Fathers' Day is so visible you can't miss it! But it also is complex. Some of us can genuinely express gratitude to our father on this holiday. Others may have several father figures, with each representing a unique relationship. And then there are the men who yearn to be fathers but cannot easily attain that coveted role.
Remember: You are the common denominator in all your relationship problems. Wherever you go, your pesky repeated issues go - until you shed a blazing light of insight upon them. Here are 8 empowering insights to help you decide if you should break up or make up!
Conan O'Brien quipped, "You should not fear failure, you should do your very best to avoid it." He then went on to give the 2011 commencement speech at Dartmouth College with examples dating back 300 years on we have long been interested in our relationship with failure and being wrong. What have we learned from our mistakes?
Lately, there has been quite a focus in the media on accepting cross-gendered behavior in boys. As a therapist, a gay man and former (and, at times current) sissy boy myself, I applaud this small but hopefully growing trend.
According to new research, being hungry makes judges give less favorable rulings--a lot less favorable. We all know we get grumpy when we're hungry, but we don't always recognize how much. Being more aware of how the state of your body affects your state of mind can be harder than it seems, but more valuable too.
I have a confession: I'm having a "bromance." You may know the term from the movie I Love You, Man; it describes a close, though non-sexual relationship between two men. Yes, my wife knows about it and supports it.
Many people sunbathe under the assumption that it makes them more attractive. A recent study has confirmed this long-standing premise. Tanned individuals are judged as better looking but beware of the George Hamilton effect!
Ten-year-old Ethan described his headaches as either "pounding cannonballs" on the top of his head or "humungous pliers" gripping his temples. He created a character for them: a muscular hard-hat construction worker holding an enormous drill in each hand, opening up the top of his head and drilling directly into his brain. The intense pain made Ethan weep.
Handsome, well-made tools are a joy to use; confusing devices are a drain. So often, I find, things once easy to operate -- TVs, irons, dishwashers, alarm clocks, washing machines -- are now humiliatingly challenging.
We may wonder what trouble well-known people -- say during the Victorian era -- might have gotten into if they had Twitter. Would they be prim and proper like Victorians of yore? Let's examine that question in light of historical evidence from one very well-known case.
"It is better for you to be free from fear lying on a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble." How "New Age" is that suggestion? It comes to us from Epicurus as he strolled his Greek garden almost 2500 years ago! Philosophy has rung the waring siren against the trap sprung by desire and greed forever. Just basic common sense....
I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in June of 2009. In hindsight, I could see behaviors on my part that were less than desirable. It's embarrassing and uncomfortable to suddenly have insight into one's own undesirable behavior...
Recent studies examine the earliest roots of leadership in children. The parenting styles of fathers and mothers play an important part, and the authors also explore how sports benefits in developing leadership potential.