When asked "How do you write a memoir?" My answer is simple -- one memory at a time. Here are 4 tips and my memory of "The Italian Family Christmas Tree Challenge" when Grandpa brought home the tallest tree on the farm. Read More
T’s the season to be jolly. Yet many of us are not exactly jolly; rather, many of us are feeling sad. Indeed, this may be the season for separating from an unsatisfactory relationship. The end of the year could well signal the end of a hurtful union.
Lassie Come-Home is one of the most pervasive children’s stories about dogs. However, it tells us more about what we want for dogs than what they really desire. Fortunately for those striving to re-home adult dogs, dogs do not pine indefinitely for lost human families. Read More
Your unconscious may believe it has “good reasons” for keeping you overweight. Hypnosis can help you address these beliefs and make the changes you need to look and feel great and get healthy. Read More
Revealing embarrassing emails, memos, salaries, and catty comments is the newest form of torture. Sony execs are feeling the pain, but internal emails from Bill Gates figured prominently in the 1996 Microsoft antitrust trial, and a rude, drunken rant by Mark Zuckerberg is still online. The sense of violation is real for digital victims - act now to avoid being the next. Read More
It may sound strange coming from someone who has written dozens of blogs about happiness and taught a lot of seminars on the subject, to hear that happiness isn’t necessarily all that it’s cracked up to be. Read More
The positive psychological effects of singing are numerous, ranging from the pure impact of breathing diaphragmatically and the ways in which proper breathing calms and focuses us, through the benefits of distraction, mastery, cognition, emotion, and connection. Read More
In 1977, the government of Nicaragua established the nation’s first school for the deaf. The teachers tried to teach the students how to read lips and speak Spanish. Instead, the children invented Nicaraguan Sign Language. Read More
“Neutral” is rarely a word associated with in-laws; most are puzzling or problematic in some way— attempting to oversee your life, meddling in your marriage, telling you how to raise your children and the list goes one. Here, insights and tips for understanding and "managing" bothersome in-laws and building a healthier relationship. Read More
As noted in a wide array of press about Pope Francis' comments about animals and the afterlife, the pearly gates may be open to other animals. While it remains unclear as to how open they really are and how the Pope meant his comments to be interpreted and implemented, more open and much needed discussion is now on the table. Read More
Following the breakup of a close romantic relationship, both partners are likely to experience distress. However, when the breakup is one brought about by the partner, this distress often translates into rebound sex. Who's at risk and who isn't depends on a complex set of 4 relationship factors. Read More
Although the holidays can be a wonderful time of year full of light-hearted cheer, it is challenging time for many of us to manage our eating—particularly for those of us who crave chocolate. Here are three tips to help you manage your holiday chocolate cravings.
What do we really know about Hitler's personality? Today, in a troubled world of political and religious leaders like the late Osama bin Laden, messianic ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and enigmatic North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, it is more important than ever to understand the underlying psychology of such dangerous individuals. Read More
“How do you stay inspired to act in the face of global scale challenges such as climate change, peak oil, the growing gap between the rich and poor, and so forth? What is it that helps you wake up each day motivated to do the vital work that you're doing?”
~~Michael Dowd, to many of the world's leading visionaries, scientists, and change-agents. Read More
In the iconic movie, Cool Hand Luke, the prison Captain played by Strother Martin uttered on more than one occasion the iconic line, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”
That situation appears every bit as present today as it was then. The reason it continues is what underlies a failure to communicate. And that is a failure to consider.
Those in power don’t care if thousands of people disagree with the Brown and Garner verdicts as long as white supremacy remains intact. Peaceful protests mean that rich white people will continue to live comfortably. Read More
Experts on television medical talk shows (e.g., The Dr. Oz Show; The Doctors) dispense a wide array of advice to audience members. Are such recommendations scientifically valid? A recent study sheds light on this exact issue. Read More
There are two sides to leadership. On the positive side, great leaders can inspire others to share a vision and to work together to achieve great things. On the negative side, there are comforts that come with leadership roles including higher salaries, respect, and other perks. So, when someone attains a leadership role, they are reluctant to give it up. Read More
The view that grammatical knowledge of language is innate, akin to an instinct, has dominated the study of language science for over 50 years. The idea is intuitive, simple, and completely wrong! Read More