Are you reading this because you have a tyrant of a boss? Send him - or her - a 'thank-you' card. The strategy you are about to learn will solve the 'toxic boss' problem for good. And, as a by product, it will also get rid of many other vexations you have - at work and outside.
Like the attention given to pruning a bonsai or weaving morning glories up a trellis, we are the directors of our lives, cultivating dispositions that will take us on clearly defined paths. Online and wired, we can carve out tendencies that are constructive and thoughtful, willingly owning the results.
You literally hurt yourself when you "lose heart." You can break the habit of stressing yourself by managing your expectations. Instead of thinking something is wrong with the world, you can do what animals do when survival challenges trigger their cortisol: keep trying.
The best depiction I have ever seen of cognitive behavior therapy was on the children's television show, Rugrats. The simple charm of this cartoon is that it addressed common childhood fears through understanding and humor.
Depressed men are prone to irritability, and irritability can be deceiving. We can lose sight of the fact that someone who is acting like a knucklehead might actually be suffering, and it’s tough to be empathetic when we’re on the defensive against churlish behavior. Luckily, there are options.
Recently, I had the chance to participate in an intimate salon for 65 women leaders of different ages, hosted by the inimitable Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of the Acumen Fund, and Batool Hassan, a Business Development Manager at Acumen.
Here's a misleading statement: "Language is acquired quite well before the age of 6, but trying to force your children to read before the age of 4 is an effort that doesn't work very well because the brain is not very well equipped to tell the letter 'b' from the letter 'd' and so on,"
Two African American men in a Georgia tavern were asked to vacate their seats so that these could be given to two White women. Racial bias or Southern chivalry? While the lawsuit plays out, a chance to reach out and learn about the experiences of others is missed.