Maybe you know the saying, "When you point one finger, there are three fingers pointing back to you." Jesus said it this way, "Don't focus on the speck in your brother's eye while ignoring the log in your own eye." When cruel accusations fly, we all need to hear the voice of reason that says, "Look in the mirror, sister. You might just be talking about yourself."
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! This month’s theme is Self-control. Last week’s resolution was To increase your self-control, boost your energy level.
I never cease to be amazed by how different people are. We're all human. We all rejoice when troubadors come calling, love our children desperately, and secretly believe we're going to live forever. But then we're all so different.
Humor has been around for as long as there has been humanity -- and considering that chimps and other primates laugh, humor has likely been around even longer than that. In comparison, psychological research on humor is just getting cracking
Cinderella and her Prince may have set the romance bar too high. We live in a society in which “falling out of love” is the chief reason for divorce in the United Kingdom, even toppling infidelity. In the United States, the economy is still the big marital stressor. Perhaps an attitude of gratitude, even in difficult situations, is the key to lifelong love.
Do military dolphins face moral dilemmas? Navy dolphins are classified by the military as Advanced Biological Weapons Systems, each costing Uncle Sam multiple millions of dollars in training, upkeep, and -- in some cases -- initial capture from the wild. What happens when one of them goes AWOL -- and why might one decide to jump ship in the first place?
Because the more we continue to make the same mistakes, the more we ingrain the ineffective behaviors into our lives. Our failures become our rituals, our rituals become our habits, and our habits become our identity. We no longer experience an unproductive day; we become unproductive people.
As infants, before we could speak, we made our feelings known through non-verbal communication. We connected to our mothers with body language, facial expressions, eye contact, tone of voice, and most of all with timing. As adults, we still do.
The tendency toward narcissism creeps into everyday life in many ways. Getting enraged, using sexual language, and shirking their responsibilities lead people high in narcissism to experience serious interpersonal problems that can interfere with their happiness. Fortunately, narcissists can and do change their self-centered stripes.