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.
New Yorkers, they say, have tortoise shell for skin and are as grumpy and unfriendly as the sharp and grisly denizens of Paris. You gotta watch out for 'em. Those of us who actually live here know better.
My advice for Tiger Woods: Radical Honesty. I just don't do anything anymore I have to lie about later. It means that you mean what you say and say what you mean, that there is the shortest possible distance between what others see and what they get.
Self love is the starting point, not the end game, of our conscious growth and development. For most of us, myself included, it's much easier to talk about loving ourselves than it is to actually practice it.
What if we lived our lives with a deeper awareness of the fact that we create our experience of life at any moment? Imagine what our lives if we stopped blaming our experience on external circumstances.
I have a love-hate relationship to conflict. I love it when things "work out," but hate it when they don't. I fear things not working out, people's feelings getting hurt, or me losing something important.
Many of us, myself included, get so obsessed with doing things "right," or at the very least not doing anything that could be perceived as "wrong," we organize much of what we say and do to avoid ever being "wrong."