught kids for about 15 years; however, there is one thing I haven't learned, and that is how to heal my scarred heart.
Giving staffers fitness trackers (or getting them to use fitness tracking apps) is a great idea, as are the health-oriented prizes. But if a staffer is not the office top performer, or within competing distance of the top, would they be encouraged or discouraged to participate?
For decades, I was a polite, deferential guy. You want that parking spot I've been waiting for that you just stole? No problem, it's yours. You smash into me on the train with that oversize backpack? Hey, I'm sure it must be hard to carry. But some of my behavioral filters are eroding.
We all know that our brains learn by repetition. So, if we want to learn a new skill or habit, repetition is key. We learn by practice. Doesn't it make sense then that the thoughts we "practice" over and over become our habits and eventually shape our character and personality?
At a very basic level, EQ is about self-awareness (what am I feeling now?) and social awareness (how will my emotions impact the people in the room)?