Are all men who betray narcissistic sociopaths or is there more going on in the dance of intimacy that can explain, not excuse the fact that 60% of all men are unfaithful? There is more to the story and the health of all relationships rests upon men "man-ing up" to the requirements of what it means to really love.
Since Politico diagnosed Congressman Anthony Weiner as ill based on his sexting, does this mean David Vitter, Newt Gingrich, Bill Clinton, and Jack and Ted Kennedy also suffered from diseases which -- since they apparently received no treatment -- they died (or will die) with?
People -- especially professionals -- often reject any kind of structure at meetings, even or especially when there are specific topics to be covered and an audience. This approach is disrespectful to all involved, although participants may imagine otherwise.
Imagine painstakingly building your own home, stick by stick, brick by brick, only to discover that the materials all the "experts" told you to use were at best inferior, and essentially guaranteed to rot and crumble over time. This is exactly what's happened to most people's careers.
Be brave. Risk embarrassment. Put yourself out there. Try out that new material. Test it in front of real people. Gussy up the barn, sew a curtain from that old bolt of gingham, reunite the jug band and put on a show!
Sometimes the conversations we shy away from having with our kids are exactly the ones we most need to have. Professor of media, culture, and communication, Charlton McIlwain, hopes his new website, Kids on Color, helps families do just that.
"When we allow ourselves to follow rules that go against our nature of being assertive and caring to ourselves and others, we are in essence engaging in an act of cowardice, and that's not okay. Therefore it makes sense if our children are willing to be bystanders and passive witness to any of their peers getting hurt."
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! Last month's theme was Time, and last week’s resolution was to Observe the one-minute rule. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?