As I’ve worked to grow my own business over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to consider both sides of the equation. I have made some Go Big decisions that worked out great and a few that left me with anxiety and regrets. I’ve also had some Go Home decisions that kept me wondering what opportunities I potentially lost. Read More
The Sermon on the Mount may be the most radically egalitarian document around. Throwing the money changers out of the temple also put the rich in their place. Ditto for the camel passing through the eye of the needle. Yet, Christianity fosters inequality in practice. It reconciles the poor to their misery: It is their opium. Read More
Many people come into psychotherapy because they repeatedly find themselves in stale, unsatisfying relationships. Why? Do bad relationships actually have something to offer? We began to investigate and found that relationships are sometimes the best place to hide from closeness and intimacy. Read More
You might be worried I’m about to turn into the sex police, telling you what is and isn’t acceptable sexual behavior according to my standards. In fact, in positing the concept of sexual integrity I’m doing quite the opposite. I view sexual integrity as unique to each individual based on that person’s background, values, and life-situation. Read More
There’s no doubt about it: Bedtime epitomizes all the demands and challenges inherent to parenting. And yet, evidence also tells us that getting our little ones — even infants — to fall asleep by themselves and rest through the night is more than wishful thinking. Read More
The huge $650 million donation to determine the genetics of mental illness will probably not much speed up the laborious process of teasing out the ridiculously complicated relationships. Meanwhile we are shamefully underfunding care for current patients. Read More
In part two of this Lead Positive Profile Doug discusses how he makes his introvert nature work for him. Read about his methods for breaking the ice and the positive way he has learned to deal with harsh criticism. Read More
I spent five weeks on the road riding in contemplation and meeting with different experts, scientists, and authors. I started out with specific plans in mind, but it was only when I let go and let the road carry me to new places that I started to experience what the road truly had to offer. Read More
Psychology is one of the top majors in college, ranking only behind business/management according to the Princeton Review. Yet, you commonly hear, “What are you going to do with a psychology major?” “There aren’t any high paying jobs for psychologists?” and the like. Is this true, and what is the value of pursuing a psychology degree? Read More
Some of us hide our resentment and frustrations because we were taught that anger is bad. We were taught that we had to be nice, not angry. We were not taught what to do with our anger when it shows up. It then is toxic to our relationships, our happiness, and our health. Read this post to learn how to give a healthy voice to your anger so you release it for good.
Our mental health system is in tatters. There has been a great deal of finger-pointing and hand-wringing over how things got to be so bad. Some blame lack of funding. Others blame misguided priorities. Democrats blame Republicans. Republicans blame Democrats.
This blame game misses the forest for the trees. There is a single underlying cause of the current mess. Read More
Behavioral researchers have hit upon what they believe to be the basic building blocks of intelligence - a set of skills, known as relational framing skills, that appear to function as behavioral precursors for a wide range of intellectual abilities. Read More