It wasn't until years later, when I wrote Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life, did I muster the courage to share my own story. I wanted to be honest, and I wanted to let people know they are not alone. Most of all, I wanted people to know there is hope.
When Weh-Ming Cho decided to sell his snow blower with an internet ad, he received 1,400 offers. Cho wasn't just selling a snow blower. He was selling "A Tribute to Man's Triumph over Nature." Here is what he wrote.
Cobb called Mall to take a leap of faith and lay her head on the train tracks, but wouldn’t return the favor when she asked him to jump out the window. Clearly, a leap of faith is not always a good idea—but is it ever a good idea?
When you love the world, you both appreciate and care for it. Each of these actions makes you feel good, plus they help you preserve and improve everything you depend on for air and food, livelihood, security, pleasure, and community.
Consider this scenario: It's football season, and games are now on television four nights a week. Stacy is sick and tired of being ignored because of football decides to vacuum during an important game. Josh jumps up, annoyed at the noise. "What are you doing?" he demands. "I am trying to watch the game for Pete's sakes!"
2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome for this last week of 2011.
A Billion Wicked Thoughts discusses its author's independent analysis of 55 million sex-related Google searches. I agree with critics who say the project is flawed. But I believe it would be foolish to ignore the author's ambitious theory of sexual motivation, or the huge and unique data set that supports it.
Whether you're childless, single, married with children, or whatever, if you're a woman, you can expect that at some point (probably many points) in your life society is going to play some head games with you. Are you going to allow it?
Racial problems are a sore spot in the American psyche. Although the ideology of colorblindness may seem like a good approach, it's only a half-measure that fosters racism. The need for colorblindness implies there is something shameful about people of color that we shouldn’t see or talk about.