What we know, is that terrorists often have a sense of being disenfranchised. Hence, they bond with an ideology-driven group, which gives them a feeling of belonging. This experience is not unlike that of joining a gang.
If we had a chronic illness, no doubt we would tell our friends and welcome their support. If we were hospitalized for cancer, we would want our family by our sides to rally for our health. Mental health is no different, and deserves equal treatment.
The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.
Temptation is more than just the promise of reward. Recent advances in neuroscience allow us to peer into the brain, providing a greater understanding of what makes us want.
Art can have its own unique resilience and endurance. My mother is now in her sixties, and she is thriving. She has a wonderful husband who ensures she takes her medicine and gets consistent care. They live a very modest, very meaningful life.
What if motherhood puts an even greater distance between an already estranged mother-daughter relationship? What if it makes you feel even less connected to your mother, makes your understanding of her motives and choices during your childhood that much more elusive?
Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.
I couldn't move on from the loose ends I created, and continually frayed the bottom of my pants -- in my mind. No actual pants were harmed for this bl...
I am not suggesting that a little lip gloss at age 12 is a dreadful thing. I am talking about extremes here.
Since we have officially begun the late-April through mid-May greeting card industry wind-up to M-Day, I thought it only fair to say a word on behalf of those for whom Mother's Day is actually Motherless Day.
We decide how we want to live and we decide what we want from our lives. But that's only possible once we've made a conscious commitment to stop being human piñatas -- stop being victims -- and truly take responsibility for our lives.
The Rev. Michael Lapsley barely survived a letter bomb attack by agents of the South African apartheid government who sought to kill him. The bomb exploded in his hands. In the wake of the recent Boston bombings, he reflects on his own experience of physical and psychological healing.
On modern TV shows, the expert guests can rarely get three sentences into a statement without the host derailing the conversation.
In some weird and twisted way, I like to chase after unavailable men. Men that aren't interested in relationships or making me a priority are the ones I find myself attracted to the most.
How do we know the difference between head-in-the-sand hope and eyes-wide-open hope? One is a killer; the other, a life-giver.
Grief can do funny things in your body. Depending on our personal makeup, grief is often interpreted as a stressful event.
Can we do something to reverse the fear epidemic? Yes, we have two choices: either to remain at the mercy of our fears or to take control of our fears. Choosing to manage our fears is far easier than you might think.
Why are we so good at forming categories? The short answer is, complex categories help us make long-term, large scale predictions about the world.
As social media moves goes from infancy in to its toddler years, maybe we need to teach it how to handle disagreements in a positive and constructive way. Maybe we should go so far as to encourage it.
There are now reports that Tamerlan Tsarnaev returned to his homeland because of disenchantment with life in America. There is speculation that while there, he may have become "radicalized."