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The Truth About Lying

Lauren Zander | Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I have found that once people start becoming comfortable with catching lies and telling the truth, to themselves and others, there is a burden that is released, and they live their lives with much more energy, joy and self-expression.

Understanding Why We Keep Secrets

Elena Brower | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

Can you begin to see how your ability to justify everything you have to say is exactly how you've trapped yourself into the "you" you aren't actually living up to?

Should You Have A Divorce Funeral?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.05.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my many years of family law practice, I have found that many spouses, especially the one who has been left behind, have a hard time letting go and ...

How Do I Deal with My Anger, Move On and Heal?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my many years of family law practice, I have found that many spouses, especially the one who has been left behind, have a hard time letting go and moving forward...

Trapped in a friendship: Try being honest

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I have a certain friend with whom I've grown very close over a relatively short period of time (a little over a year). She is an ...

Letting Go Of Worry

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Worry is always a sign that there are some deeper feelings or issues for us to address. It's often a good reminder for us to get more real, take better care of ourselves, and pay attention.

A Dispassionate Look at American Exceptionalism (Uh-Oh)

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

The US is as great as its people are smart and its leaders good. ...

Finding Your Inner Royalty

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

To be true to others, you first need to be true to yourself. Denying your truth and not standing in it leads to a loss of power, lies, and self-disgust.

How To Stay Married: Act Like You're Divorced

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

I was at a party, the kind where bosoms, booze and mouths overflowed. There wasn't much happening with my bosom, but my then-husband's mouth was going for it.

WikiLeaks, You and Me: How We Can Adopt a Full-Disclosure Policy In Our Personal Lives

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

We can all start riding this wave of full disclosure, authenticity and radical honesty today. It's fun, it's energizing, it's refreshing and it leaves you feeling more creative, more open and years younger.

Colleges Need to be Pushed to Stop Student Cheating

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Callahan

Universities can succeed in reducing cheating. But they first need to be pushed.

Relationships: Time, Trust And Tango

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

Love and romantic relationships can be a very hard thing to understand at times. They're complex, irrational and emotional, and without a proper foundation, they're fragile.

Is America for Sale?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I propose all politicians be issued jumpsuits on their day of election -- a patch will be sewn on the suit for his or her every sponsor. I am sorry for the inconvenience. But if America is for sale, I want to know who is buying.

Is Juan Williams Hidden Inside Us?

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Kenney Baden

I prefer to be aware of the concealed biases of news analysts, especially if they may reflect a larger feeling held by others.

The Truth in Truthiness: Christine O'Donnell Gets Honest

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

As long as we're going to be spending so much time in the Tea Party fantasy world, I thought it only fair that I turn the tables. What would it sound like if Christine O'Donnell made a completely honest speech?

Less than perfect friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Friendships are rarely perfect; they come in more flavors and textures than Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Sometimes, coming to terms with a less than perfe...

No Alarms and No Surprises: Coming Out to Parents as a Writer (and a Human)

Melissa Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melissa Broder

Nowadays, memoirs of the social and psychological underbelly are commonplace. I'm surprised more has not been written about navigating the parent-child relationship as a writer.

So, You Think You Earn an Honest Living?

Crystal Syben Haidl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Crystal Syben Haidl

While Tea Partiers, pundits, lobbyists and mid-term candidates are out-shouting mantras on how to fix the system, the one thing almost everyone agrees...

The Importance of Unplugging

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

What percentage of your waking hours are you "plugged in?" If you're anything like me and most of the people I know and work with, probably more than you'd like to admit.

ClemensGate: Why Liars Make Us So Upset

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
David Ropeik

Down in the hard wiring and chemistry of the brain's survival instincts, if you show someone a picture of Roger Clemens and talk about the charges that he lied, it's like showing them a picture of a snake.

Stop Apologizing for Who You Are

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Apologizing for who we are is often about us thinking or saying some version of, "I'm bad, it's my fault, or don't hate me," as if we're a child looking for validation or approval.

Say What You Mean

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

And, mean what you say. In other words, it's time to communicate directly and find a way to do so, with respect.

Keep Your Head in the Clouds and Your Feet on the Ground

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Our ability to create an authentic sense of balance with our goals and actions (i.e. dreaming vs. doing), has a lot to do with not only how effective we are in making things happen in life.

The Power of Desire Without Attachment

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I noticed that I often actually hold back, squelch, or minimize my deepest desires -- waiting until things seem "possible" or even "probable" before I fully express what I truly want.

What You Should Know Before Getting Married

Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hunt & Dan Baritchi

There are many people today that are quite jaded about the whole concept of marriage. The feel that one time was enough for them.