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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 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

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.

Rethinking Body Image: We Are Not Our Bodies

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Our body weight does not determine our worth. Our level of health (or lack thereof) is not an indication of our value as a human being.

Friday Talking Points [126] -- We'd Like Our Gulf Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The mainstream media, led by the intrepid White House press corps, closely followed by the inside-the-Beltway punditocracy, has declared what must hap...

How to Give Yourself More Time and Space

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

adly, many of us allow ourselves to be victims of our schedules, our communication devices, our co-workers, our clients, our families, our work, and some of the other demands.

What Do Ricky Martin's Homosexuality, Sandra Bullock's Cheating Husband, Tiger Woods... and You Have in Common?

Sadie Nardini | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadie Nardini

It seems like every time I turn on the TV or log onto my computer, the headlines are screaming about celebrity or politician BETRAYALS and CONFESSIONS.

New York. Honestly.

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stanley Bing

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.

The Art of Allowing

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I have recently come to realize my deep-seeded fear that if I ever slow down or stop pushing so hard, the whole "house of cards" of my life and my work will simply come crashing down around me.

Who Do You Think You Are

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

When I'm about to take a big risk or "step out" in a bold way in my life, I notice the judgmental question "Who do you think you are?" will pop up in my head. Does this ever happen to you?

The Always-Late Friend

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Shapiro Barash

It is an almost universal sentiment that the chronically late friend can irritate even those of us who are good natured and patient.

What Can the Olympics Teach Us?

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While many of us are rooting for our country, the real magic of the Olympics is bigger than any athlete or country. Here are some of the most important elements and lessons of the Olympics.

What The Buddha Might Say To President Obama

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Writing this blog made us realize how vague things appear in the White House, how we are not in touch with what Obama thinks or genuinely feels.

My Advice to Tiger Woods

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

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.

A Deeper Look At Avatar

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

The film is a wake-up call - reminding us of the dangers of greed, unconsciousness, disconnection, insensitivity, violence, and arrogance, both globally and personally.

Love Yourself and the Rest Will Follow

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

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.

The Misery Lover in Your Life

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Shapiro Barash

In our ongoing quest for healthy friendships, those in which we feel appreciated, understood and where trust is at a premium, the misery lover's modus...

We Don't Solve Our Problems, We Outgrow Them

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I realize how often my attention is actually on solving my problems, instead of outgrowing them. No wonder the ones I obsess about the most seem to linger.

It's Not the Circumstances, It's Us

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

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.

The Triangle Of Truth

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

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.

How To Stay Grounded During The Holidays

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This year, with all that's going on around us in the economy and the world, what if we each made a commitment to appreciate the holiday season and enjoy the whole experience?

It's Okay To Do It Wrong

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

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."