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Mark Goulston

The Mel Gibson Among Us

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Marriage is for grown ups not for children. And the good news? It's never too late to grow up.

Just Listen: Why Unplug and Recharge When You Can Exhale?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

My view is that if it's "listening" to so much from so many directions that overloads us, the best way to really recharge is to be listened to in a way in which we not only vent our frustrations, but emotionally exhale.

Elderly Care: Children to Your Children: Baby Boomers Face Burdening Their Kids

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Middle class baby boomers face the prospect of becoming old, enfeebled and a financial and emotional burden on their patience-challenged children.

Just Listen - Porndemic ...Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

With the recent revelation of SEC staffers downloading porn, I thought it might be helpful to share what I have heard over the years from men in high pressure jobs about what porn does for them.

Just Listen: Hell Is a Suicidal Teenager

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Somewhere out there in the global community to which we all belong, a teenager has just ended his life as the culmination to his absolute, unshakable belief that he belonged nowhere.

Just Listen - 10 Ways to Recognize a Jerk

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

A jerk is a know-it-all who doesn't know what he is talking about. They are able to carve a wide path through the serenity in your lives because you are so aghast by their outrageous behavior.

The 4 Most Dangerous Letters in Business

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

When sending email, people's brains, bodies and minds are keyed to interaction not with a person but with a machine. Thus, they easily say or do things they wouldn't normally do with a person.

Just Innovate -- What Do Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, John Kao Have in Common?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

When I think of the word INNOVATION, I think of IN plus OVATION. To me it means that idea, method or thing which spontaneous causes the end user to inwardly feel a sense of wonder.

Al and Tipper, Say It Isn't So

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

From the early reports, I think others are more upset about the Gore separation than they are. Why?

Just Listen -- How Prenups Kill Romance

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Prenuptial Agreements are intended to be legal instruments for agreeing on what should be done if and when a marriage ends. But what a prenup means is a totally different matter.

Stress Relief: Relax, Unplug, Let It Be

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Whatever burdens you're carrying now, let them down for a moment if you can. Here are some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life.

Just Listen: Good Touch, Bad Touch, No Touch

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Our skin has a memory of touch separate from our minds. What does your skin remember?

Just Listen: How the McCourts -- and You -- Can Stay Friends After Divorce

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

After the dust settles in the McCourts' divorce case, here are 10 rules for them -- and you -- to remain friends.

Just Listen -- A Job Interview is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

An interview is a terrible thing to waste and as they say, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." To help you make the best first impression, check out and heed this advice:

Just Listen - One of the Best Conversations You'll Ever Have With Your Partner

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

When tension exists between you and someone else, the only thing that will not create more defensiveness is a sincere apology. Apologies also make the apologizing person feel better.

How the Middle Class Died of Consumption

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Who will comprise the Middle Class in the future? Will there even be a Middle Class? Most likely not one as robust as what we became accustomed to in the three decades after World War II.

Just Listen -- Ray Tye, Boston Philanthropist, Dies At 87

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

My sadness and gratitude this week finds yet another person who has passed away. Ray Tye was my father's boss for over 30 years and had been generous to my family, especially after my dad died in 1995.

Just Listen -- Who Are YOU Grateful To?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I'm reminded of the description of "A Good Death" that Henry Murray passed onto a friend and mentor of mine. He said: "It's dying so as to be as little a pain in the a** to your family and friends as possible."

Just Listen: Can Tiger Woods Win Forgiveness?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Will Tiger do what's necessary to earn forgiveness from his wife Elin primarily and then the rest of us secondarily?

Just Listen -- Narcissists, Neurotics and Mirror Neuron Receptor Deficits

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Why is it that we get a warm feeling when someone understands us? Why is it that a simple caring "Are you okay?" can so move us?

Just Listen - Why Long Term First Marriages End

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

"When you fall in love in your 20s, you're swept away by all the passion. However you often don't know who it is you're going to grow up to be. And ...

Tell Me I'm Wrong

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The heads of all influential nations need to come together and build a shared vision that will spontaneously enroll all peoples. From that a coherent strategy can follow.

Business Success -- A Three Act Play

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Wealth is what you take from the world, worth is what you give back.

Wall Street's "Sophie's Choice"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Sophie's Choice: admit wrongdoing and risk being pursued for restitution and even jail time; don't admit wrongdoing and insure that you will never be ...

Just Listen: 10 Tips For Raising Self-Esteem

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Self-esteem isn't the same as self-confidence. Self-confidence means believing in your ability to do something. Self-esteem means believing in your worthiness. Here are 10 tips for raising self-esteem.