It's noteworthy that human sexual suffering so often seems to involve narcissistic wounds, rather than simply missed opportunities for pleasure. The link between sexuality and ordinary human self-love is a deep subject.
One of the parable studies in positive psychology is an investigation reported some years ago by Phillip Brickman, Dan Coates, and Ronnie Janoff-Bulman (1978). These psychologists were then at Northwestern University, and the state of Illinois had just started to run a lottery.
It's possible to achieve revolutionary change and deep innovation by making three fundamental shifts within your own awareness and within the consciousness of your team. What's more, these three shifts translate to ways that you encourage an innovative culture of success at your company.
As Buddha said, "It is better to travel well, than to arrive." Becoming journey-oriented rather than outcome oriented is essential for creating our own positive reality in a mindfully spiritual way. I propose a "domino" theory of goal-setting and urge you to give up on the pot-of-gold at the end of the rainbow. Yes, you can still believe in the tooth fairy...
To find out about the animals in your daily life, take the whatikilledtoday challenge: for one day or, better, for one week or one month, imagine and record all the animals that you killed or in whose death you have participated, even incidentally.
Rats and ravens caution us about proudly tooting our "aren't we special" horn. A new study shows rats display empathy-driven behavior to help other rats in distress while another has demonstrated that ravens use body language and gestures to communicate with other ravens. Best to keep an open mind about the amazing cognitive and emotional capacities of other animals.
What's the number one reason for procrastinating? Survey says: low energy. Tackling tasks or chores when we are already tired is a surefire recipe for putting stuff off. So if you are tired of feeling tired, read on.
Family life is complicated and sometimes even messy, though one thing is clear: Positive interpersonal relationships are the single most powerful force in shaping a highly functioning family despite negative influences coming from within it or as a result of external pressure from the popular culture or forces beyond our control.
Long before research revealed the harmful effects of chronic stress, Henry David Thoreau knew that living at a frantic pace injures us at a deep level. He called this life "quiet desperation." It is far more desperate for busy men and women today.
I have worked with many individuals in long-term psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy. Each adapted to their inner disquiet in ways that were self-destructive. Yet they are not strangers. Through them we can recognize our shared humanity. Their pain and psychological dysfunction illustrates the human condition.
Read about and watch Stirling, a young male dingo, use a tool, and also about Grendel, a dog, make and use a back scratcher from a bone. As time goes on more and more animals are observed making and using tools. We must never underestimate the cognitive capacities of other animals.
For the last month of this year, instead of tackling a theme, I'm going to discuss a question: What is the key to happiness? That's a question that can be answered in different ways, depending on what framework you use to address the issue of happiness. The resolution for each week will reflect that week's answer.
Results from the recent National Survey of Student Engagement made the news recently in many venues with variations on the headline "Engineering Majors Study More than Business Majors Do." But a more careful read of this survey reveals a bit more complexity.
The male leads in romance novels tend to work in "alpha male" occupations. Those associated with high status (kings, noblemen), confidence (surgeons, ranchers, cowboys), or power (captains of industry). No middle managers, janitors, or bookkeepers.
I doubt if there has ever been any human culture, anywhere, at any time, that underestimates children’s abilities more than we North Americans do today. Our underestimation becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy, because . . .