A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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Michael Friedman Ph.D.
"Computers can do everything. AI can do everything. But they really don't have an algorithm for the human emotion."
"You have to stay true to what floats your boat, then tune out the external noise and tune in to the cosmic noise that comes in on a daily basis."
Remember, whether we like it or not, mental health issues are one of the factors that unite us.
“I want to be able to take every human being as a human being … I don't want to judge people by any other standard.”
"Human lives, and other sentient lives as well, are more important than politics because if you can't ensure the welfare of those things, then politics is meaningless."
We must accept that our journey is not necessarily the best journey for our children.
“Sometimes you just want to close the doors, but in reality, the better path to take is to listen..."
A musician discusses the understanding and expression of anger.
“I've been practicing and reminding myself that nothing is static.”
“If I have expectations that things are going to remain the same, I'm going to get let down again and again and again."
"I've heard expectations described as premeditated resentments before. It's one of my favorite sayings."
"You already have everything necessary to succeed within you. It starts with the thought."
"When I get on the microphone to express myself, I'm no longer mild-mannered, Queens Darryl McDaniels, I transform into the Devastating Mic Controller."
"All you have is your imagination. And I realized that your imagination is the safest place to go when everything out here is going crazy.”
I don’t need my kids to be Scott Ian. But I want them to be their own version of a rock star — someone who made their dreams come true and made believers out of any naysayers.
"I never felt like I couldn't do it. The more people told me I couldn't do it, the more I was like, ‘Yeah, we'll see.'"
"I never felt like I couldn't do it. The more people told me I couldn't do it, the more I was like, yeah, we'll see."
“We just have to trust our inner voice. Follow it. That's all we have to do.”
“Honestly, you have to believe when you have that feeling. You have to believe."
"I don't ever believe I'm doing it alone. I always think that there is some energy, something else there guiding me."
“I think you attract that same energy … It's like this thread, it's this undercurrent, this thing."
"You have this super shot of purpose and adrenaline and you feel great on one hour of sleep … you kind of don't feel pain in the same way."
An artist shares how travel and creativity have shaped her sense of purpose.
I realize the value of helping people break free of expectations, finding their purpose and working towards it.
Twisted Sister frontman on embracing individuality and fighting stereotypes.
Dee Snider, lead singer-songwriter for the band Twisted Sister, discusses staying true to his beliefs and challenging stereotypes throughout his life.
Purpose can be understood as an organizing force that directs us to work towards specific and tangible goals.
"I actively chose to talk about the world that I wanted to see, rather than the world that I was in."
Promoting love, community, and acceptance.
The concept of what it is to be a “rock star” has certainly evolved over the course of my life.
Michael Friedman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in how social relationships influence mental and physical health.