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The Curmudgeon Listener Says: Enough With 'Like'

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

The word "like" is a wicked weed that has killed the flowers of language in the speech and communication garden of life. "Like" is an infestation killing off meaning in every spoken human contact, and no spray or bomb of intelligence is strong enough to wipe it out.

To Err Is Human: To Apologize Is Humane

Craig Dowden | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Craig Dowden

When we are responsible for hurting someone, we often get angry at the person we harmed, avoid the situation, or try to rationalize our behavior rather than apologizing for it.

Suicide and Son -- Forgiveness

Doug Levitt | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Levitt

I knew I could never make any sense of this depthless horror. But now I can say, 25 years on, that I'm able to understand a bit better what it was that killed my dad, the path his death propelled me down, and the healing that would happen in the most unlikely of ways.

7 Things Drill Sergeants Taught Me About Life

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Part of my training included learning how to speak Army, figuring out the rank structure, and understanding a vast alphabet of acronyms. It was all worth it because I learned so much from the soldiers with whom I worked. Here are just a few of the biggest lessons I learned...

Build Rapport With the Right People (Almost) Automatically

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

One of our keynote speakers made the point that it's our authentic, human side -- the side we try to keep hidden from the world much of the time -- that makes all the difference to people.

Connection and Reflection for Healthy Aging

Rachel Verlik | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I worry that this is a dying art -- the ability to be unconnected to technology, and to instead focus on in person relationships, prayer, connectedness, and reflection.

The Real Reason That Opposites Attract

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships thrive on passion, particularly passionate lovemaking, and in trying too hard to avoid risk or novelty, we may inadvertently cool down the sexual heat by transforming our perception of our partner from a lover to a parent or a child.

Some Evidence of the Human Spirit

Danielle Posa | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

Most of my friends and family know that my grandmother passed away very recently. It has been harder for me than I had expected. She was just about to...

3 Big Perfectionism Struggles For Women

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Many of us think it's the key to our success, when in fact, it's the very thing leading us away from our true purpose and completely wipes out our energy in the process.

The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

The Power of Presence in Our Lives

Tracy Crossley | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

The realization hit me that I'd allowed all of this to distract me, take me out of presence and into a place where I wasn't really dealing with me. As it shielded me from me (and my true feelings), it created underlying stress.

Are You Addicted to Your Device?

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This past weekend, while we were away for the 4th of July holiday, I had a profound realization of how addicted I've become to my iPhone. While I love...

Smartphones, Dumb People

Carrie Kenny | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Carrie Kenny

I used to be able to attend to a conversation. Now I can have a conversation with six people at once via text while some real human is talking to me. But am I really paying attention to any of it? Nope. Now I'm mindless and rude.

Overcoming Desperation for Connection, Love and Marriage

Paul Katz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Katz

The fact that I couldn't put aside my sense of loneliness in order to be or feel happy for others scared the crap out of me. That is not who I am or who I want to be.

Connect With What You Truly Want -- Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become a More Effective Leader

Anthony Silard | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Anthony Silard

The best way to connect with your inner purpose is to take time alone to consider what you truly want out of life. This isn't as easy as it sounds. Almost everyone around you reinforces your activity and steers you away from inactivity.

Why Connecting Is Superior

Chris Deaver | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Chris Deaver

Given this 24/7 access to infinite information, why do most people still think success is all about being the smartest person in the room? You're meant for so much more.

Human Being vs. Human Doing: Which One Are You?

Joan E. Childs | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Joan E. Childs

In my own practice, it has become clear to me that much of anxiety and depression is a result of loneliness and especially, human touch. The loss of this magnificent part of our being a human being, is that we may never know the inner part of our beautiful essence and authenticity.

Dare to Be Authentic: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships

Anthony Silard | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. -- Bernard M. Baruch Every great perfor...

Tending to Your Classroom Garden

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

As an educator, my outdoor experience gives me much time to reflect about our true passion, engaging and inspiring children. To that end, different aspects of the gardening experience conjure up key aspects of child growth and development.

Dispensing Advice (and Cake) at the Kitchen Table

Carol Bysiek | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

The pressures to achieve material and outward success will come at you from everywhere, and the world will not be generous in leaving you the time to connect with family and friends, to serve others, to fulfill your life in the most important ways. Setting those boundaries and creating that space comes down to you.

What to Do When My Child Lies? 13 Ways to Respond, Prevent, and Strengthen Honest Communication

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

When parents discover their children are lying to them, they are usually filled with keen dismay, sometimes incredulity, puzzlement or anger, and underneath it all, always, in my experience, with sadness.

5 Things Maya Angelou Taught Us About the Power Of Living

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

There are many things that a life like Maya Angelou's teaches us who are left behind. But I believe her most enduring legacy is that she gave us a perfect formula for resilience. For getting back up again and again no matter what.

My Body, My Business and My Journey to Thriving!

Andrea Callanan | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Callanan

I'm taking time off, delegating more, and allowing myself to be more authentic as a woman in my approach to leadership, ambition and company growth. Thank you, Arianna, for being an inspiring role model. For being wise and brave and for personally answering your email -- I salute you!

As Fitbits for Feelings Emerge, Whither Empathy?

Techonomy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Technology
Techonomy

Are we losing touch with one another? Are we sinking towards something like Roman civilization, when bloodthirsty spectators eagerly watched men fight to the death in the name of entertainment, now just on high-def screens? Or could empathy in society actually be enhanced by the capabilities of technology?