Sex always will be sex, but today our hope for our children -- especially our daughters -- to develop strong boundaries and a sense of self-worth has become an uphill battle. The culture of sex has hit a scary trend, especially as it pertains to respect.
It came like a flash in my mind. A simple question with a simple answer. 'If I forgive him, would it help me?' Suddenly a voice inside my head said, 'Yes!!!' So, I immediately envisioned an image of my abuser standing in front of me as I confronted my memory of him.
When I saw this news story on Facebook, I clicked to read the comments below the article. Many people offered condolences and remarked on how alarming the gun violence rate in Chicago has become. One particular comment thread caught my eye.
The history of the UN Inter-Agency Games traces back to 1968, when the "Commission des Sports de l'Association du Personnel de l'UNESCO" organized an omnisports meeting in Paris against a team from UN Geneva.
Parental Intelligence is a concept that teaches parents how to become "meaning-makers." That is, they learn to find the meaning behind their child's puzzling behavior by following five steps that lead to understanding and problem solving.
The point is simple: Elections are important. How can we debate the 2016 election in a way that recognizes that gravity? To me, improving our discourse means rising above "the impulse to do harm," which is something humans naturally feel after being slighted.
News coverage at any level is often fleeting, and our global attention span shifts to the next tragedy before anything is accomplished. These experiences always remind me of one simple truth: Empathy is good, but action is better.
I promise once you've taken the time to ask and analyze your approach to empathy and how you practice it, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of yourself and how to navigate relationships with others.
Empathy. It's one of the biggest things to which I attribute my success. It's the reason I believe that I am one of the great salespeople out there. What a lot of people don't understand about empathy is that it's not just about being caring, but it's also the ability to understand people.
A lack of eye contact isn't a sign that a person lacks attention, empathy, or care; there are better and more effective ways of gauging these qualities in a person. Just because I can't hold your gaze doesn't mean I have a problem. But it's time to confront the fact that our culture does.
The gatherings continue to be an integral part of my pain management plan. It doesn't stop the hurting or help me regain mobility, but it's high on my list of things that renew me, which is a key element of the coping process. Few things compare to the power of witness.
Some adults and children go all out on Mother's Day. Flowers, candy, jewelry, special clothes, expensive pocket books, unique books--whatever are mothers' favorite things are bought and presented with acclaim.
I'm sitting in the airport terminal with my husband and three kids, all of whom are anxiously awaiting our Disney vacation. We've only had this adventure scheduled for eight months and have been counting down with my phone app. Don't think we weren't happy when we hit single digits.